Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Poll


I love this older photo of Abby.  Poor girl not only has hip/joint issues but after googling weight gain and patchy hair loss in doggies and a trip to the vet for a blood test, my suspicion was confirmed -- doggie hypothyroidism.  She isn't feeling photogenic these day.


This is how she feels about the whole darn thing!

If you'll peek on my side bar I have two polls.  Abby and I would really appreciate it if you'd like to participate.  Anyone can do it whether you visit often, leave comments or not.  Oh and it's all completely anonymous.  Thank you and I hope you all have a splendiferous weekend -- I'm channeling my inner Tigger.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Snow


Well the Garden Ladies are itching to start digging and planting but Mother Nature dumped snow on their daffodils.  Abby and I are pretty perturbed about it too.  Nothing says Spring like a fresh coat of snow.  So I decided to share my happiest quilt ever.


Most of us are recreational bloggers.  Some have a business connected to their blog in a sort of professional web site kind of way.  I'm still a simple gal.  I was wondering if anyone knows how to set up a page on a blog that is like a shop page with automatic downloads for PDFs with payment through Paypal.  Confused?  Maybe I need a professional!  Anybody know of one? 


 The winds of change are coming...

~Piecefully, Stephanie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bags


Margaret at A Sampler of Stitches made this fabulous Prairie Tote using Black Washed Denim.  To see more of her gorgeous handiwork please click HERE.  She was waiting to share the bag until she found just the right button.  :o)  Margaret omitted the rick rack/trim.  It's best to put your own stamp on any project.  I love this bag.

If a friend gives you awesome polka dot rick rack, you pair it with black hardware.


Then you buy Dottie charm packs.


You put it all together to remake Just Jane from Uncommonly Corduroy and you name her Dottie Jane!  The solid black and the black and white dots are corduroy, of course.  Corduroy is not necessary, but I heart it.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Food


  I'm cooking my way through Sue's fabulous recipes at The View from Great Island.  Her blog is gorgeous and her food is always tasty.


The ingredient combinations are so flavorful.

I never saw a shrimp I didn't like.


This mouth watering dish is Shrimp Cakes with Asparagus Salsa. 

I couldn't resist eating the salsa with a spoon!


To. Die. For.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The New Lou


Sweet Deer -- doesn't it remind you of Faline, Bambi's girlfriend?  Fantastic buttons from Grandma's stash.


I love the nature prints paired with corduroy in graphite.


Pink?  Yes please.


This is Travels with Faline, a new version of Travels with Lou from my book, Uncommonly Corduroy.  I like to remake certain projects when the fabric speaks to me.  I'll be at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh next month and this is coming with me as well as most of the projects from my book.  Now I need a new outfit!

Oh and please click on over HERE to see Jeanna's version of Travels with Lou and what she named her bag and why.  She blogs at Slammin' the Screen Door.  LOVE that name.

And finally, Happy Birthday to my sister, Sharon.  Sister Sharon is the bag on my book cover.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sweet Things

 

Bunny Button Love!


Spring is here and Easter's coming.  These bags would make adorable Easter baskets.


This is Hailee Bag.  She can be found HERE and HERE.  The pattern is a PDF and only $4.00.  Hailee is my great-niece and she's expecting a brother or sister very soon.  I wonder if I'll get to create a new bag for a little girl?  Or perhaps a new quilt design for a little boy?

~Piecefully, Stephanie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Soldier and His Quilt


Today I'm wearing my Fort Hood, Texas t-shirt in solidarity.  This soldier and his quilt will soon be leaving Fort Hood and coming home and it can't happen soon enough.

~Piecefully, Stephanie