Friday, August 27, 2010

Victorian cuff for Lisa

Well here is the cuff I made for Lisa remember I couldn't show you because she hadn't received it yet well, I just got an email from her saying she had received it so now all can show it. She's sending mine out on Mon. I can't wait to get it when I do I'll post it of course. This has been a fun swap I hope alot of you joined in would love to see what you made and received. Have a great weekend coming up whatever you do "Be Safe"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cuff made and sent!!

I have my cuff finished and sent off to Lisa for the "Victorian Cuff Swap"from
 but, I can't show it to you I don't know if she's received it yet so as soon as she let's me know I'll put a picture up I sure hope she like's it was alot of fun making it for her we have so much in common color's, style, etc. so it wasn't hard I just made what I like and prayed she would DD loved it and now she wants some made and maybe will take some to where she works for the girl's there.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Here it is my finished quilt!

Well friends here is my first finished quilt I took it to Karen who helped me design the pattern and pick out the fabric to have her quilt it for me. I am so happy with how it turned out it's 74 1/2" x 85 1/2" the name of the quilt design is "popcorn" I choose just a white Moda muslin for the backing and the thread on back is rust color and white thread on front and I'm thrilled with it now I'm getting anxious to start a new one. I'd like to make one for each of my kid's and 2 grandson's that's the plan anyhow. I put it on my antique bed in the guest bedroom I think it looks like it was made for that bed!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Go Cutter giveaway!

Lookie another chance to win a GO Cutter head over to and sign up!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Look what came in the mail today GOODIES!!

The mail was so much fun today to go and get, first off no bills "yeah" and she handed me 2 boxes the first one is the giveaway I won from Connie at the adorable grey bag and Connie had it wrappd in pattern paper and inside she had put lot's of  liittle "goodies" flash cards, scrapbook paper, teeny tiny little bird's cut out of paper on & on you can see it all in the picture thank you Connie I love it all! Last but not least I had my blog printed up from    and it came today what a keepsake of your blog just in case you know what may happen (your computer dies) and you lose all the stuff you worked so hard on, thinking of clever things to write about each day the beautiful pictures of all the things you created. It really turned out great, go take a look and see what you can do with yours  ♥ to all

1 year blogiversary giveaway

Check out this wonderful giveaway that Tracy Suzanne from is having!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Look what Karen is giving away over at who wouldn't love to win this I know I would so if you would "GO" and sign up! 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My very first full fledged quilt top♥

I just completed my very first actual quilt top "am I excited" you bet I am...the blocks I have to admit I only made one of the them it was the block for our May meeting at our Material Girls Quilt Guild and I happened to win them if you make a block your name goes in the hat for all the blocks and I was the lucky one. I've had a hard time deciding what to do so I took them up to one of the girls in the guild who has a quilt shop and she helped me pick the pattern and fabric for the additional blocks and borders. The green border is by Deb Strain for Moda and the white border is  IN LOVE WITH NATURE by Susan Branch for RJR fabrics. The name of the blocks is called Shooting Star made out of scraps everyone had we all have them don't we!! Now that the top is finished I will take it back to Karen, pick out the backing and get the batting wanted to do that today but didn't have time before the shop closed so will do it next week one day and then I will have her quilt it on her long arm think it will turn out to be a queen size. If your wondering why the green block is in there someone I guess didn't pay close enough attention to the directions of the block it was suppose to be a light background...oh well it turned out just fine and I love it!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New sewing bag ♥

I just finished making this sewing bag/ purse today we have our quilt guild meeting tonight so I'll have something to take for "show n tell". The pattern is Amy Butler's Swing bag and I used Amy Barrickman fabric "The Sew It Book Collection" for Red Rooster Fabrics. It's quite large 17" wide x 24" tall  so it wil be a very versatile bag, it has lot's of pockets inside & out and I made a little embellishment for the strap, I used a caribiner hook and put different sewing notions on assorted yarns & ribbons it looks quite cute if I do say so myself. Oh wait.... I got a surprise also I just found out I won a beautiful grey bag from Connie at it was her giveaway she picked 2 number's 17 & 36 cause she had 2 gifts and I was # 17 is that great or what but, if you know me at all you know I'm a purseaholic so I am thrilled to pieces the picture is last in line. Well friends must go get ready for our meeting actually we are having a summer picnic and it just rained  so hopefully its done hope your day has been fun & exciting! HUGZ to all...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Australian country ATC

Look at this beautiful hand painted "ATC" from Margaret who lives in Australia. I recieved it from her yesterday I couldn't wait to get in the house and open her card. It is a country scene with an embroidered tree in the foreground I'm going to find a frame to put it in it's that beautiful...Magaret if you're reading this thank you soooooo much I just love it and hoping to exchange more with you! If anyone would like to exchange ATC's with her I know she would love it email me and I will give you her address ( please only if you're interested in ATC exchanges) they are alot of fun to make & exchange lot's of talented people out there with very creative minds why not give it a try I'd love to exchange with you! 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sherry's giveaway

Go see all the wonderful things Sherry is giving away.... if you like Tim Holtz items you'll love it.Run don't walk!!


    I finally have a finish for August yeah I'm excited I did this off of a pattern from my dear friend Donna at she made a beautiful quilt for a granddaughter and she did a tutorial for it so here is my version not nearly as nice as her's but I'm happy with it...I tried free motion quiltng again thinking it was going to get easier wrong I'm thinking I need to take to a friend from our quilt guild who does it on her long arm and have it done from now on but for now this will do. I love the fabric it's "Old Primrose Inn" by Backbird Designs for Moda that's it for now I must get going and get some yard work done before my DH get's home tonight from China he's been gone  for almost 2 weeks will be happy when he's home!