Sunday, October 4, 2015

Last of the Summer Roses

Hello lovelies! 
I hope you are all having a splendid October thus far! 
We've had such a crazy Summer!  Our Mom was sick in bed ALL Summer as well as one of our sisters, and her husband had to be away for work, so we've also been taking care of our 4 year old niece.
Needless to say, we haven't got around to much of anything else. Sorry for the LONG absence!
I did manage to take a very few pictures of some things we did this Summer. Such as picking flowers from our much overgrown garden. I hope you enjoy them!

God has been gracious and loving and has provided everything we've needed and taught us much. And of course, what would we have done without our dear friends who have helped and encouraged us so much! If you're reading this, thank you so, so much!

I know this isn't very Autumnal, but... Happy October! 
♥♥♥ Marguerite 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Dresses


Are you enjoying Summer? I hope so!
I have been loving the sunshine, thunder storms, popsicles and flowers all around!

Also, some free time to sew! I made a dress for each of my 3 nieces.

I only have pictures of two though! Oops!

The pattern is the Sweetheart Dress from Very Shannon . She has the most adorable little girl dress patterns.

The skirt fabric for this next one I got at The Stitchin' Post in Sisters Oregon, during the annual Sisters Quilt Show. I couldn't resist it! It's too cute! The other fabrics and the HEART BUTTONS I got at Joann Fabrics. ♥

What have you been making this Summer? Do tell!

xo Marguerite

Monday, June 1, 2015

Free Printables from Pretty Wit!

Just thought I'd show you a little sample of the free calenders that Pretty Wit are offering.
At the beginning of every month they post a new calender (or two!) on their blog.
I use them all the time. They're very pretty (and useful) on my desktop and they look fabulous in my room.
In fact I rarely take the old one down when the month is over. ;) And all the extra little tidbits of free printables and diy's are always fun to see and use!

June is here so get their newest free calender!

Happy Summer!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Freebies from Pretty Wit!

Hello all!

Over at Pretty Wit, they just posted their "Frenchie" April 2015 Calendar!

Head on over there for some other delicious freebies and tune in each month for your own free calendar page!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Another finished quilt!

What?! Two finished quilts? I finished this pretty 60's quilt during a very lovely sewing weekend with my two fellow spinsters and our very good friend Anna of The Willow Nest!

We were given this quilt top a few years ago and I finally decided to finish it! I love this quilt to pieces (pun very much intended). It's filled with so many pretty fabrics and it's so bright and cheerful without being too dated. Ooh, AND I finally got to use the beautiful vintage sheet that I won in a giveaway several years ago to back it! I love the result!

 The next three photos are of my three favorite fabrics in the quilt.

 I had to cut one row of squares off of the finished top so that it would fit the vintage sheet I wanted to use for the back. I didn't want the strip to go to waste so I cut it in half  and added it to two of the corners on the binding.  The rest of the binding is a yellow gingham!

It's super cozy and warm!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

My Irish Chain Quilt

I recently finished a quilt that has been in the works for oh...4 or 5 years maybe? It is an Irish Chain pattern I found in a book called Big Book of Scrap Quilts. The pattern is called Jenny's Flower Garden. I used all scraps from my stash including scraps from a civil war ball gown, a failed green linen dress project,  a button up shirt, a pair of pajamas, a baby quilt and other random scraps from my stash! It feels so good to use up so many! Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.

The whole thing is machine quilted in a diagonal pattern with PURPLE quilting thread! In each white square I hand quilted these pretty flowers. Honestly, I think the hand quilting was my favorite part of the process.

It is bound in scraps from my Civil War Ballgown!

And here is the back. A pieced together back with a bunch of  pastel scraps and muslin from my stash!

 I have to say I didn't enjoy making this quilt as much as I thought I would. There were just too many little corners that had to match up with each other. That is why it's so small. Originally I was going to make it at least a double size but I ran out of steam and ambition. That being said, I really love the finished quilt and I'm so glad that I stuck with it and finished it.