Friday, August 9, 2013

The HO HO HO Blog Hop and a giveaway...

It's my day in the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop
hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt.
THANK YOU ladies are the best!!

Let's get today's HO HO HO parade of Christmas projects started...
be prepared to be inspired... 

August 9
Quilt n Queen***this is me***

My HO HO HO projects were made using
Michelle Ridgway's Rag-Tag Stitchin' embroidery designs.
The fabrics I used are Lynette Anderson's by Lecien.  
I used a combination of Scandinavian Christmas and Christmas Fun.
Lynette's new Christmas line is called Candy Cane Angel and I luv it too.
It's coming soon to Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.  You can find Christmas Fun
at Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop now.

I think this tote bag is as cute as can be.... 
The pattern is O' Christmas Tree Tote Bag and
the embroidery thread is Presencia 8 wt color no. 1906 
The next project is using Michelle's Skates for Hire pattern.  
Instead of making the pillow like her pattern
I made a message board...and I luv it.
You can find my tutorial on making a message board on the Moda Bake Shop.
...I do have a snowman hanger some where...I just can not put my hands on it.
As you can see...I just couldn't stop embroidering...
here is a peek of more stitcheries ready to make into more projects.
The fabric for the embroidery background are Moda Muslin Mates,
Falling Snow Muslin and Snowflakes Muslin 
and a closeup of Mr Meltin' the Mitten Mender using Aurifil 12 wt #2735
and Mr. Meltin' stitched in red using Aurifil 12 wt no. 2260 
Skates for Hire is stitched with Aurifil 12 wt color no 2260.  
I stitched 3 of Skates for Hire blocks...I just couldn't stop.
The three blocks on the back of the park bench are also from Rag-Tag Stitchin'.
Michelle made it into a wall hanging, with the blocks stacked on top of each other.
I am making a table runner with the blocks side by side.  
The picture is minus the outer boarder....the good news
the outer borders are on's quilting time.
I used 2 strands of Valdani color no. M43 for the table runner.

I'm also working on 2 tea towels...they are traced and partially stitched.
I used the free pattern found on Michelle's blog.
It's called Winter Mate, a free download on her sidebar.
If you are still reading my blog, you have made it to the giveaway.

One comment please...
I really don't want to part with my pattern...
my friend Karen brought it all the way for Australia for me.....
so, I'll do the embroidery...
and you can make your own project....pillow, tote, message board???

Tell me what you would make if you won one of the embroidered blocks...
 Mr Meltin' the Mitten Mender or Skates for Hire.  

Tell me which embroidery block you would  like.  

I would love it if you followed is not necessary to win but I would love it if you did.
If you are a follower please tell me how you follow me
...just GFC, email, Bloglovin, Feedly?

I will pick 2 winners on Friday August 16th. 
Make sure I have your email address so I can contact you. 

This giveaway is now closed.

till next time...happy stitching

Thursday, August 1, 2013

HO HO HO Blog Hop....started today

It's a Christmas in July blog hop
hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt and 
Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt!

Please visit the talented ladies listed below...
you will be inspired...
leave them some sweet comments
and make their day!

July 31
Pumpkin Patch Quilter
Bumbleberry Stitches
CLF by Nailaa
How Art You?

August 1
Life and Everthing Around It

I know I am behind ...already!!

I will be at a quilt 'University' this weekend...Friday, Saturday and Sunday
I'm taking classes on Friday and Saturday 
and Sunday I'll be stitching on my HO HO HO projects in the hospitality suite.
I should be staying home and finishing HO HO HO sewing
but I just do not want to miss the fun.
This is the second year for me as registrar.
There are over 175 students taking class over 3 days.

This is what I will be making on Friday...
I still have some homework to do so I'm ready on Friday...
I'm almost there...
and then I have an all day class on Saturday
and still have prep work for that class too but I will be ready.
Saturday's class is wool applique.

We have over 175 students registered for 3 fun days.
This is my second year as QU Registrar and will be my last one
as I will be living back in Canada when it is time to plan the next QU.

My HO HO HO posting is on the last day...
I have been working on a few projects...I'm excited about them
maybe, just maybe  I will give you a peek next week.

I will be having a giveaway on August 9th...that's my HO HO HO Day.

Have a wonderful day...until next time
happy stitching!!