Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April's ALYOF linky party...

It's a finish...
 and it feels so good to have another UFO quilted and bound. 
It is my ALYOF April goal...I'm 4 for 4!!
It is another quilt for the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor.

I'm linking up to ALYOF April Finishes Party 
with Shanna and Melissa...#58.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

There is a Winner

of the What is your Superpower? blog hop!!!

There were 43 bloggers who participated in the blog hop
and revealed their superpower.
I put all the names in the Tammy Bag instead of a basket
mixed it up good 
and the winner is 

I will be sending Stephanie an email

there will be 3 more winners...
I will give everyone a few days to leave their comments and 
will draw the other winners on Monday April 28...

3 winners will be choosen from comments 
...first I will pick 3 different days from this blog hop...
...then a blogger from each of those days...
...then will draw the winners from the comments from those 3 bloggers...
there will be 3 surprise packages.


Good luck..........

I must have an email address to contact you...
If you are a 'no reply' with no email address
I will draw again.


Happy stitching

Monday, April 21, 2014

Superpower blog hop...final day...time to reveal my superpower...


First let me thank Mdm Samm for believing in me to be
your cheerleader for this hop!!
She is the one with sEw many superpowers and the one
that stands out to me
...is her leadership...
she is a confidence builder and encourages us all!!
Thank you Mdm Samm!!

Secondly I would like to thank DMC for sponsoring this blog hop.
It was the first time a sponsor participated with a blog posting!
It was fun to read Emma Broidery's blog!
Thank you DMC!!

Now...it's time to reveal my superpower...
I really struggled with this...'superpower' theme
...as I'm not one to brag about what I am good at
...I'm not one to draw attention to myself.
I am usually in the background...I'm not a leader, always a follower.
I'd say I'm a pretty good cook...baker...procrastinator...
I love to share and to give...
I love to work with needle, thread, floss, perle cotton and yarn.
I love to work with my sewing machine...sEw I am going to say
my superpower is quilting, embroidering and crafting.

I made a few projects I hope you enjoy my superpower parade...

First up is a sewing machine cover.  
The embroidery is a Rag Tag Stitchin' pattern by 
Michelle Ridgway
Her pattern was for a tote bag...
I changed the word Notion to Machine
and enlarged the pattern to 125%.
Next up is a Tammy Bag...I luv these bags...
with a twist from the original pattern.
I added embroidery...S for sewing, or it could be S for your initial.  
The Stitchery Alphabet pattern is also one of Michelle's designs.
She also designed a Baby Alphabet and a Noel Alphabet...
and lots of other embroidery designs to feed your creativity!! 
You can find Michelle's patterns at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop
and the Tammy Bag pattern designed by Mdm Samm at Crafsty .

I also made a few message boards using chalk cloth...
I embroidered on unbleached osnaburg fabric 
and used Moda's Mama Said Sew plaid by Sweetwater to bind them.
There is a little pocket on the bottom for the chalk.


The Hugs and Kisses patterns are by Helen Stubbings
They are 2 patterns from her 'Thought of the Month' series.

I will be making more of these ...love these 2 too!!
  
Here is the schedule for the final day of the hop...
it is always sad to see the hops end. 

Please leave a sweet comment 
to the ladies revealing their superpowers today...
...lets make their hearts sing.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.

Giveaway.......yes there will be 4 lucky winners
here are the goodies...I will mix them up...
each giveaway will be a surprise to the winner.
Sorry...nobody wins the Bunny!

1 winner will be from the bloggers who posted in this blog hop...
their websites will be added to a basket...one will win a surprise package
I will draw the winner from the participating bloggers
tomorrow at noon.
3 winners will be choosen from comments
...first I will pick 3 different days from this blog hop...
...then a blogger from each of those days...
...then will draw the winners from the comments from those 3 bloggers...
there will be 3 surprise packages.

I will give everyone a few days to leave their comments and 
will draw the winners on Monday April 28...

Good luck..........

I must have an email address to contact you...
If you are a 'no reply' with no email address
I will draw again.

Edited...Friday April 25th
I'm linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Thanks for visiting...
Happy stitching

Friday, April 18, 2014

Superpower Blog Hop Day 6

DMC is our sponsor for this blog hop.
If you missed Super Emma's post on Tuesday
you can find it HERE.
Super Emma was designed by Brooke Nolan 
and you can find the link to the pattern HERE.
I just luv the detail...her glasses, her earrings
and her silver needle!!
It's time to see what superpowers are revealed today...

FRIDAY APRIL 18

Please join me and leave a sweet comment 
for Stephanie, Mandy, Mary, Laura Ann, Sandy, and Lyndsey
...lets make their hearts sing.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.

