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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beginners QAL and a Giveaway

The Quilting Gallery is putting on a beginners can take part and have fun or you can simply enter the giveaway; up to you. The prize is a lovely new iron..go check it out!! The button is on my sidebar..but I'll add it here for you too.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Another week gone by and I am without much progress. I have been very busy; just not sewing or quilting.
I have cleaned and mulched all the flower gardens, and planted a large vegetable garden. is raining today!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok...this week, I have done probably an1/8 of the quilting on the commissioned quilt. Not much going on there.
I FMQ the charms table runner; I did this one with Essential Thread from Connecting worked nicely...sorry for the poor quality pic; not sure what I did there.  I have picked up another commissioned top. This is an older top brought to me by the ladies daughter....mother is gone now...I will quilt it so she can pass it down the line. Didn't think to take a pic of it for this morning.

You know the  linking up to Lee  and Monika; please browse the other blogs and see what wonderful projects they are working on.

While I am here; please take note of the new button on the right side bar. The one with Gangstas on is a group of guys and gals giving us tutorials next month...and giveaways along with these.  Check it out...and see some wonderful pics of these gangstas while you're at

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Won...I Won!!!!!

I can't believe it....made my day, though. I won first prize in April's FMQ Challenge!!!!
I have been so very lucky, this is a wonderful prize to receive.  I want to thank Darlene  for all the work she does for this challenge; among other things.


Monday, May 28, 2012

A New QAL !!!

This is just a heads up will notice a new button on my sidebar. There will be a new QAL starting the end of the month.  So; if you would like to take part, take a peek.  I am really going to try to do this QAL; but no is summer and so much work outside...but trying. lol.  Em's on her header for it.

On a final note....we had a wonderful week for giveaways. It was a lot of fun; I have lots of new followers. And I follow lots more friends  I have mailed my gift already....and I was so lucky to win a jelly roll of vintage fabric and lovely buttons from Jennifer at Jennifers Jumbles...gosh, I hope I got that right. I have no
Enjoy the week.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Winner!!!

Well the week was so much fun...I got hubby to randomly draw a winner this morning...the winner is mframe..she has been notified by email, and I posted the win on the original giveaway post. But this is easier for my followers to read. Thanks to all for taking the time to comment and for my new followers. Before too long I will be having a nice giveaway just for my followers. Just a heads

Enjoy your weekend

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Something to Share with You....

This week I received some lovely mail...with the quilt festival and May Giveaway Day; I thought I should wait to show you.  I won the '100 Blocks' magazine at Melissa Corry's Blog....and she was nice enough to autograph her pattern for it!

And just because this lady is so very nice; she sent me a piece of fabric that she dyed a template onto. Now this was out of the kindness of her I could try whatever I like with it....thank you Holly and Melissa. Notice Holly added a few lovely handmade bookmarks....I bet you could see more on her blog.

Now I just wanted to share a bit of my spring with crabapple blossoms and Alysum... dwarf rhodedenron in the

Have a wonderful day; it is gorgeous here..I finished mulching flower gardens...will mow tomorrow...I may take in a few rays..this afternoon; who knows????

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Here we are again!! This has been one hectic week; for most of us. With Bloggers Quilt Festival going on; and May Giveaway! I have made it through over 200 of the quilts entered in the festival...There are some beautiful quilts folks; hope you have had a look.  Then the big giveaway day...I have been overwhelmed with responses and just trying to get around to comment on one page of the categories so is unreal how many people are taking part in the it!!

Now on with progress: 2 scrappies are waiting to be quilted
                                   1 bag finished
                                   1 table runner finished
                                    charms table runner waiting to be quilted
                                    1 sampler quilt in the frames to hand quilt(commissioned)
                                     May's FMQ Challenge piece finished
Now the pics:
                                   Bag: front and back

Charm Table Runner
FMQ #1


Commissioned Quilt

Table Runner.
Aren't you glad I am lot of pics.  The FMQ was easy to do; # 1 has stitch problems; that is when my FM foot decided to break.  #2 is ok....I could have filled it in more. But so much going on right now. I mainly wanted to get it done before I forgot about it.  I want to thank Leah for doing the tutorial this month...I found it very informative.

I am linking up to Lee and Monika; please join us.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day!!!!

Well; good morning folks...hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Here it was and sunny!!

As you all know; today is May 21, our big Giveaway Day; hosted my Sew, Mama, Sew.
First of all, thank you to our host. This is a great way for people to get to know each other and share our crafts and give away fabric or whatever you like. It is my first year taking part.

My giveaway is a stack of 5 FQs...and I will ship internationally. Giveaway ends May 25th and I will randomly draw a winner and announce this winner on Saturday the 26th.
Just leave a comment here to enter; no hoops. But I would like you to tell me where your favorite vacation spot is. I might like to try it out some You don't have to be a follower, but I would appreciate and love if you did follow...but not necessary for the draw. My followers do get a 2nd entry by leaving a comment telling me you are a follower...thank you

Here's the gift from me.
Yay!!!!! We have a winner.
My favorite spot is Destin, Fl
My husband picked a number randomly; and she was the lucky winner of the fabric above.  The winner has been notified my email.  Hope everyone had fun; I did!! I want to thank SewMamaSew for hosting....and all the lovely folks who commented and follow me now...I couldn't answer all of you, but I read every comment. Greatly appreciate it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hey All!! A Little Reminder

This is to make sure everyone knows about Giveaway Day tomorrow; hosted by SewMamaSew.
I will be taking part in this giveaway; hope you will come back tomorrow....I'll have a link so you can visit all the other blogs taking part....enjoy the week.    


