Friday, December 12, 2014

OHHHHH LA LA!!!

 I received these awesome fabrics in the mail today from Island Batik.  I can't tell you how much I love love love these fabrics.




I hope you join us










Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN


I know I said I would have these done by the end of Nov....no such luck.  Today I finished them up and since taking this picture I put the hanger on them.  There are 45 of these puppies and I will have to say "I am so glad I am done!!!"   Here is the last post on this and the link for the pattern

It seems this month barely started and it is just about over...


HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?


With sons coming in and out, parties to help with the list goes on and on.  Have I been sewing?
Not really....sometimes when I have the time I am too tired so maybe next year?

Or next week?  I have a son leaving for Japan this Sunday and then another son coming the week after he leaves.

Am I complaining?  No way, as all of us moma's know, we love it when our babies comes home....so off I go and maybe tomorrow I can get some sew time in?  We will see!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SEW SWEET SIMPLICITY - JACQUELYNE STEVES BLOG HOP - Mix up!! PATTERN GIVEAWAY!!!


There has been a slight mix up...but...better late than never...RIGHT?????

So I have my center square done...all the pieces cut out (or do I)?


 Made the snow ball square for the middle
 Working on my half square triangles....using this Fons and Porter ruler.
 Cutting them

Done....just need trimming (be sure to trim yours to the 2" square)

I love how she does her flying geese....almost fail proof!

OOOPS....will be continued tomorrow....

But here is Jacquelyne's #2 Square.  Don't you just love her fabrics?  She has kits available.
Here is this months giveaway...just leave a comment!!

This giveaway is open until Wednesday Dec. 2nd.


This giveaway is now closed and the winner is:


I love the colours in your block. Thanks for the giveaway.

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments.....sorry I didn't get back with you but did so enjoy them.





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"FOR SHAME....FOR SHAME...FOR SHAME.... cont....of the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM


Don't look Ethel!!!

I have made a fun simple block out to be the most complicated ever!!!





I will just chalk it up to a bad sew day.

Actually, I will be totally honest.......  I missed a few of the directions in my haste to get this block completed.

So....  1.  make sure you trim down your 7" middle square to 6 1/2"  (yes, that will make a big difference and will eliminate a great source of frustration).

2.  trim all of your half squares to 2" as mentioned in the post before this one.

I cut off some of the flying geese points....I think I stretched and pulled this poor block in every way possible...so I am now going to make another one.

Truly, this block is totally beautiful, I love love love it.  In fact, I think it is one of my favorites but.....I just made a mess of it.

Jacquelyne has done a fabulous job on these squares, they are easy and so fun but read the directions and try not to miss some of the key points (hanging head in shame).....

If you want to enter the giveaway it is here:


Here are the other blogs....
Jacquelynne Steve's 
Lily Pad Quilting
A Quilt and a Prayer
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Scapes
Crazy 'Bout Quilts
Wedding Dress Blues
Mountain Quilt Works
Garden Path Quilts

Friday, November 21, 2014

JUST A PUTTERING OVER HERE.


I finally got the fourth row on this quilt using Island Batik fabrics.  Fits nicely on a queen size bed.

Well....I believe I am getting kinda lazy, I am wondering if I should just put the last border on and forget it or should I continue on making it big enough for my king size bed?  Hummmm so that is the question of the day.

I will say that this fabric is soooooooooooooo awesome.  This picture does not do it justice.  also..if you look in the middle of the stars, no middle is the same.  It is amazing what one can do with half squares.

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On a side note:  My aunt turns 100 tomorrow and she doesn't even look like it.  She still lives in her own home and for the most part has her senses about her.  


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IF ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THE DIRECTIONS!!! and read the directions...


I have been wanting to make this little doll for years.

The other day I decided it was time.

Now there is something about me that is off, I hate reading directions.  I am a visual learner.  This pattern is mostly directions and no pictures.  Gotta have pictures...just gotta.

I didn't let that deter me but...this is what happens when you don't read them good enough.  You have to do things all over again.  After I had stuffed the body I had to take the arms off.   What a pain to try to get these arms back on....



Lucky I had my "Lapel Sticks"....truly....I glued the 1/4 inch seam allowance under and just slipped the arm in....it wasn't a breeze but it certainly was easier.


Here she is all healed over and a head of hair...


Now on a side note but a very important note


He makes and gather quilts for a youth shelter  in his area for Christmas.  If you want to know more about this, go to the above site, just click on Gene's name.  Just make one quilt, you will be surprised how one quilt will make a difference in someone's life.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Making Santa Ornaments

I started the other day making these Santa ornaments.  I made about 28 about two years ago here:
 
I decided to tackle 50 this year and hope to have them done by the end of the month.
 
 

Not really gonna say who they are for right now....maybe later.

I have to confess that I am getting a little lazy....I am using my perma pen for the eyes and I am gluing the bells and nose.  Oh well....all I can do is "get er done"....