Saturday, June 30, 2012


Yippee! it's here! Check out all the wonderful Red white and Blue blocks that these wonderful ladies ( and possibly men) have come up with! My day is the 13th- I actually do have the blocks done- which is rather amazing for me! I am going to make a couple more this week! I will also have a giveaway right here on the 13th!

July 1st

July 2nd

July 3rd
July 4th

July 5th

July 6th

July 7th

July 9th

July 11th
Nancy R

July 12th
July 13th
quilting by dawn
Bobbie (hee Hee That's ME!)
July 14th
July 15th

Monday, June 25, 2012

GiveAWAY Winners!

OK this is it! Is everyone waiting with bated breath? ( that's hopefully better than Garlic breath)

I didn't get to go over to see the kidlets this morning so I gave Abbydoo the names over the phone. Sunshine Boy wrote out the slips of paper and placed them in the proper receptacles.

 You can see her blog over here! "Hilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area."  I love it! We sure have alot of those around here!
Tangos Treasures

You can see her blog over here! I am enjoying her pictures! Check them out!

Congratulations to you both! I will send the winners an email shortly!

In other news, since I start my new job on Thursday I took today and tomorrow off at the Dosido so I could get my house organized. I may need more time! No sewing has been done, but I did find the blocks for the Think Christmas Hop and found a missing block for the Red White And Blue Hop! Hopefully I can post pictures of the finished spaces soon!

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's still Friday!

Most Fridays, I stop at Stitches In Time on my way to MySweetMommie's and I usually buy at least a fat quarter. Because y'know I always NEED more fabric.Tonight I stopped in and lo and behold they had a basket of scraps that you could fill a bag with for 5 bucks! I started digging and these weren't  justany  small scraps. There were four inch squares, jelly roll strips and layer cake squares, fat quarters and some pieces were even larger! I ended up with 4 bags of amazing scraps! The only rule was the bag had to close. My bags were closed just long enough to count. I was so excited to show Mom what I got that I forgot to take pictures of the other two bags. They were stuffed to the gills!


Here's all that was in there!

almost a full layer cake!

I see more RWB for my block hop blocks!

a nice stack of 4inch squares and even some pinwheels
already put together!

This was just way too much fun! Thanks Rebecca for all your help!

MySweetMommie and I are Left handed and I guess I just got used to using right handed tools in my left hand. Tonight I realized that my rotary cutter could be switched over for left handed use! It works even better now! All I had to do was unscrew the blade  and move it to the other side!
Mom hasn't figured out what she is making yet but it's starting to look purty!


It's Friday! Hip Hip Hooray!  

Today is also my last day working in Accounts Receivable! I start work as an Activity Director at the local Nursing Home next Wednesday! I will still work at the Dosido on Saturdays, (I really enjoy working there)   but the rest of the week I will be doing what I love! I am blessed to have two jobs that I love! AND I can walk to both of them!
            I am not sure when I will have computer access for blogging so if I am missing that will be the reason. I have already been working on the July Activity Calendar and  there are so many fun things to celebrate in July! William Spooner's birthday, Wrong Way Corrigan, Ventriloquist's Week, Day of the Cowboy, Ice Cream day, Independence Day, Hot Dog Day, French Fry Day, and Doghouse Repair Month, just to name a few!  The ideas are swarming in my brain! I will be posting more about these in the days to come.

Since it is my last day, I made cupcakes for everyone here and I experimented with the frosting- one of the guys made my day, he said the frosting was so good he could just eat it without the cupcake. I made the frosting the regular way with cream cheese and real butter and added Blackberry Fusion Jell-o to it. 

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, however, I can't show you the entire Finish because its for the Red White and Blue Blog hop (my day is the 13th.) I showed you part of it on Wednesday and here is another peek.

Tonight MySweetMommie and I are working on her new Mystery Project: she keeps guessing and I keep saying "Nope!" I told her that was the only answer she would get out of me! Check back tonight for the reveal of her first mystery project!

Earl Stanley Grey is studying the Bible through osmosis!

Have a great DAY!