Friday, May 18, 2012

Quilt Festival!!!

It is that time of year....where we show something we love; and get to see the wonderful inventions of other fellow quilters. This will be a wonderful week to take the opportunity to visit our fellow bloggers and appreciate their creations. This is my entry for the festival this year. This quilt measures 78"x82" raw edge appliqued and hand quilted.  I loved making this quilt so much; I did it  I really liked the blue and white with the applique setting off the entire quilt...enjoy the week everyone!!

Now I am linking up to Quilt Festival; please take a look and vote for your favorite.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP Wednesday/TGIFF

This has been a great week for me here...not in the sewing world, but gardens. Until today; it has been very decent weather. I managed to get all of my flower gardens cleaned out and looking not too 

Projects this week consist of: Commissioned quilt finished
                                              A table runner finished
                                               2 table runners to be quilted
                                               a bag to finish
Here are pics of the pieces:  Finished Quilt:
The table Runner:                                             I have a little visitor to show you...he was at my kitchen window a couple of days elegant to watch. He looks big
The routine is to link up with Lee and Monika..will you join me in visiting the other blogs to see what wonderful work they have for us this week????  Now linking up to Pat at Colour Me Quilty.                                                                                   

Now I have a question.....does anyone know what would cause my FM foot to start acting up? Last week all of a sudden; I broke 4 right after the other. My machine said it was a thread tangle that stopped the I looked it over and finished what I was doing...very slowly.  Yesterday I sat down to quilt; thinking nothing was wrong.  Low and behold it stopped quickly again, but I was on the ball this time, and saved the needle in time by raising it.  Then I got checking more things out.  There was a hole punched in the toe of the FM foot!!!!  Apparently that is what broke my needles. But why all of a sudden was it hitting. I continued trying to sew; watching what was going on....things line up ok until I bring my bottom thread up; then the open toe shifts ahead and to my right.  Needle hitting!!  So; how did I break my open toe?????
Why does it all of a sudden not line up???    If anyone has had this happen; could you tell me about it....what I may have done.  I'm thinking if there was a thread tangle; it may have pulled the needle back to hit the foot. But why stay like that??? hmmmmmmmm...

PS.....I found the problem!! After wondering and pondering; I took a closer look at the foot. It is cracked in the back just befind where it hooks on to the machine....darn!!! At least I know now,eh.  Get a new                                                                     

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mailman/Postman....don't you just luv em!!!!!!

I received a package just a few minutes ago....I won 5 FQs over at Annie's. She sent me the nicest blue fabrics....and I got a nice closeup so you can see the sweet hummingbird.
And take notice of the lovely card; and little emmery board she threw in for good measure....thank you so much it!                                                      

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Well this has been a very busy week for me. And most of it has been weeding flower gardens. But I did manage to do a bit of sewing. Last week I had started the commissioned quilt....just passed the 1/2 way mark with that one. On to the sneak peek from last week now. This first one is a set of silhouette pillows.
Next is a table runner pinned and ready to be FMQ.
It's kind of a wonky nature one is based on the same idea(but different).lol
Just finished the applique here. Last but not least......

This is a runner made from the postage stamp squares that Katie over at Katie's Salt Marsh sent me(just to be nice).

You now what is next; right??  Linking up to Lee and Monika to see what everyone is up to. Why don't you join us...really, it's fun. Now I am linking up with Colour Me Quilty

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It Arrived Today!!

What? you might ask....well this came in the mail today! 
The wool piece I won over at Paulette's blog; Sweet P Quilting and Creations. I love it!
I think it looks just great on my glass coffee table.  But I am going to try it in a number of places.  Paulette and Sheila of Sheila's Quilt World make beautiful wool pieces.       

Thank you Paulette...I appreciate it immensely.                                                           

Saturday, May 5, 2012


You don't want to miss this fabulous giveaway over here....Cat's Patches; we're celebrating a birthday, don't ask me which one because I don't know that.  And I am not guessing either!!

Take a look for yourself; good luck with the draw.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WIP Wednesday

May; wow!!...I hope we get back to nice weather soon. Yesterday I went into the city because I took my baby out for this first time this year...
It was a beautiful day in Moncton; drove back home thinking I would work outside in the flower gardens.  Wow; was I wrong...whole different world 45 minutes away from the city.  Dull and cold, so I went to the sewing room; what else could I do??????       

Ok..WIPs; Those 2 scrappies will be around for some time.
This week I am hand quilting another commissioned quilt
I finished FMQing a baby quilt ..yay!!! not perfect, but....
I have started a few smaller projects which you can peek

Front of Baby Quilt

And the sneak peek......

Now you know how this goes, right??  I am linking up to Lee  and Monika so; please join us and take a look at all the beautiful work out there.....have a good one!!