Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's been a quilting weekend...

It was a last minute decision to join Wendy at Sugarlane Designs 
and 75 quilters for FNSI...
My friend Christa came over 
so we could work on a quilt we are making
for Safe House....
this is how it looked Friday about 11 p.m. when she left for home.
I am lovin' it...
It is one of Bonnie Hunter's quilts from her book
String Fling called Zuckerwatte (Cotton Candy).
Bonnie's quilt was made with pink scraps.

Saturday morning Christa and I went to our GAAQG meeting...
after the meeting we had our annual quilters garage sale...
lots of great bargains....I did buy a little fabric...$2.00 to $3.00 per yard.
I didn't need it...I just couldn't pass up some of the great deals.
We were there from about 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and came back to
my house to stitch some more on the Safe House quilt.

Around 2 o'clock DH grilled some burgers for lunch...yummy!!

I called Mamaspark as she wanted me to help wrap a quilt she made for a wedding gift.
I told her how I would wrap it....
...roll it and wrap the 2 pillow cases around the outside 
and tuck the ends into the open end to secure the pillow cases and 
then tie with ribbon and a bow.
I told her to come over if she needed help.
She prettied gift at a wedding reception last night. 
Take a look at it here.  It is beautiful!!

Christa and I stitched and pressed, stitched and pressed some more.

Someone stopped for a cat wasn't me...we had pizza for dinner and 
when Christa left around 11:00 p.m. it looked like this.

This afternoon I am putting a binding on a quilt that 
Mamaspark is gifting for another wedding in August.
It is a beauty.
I luv the border...
the whole quilt was beautifully quilted by Liz Bowman, Milan Michigan.

If you missed my Moda Bakeshop recipe this month you should hop on over
and check it out. It's called Cobblestone Path.
Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop has the Dessert Rolls available...
...and some Moda Marbles Ombre yardage is coming soon.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.
The weather in Canton Michigan is perfect today.

Have a wonderful day!!
Happy stitching!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's my day to share on the Moda Bakeshop...

...if you have come over from the Moda Bake Shop
THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my blog.

If you are visiting for the first time
take a look around...I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you.

My Cobblestone Path quilt is a fun and fast quilt to make.

I should have the ingredients to make a twin size Cobblestone Path quilt
tested....and posted on my blog in a couple of weeks.

If you make a Cobblestone Path quilt or any of my projects found on my Tutorial page
I would love it if you shared them on my QuiltnQueen Show & Tell flickr group.
My first Moda Bakeshop recipe was a message board made with chalk cloth.
It was part of Moda's Christmas gift series 2012 - Charmed Message Board

Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop carries a number of Moda's Dessert Rolls.  
Corinna has ordered the Marble Ombre Dots Dessert Rolls and
3 bolts of yardage...the Pink, Lime and Teal.
Moda has shipped them and should arrive in her shop early next week. 
If you would like yardage in another color Corinna will be happy to order it. 

THANK YOU to everyone for stopping by for a visit.

have a wonderful wonderful day
'till next time, happy stitching!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A sneak peak and a WINNER...

...# 62 was picked by

Mary said...
"Tiny Tasks, It is so sweet. I am not thrilled with the high shipping, but have paid, 
when I am really interested in an item.

I have sent Mary an email and it is on it's way to her mailbox.

Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts

I will be having a Michelle Ridgway giveaway in the near future.
Be a follower and you will be the first to know when and what
the giveaway will be!!
Visit Michelle's blog and...she has a little 'winter' gift for you and me...
called "Winter Mate".  Thanks bunches Michelle!!! is winter in Australia.

I will let you know when the patterns are available at Crazyquiltgirl Fabric shop.


...and now for the sneak is my second Moda Bake Shop recipe.
Stop by the Moda Bake Shop on July 11 and get the tutorial.
It is a quick and easy pattern and makes a fast 48" x 68" lap size quilt.

It is my new 'go to' pattern to make a quick gift or 'comfort' quilt. 
I will have the 'ingredients' for a twin size on my blog soon...I promise!

...till next time
happy stitching!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

What have I been up too...

I'm not sure where the weeks/months go but they are flying by way too fast!!
I'm taking you back to mid March....what a month.

DH and I went to Hershey sister and brother-in-law 
traveled from Kitchener Ontario to spend a few days with us.

The first few days we were there we visited a number of Antique shops and
before my sister arrived I had already bought a sewing machine.
I have wanted a Singer Featherweight for years.
With DH retiring at the end of March...I knew I had to buy one fast or 
it would not be in a retired couples budget.
She is a real gem...I call her 'Pearl'.
Take a look...lots of accessories, even the original oil can...
an original instruction booklet for using the Singer Adjustable zigzag attachment.
The booklet has a copyright date of 1937.
There are 2 keys in a brittle envelope...

Isn't she the sweetest???   I had to bring her home.

The lady's name that owned this beauty was..Pearl J Hagey...
...what fun I have playing with  'Pearl' 

On Thursday we went to the AQS show in Lancaster PA.
We arrived when the show opened and at noon
we met up with Karen from Australia who blogs at Sunburnt Quilts and her friend Sue. 
We were in the lobby...trying to find each other and in a matter of minutes 
we spotted each other at the same time.  
We spent a few hours visiting the vendor's booths
 then we had a late lunch together. 
My sister and I saw the quilt display in the morning so  
we split up for a few hours...Karen and Sue viewed the quilts...did some shopping
and met again for hugs, picture taking and goodbyes around 5 p.m.
So glad I was able to finally meet Karen...she is truly the best blogging friend ever!!
Karen was one of my first followers when I started blogging... will be 3 years July 14...guess I will have to have another giveaway.
We exchanged some patterns...oh lucky me...I now have some 
amazing embroidery patterns from some very talented Aussie designers.

DH and DBIL spent the day at a railroad museum, car museum 
and ended up at a couple 'craft brewery' pubs.

Check out the Kissmobile...
it is a real car...and yes...we did go to the Hershey Chocolate factory too...
one can not leave Hershey without buying chocolate...
...have you tried the Hershey Take 5 chocolate bar?
...we bought a case of them and there is only one left!!
DH is saving it for me and I am saving it for him...
one of these days we will have to share it...yum!!
Fun was had by all!!
We had great weather until it was time to return home.
We were hit with a winter storm travelling through the mountains...
not something I ever want to do again.  
At one point I was thinking we may never experience retirement....
DH would be retiring March 31.  
I left Hershey wearing flip flops...
not too far down the highway the snow was already at least 6 inches deep
and falling fast and furious.
It took us about 12 hours to make the trip home to Michigan.
It was a nasty trip back to Kitchener for my sister and BIL.
We were never so glad to be home safe.

till next time, have a wonderful day
and happy stitching!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Giveaway extended till July 8th....

as lots of people are on summer vacation this week.

Did you see this one on Michelle's Pinterest page...
it is "another" new favorite of mine!!

Wouldn't this make an extra sweet gift for someone special??

Go HERE to enter my giveaway...
make sure you leave a comment telling me your 
favorite Rag-Tag Stitchin' design(s) by Michelle Ridgway.

of July

to all my American friends and family
...yes I have family living in Murfreesboro TN.
Safe travels everyone...

and have a wonderful wonderful day

Monday, July 1, 2013


to all my family and friends...
hope you are having a wonderful day!!!

travel safe!!

If you would like to win

 ...go HERE and leave your comment.
I will be picking the winner on July 3rd!!

hugs to all