Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Rubies

The Ruby is July's birthstone. Like a perfect red rose, the Ruby's rich color speaks of love and passion. The Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil. It has been said that the Ruby's red glow comes from an internal flame that cannot be extinguished, making a gift of this stone symbolic of everlasting love.


Blogger's Festival with MyDesertCottage - you must have your blog signed up before July 15th.

Quilt Blocks for Kaaren - see info here as posted by Allie Oops. Must be mailed by July 15th

Paper Pieced Hearts for Tonya. I will update with final mailing date.

Hands2Help - gentle reminder and info on final dates here with Sarah and Judi.

NEW - 100 Quilts (side bar button) again with Kate of swimbikequilt.


This was brought to me over the weekend. A Quilt Guild sew-in cleared the tables into this bag and one of the members brought it to me. Yes, I have already have it dumped on the couch and sorting, pressing, doing some pre-cuts, and clearing the trash - yes, they really just swept the tables.

And I did finish the 'Summer Thyme' redwork piece. My other piece is stitched, but is drying for blocking out and then fabric framing.

And I really had fun over the weekend play with Sue's Christmas Quilt Along and with Charlie's Christmas Quilt Along - although that one I am making into a Summer quilt.


I put my Broken Rail blocks into rows and then into this flimsie. I am going to use the solid for a border followed by a scrap block border (use those 3.'5" blocks up). Maybe a brown plaid for the binding. If anyone else made a quilt up with these blocks, I would love to see it.


Tonya and I have been kicking around this idea, and time to introduce it. CRAFTER'S CAMPFIRE on Saturday July 23. For those of you who would like to share your camping or travel favorite craft of choice. Maybe a picnic or campfire recipe, too. Just think - no long car ride, no bugs, no worries about the weather, no loss of sleep, and in-door plumbing!!! Lots of time to plan and think about it. If you can't be there in person, set up the day's blog with a little info to share. We will have Mr. Linky set up ahead of time so you can share your blog, craft and recipe.


The Ruby also represents the 40th wedding anniversary

Like a rugged lighthouse on the rocks
Withstanding stormy weather
Your love has shone throughout the years
Stronger now than ever

Sewingly Yours,


Anonymous said...

great post Sharon,hope you have had a great day

Quiet Quilter said...

Hope you found some gems in the bag, as well...nice projects..

Sunnybec said...

LOL It is our Ruby wedding next year...I will have to read the poem out to hubby and see what he says :). Hugs Linda

Q said...

you're a blogging and stitching machine Sharon! I have been MIA for a while, but still avidly reading. Thank you for sharing all you do!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Wonderful stitchery and flimsy, Sharon. Hopefully you were able to use a lot of the scraps from the Sew In bag.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Wow...that is a bag of scraps!! Hope you find your way through all that and get some goodies out of it!
Thanks for all the block is in for Kaaren, but I will check out the rest.

Anonymous said...

I love your redwork. I sure wish I had time to squeeze in learning how to do that. There just aren't enough sewing hours in the day!

Anonymous said...

Hope you found some treasure in that bag! I love getting scraps from other people's projects! I really like your Broken Rail top; that looks nice. I need to sit down and quilt (hand) on my H2H to get my Stash post ready too - eeek I have so much to do! LOL
Jacque in SC

StitchinByTheLake said...

Now that's a great looking scrap bag. :) I just know there will be some treasures to be found in it! blessings, marlene

rubyslipperz1052 said...

I always appreciate your reminders!! I NEED them...thank "YOU!

Fun info about the Ruby. I really like the "ruby" red color too!

Lots of fun sewing are always up to...FUN =)


Sheila said...

Love rubies. Hope you find some nice surprises in the scrap bag ;-)

Sarah Craig said...

Thanks for posting the "gentle reminder" about H2H! Every little bit helps!! And your quilt top is beautiful!!

I'll be joining you for the Crafter's Campfire, too - I've already got a recipe in mind!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Hmmm,I need to get a final mailing date on those hearts. Marcia is dealing with a lot on her plate right now, and I've already chatted with the lady today that was going to be my 'go between' to get them to the right lady. We figure when they get done, then they will. No hurry. I am not sure if anyone else is making any or not. I need to blog about that. Maybe Saturday...

Michele said...

Your projects look have been busy! Thanks for all the reminders :-)