Monday, March 26, 2012

Flowering trees and a good sewing weekend...

We had a cold night Sunday night but no frost.  
The trees still look great but
tonight the temperature is to go down to 24F
and they are calling it a killer freeze not a damaging frost.
I've covered my rhubarb plants...they have grown so much in the last week!
I planted 4 rhubarb plants 2 years ago, only 2 came back last year
and this year I still  have 2.....
I did manage to get some sewing done this weekend.  
I finished stitching the last block of Bird Brain Designs.
Love Me, My Cat Redwork Quilt 

Picture of Love Me, My Cat RedWork Quilt 

here is block #8
BB Luv My Cats8
I finished hand stitching the last Dresden Plate to the background fabric.
Now I have to trim the blocks and start the sashing and corner stones.
I would really like to get the blocks put together this week....wish me luck..:o)
Dresden Plate 
Sorry to say...I have not put the borders on my purple log cabin quilt ...yet!!
Still trying to decide on the borders.
I did manage to make the binding for 3 quilts
and stitch them to the quilt tops
2 of the quilts have the binding hand stitched down...yippee!!
1 to go and I'll have 3 quilts finished....
2 of them are UFO's..5 or 6 years old and
the 3rd one is a quilt I started in November.
I'll have pictures on my next post...

I think I had a very good sewing weekend.
hugs and happy stitching...


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baby GO Giveaway and...I DID IT...I DID IT...

I added tabs/pages under my header... 

...thanks to Karen for her easy to follow blogging tips...
she has lots of great tips and ideas on her blog...(o:

THANK YOU, Karen....(o: 

...sometimes I do surprise myself...
I guess I should not be so hard on myself....I CAN DO IT!!!!

....also Annies Ruby Slipperz  is was giving away a BABY GO...
I haven't seen many BABY GO giveaways in blogland lately.....

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter 
giveaway ended March 24
GOOD LUCK every one!!!

hugs and happy stitching


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome spring...

I think we missed Spring and went right to Summer.
It is suppose to be in the 80's on Wednesday...this is crazy weather.
The tornadoes that went through SE Michigan on Thursday were a little to close for comfort...
...after seeing the devastation I am amazed there were no deaths or serious injuries.
no damage in Canton.....thank goodness...
...fabric, patterns, sewing machines are all OK....
my sewing room may look like a tornado went through...but none did.

My 2 Dsisters and my Dniece...
were visiting from Canada...
they arrived Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. and left Friday mid afternoon.
We did a lot of this...none of this is mine...
March Break 2012 shopping
...too much eating.
My Dniece brought the most delicious peanut butter pie... is sinfully delicious and so easy to make!!

Peanut Butter Pie
1 baked pie shell
1 cup peanut butter
2.5 cups icing sugar
Cooked Vanilla pie filling
Cool whip

Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together until you have little formed crumbs. 

You may have to add more icing sugar or peanut butter as I never measure and guessed on the amounts.
When you have the crumbs, put a layer on the bottom of a cooked pie shell.

 Add cooked vanilla pie filling and let cool. 
When cool add another layer of peanut butter crumbs,
 cool whip and then more peanut butter crumbs. 
This pie tastes best after it sits for a day :)Description: 

Nicole's Peanut Butter Pie

and we managed to get in only a little sewing.
I didn't work on any of my UFO's...)o:
I have decided I need some help so when I saw there was a UFO linky party
I thought this party would be good...(o:

...and hopefully I can make some progress!!

I have posted Sandie's button on my side bar 
for anyone else who would like to join the party.
When Dniece was visiting last week she was disappointed in me...
yes she will tell it as it is.....
I had told her I was hoping to have my log cabin quilt top finished
 before she came for her sleepovers!!
It didn't happen...
I did pick my border fabrics, so that is a start....and I will be sewing on this...

Purple Log Cabin UFO from about 2006 or  2007.

