Monday, September 30, 2013

Spooky Eve!

I love October!  October brings some of my favorite things ~ candy corn, mounds of mums, fun size candy bars, and a few fun Halloween quilty projects :)  These are two projects that I designed for Quilting Treasures using their Spooky Eve fabric line designed by Pamela Bishop.  The center is the cute Trick or Treat panel with some pieced borders added to make this first one a throw sized quilt. 
...And how about a quick little wall hanging/door banner to welcome the little ghouls and goblins on the Spooky Eve :)  You can get the Free Project sheet that includes instructions for both of these projects Here on Quilting Treasure's Site ~ just scroll down the page a little and click on Spooky Eve.  You can look for Spooky Eve fabrics available in quilt shops now, or do a search online if your local shop doesn't have it.  Happy October!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Thursday, September 19, 2013

O Say Can You See!

The big Defenders Day weekend in Baltimore was last weekend, and yes our Star Spangled Banner flew!  I can't report back with lots of beautiful photos though, because alas in lieu of previous commitments I couldn't be there ~ Boo! (This photo is actually one I took at the Fort on July 4th of the Fort's flag, not the one we stitched)

However, you can check out Mimi Dietrich's blog for a great accounting of the day, complete with the march through Baltimore as the flag was delivered to Fort McHenry by horse drawn caisson, The Old Guard, and some of the stitchers!

And this past Sunday morning, the CBS Sunday Morning show with Charles Osgood did a wonderful piece on the Stitching History project and the flag flying at the Fort.  The video includes many of my stitching friends on the project, and Kristin giving a great history packed interview, and is of course interspersed with Charles Osgood's excellent narrative.  You can watch the video clip Here at their site.

I'm still awed and honored to be a part of this project.  Now I'm looking forward to tracking our recreated Star Spangled Banner as it makes it's travels around the country :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Spotted this banner at the Maryland Renaissance Festival yesterday, and thought it was timely for Labor Day :)

We spent a lovely day eating, drinking, wandering, enjoying music...and eating some more.  Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend too :)

The MD Renn Fest runs every weekend through October 20th in Crownsville MD, and definitely worth an afternoon.

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sew Anyway...

...I've been away from blogging for a bit ~ and we've been so busy I'm not even going to try and catch up, I'm just going to plow forward and jump back into the swing of things.  One of the projects I had going in August, and I finished several weeks ago was the gift I was making for Heather's wedding.  If you're a Facebook friend, you saw my race to the finish in getting this one made up in time :)

This was a quilt that Heather had started cutting out for herself, but never finished. We're getting several of those types of collaborations on projects :) It's a version of my Chutes & Ladders quilt only made larger to fit her queen size bed.  Happy to have another UFO finished :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn