Monday, December 8, 2014

Goal setting for December ALYoF...

I've been able to complete my goals so far for all 11 months for ALYoF.
My December goal is to quilt and bind
the cat quilt I'm sending for the 'I Love Embroidery Challenge'
at the Road to California Quilt Show in January 2015.

Embroidery Artists have been challenged by Bird Brain Designs to show off their interpretation of any of Bird Brain Designs Patterns with any color of Thread on Natural/White Fabric. Artists were encouraged to spice up their clever quilt with glitz and glimmer, reduce or enlarge the designs, combine patterns and finish their embroidery in their own special way. Curated by Robin Kingsley

I combined 3 Bird Brain Design patterns
enlarged one of the patterns and
set the hand embroidered blocks for
a wall hanging.



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Dhubby is much better...
we are still facing the possibility of brain surgery...
and he can't drive for 6 months.

If you know one thing about me...it is 
I don't like to drive!!
I was 29 years old before I got my license.

We are going to get a second opinion and then make the decision
to remove the cavereous hemangeoma.
He has not had any more seizures with the medication he is on.
A big thank you for all the prayers and well wishes!!

I haven't forgot about the tutorial for the needle keeper.
I'll sweet talk my hubby into taking some photos in the morning.
I'll try for Wednesday...they are quick to make!!

Happy Holidays




Sunday, November 30, 2014

ALYoF...November finish

From this 

to this


It is a finish and I'm hoping to have it quilted for the 
Bird Brain Embroidery Challenge 
for the 2015 Road to California Quilt Show.
I will try my best!!
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...you never know when your life will change in an instant...

To keep it short...my sweet hubby will likely be facing brain surgery
to remove the 'little bugger' that is not playing nice.

We will know more after we meet with the neurosurgeon on
December 4...
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I'm linking up with Shanna at Fiber of All Sorts and 
Melissa at Sew BitterSweet
Thank you for hosting ALYoF!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

T'was the Night Blog Hop...Day 7

It is my day to share my sweet gifts from 
the funny and talented Lynn at Thimblemouse and Spouse
Big thanks to Mdm Samm and to Marlene 
for adding a super fun twist to our holiday blog hop.

Lynn stitched these awesome quick gifts...sEw perfect for me...
How did Lynn know I fell in love with this fabric line as soon as I saw it?? 
The cutest mouse pincushion....so stinkin' cute,
a mug rug made from a block from the Winter Wonderlane panel,
and a quilted sleeve enclosed in a see through mug...
perfect for holding all my tracing pencils.
The fabric line is Winter Wonderland by Anne Sutton...
and it is sEw perfect for this sweet trio.
Love, the fabrics...love the gift Lynn!!
Check out the free patterns at Bunny Hill Designs by Anne Sutton

...here are a  couple close ups...
 The mouse pin cushion is a free pattern at Bustleandsew.
I love the quilted body of the mouse...a change from the original pattern.
It is cute made in wool too!!
I will be making some of these...for sure...just not this year!!
Just the cutest gifts. Thanks again Lynn!!!

I managed to make a few quick gifts...

#1 Needle keepers...watch for a tutorial coming soon...
(not much sewing time at the moment...
caring for my sweet hubby...he is my #1 priority)
#2 collapsible thread catchers...free pattern at redhenfabrics
 #3 embroidered pot holders
... pattern is an iron on by Aunt Martha's #3951
#4 crocheted pot scrubbers...free pattern by Pat Linn
#5 a snowman ornament...wish I could find the pattern...it's hiding
#6 Santa pail...it was fun to make...the pattern is hiding too!!
#7 crocheted scarves...are always great, soooo many colors to choose
you really do need more than one!
#8 a vintage jar filled with some homemade healthy snacks
...soooo good
#9 embroidered tea towel...a free pattern by Michelle Ridgway
She has more free embroidery designs on her sidebar...
her gingerbread design is soooo cute!!
 #10...crayon bags are quick to make when you use pre-quilted fabric
the pattern is by Clothesline Quilts
#12  coasters using 5" squares and some batting...
I chose a different fabric for front and back...
Hope you found a few quick gift ideas...

...now for the gift I sent to Mary...
more of my favorites
I stuffed the box till I couldn't stuff anymore in.
pot holder, soap dish apron and matching tea towel, 
...an embroidered tea towel
...a needle keeper
...a thread catcher
...crocheted pot scrubber
...a vintage jar with some embroidery floss
...a Hugs and Kisses table runner pattern by Helen Stubbings
...a few Christmas ornaments
...the last is a package of needle pullers...
sure to be your best friend when you are making Tammy bags.

Please be sure to visit all the talented ladies posting today

Wednesday, Nov. 19


 Pinterest T'was the night

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to T'was the Night blog hop...Day 1

I'll be playing some Christmas tunes with my morning coffee...let the blog hop begin...it is sure to be fun!!  I know you will find many wonderful make-in-a-day gift ideas.   There is sure to be tutorials and giveaways and I'm positive we will all find something that we will just have to make...something for that special someone and even something for yourself...I know I will be looking for quick gift ideas for Christmas and for 'just-because' gifts!!

Here is the full schedule of all the talented ladies sharing new and old quick gift giving ideas.  Cheer them all...make their heart sing with your sweet comments.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Wednesday, Nov. 12 

Thursday, Nov. 13

Friday, Nov. 14

Monday, Nov. 17


Tuesday, Nov. 18

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 20

Friday, Nov. 21


Happy Holidays