Monday, February 29, 2016

Block 5 - Simple Simon - The Splendid Sampler Sew Along

Block 5 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along is called Simple Simon. Click on the photo above to download your next block pattern. This block has been designed by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods. You must stop by and visit Celine's blog to see how she put these blocks together. Click here to visit Celine.

P.S. I have not had a chance to work on block 4 yet. I'll post pics when they are complete.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Thy Word is Truth

For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities all things were created through Him and for Him. ~Colossians 1:16

Friday, February 26, 2016

Springtime Wishes Celebration

The Old Farmhouse Gathering team is gearing up for their Springtime Wishes Celebration. This amazing event will begin on February 28th and run through March 13th. All shops that are participating have been busy creating brand new items just for YOU!!!

Mark your calendars!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Block 4 - Happy, Happy - The Splendid Sampler Sew Along

Block 4 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along is called Happy, Happy...and who wouldn't be happy with a vase filled with flowers? The techniques used for this block are applique and embroidery, however, my first thought was to give this block a little dimension and creating Yo-Yo's for the flowers or maybe buttons or a combination of both!!! Hmmmm...what to choose?

Don't know how to make Yo-Yo Flowers? Here's a quick video showing you how:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Colors of Spring

The Colors of Spring

So much to see from the OFG Team!
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Spring Blooms Fabric Bunting -  Party Flag - Fabric Flag - Fabric Banner - Photo Prop
Easter Bunny Gourd with Carrot Easter Decoration Holiday Decoration Spring Bunny Gourd Dried Natural Gourds
SPRING in paper mache letters - Easter Spring Decoration
Spring Decor, Spring Sign, Easter Decor, Easter Sign, Gardening Sign  - Plant, Grow, Bloom Spring Blocks
Primitive Easter Rabbit, Primitive Rabbit, Easter Bunny, Spring, Easter, Rabbit, Bunny, Folk Art Rabbit
Spring Decor, Butterfly Decor, Yellow Butterfly, Garden Decor, Nursery Decor, Rustic Decor, Rustic Spring, Primitive Spring, Farmhouse Decor
Quilt Pattern, Prairie Bouquet, Pieced and Appliqued Quilted Wall Hanging, Wildflower Quilt, Spring Decor, Timeless Traditions, PATTERN ONLY
Primitive Fat LiL ROBINS Winter Spring Birds Three (3) Bowl Filler Ornies OFG HAFAIR Teams
Spring Chick (head down)
Purple Wildflower Wreath, Summer Wreath, Spring Front Door Wreath, Country Wreaths, Summer Door Decor, Everyday Wreaths, Wreath for Doors
SPRING, Yellow & Mint Green, Word Blocks Set
Country Primitive Bunnies -  Set of Three - Solid Wood - Shelf Sitter or Wall Hanging - OFG, FAAP, HAFAIR, Team HaHa
Easter Spring Rabbit Bunny Art Doll in purple dress
Spring Fabric By The Yard Susan Winget Collection Garden Words Nature Thoughts Quilting Sewing Fabric
Hippity Hoppity A Primitive Folk Art Spring And Easter Shelf Sitter Doll
Happy Spring~ Primitive Pillow Tuck~ Easter bunny~ Primitive Easter~pillow tuck~ hand dyed wool and vintage quilt~ purple~ flowers

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lots of Love

Block 3 - Lots of Love is a little trickier and takes a little more time to complete. Lots of little pieces, sewing on bias and matching of seams. Take your time and with a little patience, your block will turn out perfect! My only struggle with this block is slowing things down - from the cutting, to the sewing and the pressing. I like to go from 0-60 in no time flat (I guess that's why they call me Lead Foot Lucy!) and to have to be a little fussier made it all the more challenging for me. All in all, it took about 1 1/2 hours to complete each block. Worked up really well and I love the different colorways.

Hope you are having as much fun as I am working on your quilt blocks!!!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Block 3 - Lots of Love - The Splendid Sampler Sew Along

Block 3 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along is called Lots of Love. This pattern and tutorial will includes piecing techniques and a link to create a beautiful bonus mini quilt. Make sure you check that out - it is AMAZING!!! To create the Lots of Love block, click on the photo above for the pattern.

If you are new to quilting or just getting started, there is a free basic class on Craftsy to help you get started. Click on the image below and sign up for your FREE class today!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thy Word is Truth

Loving others is not always easy to do, especially those who are not easy to love. 1 John 4:21 says that if I love God, I must also love my fellow believers. This does not necessarily mean in a mushy, gushy way. I can love in a variety of ways - through prayer, how I speak to them, do a simple act of kindness (shovel their sidewalk, bring flowers, have a pizza delivered...), being available if they need help (a shoulder to cry on, babysitting, a ride to the doctor...), meeting a need they may have (buy a bag of groceries, pay an electric bill...), etc.

What are some ways you can love others today?

