Saturday, January 31, 2015

January finish for ALYoF....

...I am racing against the clock once again.
(a short post as I am heading to bed...)
I don't know why the days and months have to go by so quickly.

I'm excited to have another quilt off my WIP list.  
I started this quilt about 8 months I'm not calling it a UFO.
 There is not much snow in our backyard but that is to change tonight.
I hope the weather man is wrong...
we are expecting 6 - 10 inches of snow overnight through Monday.

I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes
 Thank you Melissa and Shanna for hosting again for 2015

Happy Stitching

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tammy 4 all Seasons blog hop...Day 8...edited

welcome to my blog...

It is my day to share my Tammy 4 All Seasons bags.

I have always loved to embroider and when Mdm Samm
announced the Tammy 4 All Seasons blog hop would be cross stitching,
I figured it was the perfect time to learn a new hobby...
Brooke Nolan's fall design was my first attempt at cross stitching.
I made many mistakes from the very beginning.  
I did a lot of 'frogging' or unstitching as Mdm Samm calls it 
but I kept telling myself...
I can do this!! It's not perfect but I love how it turned out.
I made a sweet pinnie designed by Cori Blunt.  
I decided on an embroidery design...
I'm not that great at needle turn applique.
I love how it turned out...
I collected a few of my favorite vintage accessories...
my feather weight sewing machine,
 a vintage crib quilt top 
and a vintage pin cushion.
I love the vintage hand made crochet doilies 
and my sweet hubby started taking some photos.
 The pinnie embroidery design was from a pattern by Sweet-Seams (McCalls).

I reduced the design by 50% and it was the perfect size for the pinnie.
After finishing the first one 
I was anxious to start the summer design...
I made a few changes...
two flip flops instead of just the one and no scarf.
I love it too!!!
The inside fabric is a soft grey 
with tiny red and white polka dots.
I love the spring and winter designs too...
so I had to start the spring design next....
and this one is giving me grief...big time!!!
I have come to the conclusion I have to go back to kindergarten
and learn to count...I will make it work, just frustrated at the moment.
This is where I am...
I have not started the winter design...that one scares me!!!!
If I could only count...this would be so easy!!

I will stitch the winter design too but only after I finish spring....
I don't want any more UFO's.

Thanks sEw much for visiting...
 please visit the talented ladies sharing their
seasonal Tammy bags today...
...leave them a sweet comment and make their heart smile...

Quilt N Queen...(you are here)
Sew We Quilt

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful sponsors...

BEAM N READ ( led light)
Brooke's Books (seasonal vintage counted cross stitch designs)
Chitter Chatter (applique and embroidered pinnies)
DMC (heads and aida cloth)
H.A.KIDD (monaco fabric)
MsAppleHeart (Tammy Bag Pattern)
READERS (best readers on the market for those who need to see their patterns up close and personal) 
SNAP SOURCE  (great gadget for adding snaps to our bags)
Yarn TREE  (q-snaps)

also a big THANK YOU to

Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt
Mary at I Piece 2 Mary
for organizing such a super fun blog hop!!!


I have one more picture to share
...the back side of my Tammy bags...
I was so focused on the cross stitching 
I forgot about the lace and ruffles.
I love the bit of orange lace and the red gingham ruffle...

I'm linking to Crazy Mom Quilts's 
Finishing it up Friday 

Happy stitching everyone!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tammy 4 All Seasons Blog Hop

Think vintage
and cross stitch...says Mdm Samm 
and I immediately knew I wanted to join the blog hop!!
I have never cross stitched but that didn't scare me away.
...I am still stitching...I'm not very fast at it but I will be ready!!
I'm posting on January 20th...
It seems I'm always losing my spot...counting and recounting I'm using a post-it note 
and it helps me keep on the right line.
I'm getting faster!!

Cross stitch patterns were designed by Brooke Nolan
and Cori Blunt designed the pinnies to attach to the Tammy bags...
they are SUPER CUTE!!!

Join the talented ladies posting today....cheer them on
and make there heart smile!!

January 9th

How arT you?
Stitch and Quilt

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Recap of my 2014 A Lovely Year of Finishes

 January - finish the quilt top and I even got it quilted and bound
February - finish the quilt top, quilt and bind it
March - quilt and bind the donation quilt
April - quilt and bind another donation quilt
May -  make a pieced backing, quilt and bind the pink donation quilt
June - add the borders, quilt and bind the mystery 30's quilt
July - hand embroider 4 of the cat blocks
August - add the satin binding to 3 fleece blankets
September -  hand embroider 3 of Vintage Tin's smaller blocks
October - to quilt and bind the volunteer quilt for GAAQG
November - complete the quilt with the embroidered cat blocks
December - quilt and bind the Road to California's challenge quilt

I had a very sucessful year completing all 12 goals.
I'm hoping I can be just as sucessful in 2015.

Thank you Shanna and Melissa

I'm linking to the Finale Linkup 
at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew BitterSweet Designs

Happy Stitching

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015: Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Goal Setting Party

Thank you Melissa and Shanna for hosting ALYoF for 2015.
My  January 2015 goal setting is to finish this 30's quilt...
it has been a flimsy since July...
It measures 54" x 54"
It may look familar to you as it is similar to  
my June 2014 finish for ALYoF...
same block, same 30's fabrics.

This one measures 58.5" x  81"
I do love a 30's quilt!!

I'm linking up with Melissa and Shanna 
at SewBitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts.

Happy Stitching

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and December's ALYoF Finish

Happy New Year ... 

I'm hoping 2015 will be a better year!!
Mr. QnQ is doing well...still no decision made about surgery.  
He did see the neurologist on the 29th, I stayed in the car as
I didn't want to spread my germs.
After 4 days in bed, I believe I am on the mend!!!

I really didn't think I was going to finish my December goal.
At noon today, I still had not started the quilting.
We had a few errands to run this afternoon,
I had a nap when I got home and didn't feel too bad...
at 11:00 it's a finish!!

 The wall hanging measures 34" x 44"
 I quilted it with stippling and added a few paw prints.
Mr QnQ's cousin opened a veterinary clinic this year...
I'll see if they would like it for the clinic.
I love how it turned out.
My goal is to get it in mail to send to Bird Brain Designs on Monday so it
can be included in the Road to California Quilt Show later this month.

Happy stitching!!