Sunday, March 5, 2023


 I am back to the sewing room again, thank goodness.  Technology is a wonderful thing until it isn't.  The new computer is working great.  The only wrinkle was my iPhone quit, and I had to take it in for a new battery.  Well, seems they no longer make batteries for that old 6 year old model.  Great news, Verizon not only got me a new one at 50% off but very successfully updated the new with all the old ones information.  Yes, a few new features, but Utube has tutorials and all is working well.  I can truly return to the sewing room this week with all technology issues solved.  Thank goodness my Bernina's have never been this much trouble.

I just got the nicest Villa Rosa prize this past week.  I recently used two Villa Rosa patterns to teach a couple beginning quilting classes at our local quilt store.  I posted them on From Bolt to Beauty and was contacted by Villa Rosa Designs that I had won this wonderful prize.  So fun, and I plan to get busy with this project very soon.  
A another fun new project to look forward to.  I love the fabric that I purchased from Southern Charm Quilts.  This pattern is perfect for them.

Melanie Traylor stocks the pretties fabrics for her patterns. 
I am also back to working on my Garden Party project.  

The best part of this project is picking out all the different colors to blend together for the appliqué pieces.  The worse part, trips to JoAnn's for matching appliqué thread.  However, they do have a sale this month on thread.  Buy 3 get 2 free.  I'm a repeat customer!  


  1. Congratulations on the prize. It's always nice to get a surprise. Love the colors you are using in Garden Party!

  2. Love the Garden Party. So beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. That is a great prize, Donnalee! Congratulations. Your choice of Melanie's fabrics for this pattern is great! Have fun with that project! I LOVE your Garden Party project!! Can't wait to see the finish on that one! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings!! Have a great day!

  4. This is the first I've heard of the garden party quilt blocks,looking forward to seeing your progress on this one

  5. Great projects coming! I love that the fabrics are very spring-like.