Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July???? What happened to June?

Well, what a whirlwind July has been!  My parents and middle sister, Cyndy, came for a 5 day visit over the July 4th holiday!


What fun we had!!  Lots of good food and fun card games!!  Both my sons and their sweet girlfriends were here most of the time, too.  We had bodies on every bed and couch at night!!


I finally gave my dear Mother her Mother’s Day gift- a pretty peony quilt!  I think she liked it!!  It was certainly her colors!!


We had bee last Friday at Suzanne’s house!


I was binding a fall quilt I just quilted this past week but the top was made at the fall guild retreat last October…


forgot to get a separate photo of it all finished… but here it is in the design stage!


(Can you believe this enormous room is her sewing room????  It’s bigger than my family room!!  Look at all that great light!)


But my bee friends were knee deep in Halloween fabrics!  For those of you who have been following my blog for a while now, I’ve posted before about how Halloween is my most favorite holiday!  And back when we lived in Florida, I had a after school craft business and made all my fall/winter dolls

witch cat

and such to sell at the fall craft fairs during my summers off from teaching.  So, come summer, I’m ready to pull out my fall fabrics and sew on something for Halloween!

Wanda witch

Soooooo, after fondling all their great Halloween fabrics at bee, I just HAD to go home to my tiny sewing room and pull out all my Halloween fat quarter packs…


And as I have an Accuquilt GO! but have never blogged about using it, I thought it was high time to do so….and what is very HOT right now in quilts?  Tumbler quilts!!  So, I am taking pix as I make my Halloween tumbler quilt with my GO! and will post it soon!

Speaking of Accuquilt, they have launched a new photo challenge called “Bust My Stash” Photo Challenge.

bust my stash

They are encouraging quilters to snap a photo of their fabric stash and submit it to their Facebook page to win a GO! and a Mix n Match Starter Set of dies. The last day to submit a photo is on Friday, July 22nd.  Voting will begin on Saturday, July 23rd and finish on Sunday, July 31st

All photos will be visible on Facebook during this time and the photo with the most votes will win!

I have submitted this photo of my own stash closet to the contest, so please go here and vote for me!!


Make sure you enter your own stash photo here, too!!  Such fun with a great prize!!

Be sure to check out the Moda Bake Shop tomorrow…shhhh!  Just a little hint!!  :-)



  1. Your mothers quilt is beautiful. So glad she liked it.

  2. What kills me is that not only is it July, but we're nearly halfway through it, too! YIKES! Loved seeing all your happy pictures. Your little fall wall hanging it darling! Where did the panel come from? It was too cute! Happy day! :)

  3. Hi Polly,

    What a beautiful family you have. I love your Mom's quilt and all the pictures of Yogi.

    I tried to vote for you but the message comes up that the link is incorrect.

    I like your new "Blog" look too. And I can't wait for fall to arrive. Your Halloween quilt is wonderful.


  4. I am officially jealous of that sewing room - it's so huge and so many windows, well we all should have one like that I think! Good luck with the Accuquilt contest. blessings, marlene

  5. Thanks for letting us know about the contest. I love your stash!!

  6. Polly, you have such a great family. Know you love it when you can get a bunch of them together for a visit. I think four of my sewing room would fit in that one -- maybe more lol:) Love your mom's quilt. You can definitely see that she loves it! I haven't visited the bakeshop lately. I've already put it on tomorrows to do list.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer

  7. Your stash is amazing. And so organized! I showed my husband and he asked if I was hoping for the same amount of fabric one day. Thankfully he did not panic when I nodded my head!!

  8. Your mother's quilt is beautiful!
    Halloween is my favorite holiday and im already starting my table runners. I have just started quilting so wish me luck! I wish i was near you i would love to take a class on those gorgeous dolls you make.

    What else are you working on?

  9. Fall and Halloween is my fav time too. Love love the colors. Glad to see someone else is pulling fall farics in July. I hope to finish a couple of fall projects before fall is over this year.


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)