Monday, August 25, 2014


Well, I have had stacks and stacks of buildings and houses sitting around and yesterday Connie came over and we grabbed some of them and started sewing a neighborhood.  There is still more to do and we have another row that is in pieces and a nice border picked out to surround the while thing. I plan to do some embroidery and add buttons for flowers, some rick rack here and there and maybe a small bird or two. 

    Some of you in my block exchange will recognize YOUR house! I have both friend's houses and my houses and trees from the tree swap we did. The houses were smaller so the tall trees are put away with more houses and we will probably do those too.

    While looking through the vault of blocks and things to sew together we found some great Fall blocks I had forgotten about so those will be put together into a little wallhanging to take to Salt Lake and other places I travel.
It is so much fun sewing with a friend.

     We put some Pandora tunes on and we both just sew and invent and laugh. It is really fun and this won't just be an ordinary house after house quilt. It will be unique and happy and little surprises if you look!  It is those surprises that make sewing things like this fun. We both agree that to be surprised is delightful and so fun and we love this aspect of creating! Keep in mind this is only the beginning of this wallhanging and you will love it once it is done!
I am going to offer the quilt below as a workshop in Lancaster PA if they choose it for AQS.  It is a fun Flower Power class and I have some ideas for really fun pots if you would like to change them. Color makes these sing!
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This is the culmination of many swaps we did in my swap group. Rebecca Shafer my clever friend is putting hers all together. This would be a fun workshop if your guild might be interested.It would have to be at least two day
The leaf below is just one of the things I am using to build a nice little Fall Wall hanging...color and shape makes Fall images wonderful
More PARTS from my Fall Wallhanings...I actually have more parts than I need...isn't that nice? LOVE my crazy crows and owls...just wait until you girls see them!

This has been a lovely week for me and I feel a lottle Fall in the air even though it is still quite warm-my tomatoes are in abundance and the squirrels outside are digging up my yard hiding nuts and who knows what else -sigh. I do sleep better in the Fall and I love to take deep breaths of the air as I walk. I am thankful for many many blessings and you are on that list. Hope to see you this year or next for laughs and creating and fun! Let's explore and invent!


  1. Thank you, Mary Lou, for sharing the great neighborhood! It looks like a fun place to live, doesn't it?

    Loved the Moonions too. The Fall quilt surely will be beautiful - pumpkins and leaves and birds, oh my!

  2. I love how you are interspersing our polka dot and aqua trees into your neighbourhood. I see my tree amongst the group.

    I like how the neighbourhood is coming together. Very inspiring to get my houses and trees out and see what I can do with them.

    Thanks Mary Lou.

  3. The neighborhood is SUCH fun . . . too bad Lancaster is such a hard way to get there from here. Had such fun in the JCCFS class - would love to do it again!

    Take care - sending hugs!