Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Good morning! Good Morning!

Good morning! Today is the day! We're up, Santa has arrived and we're heading out in a while to Grandma's house.  Sending love to you sweet friends.

Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sew Day

Season's Greetings friends!!!  How are you faring this holiday season?   Ready or not it's soon upon us! 

I've been lucky to be invited to sewing group last week and again today!  I took the opportunity to make some apple coasters from Sharon's Apple Season free pattern. You might remember that I made one a while back.    I used the same technique I did earlier for the leaves, fusing two pieces of fabric wrong sides together and cutting the shape with my pinking shears.  I think it's a whimsical way of making a dimensional leaf.

It's so fun picking fabric combinations for these apples.



I just couldn't stop.  And I love my Dutch Label Company labels, they look so cute on the apples.  I stitched them on by machine but it would be cute to hand stitch them as well. 

I popped the apples into a cellophane bag with some chocolates and a couple of caramels and tied if off with the Dutch Label paper tags. 

No poison apples here... just cute little coasters. Wouldn't they be cute with a mug and some apple cider mix? Or just fun to make for the making.  I like that too.
Oh, before forget did you see Charise's Orchard Hot Pads and Apple Zipper Pouch???  Sew cute.   If you aren't familiar with Charise you can find her blog here and her IG account here
Ok friends, tell me what you're up to if you have time! xop

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Perfect 10 Quilts "The Finale"

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS!!!  Today is the final post for the Perfect 10 Quilts Book Quilt Along!  It all went by so fast and it was sew much fun!  You can catch all the quilts tops over on the Jolly Jabber blog today.  Everyone's quilts are going to be so great!
Things here in PamKittyVille   have been kind of gloomy, or like picture day, way too bright with that weird winter glare.   I took my quilt on a whirlwind trip around town looking for some place inspiring, where there is a nice backdrop.  My normal side of this green space faces away from the sun but the grounds crew was there.  The other side is a little sunny, but it sure gives a quilt that stained glass look. 


It was a nice day out and about, if not just a tad breezy.  It's been cool here lately, not compared to places that really get cold, but California cool, late 40s early 50s.

The great thing about a sampler quilt is the chance to work on techniques, maybe pick up a new skill or refresh yourself on an old one.  And with a sew along, you can take your time with one block a week, no rush.  I like them because I am more motivated to be careful if I know someone is looking at the matching spots! 


I love the Flower Sacks collection, thanks Barb for getting the fabric to me. It has been so happy to work with.  Almost as good as sewing with you!

Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for inviting me to quilt along!  What a great group to be sewing with.  Be sure and check out everyone's finish!
Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for following along with me!

Friday, December 07, 2018


Hi there friends! Can you believe this is my third post this week!  Shocker.  It reminds me of the old blogging days. I don't know how we got away from those days, maybe it's the ease of Instagram .  Fast and easy. But I do miss the everydayness of blogs, coffee drinking, road trips, lunch! Blogging was very good to me, I made many lasting friendships.  I was reminded of this over the weekend when I received a box from Sharon.
It might of been 2007 or even before that when my first box arrived after seeing the seasonal Junior Mints on her blog.  I remember commenting that I hadn't seen them and then there they were in my mailbox. Every year since she's sent me a box, and it reminds me of my good fortune to have her as a friend. 
People take a lot of amazing photos with the phones, I rarely pick up my small camera and honestly I've taking maybe one or two with my DSLR and that's it.  I was thinking about it when working on my vacation pictures, none on my camera, all on my phone.  Technology has changed so much.  I remember back in the day you'd  have to ask about taking a photo in a shop, now people just do it.  Weird when you think about it right?
Moving on, some of you might have seen on Instagram that I was working on an apron.  I'm using Kwik Sew 3787 which is the same apron that Elizabeth made me. It's a cute shape and flattering for all sizes. I'm using some Anna Griffin fabric from way back when that I ordered from Sharon. (She says she has a small quantity left FYI)


My biggest concern using anything figural  is the head chopping, so I was careful with the layout.   These rooster motifs are pretty big, and while I did get one chopped off head, it's not obvious.  And I'm thrilled with the placement  of that top rooster.
Thinking of the camera vs the phone, the above photo is with my camera, the others are with my phone.  Honestly I'm not great with either, although the top photo shows the color more.  My phone has a lot of the same options for photography as both my other cameras, but honestly AUTO just seems the easiest.  

One of the fun things about making a gift is adding a PamKittyMorning label that I ordered from Dutch Label Shop.   It makes my apron looks so professional, so 'store bought', which growing up was the goal for everything we made.  I'm THRILLED with the look! Also I am still in love with that PKM recipe print.  Holly really is a genius with text prints.

I think this apron will make a cute hostess gift. Frankie's friend Pam has invited us to make tamales with her in a couple of weeks and I can't wait.  I've always wanted to learn now. 
So that's it for this week friends!  Hope you're all doing great. Thanks for checking in with me, happy weekending! xop

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Catching up

Morning!  How are you?   I hope well and enjoying the holidays and not too caught up in the frenzy.  I know it can be a good time or a sad time or a just all kinds of time in between for people.  Crossing my fingers we can all find some peace during the season.
The end of the year is  birthday time here in PamKittyVille.  Bret and Frankie both have November birthdays, and this year we decided to revive the old tradition of going to Disneyland during the week between their birthdays, which back in the day held a convenient holiday and teacher work day.  

We started out the week heading to Universal Studios and spent a day there.  We hadn't been in years.  It was fun, although honestly those stinken escalators almost killed me.  Way too steep.  Had a chance to meet Hello Kitty, which was fun.  You can see it on Instagram here. 
Disneyland is my favorite though.  We had a blast in each part, California Adventure and Disneyland.  And most importantly my people did!




Christmas decorations were up, and they're always so pretty.  I fell in love with these colorful  garlands at the Rancho Del Zocalo. Everything at Disneyland is so over the top! 

It was lovely weather, no coats required!  ABC was in the park filming their Christmas Special and when Bret and Frankie went in after dinner they were able to see Gwen Stefani perform Feliz Navidad for the show. A fun end to the vacation for them. 
And now it's December in the blink of an eye. Yikes people, the time just flies by doesn't it.  Hope you're well. xop

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Perfect 10 Quilts Blocks

Morning!  We have hit the last week of blocks here on the Perfect 10 Quilt's Book Quilt Along.  Back when I was first invited I thought that December sounded A LONG WAY OFF but of course all that time flew by.
This weeks blocks start off with Rainbow Sherbet.  There's two blocks here.   These blocks are biggies!  The book has a quilt for each block and I love the quilt made with these Rainbow Sherbet blocks.  You can check that out here.


The last block is Rocky Road.  Another big favorite of mine, the block and the candy.  This block is cute and has a lot of movement when used in  a quilt.

What a fun project this has been.  Next week I'll show you my finished quilt top.  THAT'S RIGHT I SAID FINISHED QUILT TOP!  Pretty shocking right?   What a fun project this has been. Thanks again to Barb from Me and My Sister for arranging for Moda to send me the their new Flower Sacks fabric.  It will be in stores February I believe. Thanks again to Fat Quarter Shop for asking me to join their quilt along and providing the book and ruler.  AND THANKS TO YOU for following along with me here! xop

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