Sunset - June 2, 2020

Sunset - June 2, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Are quilters like squirrels?

We must be closely related! Lately, my sewing room has become like a hollow in an old oak tree....

No, not for storing nuts...but stocking up for winter....


Batiks....including special ones that my daughter-in-law brought from a favorite Alaskan quilt shop in Anchorage...along with mooses, fireweed & forget-me-nots...

A much coveted grouping of Di Ford's new fabric collection - Cloverdale by Andover - so dreamy...

I just have to share special sewing things recently received from thoughtful friends...look at these beautiful sewing boxes - B J on the right has a husband who does exquisite cross stitch...these are treasures for each of us.

Have you seen or used these? How perfect they are for tucking in when doing needle turn that each one has a pointed and flat end both. A great tool that K (in the middle of our photo) found while attending Baltimore On The Prairie.

And just so you don't think it is all just collecting going on - some late night/can't sleep sewing has all the units (around 2000+) prepped for joining into blocks - hopefully at the retreat next week. Life continues very uncertain at Taylorsoutback - day by day...

Wishing each of you days filled with creativity - collecting, stitching or just dreaming.





  1. Oh heart sings looking at all those lovely fabrics and your blocks!!! what can I say...beautiful. Love the quilt hanging behind all of you, too. Now, those boxes are a treasure for sure. So nice to have talented friends. Thinking of you and hope you can make it to your retreat and get lots of sewing time in.

  2. I confess, I'm a squirrel too. You've collected some wonderful new quilty things.

  3. You've squirreled away some wonderful things.
    Those boxes are fantastic--what a treasure!

  4. It's nice to have some treasures squirreled away, especially during uncertain times. And nice to add some new ones red and white book arrived today.

  5. Love those fabrics. And the sewing boxes? Wow, how fabulous! Hope you are able to have a nice productive time at retreat.

  6. Does the "Focus On Applique" book have more than one quilt pattern in it?

  7. What great collections. I love those fabrics, books and especially the sewing boxes.

  8. I had to laugh at your post. It'd definitely been that way in my quilting room lately--stocking up for winter.:)

  9. Lots of lovelies to drool over in this post!
    Beautiful stitched sewing boxes.
    I too just love that new Di Ford fabric collection.
    Just love that scrappy quilt you are making from primitive gatherings.
    Your glorious 9 patch quilt hanging up is truly stunning.

    Wishing you a fabulous time on Retreat!

  10. Both of those books are on my wish list! It looks like you got some very lovely fabrics. Oh my! So many little pieces!


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