Monday, June 11, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom/ Second edit


Thank you Carla for hosting this hop.


Flowers can bloom in the strangest places.
For instance.

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Or even better yet 

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Ok right off the bat I have had to edit my hop day post.  I have now been bitten by the blogger bug.  UGH!
I will have to reply on my blog to all your much appreciated comments.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

I need to add Amy's BOM link, some have asked where it was.
http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/2015/12/exciting-news-in-our-garden-hop.html

On to the original post.

I decided to finish a couple of UFO blocks and design my own small quilt.
Well that didn't exactly happen.  But close. 
The blocks turned out pretty good and are from a BOM  I was in a couple of years ago.









This is the biggest mistake in the block below,  I did not have a pattern and just used a block I found on line  I can't believe I did notice.  It is almost 1/4 inch larger than the others.  Was suppose to be a 12 inch block, still haven't figured out what I did wrong.  You can see I tried to trim it.
and it is still to large and lost its points.


And as you can see the HST boarders is way off too.  Instead of trying to halve way fix it, I have decided to replace the block and and remake the  boarders.



When I rework this , I'll put a darker lavender binding on it.  I think it will be cute when finished.  So I'm going to take a break from it for a couple days and work on some Christmas projects.



I'm really into my plushies right now.  Trying to stay away from stress and deadlines.
And these keep me happily sewing in between quilts. I don't want to get out of the habit of finishing projects.

Don't forget to visit every one in today's hop. 

Hoping I put a smile on your face today.
Be sure to visit the others on this hop for your flower fix.

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule




Friday, June 15th




Blessing to you and yours,

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop


Hello All,
Yep, today is my day to share my star.  I went a little differently than most of the 
ladies.  Partly because of time as I had some health issues after I ask to be part of
this hop.   And Carol at  http://www.justletmequilt.com being the gracious lady that she is agreed that I could join in.  And secondly  I thought you might want to see something a little different and get a Christmas gift idea early in the year.  Most of you know I'm married to Santa so it's Christmas here  year around.  Notice the candy canes in the pocket.  He never leaves home without them.


Now onto the hop, yes I dared to share Christmas deco.  But if you look closely most patches have stars in them.




the backing is pine comes, I still need to fluff the lumps out.


Now we will see if your paying attention.  I will be giving away the pattern and fabric for this little stocking.



Just make sure I have your email address, add it to your comment if necessary.


Mention your preferred color for stocking, star and heart.


and if you need floss.


I love the little snowflake.  And just so you can see just how small this really is
just one more photo.


I will draw for the pattern on the last day of the hop and notify the winner by email and on my blog that day.
Remember to visit the other ladies and enjoy yourself browsing.

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 24

May 25

  Blessing to you and yours.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hands 2 Help





I chose this foundation to send my quilt this year.  I will be sending some plushie animals soon  as well.  You might want to visit and learn a little more of their needs.  No matter the size of your pocket book , stash, or time there is a place  you can help.

Keep it simple is my mantra this year.
So without further ado here is my quilt.


 
The butterflies are free motion


I thought the kitties were cute.

Was having a little trouble with the tension for the boxed quilting..

I used flannel or the backing.


Meet Casper,  We fed her for almost 6 months before we saw her. She has been around for about 11 or 12 years now.  I'm still the only one who can pet her.  Don't think that is going to change at this late date.

Don't forget to go to the link up and see all the beautiful quilts being donated to Hands2Help
http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2018/05/hands2help-its-time-to-link-up-and-show.html?

Blessing to each of you,

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tea Cup and Mug Exchange

Hello Ladies.
I was so happy to participate in this exchange.  Thank you so much Stephanie for doing this again this year.
I must apologize for being late in my post, how every my partner did receive her package on time.
I also received a beautiful package a well.  I will share in a moment. 
I just got out of the hospital a few days ago with unexpected heart issues.  While I already have a stint the Doctor was surprised this was not the issue again after the heart chath.  My heart seem to be weak and not pumping enough blood through my system.  Medication seems to be helping but in 3 more weeks I'm to start cardio therapy exercises.  My point being would you please pray that this takes care of the situation and I'm able to get off the extra medication.  I also have 25 more lbs to loose.

