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Monday, October 31, 2011

DID ALL OF YOU HAVE A GHASTLIE WONDERFUL DAY?

Well....while I was out hopping through all the wonderful Ghastlie blogs today...I happened upon this at the Quilt n Queen

This goes right along with the theme we have for the Young Women next week.

When I went back to look at her blog, I noticed that my neck is not big enough, but this will do...I certainly don't want to go back and redo them. Now that was a question....I am putting it out there. Maybe I will just leave these three as is and do the others longer? Serves me to pay better attention.





This is all I got done today...besides working and scavenging for my neutrals project (you will have to stay tuned for that one....) Don't you love cliff hangers????

BUT!!!!!!! I have to say that I had the most splendid evening. I am teaching one of my little gals how to quilt. We are doing a wall hanging for her room. She came over today and she is just awesome. I showed her my unconventional way of doing things and she just went right along....the ideas were just bouncing around the room....Talk about creative energy...we had it... We got a lot done for one hour. The next time we will put our designs into place and be rolling.... There has to be something said for these young people. Even tho I do not have grandchildren does not mean I can't love other people's children....and enjoy them....

Don't forget the Ghastlie hop, as mentioned before...look to my sidebar for the dates and places. Have an Ghastlie of a Halloween!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF!!

So I showed you this yesterday from Pat's book...(see post below)....I love flowers, I love baskets...I don't need another project...I really don't but......

I just can't help myself. I really can't, it is like chocolate, you can't stop til the last drop of chocolate is gone...

But I thought since I finished this....

I could start the other project. I figure we were giving a sense of reasoning and well...this is my reasoning.... One project out, one project in....

No fabric choices yet...but I do have it drawn on the fusible.....oh yesssssssss momma bejeweled is in her element.....now to choose the colors......neutral or color? Neutral or Color? HUMMMMM

“SPOTLIGHT ON NEUTRALS” BY Pat Wys…..and some finishes

Look what I won over at Silver Thimble Talk!! I was so thrilled to have an autographed book by Pat. I have always loved her work.

She also sent an I-tunes card……. Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much Pat!!!

What a fabulous book, I am just showing you two of my most favorite. You know I had to hone in on the applique.

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In fact I was trying to decide if I had enough neutral fabrics to do this pattern (I was wondering if the bejeweled owned any neutrals). Even wondering

if I know what a neutral is. You all know I love bright and flashy. So I was going around looking in all the nooks and crannies….when a lightening bolt

hit me…… BARB…..YOU DO NOT NEED TO START ONE MORE PROJECT!!!! GET SOME OF YOUR PROJECTS DONE!!! THEN START A NEW ONE!!! STEP AWAY

FROM THE FABRICS…..BACK UP SLOWLY AND WALK OUT OF THE FABRIC ROOM.

So I did…but oh….it is so hard not to do this basket one….so if I cave, it will be a good cave.

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Here are the two quilts that my mother and Sister Beverly started (they made the tops and my mother started stitching in the ditch in the

princess one). I finished quilting both and today finished the binding…..I will have to confess, the binding has been on for over a week just

waiting for me to sew it to the back side. Why did I put it off? It only took about 15 minutes each at the most to machine sew it down….why do

I do this? Put things off?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

IT HAS BEEN A GHASTLIE OF A TIME

Thanks for joining in on the fun, please continue to blog hop and see what the rest of us are doing. The list is on my side bar.

So for the winners!!!!

The winner of my small giveaway is #115 Heather from Marietta, Georgia of the Happy Appliquer
For the winners of the overall blog hop:

Sheri from Mrs Penny Ghastlies
Jackie from Mrs Karen Ghastlies..

If you have time among all of your hopping, will hop over to the Average Quilter, she didn't get the email for the ghastlies hop in time and so is not listed on the side bar but she did some cute projects that I think all of you would find interesting.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GHASTLIE BLOG HOP IS HERE TODAY!!!

Here is my wall hanging blowing in the wind. I want to add some words to it, have any ideas? The huge tree is done by machine. Notice the buttons? They are from Button Mad, Incomparable Inc.

Here is the remaining fabric. There is close to a half yard here.
Here is the fabric folded (didn't want to trim it up in case someone wanted to fussy cut)...Yes, I said someone. I am giving this fabric plus a click it bag designed by Robin Quilts etc.




I have given you the link in case you wanted to go and purchase this fun bag. Just leave a comment!

I can not even begin to say how fun this hop has been. If you have missed the first few days, you truly need to go and check out the other blogs. What talent and creativity out there.
A big Thanks to Madame Samm for arranging this for all of us.

So please, go and start hopping....and thanks for coming by.

