Friday, February 26, 2016

The Big Quilt Show is in Town!

Once a year, those interested in the needle arts have a wonderful show to look forward to here in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It lasts for 4 days and I have been know to go each of the four days in years past. Yesterday was the first of the four days this year, and I made a quick run through checking out the hundreds of vendors - and stopping at my favorite. Each year I buy threads, beads, tiny buttons and trims from this shop:

I first saw Cindy Oravec on the Simply 
Quilts show years ago! Imagine having her and a bit of her shop right here!
Do check her website:
I'm off soon for another day of shopping!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

First Daffodil

Spotted this tiny bloom yesterday! I think this is one of the earliest sightings of the first daffodil of the year. This is a miniature variety and always bring joy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Yankee Doodle

I recently finished and shipped a special order for a red, white, and blue bear.
This is Yankee Doodle!!

He's such a cutie up close, I think!

It was pretty col while I was making him, so I thought he 
needed a mohair scarf.

He also traveled with a white hat as well as a red one. A guy needs
a change of wardrobe, don't you think??
So glad his new Mom - Margaret - was pleased. She
only had to wait a little over a year!! Do you remember
a red, white, and blue bunny I posted - well this
is his cousin. What a pair, eh??