Thursday, August 7, 2014

WINNER WINNER and my August goal for ALYoF

The winner of an alphabet Rag-tag Stitchin' pattern is

Stitching By The Lake
Congratulations Marlene

I've sent Marlene an email and she is thrilled.
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For my August goal for 
A Lovely Year of Finishes I am going to
sew the binding on 3 fleece blankets.
The satin binding has been pinned to the fleece for a few years...
yes a few years!!
If I have a deadline...I will get them finished.
I would also like to have the blocks traced for
Crabapple Hill's Vintage Tin pattern...
stitching will come later...maybe September's goal.

There are lots of links at Sew BitterSweet Designs or Fiber of All Sorts
who have posted goals for August...check them out.
Have a wonderful Friday!!



Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes...July goal

As usual I am posting at the last minute.
My July goal was to embroidery four blocks from
Bird Brain Designs pattern #490.  I did finish the four and kept stitching
and I now have all eight stitched.
I'm not sure how I am going to set the blocks yet.
I know it will be a different layout from the original pattern.
and check out the other July finishes.

That is about all I've done for the last 3 weeks.
I am still fighting a nasty virus...into week 4 now.
I've gone to the Dr's twice.  
She gave me some pretty potent Rx's...yesterday.
She said I have a severe muscle strain..probably from coughing so much.  
She could not see any cracked ribs from the x-rays
and the chest x-ray was clear...that is good news!!

I took one of the muscle relaxant before I went to bed, and I slept 11 hours.
It was the best I've slept in 3 weeks.

I have a giveaway on my blog and if you would like to enter it
head on over HERE to leave your comment.
I am extending the giveaway until Wednesday August 6th.
I am soooo behind getting ready to go to Canada.

We are traveling tomorrow
...going to Canada for a wedding on Saturday.
I just hope I can do it...the Dr advised against it.
We will travel 4 hours tomorrow and 
another 4-1/2 hours on Saturday morning.
I just know I will not be drinking and dancing.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!
I'll be back on Wednesday with a winner.








Thursday, July 24, 2014

I was featured at Rag Tag Stitchin' and a Giveaway

Thank you sooo much, Michelle, 
for sharing my quilty creations on your blog.
I am thrilled...you made my heart sing!!
I love your designs and I am always thinking 
of different projects to make with them.  
(If you are a follower of my blog 
you may have seen these pictures in past posts...sorry for the repeats.)
   
Michelle Ridgway is an Australian designer.
She draws some pretty awesome embroidery designs.
Please stop by her blog at...Rag-tag Stitchin' and say Hi!!
(she is on vacation now but I know she would love it if you left her a comment) 
Michelle has some free designs on her side bar and
patterns for sale on her blog too.
I have used many of her designs to make tea towels.
I enlarged this sweet angel and it was perfect for a tea towel.
The design is one of her free one's!! 
...I am always working on a few more tea towels...
they make the cutest little gifts.

Michelle's patterns are now available for sale in the USA.
My friend Corinna has 14 of Michelle's patterns/booklets
Hop on over and see some of Michelle's patterns/booklets.
The tea towels are also available at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.
I used the Aunt Martha's Vintage brand.
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Now...I think it is time for a giveaway...
July 14, 2010 I started my blog...it seems like so long ago.
It has been awhile since I've had a give away
...so for my blogiversary you will have
a chance to win one of Michelle's alphabet booklets.
or

Please leave a comment on this posting and let me know 
where you live and which alphabet booklet you would like to win
...all 3 alphabet booklets are full of cuteness!!

I must have a way of contacting you...so make sure I have your email address.
Giveaway ends Friday August 1.  

BTW...it is 5 months to Christmas Eve.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Dr. says, it's good news

...it's a virus
and the bad news...it just has to run it's course. 
He mentioned 10 days and 
it is day 10 today and I am just starting to feel better 
and really hope my energy level picks up soon.
I have things I want to do and things I have to do.

I turned on the sewing machine today for the first time in 10 days
and sewed a wee bit...all of 5 minutes!!
I started working on a pieced border for another 30's quilt.
I have 16 blocks left over from making this quilt.  
The borders on the second quilt will be a little different design from the first.
At the moment it looks pretty good in my 'head'.
I have been working on the embroidery for my ALYoF July goal...
a couple of cat blocks are done!!

Before I caught this virus 
I made a couple of wee coin purses to match a couple of Tammy Bags.
I have a plan for these wee bags...it's in my head too.
Just hope my idea works!!
You will be the first to see the end result.
There you have it...just a few of my WIP's!!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.