May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stamp On It -- California Limited Edition

Ahhhhh.....California, land of my birth down in the southern part of the state in the lovely small town of Coronado.  Possibly if you have been to San Diego, you know this pretty little island......well, it is technically a penninsula.  I was fortunate that both my grand-parents lived in the San Diego area at the time.  One set in Coronado (retired Navy family, of course) and the others in La Mesa on a wonderful hill with a view called Mt. Helix.  My memories float back of trips to visit the grand-parents and the visits to the grand-parents always remind me of their yards and gardens.  Always there were California Poppies.  They seemed to bloom everywhere and everytime we visited, no matter what time of year.  

So my Stamp On It homage to California is "California Forever" and it pays homage to the ubiquitous California poppy, our state flower.  No matter where you go...... desert, ocean, mountains, valleys.......there will be California poppies blooming.  If you are lucky you'll get a chance to visit the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in the spring where you'll see a riot of color spreading out before you.  

In the meantime, enjoy my entry  to the Stamp On It Blog Hop..... 

Inspiration for this approximately 14"X14" piece was from this pattern that I bought as a kit at my guild quilt show in April.  Note that I only used a portion of the design.  I am not much of an appliquer and I didn't want to bite off more than I can chew. 
 Don't forget to visit the other Stamp On It blogs: 

Life in the Scrapatch

Pig Tales and Quilts



The Thimblemouse

Just Let Me Quilt

Words & Stitches

In Stitches And Seams

June 27

Life @ Ruffhaven


Charlottes Creations


Sew Many Yarns

Feathered Nest Studio

Moose Stash Quilting

Jane's Quilting


June 28

Robin's Fabric Nest

In The Sewing Basket

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Just Quilt It

AnnieOak Designs

Buzzing and Bumbling



Hanging On By A Thread

July 1

Quilt Matters


Patchouli Moon

The Slow Quilter

A Loose Thread - this would be me
Janes Fabrics and Quilts

Selina Quilts

Debby Kratovil Quilts

Dancing Thru Threads

July 2

Sew and Sow Farm 


Scraps of Life


Katie and Kwilts 

Em's Scrap Bag  


How ART you?


A Stitch in Time

July 3

More Stars in Comanche

Dachsies With Moxie


13 Woodhouse Road


Traveling Quilter

Jackie’s Art Quilts

What About Rheema?

From This to That

Sew We Quilt

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Start Stampin' It Up......

Today is the day.  The Stamp On It Blog Hop begins.  Be sure and check out all the whimsical, cute, creative designs. Be sure and come back on July 1st to  see my homage to California.  Thanks to Thearica  at Pigtalesandquilts who put all this together.......and to Madame Samm who cheers us on and moves us forward.

Click below to go to the schedule. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Back to the Machine

With the bathroom done and school volunteering over for the summer, I am back at the UFOs in the sewing room.  Of course, I also manage to add new projects along the way or I just play with scraps or sew with the DGDs or whatever.  

Soon, I'll be finished with a project for a blog hop called "Stamp It Up".  My post day will be July 1st.  I'm almost finished with the project.  Last time I joined a blog hop, I broke my wrist before the project was finished.  I feel pretty confident that this one will get done.  Nothing like a deadline to keep one on task.

In between, there have been a few pictures taken of WIP.  Here's what's happening in my neck of the woods. 
Quilt for the beach cottage of a dear friend

Playing with scraps.  Not quite sure where it is going

Won the quilt at the end of the bed at our guild show.  Made the one over the bed.

Sneak peak of the upcoming "Stamp It Up" wall-hanging.