Monday, October 20, 2014

THIS POST IS ABOUT TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS!!


This first picture is my ironing board cover (I know, I should do the walk of shame)...my head is hanging down as it is.  This cover is only a little over a year old.  Okay...shame on me.


 I purchased this applique pressing sheet at the same time I did the cover hoping to protect it.
I tried it a few times and just put it away thinking it didn't work.  hummmmmmmmmmm  this is where the old dog comes in.




fast forward to a year or so later, I pull out this pressing sheet thinking to just throw it away but thought I would give it one more time.

Did you know that you should let the applique piece cool before taking it off the sheet???  Like I have said before, My mother used to tell me I run off half caulked all of the time.  This is one of those times.

Guess what???  I love love the pressing sheet...my ironing board cover would have appreciated this revelation a good while ago...hummmm

Any one have a dog bone for me?  I can fetch real good too.


Here are the winners of my lapel stick giveaway

Karen Martin

LeAnn Law

Marilyn Pond

Terry Giet

and

Gill Watson

Thanks so much to everyone who came by and commented.  If I have not responded via email, I am so sorry, a lot of the comments are not hitting my email box and well...life just happens.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FINALLY!!! THE SQUARES I WENT BANANAS ON ARE PUT INTO QUILT!!


above is a green

and below

pink

 I am finally out of these squares...  YEA!!!


Then I embroidered this monogram by "Designs by Juju" I just love this one.  The only thing I would do different is use stronger stabilizer or as my sister suggest, used interfacing.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

WHAT'S UP DOC!!!

If you have been reading my post, a while back I went crazy making these blocks....  They just sat there for a while until someone called wanting a baby girl quilt.

Well, here is a blue one, done in swirls because I am tired of meandering.


This is the other half the one I did previously, once again, made too many squares and ended up with enough for two quilts.  The only difference is this one has three rows of gray and yellow binding, the other one was the opposite.
 The quilt below is what got me started again on these squares.  Wanted a tote to match....here ya go!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

JACQUELINE STEVES BOM - 40 dollars worth of pattern giveaway

I can think of no better way to start the fall season off then a BOM from Jacqueline Steves.

 She is one amazing talent.

  Go visit her website Maybe you can take a peek at her sewing room while you are there

. One of my greatest dreams in life was to be able to sing and draw.

 Can't do either one of them very well so I am just amazed with Jacqueline and her ability to do so.

 Don't know if she can sing but if her drawing is any indication then she can.

 She has the style that I just love and I know all of you would enjoy her BOM.

Here is a peek at her new fabric line!  Don't you just love it?



I know I do.

I asked her what was her inspiration for these fabrics and she said:

"The inspiration for the fabric line came from some flower doodles that I drew, and I thought it would be nice to include some words of encouragement- text and quotes are so popular right now! I decided to include words like faith, hope, love, and joy. For the palette, I was thinking of colors which were sort of cottage-y, cheerful, and just a bit vintage. And of course, it had to include red, my favorite color.
For the block of the month design, I chose flower and bug motifs for applique and embroidery, which refer back to some of the elements in the fabric line. I like to do both applique and embroidery, but I know some people don't like to do either, so I included lots of different options for the BOM design. Hopefully, there's something for everyone!"

Now you know why I just love her work.

The first block for her BOM will be October 27th, won't you join us in on the fun.

This is a free BOM and lots of prizes will be in store as you participate.

You will see the button on my side bar.

Hope to see you there!!!

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By the way you have a chance to win 40 dollars worth of Jacqueline Steves patterns, just comment before October 23 !!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FROM DRAB TO GO-FAB!!!



 I have a baby shower this Sat.

Drab brown bag

Trusty Go Cutter

Animal die

Lapel Stick and here you are...from Drab to Fab!!  Even covered the card with orange fabric...





Here is a burp cloth





Wanted to cover the back

One 6" strip of orange fabric the length of the diaper

rotary cutter

Lapel Stick

Iron (glued the edges under, then glued the strip to the diaper....sew)  No gumming of needle, no waiting to dry, no slipping of strip!!

From drab to FAB!!!

Phone call last night saying they needed a pink baby quilt by Sat.

No problem, got these amazing pink squares that I went OCD on when doing a quilt a few months ago.

16 squares sewn together....and you have FAB!!!!  (still have about 40 squares left)


YEA!!!  ME!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!!!!

OUT with the OLD



IN with the NEW


 When you are in a pinch, out of fusible.....grab your Lapel stick and swipe away.

 Or if you want to save your fusible.....!!!  Just saying...


 Worked perfectly!!


I guess I am in a festive mood today...just cool enough to strike those Christmas juices.
                                                         
                                                   If you want to enter the giveaway, enter here

My Lapel Sticks came in yesterday and if you order BEFORE October 20th this is what you will get plus four more.


Impressive!!!  Go here for the promotion of 40 sticks for 50 dollars, no shipping cost for the US.

Some of you said, I would love some but I don't want forty.

 Maybe you can split it withe a few friends?

Maybe you can give some away as Christmas gifts?

  Wouldn't a quilter, seamstress,  fashionista, or crafter love some of these sticks????  I know I would!


Besides making Christmas towels I am working on a scrap quilt I started a while back.  Hopefully, I will have something to show to you soon.




Saturday, October 11, 2014

MY APOLOGIES - LAPEL STICKS

I know I said that I would have another post on how I use the Lapel Sticks but....as most of us know

LIFE HAPPENS

Sometimes it happens in the most odd ways.




Nothing bad

I just had a birthday....and I thought that nothing major was going to happen that day...

but

I had visitors, several (like five) phone calls, running around with my husband and low...
the night falls and it is bedtime and as I am laying my head down I think

Where did the time go?

So...the next day I think I will get to it but I had two cousins come over to sew and we celebrated my B day as well...PARTAAAA

Oh my gosh...another day gone and no post.

Today comes.....and still I am partying....can you believe it?

I can't!!!!

So...the giveaway post is below and the link to where you can buy your 40 sticks is on my side bar

my apologies.....