pastel smitten

happy 2021! i never got online to show pictures of the trees. when i have a moment, i’ll pop over and put them on facebook.

i’ve decided it’s time to get this pastel Smitten all finished up. it has been sitting in the sewing room since 2017 with a couple blocks done…i came to a screeching halt when i couldn’t find one of the pieces. Generally speaking it shouldn’t have been a big deal. Just grab a similar looking dot or small print with the same overall look and go with it, but for some reason i couldn’t move past it.

well, i came upon the bag of papers, acrylics, pattern and 2 1/2 blocks and decided it was time to untie (crazy…am i right?!) the bundles and dig out those favorite scraps…all of which i’ve been saving for some unknown project. Well, that project is a pastel smitten. Since untying the liberty bundles and fanning out the piles of scraps and pulling current luscious bundles from the shop i’ve been tracing, cutting, basting, and stitching like a crazy person.

each block is a new adventure…putting together combinations that are just a little outside the box but still within the color palette that we love so much.

the fabrics are a mixture…French General Lawns, 3 Sisters, Liberty, Tilda, Janet Clare, Quilting in the Rain, Fig Tree Quilts, Brenda Riddle, Jane Austen, and Pretty By Hand are just a few that i can think of.

pastel smitten

Right now we do not have any bundles of the fabrics used…however, to get a start…

the following are bundles that i am pulling from and are still available in the shoppe.

Tres Jolie Lawns by French General

Daybreak by 3 Sisters

Winter Flower Show by Liberty Fabrics,

Jane Austen At Home

Maple Farm by Tilda

Figs and Shirtings by Fig Tree Quilts

Guest Room by Pretty By Hand

you can find tilda bundles here. Remaining bundles can be found here.

if you have the fabrics and just need the paper/acrylic/pattern pack. we have those available here.

the pastel Smitten will be the 2nd Smitten i’ve made. The first was made using Moving On Lawns by Jen Kingwell. Definitely outside of our box…but a lovely palette to work with.

smitten featuring Moving on Lawns by Jen Kingwell

well…i’d best get back to unpacking the notions.

be sure to follow us over on instagram to see the pastel smitten come together…

happy stitching!

cottage christmas

christmas is just around the corner and we are gearing up for a week of some last minute baking, Christmas shopping, quilting, EPPing (i will not have Sugared Hexagons done today but i am determined to be done by Sunday night) and movie watching.

today we have a couple projects that i didn’t realize i didn’t have online…i need a better system…or just more time to work online….either way…we have 2 Christmas projects that i just posted…they are limited and are ready to ship. they would go out monday…not sure if they would arrive in time for Christmas but then some families are not getting together for Christmas just yet…so maybe they would arrive just in time!

first up is Peppermint Christmas…featuring the Deer Christmas panel and a fun piano key border…the prints are a from a mixture of collections. i love it…it is just so minty fresh…it measures 72 x 82 inches and is perfect for Christmas cuddles with the grandkids…fireside stitching, or binge watching. it hasn’t been washed yet…cuz i just couldn’t wait to take pictures of it…it is just so darn cute!

peppermint christmas

The other project features Santa Claus Lane…a minty, bubbly, teal collection that features Santa and Mrs. Claus, stripes, poinsettias, candy canes, and festive lights and is set off with just a hint of glitter. This project may just be my all time fave…i LOVE the soft, gentle colors, the sweet churn dash blocks, and the fresh white background.

sugarplum fantasies

We have both projects kitted…but only a handful of kits left of both…

you can grab the Peppermint Christmas here and the Sugarplum Fantasies here.

i will try and get back with a finished Sugared Hexagons early next week…and maybe even a quick look at all the trees.

have a wonderful weekend!

happy stitching and stay safe! -a&m&g

elinor’s endeavor

betsy chutchian’s newest collection has finally dropped! lovely…absolutely lovely! we’ve got some yardage available along with fat quarters and fat 8ths. i’ve already added a bundle to my personal collection…

look at the yummy colors in Elinor’s Endeavor…

elinor’s endeavor

you can grab yardage and the bundles…here.

