July is a time for Winning!!!

As July comes into the mountains… and I turned 54 yesterday too!  We are enjoying summertime in our own yard!

I took some selfies of an app on my phone that features me on my birthday…

And I took some selfies of me too and made a collage… all early in the morning on the 4th… the house was MINE!

 I spent my birthday hearing from ALL my kids… including watching sweet little Ellie play and be sooo cute on video chat time!

 Some of my birthday wishes included:

Can you guess what the last trait I have is inside this card??? <<<


Tell me in a comment below if you are interested in having a MINI QUILT PATTERN
I HAVE 2 to give away 😀
>>> Thanks to my bestie Connie for this birthday month giveaway! <<<
Giveaway limited to USA at this moment >>> 

 Amaryllis watch is coming to an end…

On the left was the beginning of the week and by the end of the week the one on the left was fully bloomed and earlier blooms were already fading a bit!

We will cover it well in winter and see if it blooms again in the future after such a beautiful show this season!!!!

I have NOT spent any time at the frame this week…  But next week that will change 😀

 Instead I was sewing on Julius my black 301… a wall hanging for my son and his bride-to-be. 

My son Michael and his bride to be ~ Kristen… called me early yesterday morning before celebrating HER birthday with her visiting family.. Her birthday is actually July 5 and I sent her a sweet card and sewing kit for their new home (my son gave me the green light for this home sweet home gift).

Michael & Kristen
Due to marry April 11, 2021

 I did take time to press these seams open as I sewed together all these little pieces…

 Until soon I had the bottom half together…

 I also sewed the top half strips all together making sure to stagger the seams so they weren’t all in one spot.  I woke up early on my birthday to figure out the writing I will HAND EMBROIDER on the white stripe of the picture above…  you can see below close up …

 Here I am deciding exactly how I will be hand embroidering in different threads I have and have on order…. and writing on the quilt area with a pencil my intentions…

Here is a sneak peek of my quilting plan too…

 only single vertical lines are in the final as they seemed more modern.. My goal is to make them a keepsake wall hanging they will always enjoy over the years.

As July was ringing into being… I found I was a winner in a facebook group I am in for Color Street nails….

 Have you ever done your own manicure and used dry nail polish products like this???  Let me know if you are interested in knowing more… I can hook you with my nail stylist!!!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner for me…

 I won a foot massager & should get it this week!!!

Here is a darling idea for dressing up a house plant for the patriotic holiday… make your country’s flag…

 Here is a quilt pattern I am currently lusting over and got my honey’s agreement that he likes it too…

I can only find it on an Etsy shop atm… my LQS doesn’t own it.

Will you be a winner this week ??!!Did you miss the pattern giveaway I offered above???

I am excited to get back to hand work this week and getting things done 🙂  How about you???
Linking this post to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE… I will be embroidering today on the wedding wall hanging!!!!


11 thoughts on “July is a time for Winning!!!

  1. Holli Jo

    I just LOVE your sweet blog!! Thank you for the Color Street shout out!! I’m pretty excited to see the results of “mani day”!! I do hope your birthday was a blessed one!! Love the wall hanging & cant wait to see the progress on your big quilt this week too!!


  2. CathieJ

    Happy Birthday! I love the quilt you are making for your son and his fiancee. I have yet to start the quilt for my daughter and her husband. I like the Mountains are Calling. Please enter me into your giveaway.


  3. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    your son and his finance look so happy congratulations to them. I already have the pattern so don't put me in for it. I looks like a great pattern. Sounds like you had a good birthday – you have been staying very busy. So you left the amarylis in the ground all winter instead of digging up and putting in the house for the holidays? most people do it the opposite LOL plant it in the ground in the spring and dig up and bring in the house to flower – it looks good outside- I never remember to dig them up and the right time to bring them in the house to flower and this year they flowered in January and February I think.


  4. Little Penpen

    Are you sassy classy and assy??? Lol cute card! Looks like you had a great birthday. I think the mountain quilt will be perfect for you. I like the piece you are doing for your son and his beautiful fiancé. Your granddaughter is so cute! Yes, on the pattern give away. And I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Keep celebrating YOU!


  5. Darlene

    Happy Birthday. I like your wedding quilt and the embroidery– a very personalized gift. I have never tried planting an amarylis outside. The mini quilt pattern is cute and would be interested in it. Thanks.


  6. Gretchen Weaver

    Happy Birthday! You've had a busy week working on the wallhanging for your son and his fiance. I've never seen the Mountains are Calling pattern but it looks like you! The thimble blossoms pattern is really cute but please DON'T put my name in the drawing. I already have so many patterns, I'd hate to deprive someone else. When I did up the Amaryllis bulbs this fall, I'll replant one and see if it over winters. I might be surprised! Happy stitching!


  7. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter

    Well, I missed sending you a Happy Birthday – forgive. What a great post! I have a pattern with the same block, so give it to another. 54 is a great age! 75 is OK, but I can tell you 2021 cannot come faster! Have a great week, and enjoy your gifts. Hugs


  8. K Reeves

    Belated birthday greetings Kathi, it looks like you had a grand week! Love the wedding quilt, idea too! That amaryllis is the biggest batch of blooms I have ever seen!



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