Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September's ALYoF, and my heart is singing...

Well... let me say I've waited to the last hour again....

My September goal for ALYoF was to
embroider 3 of the smaller blocks of  Vintage Tin by Crabapple Hill.

Since September is National Sewing month
I have been stitching and sewing a LOT!!
I started the motocycle block and
I'm sure, I know...it will be the last block I finish!!
Here are the blocks I've finished so far...
I wanted to finish 3 but finished 5 blocks...it was a good month.

I'm linking up to ALYoF September finishing party
with Melissa and Shanna
I received an email for Anne Marie a few weeks ago,
she blogs from Norway and she made my heart sing!!

She made my quilt recipe Honeysweet Pinwheels that was featured on the
 Moda Bake Shop last year.
I love it!!!  Luv Minick and Simpson fabrics!!!
Please stop by Anne Marie's blog for a visit
and see her beautiful quilts, pillows and more.
I love her Swoon quilt!!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blog hopping catch up day and a vintage find...

I am finally caught up reading and commenting
on the "See you in September Blog Hop".

I feel like I cheated when I visited Mme Samm's pinterest page...
before I read all the blogs.
Wow...there is some awesome RBD gingham goodies
included in all the summer sewing projects!!
For sure I knew I had to go and read all the postings!!
I'm happy to say...I did it
and after leaving everyone comments, I am blurry eyed but
so inspired!!

On one of our visits to Canada this past summer we took the
scenic route home and stopped at a few antique shops.
This is one find that I couldn't pass up...
a child's ironing board.
It is very sturdy and folds flat.
 Here it is again
...the cover is a wee bit grungy...
maybe a lot grungy, definitely needs refreshing!!
I am going to make it 'happy' with some RBD gingham.
I want to be able to use the ironing board 
beside my sewing machine.  It is the perfect height.
I vision a cheery, bright gingham one...
probably with a bit of embroidery...something like this.
What do you think?  
I have some medium red and some large yellow gingham, 
but I'm thinking I NEED some small aqua gingham...
before it is retired.

Thanks for stopping for a visit!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

See you in September Blog Hop...

It is day 6 and my turn to share my summer projects
in the "See You in September" blog hop.
A huge thank you to
Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt our Head Coach,
Shari at Living with Purpose our Head Cheer leader.

and to Riley Blake Designs for printing gingham fabrics...
I love the small, medium and large ginghams...love them all!!

Finish #1 in my parade of summer sewing...

I stitched a pin cushion to match the first Tammy bag I made...
I filled it with ground walnut shells.
It fits perfectly inside the Tammy bag.
(it's the only project in this posting that was not made with Riley Blake gingham)

Finish #2...a few years ago I found a portable ironing board
at a thrift shop...the frame looked brand new but it's 
blue gingham cover really had to be replaced...
it had been loved (used).
Yes...it had a light blue gingham cover.
This blog hop was the perfect opportunity to make things for
my sewing room and my laundry room.
I used the large yellow Riley Blake gingham
and it is just the 'happiest' ironing cover I've made so far.
(3 more to make and all will be made with gingham) 
The embroidery design is an iron on pattern from Colonial Stitching
...an Aunt Martha pattern #3960...Mama's Little Helper

Finish #3...I now have a cover for my iron 
that I can take to classes along with my 'happy' ironing board.

Finish #4 is a clothes pin bag...I love it!!
The embroidery design was a free pattern online. 
My hubby found it online at Tipnut.com
The binding on both the iron cozy and the clothes pin bag
are cut on the bias...perfect for projects with curves, 
and a little different took to the gingham.

Finish #5 is a quilted liner for my wash basket.
I have wanted a quilted liner for my wash basket for a long time
and now I finally have one.

Finish #6 is a Tammy Bag made with RBD aqua gingham and a RBD print...
I added a touch of lace and it is a keeper. I love it!!
I am working on some accessories to match...
a thread catcher and a needle keeper.  
I will share pictures and have a giveaway as soon as I have them stitched.

...and last but not least finish #7...a tea towel.
Sweet as can be and too cute to use!!
The design is from the same pattern from Colonial Stitching
as I used above..Mama's Little Helper.

Be sure to visit all the talented ladies posting today
...and be prepared to be inspired!!

Secretly Stitching
Buzzing and Bumbling
Quilt n Queen
Quilted Delights

Grandmama's Stories

Visit Mme Samm's Pinterest page and see all the 
gingham goodies in the blog hop.

Thanks for sharing your day with me...I am so glad you stopped by.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A gingham sneak peek and my ALYoF goal for September...

Here is the sneak peek
I took 2 yards of the large yellow gingham
and stitched sunshine, butterflies and clouds on the long arm.
It is such a happy 2 yards of quilted gingham.
I have more...as I bought the whole bolt.  I just luv it!!!
and now for my goal for September's ALYoF...
I would like to have 3 of the 6 smaller blocks embroidered
for the Vintage Tin quilt.
I'm starting with the easiest...I don't want to get discouraged!!

This is what I am doing today...batch #3.
 Yum...below is batch #1
There is no time for me to get into any trouble.
We are heading to Canada tomorrow morning...
our plans include seeing a house in the same area we moved from in 2002.

We had nasty storms again last night...all is OK here
but Wayne County in Michigan did get hit hard.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Where has the summer gone?

It is time for the "See You in September" blog hop.

Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt is our Head Coach and
Shari at Living with Purpose is our Head Cheer leader.

Here is the complete schedule for the blog hop,
I hope you will visit all the talented ladies...
see what they have been working on during the summer.
Don't forget to leave sweet comments...
you will see lots of Riley Blake gingham and lots of inspiration!!  
Be prepared to be WOW'd!!

I'll be posting on Wednesday September 10th
I hope you will come back and visit.

Wednesday, September 3
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Bumbleberry Cottage
Thimblemouse and Spouse
Mad Quilter's Disease
In The Boon Docks

Thursday, September 4

Jane's Quilting
Life in the Scrapatch
Sew Many Yarns
Gracie Oliver Arts
Everyone Deserves a Quilt

Friday, September 5

Stitchin' By The Lake
Coeur d'Alene
Words & Stitches
Pig Tales and Quilts
All Thingz Sewn

Monday, September 8

Quilting Quietly
Creatin' in the Sticks
Procrastination Queen
Lovelli Quilts
Cherry Blossoms

Tuesday, September 9

Just Let Me Quilt
Marjorie's Busy Corner
The Quilting Queen Online Blog
Marla's Crafts
K and S Sweets and Stitching

Wednesday, September 10

Secretly Stitching
Buzzing and Bumbling
Quilt n Queen
Quilted Delights

Grandmama's Stories

Thursday, September 11

Susie's World
Needled Mom
Cate's Linens
How ART you?
I Like To QuiltBlog


Friday, September 12

Sew Peace to Peace
More Stars in Comanche
Living With Purpose

Monday, September 15

I Piece 2-Mary
Till We Quilt Again
Vroomans Quilts
Nini and the Sea
Seams To Be Sew
My Quilting Journey

Tuesday, September 16

Life, quilts and a cat too
Apple Avenue Quilts
Just Keep Swimming
Patchwork Sampler
Sew We Quilt

I'm still sewing gingham, I promise I will be ready!!

Happy stitching