Rainy Days are for sewing

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m off to teach at our local quilt shop Thimble Creek today.  We’re making wool snowmen pillows in January!  Unheard of you say?  Just think of the start these ladies will have.  Remember how fast last year flew by?

Here’s our project for today…


Snowballs is a fun, quick and best of all EASY pattern!  You’ll find it here on my website.

Since I’m on the subject of snowmen, I thought you might enjoy seeing this quilt!

I spoke at the Diablo Valley Quilter’s Guild last week (what an incredible group of people), and this quilt (Snowbound) was made by Mary Anne the President of the guild!   I love the red and the beige together and can you see the plaid border peeking out?  She really had me with the polka dots.  I just love them!

Then I looked a bit closer and noticed her embellishments…they were perfection.  Just look at the little silver beads she stitched on the angel’s wings!

Thank goodness for my iPhone.  The camera in the new phone is great and it’s always with me.

I have more pictures to share!

Jeaneane sent me pictures of her birthday cake made by her daughter-in-law Victoria Graham.

  Are you ready?

This cake is a work of art!  It’s a sewing basket filled with goodies and it’s C A K E!

Here’s the back of the cake…

The accessories are all made of fondant.  It took Victoria about 6 hours to make this cake and Jeaneane said it was delicious.

  I can’t even imagine cutting into this cake!

Hope you all have a great day.  It’s pouring rain here in California.  A good day for sewing and sewing classes.

Back soon,



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  • mimi'sdarlins - Happy Monday to you, Anne! Your snowman pillow is darling…do you know I have an ornament just like that? My niece made it for me, it’s a glass ball filled w/ flakes and has the same little face painted on the front. I LOVE that beautiful version of Snowbound….still working on mine, which sadly had to be set aside when life got so chaotic that year. But it’s at the top of my UFO to-do list! Finally, I could not cut into that cake either!…I used to decorate cakes and can appreciate the time and effort it took to create that masterpiece. Have a great week….Hugs :)ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Drat! I was thinking of taking that class. Well, it’s pouring so not a great day to be out on the roads for that long of a trip anyway. What a wonderful quilt. Check out Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure to see another of your quilts if you haven’t already.ReplyCancel

  • ina - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppppppppppppppppp! I LOVE that cake!! How thoughtful of her daughter-in-law. ;pReplyCancel

  • Barb - That cake is SPECTACULAR!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.

    Your pillow is just too cute. I just know you are all going to have waaaaay too much fun in that class.
    (those ladies are soooo lucky that they get to meet you – I’m soooo jealous!! – but happy for them!)

    Have a great time and take lots of pictures to share with the rest of us!



  • Stephanie in Mi - That project you are doing today is SO CUTE!

    She did a GREAT job on that Snowbound quilt. Wow.

    And that cake!!! Oh my goodness!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - Rainy days indeed! Here in the Santa Cruz Mountains we got several inches over the weekend. I’m doing some knitting these days, but loving your Snowballs pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Melody - Thank you so much for sharing these delightful photos.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - I am sure it was a fun time at class. Very cute pillow.
    Oh, the quilt is fabulous and what an amazing cake. It is art itself.ReplyCancel