Happy Friday friends . . . it's been truly lovely hearing from you out there--I've missed you too! More than you know. Thank you for caring and checking back here with me again. I love reading about all the things you are doing. It inspires me to keep this blog going. I guess after 9+ years, my feet are dragging a little. And while the blog may sit idle--the time keeps flying by.
I can't believe we are already thinking about Thanksgiving. We're having some family over and will be cooking up a storm next week. In the meantime, I've been procrastinating and instead of cleaning my house, I've been playing around with a shoebox full of vintage transfers. This kitschy coffee pot caught my eye--making me feel like a kid with a coloring book and a new box of crayons.
Only now I can use a design program to experiment with different color combinations. Almost as much fun as actually doing the embroidery. This would make a cute dish towel motif--but it could use a phrase. Something short and sweet. Any ideas out there?
I want to include this with the Bonus patterns offered on the PatternBee web site for December. Then you can have fun with it too.
And speaking of fun . . .
I'm pretty excited to tell you about another beautiful State Flower Quilt pattern I came across. This design block has shields framing the flowers with the state names, in full, at the top. The pattern also includes directions for making a simple lattice-style quilt incorporating all fifty states. It's contructed of 5 rows across, 10 rows down, with a strip border on each side to give it the extra width. Pretty basic. The original pattern wasn't in an envelope so I don't have an official date, but judging from the style of transfers I'm guessing 1950's era maybe.
So, there you go if you are looking for a stitching project to carry you through the long winter months (which seems to have started already!)
The pattern and more details about it can be found here.
If you'd like a chance to win this State Flower Quilt pattern, keep reading. . .
For lack of time and planning, I'll just call this the coffee pot dish towel contest. Put on your thinking caps and submit a one or two-line phrase (in the comment section of this blog post), for the coffee pot motif above--and I will choose one to add to the design. I'll send the winner the new State Flower Quilt pattern reprint in exchange.
And Congratulations to Diane of Lavender Dreams! She is the lucky winner of Mollie Makes issue #44.
Hip hip hooray!