...this week, for sure, the top will be finished!!!

hugs and happy stitching.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012


...doing what you LOVE and what brings you JOY...
...yes my DgrandD1 loves to dance....dancing makes her HAPPY...
...her smile tells it all.
She competed in her first solo dance competition earlier this month.
She told me she had a fun weekend and that is so important.
... she did all three.
She brought happy tears to my eyes and I only saw her in pictures.
I know I will have to take lots of tissue when I see her compete
in Michigan in May.....
Leah's first solo dance

Born to Dance

Leah's first dance solo competition...age 9
my DgrandS plays volleyball, lacrosse and hockey
DgrandS singing in the bathroom
and DgrandD2 also takes dance lessons
and luvs to dance too.
DgrandD a farm girl
Our Grands make us smile and our hearts sing....
... THEM...

No quilting this week so far.....promise, that will change!!
Have a happy week...(o:


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chicken Runner Winner Winner...

....but first I must say I enjoyed reading all your comments. 
Some of you cracked me up...there are 'dust' collectors in blogland.....I never knew.  
I thought I was the only one. 
I must say I am a collector of more than teddy bears....
I also collect snowmen/ladies
3 crafts on old chair 
deviled egg dishes, 
antique keys and eye glasses,  
dishes in general.....
tea cup and tray
...these  are treasures hand painted by my Mom...
miniture tea set
I am always on the lookout for fancy vintage dishes...
condiment dishes and pickle dishes especially
 I have a small angel collection and a huge fabric collection too. 
OK I said it.......
That being said when we return to Canada.....I will have to part with some of my 'treasures'
I have collected over the years...and that will be is called 'downsizing'...)o:
The tea cups and miniature tea set will be packed and going back to Canada with me.
They are keepers....I  Them.

Also....I'd like to say.....

Thank you to everyone who left comments at SewWeQuilt and here on my blog... give me confidence.
Thank you to my followers who leave me comments even when I don't have a giveaway...
you make my heart sing. 
Thank you to my new followers who chose to follow and didn't have to...
you make me smile and encourage me to keep blogging.
It has taken me 3 hours to write this...yes 3 hours...I told you it is not easy for me.
I could have been quilting or collecting dust bunnies.

OK now lets get to the winner....

....the winner of the 'chicken table runner' is Quilting 'b'

Quilting 'b' said....

Wonderful tutorial. I have never done any quilt as you go projects. This might be my first one. I really love this table runner. Wonderful job and the colours are really beautiful. I collect Lady Bugs. Thank you for a chance to win

I have sent Quilting 'b' an email and am waiting for her mailing address.

hugs to all and happy stitching


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Giveaway closes at midnight tonight....


There is still time to enter the giveaway for the chicken table runner....

Quilt as you go table runner.

Enter the giveaway Here...
...and check out my  tutorial at SewWeQuilt

Hoping everyone is enjoying their weekend.
It is beautiful and sunny in Michigan...
...unbelievable weather for mid March in Michigan..
...tomorrow we are to see the mid 60's...(o:

Hugs and Happy Sewing


Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I'm guest posting at Sew We Quilt today....

I have a tutorial for a quick and easy table runner!
Please visit Sew We Quilt, leave a comment then come back here.
If you would like to win the chicken table runner... just answer the question below...

'Quilt As You Go' runner

To win the table runners...GIVEAWAY CLOSED 
...tell me if you are a collector of something....other than fabric
and what it is you collect?

You do not have to be a follower but would luv it if you choose to ...♥     

Here's my answer....
I collect teddy bears and have at least one in every room.

I made this mug rug last year
mug up light


...and I made this small headed bear many years ago.....probably 15 years or more..
I'm not sure the name of the pattern.  
The body of the bear is made with flannel.


I will pick the winner Saturday March 10.
This give away is CLOSED 

happy stitching


Friday, March 2, 2012

Leap Day Giveaway WINNER

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left me a comment and
 then hopped over to Crazyquiltgirl and left a comment for Cori. 

Thank you for following my little blog...


congratulations #32 are the winner!

I have sent Sallie an email...waiting to hear back from her.

Have a wonderful weekend....I'm now off to do some sewing...