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Block 2 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along is called Wings. This block takes a little more experience because of the half square triangle blocks and the need to match points. These three blocks took a total of about 3 hours and I really like the way they turned out.

If you would like to embroider antenna at the points of your half square triangle, you can do that too. This will create the illusion of butterflies, hence the name Wings!

If you haven't signed up to follow along (I should say Sew Along!), click on the graphic in the right sidebar.

I can't wait till block 3 is posted!

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Think Spring!

Think Spring!

an OFG Team Treasury
Adorable Vintage Elephant Planter remade into Pin Cushion
ACEO Original Watercolor Fly In
Oven Mitt, Hot Pad, Oven Gloves, Cooking Mitts, quilted oven mitt, apple decor, kitchen accessory, cooking gift, pear, red kitchen
Primitive Pig-Primitive Rag Doll-Spring Decor-Primitive Decor-Valentine's Gift-Ballerina Doll-Primitive Valentine
Turquoise Hydrangea Wreath, Spring Wreath, Summer Wreath, Birdhouse Wreath, Front Door Wreath, Hydrangea Decor, Wreath for Door, Turquoise
Set of Four (4) All Cotton Crocheted Scrubbies, Facial Scrubbies, Double-sided, Bath Scrubbies, Pink, Orange, Blue and Lime Green Scrubbies
Wool, Aquamarine, Overdyed Felted Wool
Mixed Media Fiber Art Hanging - It just Blooms - Turquoise and Gold
Happy School Children Bottle Cap Magnets Set of 6
Lilac Scented Soy Handmade Clamshell Wax Melt/Tart Ofg Team
Colorful Butterfly Magnets, Tole Painted Butterflies, Summer Time Butterflies, Hand Painted Magnets, Blue, Pink, Purple Butterflies
Full Retro Apron with 3-tier ruffle skirt
Primitive Christmas Tree Pillow~ Christmas pink and purple~ vintage doily~ christmas decor~ Pink Christmas Trees
Spring Folk Art Painting Wood Plate -MADE TO ORDER- Easter Egg, Bunnies, Original Spring Scene Primitive Decor, Pastel Colors, Ooak,
Mad Hatter no.1 Orig. Colored Pencil-Print
Queen Elsa Quilted Pillow Cover Frozen Themed Pillow Cover

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Block 2 - Wings - The Splendid Sampler Sew Along

Block 2 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along is called Wings. This pattern and tutorial will include piecing and embroidery techniques. To create the Wings block, click on the photo above for the pattern. Make sure you check out the other designer links...lots of great information to help you on your quilt journey. So go ahead and download the pattern, grab your fabrics...maybe even get a few friends together...and get started today!

Once your block is finished, you can even add your photo to The Splendid Sampler Sew Along blog!!!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hearts Aflutter

My first blocks in three different colorways. These worked up fairly quickly. In fact, all three were completed in about two hours. Piecing was easy and perfect for a beginner. I appliqued the hearts by glue basting the seam allowance in place and stitching with clear thread using a blind hem.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Block 1: Hearts Aflutter - The Splendid Sampler Sew Along

Block 1 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along is called Hearts Aflutter. This pattern and tutorial will teach piecing and applique techniques. To start The Splendid Sampler Sew Along click on the photo above for the pattern. So go ahead and download the pattern, grab your fabrics...maybe even get a few friends together...and get started today!

Once your block is finished, you can even add your photo to The Splendid Sampler Sew Along blog!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thy Word is Truth

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ~1 John 4:16

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Product Review - Sunstruck Wood Needle Set: UPDATE

UPDATE: While I absolutely love my wood knitting needles, I'm not very fond of this. Working a pattern in size 5, the needle broke. Was glad I had the size needed in my metal circular size 5!

I recently purchased an interchangeable knitting needle set from Knit Picks. Rather than purchasing individual cable needles, I thought that this might be a better way to go. It would save on precious space as well as reduce the cost.

I've been working with them for the past few days and I must say they are great!!! The wood needles glide beautifully through the yarn with no snags or pulls at the attachment joint.

Included in the package that I purchased (there are others available) are sizes US 4 - US 11, 4 cables - 2 each of 24 & 32" length, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys. All come nicely packaged in a clear vinyl pouch to keep everything nice, neat and in order.

Each needle has the size stamped on the end. This is helpful to me since I'm never quite confident when it comes to using the sizing tools.

The little metal key gives a little more leverage when it comes to tightening down the connection between the needles and the cable. Take a minute to watch the video below to see how it is done.

To purchase your own set of Interchangeable Needle Sets, click on any of the photos above. This will take you to Knit Picks main site. Have fun looking around. 

I've also purchased quite a bit of yarn from them. Their prices are reasonable and the quality is amazing.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a paid endorsement. The views and opinions are my own. I just wanted to share with you what I feel comfortable endorsing, not only the product but the company in general.