Monday, April 30, 2012

Sneaky Peeky and New Products

Is it me or did the weekend fly by at the speed of light? Whew! I spent almost 11 hours on the computer Saturday doing inventory, paperwork and uploading new products into our SHOP.

On Friday, I did manage to finish designing a new stitchery pattern.

Here's a sneaky peeky of "A Sampling of Home." It will be available in a few weeks. Don't ya just love those Valdani 3 strand floss colors? I've been dying to use them!

I've also had lots of requests to sell individual pieces of Wool Felt. So I add lots of fabulous colors.





I still have the BFF's (bundles of fun felt) for those of you that just want a bundle.


Need a table top stand for your mini quilt, stitchery or block? Well, I just got a bunch of them in stock.


                                         12" x 14"
                                           6" x 12"

I'll be getting lots more in the next two weeks so check back in the SHOP soon.

Ok, now I gotta get hopp'in on some more designs. See ya Wednesday!

xx, Michelle and the Bunnies

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Friday! - The Peeps

Following up to last Friday's post  "Goose for Dinner."

They're here! They're here! Last Saturday Papa Goose brought the family by to meet me! Yippeee! I ran out to our nearest garden center and purchased some "proper" goose food. Thank you to the very kind, Lorna Appleby, for informing me that bread is Bad for Geese. It makes them anemic and they can die!

These photos were taken from my living room window. I didn't want to scare them and I didn't want Papa goose to attack me for being to close to them.

Such an adorable little family! I looooooooooove little fuzzy butts!

"Come on peeps. Eat all your breakfast so you'll grow up big and strong."

"Are you peeps listening to your Mama?"

"You two stop playing around and come over here.You were told to eat all your breakfast. Now sit here in 'Time Out' for 3 minutes."


"See what Papa does when you're being naughty? Your two Peeps have to sit in Time Out over there."

"How many more minutes Papa?"
"You Peeps still have two minutes."


"How many more---?"
"You still have one minute. Oh good grief, go back to your Mama and eat your breakfast!"

Happy Friday!

xx, Michelle, Harrington, Hannah, Mama and Papa Goose and the Peeps!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Work'in on it Wednesday - Design to do list

My dear friend, Lydia, stopped by to visit me the other day. When she came in she said, "Out of all the decorating styles of your house, this one is my favorite. It's warm, cozy and welcoming." That made me smile really big as it truly is my favorite style too. Those of you that have followed me over the years, know my entire interior has changed five times! (yes...I'm nuts...hee,hee,hee)

Recently I wanted some new pillows for my couch. I had the fabulously talented, long arm quilter, Mary with Quilt Hollow, quilt some bunny designs for me. I'm sooooooo totally loving shades of olive green!

Didn't they turn out pretty? See the bunnies?

I commissioned my neighbor to make this bowl. It has 112 pieces of wood in it. It's really heavy. My sister tries to steal it when she visits.


My bookcase looks pretty good. I bought a new frame for my favorite photo of Harrington and Hannah.

I found this cache pot in a faaaaaaabulous antique store in Charlotte, NC. My friend, Beth, and I were in there for almost 3 hours! The place is huge I tell ya! I had a big smile on my face when I found this.


So now that my home matches my design style, it's waaaaaaaaaaay easier for me to design new patterns. On my design to do list will be something in wool to go under the lamp on the sofa table.


But first, I'm going to hop over here. See that blank space on either side of the mirror in my Foyer? Well, on my design to do list, I'm going to have 4 stitcheries. Two for each side. One of them will be ready soon and in my SHOP.


Also on my design to do list is to make a table runner for my dining room table and to make another Folk-Art Fusion piece so "Peter and Peter the Pumpkin Eaters" can take a break until the fall.


I found this picture at one of my most favorite shops in Fayetteville, NC. I just had to have it! I mean how perfect for a house full of bunnies!