I am also linking to Find a Friend Friday! Sew Many Ways

GiveAWAY ends on Monday!
Click here to enter!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Straw Beary Tea and Fabric

It is Teacup Thursday! I  brought a Strawberry Teacup and my Cherished Teddy too! I have another Cherished Teddy that sits with this one and all my Strawberry cups/ teapots but I don't have them out right now. I need to do that soon- before winter hits and my snowmen feel at home again. Maybe this Monday- I took two whole days off - in a row just so I can catch up on my poor neglected house.

While MySweetMommie and I were at the Quilter's General Store on Saturday, I found fabric perfect for Teacup Thursday! Not only was it teacups, it is 1940's ish and it was 50% off!  The lady that cut it for me asked what I was going to do with it. I said I don't know but for all those reasons previously stated, How could I NOT get it? 
Hope you are having a Blessed Thursday! I sure am!

Be sure to visit these blogs for more tea cups:

Click Here to go to GiveAway Post
Don't Forget to Enter my GiveAway! The Surprise Giveaway is for EVERYBODY ! (If you are not a quilter/sewista the prize will not be fabric/supplies- it may be made out of fabric)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday Wanderings

It is Wednesday and my mind is wandering!
Since I only get to a real computer on W Th and F, I will have to share my weekend with you today!
I love the way it looks like Stained Glass
with the light behind it

MySweetMommie and I had our Friday Night Sew in and she completed her Mystery Project Flimsy- She figured out what it is- can you? I now have her working on four more spinning stars for another Mystery Project. ( Mommie doesn't know what this one is.)

 She just now sent me the pictures of the the new blocks and they look great! I am proud of her!

             Saturday, whilst working at the Dosido (aka grocery Store) I got an itch to go shopping. I found a garage sale and since it was only 10 or so minutes from MySweetMommie's house, and her house is 30 minutes closer to the mall, I had her meet me at Stitches in Time Quilt Shop. ( Of course I had to visit my favorite clearance corner.) Can't go wrong at 50% off!
Some of this loot will be in the stash box

 Then we headed up to Rockford to Sonic (hip hip hooray for Strawberry Vanilla Dr Pepper and Happy Hour)  and then to Quilter's General Store. I get their newsletters and haven't been able to get up there to visit. It was a busy place- there was a shop hop going on that I hadn't heard about. Which, in retrospect, was a good thing. Mom was supposed to keep me from spending too much moolah and extra shops would have pushed me over the edge!
Loot from Quilter's General Store!  The stripey stuff  goes well with
the Honk Honk fabric for the Car Carrier I am making.

We went to Joann's and I only spent $8 and didn't buy anything for me. Oh wait I did- I got me a pair of snippits (half price.) I  managed NOT to go into Hobby Lobby- an incredibly amazing feat, thank you very much! Then we ended up at the mall and had a blast just browsing. Until I found Charming Charlie's! WOW what a fun store! SENSORY OVerlOaD!!(we will save that for another post!) Chipotle for supper and then to Starbucks (  aahhh! Mocha Coconut Java Chip!) We even managed to get home before midnight so we didn't turn into pumpkins.  


The RED White and Blue Blog Hop is coming up very soon and one of my blocks is for a silent auction this Saturday, so I had to finish it. I FMQed the borders with stars! I am so excited- it worked!
 MY day for the hop is the 13th! That would be Friday the 13th! My lucky day! (although I don't believe in luck- God is in control no matter what the day!) 

I also joined the Think Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Leslie over at The Cuddle Quilter. I think I may already have a couple blocks done for it!

Enter GiveAway Here!!
Don't forget to sign up for my giveaways! You can find them by clicking under the owl picture!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

You can enter the giveaways here:

I added quite a bit of fun stuff to that stash box! Mom and I went shopping on Saturday and visited 2 quilt shops.  We also went to the mall and I found a wonderful shop that I will be blogging about soon! I want Charming Charlies to be my closet!! I even got a new hat!
HAve a great DAy!
Giveaway update!! I am an airhead and put the wrong date for the giveaway it ends next monday at 10am not this monday! sorry for any confusion!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blogger won't let me post pictures and my text only gives me 160 characters. i did post a pic in the Fnsi flicker group
i got the pillow unstitched and made a cover for the fluff. Tonight I will put the zippper in and add a tag. Blogger won't let me post pix
Fnsi report: mom and i got her mystery project to the flimsy stage. It looks great. Now I have her working on 4 more blocks for the project. I got the pillow

Friday, June 15, 2012

Can I get half a Whoop Whoop?

