Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Don't miss out on this beautiful giveaway!!

Rebecca at http://rebecca-gatheryeroses.blogspot.com/2011/12/proudly-dressed-in-glitter-and-lace.html is giving away this beautiful train case she painted hurry on over and leave a comment wouldn't this be a lovely early Christmas present to yourself if you won!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Donna's great giveaway!!

Donna at http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/ is having a great digital scrapbooking sotware giveaway, so if your into that and would love to win a great software program head over to Donna's and leave a comment.

Friday, September 30, 2011

A couple starts & finishes

This Merry Christmas is going to be a wall hanging the pattern is from the Art To Heart book "Star Of Wonder" by Nancy Halvorson don't you love the buttons on this it really makes it stand out. The snowmen pattern is from Crab-Apple Hill and it's going to be a pillow I did most of it while we were at Mrs. Miller's cabin last week.

This bag is a pattern from Marlous Designs called "Maggie's Bag" and it's going to one of my BF named Maggie the fabric is "It's a Hoot" and I made a coin purse from the Stitchin Sisters Snap Happy pattern.

The fall table runner is out of a magazine sorry I couldn't get it turned the right way it is made from flannel and wool so that's it for now need to get my starts finished then I'll post them till then Happy Stitching!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mrs. Miller's cabin weekend

Last April I went on a retreat with girls from my quilt guild and there was a shop hop going on well I won the top prize of a one night stay at Mrs. Miller's cabin in "Charm, Ohio" right in the heart  of Amish country... how ironic since I'm Mrs. Miller cool huh....so I invited 10 ladies from guild to go with me because I could take up to 10 people so this past weekend we went but, only 7 went 3 couldn't go and did they miss a good time. We got there at 3:00 on Thursday afternoon and stayed till Sat. morning because we decided to add an extra day so we stayed Friday night also. We had so much fun we were all doing different things, some of us took hand embroidery to do one girl put the binding on a quilt, the quilt in picture below some cut out pieces for quilts they've started and of course lots of talking & eating and can't forget shopping since the cabin is right behind Mrs Miller's quilt shop the cabin was just beautiful so peaceful & serene we are all ready to go back again. If you live close enough and would love a quiet weekend away I highly recommend this place.








Saturday, September 10, 2011

A couple of finishes!

This one is an Advent quilt by Nancy Halvorson it was alot of fun to make quick & easy just the kind I like all the figures are attached by a piece of round cord elastic on a button so they are removable. I only stitched around the angel at the top the rest is not quilted. The one below is a Halloween one that I finally finished and have hanging in my kitchen I just did some wavy lines for the quilting on it my free motion quilting leaves alot to be desired well that's all for now have a great day!! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Been way tooooooooo long!

Good morning...I know it's been way to long I just haven't felt like posting....sorry maybe this is a new start and I will get back to it.
I've discovered this new site along with many others I've noticed but, just in case you haven't seen or heard about it, it's called "Pinterest" you can post pictures of all different things you love and make different boards with cute titles then someone else see's it and they can repin to ther own board and you can repin to yours from other boards sort of hard to explain so just go to my right sidebar and click on the link to "Follow me on Pinterest" and you will be hooked there are so many beautiful pictures of everything imaginable hope to see you there!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

♥Jellyroll quilt♥

Well, finally finished the jellyroll quilt "Rural Jardin" that I pieced together at the retreat I went to back in April, in Amish country with the ladies from my quilt guild ...to quilt it I just sewed in the ditch every other strip, wanted to free motion but, I'm just not real good at that and didn't want to mess it up. The back fabric is a cream color with little roses the same color as the red on the front with tiny blue flowers. Not sure what I will do with it just happy to have it finished...haven't done much sewing of any kind lately too much outside work to do etc. I know so many of you are having the same heat wave that we are having so be careful when working outside rest and stay hydrated better yet stay inside and sew where it's cooler....better take my own advice....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

God Bless the USA!

Happy 4th. of July everyone hope you have a safe & fun filled day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Embroidery machine & table pads....

I can't believe how long it's been since I've actually posted something I've made....sorry.....well here is a pad I made for under my embroidery machine and a little table I bought for extra work space. The idea came from some of the girl's at the quilting retreat I went to, you take 1 yd. of double sided quilted fabric turn up the bottom approx. 6-7 inches and space out pockets the size you'd like them to be and trim with seam binding around the outside so quick & easy and very handy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christ is Risen!

Hallelullia Christ is Risen wishing all my friends a very Happy & Blessed Easter with your loved one's
Rejoice!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Beautiful FQ's giveaway!

Take a look at this beautiful fabric being given away at http://raggedystation.blogspot.com/ might want to go and post a comment and take the chance at winning it!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Check this out!!

Moda at http://www.unitednotions.com/ is having this challenge called "Just One Star" the challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the "Flag of Valor" pattern by Minick & Simpson they will be used to comfort a soldier please go to this site read more about it and make a star to be included in a quilt.
God Bless our military we need them now they need us!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amish country quilting retreat!!

