Saturday, December 29, 2012

Back to your Regular Program

It’s been a while since I wrote a post. I’m still trying to recuperate from my road trip to Florida! We had a wonderful time visiting my little brother, all my siblings were there.


Here are a few pictures of our Christmas this year.

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These are 3 of my favorite things!

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Today I’m itching to get back into my sewing room. It’s a perfect day to stay in and sew as it’s snowing here today. How about you, are you having fabric withdrawal? Or did you get to do a bit of sewing over the holiday?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

And The Winner Is……..


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This is where I am today visiting with my family. I’ll be back in time to send the Traveling Stash box out to EMILY C. on Christmas eve!

                          Congratulations Emily!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On Sunday


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                              She’s here!

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Traveling Stash Has Arrived!

Yes after trying for a year and a half I finally won the Traveling Stash! Thank you Sharon.

There was lots of fabric in the box. Some yardage,

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lots of FQs,

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some batik charm squares and more FQs,

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lots of patterns and 2 books,

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more patterns and a few notions! 

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These are the items I took from the box.

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One batik charm pack, 2 FQs and one 3/4 yard piece of butterflies and birds.

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One FE pack and 2 FQs from Connecting Threads, one DS quarter yard cut, 2 Valentine print FQs and 3 FQs in yellow and orange print. Also thread and hand quilting needles.

Would you like to have the Traveling Stash come to your house?

Just leave a comment on this post. I will pick a winner on Dec. 21, 2012 at midnight EST. (I would like to ship the package out by Christmas eve.) You must have an active blog and live in the USA. Please go Here for all rules and other information.

                           GOOD LUCK!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

Today I’m spending my time finishing up a few gifts for my new Great nieces and nephews. Bibs and burp cloths!

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I’m also hoping to finish up this batik table runner.

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And last but not least I finally got a Featherweight!!!! I will post pictures as soon as it arrives. I guess you could say it’s my Christmas gift to me!

I’m linking up with Quiltsy today.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

On Sunday


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                   Starting fireplace garland!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

I’m finishing up this quilt for those affected by hurricane Sandy. I just want to say I applaud all of you who quilt large quilts on your domestic machines. It’s not easy, you Rock!





These pictures were taken with my cell phone before I trimmed the backing fabric.

I’m linking up with Quiltsy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday’s Treasures and a Winner

I caught a few of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Did you? I’ve decided to get what I can now, I plan to put myself on a fabric diet at the beginning of the year.

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I guess you knew there would be some polka dots!

Well the question for the giveaway was What color have you used most often in your quilts this year? My answer is yellow. I have used yellow in almost all of my quilts this year. Looks like I will end the year with yellow also.

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I know you all just want to know who the winner is, right? The winner of Neutral Territory is hueisei! Thank you all for entering.

Are there any BOM’s, Challenges or Quilt a Longs you’ll be joining in the new year? Leave a comment and let me know what you’ll be doing in 2013. I’m linking up with Linky Tuesday.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Before and After


While preparing for Sandy I asked my DH to move my little white chair into the garage. His response was it should be alright because the tree is there to protect it from the wind.

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You can see the base of the tree in the lower right corner. That bare patch in the left corner is the mulch surrounding my Hydrangea.

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Here’s what it looks like now as the tree service prepares it for removal along with the other 5! That clump to the left of the base is what’s left of the Hydrangeas.

I’d say it’s a good thing I insisted he removed the chair!

Don’t forget you have until midnight to enter the giveaway!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

On Sunday


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                               Caution quilter at work!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

I’ve finished the shawlette and it’s blocking at this very moment. I really enjoyed making this one for the second time and I love the yarn my DD chose.

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Here she is on the blocking mats

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I love log cabin blocks. It’s been my favorite block since I started quilting back in 1994. I’ve made a few log cabin quilts and some of the variations.

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Well while I was cyber shopping for holiday gifts I found some log cabin tops. Yes I know I was supposed to be buying gifts but you know how it goes, two for them, one for you. Lol This is the first time I’ve purchased a quilt top. I love the setting and the fabrics. When the holidays are over I plan to finish this top. So I guess I’ve already added a WIP to start off 2013!

