Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Snow Babies

We had some snow this week, I thought I was going to have a nice quilty day. The grandkids had a snow day from school and came to my house, we had to put our priorities in order, so out to play we went and not much sewing got done. I am still working on my little 9-patches for Bonnie's mystery. She has assured us that there will be no more 9-patches after this 180. I will post a picture as soon as they are finished.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Rail Fences

These seem to be turning up everywhere these days. I also gave in to the temptation of Bonnie's mystery. I normally do not like mysteries but with Bonnie as our leader, I had to jump on board. Here are my 100 Rail Fence blocks. Waiting for clue number 2, which will be revealed tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I joined a new BOM called Civil War Heroes, here are the first two blocks finished. Next month will be the large applique center square.

I spent some time today reading blogs, I came across a couple that were working on their Dear Jane quilts. I was inspired to pull out mine and start working on them again, so I prepped a block to handpiece while watching TV in the evening.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quilt Show

I finally had a chance to post some pictures of the quilts that caught my eye from the Quilter's Gathering. There were lots of beautiful art quilts, but I guess I am more of the traditional type of gal.

I have been busy cutting my scraps for my tumbler, I will post a picture when I have made some progress on that, I did manage to finish block two on my applique quilt, it is the Friendship's Garden quilt from Blackbird designs.


Friday, November 9, 2007

A Quilter's Gathering

Oh my, I did not realize so much time has gone by with no posts. I had a wonderful day yesterday, I went to A Quilter's Gathering in Nashua, NH with my sister. Lot's of fun was had, the quilts were wonderful, but the best part was the vendors. I went with a list of things that I needed and it was hard but I managed to stick to it. I bought some red, green and yellow FQ's that will go with my red and green applique that I am working on. I loved Lucy's tumbler quilt so much that of course I needed a tumbler template and I fell in love with this fabric from Jo Morton's new line Hattiesburg so I had to have that also. Tomorrow I hope to post some photo's of some of the quilts that caught my eye.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Summer's Bounty

This is the time of year that the warm weather is waning, you begin to notice the smell of burning leaves and ripening apples. The clear cool breeze is on your face first thing in the morning, and the children have new energy and interest in the season. Autumn is almost here and isn't it beautiful? A time for harvesting, canning, preserving and getting stocked up for winter -- and the perfect time for reflecting on the many things for which we should be thankful.

We will be having our annual 3-day Labor Day sale, 10% off everything in my webstore http://www.bittersweetprimitives.com/ . Have a great holiday weekend.

Prim Blessings,

Monday, August 20, 2007

Fabric Sale

Just a quick post to let everyone know that we are having a sale on my website, all reproduction fabrics 10% off until August 27th.

Primitive Blessings,

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Almost a Finish

Hi Friends,

Not much going on today, the weather was too hot and humid to be outside, so I worked on sewing the binding on a quilt today. I just got in some awesome new woven primitive blankets for my website, take a peek.
Primitive Blessings,

Sunday, August 12, 2007

What is Primitive?

Hi Friends, I finally took the plunge into the world of blogging and have given a lot of thought to what I would write about first. It made sense to me to start off with the word "Primitive" and what it means to me. I belong to a wonderful ebay group, and my friend Kassy came up with this description of what primitive means, I tried but I cannot come up with a better description, so she gave me permission to use hers. I really look forward to getting to know everyone and to share my primitive wares with you.

What is Primitive?

Primitive style is a unique duplication of the Early American and Colonial time period between the mid 1650's and early 1900's. A duplication of something made centuries earlier and found just yesterday.

The grungy look of something forgotten like a fine pair of tallow candles, placed in the eaves of an old barn long ago by their colonial maker...or a misplaced child's doll found behind the wall of an old estate...stained and dusty...suspended in time.

Primitive is always handmade and created in its very own unique way...a sentiment to time that has passed! Imagine finding an old 18th century dresser, lovingly created by a new groom for his bride... brought to their homestead by wagon, worn with the hands of time but kept because of sentimental reasons...finding it's way to an antique shop. To some it would be called junk but to you it is a bit of another era. To you it is perfect and priceless, one of a kind.

Primitive is Early American, Colonial and part of our history. The beginning of a nation when people fought for what was right and little children learned their ABC's by stitching them on bits of fabric...A time long gone but deeply treasured.

That is Primitive!

Until next time, I wish you all lots of prim blessings.