Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm A Blogger Of Note

Or so say Sandy and Pam of Words of Wisdom, a wonderful blog featuring bloggers of all walks of life, doing all kinds of great things. Every week you'll meet a new blogger, and surprise,
Today it's ME! Hooray!
OK, so if you have no idea who I am and you landed here from WOW, Welcome!
I'm so glad you found me and have come to spend a little time with me.
The idea is to share three posts that you think will give the reader a glimpse into your world.
I have chosen three posts that my followers might have read some time ago but I thought a new reader would find interesting.
Your Child on GPS, Priceless!
Happy New Year!
Charity, It's Simple!

and if you're looking for some funny GP stories you won't want to miss these, LOL!
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Xmas
The Tale of the Easter Bunny
Cello at Homeschool
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I truly do hope you will come back and spend some time with me in the Pumpkin Patch!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vermont Quilt Festival is Next Weekend

Love,Love, LOVE this show. Well, kind of. After attending this show I always want to give up quilting. It's disheartening to see those amazing quilts and KNOW that you quilts will never be THAT good. I walk away shaking my head and just thinking, "why bother?"
But I go back time and time again, and I come home and teach myself something new. I may never be that good but I sure am better than four years there! Do you know that I have been "quilting" (yeah, I don't fool myself, I know I "quilt" with the parenthesis, LOL!) for only four years? Oh, but I have had a passion for quilting for much longer than that... I was a Fabric Collector, and my sister's cheerleader, she was the only quilter I knew and the one who invited me the Vermont Quilt Festival for the very first time. I will forever be thankful for that because nothing will change a beginner's perspective on quilting faster than a look at how The Big Girls do it!
So, if you have run out of mojo and forgotten why you loved the craft...get in your car and head on over. It is sooo worth the drive! I will not be vending, but I will be there, getting my groove back! I can't wait!
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One More Wool Crazy Pincushion!

Well it was a busy weekend here at the Pumpkin Patch but I did manage to squeeze in some fun and look what I completed. It's Pat Sloan's Wool Crazy Round Robin Pincushion. Isn't it adorable? I added the ladybugs and the bonnet along with the handmade polymer clay button by Just Another Button Company. I love it! Ok, so JoAnn Mullaly added the heart with the gorgeous butterfly, and Roseann Kermes added the beautiful flowers with the fancy "wool" hand tag (that thing makes me smile every time I see it. It's sooo tiny. I keep forgetting to ask her where she purchased it because I sure want some to add to my wool cafties.).
Now this baby is heading HOME! Yes, it's off to pat Sloan's place for a major makeover. It will go from mat to pincushion and remember, she has yet to add her own applique to the pincushion so here is much to see in the final reveal. I can't wait!
To see more pics of the pincushions check out my Wool Crazy Album on Facebook. You can "like" me anytime! Hee-Hee!
I have one more project for this week but seeing how it's Tuesday already, I'm not feeling too confident that I'm going to be able to put it in the "done" category... HMMM. We'll see...
Thanks for stopping by. Hope your having fun too.
Come back and see me soon! B=)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm Wool Crazy, yet again!

You thought I had died; huh? Well, I'll have you know that I am very much alive. I was just on a blogging sabbatical of sorts. Life was just getting a little crazy here and something had to give so I've been Facebooking while I work and chat and work some more...". Have you "like"-ed me on FB? There's a little link on the sidebar, so you're very welcome to join in the chatter, just "like" me and you'll get all the updates!
On the crafty front I'll have you all know that the second and third Wool Crazy RR Pincushions have arrived. I didn't do a good job of documenting my progress but I did manage to take a picture of pincushion #2.

This is JoAnn Mullaly's pincushion, yes, THAT JoAnn Mullaly, the one who wrote the Wool Crazy Book we all love. Before she sent it on its journey across the states she added those wonderful acorns on the left there with the gorgeous oak leaves. Then, Roseanne Kermes added the other acorn and the gorgeous crow. I so wish you could all see it up close. Her work is just amazing. did you notice that cute "wool" embellishment?You can click on the image to enlarge it for a better view. It's the cutest darn thing! I added the pumpkin stack and the sunflower. I did a little stitching on the top there too. Nothing quite as fancy as JAM, but heck, she wrote the book; I'm just a newbie, hello?! LOL!

I have Pat Sloan's pincushion sitting on my table... hmmm... man, I can't believe I have to add something to that one. It's already been to JAM and Roseanne. Wait till you get a glimpse of that one. It's BRIGHT! I'm like a fish out of water! My brain only thinks in earth tones, argh! Stay tuned... Oh, and don't forget to "like" me on Facebook, so you wont miss me!