Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sewing Doll

You know, we all need help in our sewing rooms.  Someone that helps but isn't bossy.  If you come to PMW you can meet my little helper in person.  She's always on time and always dressed for work.  (I've asked her not to come in her jammies!)  She wears an apron that is pinned on with a wool sunflower.  She holds my scissors in her waistband so they are always handy when she follows me around.  She has a charming spool necklace  that she lets me wrap my thread around as well.  There is a buttoned-on flap at the back to hold needles and small ruler and, well to just cover up parts that shouldn't be seen.   When she's busy holding stuff for me, she just lets me pin her and never complains.  Buttoned eyes, a wool stitched nose and a very thoughtful expression is always on her face.  She never asks to leave early because of a hair appointment because her hair is rusty pins and never hangs down in her face.  I think she's just very handy to have around and you can have one too!  If you can't make it to PMW watch for the pattern coming your way.

Sewing Doll

Angel Wall Hanging for PMW 2010

Hello and Happy Wednesday to everyone!  Just a quick note and a couple of pictures to show you another project that will be offered at Primitives of the Midwest this July.  This Angel wall hanging is pieced fabric with wool appliqué angels.  Primitive and plain these angels will guard over you when you make it and hang it in your home.  There is a wool star in the middle with geese made from HSTs that are stitched between the blocks.  Each angel has two fun buttons embellishing her dress.  Homemade rick-rack can be seen across the bottom of her dress.  She can be dressed up with more embellishments - like fun embroidery stitches or left plain.  I hope you will come play with me at this wonderful Primitive Gathering this summer - July 2010 

Both this pattern and the May Baskets table runner will become patterns this fall.  Oh, and take a peek at my sewing doll on the blog left hand corner.  She's so very helpful when I sew.  She holds my spool of thread as her necklace, she has a patch buttoned on the back for needles.  She carries scissors in the waist band of her clothing and has a fun wool sunflower attached to her as well.   She likes to be pinned and never has to worry about her hair.........rusty safety pins hold it all together.  You can meet her too at PMW.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


This July I will be teaching at Primitive of the Midwest in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
I just finished one of the projects I'll be doing - May Baskets - so thought I would share it with all of you.  It is 20 x 65 1/2 inches.  It is pieced fabrics with wool applique.  It was designed with the center pieced, but plain so  when you sit something on your table you don't hide any of the design.   If you plan to attend and take the class, bring your own table measurement with you so you can make this table runner to fit your table.  I will be teaching two others classes and will post pictures of each project when it's completed.
You can check out all the details for this retreat by visiting the Quilter's Station website:  and follow the link to PMW 2010.   I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A special name

Good Morning everyone! 
It's been brought to my attention that the Primitive Pieces by Lynda pattern club and blog followers SHOULD have a name and perhaps even a T-Shirt!  Sounds like a lot of fun to me.......but, I'm going to need everyone's help!  A new email newsletter will be posted on my website (Gazette page) for March/April very soon and I will be asking  everyone for their help, but thought I'd start right here.  

There are some that already have fun names like, Jan with her "Girl Gang" and Jo with her "Jo's little women"  Both very fun names!

So what do you think?  Give it some thought and let me know.  It has to be short, snappy and what Primitive Pieces by Lynda is all about...

Elizabeth Emma has given me some of her thoughts.....
    Primitive Women
    Primitive Girlfriends

Monday, March 1, 2010

And the winner is..............

A great big THANK YOU to everyone that played in the Make one, get all the blocks game!  Above you can see all the blocks submitted.........from the left top - Linda Owen, Redmond, Washington, Barbara Larrabee, Mansfield, Ohio, Lynda Hall, Becky Hoffmann, Plant City, Fla.   Second Row: from left, Cathy Hansen, Galion, Ohio, Lorraine Hofmann, Little Rock, Arkansas, Cathie Lazoe, Warren, Ohio, Cathy Leitner, St. Petersburg, Fla. Third Row: from left Lynda Hall, Sue Anne Jones, Victoria, Australia (2 blocks), Lynda Hall, Apopka, Fla., Patty Simmons, Missouri (2 blocks), Fourth Row: from left, Patty Simmons, Missouri, Sharon Yeager, Missouri, Sue Anne Jones, Victoria, Australia, Lynn Ray, Gurnee, Illinois.   (To round out the total number of blocks to an even amount, I submitted the three original dark blocks I made for the Primitive Youngins Book).

Pa chose the winner this evening and she is:  SHARON YEAGER from Missouri.  CONGRATULATIONS!  All 16 blocks will be in the mail to you this week.  Sharon, I've been asked by everyone that when you get the quilt together that you please share a picture with us!
Thanks everyone for playing..................!  Want to play again?  Just let me know.