Welcome to Friendship Crossing!

Where strangers cross paths to become friends, sharing their love of PRIMITIVE/SEASONAL decorating, CROSS STITCH/ WOOL/SEWING/QUILTING/CRAFTING, recipes and home life.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Jammie Kind of Day

Yesterday it was rainy and cooler out, so I stayed in my jammies all day, which is something I rarely do, but it felt GREAT!!  It was one of those crafty days that you mostly dream about.  Normally it was my 'sewing' day at the local quilt shop, but who wanted to drag everything out in the rain?  Not me!  So I decided to have my own sewing day at home instead. 

I actually got one project done(well, except for the binding) and started another wooly project later in the day and now it's almost finished. (I will show it next time).  This project involved two of my three favorite things - WOOL applique AND a quilt block!!  Can anyone guess what the third thing is???

 I used some of my charm squares from the 'Phenomenal Fall' collection by Sandy Gervais and the rest of the fabric is from my local quilt shop.   The pattern is from Buttermilk Basin and I have one KIT left that is listed in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested.
Ok, don't look too closely, my points are off a bit, but it was my very first time making this kind of block, so go easy on me! LOL  
 I had a bit of trouble 'squaring' up my block w/this one, so hopefully I'll do better next time.
Well, today is my wonderful hubby's B'DAY, so I best get off of here and spend the rest of the day w/him!!  I already made his favorite cake - milk chocolate w/homemade white icing, so can't wait till tonite when the rest of the family is here so we can dig in!! 
Have a great day/evening everyone!  Everybody needs a 'jammie' kind of day now and then!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another Re-do

Yesterday I got in the mood to rearrange a few things in my craft/sewing room, so I decided to take down all my Gentle Arts and Crescent Colours Threads off the pegboard. For some reason, I just wanted a change of pace. In place of all those threads, I dug into my storage bins that I had a lot(but not all) of my craft patterns in and decided that if I had them hanging out in plain view, I'd possibly(hopefully) be tempted to actually make them!! Ha Well, at least that's the plan! I hung them according to seasons mostly and now I can see what I've been hiding from myself!! LOL

For those of you who know me too well, I would actually need a very long, gigantic wall to hold all of my patterns I've accumulated over the yrs., but these are the ones I actually want to work on in the near future. Think I have enough to get me started?? (Hey, I know some of you have way more than I do)~tee hee
I did end up leaving my Weeks Dye Works threads out for now, w/plans to maybe use the smaller pegboard for sewing/quilting patterns. Haven't made up my mind yet, but this is how the other side looks.
I ended up putting all the overdyed threads on big round rings in alphabetical order, so I could easily find a certain color if needed. (I filled two big rings w/just GAST alone)!
I'm hoping this will keep me satisfied for awhile, however, I'm not sure what to do w/all the leftover hooks. I know what you're thinking, I better keep them in case I change my mind again! :))

Onto another book review..........Bethany House Publishers sent me my choice of another FREE book in exchange for an honest review, so here goes:

This one is called "Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl and let me just say that it kept my full attention from the first chapter to the last. I'm not a big fan of books written in first person, but I'll make an exception w/this book. It was full of mystery, a sweet romance, mother/daughter relationships and a LOT of learning to forgive.
The characters were believable, lovable, and sometimes unstoppable in their quest to find the truth. After having read many Amish fiction books, it was refreshing to learn more about the Mennonite people. This book is a must read! I highly recommend it!!

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!!