Friday, December 9, 2011

giveaway @ Fabrics N Quilts

Shannon @ Fabrics N Quilts is having a giveaway for the Blog Hop Party !!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

First, our handcrafted prizes!
  • This awesome quilted message board, complete with pen & pad of paper
  • The yo-yo embellished wristlet (my great camera skills cut off the wristlet loop-you’ll have to trust me)
  • The Prints Charming card wallet-great for keeping all your store reward cards or business cards in one place!
  • Embroidered present ornie for your tree
Second, a DIY handcrafted prize pack (also known as fabric & notions)!
  • Curio Charm Pack by Basic Grey
  • 1/2 Yard coordinating yellow (to me) by Blank Quilting
  • Cute Moda tote
  • Spool 50 wt Aurifil thread
  • 2 patterns
  • 2 ornies for your tree

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dr Seuss Picnic Blanket


I made this for my grandkids ; do I have a picture of THEM with it -- NO !!!
They have used it on inside picnics and to play on ,
but it has not made it on an OUTSIDE picnic, since my daughter
thinks it's "TOO NICE" to put on the ground . I told her there is always next year and
that is what I  made it for !  ( I still have not returned it to them ..... yet ............. the
bright colors make me HAPPY! )  My grandson has used it as a bed quilt , so it's getting
used and loved on !!
The pattern is from AMY ELLIS's book , Modern Basics ; Posi Patch . I changed the layout
a little and left the applique off . This was the 1st quilt that I hand sewed the binding on . I did not
enjoy this process ; it frustrated me ! and I feel it's not as secure as machine stitching both sides .
So to save me time and further frustrations , I will be machine stitching bindings !!! Also , I;m not
a fan of hand stitching much of anything .................... I like to get done quicker !!

there are some more pictures of it on FLICKR

I'm not into blogging and not that good at it yet !
Thanks Amy for another blogging festival !!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

1 Choice 4 Quilting Giveaway !!

head on over there for a great giveaway chance !!

It's going to be HOT (90's) and humid here in Northern Indiana for the next few
 days !

I am working on a quilt that will be donated ; I 've got 1/2 of the quilting done
so far and need to get off my computer and finish it !! I'm not doing such a good
job ; that is why I am taking the other 2 to the longarm quilter ! ! And I do not
have enough batting !! that's my excuse !
This is a stacked coin quilt made with 2 Moda HIDEAWAY charm packs ;
the white fabric is from Joann's  . I thought it would look cute since it has embossed
circles on it , however , the circles are not looking very good when the needle goes
through them . When will I learn and live "you get what you pay for " ???
oh well .............. it still looks nice ! as long as you don't look too close !!

 Here is a close up ; I'm doing straight line stitching on both sides of the
stitching lines . The back is a DEBBIE MUMM fabric from Joann's that
I got on clearance ; it is good quality like Moda or some Michael Miller
fabric I got at a LQS ; so I am happy with the (cheap) back !!!

AND here are some SIBERIAN IRISES that are blooming in my yard right now .
They are a deeper purple in real life !! 
Have a happy productive day ! 
I am going out for an after Birthday Dinner with 2 friends tonight ! 
God Bless !!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

ANOTHER giveaway !!

Carolyn at just one more stitch is having a giveaway ! a $25 gift card at the FAT QUARTER SHOP is the prize !!  Enter by June 4 (my birthday !!) midnight !! 

Monday, May 30, 2011

giveaway !!

Greetings ! 
Happy Memorial Day , and thanks to all who have served ! 

Here is a giveaway ;

Hurry and enter by tonight !!

Have a great day ; and please do not drink and drive !

PRAISE THE LORD today and every day !

Friday, May 27, 2011

1 Choice for Quilting RACE !!

See this for
See this for a  jelly roll race !!!   Sponsored by 1 Choice 4 quilting ; she promises GREAT GIFTS !!

I have another quilt to donate done !
The fabric was too too cuts to cute up , so I made a 'cheater' quilt !  I love the orange
binding !

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tornado Relief

I ran across this post ; it is so true ; COME ON , Let's help !!

I have 2 quilts done ; plan on making 1 or 2 more . I was going to send for
Alabama tornado relief  (  ) , but now
it looks like I may send them here . I'll have to pray about this .

Meanwhile , if you donate to America Red Cross , the first blog listed is having
a giveaway and it will get you an entry ! WOW . What a great thing to do .
It's just one disaster after another ................. God Help us all .

Friday, May 20, 2011

1 finish

I finished this quilt to be donated for one of the blanket charities for the victims of the tornadoes in Alabama . I have a second one that just needs the binding ; but have not gotten to that yet !!! but I will !!! I want to get another one done . 

For the BAMA BOUND QUILTS , I will need to make tote bags and get a small stuffed animal .
My DH and I sent a box of stuff today to a church in AL that I found through the TOOMER'S FOR TUSCALOOSA facebook page . All these people have really pulled together and are doing an AMAZING job of helping folks ! It makes me feel good !  :D

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I've been watching the grandkids ; however today I stayed home and got some sewing done ; will post some pictures when I get done tomorrow !! 


Monday, May 16, 2011

Giveaway at KoolBeenz

there is a Fabric Giveaway at :
Check it out ! (remember too that I just started blogging !) 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2nd attempt !

Now , I deleted one blog ! :D
Let's see if this works , or I should say if I Know how 
to do it !!
I just made this blog ; I didn't have one before because I 
feel I don't have that much to say ! and I still feel that way ! 
Here is a picture of my mom from 1949 ; she passed away in 
1978 . I love this picture ! I got married in 2004 , and yes , he

has a Harley !  We love to ride as much as God allows us to , 
especially in the Smoky Mountains ! We love Tennessee !! 
Here are 2 reasons I am not ready to leave Indiana yet : 

Sophie and Mason ! And Lake Michigan ; however , the mountains 
are more LOVELY ! So ........ 

Go to this website for a FABULOUS giveaway !!  1 Choice 4 Quilting . I joined 
a quilt along and it turns out she is from around here !


Well , now I created 2 blogs by mistake and can't find the post on either ! 
oh boy ! 
well .....