SEE BIG PRIZE ON POST BELOW!!

Giveaway is closed....thanks for coming by

PSS.....to the Ghastlie Blog Hop - 2 WINNERS

Sometimes a person just forgets.....and well....I just fogot.

I forgot to mention and this is the most extreme forget of all...



YES>>>>> Cobwebs in the brain, haunting ghost in the cellar, you name it I have it.

So...there will be 2 prize winners.

You will receive....

4 Yards of this GHASTLIE
Collection from our sponsor
Alexander Henry Fabrics...
They are sporting a BRAND NEW look too.!
YOU can VIEW these from samples they have posted!


http://www.ahfabrics.com/collections/category/101-a-ghastly-night
http://www.ahfabrics.com/collections/category/100-ghastly-forest
http://www.ahfabrics.com/collections/category/102-a-ghastly-clover
http://www.ahfabrics.com/collections/category/98-ghastly-bramble

One winner will be picked from the posting blogs today, that winner will be turned in to Madame Samm and she will pick a winner out of the six that will be entered.

I am still having my small giveaway below as well.

So don't forget to comment below, I am closing the comment section on this post.

Thanks so much for coming by.....and be sure to check all of the blogs on the sidebar for the day!!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

IT IS ABOUT TIME!!


All I can say is, "I am ready for next year!" (This is a panel....no applique on my part only quilting)

Mark this one off my list.

As for today, don't forget the Ghastlie Blog Hop, check the side bar for today's hop. Lots of great prizes and lots of fun ideas.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

GHASTLIE BLOG HOP STARTS TOMORROW - FEW FINISHES

Yesterday when I got up my husband goes...."Let's go to JoAnn's"

Say what???? JoAnn's!!!

I was ready in ten minutes.

He even went in with me instead of sitting in the car. It is so funny to see these men sitting in the car waiting for their wives or tagging behind them in JoAnn's. What awesome husbands or significants.

He couldn't find me at one point and headed right to the clearance....he found me. He said he knew that is where I would be....HA!!!!

Well...I don't know if you can see the cobblestone (quilted with Guetermann thread) on this wall hanging but I finally decided on quilting that in the white area. Sometimes you just have to let it sit and eventually it will come to you. I will admit, deciding on how to quilt something is my weak point. I need to study up.

This wall hanging uses 4 Accuquilt dies, tumbler, flower, heart, and Sunbonnet Sue, the directions are in the post below, incase you missed it.



I would like to say that I know a lot of you do not have a the Accuquilt Go cutter but if you are interested, I can cut you the shapes out on card stock and send it to you for either one of the projects.

Then I blanket stitched this. This is from the Fall Medley die.



Started a fun new design with one of the accuquilt dies.

Put the bindings together for eight projects....yes...you heard me...eight. Tomorrow I will iron them and attack that.

GHASTLIE BLOG HOP



Will start tomorrow. If you look on my side bar you will see the dates and who is sponsoring that hop for the day. You will not want to miss this. There will be a winner every day, one winner from the six blogs. These are not prizes to boo at either. Some blogs will be giving away as well. Oh....you will be asked to pay for shipping if you win...well worth it. If you want to read more....go here!

So won't you join us?

My day is this Wednesday.

Friday, October 21, 2011

TWIST TO THE SUNBONNET SUE DIE.

One day while looking at the Sunbonnet Sue die this thought came to my mind on how to use the bonnet.

So I pulled out my batiks (actually they are on my baker's rack begging to be used).

White fabric - 14" by 18"
Border is 4" wide (2 eighteen inches for the sides, 22" for the top and bottom, of course, you need to measure your block to get your correct measurements.
Flower is the Sunbonnet Sue hat
Inner Flower - bottom of the hat, I place the fabric just enough to where it covered the bottom part of the hat, then I cut a curve on the one half trying to match the curve on the hat bottom.
Stems - Flower Die stems...the longest one, I just cut until I felt I had a piece long enough and
thin enough.
Pot - Tumbler die.
Heart - largest heart on the heart die
Quilt as desired.

I still have the white to quilt.

SOMETIMES PLAYING CAUSES MORE UFO’S

I have been working with this fandango fabric for some time now (purchased at Inchworm Fabrics)

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I think I see the end of the rainbow with this quilt….I am so excited.

 

Now this is where the playing is taking place.  I am having so much fun but…..

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These runners look so much out of the 70’s…..  I still have to blanket stitch them all but what fun!!!

I just love the fall die from Accuquilt.

 

I have a confession to make, I spend way more time in the shower than I should.  It has gotten so nippy here and well…a nice warm shower it just

the perk I  need to heat up these old bones.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TO BIND OR NOT TO BIND, THAT IS THE QUESTION?

