Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas and a link to a giveaway !!

Well the Holiday Season is here now .  Don't get stressed over gifts and decorating and parties and presents . Try to just reflect on the true meaning of Christmas ; the Birth of our Savior , Jesus . 

Here's something to enjoy ! A FABRIC GIVEAWAY ! now what could be better than free fabric ???? 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A few things finished this week ! 


 A polar fleece blanket for Sophie ; an apron and table runner for a secret Santa Swap . Below are pictures of each to see them better !!

This is Fancy Nancy Polar Fleece that I got for an amazing clearance price from . My granddaughter found it and started using it as a blanket when she stays here while her mom works the overnight shift . So I trimmed it up , turned under the edges and did a decorative stitch around it . She will be so proud of my finish when she comes over next time !!

This is a 10 Minute Table Runner I made for my secret Santa swap partner .

Please excuse my shoes and the clutter in the background !! This is a reversible apron ( it's the dark green
on the back like the trim and ties ) . I combined 2 tutorials and am pleased with how it turned out ! It's for my secret Santa swap partner also . I sure hope she likes these 2 items !

I am linking to .

Thanks for stopping by !! Have a blessed day !!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Good Morning !  

I have been neglecting my blog , along with many other things . 
The season is changing , so I will attempt to change ( for the better , 
of course ! ) also ! 
The good news is , I am posting about a FABRIC GIVEAWAY !! 
check this out @     ! it's open until Monday Oct 8th !!  (link is under the picture of the gorgeous fabric ! )

Monday, July 9, 2012

Finally !!! some sewing !!!

I have not been doing any sewing since the end of May . However , FINALLY !!!! , I got back at it ! 
I made some promises to some , and now , it's all piled up and needs to be done !!! YAY for pressure ! And then , I saw this post as I was cruising the internet , INSTEAD of sewing ! ( ha )

It's Amy Creative Side ONE THING , ONE WEEK CHALLENGE !!  I knew it was time to get serious . Even though I saw it late in the week , I posted !! ( thanks Amy !) 

Here is what I accomplished : 

-- 3 zipper pouches out of some prequilted fabric bought a long , long time ago !
--  Repurposed 2 pair of jeans into capris ( and had to do some adjustments in the fit !) ( Couldn't find any in my size at Kohl's big sale and I had a 30% off on top of that ; however , I did get a good deal on 2 pair of jeans for hubby for work !! )
-- AND a big pile ( 17 ) of flannel burp rags cut out and all ready to be sewn TODAY !!!! 

After the burp rags are done , I will be starting to make shorts for boys for Kristy's monthly project ; see her blogpost here !!

You can get a free download of an awesome shorts pattern from Fishticks Designs for FREE if you help out !!! 

Now , I must get OFF THE COMPUTER , take a shower AND THEN GET BUSY SEWING !!!  

THANKS for stopping by ! and PLEASE PLEASE consider making some shorts for some boys in Cambodia -- they really need them !!!  
Have a wonderful and blessed day !!  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2012

Amy's Creative Side

My entry to the Bloggers Quilt Festival SPRING !!!! 


I am a member of JUST US QUILTERS group on facebook .
I wanted to make a few blocks for a monthly project :

well , It turned into more and more , and then I decided to make the whole quilt to help out the gal
that would be collecting the blocks and creating quilts to donate !  I think that is why it's special to
me ! I had the quilting done by a longarmer ; she quilted flowers in each block and she did an
awesome job !   Beth , the gal in charge of the project , was pleased with it . I sent it to her a few
weeks ago and I cut some strips and sent them to her for the rest of the quilts she will be making !
God bless her !!!!

Beth picked the block and requested purple be in it . I kept in contact with her to make sure it was
what she was thinking of .

I learned to NOT waste time trying to figure out placement and this and that  . I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out what would look best ; and found myself looking at blocks online that others had  made and went with the light and dark placements from what I liked !!!   I am not artistic !! I just sew !!!!! I'm not a
'designer' and look and stuff and do what looks good to ME !  I have been quilting for almost 4 years ; have been sewing for over 40 years or so ! ( wow ; I'm getting old ! ) . 

Thanks Amy and ALL THE SPONSORS for putting on this festival again !!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Head on  over to read about H2H Charity !! It's Sarah's 2nd year for doing this ....

Sign up starts SUNDAY 3-18 !!!   Quilts should be done by  May 28th !!! Prizes !!
2 charities involved ! make 1 or 2 or ...............................

"What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like."

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Here is a link to a giveaway ! 
Lookey here :

Here is a fat quarter bundle of wonderful fabrics that are sure to inspire you to make something fabulous.

Monday, January 16, 2012

this is what I've been doing (finally !)

 Happy Monday ALL ! ! ! ! !
Here are some things I got done this week ; I finally got some sewing done and I am HAPPY !!! 

I got my Giant Vintage Star Quilt top done !  I made it with my Central Park stash that I have been 'coveting' !!! I saw it here : 

which led me to the tutorial here :

I also completed my QAL blocks for :

I am going to redo the block in the bottom left corner ; too busy ! going to use WHITE for the background !!! 

thanks for visitng ! 

I am linking up to 

One Thing, One Week Challenge :: Link Up 9 



 Here is my flickr link ; I usually do my linking there ; but am trying to use my blog more !!! :D



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Not much to show off !

Greetings !  I had big plans again this week ; but , life got in the way again ! Babysitting the grandpeeps
and a sick husband and I'm still getting over a sinus thing ! That's my excuses !!

I did get some Blocks done this week for a quilt a long @
  It's 2 weeks of blocks , but I finished the 1st set on Monday , the day before the new ones were
posted-- why hurry and get them done ahead of time ????   You can see them on my flickr page :

I did cut out a GIANT VINTAGE STAR quilt that I have ready to work on today !! yippee  . Found the pattern here :

On both of these projects , I have finally cut into my coveted Kate Spain Central Park fabric !! I have
drooled over it and petted it many times and decided it was time to USE IT !!!
I am linking up to :  ( almost forgot again , Sarah ! )
Confessions of a Fabric Addict