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Do you have a favorite block? If so what is it?

I’ve linked up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday.

Don’t forget the giveaway!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday’s Treasures

This is what it looks like at my house today.

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It’s not a problem for me, I have lots of projects to work on as usual. I’m working on the yellow and gray quilt today. I’m also going to start the quilting on one of Erin’s Sandy quilts. Lastly I’m going to finish this shawlette. It just needs edging.


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This is a gift my DD has asked me to make for her boss in the costume dept. at school. It’s a beautiful merino superwash wool that’s pumpkin and brown. The name is Shango.

Don’t forget the giveaway!

I am linking up with Linky Tuesday!

Monday, November 26, 2012


This weekend I took a little trip to Sauder’s Fabrics. I needed to get a few things and had a coupon. I picked up a few yards of fabric for my stash and a few fat quarters for a giveaway.

There are 4 fat quarters of Neutral Territory by Liz Lois and Terry Atkinson for Red Rooster fabrics. I’ve also add a matching skein of perle cotton.

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To enter the giveaway just leave a comment answering this question.  What color have you used most often in your quilts this year? This contest will close on Mon. 12/03/2012 at midnight. I will announce the winner on Tue. 12/04/2012. Good luck!!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

On Sunday


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

While working on all the bazaar items I did manage to finish a Thanksgiving table runner. I’ve had these scraps in my stash for quite some time. The fabric is from the Hearth and Home collection by Connecting Threads copyright 2009! It was one of two 1 lb. scrap bags I purchased. Believe me this didn’t even make a dent in the bag!

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Today what’s working is this gray and yellow quilt I’ve been dreaming of for quite a while. (could be too much red and green) I’m using my Denyse Schmidt fabrics leftover from a previous giveaway and some coordinating gray and yellow fabrics. I like the way this is coming together. It’s soft, but still interesting.

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I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday.

Wishing you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Winner and Mail!


Well the Christmas bazaars didn’t go so well this year. Really that’s not true, my DS did very well! My other DS and I not so much. There is one more next week, so we’ll see if that’s better. I’ll spend some time today listing some of the items in my Etsy shop.

I’m working on a new scarf in the evenings. It’s a beautiful red that of course is not captured in this picture.

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Oh and look what arrived in the mail last week!

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     (bet it cost a pretty penny to ship something that big)

Actually that’s Cali with my new yarn she wanted equal time after Dusti was featured on Sunday!

And now what you’ve been waiting for, the winner of the DS Quilts fabric is sew.darn.quilt.

Thank you all for entering and check back there will be a new giveaway soon!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

On Sunday


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        Waiting for DD to come home for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday


Today I’m trying to finish up a few more things for the Christmas Bazaar tomorrow. Oh and did I mention my DS found another bazaar for us to do on Saturday. Talking about last minute. I hope there are some items left for Saturday. I really don’t have time to make any more. Here are pictures of some of the items


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I also have some table runners, bookmarks and a quilt or two.

Don’t forget the giveaway! I’m linking up with Quiltsy today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



Just dropping in really quickly to post this giveaway. I’ve been really busy working on small items for two back to back Christmas Bazaars. While I was in Joann getting supplies I found lots of Denyse Schmidt fabric on sale. Couldn’t pass it up. It was $6 and 50% off! So I’m going to share these 2 quarter cuts I purchased previously. I’m also throwing in 2 skeins of DMC #5 perle cotton.

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You have until midnight on Monday 11/19/2012. I will announce the winner on Tuesday 11/20/2012 morning. Just leave a comment on this post. Good Luck!!!

    I’ve linked up with Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

On Sunday


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

I spent last night watching the election returns and crocheting. This is actually a scarf but I’m going to be connecting the ends and creating a cowl or never ending scarf. I like this yarn. You can’t tell from the picture but it’s a beautiful gray heather.

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Today I will try to hand sew the binding on these two table runners. One is going in my Etsy shop. The other will go with the rest of the Christmas bazaar stuff. The bazaar is Nov. 15th, so I need to get moving.

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We are expecting another storm today on the east coast. They say it won’t be as bad as Bad Sandy. I sure hope they’re right! We are getting our first snow of the season!

I’ve linked up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday today.