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Saturday, September 29, 2012

GETTING READY TO GO TO MY FIRST QUILT RETREAT!!!!! WHOHOOOO

 

So…that being said….I will be gone much of this coming week….oh yesssssss

 

So I am going to leave you with these gorgeous Samoan Fabrics that was just sent to me!!

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

OHHHHH MY STINKING GOSH!!!! YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE THIS!

Isn't this fabulous? I am just tickled pink....truly.

 A few weeks back a friend from Samoa, she put on her blog that her son was trying to earn money for a fire kindle and he sold a picture (similar) to this one for 25.00.

 Well....I loved the picture so much that I asked him to do one for me.
 He made me a sewing machine.

 Did I tell you that he is only 12. He was one of my scouts when I lived there.

 I have an original. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo happy.

 Now this isn't all she sent but that will come later because I wanted his picture to be the focal point of this post.

 Now I didn't ask but I am sure if any of you wanted a picture similar? Maybe in a different format, that he could do it. What a fabulous Christmas present this would make...but hey... THIS IS MINE!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A LITTLE UPDATe AND WARNING

No pictures today, sorry.


 So...this post is a just so you know


 Most of you know that I was having internet problems during the Dot to Dot.

 Well... I worked on the computer,

 My son,

 then my husband.

 then back to me again.

The thing I kept telling my son was that I did not go to that one site (Fun Moods). Anytime I wanted to go anywhere that (Fun Moods) was up on my tool bar.

 He said I had to have.

 NOPE!!!

 So....after my husband got the computer and it came back to me.

 I looked up (Fun Moods). There are four sites that were listed but each had a warning sign. Then down below it it had a post where a gal said she was hijacked by "Fun Moods", it is a site out of Israel. I ran upstairs, showed my husband....

He was able to get it off....thank heavens.  I had to do my password three times for about a week due to it being compromised.  So I changed most of my passwords...seems someone was able to know when I did this.  Now I just have my automatic sign in so no one, if they are still able can tell.  My son said and it is beyond me how someone can do this but can tell what I am typing.   Hummmm

 Glad we found that. I also found some sites that will check your blog for virus. I had a sweet friend go in my blog and check and she said there were none...but I kept getting up in the top middle of my blog this "You have signed out on another computer" Do you wish to sign in."  It wouldn't let me moderate comments, and definitely would not let me post or check my post.

 No matter what I did, this still came up. Drove me crazy (yes....didnt' have far to go). But................it fixed itself. Whohoooooooo...I am free and Clear!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

TUESDAY MORNINGS

Well….it is Sunday and I still can not get in my post, one minute I can and then the next I am out….what is going on is beyond me…..so…I am using my Live Writer.

 

Have any of you heard of that?  It was one of the programs that came  with my computer, you can type up your blog post and then send it directly to your blog.  The only problem is

 

if I make a mistake and have sent it already, there is no correcting it for me since I can not always get in my blog post.  Life’s small challenges.

 

Will you look at this fabric…..  Riley Blake Designs called Rainy Days and Mondays by Melimba @ Beccabury

 

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Oh yes….Tuesday Mornings ….  if you have one near by…take a gander over there and see if they too don’t have this.

Nine dollars for the seven fat quarters…not bad…

 

Have a nice day!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dots on Dots

I don’t know what happened to my computer but I am not able to get into my original post….one I worked hard on I might add.  It was scheduled for midnight and now I can’t even get in there to post the post I had.

Come to find out I have a virus!!!  That stinks!

 

So…I am just going to make this simple.

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Thought my quilt was too bright so I made those who don’t like brights a pillow

 

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Can’t leave without a towel now can I????

 

Thanks to Corrie from Quilt Taffy and Madame Samm for this fun hop.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I AM SOOOOO LATE!!

LATE FOR AN IMPORTANT DATE!!!


 Actually, I was going to announce the winner of the charm pack yesterday after forgetting Sunday but it just didn't happen.

 So..... the winner is.... Fluerette from Fleur's Place, I noticed she is from South Africa, how fun is that.  Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments on my Squirrel Pickings....

I hope you are enjoying the dots on dots...just click on my side bar and it will take you to Quilt Taffy's list of blogs participants today.  There are some really creative people out there!!




Saturday, September 15, 2012

I HAVE BECOME A GARBAGE PICKER...

Last Thursday a friend came over to use my Go cutter. As she was using it she was throwing the scraps in the garbage.

 I told her not to be surprised if I didn't dig in the garbage after she left.


 She looked at me funny and said...you want these scraps!


 I said yes, I sure do.

 They were not much to look at but I could see potential.

 So.....in the garbage I went...wasn't too bad, no nasty food, just strings, not even a chocolate wrapper to graze the chocolate off of it (just kidding).
Got my trusty Go cutter out and this is what I came up with....using my heart die and my rick rack die.
Still needs to be quilted....but in time!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Squirrel Pickings!! (CHARM PACK GIVEAWAY)

What an amazing week last week was….three wonderful designers.  Did you happen to go to “Quilting Gallery”  on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week
to see who was creating these blocks?  What grand deals on those days as well!


 If not, you sure missed out!