Finished quilting four quilts…..just need bindings…..so….should I just donate my whole day to binding?

 

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Or should I play with my Go dies?  Hummmmmmmm

 

WARNING::::::

THIS DEVICE IS TO BE USED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT OR WITH ADULT SUPERVISION!!!

 

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If the phone rings…….put down said device!  Do not keep chatting with amazing son, do not continue to laugh while said device is in use.  May cause harmful accident, profuse bleeding, extreme pain, and temporary use of finger along with slight tenderness for days.

Don’t ask me how I know!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We Have 20 winners!!!! I just need your addresses……

 
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Twenty winners each get a card of 5 ladybugs….doesn’t get much better than that.  Thanks so much Buttonmad for this giveaway!!
RUTH

MARGI

HAPPY COTTAGE QUILTER

PAT...silver thimble quilt company

KATHY MACKIE

POPPY IN PINK
LORNA

JESSICA quilty habit

LINDA

PAT V

JUST CINDY

IRINA

SANDY call me crazy

MRS SEW AND SEW

QUILT MOM

JJ

LJ

LINDA

SEW MEOW

SNOODLE

Monday, October 17, 2011

Have any of you seen this?

pink-ribbon-banner

I know that most of you can make your own scrub hats and scrubs…..but don’t you know someone that needs these?  What a great way to help

The National Breast Cancer Foundation!  It seems that everyone is getting on the band wagon to help fight Breast Cancer.

These hot pink scrubs are just awesome?  I personally like the black and pink ones.

If you go to Sew Cal’s blog, she has posted about Quilting for a cure, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Excellent blog post and awesome information.

If you notice the four patch on my sidebar, the concept is “Make a Patch – Make a donation.”  For every block you make, you donate 4 dollars along with it for the American Cancer Society.

As you may have heard me mention, my best friend lost her mom to breast cancer.  Her mom was so amazing and I miss her terribly.  At this moment in time, my dear friend has a daughter that is having chemo treatments and will have to have a double mastectomy.  This really hits home for me and I know most of you out there.

So whether it is by buying hot pink scrubs, making a four patch, or just going out and taking care of your own physicals and making sure that others do as well, you will be making a difference!

REMEMBER THIS?

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Well…..it is sitting above my headboard in my bedroom.  You say, what is strange about that?  Well….it is on my side of the headboard because that is my husband’s way of telling me that he is not using it right now.

HUMMMMMMMMM

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunbonnet Sue and Me!

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This quilt top is what I finished yesterday. I had planned to finish it totally but got the case of the lazes, you can even see I was too lazy to finish ironing the border.

Am I bad!!

What wonderful eye candy!!

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My husband looked at me strange when he saw me smelling the fabric….is that weird?

I have a real sweet friend that sent me a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter shop….I was so excited.

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My mother and sister Beverly gave me this awesome fabric, leather strips, and decorative balls. My mind

is going wild with things to do with these strips…do you have any ideas?

My one thought for the day is……I DON’T REMEMBER GROWING OLDER!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

LIFE IS NOT WITHOUT IT'S CHALLENGES!!

My husband and I just made a whirl wind trip to Texas. We were gone 6 days and most of it was traveling. We drove 24 hours straight on the way home only to get home and find out that we might have to go back.......not fun.

But, there is always a but.....for some reason family and friends makes the life challenges a little easier.

Like turning older......not fun but my niece Jennifer (she has been blogging on inchworm fabrics blog), sent me this.....I just love it and my Kindle is so snug in the pouch!! I just have to say that I just love my nieces....they are so kind and thoughtful and bring a breath of fresh air into my life.


A sweet friend sent me these.........Love love love it!!
I ordered this....remember the calendar that my sister sent, well, I had to have the book!
My mother and sister Beverly gave me some things as well...but no pictures yet....I am truly excited about the fabric, candy is all gone (I know...what a surprise)...and then some decorative balls to match my dinning room table centerpiece..yes...need to get a picture on here....will soon.
I won this over at the Tulip Patch, it is a Roly Poly Owl block kit for a wall hanging. Made from the drunkard's path. How fun is that? If you want to go and take a look at it just click on Tulip Patch.
I volunteered to finsh these quilts up for my mother. They are for my great nieces, I am really excited to have a part in these quilts.
I am working on these at the moment.....I ordered the blocks on ebay. I did the blanket stitch around them and now for a quilt. No Sunbonnet Sue die for me, I borrowed my niece's last time.As I said, life is not without it's complications and one of those was a dead computer......no worries...I am up and running on a new one but...once again...complications...trying to adjust, learn, and transfer over data....it just ain't easy!!