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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday

What a week this has been so far; back to winter. Well not really, but it is  colder than last week,even had a dusting of snow. It won't stay long; right????

I don't have a lot of progress this week; I'm afraid. I have been quilting on the Blueberry Basket a bit; not like I should be though. And I have started a new project; which I will show you a little peek at for now. It is using the fabric that I won from A Girl In Paradise for the Modern Triangle QAL. Did I tell you how much I love that fabric????

Here is a pic:
Now I am linking up to Lee and Monika;for some interesting posts you should head over and have a look. There is always something neat to see going on today.                          

Have a wonderful day                                                                                            

Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Featured Guest!!!!

Hi everyone...I would like to introduce you to Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer here in blogland. I was thinking that some of you should get a chance to see what she does and get to know her. So; here is an article by Katie:

Things to Consider for Expecting Parents

Nine months go by fast and before you know it your baby's due date is right around the corner. Thinking ahead makes your pregnancy, your labor and your delivery much more enjoyable because of the peace of mind it provides.

Labor and delivery classes are very important for both parents. These specialized classes educate and prepare couples on the labor and delivery process, as well as teach helpful breathing techniques for mom-to-be.

It’s good for the baby's father to attend doctors’ appointments with the mother, when possible. This provides comfort because you are both building a relationship and a trust with the doctor. There are also important things to discuss such as birthing options, possible complications and blood cord banking. Cord blood banking is the process of saving the baby's blood from the umbilical cord and banking it as a valuable resource of stem cells. The stem cells could potentially be used in a future medical treatment. . This is not a routine practice in most hospitals and is a procedure that must be planned in advance. One of the main reasons parents choose this procedure is because of family history of diseases that can be treated with cord blood stem cells..

Touring the hospital before the expected due date is also a good idea. This ensures that you know where everything is from the nurse’s station to the admitting department and everywhere in between. It reduces stress and fear of not knowing where things are and familiarity gives comfort to both parents.

It’s also very important to have the
proper things packed for your stay in the hospital. It’s not just a bag for mommy anymore. Now that expectant fathers are allowed to stay with the new moms most all the time, it’s important to make sure he has his essentials as well. Sleeping clothes, toothbrushes, deodorant, and changes of clothes/undergarments are necessary for both parents considering no one knows how long the hospital stay will last. Books, magazines and movies are also good things to consider bringing since they provide things to do while in the hospital. One of the most important things to pack is the camera and video camera along with fresh batteries. You’ll want to be sure to capture every moment of the new baby’s entrance into the world.

It’s hard to prepare for the unexpected but just thinking ahead and planning as much as possible will make all the difference in the world. 

"This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche.  If you have any questions or would like to connect with Katie please contact by visiting her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter @moorekm26."

Friday, March 23, 2012

FMQ Challenge Samples

One week left in is cliche...but where has it gone???  So; before I miss the deadline, I want to post my practice pieces.

This one has the loops quilted on it.

This one has the leaf vine around the outside border, and meandering in the center.

This is just a sandwich of a little of everything......not the best work; but much better than

I am linking this up to SewCalGal; make sure you take a look at all the practice pieces. Some fantastic work being done! I want to thank Darlene at SewCalGal and Ann for this month's lesson...I truly enjoyed it. All 3 months have been a great help to me. All I need to do now is use what I have learned...this is a lot of fun. Thanks ladies!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

She Got Me!!! I've Been

Well I have been sitting back laughing about all the tagging going on here in blogland; and guess what.  You got it...Karen over at tagged me....among others.

How this works; I have to answer 11 of Karen's questions; then send 11 more questions to 11 bloggers....yes; beware  So let's see if I can get these questions and answers taken care of now.

1.What is your most treasured possession?
Besides my home; that would be my little red Pontiac Solstice

2.Chocolate or crisp? Coffee or tea?
Definitely crisp and tea.

3.Do you have any other crafty interests apart from patchwork/quilting?
Nothing crafty; I love my flower gardens, but not too crafty at that

4.Dogs or cats?
I am a dog lover

5. What was your favorite subject in school?
English; I hated anything that took much

6.What is on your sewing machine at the minute?
A sandwich to practice my FMQ

7. Who is your favorite singer/group?
I love all music; but Johnny Reid is it for me!!

8.Does your nearest and dearest know how much fabric you really have?
Oh yeah!!  most of it

9.What is your favorite all time film?
Hmmmmmmm....Dirty Dancing....loved it!