I'm really looking forward to sharing all my new designs and my Folk-Art Fusion book with you. Sometimes it just takes a little visual adjusting (redecorating) to make things come together.

Now then. I think I could use a quick nap like Ortega here. Isn't he cute? He is an original piece of Mexican folk art that I found in an antique store in Savannah, Georgia. His belly is signed by the artist, Joe Ortega. I decided Ortega was a great name for him.

So what are you working on this week? Oh, don't forget to scroll down and follow the link to my FREE tutorial.

xx, Michelle

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Penny Pitcher

Please join me over at Sew We Quilt today.

I will be sharing a Free tutorial on my Penny Pitcher (yes, I'm a penny pincher too! hee,hee,hee).


xx, Michelle

Monday, April 23, 2012

Table Topper Hop

Have you been to the Hop?

The Table Topper Hop that is!


Madame Samm at Sew I Quilt is the lovely hostess, so HOP on Over and visit!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Friday! Goose for Dinner???

"What did you say? What do you mean goose for dinner?"

"Oh this is just terrible. I can't believe it. Poor Papa Goose!"

"How could you Mama?"

"Wait a minute you two. Don't go getting all sad. You know I'm a vegetarian and I love all critters. Let me explain."

"You see, every night I invite Papa Goose over for dinner! Mama Goose is clear across the pond sitting on the nest and keeping the wee one's safe and warm."

"Every night I call for Papa Goose and he flys up to meet me."

"He's such a handsome fella. I love his magnificant wings and the noise they make as he flys."

"We have a lovely little chat about his day on the pond."

"Have a nice evening Papa Goose and give my regards to Mama Goose. I can't hardly wait to see the wee ones."

"I feel much better now Harrington. I bet the wee one's are going to be so cute!"

Happy Friday!

xx, Michelle, Harrington and Hannah  (oh and Papa Goose too!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Work'in on it Wednesday

I'm so excited! Next week I am honored once again to be a guest blogger on Sew We Quilt!

This month the theme is things for the kitchen. I've designed a fun little wool applique project to share with you!
Here's a sneaky peeky!

And another peeky!

Here's the Valdani 3 strand floss I'm using.


I've also put together a new BFF (bundle of fun felt) for this project. It's in the SHOP now.



Sorry for being behind on visiting you in blog land. My dear friend, Captain, came home for a visit. We spent nine whole days of fun together. I won't get to see her again until next March, so I wanted to enjoy every single minute. Her real name is Michelle, but I call her Captain as she is a Captain in the Navy. She will retire next March and move back home across the street from me. I'm so very proud of her and miss her already.

So what are you working on?

xx, Michelle

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Adventures of Harrington and Hannah April block!

Woo hoo! We're on row two of our quilt! Have you been keeping up with us? Are you having as much fun as we are?

This month Harrington and Hannah don't mind April showers. Good friends can weather any storm together! :)


Please note that this block is laid out 10 1/2" W x 12 1/2" H. Since we are working on the second row, you won't sew this block to anything just yet.

Here's how they all look together on my design board.

I don't know about you, but seeing Harrington and Hannah snuggled up below the blocks makes my heart melt! Some days it's just so hard to get any work done with all that cuteness snuggled at my feet!

Don't forget to join our Flickr group (see the side bar link). We would love to see your blocks!

We also have floss, wool and fabric kits available if you are just joining in on the fun!




 Hop on over to our SHOP and get this month's block.

xx, Michelle, Harrington and Hannah

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Friday and a Reminder!

"Oh my gosh Harrington! Guess what Sunday is?"

"Ummm...the 15th? Oh yeah! It's the 15th! The next block in "The Adventures of Harrington and Hannah" Free BOM will be in our Shop!

"Here's a sneaky peeky!"

"Hannah I sure do like these adventures we have each month."

"Me too Harrington, but I still like breakfast better!"

Happy Friday! See you Sunday!

xx, Harrington and Hannah