Hiya!  Just this morning I finished the last of the machine applique on this border.  I am liking the colors, fabrics and fussy cuts!  : )  I am also liking the speed! Needless to say, machine applique goes much faster than hand applique, and I enjoy BOTH in my world.

I do have the next applique shapes prepped.  I need to think about this next border and if I want a solid colored narrow border like I did between the heart and first border.  I will also need to choose fabrics for the squares that surround the next applique blocks.  Hmmm…we’ll see…?!

And, there are circles too.  Of course!  ; )























Sew glad to have found some time to do a bit of stitching!  I hope you can too.  ; )  Enjoy your day and the stitches you make!

Piecefully, Pam

Furnishing a home

at the Beach…

For much of my life I have never had the option of buying new…furniture, clothes, etc.  So, when I go into most stores, or (God forbid!) a Mall, I am overwhelmed and intimidated. However, I am a very versed thrift and second hand shopper.  I have grown to love the appeal and feel of vintage.  I have turned my bargains into my own individual “style” and it works for me, us, and our home.  ; )

We need some furniture for our home at the Beach.  Bed rooms especially.  We went to a couple new furniture stores and left empty handed.  We did find a wonderful co-op antique mall though.  We bought two night stands for our bedroom and a WONDERFUL chair to use in our (temporary) studio space.  We couldn’t be more pleased!!!  Heywood and Wakefield and a Danish modern recliner.  Perfect!

How do you furnish your home?  What is comfortable to you?

I have decided to go with Beach colors – lime green, orange, aqua, hot pink, red, tempered with grey and black and wood tones.  We’ll see how things continue to evolve…  Thanks for sharing this journey with us.

Heywood and Wakefield night stands with orange lamps from Target!

Danish modern recliner with ORANGE curtains...?! Outrageous!?

Piecefully, Pam

P.S.  That Danish modern recliner is GREAT for hand applique!  ; )

Within biking distance…

Getting over my fear and enjoying the scenery!  Look at those bold and fun colors!  I wonder what lies behind that yellow door…?!  Isn’t the architecture amazing!?  From Widow’s Walks to clapboard.  Cedar shakes to Victorian.  Colorful doors, homes, fret work and even copper gutters and down spouting.  I am intrigued and in awe.  There is so much to discover here!?

Piecefully, Pam

The passing

of one of the best souls I have ever known.  It happened this evening.  I knew it was coming.  She had fought breast cancer for more than fifteen years.  She was a warrior and a pioneer.  People will live because of what she has given.

She was a patient at Fox Chase.  A part of their experimental programs and testing for over five years.  She never complained.  Ever.  She had been the soul survivor from her original test groups, for more than two years.

She knew her end was coming.  I feel certain, she welcomed it.  There was nothing more Fox Chase could offer her.

I had glimpses of her hell.  As a Nurse, I was witness to some of what she experienced.  She was a remarkable human being.  She had an amazing spirit and a bright light.  Her fortitude and bravery was greater than any I have ever seen.

She is at peace.  Finally.  I love her still.  I was blessed to know her.  Please, say a prayer for her and her family.  Thank you.

Piecefully, Pam

Color and happy











This is the other side of that red door.  ; )  The little Plink curtain and yellow walls bring a smile even on this Wintry day.







Meet Zelda.  Jingle’s new squeeze.  ; )  She’s gonna be a big girl…!?








More circles added.  I often use old pie tins, cake pans and muffin cups to corral my sewing bits.

I am glad I am not afraid of color.  It makes me smile, adds magic to our home, and brightens the grey days of Winter.

Do you have a favorite color?

Piecefully, Pam

Ice circles.






























Be safe.  Weather…whether in the United States, Australia, Egypt or anywhere else in between.  It’s treacherous out there.  Enjoy your stitches and let them not only give piece, but may they bring peace too…


Piecefully, Pam