Now on to the exchange,  I had a great partner  and I'm thrilled with my goodies. every thing was wrapped so prettily.


I told you I had a great partner




I did the mug group this year,  for a mug I think this is so lady like and beautiful. 

                               

A beautiful yardage of fabric, bookmark and lotion  

                                                             

                                                                A sweet tea towel



Love me some chocolate.




 I use my coaster all the time.



While I did not mention every item, all will be used and are appreciated.
Please know this was a uplifting moment in a scary time.  Thank you

Hoping all is well with everyone.
Blessing to you and yours

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Great Fun Time Coming

Gooood Morning to all,
Stephanie at the "Enchanting Rose" is having the 12th annual Tea Cup Exchange.
I have participated in the fun time several times and have made a few lasting friendships.
I wanted to share because most of you seem to be having such ugly weather for Spring and
this could help bring a Spring attitude to the forefront of our thoughts. And as mentioned before I'm soooo ready.  It is still snowing one day and 70 degrees the next here in Kentucky.  With snow in the forecast again this week.
The link will be at the end of this post if you should like to sign up for this years exchange.
Or on the side bar.

This is what my exchange partner, Roxy at From Glory to Glory  so sweetly gifted me with in 2016

Quite a lovely package. 


a large sturdy tea cup I regularly use while not being afraid of chipping or breaking it.




I absolutely love the beautiful apron and wear it when I'm serving others.   It's the only nice one I have left that is not stained and old as the hills.  
Hmmm, I see a project coming up.




Such a cute creamer, and tea keep.  I do carry the tea keep when visiting or dining with others.







Even the little roses are hand made on this lovely little sachet.  It hangs on a shelf over my bed.


 And a handmade book mark that has now seen it better days but still in use. 
I failed to mentioned that the apron, sachet, and tea keep were made by Roxy as well.
It was a delightful time opening each of  the items she gifted me with and they still speak to my heart
when using them.
I'm so looking forward to this years exchange.

Go on over and visit Stephanie and join up.  Browse around her blog too, she has some beautiful projects she shares.


http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/2018/04/12th-tea-cup-and-mug-exchange-sign-up.html

Hope to see you there.
Blessings

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sew Ready for Spring

Since we just have gotten 6 inches of snow ,this is the only hint of Spring right now.  And I'm going to take it.  How about you, ready for some  bloomin' flowers?  

 

Go visit Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks Here. for information and join up

Very simple and stress free hop.  Hope to see you there.

Blessing

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Favorite tutorial for Hands 2 Help

I started sewing bears several years go in between quilting.  It is something I had really enjoyed doing, but I needed a better method of closing up my plushies because I started selling them.  I was told of a  ladder stitch method and finally perfected it on my own.  (Duh, I forget about Googling stuff).  However , Julie at Crafty Quilter shared this great tutorial a week or so ago.  Hopefully it will help save someone else some time. if they should find themselves closing pillows, plushies or what ever needs closing nicely. After you have practiced a couple of times it will become unnoticeable.


The tutorial is by Positivieysplendid.com and can be hound here.





MY latest plushie is  sweet,  but very shy.  but willing to show you her stitches.




While the area is visible, her stitches are not.  Patience is my first Platypus, so her siblings should improve with age. 



Hugs and Blessing to you and yours.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Small Smaller and Smallest

Good morning all, 
I'm just going to cut to the chase here, 
I had several ideas I wanted to tray for this, so I decided to do all three.  The small project being first
A baby doll quilt out of a extra block.     .


The smaller being next of course.
Can't decide if I like the vintage buttons or not, so I just used a dot of glue hold them.
I'm thinking of tying them with some black heavy thread.  Do you think that would help? 
or take them off?




Of course that brings us to the smallest.
He is made of a vintage wool ladies blazer.



I found sometimes small is not as easy as it looks.
I had a lot of fun though.



That's my version of Small  Smaller  Smallest
I want to thank Carol for hosting hop, no stress, just fun.
Hope you enjoyed the visit.  Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to see the other ladies.
In case you missed any day of the hop here is the entire list of participants.


Have a blessed day.