Friday, April 25, 2014


My BFF, Shirley, always lets me take a gamble on her Gammil!  The fun begins.

We loaded two twin tops at once...I made the backing the same fabric 
(flannel gray polka dot)  and made sure it (and the batting) was large enough for BOTH tops.

Kwilts #1 and #2

Here is a close up of the fabric
Santa's clothes are hanging on the line!

I meandered on the white fabric and did a back and forth line on the blocks...
alternating the direction in each block.

Kwilt # 3 was this Bernatex beauty 
Maria Kalenowski, Lemon Tree fabric line

The fabric is sew busy...
I used a simple meander to kwilt it.
Black thread...I must be getting daring!

I luv, luv, luv dragonflies....
How bout naming the "Flight of the Dragonflies"

Kwilt #4 was my version of "Pick up Sticks"
waiting for the next day....

Loaded and ready to roll...

I was doing a straight line kwilting back and forth
across the entire horizontal length...about half-way done
the Gammil machine began to throw a 

Thread kept breaking...tried a new needle,
different thread, rethreading, cleaning...
Brought it home and THE HISSY FIT continued...
by ME!!!

I had to pin the half finished kwilt down to my carpet. 
Got out the spray basting..(screams) not working!
Back to the floor, pinned it ALL down  to the carpet again 
and pinned the unfinished side as shown. (more screams)

 The right side of this block is the long arm
The left side is my Bernina kwilting.
Guess it turned out ok...all Hissy Fits considered!


 My Bernina was happy I came home to her!

Needless to say #5 kwilt still need kwilted!   
ugh...I am so wishing it was done!

Shall I try to kwilt it or just SEND IT OUT!  
 What "modern" kwilting design would you recommend?  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


No fabric's all about SPRING in my garden.  
 For those of you who like to play and create outside 
come on . . . let's get dirty!

My BFF's hubby made me this birdhouse with materials 
from an old Nun's house that was torn down.   
An early birthday gift!
 I found the perfect spot for it...
Flowers will fill in later and color will pop!

I've been collecting kitchen items to use for Faerie Gardens.  
Hens and chicks work so well in these small gardens. 

A faerie whispered to me as I was drinking
Elderberry wine that she wants to live in this flour sifter.
 I gotta keep it...or she'll play tricks on me!
Flour sifter

Gifts for friends and garden tour hostesses!
Loaf pan



Black and white tin pan

 Just added these blue glass insulators to the birdbath
Mr. Robin isn't sure WHY they are in his bathtub!

 The deer think I'm running a salad bar 
so I dug up their lunch (hosta and day lilies) and re-potted
for an upcoming plant swap.  
Hope to swap them for less appetizing plants!

I hope your day is filled with sunshine and good dirt 
and have enjoyed a little bit of my "Eden".

As for me...
my rib hurts and I have an urge to find an apple!


Monday, April 21, 2014


The winner of my 200th post giveaway 

by random generator
is #2

 Sheri Payne -Twiggs and said


Sheri is a no-reply blogger 
BUT because we became FaceBook friends 
through a swap some time ago...
I was able to reach her via FB.

I had almost 20 no-reply blogger comments
and that makes me sad because 
if you are leaving comments
 ...we who love to respond to you 
cannot reach you and worse than cannot
win prizes, unless you leave us an email in your comment

Head over here to Sew At Home Mummy blog
and see Erin's great tutorial on how to fix the
no-reply blogger issue.

And if you have a blog you might want to follow Erin's
current series going on now to Beautifying your Blog

Thanks to all who left a comment.
Keep leaving them because
I get a gift each time I read one!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Check out my stashin' goodies from Hancocks of Paducah
It is a great on-line store, but I got visit the brick and mortar store!

and know what happens next!
I filled my own Easter Basket
with fabric, fabric, fabric!

Won't this Michael Miller fabric make the cutest baby/toddler kwilt!  
I bought a yard of each!

Lots of fun chevrons on sale..
 this will work well in a baby boy kwilt

and this....

This is for an Ohio State Buckeye Fan...
I see a purse for the fall football season!  
Of course I have other
scarlet and gray fabrics to mix with this!  

The back room at Hancocks has lots of precut  packages
FUN baby FQs 

 1/3 yard pre-cut chevron packages as well to mix with 
those fun baby prints!

all in all...a great selection without breaking the bank!

Linking up to 

Click over here and leave a comment to enter the giveaway contest for my 200th post! and maybe win this...

Contest closes to all!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


This contest is now closed.

In the fall of 2011, I wrote my first blog post 
reviewing some of my favorite kwilt shops 
in the Myrtle Beach, SC area.

Wasn't sure what it was blogging was all about
but it didn't take long to get the hang of it all...
I can't even tell you how excited I was to begin seeing
YOU, following ME!

I found read them
I made commented on them
I took responded with kindness
I wrote tried them

apparently, you are enjoying Kwilty Pleasures


So, to thank you for your bloggy support...
for following...
for reading...for caring...

I want to celebrate with this giveaway!

You don't have to be a follower for a chance to win...
but I hope you are!
Giveaway is open to "all" and
contest will end this Monday, April 21st 
Make sure your email is in the comment if you are a no-reply blogger.  

Just leave me a comment and tell me
if you could meet anyone in the world
who would that be?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SUNDAY STASH - Another Pot of Gold.

It was a very big rainbow to find a couple pots of gold
full of fabric!
Sharing more stash from my fall off 
the "no buying" fabric wagon while I was in Florida.

Halloween FQs $1.50 each
Rainbows End, Dunnedin, FL

Halloween Banners - $4.00 each
from Timeless Treasures (Ocala, FL)

and 1.00 FQs at Timeless Treasures
(Crystal River, FL)


Some fun novelty prints from
Quilt Lovers Hangout in Fort Myers
(regular price)

Fandango by Kate Spain - 40% off
The Charlotte Sewing Center
Port Charlotte, FL

1 yard by Maggie Mae for Michal Miller
and a purse pattern, Hotsy Totsy

in Sarasota, FL

Linking up with 


Fabric Friday Frenzy 
Link on side bar!    

As you are reading this you can be sure of one thing...
I am buying more fabric!