Blue Berry Beauty



The blueberries are ready to pick in the Midwest so, we had no other choice but to head out early this morning, to Huckleberry Hollow, berry patch extraordinaire.


The report we heard was that the bushes, were loaded! And they were. Row after row of beautiful blue brambles so, we were off, grabbed our pails and picked till our hearts content. Well, until we had picked twenty six quarts anyway, between four of us. Even then, it was difficult to walk away from the blue bounty.


Yum fresh berries!

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Berries for baking . . . this fall?


And some to try now of course.


And maybe, some to paint?

Draw Near Delivers


Second in the Handmaids® series is “Draw Near.” Still creative multitaskers with an emphasis on stitchery and dress making, in this collection the focus swings toward everyone’s childhood past time, coloring. No matter who you are, at one time or another, when you were very small, someone most likely stuck a crayon in your hand and you began to draw.

I did . . . and am still at it.


So, those were the memories that triggered the imagery for this line that I started at least a year ago and conceived of, long, long before that. A favorite verse found in the forth chapter of the book of James, was the inspiration. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. The fabric delivery, is a good & needed, reminder for me.


So, vintage crayons, paint tins and turn of the century patterns are all a part of this art group which translated beautifully into fabric by Quilting Treasures. Hope you like it.


Available in quilt shops now.

A Couple More


I just wanted to share a couple of late entries as we wrap up the She Who Sews Challenge.


And once again thank all, who joined in on the fun. Prizes are being processed and Oh, if you still have She Who Sews fabric left . . . think, pincushions.

Here’s a little hint for the next creative concept. Wanna play?


Projects & Prizes


Yes, more challenge projects . . . . .

. . wonderful projects, amazing projects!




Fabulous projects!



I was not able to personally acknowledge every participant’s email however, please accept my sincere thank you to all of you. Your attention to these challenge projects have been over the top, truly. I was overwhelmed by your creative talents & sewing skills. It sounds like you enjoyed working on them as much (if that’s possible) as I have seeing them.


We agreed to go beyond the thirty limit originally stated, not wanting to turn anyone down, and sent out 40 sets of fat quarters. We received twenty two participant’s entries from those. I am pleased to announce the results of the random drawing from those twenty two. A framed She Who Sews print & panel goes (as they appear in comments) to:

1 – Marilyn Griffin, 2 – Genie Betts & 3- Cheri Holt

& for our kind comments giveaway, She Who Sews panels go to:

1 – Lyn Kaufmann, 2 – Debra Kay Neiman & 3 – Rosemarazzle



And still more awesome projects!RegenaFlorentiRegenaFlorenti2BarbStruveMessengerBagInside

HeidiStoryJulieFaircloth1Announcing giveaway winners tomorrow here at the

Joy StudioPamGeorge3DarleneLaw


See more challenge projects on our Pinterest PageLethaMcKinnon21LethaMcKinnon20B

GenieBetts1So many beautiful and creative projects along with your heartfelt comments, were submitted for the Handmaids® “She Who Sews” challenge. I am truly overwhelmed by the response. Again, I want to thank all of you who were able to participate. And for those of you who were not, hold on to those fat quarters. I sense another opportunity to use them and it’s coming right up. So, feast your eyes, once again, more challenge projects.MarjorieBaker3MarjorieBakerSusieLaymen2DanaCurtisMilligan2DanaCurtisMilligan3

Enjoy more projects on our Pinterest & our Handmaids Facebook page (like us to view).

Albums added today.IsabelWagner2IsabelWagner3

Reminder – The drawing is Friday.JayneCasserelli4KarenTorres6

Pretty chair project from Suzie at Threads on My Socks

Tagged tote from Karen at Sew Much 2 Love

& Cute Clutch and Zipper Bags from Isabel at Isa Creative Musings

Challenge Projects

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Here are a few of the Handmaids® “She Who Sews” Challenge projects that have been coming in.

Every one, is delightful, great job! I love them all.


It is a major treat to see these beautiful and well thought out projects that all of you have created. I can’t wait to share the entire group. We are currently uploading them to a community page so each one can be viewed. We’ll post a link as soon as the rest are in.


Announcing the winner May 30 so please, continue to email your project photos, even past today’s due date.

Also – It’s not too late to leave a comment to be entered as a non participant on our

original post.



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