Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A FREE Cute Cute Stitchery Pattern....

.....Lesley Boost is the talented designer, she lives in Spain and her
blog is sewhappyme.

If you like embroidery, red work and Christmas
you are going to luv this free 8 week SEWaLONG!

The first block is posted and will be on the website for only 2 weeks.
Get it while you can....when it is gone it is gone.

The next seven blocks will be posted on Fridays for only one week
and then gone until November when the complete pattern
will be available for purchase in Lesley's Pattern Shop.
Click the Christmas sewalong button at the top of my side bar or better yet
add the button to your blog and spread the word.....(o:


Mama Spark is celebrating her 900th post
with a giveaway!
Go visit my friend and enter her giveaway!!

It CLOSED Friday September 30th.
If you are the winner you may want to use this free pattern.
Click HERE to view....first row....fifth quilt from the left.....
the pattern is a quick and easy one.
It would make a great donation quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids Campaign.

.... here's a sneak peak of what's coming to my blog in the near future....

Heather Ross Mendicino

My giveaway is on my previous post.
Closed Wednesday October 5th.

happy hugs

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm back.....with another giveaway and

........I have a new computer...and back to blogging!!
My dead computer was old...almost could pass for an antique!
I'm  not looking forward to the day I have to get a new phone....
I'm still using a flip top with a pull out antenna
NO laughing PLEASE.....
yes, you too, Mama Spark....no laughing
the battery doesn't hold a charge....sEw I know the day is coming
when I will have to upgrade to new technology again!!

I've finished block #3 from the Bird Brain pattern 'Here Comes Santa'


and I also finished piecing the WONKY SANTAS quilt....
It is a Lynette Anderson pattern using her new fabric line
'Scandinavian Christmas'
wonky santa closeup

 wonky santa
Sorry......I must admit I'm also not good with a camera.

Back in July....I had decided I would do a giveaway
...on the 14th of each month

July 14th was a FQ bundle of Lily and Will II
August 14th I had two winners.....both Crabapple Hill patterns and

yes I know September 14 has come and gone and I promised
a Halloween giveaway in my last posting

DH's laptop died too....2 computers in one week = no blogging!

Since then I have gotten a new computer...DH is still without a new laptop
He is )o:
DH figured out how to upload pictures this week.....
sooooo today he gave me a quick lesson...
...yippee now I can blog again!!

I said it would be a
Halloween giveaway but it is now a Christmas giveaway

My favorite Bird Brain Designs pattern is
'Snowmen and Reindeer Bluework'
I've stitched 54 blocks.
So far I've gifted three quilts using 9 of the blocks in each quilt....
....one of my first giveaways was a set of 9 of the blocks....
they now live with Karen in Australia.
I still have 18 blocks to make into 2 more quilts.

Giveaway CLOSED Wednesday October 5th at midnight
 and the winner's name POSTED Thursday morning.

October 15th giveaway will be a Halloween one.

happy hugs and nighty night...I should be sleeping

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A stitchery....

....I'm working on.
It is a Bird Brain Design pattern
called 'Here Comes Santa'. 

block one.....is finished


and block two is finished


I'm using DMC Perle cotton #8.....it is working out better than I thought 
and am using the back stitch.
I still prefer the outline stitch but I am getting faster with the backstitch 
and I must say I do like the finished blocks!!

Visit Bird Brain Design's online shop .
Robin has a lot of awesome stitchery patterns....
she even has a new freebie for back to school!!
in fact she has lots of freebies.

Visit Robin's blog and tell her Pauline sent you....
She would love it if you left her a comment and decided to follow her!

There is another giveaway coming up on September 14.
Be a follower to win.....details coming soon....just might be a 
Bird Brain Design pattern!!

Hugs and Happy Stitching!!