Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

It’s blog hop time again!  Stacy has put together a great line up for the holidays.  If you’re not already following along, click HERE to visit Buttermilk Basin.
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We just love this time of year!… decorating, baking, getting together with friends and family… but one of our most favorite things is to escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays by settling in by the fireplace with some hand sewing.  Kathy has created the perfect little project for some cozy, cold-weather sewing…

 Cookie Mat

This cute little wool mat is perfect for placing under a plate of cookies made for a special someone.

 Cookie MatCookie Mat

Here are the instructions and templates for the mat.  HERE

And here is our favorite tried and true sugar cookie recipe for holiday cookie decorating…

Sugar Cookie Recipe Card

Make sure you follow along the blog hop for other great recipes and projects!


Great Pumpkin Treat Bag

Happy Halloween!   We have a tradition at our house.  Every year, on Halloween night, all the kids in the family leave their trick-or-treating candy out for the “Great Pumpkin.”  Late that night, after everyone is asleep, he takes the candy, and to the delight of the kids, leaves a special surprise in its place. (This is a great way to get rid of candy by the way.)  Kathy has created this super cute Halloween treat bag to fill with goodies and hang somewhere special, maybe for the “Great Pumpkin.” Wink, wink.

Great Pumpkin Treat Bag
Great Pumpkin Treat Bag

Here is a link to the instructions and templates.

Great Pumpkin Treat Bag

Make sure to visit Stacy from Buttermilk Basin for lots of other fun Halloween goodies!

We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!

Farmhouse Threads and Friends Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  It’s our week for the Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!

We are new to the hop this year and are so excited to be participating!  Kathy has designed a beautiful block for you, full of Autumn goodness.  The block reflects her signature style of wool appliqué on a pieced cotton background.  We hope you love it as much as we do!

Harvest Mystery Block

Here are some close-ups…

Harvest Mystery Block
Harvest Mystery BlockHarvest Mystery Block

Here is the link for the pattern…

{So Thankful} Harvest Mystery Block

We have kits for this block available at our online store HERE.

For more information and links to the other blocks, please visit the Farmhouse Threads Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop {Day 11}

Today is our day of the Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop!  We have been following along and just LOVE everyone’s adorable designs!  If you haven’t joined in yet check out Buttermilk Basin’s Blog for all the info.

This is our first summer here in the Pacific Northwest and we are absolutely loving it!  The days are long and not too hot but even if it does get hot there are plenty of giant evergreens to provide shade.

Here is our favorite summer potluck recipe…

Curried Chicken Salad recipe card

And Kathy has put together a perfect little summer sewing project for the hop.  Just look at this adorable little piece of watermelon (another potluck favorite)  it looks good enough to take a bite out of!
Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 1Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 2Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 3Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 4

You can click on the links below to print out the instructions and templates…



We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are.  And a BIG “thank you!” to Stacy of Buttermilk Basin for making this hop possible!

Wild Hares and Hollyhocks

Have you seen the new issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects?!  It is full of BEAUTIFUL projects that will make you ready for springtime.  Our favorite project (though we are a little bit biased) is the wool mat by Kathy, “Wild Hares and Hollyhocks.”
Spring 2016 Primitive Quilts and Projects
Wild Hares and Hollyhocks Magazine PicWild Hares and Hollyhocks

I just love the wild hares tucked in all those colorful hollyhocks!  The magazines are on shelves now, so get a copy for yourself and have an adorable new wool mat done in time for Easter.

We are offering a limited number of kits to make this project on our online store.  We were only able to find a very limited amount of the original background wool but we have made additional kits with some swoon worthy substitutes.  Check them out below…
Wild Hares and Hollyhocks - Kit

Wild Hares and Hollyhocks - Kit 1

Wild Hares and Hollyhocks - Kit 2

Wild Hares and Hollyhocks - Kit 3

Wild Hares and Hollyhocks - Kit 4

Hurry!! These won’t last long.