Friday, January 27, 2017

Enjoy the moments.......

Someone wrote that again to me and I'm thankful for the reminder.  Felt like I wanted to extend that reminder to all of you once again....and I think that will be my mantra going forth.  Not just enjoy the day, but make it more singular with enjoying the moment.

These pictures are from Carriage Country Quilts located in Des Moines, Washington.  For all of you who love to embroidery, this is for you.  Isn't it lovely?

It is a design by Barbara Smith.

This store carries the beautiful Harold Turpin houses, and this is the Folk Art House.

I was pleased to see my Garden Whimsy hanging in their booth.  They did it in all wool and offered it as a block of the month.

Notice the quilt hanging inside this house.  All of the houses have a light inside.

I fell for this one the hardest.  I love porches for front porch sitting, and this one even has a quilt over the rail.

This quilt was in the Sew Cherished booth, and it was absolutely gorgeous as well as charming.  The design was created by a friend whom I've not met yet, and I believe Sew Graceful out of Arkansas has the rights for the quilt.  The little blue house in the center is just so cute!

On my trip to California I read on the plane.  I love to read, it is right nest to stitching.  Anyway, these words were found in the novel by William Kent Krueger.  "Worry, and you open the door to the worst of possibilities.  Better I think to hope.  The heart invites a friendlier spirit for its company."  I highly recommend his books.


  1. Ohhhh--those houses are to die for--and I love everyone of them--but like you I would pick the one with the front porch to live in!! Love the house stitchery and might have to order me one of those--and your quilt done in the wool is adorable --
    this was such a pretty post--and I enjoyed each moment it took me to read it twice!! Thank for adding a bit of 'joy' to my day-
    Enjoy the moments, di

  2. Carriage Country is the best!! I start to salivate as soon as I see the big yellow house. There is something new every time I visit. Oh the wool,fabrics and is a wonderful dreamland.

  3. Wonderful little houses! I LOVE William Kent Kruger books! :)

  4. Love your blog and your patterns. Follow frequently. Charming houses, skilled crafter. The house with the front porch is sitting on an embroidered quilt that I'm attracted to. Do you know if there is a pattern for this? Thanks.