Sunday, May 10, 2020

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 22

Happy Mother’s Day!
What better way to celebrate than by sharing my Mom’s needlework!

“Birds and Berries Runner”
By Pieces and Treasure

Stitched on a pretty toweling

Mom added tiny seed beads and little heart buttons - perfect!

“Sewing in the Seed Time”
By Rebekah L. Smith
In her book “Seasons of Wool Applique Folk Art”

Intended as a seed pocket will hanging, it also is great as a runner.

I love the coordinating fabric binding.

“Heart in Hand Needlebook”
By Colleen McKinnon
Of Penny Rugs and More

Sew sweet! It reminds me of an antique.

And this stunner as a finale!

“Heirloom Rose”
Summer Block of the Week 2019
By Lisa Bongean
Primitive Gatherings

Each block is so beautiful

Each a work of art

it’s interesting how the different wool makes each unique

Beautiful work Mom!

She had two more masterpieces finished, 
but I will save them for another day

Happy Mother’s Day! 
Love you Mom!

           For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, 
the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. 
Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
“Honor your father and your mother, 
so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Exodus 20: 11-12

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, April 16, 2020


I’m sure that you can tell that project bags by Nikki's Notables are a favorite of mine 😊

They show up in a lot of my photos

And I think I have almost collected one (or more 😉) for each season / holiday.

How can you resist?!

Nikki is so creative with her fabrics, zippers and zipper pulls, 
That each one becomes an immediate favorite! 

I recently had Nikki create two new custom bags for me 
And I am serious when I say that they are 

Do you want to see them?

I sent Nikki a charm pack of “Garden Notes” by Kathy Schmitz 
that I have been saving for a rainy day...

And look at the back!
It makes me happy just to admire it ☺️ 


A French General Bag!!!
Be still my heart ❤️ 

This will be such a perfect remembrance of my trip to French General just a few months ago 
(yet it feels like a different lifetime)
I’m sure that both of these will start appearing in my photos shortly.
As soon as I stop spending time admiring them and get back to stitching...

Stop by Nikki’s Etsy Shop to see all her lovely creations, 
But be sure to save a few for me 😉

"Do not owe anyone anything—except to love one another. 
For the one who loves another has fulfilled the Law."
~Romans 13:8

Blessings, Patti

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Happy Easter!


“Mr. Bunn’s Garden”
Design by Maggie Bonanomi
For Maggie’s Club at Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin

Finished just in time!
I tweaked the flowers to be my favorites - daffodils.

“Holiday Hoopla - Easter”
By Brenda Gervais for With Thy Needle and Thread

Another finish for Easter ☺️

I thought I’d share a few other favorite vignettes

A favorite design by Rebekah L. Smith

Some favorite Schneeman creations.

And my Rae Dunn Easter collection is growing 😉

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

“He is not here! He has risen!”
Luke 24:6

Blessings, Patti

Monday, March 30, 2020

Market Night 2020

Was Market Night really just a few weeks ago?
It feels like a lifetime!

Have you gotten the new issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher?
There are so many great designs in this issue, including the cover design by Priscilla & Chelsea.
It also includes an article on

Cathy Roginela and Inspired Needle, where I celebrated Market Night 😊

Cathy has such a great spread

And it covers so many of the latest and greatest

It’s a little overwhelming
And hard not to go overboard 😉

I found so many treasures


And the ”must purchase” Blackbird Designs book. 
I saw Brenda and the Serial Starter (Laura) at market night, so I had to follow their law 😉

It’s required to buy at least a few Brenda Gervais patterns

This sweet design isn’t my usual color palette,
but who could resist that bunny and robin?

I enjoyed the recipe book last year, so I had to get this years edition
And when you bought the new Classic Colorworks, you received the sweet heart sampler pattern.

I may have gone a little overboard on the sweet pins, but they sure were irresistible.

The Inspired Needle is open and shipping, if you see something you can’t live without, 
be sure to give Cathy a call.

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
~Philippians 4:12-13

Blessings, Patti

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


By Priscilla Blain and Chelsea Carter

You can’t see it well above,
But I thought the tiny yellow rick rack set if off :)

I decided I had to stitch it when I bought the Peep Peep plate by Rae Dunn.
Don’t they look so sweet together?

I started decorating for Easter
And it picks up my spirit.

Hippity Hop
from “Carrots and Cottontails Farm”
And Priscilla Blain 

I finished stitching this last year, but never fully finished it.
I found this sweet orange gingham rickrack that I just had to use.

Priscilla and Chelsea inspired this finish as well.

And my little vignette.

Finally, be strong in the Lord, relying on his mighty strength. 
Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the Devil’s strategies.
~Ephesians 6:10-11

Blessings, Patti

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"March Cottage"
by Country Cottage Needleworks

Wishing you a Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Here are a few vignettes from around my house
of  needlework from previous years...

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
  he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
~Psalm 23:1-3

Blessings, Patti

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Visit to French General

When my husband and I were in Los Angeles in January,
we stopped at French General!
It was during the Road to California Quilt Show, which I didn't have the time to attend, 
so I was so grateful that the shop was open. 

As soon as you walk in the door, you feel like you are entering another beautiful, peaceful world.

So many treasures in every nook and cranny!

I loved this antique blue cabinet full of threads and would love to have it live with me!

Of course there are stunning quilts everywhere!

I could have admired this cabinet for hours!

The antique millenary flowers

and ribbons -  Oh My!

You have to look up as well, so that you don't miss a thing!

You know that I didn't come home empty handed...

I bought the pretty heart in hand charm and the amazing milagro filled heart, 
both brought back by Kaari from her travels to Mexico.

And thread winders and an antique button and glass bead bracelet.

And you can't leave French General without some French General fabric ;)

I hope that I will get a chance to visit again someday...

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul 
and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
~Matthew 22:37-39

Blessings, Patti