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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feb. New UFOs

I have been very busy this month with new projects.  But not so many pictures taken

This is a table topper that I pieced...still needs to be quilted.  I have a bag started;but no pics...I was quite forgetful this past

This is another table topper...these are from Connecting Threads...kits. well worth the prices too.
These still has to be quilted.I am linking up to Barb

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Here we more week down for February!  This has been a productive one so far...with stormy weather; sewing gets

This week I have a few items to show you that are in progress.

I have finally got my Road Trip QAL top in the frames being hand quilted...thought it would never get there.
This is it before I added another narrow white border, and a wider mustard color to the outside. I wanted to make it this one will be done in a couple of weeks...I hope.

I finished piecing a table topper that Connie and I were working on...we each bought a kit from Connecting Threads.
 close up of the blocks...

And this table topper that Marla and I bought....we started it this afternoon at our sewing group.

The stats are still to be appliqued....they are just sitting there right now.

I showed my "All about Me' pieces on yesterday's post.  I have my pieces for 'Nancy Drew' ready to go.  Now I need to start on the 'April Showers" piece.  These hops keep me inspired!!!!!

I will be linking up to Lee and Monika ; I hope you will join me.

Monday, February 18, 2013

All About Me!!!!

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!!!!!  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  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...

Here is the list for today:  

Tuesday, February 19
Just Let Me Quilt

Sunshine Quilting
Karen at That Other Blog
Grammie Q
Gracie Oliver Arts
Marjorie's Busy Corner
Sowing Stitches
Pigtales and Quilts
Stitchin'ByThe Lake

Please take the time to visit everyone and comment on their projects. We have some talented ladies joining Madame Samm and Marlene. Thanks for visiting.

Tomorrow Is The Big Day!!!!

Here is the schedule for this week's blog hop folks.....enjoy.

Tuesday, February 19

Just Let Me Quilt
Sunshine Quilting
Karen at That Other Blog
Grammie Q
Gracie Oliver Arts
Marjorie's Busy Corner
Sowing Stitches
Pigtales and Quilts
Stitchin'ByThe Lake  ---   check this site out for any questions.

Wednesday, February 20

Buzzing and Bumbling
Cherries Prairie Primitives
Kwilty Pleasures
Sew On And So Forth
Sew. Darn. Quilt.
A Stitch In Time
Doodling In My Mind
Moosestash Quilting
A Patchwork Life
Vickie at That Other Blog
Susie's World

Thursday, February 21

Kris Loves Fabric
The Quilting Alleycat
Cat Patches
Bumbleberry Stitches
Chickadees Country Cottage Crafts
In Stitches and Seams
Quilting Unleashed
Rosemary at That Other Blog
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Sew Many Yarns

Friday, February 22

A Little Bit of Lorene
Life In The Scrapatch
Boston Bits
I Love Wool
Patchouli Moon Studio
As Sweet As Peaches
Just Quilt It
Grandmama's Stories
The Slow Quilter
Robin at That Other Blog

Monday, February 25

Quilting Lines
Mountain Delights
Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Ramblings of an Empty Nester
Quilt Doodle Designs
Living Life
Freemotion By The River
The German Mom
Spoilt Dog Quilts

Tuesday, February 26

Pat Sloan's Blog
To Love Handmade
Feathered Nest Studio
Selina Quilts
Gypsy Dreamer Quilts
Sheila's Quilt World
13 Woodhouse Road
Stitches of Love
Janice at That Other Blog
In The Sewing Basket

Wednesday, February 27

The Passions of Cliodana
Marathon Quilter
Marla's Crafts
Fiber Babble
Simple Sew
Sewn Seabees
Charlotte at That Other Blog
Nini's Patchwork
Charlotte's Creations
My Spoolish Art

Thursday, February 28

Cherry Blossoms
Hill Valley Quilter
Dachsies With Moxie
I Like To QuiltBlog 
Quilt Smiles
More Stars In Comanche
Tea Time Creations
Shedding the Wolf
Life, Quilts, and a Cat Too
Judy at That Other Blog
Madame Samm

Friday, February 15, 2013

It All Start on Tuesday!!!!

It's All About Me

Make sure you don't miss it folks!!  My day is Tuesday for this next blog going to be more fun

You can go here for the full schedule. 

Winner of the 'Hugs and Kisses' hop!!!!

It was a fantastic blog hop....I had a blast. Now to tell you who the winner of the fabric is"

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Random Number:

How very pretty - all three!!! Great job, Marjorie!
Linda....congratulations!! Please send me your address and I will send your prize right out to you..

Thank you to Madame Samm and Jane for hosting such a fun time.....and to all of my wonderful readers for taking part.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday/Finish Friday

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 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!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hugs and Kisses/Giveaway

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

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  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 February 12th

Now; a huge thank you to Madame Samm and Jane for making this possible. Thanks girls!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A New Challenge for 2013

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!!!!!

And more good news!! Tomorrow starts the 'Hugs and Kisses' blog hop!!!!.  Go here for the is going to be lots of fun with maybe some tutorials....and I am sure; lots of giveaways....yay!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013


A few weeks back; I won a prize on Sew we came in the mail today....Thanks Madame 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

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Coming Real Soon!!!!!

Hugs and Kisses is right around the corner folks!!!!
We start this next fun blog hop on Monday,Feb.11th.  My day is the 12th. I have projects anxiously waiting for the hop....don't miss it!!!

And here is my first block for 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday

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 know you want 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