Friday, February 23, 2018

Sad times

Yesterday we said goodbye to  mom.  We're sure going to miss her. 

Lorraine Vieira

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Spelling Bee Saturday


Good Morning and welcome to Spelling Bee Saturday! Today is brought to you by the letter "N".  Jody from Pleasant Home is showing off her uppercase N and I'm showing you my lower case N.  We're both using Lori's cute Spelling Bee book to make our blocks.  And are they ever cute!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Spelling Bee Sew Along

N is for nice, and that's what this project is!  The blocks come together in a snap and you'll be done before recess!  I'm using the cute 30's Playtime by Moda that I had left over from my tablerunner project, these blocks are perfect for scraps. 

Just in case you haven't been keeping up, here's a list of everyone stitching along with us!  Happy Sewing friends! xo

Monday, January 01, 2018


Wishing you the best for this new year! Thanks for your friendship and encouragement!  I'm looking forward to what this year may hold. Xo

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bee Happy

Morning friends! How are you?  Knee deep in holiday plans?  Chaos? Fun? Everything going as planned?  Low key here.  Our tree is up, Bret put it together and Frankie put all the ornaments on it and it looks better than it has in years.  We went through our boxes of ornaments and she pulled out all hers, and we edited out some of the things we didn't love anymore and our tree looks better for the update.  I love Christmas lights and I love that with this fake tree I can have the lights on whenever I want for as long as I want.


Finished this bee FINALLY .  I'm not great at embroidery but I had a lot of fun doing it.  I was inspired by Bits of Stitching, seen originally on IG but here's her post on her blog. You can find the pattern at Colonial Patterns here.
Frankie has been having some fun making wreaths, you probably saw some already if you follow me on IG, I love them so much. 

Frankie's Wreath

Frankie's Wreath

Frankie's Wreath
It's fun to see the combinations of colors and patterns and those fancy blown glass ornaments!!!! OHMYGOSH!  I just want to keep seeing combinations!  It's crazy. (video tutorial she used  here)
Ok,  crossing my fingers everything is going well for you friends! xo

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sew Time

Morning!  There's no time like SEW TIME around here.  And I do mean no time.  Or almost no time.  When Margot released her Potted Pines block pattern, I tried to resist it, knowing I'd have no time to devote to making a potted pines quilt.. but resistance was futile. 

potted pines
I indulged myself in making one block.  That's all I'll get to this year I'm afraid, but already I'm thinking maybe pink and aqua? Kind of a vintage Christmas feel?  Or maybe black pots and green with an English topiary garden feel.  I'm not sure.  But thinking about sewing is almost as good as sewing to me. 
I hope the holiday season is treating you well. There's always so much to be grateful for this time of year, as in all times of year. xop

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Your long lost pal

Good morning friends!  It's been so long since I stopped in here.  I've missed visiting with you of course, but family first, right?  So that's what I'm up to these days. 
I've had this baby quilt ready for it's applique for quite a while, I mean face it, I'm a procrastinator of the highest order.  But yesterday sweet little "A" was born a couple of weeks early  so I needed to kick it into high gear.  I'm ready for machine quilting later today. 

A week or so ago  Roseann's Facebook memory reminded me of my Aurifil Christmas ornament. You can download this little embroidery design here if you want a fun small project to work on!  I think the little covered button makes it!
Today after my visit with mom I'm headed next door to do a little dog-baby-sitting.. or is it baby-dog-sitting.  Either way Pyper is one adorable pooch and I'm happy to check in on her.  There's nothing like a puppy smooch to cure what ails you.
Hope the holiday season is treating you well friends.  xoxo

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Good morning friends!

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'm thankful to all of you for spending time with me over these last ELEVEN YEARS!  You all have enriched my life so much and I am grateful for your friendship!   Be happy and safe!  xo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday!

Good morning! It's Spelling Bee Saturday here in PamKittyVille!


I'm so in love with these 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet I grabbed my leftovers and chopped right into them. 

Sewing Bee Sew Along

Sewing Bee Sew Along

F is also for flowers! And how cute is this little flower from  the Spelling Bee book!  I had to make it!
Sewing Bee Sew Along
And who could resist making an upper case F to go along with my little f?  NOT ME. These blocks are so easy they practically make themselves!

Sewing Bee Sew Along
For more Spelling Bee sew along fun check out Heidi's blog !  And don't forget to check in with Lori, and the Jolly Jabber!  And to see all the fun Spelling Bee sew along photos be sure and check out the hashtag on Instagram #sewingbeesaturday .
Happy sewing FRIENDS! xo

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Quitmaker 100 Blocks

Exciting news arrived in the mail this week, the latest copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  Volume 16 should be on newsstands now! I'm excited to be included in this magazine for the 16th time!

Quiltmaker Vol 16

My block is a combo of my favorite tulip shape, kind of curvy and old fashioned and strawberries, in a simple basket shape. It's machine appliqued using the blanket stitch in matching thread.  You know how I love blanket stitching.

These shapes are pretty simple, long curves, just a few points, so perfect if you're a novice at this kind of machine applique.  Pair this block up with some chaining blocks and you'd have yourself a pretty cute quilt. 
My sad news here is that I missed the deadline for Volume 17, so this is my last consecutive issue.   End of my long run in this great publication.  I can't thank the editors enough for always including me!
Hope you grab up a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 16! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Long Catch Up

Hi hi hi friends!  It's been so long since we met here, and I have missed you all.  I haven't forgotten how much I love meeting with you here and sharing what's up on my side of the screen and reading your comments about what you're up to. 
Last weekend Bret and I took a little road trip down the coast to stay at our favorite place, the Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo.  I love the town, I've been going there since I was a little kid when we camped at Morro Bay and visited my great Aunt Milly. 
On the way down we drive through Greenfield, and one of the landmarks along the road is the wonderful Greenfield sign.  I was sure I had blogged about it, Elizabeth and  I loved that old fashioned look of it, but looking through my blog photos I can't find it. Seems weird.  Everytime we drove by it I took a photo and would send it to Elizabeth.  Because that's the kind of thing we do.  Anyway this is the spot. I had my camera ready....
Missing Greenfield Sign

 Gone.  In both directions.  Its' great shape, and it's cool fonts, I loved it.  I guess old wooden signs eventually break down.  Still. Sad.  Here it is on one of the many trips past it.

greenfield sign

We sat outside in front of the inn and watched the hummingbirds flying around the lantana.  The grounds of the Apple Farm are filled with flowers that draw in birds and butterflies.  Really pretty.  It's just close enough to the coast to have a great climate for flowers and plants.   

Apple Farm Inn

Apple Farm Inn
Years ago on a visit I had an apple dumpling and it was wonderful, so I had one for dinner.  No regrets.

apple dumpling at Apple Farm Inn

After all the hot weather it was nice to see fog at the coast, but except in a few places, you couldn't even see much of the ocean unless you were right up at the beach.   Still, wonderful to be there.
Foggy coast

Saturday we went to Solvang, and walked around a bit.  The whole town was mobbed with people.  Fall is nice in California, warm but not too hot.. at least in the central coast area.  

Then we headed back home.  It was great to get away, and of course always good to be back home. 

Spelling Bee sew along
I pulled out my book and fabric, it's time to get busy working on my letter for the Spelling Bee Sew Along.  I am using my fabrics left over from the Tablerunner Bliss Sew Along, I love it so much!
That's it for me! Hope you're well!  Have a great day ! xop

Monday, October 09, 2017

Bee cute

One of the fun things we did at Nanette's was have lunch with Lori Holt.  Always happy when she can spend some time catching us up on what she's up to. She brought us each her cute new dishtowels and Cute Little Buttons 2... all adorable and made to match her fabrics. 

Lori Holt towels

I'm excited that I'll be participating in the Spelling Bee Sew Along! 


I can't wait to see all the blocks and what people do with them. The Spelling Bee book is chock full of blocks and quilts.

I even enhanced my stash a bit while out shopping, picking up some cute fabrics for future projects whatever they might be. There are so many great choices and so many great places there to shop. 
shopping spree
 I hope this finds you well.  xo

Friday, September 29, 2017

Time flies!

Time has flown by since I returned from my trip.  It was a great time and I am know I am so lucky to have great friends with great families who welcome me into their home like a long lost member.  Nanette's family is so wonderful and I really enjoy spending time with them.  I was lucky to meet two of her sisters this time and a third sister sent me the most adorably sweet Christmas ornament she had made.  How lucky am I?  Well super lucky.   The weather was amazing and I did get to drive in snow just a tad, the fall weather there is glorious which of course made it hard to return home to ninety degree plus weather, but what can you do? You can't just move in with people.  (can you?)

Pam Kitty Fabric
I came home with a bit of a cold, so I took it easy for the past couple of days but that's boring after a while.  Plus my little give away has been weighing on my mind, so today's the day. I picked a number and counted down and Sharrieboberry, who said "Suh-weet! I love this Buttercup mix. So cute. I'm partial to the name buttercup. That's the name of my sweet pup!" is the winner!   So Sharrie email me at rocketqltr at yahoo dot com and give me your mailing address and I'll send this little kit along to you.  I hope you ordered your copy of Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls!  Also Sharrie, we'd love to see a picture of that sweet pup !!!!
That's it for me.  What's new with you? Hope you have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A little escape!

Morning friends! How are you?  In an unexpected turn of events I'm headed out on a bit of a road trip this morning. 

tablerunner bliss progress
I hadn't gotten any farther on my runner than those gingham centers so I packed it up, along with my machine and some other odds and ends and I'm headed out.  Because I am going to be gone, I'll leave the give away open till I get back so there's more time to sign up. Not too many comments there! 
I'm excited for my little trip, maybe I'll see you on Instagram!  xop