Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's another finish for...ALYoF

I do not know where August went but I do know it went by way too fast.
I finished my August ALYoF is always a good feeling
when you reach a goal you set for yourself.
Here is the before picture...they had been pinned for a long time.

The pins are gone and all are stitched.

I also got the Vintage Tin blocks traced onto the background fabric.
I am so glad that is finished.
I used a black Frixon pen to do the tracing...
Sorry...the pictures are not good, I'll just show you a few.

I am linking up to ALYoF - August finishing party
with Melissa and Shanna.
Thank you ladies for hosting A Lovely Year of Finishes.
I know I would not have finished these blankets
 or got the blocks traced if it wasn't for you hosting ALYoF.

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.

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 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.
Now...I think it is time for a giveaway...
July 14, 2010 I started my seems like so long ago.
It has been awhile since I've had a give away for my blogiversary you will have
a chance to win one of Michelle's alphabet booklets.

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 make sure I have your email address.
Giveaway ends Friday August 1. is 5 months to Christmas Eve.