Thursday, July 24, 2014

I was featured at Rag Tag Stitchin' and a Giveaway

Thank you sooo much, Michelle, 
for sharing my quilty creations on your blog.
I am thrilled...you made my heart sing!!
I love your designs and I am always thinking 
of different projects to make with them.  
(If you are a follower of my blog 
you may have seen these pictures in past posts...sorry for the repeats.)
   
Michelle Ridgway is an Australian designer.
She draws some pretty awesome embroidery designs.
Please stop by her blog at...Rag-tag Stitchin' and say Hi!!
(she is on vacation now but I know she would love it if you left her a comment) 
Michelle has some free designs on her side bar and
patterns for sale on her blog too.
I have used many of her designs to make tea towels.
I enlarged this sweet angel and it was perfect for a tea towel.
The design is one of her free one's!! 
...I am always working on a few more tea towels...
they make the cutest little gifts.

Michelle's patterns are now available for sale in the USA.
My friend Corinna has 14 of Michelle's patterns/booklets
Hop on over and see some of Michelle's patterns/booklets.
The tea towels are also available at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.
I used the Aunt Martha's Vintage brand.
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Now...I think it is time for a giveaway...
July 14, 2010 I started my blog...it seems like so long ago.
It has been awhile since I've had a give away
...so for my blogiversary you will have
a chance to win one of Michelle's alphabet booklets.
or

Please leave a comment on this posting and let me know 
where you live and which alphabet booklet you would like to win
...all 3 alphabet booklets are full of cuteness!!

I must have a way of contacting you...so make sure I have your email address.
Giveaway ends Friday August 1.  

BTW...it is 5 months to Christmas Eve.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Dr. says, it's good news

...it's a virus
and the bad news...it just has to run it's course. 
He mentioned 10 days and 
it is day 10 today and I am just starting to feel better 
and really hope my energy level picks up soon.
I have things I want to do and things I have to do.

I turned on the sewing machine today for the first time in 10 days
and sewed a wee bit...all of 5 minutes!!
I started working on a pieced border for another 30's quilt.
I have 16 blocks left over from making this quilt.  
The borders on the second quilt will be a little different design from the first.
At the moment it looks pretty good in my 'head'.
I have been working on the embroidery for my ALYoF July goal...
a couple of cat blocks are done!!

Before I caught this virus 
I made a couple of wee coin purses to match a couple of Tammy Bags.
I have a plan for these wee bags...it's in my head too.
Just hope my idea works!!
You will be the first to see the end result.
There you have it...just a few of my WIP's!!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.





Monday, July 7, 2014

ALYoF July goal setting...

#1 procrastinator...that is ME...was going through some pizza boxes
containing UFOs this weekend and look what I found.
There are 8 blocks in Bird Brain Designs pattern #490
Love Me, Love My Cat Quilt
It has been a couple of months since I've done any embroidery.

Soooo...for my July goal....
I am going to be realistic....since it is already July 7th
I am going to complete the hand embroidery for 4 of the cat blocks.
I would love to say I could stitch all 8 but I have a few other
projects I have to get started
...for Mme Samm's See You in September Blog Hop. 
It will be September before we know it!!

I am linking up to Sew Bittersweet Designs #109.
There are lots of July goals that have joined the linky party...
check them out here.  



Sunday, June 29, 2014

June's goal for ALYoF is finished...

...and it is one of my favorites.
I will have this quilt for sale at the GAAQG quilt show July 26-27.
Proceeds will go to SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor Michigan.
The quilt measures 58.5" x 81".
It is made with 40 different 30's fabrics and Kona's white PFD.
I used the 30's fabrics to make the scrappy binding.
I quilted an all-over pattern called Plumage from Willow Leaf Studio.

The quilt was designed by my friend Christa as a four week mystery quilt 
for our Wednesday night quilting group.  
I changed the pattern slightly...I added another row and
used the white for sashing and 30's prints for the corner stones.
You can see Christa's version HERE and see how different they look.
I love them both!!


Christa made three quilts from the 40 different 30's FQ's before
she gave me her leftover scraps...thank you so much Christa!!
You can see the other 2 quilts she made... click HERE
She will have the pattern available for sale shortly...
become a follower 
and you won't miss the chance to win a copy of her pattern.
Hop on over and check out Christa's blog.

There were enough scraps for me to make 40 star blocks
plus the scrappy binding for my first quilt.
I have 16 star blocks left to make a second quilt.
It really is an easy and fast block to make.

Now I have a few days to think of my ALYoF goal for July.

I am linking up to Fiber of All Sorts for the June finishing party.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!