Good morning everyone! I hope we are finding you all in a wonderful state today..You should find some really different pieces during this hop;it was quite strange for me. I had a difficult time figuring out just what I wanted to do with this one. But alas!!!!! lol
We owe our thanks to Madame Samm and Marlene for this blog hop. I am still grinning, thinking about what creations we are going to see.
These ladies do an exceptional job organizing these hops....a big whoo hoo for you girls!!!!
Now; on to mine: The first one is put together as a little wall hanging, which is in my sewing room now. It was kind of a test piece for me too...I used stripe fabrics to show the bias.
Now I never said she was pretty....lol!!!!! I did a little straight line quilting on this one.
Now the second piece is a tote bag; which I plan on using for carrying my projects back and forth for our sewing nights.
This is quilted with straight lines on the diagonal....and I stitched those little pieces on to show what I am interested in. As you can see......heels take priority. I know my sewing buddies are laughing now....lol. I couldn't resist. The flowers and butterfly represent the gardening I like to do. Sorry my stitching above her doesn't show up enough...I does say 'I'm a little' but not dark enough...
One more week of February gone! It was a messy week here; with a blizzard last weekend and snow and freezing rain last night....but it is winter,right?
Ok...on with my WIPs this week: I can now show all of you my pieces for the 'Hugs and Kisses' blog hop.....my day was yesterday.
I have my project ready for the 'All About Me' blob hop...sneak peek?
My first block is done for the QAL ...
I have started another table topper; but sorry, I forgot to take pictures...soon.
I have finished the 'Bluenose' quilt though...completely finished and ready to ship.
I am sorry that the compass I stitched in the black corners just above the anchors don't show up here...the light just wasn't great....but I stitched the arrows with N,S,E and W on those corners. But you get the idea...right? lol
Next; I have to get moving with the project for 'Nancy Drew' hop coming up in March....
I am linking up to Monika.and Lee; enjoy your day of hopping folks!
This has been updated to link up to Finish Friday go take a look!!!!
Whooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!!! It is my day for the Hugs and Kisses blog hop. I can't tell you how much fun I have had getting ready for this hop. I enjoy all of them, but this one was fantastic!! I got to use my Go!Baby and things went really well. So right to it!!
I made a table topper with my heart die; It measures about 27" square....and I finished it with some FMQ of a vine of heart shaped leaves.
A close up of the quilting....
I cut the hearts out with the Go!Baby....fused them on then appliqued with a hot pink thread/Essentail Threads from Connecting Threads. It works really well. It is quilted with DIY thread in the top and bobbin thread in the bobbin.
Now I couldn't stop at one piece this time!!!! So; next up is....this little pillow:
This is Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam on Valentine Day!!!!! It is quilted with a small paisley.....
and I made an envelope back for it....with these cute little buttons.
And last, but not least....a little wall hanging. Since this hop is called 'Hugs and Kisses'....well the wall hanging is the same.....with a few hot little lips....lol
This one was not cut out with the Go!Baby...shoot!! I don't have that die!!!! So tedious cutting by hand of the letters and lips...lol. It is quilted with little loops on the white and down the borders.
Not sure you can see much of the quilting here.
Well; that is it for me folks!!! I hope you enjoyed my part in this hop. It was a real blast for me.
Now I did mention a giveaway, right?.....of course I did!! I have 5 fat eighths in reds and pinks for you.
To enter: 1. Just leave me a comment; any comment
2. For a second chance be a follower; leave a comment telling me.
That is simple...yes?
Please visit the rest of the folks taking part today: Here is your listTuesday
This year is going to be just as exciting as the last!! SewCalGal put this link up so that we could all have a chance to watch it before it is taken down. Right now; you can view it for free, but not for long folks...and it is worth seeing.
She has decided to continue the FMQ challenge into this year; I am so happy! This is a piece with Thread Play..and it is fantastic! Please take the opportunity to watch the video and give it a try...I am anxious to get started on mine.
So; onward and upward with the new FMQ Challenge for 2013...and may I improve....lol!!!!!
And more good news!! Tomorrow starts the 'Hugs and Kisses' blog hop!!!!. Go here for the schedule..it is going to be lots of fun with maybe some tutorials....and I am sure; lots of giveaways....yay!!!!!!!!!!!
A few weeks back; I won a prize on Sew we quilt....it came in the mail today....Thanks Madame Samm...it is the cutest thing!!!! Now I copied this picture from Madame's blog; hope that's ok... They are quite neat....Thank you to OBol too!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Whoo Hoo!!!! We are into Feb.; and moving along through our winter. We have lots of snow forecast for this weekend. That means we can snowshoe again, which makes the winter fly by nicely, and keeps it a bit warmer. Anyway; on with the WIPs:
I am just past the 1/2 way mark hand quilting the 'Bluenose'...I will have pictures when finished.
I am ready for the 'Hugs and Kisses' blog hop next week...a sneak peek:
I am working on something for the 'All About Me' blog hop the end of the month:
And I pieced this table topper along with my friend Connie from Shepody Mountain Crafter...this is a kit we bought from Connecting Threads...I just love it!!!!
This; along with the runners I showed you last week, still have to be quilted. We are getting together to sew again tomorrow afternoon and evening with 2 other friends. You may remember the quilt I showed you last week too. It belonged to Rose; one of the other friends. We have a great time working and having tea together.
I will be linking up to Monika and Lee . If you want to see some amazing work; join me....you know you want to...lol. Grab a tea or coffee and browse the work.
Sorry about no link to Lee.....the linky won't work for me...I've tried and tried. maybe next week..lol