Thursday, January 6, 2011

Home and almost ready to sew again!

I'm home from a wonderful Christmas spent with my family in North Carolina. I thought I would share some pictures of some 'quilty' Christmas gifts I got, including new snips! Santa was reading my blog!

My calendar and a book of quilts from Prince Edward Island (a part of my heritage)

Some knitting needles (I love Knitpicks needles)

A new spindle my Dad made for me

And finally a quilted wallhanging from my Aunt

And now to get back into my sewing room... next up is my scrappy nine patch that I bought sashing and borders for and more Farmers Wife blocks. I am also going to tackle a miniature Double Wedding ring!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Love the wall hanging. Happy to see Santa brought the snips!

  2. Oh what lovely gifts you got--
    have fun with them!!!
    Glad you are back--

  3. You got some lovely gifts Ann. Can't wait for the mini double wedding ring quilt as I have wanted to do one for quite some time now and maybe I can get some pointers from you.

  4. The wall hanging is just so pretty. You look ready to begin to me.

  5. Lovely gifts. Hi I'm new to your blog. Can't wait to see your mini double wedding ring quilt. Now off to read up on your blog. Have a great day!

  6. Hi there - hope to see everyone at the Heinz History Center Quilter's Weekend - thanks!

    Jan. 22, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Jan. 23, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fourth Annual Quilters Weekend
    Senator John Heinz History Center

    The Senator John Heinz History Center presents the fourth annual Quilter’s Weekend, showcasing the unique history of quilting in Western Pennsylvania and encouraging families to share the tradition together. Visitors will experience a weekend full of hands-on activities, enjoy antique and present-day quilt displays, quilting demonstrations, and a quilt book exchange, and visit with quilting vendors and guilds from throughout the region, emphasizing this year's theme - "Old & New." Featured speakers Marty Ressler (Sat., 1 p.m. only) and Jan Myers Newbury (Sat. and Sun., 2 p.m.) will share their quilting knowledge of past techniques and modern additions to the quilting world. The Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project will also be at the History Center throughout the weekend to catalog the history of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s quilts. To make an appointment to have your quilt documented, please contact Brenda at or 724-775-1848. For more information, please contact Erin Murray at 412-454-6314 or This event is free with History Center admission.