i’d best get back to listing christmas cross stitch…have a wonderful wednesday!


sugared hexagons

i’ve been working on this hexagon projects since thanksgiving and i’ve finally gotten enough done to get a pattern done up and kits cut.

sugared hexagons
sugared hexagons
sugared hexagons
sugared hexagons
sugared hexagons

you can grab a kit to whip up your own Sugared Hexagons…here.

i’m working on a post featuring all the Christmas trees…look for that next week…hopefully!


vintage winter

the new simply vintage winter issue has been released and it is lovely!

also…lots of christmas fabric has been relisted online…if you are looking to fill in.

you can grab some new christmas here.

-april & mickey & gabby


folktale garden

good afternoon! i’ve finished my folktale jelly garden…and i am loving it! it is totally my palette…dusky autumn tones of pink, blue, brown, white, and gold, and i finished it off with a soft pink chenille bedspread fringe…classic and sweet. hopefully i can remember to bring it home tomorrow so i can enjoy it on thanksgiving.

we have kits featuring the Folktale jelly roll available right now with more available when the precuts arrive…

folktale garden
folktale garden
folktale garden

i may have cozied up in this swing with this quilt for 5 or 15 minutes today…cuz i mean goodness how could i not?

we have some fringe available…along with kits…right now we only have creamy white and blue. no pink that works…keep in mind the fringe is vintage.

and yes, we have 3 kits right now…with more available once our folktale precut order arrives sometime before Christmas?…possibly…keep those fingers crossed!

we also have the full folktale collection available…you can find it here.

our folktale garden kits can be found here.

well, it’s nearing the end of the day and still have a few things to do.

happy stitching…stay safe!

autumn roads

as we head into the tail end of November, we watch as autumn turns to winter.

this Tilda quilt…features both Maple Farm and Tiny Farm and is our favorite Tilda quilt to date. soft tones of umber, mauve, dijon, primrose, blueberry, and teal make this a wonderful project to celebrate autumn.

autumn roads

we have kits available…you can grab a kit here.

have a wonderful evening! happy stitching!

winter flower show

We only have a handful of hours left of our Hometown Holiday Road Trip…but i found a moment over lunch to pop on and show you the newest Liberty bundle we’ve recieved.

Winter Flower Show…

winter flower show

This collection of Liberty is truly glorious. Rich tones of blue, garnet, and black really pop against the creamy white and mustard. These prints are so versatile…mix with your Christmas, Americana, tiny florals, or your favorite Liberty prints for an all new look that is strictly you!

i’ve already pulled a bundle for my personal collection…not sure what i’m making but i know i MUST have one.

you can grab a bundle here.

have a wonderful weekend!


hometown holiday

come join us!

this is the prize that you can win if you complete the road trip…perfect for your mantle! the hello, happy, welcome not necessarily Christmas…but it sure does go with the bulbs, bells, and floral.

Christmas has arrived, and sweetwater has been decked for the season.

here is a sneak peak at our soft and sweet porch…

loads of pillows…

each farmhouse sham takes just 1 yard. easy peasy…

coming up next week…i’ll take you through the shop…lots of Christmas…with some dozen plus trees.

also…new projects…

Jane Goes to France, Sugarplum Fantasies, Deer Christmas, Autumn Roads, and i’ve been working like crazy on my Folktale Jelly Garden.

New fabrics that are coming in include: Folktale, Figs and Shirtings, and some Liberty bundles…so much cotton goodness to ease those blustery winter days.

well…i’d best get back to things…

have a wonderful thursday…


primrose garden

good morning! today is my day off, but i couldn’t resist letting you know that our Primrose Garden EPP pattern is now available as a PDF download. you can pop over to the shoppe and grab the download here.

pastel primrose
pastel primrose
civil war primrose

we still have starter kits available…you can grab a starter kit here.

i’m working like a mad lady on my jelly garden…not sure when the Folktale yardage will arrive but hopefully i can have a little bit of this together by then! fingers crossed!

happy stitching!