Hi there!  I’ve been working behind the scenes here on my challenge for the week – I hope you have gotten started on your challenge too!  Today I am enjoying the last day with my girls, before 1st and 5th grade begins.  How is the summer gone already!?

Over the weekend I received my Doll Quilt from Marilyn, aka Spiced Coffee on Flickr!

Look at this beauty–

I even hung it on the wall in our living room – the colors are a perfect compliment.   Oh, and look at her beautiful hand quilting, and appliqué —

Marilyn also sent stickers for my kids, this fun book and adorable pot holders —

One of the potholders says, “When I learned to sew, I forgot how to cook!”  and the other, “A clean house is the sign of a broken sewing machine.”  Spot on for me!!  There’s also a teeny pair of snips there, with a cover the shape of a puppy.  Wouldn’t you know that’s what my girls really wanted, but who knows what they would be cutting….they are safe with me!  Thanks again Marilyn – I love it all!


On the other side of the coin, my DQS quilt is done and ready to be shipped off!  I had to get a label on it, and had put it off long enough.

Here’s the back side, including the label —

I just covered the name so I don’t spoil the surprise!

One last glamor shot —

I did a double layer of batting under the Dresden  plates, faux trapunto, I hope my partner washes it, but wanted to let them decide.

Are you wanting to make Dresden plates yet?

Hope you are having a great day.  Blessings~