Counting blessings.

A quiet day.  A warming pot of chili.  A loving husband,  A faithful dog.  An indifferent spotted and dotted puss cat.  ; )  A happy home and some time to take a few stitches.  May you have blessings to count too.  Thank you for your friendship.  It is a rare and special treat.

Piecefully, Pam

Squeezing in

some sewing.  ; )  While this weekend saw a portion of our studio turned into a home office space, I did eek out a little bit of sewing time!!!

I wanted to try Karen’s new micro serrated scissors.  Two arrived in my mail box this week.  What a kind surprise, and just when I needed a little boost too!!!  : ) THANKS, Karen!

Although it’s the 21st I was working on my Snowbound block from the 5th.  Those little pieces with windowpane fusing I thought would be a good test for the serrated scissors.  They worked like a charm!!!  The small green pair has wicked slender pointy sharp accurate blades!  The padded handles are nice too. And, both the large and small scissors cut through my fabric and fusible without any problems.  BEST of all…???  NO fraying!!!  I LOVE that about serrate scissors. They reduce fraying.  So…sew, I highly recommend these scissors!!!  And, Karen is running a special if you buy both.  I KNOW how delighted you will be to find these under the tree next month…if you’ve been good, that is…?!








Piecefully, Pam


Treading water.

It’s raining here today.  Jingle will have wet walks.  I am keeping my head above water!

Work is going well.  Yesterday was not as good as the previous five days.  But, if that’s my only complaint so far I should just keep my mouth closed!  There is a LOT to learn!!!  SO many new things.  It’s good.  It’s interesting.  It’s exciting.  At the end of the day, I’m pooped.

There will continue to be time and shift schedule flux in our household.  It’s a little challenging to remember who is coming and going, on which day of the week, and at what time…?! Scott continues to be very patient, tolerant and supportive of all the changes.  I am ever so thankful for that!

Yesterday’s mail brought a treat!!!  I have heard about these.  I knew they were coming.  And, finally they are here!!!  I hope to use them soon…?!

Enjoy your day and the stitches you make!

Piecefully, Pam

We had a visit from a little surfer...!? ; )

Still no sewing,

but day two of the new job and I’m still quite blown away…  I have NEVER worked with such a progressive, proactive and organized employer.  Simply brilliant! I’m looking forward to what tomorrow will bring?!

Thank you for your kind support, encouragement and comments.  I can not respond to each individually, but can I tell you just how wonderful it is to know you’re there?!  I truly appreciate each of you.  ; )

It’s time for me to tuck in and give my weary brain a bit of rest.  My bleary eyes too.  Enjoy the stitches you make and know I am looking forward to an opportunity to take a few stitches too…sometime, hopefully soon!

Piecefully, Pam

The first day of

my new, new job was INCREDIBLE!  In the BEST possible way.  Truly.  Pinch me…?!

Thank you all for your well wishes, + juju, prayers, and good thoughts.  Tomorrow I’m going back.  And, I’m looking forward to it.  ; )

Now, if you will please excuse me, I have some homework to do.

Piecefully, Pam

Another new

adventure.  Monday I start a new, new job.  This will be unlike anything I’ve done in the past.  I am excited about this opportunity, but nervous too.  Just ask my chin…two zits.  Am I really 15 again…?!

In preparation for all the new-ness, I am getting things in order here at home. Important things.  I laundered the pet fur off ten curtains so far!  And, by the looks of the lint trap, I think I discovered we have more than one dog and one cat?!  Originally, when I hung the curtains I used hemming tape.  So guess what?  Yep.  All ten curtains needed to be hemmed.

I changed the slipcovers on the sofa too.  The old ones…needed to be laundered! Tomorrow?  The chaise lounges are next!

The correct width of fabric was delivered from Hancock’s for my Beach crab curtain project.  I cut six lengths, and got them laundered.  My washer is finally getting a break, and it’s only ten P.M.

Scott finished the painting the walls in the foyer, up the stairs and the hallway.  We removed all the blue painter’s tape – hOoRaY!!!  We’re pleased with the color. That always feels nice, when you can step back and say, “Yeh, I like that color.”  We hung art and stuff back on the walls!  : )  And, we bought a new piece too.

Meanwhile, I will no longer be wearing scrubs or casual wear to work.  Executive business attire is required.  That meant shopping.  I have Monday’s and Tuesday’s clothes selected, pressed and ready.  After that it’s a crap shoot…?!

So, I got:  >the garden beds in order and the water reservoir stowed, >patio furniture away, and the garage ready for parking the car, >the car went in for its 80,000 mile check-up, oil change and recall, >the Swiss chard has been picked, >I picked and dried – parsley, sage and thyme.  No, no rosemary…yet!

Is it soon time for bed…!?!?!?

By the time I sit down, my eyes are too blurry to sew.  Somehow that just doesn’t seem right.  I declined a sewing weekend with my Bee Girls. It seemed more sensible/prudent to start the new, new week prepared.  I’m beginning to rethink that.  Is it too late…?!

Tomorrow is a another new day!  ; )

Piecefully, Pam


by Sharon Schamber wins top award at this year’s Houston Quilt Festival!!!  This is her third top prize win in Houston and a first for that Show.  All I can say is WOW!!!  Here is a link to Mystique on Sharon’s website.

I have taken classes with Sharon and her work is A.MAZ.ING!!!  Once again I will say, if you EVER have the opportunity to take a class with Sharon, DO IT!  She is uber talented and comes to quilting with an extensive couture sewing background.  Her techniques and methods are ground breaking, and turn the quilt world on it’s ear.  But, just LOOK at her work!!!  A.MAZ.ING!!!

I also understand the Aussie women have won some top prizes and made a strong showing!!!  Oi, oI, OI!!!  You gals go…sew!!!  ; )

More updates from me to you via Momma Barb and Karen tomorrow…!?

Piecefully, Pam