Back to School

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery : National Parks Club

We are officially back to school here, and boy is it quiet in my house. Summer seemed to fly by this year. We had some ups and downs, are facing some new challenges that admittedly have slowed down my creative time over the last month, but overall we really enjoyed our quality time together over the last several weeks. Summer is typically a quiet season on the blog, but now that I have a few uninterrupted hours, I thought I’d share a hodge podge of fun stitchy things from the last couple months.

I signed up for the National Parks Birthday Club over at Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I was even lucky enough to score a National Parks needle minder! I’m hoping to add some cross stitch into my nightly mix and since we love National Parks in this house, this seemed like the perfect place to start.

Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel Fabrics

I collected a bit of fabric over the summer, including these Rifle Paper Co prints for Cotton + Steel. I thought they looked perfect for fussy cutting.

Not Your Mama's Bee

My kids did an awesome job finishing up all their blocks for the Not Your Mama’s Bee (quilting bee). I’m so proud of them for learning new skills and following through on a 14 month commitment. That’s not even easy for an adult! I’m not going to lie, I’m also breathing a sigh of relief. Now for them to sew their bee blocks together to make their finished quilts!

Fabric Spark Fabric Bundle

I had fun pulling together another fabric bundle for Fabric Spark’s Monthly Sparks program. Love these bright colors.

I’ve really enjoyed having the Summer Sampler 2016 to work on all summer. A block a week has been the perfect sewing commitment during these past few months. I’m looking forward now to turning a few quilts tops into quilts, continuing on my EPP journey and brainstorming my next pieced quilt project!



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    August 18, 2016

    Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and I your work! Also having fun with the Summer Sampler!

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    Barbara Macey

    August 18, 2016

    I love that you’ve inspired your children to try their hand at quilting. Kudos to all of you.

    Now that Home Ec & Shop is no longer taught in schools children are graduating with little or no skills. A neighbor girl in college asked me to sew a button on her shirt–I think that is a telling point for our society.

    Again, CONGRATULATIONS children on your accomplishment.

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    August 18, 2016

    Eek! Thank you for highlighting the National Parks cross stitch club! I ordered up! I am super excited… the parks and after trying for three winters to teach my left-handed self to knit, I’m switching gears and taking on floss when the snow starts flying. {grin}

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    Anne Beier

    August 18, 2016

    Can’t wait to see what you make. I’ve decided to learn some hand embroidery this year.

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    Karen Seitz

    August 18, 2016

    I, too, have my floss, National Parks needleminder, needles, and linen ready for August 25th! 🙂

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    Karen @runsewfun

    August 20, 2016

    I have loved seeing the “Not Your Mama’s Bee” blocks here and on Instagram. A 14 month commitment is huge for anyone. I’m excited to see the finished quilts!
    I’m really enjoying the Summer Sampler blocks and thank you again for hosting. One block a week has been about all I’ve been capable of committing to this summer so this QAL has been perfect for me. Each week that block becomes my favorite – until the next week!

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    Emily K

    August 23, 2016

    Just wanted to say how much I’ve loved following your “Not your momma’s” Bee blocks! How awesome! Can’t wait until my littles are old enough to get into a little sewing!

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    August 26, 2016

    Hey Faith – just another thank you for the beautiful bundle you curated for Monthly Sparks. I love it, and so do the subscribers!


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