I went on my first quilting retreat last weekend to the Amish Door in Wilmot, Ohio a group from the quilting guild I belong too and 2 other guilds were there a total of 36 women. We went on Friday and could stay 2 or 3 nights my friend & I stayed the 3 nights came home on Mon. what a great time we had, no cooking, cleaning nothin but, quilting, eating and great company fun fun fun! On Sat. there was a shop hop at 6 different shops in the area of Amish country they sold 500 passports for it so you can imagine how busy the shops were we got them stamped at each shop and turned it in at the community center we received a block and a recipe from each shop and at the end of it we all gathered at a community center in Kidron to taste the different recipes and of course they had prizes to win...well guess what my name was picked first and I won the "GRAND" prize of a 1 night stay at Mrs. Miller's log cabin in Charm let me tell you what a shock that was I'm never that lucky and I could take up to 10 people with me... yes 10 so 9 friends from guild & I are going to go in Sept. and we are adding an extra night that we will split the cost of it's a beautiful cabin, fall will be a beautiful time to go...so here are some of the pictures I took. My friend and I took the same jelly roll of "Rural Jardin" unknowingly and made the same quilt top you can see how different they came out and I made a table topper. The six quilts are from each shop of course, same blocks just different fabric each beautiful and unique well I could go on and on but, I won't so if you've never gone on a retreat do go cause you'll have the time of your life can't wait till next year same time same place!!










Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thank you Donna!!

Look at what Donna from http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/ sent me for guessing who her mystery woman was. I received these beautiful items yesterday and couldn't believe it, Donna is just one of the sweetest ladies you'd ever want to meet and I'm hoping one day to actually meet her. She has the biggest & most generous ♥ thank you dear friend I will cherish these and your friendship!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Pot of Gold" giveaway!!

Vickie from http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/ is having this great "Pot of Gold" giveaway 3- $50 gift certificates to the Fat Quarter Shop hurry on over you'll be happy you did!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Finished!!

Well here is the finished quilt I stayed up late Sat. night to get it finished and been cuddling with it on the couch ever since, nice and cozy now to get movin on to the next project eenie meenie what shall it be??

Friday, March 4, 2011

Look what I did!

Yep your right...I took the quilt I made last Sept. (I think) and I quilted it on the longarm machine at our local quilt shop where I took the class last week. Let me tell you I was a nervous wreck I thought oh this will be a cinch I remember all I learned last week "WRONG" my mind went almost completely blank...but with help I got it on the machine and started quilting away It's alot easier when someone isn't standing there watching you so it's quilted now and I'm happy with it, what could I expect for my first time "perfection" nah far from it but I will keep working at it I really did like it not enough to buy one though...pause...just thinking...nah! So now I need to get the binding made then I can say 100% made and quilted by Sandy... 
Have a fantastic day and keep smiling Spring is on it's way!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Heart cookie cutter!

I had been out antiquing today and when I got home of course I had to check my email and what a nice surprise I had,Alma from http://blackbird-designs.blogspot.com/ had emailed me that I had won this beautiful heart cookie cutter I'd forgotten that I had even left a comment for it...didn't get any great antiques but, now I have this to look forward to using, thanks again Alma I love it!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Done Done Done!

Well finally I have the baby quilt done that I've been working on for my niece took awhile longer because I had to have my machine worked on but, it's done now. I just stitched in the ditch to quilt it but, before long I hope to be quilting on a longarm. For the binding I cut 10" strips of each of the fabric's I used in the quilt and pieced them together. I took a class yesterday at a local quilt shop to learn how to use the longarm so I can actually say I quilted any future quilt's I make. It was fun and I was very nervous but I think it will get easier with time and lot's & lot's of practice for now though this will do. I'm excited to give it to her I know she will love it who doesn't love something handmade with love.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

♥ Prayers for New Zealand ♥

Devastation




So many faces from other nations

coming to offer their help.

Mothers, sisters, aunts,

fathers, brothers, uncles,

cousins, nieces, nephews,

children are all gone.



Little things are reasons to be grateful:

comfort, a smile, hugs, tears.

The devastation makes us hurt,

it is not for us to question why.

We know You have made a way

for the hunger and the pain

to ease through others

giving their money, time, prayers—

Your will be done!



My prayers go out to all my blogging friends & to all of Christchurch New Zealand God be with each of you on this tragic day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My mug mat♥

This is what I received from my partner "Rett" from http://rettspace.blogspot.com/ for the mug mat swap isn't it beautiful!!! We were to have them made and sent out before Valentine's Day and I received mine on ♥ Day what a sweet treat. Thank you Rett I love it and the goodies, it's almost to pretty to use but, I will and will be extra careful thanks again Donna your a sweet♥





Mug mat swap!

Donna from http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/ had this wonderful mug mat swap and this is what I made for my partner "Rett" she has a young granddaughter who she has tea parties with so I made a mat for her also. I included a sample of Victorian Rose loose tea from our local tea room "Miss Molly's" and a pkg. of napkins thanks Donna for doing this it was alot of fun!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"FAITH"

Oops, I didn't tell you did I, well look at the beautiful "FAITH" necklace I won from Pammy at http://www.pammysattic.net/ last week. I wanted to wait till I got it and show it off...it came today so here it is. I could have my choice of words and I picked faith everyone needs to have faith and I do have that it's gotten me through many things and times I love it Pammy I plan to wear it tonight out to dinner with some very good friends so thank you from the bottom of my heart!!