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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Fall Squirrel-spiration!

Finished this little coffee mug cross stitch in fall colors! I plan to frame it and hang it above our coffee station. Pattern is from Kate Stitcher on Facebook.

Not my quilt - it's a pattern photo - isn't it pretty!
Blog reading is still a dangerous activity for me, and this squirrel was inspired by Robin at I Like To Create (go look at the version she is creating - I love it!) The pattern is Smores by Jo Morton. This is one of those quilts that looks bigger than it is (only 57 inches square), and those finished squares are only four inches! I'm not sure yet if I'll have the patience for anything that small, but we'll see. I may want to enlarge it, but that would potentially involve quilt math, at which I usually falter.

I bought Blocks By The Square by Jodi Barrows to have more
background and reference for "square in a square" blocks.

Book photo - Scrappy Star by Fons and Porter
Another "have to have it" book I recently purchased was Fat Quarter Friendly from Fons and Porter. I saw a quilt on Instagram made by Rachel Hayes, and I loved it so much I asked her for the pattern name. The pattern is Scrappy Star, and you can see her gorgeous version right here on her blog.

Here is a sneak peek at the subject of my next post - a tour of my "new" sewing room! I've been busy rearranging and moving (sore muscles and bruises to boot) and have a new setup I am enjoying. Until then, hope you are having a great week!


  1. they don't look like 4 inch blocks- pretty quilt. Love the look of the sewing room looking forward to seeing the whole room

  2. Your coffee mug cross-stitch is so much fun, Linda! After you mentioned Kate Stitcher before, I followed her on Facebook, too. She has a lot of neat designs! The S'mores pattern is lovely - I can see why you're drawn to it. I agree those are small blocks, though! Looking forward to seeing your new sewing room arrangement - that is always fun to do even if it is hard work!

  3. Your coffee mug stitchery turned out really cute. You've found some really cute patterns to play with. I'm trying really hard to curb my startitis and concentrate on getting in few finishes before we get to the end of the year.

  4. I'm looking forward to the tour. I think I'd like to have a seat and spend an afternoon there.

  5. Blogs and IG accounts can be so inspiring AND distracting. I look forward to seeing your new sewing room setup!

  6. Hi Linda! Oh, that cross stitch mug in a Buffalo plaid print is so darn cute. You're sharing gorgeous squirrel projects but I'm trying to stay focused. HAHA - good one. I can't wait to see your sewing space!! And, I'm especially happy to see you're back to blogging. I missed you, my friend. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Yes, we can get carried away by our ideas. If you need help with the quilty math, let me know. I can mock it up in EQ8 for you and help you figure it out. Love your cross stitch mug, I need to get back to mine. Can't wait to see your sewing room reveal!

  8. What a sweet cross stitch finish, Linda. I love it. For some reason I also love seeing other folks sewing spaces so I will enjoy seeing yours for sure. Glad you are so happy with it all.

  9. Your new mug rug is perfect for your coffee station, and I love sewing room tours.


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