Thank you to DMC Threads for sponsoring the 
What is your Superpower? stitching blog hop

Happy stitching

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Superpower Stitching blog hop Day 5

Cross stitching is not one of my superpowers...
infact...I've never cross stitched
but I do like cross stitched projects.

I found these 2 cross stitched pictures in a gift shop
when we lived in Tennessee 11 years ago.
the stitching was already done...
yes...stitched and framed.
They were samples in the shop and they were selling them
 for a 'steal'...both for less than $100.00.
I can't imagine the hours it took to stitch them...
I just knew I was one happy Teddy Bear Collector!!



Now let's see what the superpower reveals for today are...


THURSDAY APRIL 17
for Kathy, Marcy, Linda, Val, Cindy and Lynn
...lets make their hearts sing.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.

Thank you to DMC Threads for sponsoring the 
What is your Superpower? stitching blog hop

Happy stitching

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 4 of the superpower blog hop...Mother Nature has superpowers too!!

She can make it snow in April

It is official...the snowiest winter in Michigan...since the late 1800's.
To break the record 
we needed 1.9" of snow and last night we got 3.1" 
of that white stuff!!!!
Can  you see the buds on the red maple tree?  
They opened on Sunday when it was 81F.
Tonight it is going down to 24F...
We had light snow flurries during the day...and freezing temps...
...so, we still have snow!

Now lets see what superpowers are revealed today...
this 'Superpower' blog hop? is super fun!!


WEDNESDAY APRIL 16

Please join me and lets leave a sweet comment 
for Kris, Kylie,Shirlee, Amy, Lixie and Mariam
...lets make their hearts sing.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.


Thank you to DMC Threads for sponsoring the 
What is your Superpower? stitching blog hop

Happy stitching

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mother Nature is angry on day 3 of the 'Superpower' blog hop...

It was a beautiful day on Sunday...the warmest day in 6 months...
we reached 81 F in Canton Michigan.
DH was busy doing yard work!
This morning we had winds 50 - 60 mph...many are still without power
and temperatures reached the mid 70's
and now it is SNOWING!!!  They say we could get 2 -4 inches overnight!!!
I won't be travelling in the morning...I will be sewing!!
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OK...let's have some fun and
see what Superpowers are revealed today.



TUESDAY APRIL 15



...sweet comments welcome...make their hearts sing.

Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.

Thank you to DMC Threads for sponsoring the 
What is your Superpower? stitching blog hop!!

Happy stitching,

Monday, April 14, 2014

What is your Superpower? blog hop Day 2... Is it dancing??

Are you ready for today's superpower reveals??

MONDAY APRIL 14

...sweet comments welcome...make their hearts sing.

Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.

Thank you to DMC Threads for sponsoring the 
What is your Superpower? stitching blog hop!!

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NO!!...dancing is not one of my superpowers...but
this past weekend my grand-daughters were revealing 
their 'superpowers' for the judges.
...they make my heart sing...

Awesome!!!

Happy stitching



Friday, April 11, 2014

What is your Superpower blog hop? Day 1

Mme Samm knows I love to embroider
and when she asked me if I wanted the role of head cheerleader 
for a stitching blog hop....I was ready to jump hoops
then...she said it was a Superpower blog hop...
and we had to reveal 'OUR' Superpower.
I had a panic attack!!

I've thought long and hard at what my Superpower(s) are.
When I think of the meaning of 'Superpower' 
I think of it as being 'great' at something.
I'll share one of my Superpowers with you today
and I am VERY good at this
...starting one project 
than another project 
and another one
before I even think to finish the first one.
Yes...I am SUPER GREAT at this...
according to my DH!!

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It's time to start cheering the talented ladies 
who are revealing their Superpowers today


Join me and lets leave a sweet comment 
and make their heart sing.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

You can find the full schedule HERE.


Thank you to DMC Threads for sponsoring the 
What is your Superpower? stitching blog hop

Happy stitching


Monday, April 7, 2014

WHAT IS YOUR SUPER POWER?...SCHEDULE

...thanks to Mdm Samm's creative ideas
another blog hop will be starting soon...

The fun begins this Friday...April 11th.

DMC is our sponsor 
...I have some goodies for giveaways...lets get ready to cheer!!

Are you ready to cheer on the talented ladies
who are about to reveal their superpowers??


TUESDAY APRIL 15

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16
THURSDAY APRIL 17

FRIDAY APRIL 18

April goal setting...

...for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Where does the time go
today is the last day to join the April goal setting party
and I almost missed the party.

The Party is hosted by 

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
and Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
I'm still working on some charity quilts 
and I am hoping to make 6 this year.
My goal for April is to have 
another one quilted and bound...
It will be a veterans quilt.

Not sure why that bottom left corner strip looks aqua...
...it is definitely blue.

I am linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes