simply vintage spring 2019

the title of the post says it all…

Simply Vintage Spring 2019 has arrived and it is full of wonderfully fresh projects.

Chickens, birds, hearts, embroidery, barns, mice, pincushions, punch needle, quilts, Dresden plates, and more birds fill up this spring edition.

simply vintage spring 2019

that super-sized star with the embroidery in the top right picture…love it!

we have a limited number of the these, and i just got them online…here…if you fancy a looky-loo!

mom’s just finished up the Chantilly Scrumptious 4-patch project…i’d better get it pinned on and quilted up before we leave…then onto the next new project.

These spring colors have us all heart-eyes and sewing and motivated to get something stitched up!

best get quilting…have a wonderful evening!




Chantilly is Fig Tree’s spring collection and it is every bit as sweet, fresh, and romantic as it sounds. Lovely prints, and the most lusciously soft colors. we chose 12 of the low-volume prints and have bundled them into packs of 12 fat quarters…plus mom is working on a new quilt featuring these summery fabrics. we have the low volume Chantilly bundles available now.

low volume Chantilly bundle

New DMC perle cotton no 8 has arrived and i’ve been whipping up tin collections of 8 colors…when the lovely Chantilly arrived i knew i needed to put together a tin of Chantilly-Inspired threads.

Chantilly-Inspired DMC perle cotton no 8

now back to sunday stitching…have a wonderful weekend! -what’s left of it-

happy stitching! –a&m

a little french flair…via Le Poulet

good morning…hopefully you are enjoying the sunshine and maybe even spending some time stitching on the porch, deck, or in a sunny spot in the sunroom. i’ve whipped up 2 rows of lucy then thought maybe i would take a mini break for a few days…work on some of my other favorite things…embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, Sashiko, and ribbon embroidery. yes…we’ve decided to add a little bit of ribbon to the needlework section of the shoppe. we have some ribbon sets…i’ve reordered some ribbon sets along with some ribbon embroidery kits and am waiting on those.

Mrs. Billings has been put on stand-by until i get lucy finished…i’m so excited to see my Lucy’s Summer Cottage all done…that i don’t want to work on anything else. i have had lots of fun working on a few other projects though…a couple small finishes in between a large undertaking like Patchwork of the Crosses…is always nice!

yesterday mom stitched my Le Poulet pincushion into a pincushion for me…i love it…the little chicken, the checkerboard, the pretty red chosen for the letters…they all combine to complete a truly delightful little pinny and i hope it receives the kind of love the original pincushion did.

le poulet..from .Ooh La La
le poulet
Ooh La La features 15 projects with a French Flair…by Blackbird Designs

Le Poulet kits are available now…online and in-store…a wonderful addition to your cross stitch library.

Le Poulet kit…including Ooh La La book, threads, linen, backing

Don’t forget to embroidery your initials/name…date/year…etc. I had originally stitched my initials and year on the front, but didn’t want to take anything away from the design so they ended up VERY small and hardly readable. I may embroidery my info on the back of my projects from now on….i like the look of it and it’s like a happy little surprise when you are looking at it…plus i’ve fallen in love with Diamond Textiles fabrics…they are so pretty…plus i am a sucker for anything woven, plaid, check, stripe, twill…the little diamonds…they are just the best! (so i made sure this print is in the kits for the back cuz it is just perfect!)

initials on the back of the pincushion

it fits nicely in with our other projects…

cross stitch smalls…

projects from top left Hallowe’en Greeting (on table), My Pink Rose, My Heart is Home, Le Poulet, and In Full Glory.

cross stitch smalls.

Morning Star project on left…has been MIA since last June…not sure what happened but quite sad that it has disappeared. we do have kits and i will probably break down and stitch up another at some point.

today’s agenda after lunch is to ship out some orders, impatiently wait for Chantilly fabrics and more DMC perle cotton no. 8 to arrive…then onto cutting bundles, taking pictures of the new cross stitch patterns, silk ribbons sets, perle cotton no 8 tins, and maybe i’ll even get a chance to list a few goodies online this afternoon.

lastly…we’ve come across a kit of our Hot Cocoa Cottage Chic edition…we thought these lovely had all found homes…but there is just one left…we have it available online with the option to add on the Dusky Petals tin of DMC perle cotton no 8…yummy for spring!

hot coca cottage chic edition
hot cocoa cottage chic edition

happy stitching! —i’ll be back with my Sashiko embroidery in a day or so…it was so much fun and quick and easy—


Lucy Tuesdays week 89

Lucy 14 blocks…2 rows done!  we still have some summer cottage block kits available.

i took a mini break and stitched up a Sashiko embroidery pillow and am working on a cross stitch project from the new Ooh La La book by Blackbird Designs…neither is completed but hopefully in the next couple days we can get those finished up…then back to Lucy.


Chantilly by Fig Tree is arriving on Friday

the quilt featuring Garden Variety has been quilted…just needs binding

silk ribbon for ribbon embroidery has arrived

DMC perle cotton no 8 balls in assorted colors are now available along with different color collections

new cross stitch patterns from Blackbird Designs

**i’ll be working on getting everything online this week…along with a little organizing!**

Happy stitching! -a&m

Lucy Tuesdays week 88

Lucy 10 blocks…just 46 to go!  i’m having  a blast watching these blocks come together…it is so much fun seeing them with the white, pink, and 9-patches…

We still of lots of lucy boston block kits available…check them out here

We’ll be at the Medford, WI quilt show this weekend…be sure to stop on by!

Happy stitching! -a&m

Lucy Tuesdays week 87

Row 1…done! And I am looooving it!

We still of lots of lucy boston block kits available…check them out here.

We’ll be at the Nea Prague quilt show this weekend…be sure to stop on by!

Happy stitching! -a&m

Column Two of the 4×5 Anthology

Mom has finished up column 2 and now column 1 and 2 are kitted and available.

Here is the link to column 1 and 2

Happy stitching!


Lucy Tuesday week 86

2 weeks in a row! WHAT IS GOING ON? no i have not been body snatched…just very excited to show you my Lucy progress. i have 4 blocks together…and am all heart-eyes for it…

lucy boston summer cottage…blocks 1-4

that pink is just scrummy and really sets off the blocks.

lucy’s summer cottage

time to pack up and head home…hopefully this inspires you to get out your Lucy Boston POTC and stitch a little tonight.

if you’d like to get started check out our collection of lucy blocks over on the website…here.

happy stitching!

Cottage Eggs

good morning! we have a busy weekend ahead of us but i couldn’t resist popping in with a few pics of our newest project.

Cottage Eggs is a super sweet and delightfully cozy little pillow that brings back memories of dying eggs…this way though there isn’t that vinegar smell! SCORE!

Cottage Eggs mixes our favorite cottage-style backgrounds with a mixture of pastel prints for the eggs. We have whipped up some kits if you’d like to add it to your Easter decor…you can pop over here.

Cottage Eggs pillow

Now…Tina and I are off to Bemidji to the Fiber Fest. If you are out and about…we’d love to see you. Mom will be in the shop this weekend…stitching, cutting kits, and maybe even sipping something cozy warm.

Happy stitching lovelies!


Lucy Tuesdays week 83, 84, 85

good afternoon! i have several things to do today before i take off until Thursday. Then we are loading for the Fiber Fest in Bemidji on Friday. Still some crazy quilt block kits to fold and bag, a quilt to quilt, and hopefully kits for the Ring of Roses and Cottage Eggs…(along with a pattern for the Cottage Eggs).

Today, however, i’ve got some Lucy news. I ordered myself a bolt of the Bella Bleach PFD for the Summer Cottage Lucy blocks…it arrived yesterday and i set to work.

It was relaxing last night to baste and stitch the pretty white honeycombs and dusky pink squares. I HAD to stitch together 2 sashing pieces and a corner to get the look…and I love it! It looks even better than i had imagined it would.

In order to cut down on the starting and stopping i’m doing 6 honeycombs with 4 squares for the sashing and the cornerstone/cross will have 12 honeycombs around it.

Lucy Boston Summer Cottage block 1 with sashing and cornerstone

i’m putting the blocks together starting with block 1 and working across.

***keep in mind that some of the Summer Cottage blocks are sold out…and some are down to just a few kits or just 1 kit –hello block 1–***

here is a link to the Summer Cottage blocks…Summer Cottage Blocks

If you are interested in using the bleach PFD and the dusky pink (bunny hill pink) to finish off your Lucy Boston POTC just let me know how much you need and we can get you set up with it.

now i’d better get quilting.

happy stitching–i’ll be back next Tuesday with a follow-up on my Lucy progress! –april