Friday, April 28, 2017

Double Wide!

Good morning friends! How has the world been treating you?   Lots of alternating rain and shine here in PamKittyVille.  I LOVE IT. There's just enough sun to get me through the gloomy days.  The hills are green and my plants are thriving.  Lots of time puttering around in the yard, doing nothing really but admiring all the spring growth. I make no excuses, I have to enjoy all the benefits of the rain while I can.  I know it won't last forever. 
A couple of weeks ago my friend Barb from Me and My Sister sent me their new Double Wide Dresden Ruler and a a bunch of super cute patterns to try out. And holy cow look at that cute little pack of Frolic!  

Me and My Sister Double Wide Dresden
I wanted to try it right out, so I pulled out that cute Dragonfly pattern and got busy! I really love these, those cute pieced antenna and the easy  appliqued wings.  It's a snap to make.  I used invisible machine applique to stitch them down, but you can use any method your like.. straight or blanket stitching or even hand stitch them down.   

Double Wide Dresden
I'm so lucky to have such clever friends who brighten my day with their generosity.  Barb and I are long time pals and I wish we were geographically closer so that I could hang out with her on a regular basis.  Those sisters, Barb and Mary, are hilarious, and I love all the fun things they do on their blog, you should take a peek.
Hope you hop over and check out what Barb and Mary are up to, and check out their cheerful fabrics and all their amazing patterns.  So many clever  and cute projects!  Have a great weekend everyone!  Thanks for meeting me here! xo

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Sometimes you happen upon something that is so sublime you have to stop what you're doing and make one.    I love little mushrooms, as you friends know.  Anyway, I was cruising around on Instagram when I came across a bunch of little mushrooms cropping up.  I found the original pattern at Larisa's blog, Stitching Notes.

You too can download the free paper piecing pattern.  Don't paper piece?  Well it's not hard, I was able to do it.  So you should try if you're a fan of little mushrooms as well.  If you need some inspiration, check out Instagram here on the #stitchingnotespattern hashtag.. so much cute!  And check out Larisa's IG feed here.  Lots of  adorable things to be seen there.
What are you up to? 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When good ideas good bad

Over the years I have been the recipient of some lovely items from blogging friends.  Blogging has changed over the last ELEVEN years, and while I love the new social media platforms, I remember the old days with great fondness.
Old friends may remember when I received this wonderful owl made by Laurie of Old School Acres.   I have carefully guarded it over the years after I blogged about it here in 2008, keeping it from harm and by harm I mean DUST.  Because I AM THE WORST.

He's still in his pristine condition.  I've looked for good display solutions over the years and today I figured I'd hit on pay dirt with this cute cupcake stand at the Dollar Spot at Target.   It's got scallopy edges, and for those that can resist those cute scallops there's plain ones.  And then also larger cake stands.  Just an FYI.

Target cupcake stand
I've been looking for a cute cupcake stand figuring if I could find a nice dome, my owl could stand on it and be safe. 

cupcake stand and wide mouth jar

After months of fruitless searching for domes, enter my bright idea, the wide mouth mason jar.

owl in captivity
Ooops. Maybe not my best idea.
Hope you have  a nice week friends. I appreciate your visits! xo

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Exciting times !!!    Today we're celebrating the release of The Splendid Sampler book! 

I was so excited to be inclulded in this great project by Pat and Jane.  Today on  the Stitch This! blog there's a great Q&A post with Pat and Jane and I hear rumors of  big give aways prizes by  sponsers Martingale, Moda, Aurifil, Schmetz Needles, and Reliable Irons that are up for grabs!
You can check out more images from the book here!

Monday, April 10, 2017

True confession

Hi there, how've you been?  Still struggling with the virus that has it's iron grip on PamKittyville, but I hope we're REALLY kicking it the curb this week and not just getting kicked ourselves.  We'll see.  So far it's the thing that never leaves. 
But I did get out, had to run a quick errand that put me over near the Cost Plus, so I treated myself  to a little shopping.  I didn't buy much, but I did get this cute tin of Walkers  Shortbread. 

It's about 5" x 3 1/4" and it's completely cute.  And look at the cookies inside.  Union Jacks.  Union Jacks people.  Remember when we were all about Union Jacks?  I mean quilts and mugs and more mugs and pin cushions and tea cozies.  And everything. We couldn't quit the Union Jacks? 

And then we all moved on to something else.  I don't even know what replaced the Union Jacks.  But British stuff always catches my eye, like on Instagram when someone posted pictures last week of floral bags or tea towels from the UK  which sadly I can't find now.. it was all I could do not to jump up and head to Home Goods to find them!  But back to the tin.  I just know that someone will get this tin and turn it into the cutest little sewing box ever  and then take the most delicious photo of it, with the cookies of course and maybe some coffee or tea in a perfect mug and my I WILL LOSE MY MIND OVER IT.   Then I would have to search the planet for the tin and it would already be gone and I would only be able to find it from some place that had it for an exorbitant price and lets not even talk about the shipping.... and then it would come and I wouldn't be able to open it or even worse eat the cookies and would set it aside and then pile something on top of it and then forget about it.  Till the next time I saw it. 
So if you see a cute sewing tin made up and photographed I'm not sure if you should tell me or not. 
Have a great week everyone!!! xo

Monday, April 03, 2017

Two By Two

GOOD MORNING!!!  How have you been?  We've had some lovely spring sunshine here  in PamKittyVille. I couldn't love it more!!! 
Two By Two Quilt
I FINALLY got the binding sewn down on my Two By Two quilt!  I'm so lazy about these things.  I really love how it turned out, Holly's great design and scallop fabric and Amy's wonderful quilting makes it! 

Two By Two Quilt

Two By Two Quilt

Hope things are going well with you!  I'm just getting over a crappy cold and I'm into the coughing zone.  What a pain that is, but thankfully it won't last forever.  I'm glad for some really nice days to open the windows and let some fresh air blow through the house to clear away the stale germy air!
Hope you have a great week friends! xo

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