Now the blocks will be posted at the “Quilting Gallery” if you want to mosey on over there and see what you might have missed.
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Sept 4 – Dec. 13th

Michelle has done a fabulous job arranging this Block Party, she has a wonderful deal each day that it runs…lots of hard work.  Be sure when you stop by to thank her for this or at least comment.


  Now for my block.  I have to say that I had an idea, cut it out and it just sat on my cutting table for weeks….seriously.  I wasn’t happy with it.  Then….about two weeks ago I received a package from Inchworm Fabrics , when I saw the Harvest Moon charm pack….the wonderful colors….awesome smell (yes, I smell my fabric)….and I fondle it too.
That is when fur started flying, out with the old block in with the new.  I hope you like it.


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Squirrel Pickings

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I used 7 charm squares from Harvest Moon by Moda,  one 12 1/2” square (all fabrics were provided by  Inchworm fabrics).
One owl button from ButtonMAD, about six inches of rick rack, Steam A Seam or fabric bonding of your choice, and small beads.

Yep…those that know me would have no trouble guessing that I would do an applique block, with blanket stitching.
I wanted to add texture so I made the squirrels tail fluffy….and the little tuff on his head.  In the pattern download it will show you how I did this and
 of course, is optional.

You can get the instructions here:

I guess you can say Inchworm Fabrics is my sponsor because she is giving away two charm packs for two winners on her blog  for me and 15% off in her store, she gives you the code.  Thanks Inchworm!  Thanks Michelle!!!

Inchworm Fabrics also sent me a charm pack to give away today on my blog....would love for you to be a follower but not necessary....just leave a comment.

The deal of the day is at Christa's Quilts!  Remember every day there is a new design there is a new deal!

PUMPKINS AND CHRISTMAS TREE

Two more towels .....using my Fall Medley die and rick rack die for the Accuquilt Go cutter.

Finished the "Feathered Christmas" by Cherry Blossoms.......boy was this fun!

A sweet friend had the dies and cut the pieces out for me and to be honet...THAT IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!   Half the work is cutting.   Did I say how much I love this?

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments yesterday, I have come to the conclusion that I need to move my needle over some (if I can) and just play with my Stitch in the Ditch foot (this is for my pfaff).

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

STITCH IN THE DITCH FOOT

Today I wanted to talk about the Stitch in the Ditch Foot.  Have any of you used one?

I purchased this foot about 4 weeks ago and have used it once.  You see that piece of metal in the middle, you are suppose to follow the ditch with that.

I am sure with all things it takes practice but....I really think I do better without it.

What are you thoughts on it, if you have used one?

I would show you what I used it on but it is for the Dot on Dots next week....


Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SEE WHAT IS ON MY MACHINE WAITING FOR ME !



A while back SewCal did a post on this book, you can find her post here.
Had to have it....GOT IT!!!

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Not long after  I saw SewCal post on Cherry Blossom Quilts.... you can find the post here.   

I love love her designs!!!  This one is Feathered Christmas

 find the pattern here 

Her patterns are amazing!!!  Well written, easy to understand, and you can use your Go cutter or not....just easier with a Go cutter.

As you can see, this is what is waiting for me  on my machine....it is calling my name but I keep saying...Tomorrow...Tomorrow...!!

 "The Slow Quilter" won these!!!

Thanks to all of you who wanted them and your fun comments.

 Cindy of "Just About Cindy"....  is the new winner of the Reindeer games package.  

The Quilting Gallery is having the Block Party...do join me on Thursday for a free block and a small giveaway.
Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters
Then the dots to dots started Saturday, hosted by Quilted Taffy....

Thursday, September 6, 2012

FALL LEAVES CUTOUTS

Well....I have this project you see......


I cut out like a million oak leaves (exaggerating of course, but it sure feels like it) and......

well....I have switched gears.....I didn't like how it was going, felt so uninspired....and just didn't want to
do it any more.....but once I switched gears, changed colors....the light bulb went off....and well...

needless to say we are a happy camper except I have a ton of oak leaves (exaggerating again).


While I was cutting out the oak leaves I would cut the scraps out as well....

So....I figure I can just slip these in an envelop for someone.....just leave a comment.
They might not be exactly like these (my disclaimer).

I am also giving a set away at Inchworm Fabric's blog.

Winner will be picked Sunday?  I think that is what I said on her blog...yes.....just leaving a room I can forget.

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By the way, the two winners of the Reindeer games have been notified but they have not contacted me...if by Sunday they do not contact me, I will choose two more winners.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I hope you all enjoyed the Reindeer games as much as Caroll and I did,

The winner of the big giveaway which is below is
"Army Mom Quilts"


The winner of the charm squares is
 Nanmade

Thanks again for joining us.

The Block Party started today with Pat Sloan.  This block party will last 15 weeks with 45 designers and wonderful deals.  Be sure to click on the Block Party for the remaining schedule.  My day is Sept 13, I am so excited....I already have my block designed and ready....just waiting for the sound of the gun to go off.




Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters
I know this is a busy time of year and sometimes it is just hard to go and see it all.....but I am sure the patterns will be up in the Quilting Gallery for some time to come.