Sunday, February 7, 2016

My One Monthly Goal for February...

I've managed to get a wee bit of stitching done this week.
...in between doing all the things necessary to sell our house.
I'm making a few Tammy Bag Sewing Kits... 
one for a friend who loves 30's fabrics as much as I do.  
I thought I would give her a choice of fabrics.

The embroidery is from the Stitcher's Alphabet pattern 
designed by  Michelle Ridgway.  
Her pattern company is Rag-Tag Stitchin'.

Some of Michelle's patterns are available in the USA at 
Corinna has sold out of the Stitcher's Alphabet
but she does have
Alphabet Noel and Baby Alphabet in stock.
The Baby Alphabet would make the cutest baby quilt.

Mdm Samm designed the Tammy Bag in 2013.
It is one of my favorite bags to make...I love this bag!!

My February goal for OMG is to finish the 2 Tammy Bags.
I will be making matching needle keepers
and collapsible thread catchers.
They do make the perfect gift for anyone that plays needle and thread.

I'm linking up to Heidi's goal setting party
Thanks for hosting Heidi!!
RedLetterQuilts

Happy stitching everyone...


Sunday, January 31, 2016

My OMG Is ready to share...

and I love it!!!
 Mr QnQ has a small Coke collection...and yes, he loves it too.
Here is the before picture.
It was a sad sight, but after some TLC
...it's a vintage stool made new...we love the new look!!
I hand quilted the coke fabric...
it was so easy...no marking, just stitched around the squares.
Originally I thought I would use black and white gingham vinyl,
but I went with plan B.
I have another chair I want to refresh...
hopefully I will have another finish soon with the
the black and white gingham.


Happy stitching

Friday, January 8, 2016

My January Goal for ONE MONTHLY GOAL linky party...





Heidi at Red Letter Quilts has started a new linky party to share our 2016 monthly goals.  I found by setting monthly goals with Melissa and Shanna I was able to finish a lot of my UFO's and even new projects.  The party is called OMG or One Monthly Goal.

My January goal is going to be a project different from anything I've done before.

I have a old stool that was in my Mom's kitchen for many many years.  She down sized about five years ago and I brought the stool home with me.    It had black rubber glued to one of the steps when we brought it back to Michigan.  The other step was covered in dried glue...it looked pretty sad!!  

In August DH removed the black rubber and the glue on the steps.  He cleaned the chrome and painted the steps white.  It looked great except for the seat. Since then it has been waiting for me to recover the seat.  Originally I was going to quilt some novelty Coke themed fabric. Then I found some black gingham vinyl that came home with me from the fabric store...months ago.  I loved it with the newly painted steps.  I'm still not sure if I will go with the Coke seat or the black gingham seat or...why it has taken me so long to finish recovering it.  I guess I really do need to put my goals in writing.  It's not a big goal but it is my January 2016 goal for the OMG linky party.   

I'm linking up with Heidi at Red Letter Quilts.  



Thank you Heidi for encouraging us to finish our UFO's.
Happy Stitching







Thursday, January 7, 2016

ALYoF 2015 Finale Link Up

ALYoF has been fun and so rewarding...
my first goal was for the October 2013 goal setting party.
I participated each month since then and was able to
achieve all the goals I set...
many of the goals were UFO's, some very old UFO's...
and some months I was working to the bitter end...but I did it!!

I know I would never have finished all my goals without
the linky parties hosted by Melissa and Shanna.
I'm so happy to have completed all 27 goals...I will miss this challenge.

I am facing a challenge of a different kind...
we are moving back to Canada in the spring.
I may be MIA even more so than I was in 2015.
Once the big move is over and we are settled I will be 
sewing more and hopefully blogging more.

January goal....finish
February goal...finish
March goal...finish
April goal...finish
May goal...finish
June goal...finish
July goal...finish
August goal...finish
September goal...finish
October goal...finish
November goal...finish
December goal...finish

Thank you 

...to Melissa and Shanna for all your work to organize ALYoF

...to all the incredible sponsors

...and to my DH for the collage of all my finishes.


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Happy Stitching