Sunday, November 30, 2014

ALYoF...November finish

From this 

to this

It is a finish and I'm hoping to have it quilted for the 
Bird Brain Embroidery Challenge 
for the 2015 Road to California Quilt Show.
I will try my best!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ never know when your life will change in an instant...

To keep it sweet hubby will likely be facing brain surgery
to remove the 'little bugger' that is not playing nice.

We will know more after we meet with the neurosurgeon on
December 4...
I'm linking up with Shanna at Fiber of All Sorts and 
Melissa at Sew BitterSweet
Thank you for hosting ALYoF!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

T'was the Night Blog Hop...Day 7

It is my day to share my sweet gifts from 
the funny and talented Lynn at Thimblemouse and Spouse
Big thanks to Mdm Samm and to Marlene 
for adding a super fun twist to our holiday blog hop.

Lynn stitched these awesome quick gifts...sEw perfect for me...
How did Lynn know I fell in love with this fabric line as soon as I saw it?? 
The cutest mouse stinkin' cute,
a mug rug made from a block from the Winter Wonderlane panel,
and a quilted sleeve enclosed in a see through mug...
perfect for holding all my tracing pencils.
The fabric line is Winter Wonderland by Anne Sutton...
and it is sEw perfect for this sweet trio.
Love, the the gift Lynn!!
Check out the free patterns at Bunny Hill Designs by Anne Sutton

 The mouse pin cushion is a free pattern at Bustleandsew.
I love the quilted body of the mouse...a change from the original pattern.
It is cute made in wool too!!
I will be making some of these...for sure...just not this year!!
Just the cutest gifts. Thanks again Lynn!!!

I managed to make a few quick gifts...

#1 Needle for a tutorial coming soon...
(not much sewing time at the moment...
caring for my sweet hubby...he is my #1 priority)
#2 collapsible thread pattern at redhenfabrics
 #3 embroidered pot holders
... pattern is an iron on by Aunt Martha's #3951
#4 crocheted pot pattern by Pat Linn
#5 a snowman ornament...wish I could find the's hiding
#6 Santa was fun to make...the pattern is hiding too!!
#7 crocheted scarves...are always great, soooo many colors to choose
you really do need more than one!
#8 a vintage jar filled with some homemade healthy snacks
...soooo good
#9 embroidered tea towel...a free pattern by Michelle Ridgway
She has more free embroidery designs on her sidebar...
her gingerbread design is soooo cute!!
 #10...crayon bags are quick to make when you use pre-quilted fabric
the pattern is by Clothesline Quilts
#12  coasters using 5" squares and some batting...
I chose a different fabric for front and back...
Hope you found a few quick gift ideas... for the gift I sent to Mary...
more of my favorites
I stuffed the box till I couldn't stuff anymore in.
pot holder, soap dish apron and matching tea towel, embroidered tea towel
...a needle keeper
...a thread catcher
...crocheted pot scrubber
...a vintage jar with some embroidery floss
...a Hugs and Kisses table runner pattern by Helen Stubbings
...a few Christmas ornaments
...the last is a package of needle pullers...
sure to be your best friend when you are making Tammy bags.

Please be sure to visit all the talented ladies posting today

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Quilt N Queen

Pinterest T'was the night

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to T'was the Night blog hop...Day 1

I'll be playing some Christmas tunes with my morning coffee...let the blog hop is sure to be fun!!  I know you will find many wonderful make-in-a-day gift ideas.   There is sure to be tutorials and giveaways and I'm positive we will all find something that we will just have to make...something for that special someone and even something for yourself...I know I will be looking for quick gift ideas for Christmas and for 'just-because' gifts!!

Here is the full schedule of all the talented ladies sharing new and old quick gift giving ideas.  Cheer them all...make their heart sing with your sweet comments.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
Creativity Amongst Chaos
Why Knot Kwilt

Wednesday, Nov. 12 
Bumbleberry Cottage

Thursday, Nov. 13

Friday, Nov. 14

Monday, Nov. 17

Tuesday, Nov. 18
How Art You?

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Quilt N Queen

Thursday, Nov. 20
Pickles Quilting

Friday, Nov. 21
Quilting Queen Online
Sew We Quilt

Happy Holidays

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A bowl full of gold and November's goal for ALYoF...

...yes this is a bowl full of gold!!
I was on the look out for some vintage feed sacks...
while vacationing in French Lick Indiana...
some I got a deal on and a few must be stitched with a thread or two of gold.
One of the feed sacks was still stitched as a sack.  
They are getting harder to find...and the price reflects that.

Now for my November goal for ALYoF
hosted by Melissa and Shanna
I have many projects I would love to finish...
some more pressing than
I've decided to complete the quilt top for my 
entry into the 2015 Road to California Quilt Show's 
I Love to Embroider exhibit.
I've gathered some fabrics from my stash
 and the nine embroidered blocks are stitched and squared.
 Next step is to decide on a design.  
I hope some inspiration comes to me soon!  
The cat print will likely be my outer border, if there is a border 
or it will be the backing.
It has different shades of browns, golds, greys and creams
 and there is black!!
There is a FQ of green in there...not sure about that one.
Maybe when I decide on the design it will 'come to me'...
it may need a spash of red!

I've joined the goal setting party at Shanna's Fiber of All Sorts blog
and at Melissa's BitterSweet Designs blog.

Happy stitching

Saturday, November 1, 2014

October's goal for ALYoF is a finish...

I bound the quilt while vacationing in French Link Indiana.
(just got home a few hours ago)
We snapped a few pictures while touring
the area.
 This picture was taken in front of an antique shop
in Worthington Indiana.
Unfortunately it was closed, one of many shops that were closed.
This picture was taken at the train station in
Jasper Indiana. 

I'm linking up to October's ALYoF party with Melissa and Shanna
and to
finish it up Friday with crazy mom quilts