10.Where is your favorite holiday destination?
I've only been to Cuba; so what can I say??

11.What's your favorite thing you ever made?
That would have to be all the quilts I've made for my little grandsons.
They hold a special place, you know.

Now for my questions:
1. What got you started sewing/quilting?
2. How long have you been crafting?
3. Where did you travel to this year?
4. What is your favorite foreign food?
5. Have you ever been to New Brunswick, Canada?
6. What is your favorite on line fabric shop?
7. What TV show do you like; if any?
8. Who has been a big influence in your crafting life?
9. Do you like working outside/gardening ?
10. What is your favorite season and why?
11. What is the one crafty item you really want to make one day?

Now I am tagging:

Have fun girls.....

A Fantastic WIP Wednesday

It has been a wonderfully warm week here; unreal for mid March. Keep it coming!!!
So; you know what that means, right???? I've been outside more than sewing....eeeeeeek.

So getting down to it; still 2 scrappies waiting to be quilted
                                  Blueberry Basket is still in the frames(1/2 quilted)
                                   cross stitch quilt waiting to be quilted
                                   one new project-table topper finished

This let me practice a bit of my FMQ that I'm suppose to be doing.  I have to get at that too....Now I am linking up to Lee and Monika . Please take a hop over and visit some of the blogs. You'll miss some great work if you don't.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Wonderful Giveaway!!!

You have to visit Leona today; she is celebrating 1000 followers with a fantastic giveaway!!!!!    If you want lots of fabric; this is the place to go. Don't miss out now...

Thursday, March 15, 2012


The weeks go by faster when you get older; you   It sure seems like it though. I am linking up with Rhianon today, host of this weeks TGIFF. She has one of the neatest blogs you will ever see! Great header and does THE best FMQ. I am in envy of her quilting... I had a little finish this week; since my main project is hand quilting right now. So, here it is:  
I had fun with this gave me a chance to practice the loops for part of this month's FMQ Challenge.
I need more Please visit the other blogs to see what they did this week.

Lucky Day for Me!

The postman had a pleasant surprise for me today. Wasn't expecting my win to arrive so soon.

This is what I won over at Ann's blog for doing the Modern Triangle QAL. Isn't it lovely.  Thank you Ann.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Wow!! It's here matter what we do, it arrives weekly; doesn't  To tell the truth, I look forward to it every week. I've been very busy this week; not a lot to show...but busy just the same.

WIPs: 2 scrappies to hand quilt
           Blueberry Basket being quilted now
          Summer Sampler finished!!!!
           Borders added to the cross stitch top
           New little project

Summer Sampler:

Blueberry Basket
Tote with loops for practice in the FMQ challenge.
I am linking up to Lee and Monika, check it out and see what lovely work they have.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I don't usually get here on Fridays; sorry. But this week I remembered...I did manage to finish my Summer Sampler.  Hope you don't get tired of seeing  this one.  lol.    

I am linking up to Quilt Matters..take a look at the other blogs too...some great work.

It is also time to vote for the weekly theme quilt....I do have one in there this week too.  'Flying Geese'
Thanks for taking a look and if you choose to vote for mine....there are some fantastic quilts.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday

What a busy week! Getting right to works is progress are:

On going: 2 scrappies.....blueberry be quilted

Finished: Spring...the fabric store QAL(above)

Almost finished quilting....Summer Sampler...a peek

New projects:  a bag made from leftovers from the Modern Triangle QAL...machine quilted with canvas webbing for straps.

sashing padded to the cross stitch quilt top....the sashing is deep grape, looks black.Just to add the borders now and layer to quilt. Quilting will be quick here because it is already marked when you get these blocks. So that helps a lot.

I am linking up to Lee and Monika; please go have a look at all of this week's works in progress.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Forgetful me!!

I was just looking back; and realized on the last WIP Wed. I forgot to show you a pic of "Spring"...the QAL project that I did with the fabric store here. Here it is:
For those of you following 'Sew It's Finished'; you would have saw it already. Sorry I forgot.
I had triangles left over from the Modern Triangle QAL; so I made a tote bag with them....
And a peek at the Summer Sampler...2/3 hand quilted.

I am now going for a hot shoulders are killing me. Too much quilting!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday's Weekly Theme Contest

Good morning all. It is the day that we all vote for our favorite pillow. Here is where you go; there will be all kinds of lovely work to see. This one is my pillow entered today...
I would love it if you voted for these little roosters.