A Little Pink Quilting

A sweet little quilt
for a new little girl

I just love this fabric
"Farmer's Market" by Sandi Henderson

and quick and easy pattern
"Sweet Cheeks" by Thimble Blossoms

I hope you had a wonderful week.

Happy Pink Saturday!



A Studio Transformation Journey

An unused garage
plus a vision equals
a wonderful little creative space to call my own.

Seven months ago my family and I took a little transformation journey. 
Oh let me re-phrase that!
Seven months ago I got a wild hair
to transform our unused garage (aka storage pod)
into a quilt studio
and my family was dragged along!

Month 1

Everything came out

We sorted, repacked, discarded and relocated.
then darling, sweet hubby broke his hand - uugghh

Month 2

We cleaned

and made preparations for the delivery
of the "wild hair"

My pretty red longarm

Month 3

I quilted

and made minor improvements

Waverly "Jalapeno Pepper" - Lowe's

Month 4

The painting began

Valspar Wasabi Green and Pale Pine - Lowes

Month 5

The electrical work began

lots of lights ( 6 - 4')

a new circuit panel

Pottery Barn pendants

We had the nicest electrician that spent countless hours
making sure every detail met my expectations.
I miss him!

Month 6

Moving In

I have several antique "family treasures" that were not being used.
Now they fit right in!

My Grandmother's kitchen table
My Dads baby highchair

My Grandmother's shelf with sweet treasures
My Mother inlaws vintage aprons

my most recent creation
a vintage sheet flower pillow

My Grandmother's buffet

a Pottery Barn cubby that holds fat quarters perfectly
I heart PB

a sweet little pincushion from my friend Pat
She makes the best stuff!

Sweet vintage treasures

A great place to store vintage sheets

an inspiration from Laurie Anna

a trophy cabinet re-do
go here for more info

another Pat pincushion
(I want to be her when I grow up)

a sweet handmade christmas gift from my daughter

my Daddy's childhood treasures

an old forgotten friend found in the attic

darling hubby's kitchen table from England
a great place to cut vintage sheets and start new projects

a comfy place to do hand-work
yo-yo checkers anyone?

Supervisor in charge

more fabric storage

works in progress

I love you red fiber-doodler!

Welcome to Poppy Cottage
where inspiration creates

Thank you for stopping by to visit.
The journey is not quit over
as there are still things left to be done.
But please be sure to come back as I share the whimsies of
my everyday life here where friends are always welcome!


~ Participating in ~

Where Bloggers Create II
hosted by

Pink Saturday
hosted by
Bevery at How Sweet the Sound

Metamorphosis Monday
hosted by
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Trash to Treasure Tuesday
hosted by
Kimm at Reinvented

Show and Share
hosted by
Chris at Just a Girl

Show and Tell
hosted by
Becca at Blue Cricket Design


Penny Pinching Party
hosted by
Jenn at The Thrifty Home

Inspired by Dawn @ The Feathered Nest


Doggie Chronicles

I received this from a friend
and it was way too funny not to share :0)

Enjoy your day!

Sharon and Max

be sure to scroll down to bottom to turn music off


Can you say Cheese?

Cake that is.....

Yumm ~ strawberry cheesecake....
now that's delish!



The Doggie Chronicles and a Party

The fur is flying over at

as Samba, Fudge, Noah and the gang are joining in
with all their furry friends
in the Second Annual Red Bandana day!

Max loves to look his best and is always up for a good party.

So hop on over for a visit
as it is promised to be a tail-waggin good time!

Thank you Ms. Sue for being such a lovely hostess
and thinking of our Maxster :0)

Enjoy your day,
Sharon and Max


Pink Saturday and some Garden Whimsy!

Peter Rabbit's Flower Village

There you will find the houses of
Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle,
Mrs. Tittlemouse and Jemima Puddleduck. 
This is one of the four topiary flower houses
in the Peter Rabbit Flower Village.

Now how much fun would it be to sip a cup of tea
with your favorite small person
and to be swept away in the fantasy of Beatrice Potter?

I wanna go :0)


Participating in Pink Saturday with Ms. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound


I Heart Mail

Look what our mail carrier delivered today...

A new pattern from Thimble Blossoms

When I first saw it on Camille's blog here I knew I had to have it.  I just love her patterns and have a slue of them already; so what's one more ;)

Now to pick my fabric....


Oh I don't know.....
they are both so pretty
but red pulls at me heart strings but "dream on" screams vintage
decisions, decisions  :0)

Happy Quilting,


My Dream Kitchen!

Oh yes ~ just a few more roosters
and I could see myself making something
very yummy here

Participating in my first Rednesday

Be sure to stop by
for some more yummy red eye candy!

Enjoy your day!

Country Living.com


Laundry Day

Lot's of laundry

and a little help from Max

I hope you had a wonderful weekend

and now it's back to work :0)

Enjoy your day,