64 HSTs

I guess that would just be a Whoop. cause I made a Whoops!
I had my pillow all done and started to close it up, when I remembered I wanted to put a zipper and a label in the thing. So, I guess I will take it out and fix it tonight at MySweetMommie's while she works on a spinning star project- She doesn't yet know what we are doing with her stars, but I do :)
This pillow is a Prayer Pillow for one of our Graduates
Sew, our Friday Night Sew In will be Mom's Surprise Spinning Stars and me fixing the pillow!

Handmade by Heidi

Traveling Stash Give Away
 Make sure you enter my GiveAway- its open until Monday June 18,  10AM. Click under the owl picture to get to the Giveaway post.

You can visit Nadine here
Speaking of GiveAways- I received the cutest little pouch from Nadine. I won it during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. Nadine let me choose the fabric and she made this pouch especially for me! I love it! I also received some stitch markers, that I left at home and forgot to photograph. I think I want to make some of these pouches for Christmas gifts- wouldn't they be cute hanging on a tree?

On Mystery Monday over at Annie's Ruby Slipperz, she asked where we get our inspiration from. I found some inspiration in some unusual places this week.

Colors from Emma's Moon
FMQ designs from Amy's blouse
FMQ designs from Pastor's Tie
Inspiration is everywhere!

Have a great Weekend!

I am linking up with

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Traveling Stash GiveAWAY

I love the definition and the synonyms for
                Stash, (cache, treasure, wealth, supply, inventory,riches)
                            noun :a secret store of valuables

As I took treasures out of the box it seemed like Mary Poppins' carpet bag- Bottomless! I have it laying across the table and there is no way all that was in this box! But it somehow fit!

 This is what I am keeping- I am so excited about a few of these pieces! I am still working on Granny's Domestic Bliss ( granny squares made with Liz Scott's "Domestic Bliss" line) and I haven't been able to find more- there were two pieces of "Domestic Bliss" in the Stash! I am also making a car keeper for a nephew and there was a piece of "Honk Honk" by Michael Miller that is perfect!

This is just some of what I am putting in- I also have a couple rulers, some more fat quarters, notions and some mini charms to put in.

Since the traveling stash giveaway is only for active bloggers, and since this is my very first giveaway,  I am also having a surprise second chance giveaway for EVERYBODY(even my international readers.) I don't know yet what it is, but I promise it will be good stuff!

(Don't worry! If you are not a quilter/sewista the prize will not be fabric/supplies-
it may be made *out *of fabric)

Rules for traveling stash: I copied these directly from Danny's Blog

- Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
- There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
- There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
- You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
- Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
- Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA. Sorry guys. I'm a little broke right now!

Now for a little heart to heart: The Traveling Stash is not a dumping ground for your old, outdated, smelly fabric. It is an opportunity to share some of your lovelies with your bloggy friends. Should you take all the pretty stuff and replenish the box with really ugly fabric, I will scowl in your general direction
* note to Danny- please don't scowl at me! I put pretty stuff in!

Now the important part. How do you win this lovely box of SWAG? Just leave a comment,  any ol' comment will do. Be sure to include a email addy. Also tell me whether or not you are a blogger! (that way I can visit your blog- I always need more friends to visit and so I can put you in the correct drawing) Followers of my blog get an extra chance- let me know how you follow in a separate comment!   I shall enlist some helpers of the kidlet sort to draw a name out of a hat or bowl or whatever is handy and post the winners on Monday June 18th!Update: DUH I am an AIRHEAD, I will be drawing NEXT monday JUne 25th! Sorry for the confusion!

Okay, I think I covered everything- If I forgot something please let me know!

Sew Many WaysI am linking up to Sew Many Ways
Find a Friend Friday