autumn hustle

good evening (early morning)! i promised some tilda and it has arrived and is as luscious as ever! it arrived literally as we were walking out the door last friday…so i opened all the boxes and leaned the bolts against the register and packed up the precuts and headed down to sioux falls.

we did have a little snow on Saturday…Sunday was clear skies, good roads, and easy driving.

we picked up the 28 bolts of Tilda’s Old Rose and Old Rose Angel Scraps collections…lots of yummy colors, prints, and precuts!

tilda old rose
tilda old rose bundles
tilda old rose and apple butter
tilda angel garland
tilda old rose strip rolls

i’ve finally gotten almost all of tilda loaded to the website…you can check out tilda goodies…here.


the autumn hustle started in September (the tuesday after labor day)…we spent all of September vendoring, going to meetings, putting the shop back together/ripping the shop apart/putting it back together. it has been a busy fall…plus a little Gabby-Goo!

this weekend we are heading down to the Evenings Star Quilt Show…in Mahtomedi to vendor at our final show of 2019. This guild puts on a magnificent show…lots and lots of gorgeous embroidery, a scrumptious lunch, the show decor is out of this world! It is truly one of our favorite shows.

we’ll have all of our goodies there…lots of tilda, some holiday, French General, English Paper Piecing, embroidery, and a couple brand new projects. Hopefully you can join us!

happy stitching!



nearly a blue christmas

good morning!  mom and i hope you are staying cozy warm by the fire with a little stitching and maybe a cup of coffee or mug of hot cocoa.

i’m sure some of you have heard what happened to the Dad a little over a week ago (Friday, Nov 2nd).  Dad’s leg got caught up in a power take-off (PTO) and thankfully Tina was there to call 9-1-1 and save his life.  Melany met him at the hospital and signed all the papers to get him into surgery right away.  The leg could not be saved so the result was amputation above the knee.  He was discharged from the hopsital last wednesday and moved into the Rehab facility part of the hospital and is expected to be discharged on Nov. 14th.  he was even popping wheelies with the wheelchair…his outlook is fantastic…he’s absolutely tickled to be alive.  we have set up a gofundme page with updates so you can see how he’s doing and if you’d like to help out…feel free to donate or share or go shopping or send messages.  the support is just amazing and we are so incredibly thankful!


now that everyone is in the loop…i have a new bundle to show you.  if you don’t know me…i love putting together bundles, giving them names, tying them with pretty ribbon.

Blue Christmas…this is the newest bundle i’ve put together.  i really love Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley; it’s one of by all time favorite Christmas songs and this Christmas was nearly a Blue Christmas if circumstances had been just a little bit different.  So this bundle was curated in honor of the the family that can no longer be with us for the holidays (Grandpa Andrajack and Grandma Zimmer).  We will definitely be thinking of you this year…and thankful that Dad is still here to celebrate with us.

i’ve listed this bundle online here.  i’m hoping mom can get a quilt whipped up…i think it would be nice quilt to cozy up with this time of year.

i’ve decorated for christmas too!  this year i went for simple and classic.  Since we are so Thankful…i made that the inspiration for my decor this year.

i’d better get back to work!  just thought i’d check in and give everybody an update on what is going on over here at sweetwater…Mel is in charge of updating the gofundme page, so if you’d like to see what’s going on with him you can pop over there and find out how he’s doing.


One last thing–i’m going to be an Auntie!  Melany and Tyler are expecting a baby in June…this will be the first grandchild on both sides and the first great-grandchild on my dad’s side…so we are looking forward to June!

thanks again for your support!  it means the world to us…talk soon!

—–april&mickey   sweetwater

Lucy Boston

After the snow storm yesterday and a major floor move…we will not have a new Lucy block this week…

Kits for all the blocks are still available… check them out here.

My favorites! -a

beachy in greys

good afternoon!  we are nearing the end of the day here at Sweetwater…but I thought I better pop in and give you the low down on some new projects that I’ve got loaded to the website.

Fabrics have been arriving and I’m getting them online as they come in…be sure to check out Homegrown, Farmhouse Reds, and Antebellum…to name a few…

today, though, I have some new projects…that are kitted, patterns written, and they are tied and ready to roll!

Beachy in Greys…since our original Beachy project was such a hit (I mean honestly, who doesn’t love these super sized rectangular 4-patches!)…we thought we’d give it another go around but this time we chose our favorite greys.  The mix comes from a variety of collections including High Tea, Carte Postale, Quill, Poetry Collection, and Diamond Textiles wovens.

Beachy measures 76 x 92 inches and is perfect for anyone who prefers a softer neutral palette.

beachy grey blog

beachy grey blog1

Summer on the Pond…I blogged about this gorgeous collection a couple weeks ago…we’ll we’ve whipped up a little Lucy Charms with the charm pack.  The colors of this collection are so elegant and scrumptious!  Lucky Charms measures 17 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches.

lucky charms summer on the pond blog

Strawberry Shortcake…with summer coming who can resist a little berry-infused dessert?  Especially when you add a little whip cream to he mix.  Until the summer sun ripens the strawberries, we do have this little darling available…it uses the gorgeous Caroline by Brenda Riddle.  Strawberry Shortcake measures 63 x 75 inches and would look nice on the back of a couch, on the porch, or with the picnic basket.honeysuckle road blog

lastly…Rose Gold…yummy.  if you can’t get enough of it…like me…then this set of scissors and thimble would be a great addition to your collection…Klassé…we have both the 3 piece collection and 2 piece collection from last fall available.

rose gold set blog

stop on by here tomorrow for lucy block 34…

happy stitching!  –april&mickey