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Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy Radio

I've been listening to a new station on my Pandora radio called Happy! I'm really enjoying what Pandora has been choosing for me. Not my usual music, but it is making really happy today.

I know that I have not been very regular in posting ( a bit of an understatement, I know!! Right!)
If you are reading this, Thank You!! for hanging in there with me. I promise to do better. I have started a few post recently and my pictures wouldn't download. But on my final try for the day...magically what I was doing all along worked!! I don't understand it but oh well!! Technology will always remain somewhat of a mystery to me, I guess. :-) I'd rather be working with fabric now that I understand!!

I am starting with some pictures of my new Studio..AKA Formal Living Room!! As I rambled around this big house, I decided I no longer wanted or needed to be working out of an upstairs bedroom when I had a huge seldom used living room on the main floor. So after removing some large furniture pieces that I no longer needed and adding some tables and storage I made it a very cozy and productive space. Here are a few pics.

This cabinet was a hand-me-down from a friend that did not want to move it. It holds alot of fabric!

A little Kaffe Fassett always makes me a happy girl!!

My cutting table.. this wonderful stack of Anna Marie Horner "Field Study" waiting to be cut.

Thimble collection and vintage spools of thread.

Home Sweet Home by Blackbird..last block!! been working on this quilt for many years.

Some hexies in progress!!

My favorite spot to do any hand sewing or knitting! I had both wing chairs re-covered
and love them!

"New" Vintage cabinet hold lots of pre-cuts waiting to be made into something wonderful.

close up "73 Willow Lane"

The View from my sewing machine and computer desk
Other chair.. Dresden Plate.. machine quilting in progress!

More fun storage..and my very LARGE TV!! Love it.

Design, cutting, reading! Also more fabric storage :-0
I think there is a theme here.

My sewing corner and design wall..perfect. Basket quilt is a new find, today at a local Antique Mall. It was such a good price I couldn't leave it there! On the design wall quilt in progress using Critter Patch line of fabric and Dilly Dally by Thimble Blossoms, for new grand daughter, Nora Elizabeth, expected in early June... in northern Norway...The Pinwheel on the quilt rack is hers too..much larger, sending it to be machine quilted.

My faithful companion...Penelope Patchwork!

some free-motion writing with Penelope
Are you still with me? I know this is a long post. I do have a few quilt tops to share and then I will call it a day.

This was the  2014 New Years Day Mystery from Planet Patchwork

Pattern: Strawberry Skies designed by Kimberly Jolly from Fons and Porters' Love of Quilting issue May/June 2013
using Incense and Peppermint by Robyn Pandolph

Moda Bake Shop Scrappy Chevron Picnic Quilt
Using Scrumptious from Bonnie and Camille

Ok so that is all for now! More to come. 
Have a great weekend, I plan on spending it with Penelepe, she is always up for day together!
ox Kay


  1. How fun to see your beautiful sewing space, and to read your blog again! Have a wonderful weekend sewing with Penelope!

  2. What a gorgeous new sewing space!
    I love how inviting it is and all the lovely furniture with clever storage spaces.
    Each of those quilt tops are beautiful!

    Wishing you great joy in your new creative surroundings!