The Pec Thing! Sept 14 & 15, 2013

Set up was on Friday and we're set to go! We had a wonderful day on Saturday! TONS of people passed through the buildings and booths! We got to see lots of familiar faces! It was great!

Our selection for this show includes handmade pillows from vintage linens, lots of vintage sewing notions,  nursery decor,  baby items, children's books, linens, personal vanity, kitchen ware and vintage dishes, bedding and much more!


         
It always amazes me, no matter what the season, tons of women are drawn to the pink, very feminine pieces.They are after my heart :)
For this show we also have purses made from books or vintage board games! They are adorable!


21 Hearts of Psalms 119:18


This week I delivered an order of 21 Scripture Hearts to a dear lady who ordered them all with Psalms 119:18 to give to her bible study group. What a delightful way to memorize scripture! After completing all the hearts, I packaged them in this sweet peach paper box.  I'd like to try this with little scripture pillows next!    



A Patchwork Tent



I couldn't help but share this when I stumbled upon it this morning while online looking for images of quilts. What a sweet, sweet idea for a little girl for the summer! Click on the photo to go to the lil blue boo website for the tutorial.
Gotta love my husband! With much thanks to him, my booth did wonderfully this past weekend at The Pec Thing. He helped me load everything and setup and then stayed to give me breaks (love that floral apron on him ehh???) Then he helped me tear the booth down, pack everything and then unload the truck at home!! Whew! What a great guy! Love you love! Thanks again to everyone who visited my booth. 
See you at The Pec Thing this fall, September 14th & 15th!
Stop by to see us! Building 3, Booth 307.

Antiques, Collectible Treasures and Treats Oh My!

I"ll be at The Pec Thing this weekend, May 18 & 19, 2013, Building 3, Booth 307. I have many, many sweet vintage treasures and linens and am especially thrilled to offer some very sweet vintage sewing supplies. I will also have some vintage quilts from a collector in Wisconsin. She has been a vintage quilt collector for years and has decided to part with a few of her treasures. Don't miss the Pec Thing this weekend and stop by to say hello!!

For 33 Years
The Winnebago County Fairgrounds
has Welcomed Shoppers
to enjoy a Unique Shopping Experience



Over 400 Dealers spread-out over the Fairgrounds
Great Bargains can be found Everywhere....
from Antique Tools and Quilts
to Yard Art and Jewelry
to Stamps and Postcards
to Furniture and Glassware
to Arts and Craft and Everything in Between......
The event is held RAIN OR SHINE!
Dealers occupy over 100,000 square feet Inside
and spread-out over 40-acres Outside

Pretty by Hand


One of my new favorite places to visit nearly everyday! This site is PACKED with inspiration for pretty ideas and projects. She also has a shop with awesome patterns! I simply can't help myself :)

A Quilt & Poem for Baby Clara

This was my first quilt ever! I'd made table toppers and other projects, but this is the first quilt. And for who other than my great niece Clara! I made the quilt in time to give it to Hattie, Clara's mama, at the baby shower before Clara was born. Attached to the package was the poem shown below which I've since printed and surrounded with the fabrics and pattern of the quilt to hang in Clara's nursery. I hope she enjoys this quilt and wears it out with love! 



  Isn't she just adorable!!! And she's always this happy! Sweet, sweet Clara!
                                                                                                                                                                  
 I can't wait to start quilts for the other nieces and nephews. This is soooooo fun :)


S is for Stitch!


Hello and Happy Spring! (despite our recent snow fall)

I had to share this brand new book by Kristyne Czepuryk! It's a must have for anyone who loves to create and make sweet, handcrafted projects. Take a closer look at the authors blog: Pretty by Hand! You'll love this blog and all it's inspiration!

Also take another look at this new book on another of my favorite sites: BunnyHillBlog.com. Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is packed with great ideas and inspiration! Be sure to check her out as well!

Also, visit either blog and enjoy the "Blog Hop" and enter a comment by April 4, 2013 for a chance to win a copy of this amazing book!

Inspirational Lovliness ....


During the Moda Friendship Quilt Along, I came upon many beautiful and inspiring blogs. One in particular that I keep going back to is Small Sweet Steps by Stephanie Ryan Designs

This is just one of many wonderful pieces of art that Stephanie Ryan offers to inspire! Be sure to check out her site and blog. It's very, very lovely!

Creative Inspiration ...

Looking for creative inspiration? Be sure to check out Pat Sloan's radio show on AllPeopleQuilt.com. Pat conducts a live show every Monday but you can go back and listen to past shows anytime. Shows are available for up to 2 years ago! These radio programs are packed with inspiration! Interviews with designers, quilters, quilt historians, authors, etc. It is so wonderful to listen to while creating quilts, or anything that requires creativity!
My First Quilt Retreat
     A Luxurious Treat!

Each guest room bed is covered with a homemade quilt. Old world, luxurious comfort!
I experienced my first quilt retreat this past weekend. It was nothing less than luxuriously wonderful! The retreat was hosted by Quilt with Judy. 14 quilters gathered in this beautiful historic mansion known as Jones Mansion in Mineral Point, WI. I had such a wonderful time and met such nice women that I can't wait to go back! I'm definitely hooked on this quilt retreat!
View into the upper hallway from my room
Fireplace in one of the bedrooms


The entire 3rd floor is the sewing area with room for 14+ quilters and their machines. There are 3 cutting and ironing centers. Big windows flooded the area with natural light during the day.
The Making of a Heartfelt Quilt


This past fall my sister-in-law, Sue, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. During her treatment I invited both sides of Sue's family to come together to make a quilt of our love. I sent out fabric squares to each family member for them to write her a message of love and encouragement. As the squares started coming back, I assembled the blocks, then the rows and finally the quilt.
It was only a couple weeks ago that we were finally able to give Sue her quilt. This was truly the most meaningful project I've ever worked on. Thank you to everyone for sharing your love for Sue with me so that we can wrap her in our love together! Read more....