Christmas In July

  Now that you’ve set off your firecrackers and burned down the sparklers, its time to jingle your sleigh bells and get some holiday sewing started.  I’m talking about Christmas in July, and the Island Batik Ambassadors are going to help jump start your creative muse with a Christmas in July blog hop. Whether you are an organized sewer who plans ahead or one who … Continue reading Christmas In July

Power of Playful Piecing

It’s play time!  The May challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is Playful Paper Piecing.  The rules were pretty simple: Select any fabric  in the current collections, use either foundation paper piecing or English Paper Piecing, and create something playful.  The projects can be any size but the theme of ‘Playful’ was open to our interpretation.   So where do you begin when you have … Continue reading Power of Playful Piecing

Blame it on the Rain

I put away all of the holiday decorations and my kitchen was looking a little bare. I looked through my linen closet for something bright and cheerful to dress up the table, but there was nothing. I have quite a few table runners too, all quilted. I found one for summer, another for 4th of July, two for Fall, and a bunch Christmas. But there … Continue reading Blame it on the Rain

Distant Glitter

I love snowmen!  They are whimsical and fun, they are playful and happy. The sight of a glittery snowman in the distance makes me feel like jolly happy soul. With the hustle of the holidays behind us ~ I’m ready to welcome the gusty January winds and winter weather and hibernate in my sewing room. Have you seen the Island Batik Fall and Winter 2015 … Continue reading Distant Glitter

Bundle of Blue Batiks and Superior Thread

To Celebrate 2016 and thank you for dropping into Lemon Tree Snippets I’m hosting a giveaway! Comment @ http://on.fb.me/1Pzn3uC  #quilt Comment on Lemon Tree Snippets Facebook page for a chance to win this ‘Bundle of Blue Batiks and Superior Thread’ Happy New Year! I’ll draw a random name from the comments on Lemon Tree Snippets Facebook page tomorrow at 6:00pm (Jan 1, 2016) Happy New … Continue reading Bundle of Blue Batiks and Superior Thread

Healing Quilt

Today, we remember the events of September 11, 2001 and honor those  those who we lost.   I remember the day like it was yesterday, I had two young children who were already at school for the day. My husband, whose office was not far from Ground Zero, was working at home that day. And as I prepared my lesson plans for my classes I watched, … Continue reading Healing Quilt