Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tammy for all Seasons

Welcome to my day of the
I love the sweet designs of 
who designed the beautiful cross-stitch patterns 
who designed the adorable Pinny patterns. 
I had picked up cross-stitch again
this year by making a few ornaments
and then a cross-stitch sampler,
BUT I have Never, Ever done
needle - turn applique.
So, I have been follow Cori
for awhile and I decided to do a little
practice before hand with
Some grapes, a strawberry,

 and an Orange Marmalade jar. 
I still have a lot more lessons,
I'll just keep stitching.

After my practice, I decided
I was ready for the real challenge.
That itty, bitty, cute bird.
Not, so bad.
It took a lot of persuasion,
but I really like how she turned out.
(The lessons must have paid off, Thanks Cori)
Now for my Tammy,
Oh and of Course, IN SUMMER,
(Yes, I am channeling my inner Olaf)

 Ohh, what fun to be at the beach,
or to at least to be warm.
My Tammy and Tweet Bird Pinny
found their home upon
my sewing room shelf with some other
things I LOVE.
(Slowly my sewing space is coming together)
I'd like to thank
for this first hop of the New Year
for getting us all wrangled up.
And to all the fabulous sponsors
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pattern vs. Product

So, I have a bit of a dilemma.
I have been working on a few bags.
They are completely my pattern
from the top to the bottom. 
Over the course of the
last month, I have made about
30 of them. Yes, 30. Each one of the close
relatives received one.
 I have tweaked the pattern, making it a
bit better until  it is just right.
I came up with this
"Sew Cute"
"Chic Bumblebee"

"Vintage garden"

It has no exposed seams and
is perfect for holding just about anything.
So here is my dilemma,
What are you all more interested in? 

A finished product or a pattern?
I had an idea of having
a bag hop, would that interest
Each of these is for sale,
 The cost is $45, plus shipping.
Just email me if you are interested.

Also, now on Facebook right here
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Holy Scraps, Batman!!

So much for keep all my scraps contained in their
I do believe the bin (from IKEA) has overflowed. 
And some landed on the floor, EEK!
This is the second time in three years the
bin has become a little "CraZy".
The first I dumped it all in a bag
and gave away to a charity.
This time, I will probably do the same,
but I thought I would be a bit nicer. 
And that is where my Accuquilt
came in handy.

<a href="">GO! Fabric Cutter</a>

While I was sewing, my sweet daughter,
spent time ironing the scraps and running
them through my cutter.
She used the 2 1/2" and the 4"
for all fabric pieces.

After a bit of ironing and cutting,
she ended with a hefty pile of fabric in
a spectrum of colors. 
The 2 1/2" would work great on
your 1" English Paper pieced Hexagons.
I might have to save a few and work on
a quilt, composed of all
the other quilts from the past.
Sew, do you save your scraps, trash them,
or give them away?
 I also decided to open a Facebook page.
You can check it out here.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

 This last week has been nice,
quiet and super productive.
We had a wonderful Christmas
with our family.
I think my brain was in serious
need of a vacation with no major commitments.
Here is a little taste of what
has been going on.
I have been working on cross-stitching
the last month.
Working on my Tammy Bag and
these little

Brooke Nolan has these
cross-stitch patterns that
are free of charge.  I omitted
the number on the patterns.

I worked on these and
decided they would make
adorable little ornaments
for our tree.

I used 25th and Pine Precut Hexies
made a little Hexie sandwich with
some batting in the center.
Then I sewed my  cross-stitch
down with 12 wt. Aurifil on
my sewing machine.
Ohh, and don't forget
the ribbon on top
I am "sew" looking forward
to the rest of the
For now I am working on
the Spring Vintage pattern
which you can find here.

Here is the full Schedule.
I hope you hop along with us.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Giveaway Winner

First of all, 
Hello there and thanks to all my new and seasoned fellow quilt
lovers who decided to follow me on my journey.
I do love to share my passion of quilting
and crafting with all of you. 
I would have loved to have said thanks
to each of you personally,
but time doesn't permit me to.
I loved reading each of your
holiday comments.
Are you wondering who won this?

Well, that would be Lucky
Number 111 .

Congratulations to you!!
I already contacted her and her package is already on its Merry way.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Sew Mama Sew is hosting an amazing giveaway
with tons of bloggers
linking up to share their giveaways.
I love meeting and learning more about all of you!

Sew, What's my giveaway?
A charm pack of Bella Solids in white,
A spool of black Aurifil thread (my favorite)
A cute little vintage style notebook
A scissor fob from My daughter and my shop
And one of my patterns.
You can choose from my Craftsy shop.

The details:
  1. Leave a comment telling me what you are looking forward to during the holidays?
  2. You don't have to be a follower to enter, but if you are one you can leave an extra comment for an extra chance if you want to. 
  3. It can be mailed anywhere.
  4. Random Generator will pick the winner. 
  5. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on Dec 12thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on Dec 12th will not be included in the giveaway.
I am "Sew Happy You Stopped BY" 
A big thanks to Sew Mama Sew for hosting this event!

Now go check out the rest of those giveaway at Sew Mama Sew !

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