Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday and a Winner!


I had a chance to work on a few WIPs this week. These were made from scraps and have been sitting around forever waiting for binding.



This one I thought was finished but it just needed another border. I was able to find a yard of the red Rouenneries Deux fabric so I added borders all around.




I’ve really enjoyed this month long birthday giveaway! I got lots of answers to many questions. I found out that a few of you want to make your first quilt. While some, like me would just like to finish up a few UFOs. I learned that some of you like to mix prints and solids in your quilts. I also learned that most of you don’t use precuts and that many of you live in places where you’re having the same same cold and snowy weather that I’m having here.

I’d like to thank you all for stopping by and answering questions and entering my giveaways this month. Also thank you for all the birthday wishes. It’s been lots of fun! Today I am 59 years old!

The winner of the final Birthday Month giveaway is the butterfly quilter!

Today I am linking up with the Quiltsy blog and WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday


Well I must say that not many blue scraps were sewn up this week. I finally got a new rotary cutter on Friday afternoon. I used my coupons at Joann.


Don’t know how that red and white stripe fabric got in my cart!

Anyway, I did get a chance to make two blocks last night just to see if the rotary cutter was working. They are 5 inch blocks.


Go check out what others are doing with their scraps this week @ RSC2014. I can’t wait to see what next month’s color will be!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday a Winner and a Giveaway


What’s working here today is lots of snow and very cold temps! I’ve had time to work on a few things this week. While DH was on vacation last week we took a trip to a new to me fabric store and a yarn store I’ve visited before. I only purchased 3 skeins of yarn! I got 2 skeins of Berroco Comfort which I’ve never used before and I must say I like it. I made another Topsy Turvy cowl.


I also did work on a few Valentine items. This little mug rug.


And since strings are my “thing” I finished this string table runner. I used a meandering stitch with a little heart thrown in here and there.


I did get the backing for the Confetti quilt but now my rotary cutter has died. I was just at Joann last Wednesday it was fine. Just my luck picked it up Monday morning and the spring is gone. I hope to get a new one soon because the little 28mm just won’t work.

This week’s giveaway is going to be something a bit different. I’ve made many, many shawls and shawlettes and since I don’t sell them I have to find something to do with them. So this weeks giveaway is the Wisteria shawl.

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To enter the giveaway just tell me where in the world you live and what kind of weather you are experiencing now. This giveaway ends on Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. The winner will be announced on Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014 (which is my actual birthday) Good luck!

Last week’s winner is Astrid!

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday

Didn’t get much sewing done this week. I spent lots of time packing and labeling Christmas decorations so I won’t have to look through every container next year!

I did make this little block which doesn’t seem to be going any further. It’s really a rectangle.



I did make 2 more string blocks to create this block and I think I might just make a few of these each month. We’ll see, it will surely make for a colorful quilt at the end of the year.


A little while ago I won a giveaway over at Pam’s blog. Look what I received not one,


but two beautiful bags!


I love them! I’ve been using the second one as my yarn project bag. It has enough pockets for my markers scissors and hooks. Thank you Pam!

Don’t forget the giveaway is in it’s third week. Make sure to enter, next week will be the last week.

I’m linking up with RSC14. Go see what everyone else is doing.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday a Winner and a Giveaway


This week finds me working on all kinds of things. I finished a shawlette/scarf I started (I’m ashamed to say) last February. Actually that’s not true, I finished 2 shawls, both from last February!


            straw. ice cream

I also started this Valentine mug rug. Since my backing fabric has not arrived I haven’t quilted my Confetti quilt! Fingers crossed it arrives today.


Week 3 of my birthday month giveaway has arrived. This week I’m giving away this Riley Blake Twice as Nice charm pack. To be entered in this weeks giveaway just tell me if you find yourself buying precuts because they’re convenient or do you prefer to buy yardage? This giveaway ends on Tuesday January 21, 2014 and the winner will be announced on Wednesday January 22, 2014.

           riley blake

Last week’s winner is Dee! Congratulations!

I’m linking up with WIPs on Wednesday and WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday

Believe it or not I actually did dig into the blue scrap bin this week. I started off with lots of strings.

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       My strings turned into this cosmetic bag.

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And these strings

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are now two string blocks.

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Next week maybe I’ll cut some squares! Go here to see what others are doing with their scraps.

Don’t forget this is the second week of my birthday giveaway. This week’s item is Confetti the pattern I tested for Loft Creations.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday a Winner and a Giveaway


Remember this quilt? It’s from the pattern I tested for Stephanie at Loft Creations. I’m not usually into solids but I admit I love the way these look. I will be quilting this quilt this week. (I hope the backing arrives on time)

     Loft Creations Supremes 024

This week you will have a chance to win a copy of this pattern so you can make your very own Confetti quilt. All you need to do is tell me if you prefer to use solids, prints or a mixture of both in your quilting.

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As before this giveaway will end on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014 and I will announce the winner on Jan. 15, 2014. Please remember if you are an Anonymous blogger I will have no way to contact you.

The winner of the Tonga Treats is Barbara Woods. Congratulations!

I am linking up with WIPs on Wednesday and WIP Wednesday. Have a look to see what other’s are working on this week.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday


I’m joining the Rainbow Scrap Challenge again for 2014. Let’s hope I do much better than 2013! This month’s color is blue, not aqua, not navy. I didn’t think I had much but I did find some on the shelf that’s pretty old. So I’ll use that and there’s lots in the blue scrap bin. I think there may be an old pretzel barrel full of blue scraps around here too.

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You can check out what everyone else is doing by going here.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Day!


Today we like lots of other people are covered in snow. I think it’s a great day to stay in and sew or do something else creative. I pulled these batiks yesterday for a new project.


I made a few HSTs


Then I turned them into a fairly long table runner.


This one is headed to my Etsy shop. I had a few scraps left so I’m working on another one I think I’ll keep. Pictures to come later.

If you’re having this weather too, I hope you can stay inside and keep warm doing something you love! Don’t forget the giveaway!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday and a Giveaway

Happy New Year!!!!!!

I had a great holiday and I hope you did too! I have lots of things I’d like to do this year. How about you? I hope to keep up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year.(didn’t do so well last year) And I also hope this will be a year filled with many string projects. I made a few quilts and crocheted items for donation last year I’d like to do the same this year.

So let’s get started. January is my birthday month and I thought it would be a good idea to have a giveaway every week. So starting today and ending next Tuesday Jan. 07,2014 you have a chance to win this set of Tonga Treats.


Interested? All you have to do is tell me what you plan to create this year. Is it a Farmer’s Wife quilt or trying FMQ? Whatever it is let me know.

On Wednesday January 08,2013 I’ll post a new giveaway!

I’ve linked up with WIPs on Wednesday on the Quiltsy blog. Come over and see what other’s are working on in the new year!