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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My SUPER POWER!!

 If you are looking for the EQ7 Hop Post you can find it HERE.
 
 
I do believe that we
are all blessed with certain
SUPER Powers.
 
It is how we use
them that makes all
the difference.
 
When the Super Powers hop
came around, I thought ahhh
this should be really pretty easy.
 
Then, it came down to
what do I really like to do.
Well, the list could fill up
a page of likes and loves.
 
I thought I would share with you
a little more about me.  If,
you have followed me awhile,
you know how much I love to do anything
crafty, but did you know.
 
One of my favorite Super Powers is
I love to garden and spend
every possible moment outside
 
 
 
My yard is filled with hundreds,
maybe thousands of bulbs that bloom in the
spring and well,
that is just the spring.
I love every part of spending
time outdoors.
I love pulling weeds (Yes, a little weird I agree),
mowing the lawn, planting, pruning...
 
So, at first I picked Outdoors
as a Super Power
and made these....
 
 
 
All bright and cheery napkins
like my Outdoors Super Powers
or garden is.  All stitched with DMC threads,
I have never used anything but. 
Let's say my thread collection is a
bit extensive.
 
Well, last night
I was thinking
Loving the Outdoors Really
Isn't My Super SUPER Power
 
So, I picked up a needle and went to work on this
 
 
Have you figured it out yet?
 

 
 
 
Being BUSY really is
my SUPER POWER.
I can't go any length of time
without a needle, hook, pencil, paper,
hammer, shovel, book, camera, etc....
in my hands to keep me
BUSY! 
Life's
too short not to be.
 
Well, since this was
a Super Power Hop
What is Super Powers without
a Super Hero or maybe a
Super Villain?
 
 
 
Well, what would life be like if
Batman didn't have Catwoman
to chase around?
My kiddos love the old
Adam West Batman TV series.
So, now one of the
kiddos will be sporting
Catwoman around.
You can find this pattern in my
Craftsy store.
 
So what are your SUPER POWERS?
 
Check out these other hoppers
who reveal their powers.
 
 
http://www.sewwequilt.com/
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 16
 



Thank of course to two ladies
who have Super Cheerleading
POWERS.
Mdm Samm, who puts the Super in our  Hops
and Pauline who is an amazing Cheerleader.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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EQ7 Photo Fun Hop and Giveaway

Let's start with I LOVE
my EQ7!  I have designed most
of my quilts in it
and enjoy playing with it.
 
When Carol asked me to join in
the Photo Fun hop,
I of course jumped right in.
 
 
 
I started with a picture I had taken
of a primrose in my backyard.
 
 

 
I played with it a bit with
the generic photo shop on my computer
to change up the colors to be a little
brighter.
Which ended looking like this...
 

 
 
I am going to make a pixel quilt
so it is easier to make the colors
a little bolder.
 
First start with a new screen
 
Name your new project
and then
 
 
You need to start a new quilt
and then select Photo Patchwork.
 
 
Go to the Photo Tab
Then you can import your
photo which is located on
the top right hand side.
Pick your photo,
the photo will be then imported to
your quilt.
 
 
 
Your quilt will look like this
I wanted my design to cover the
whole quilt, so
 
 
 
after using Outside fit the
design covers the entire quilt.
 
So how would this all
look in fabric?
 
 
 
 
I added the black borders around the quilt.
 

 
And here is the end product
 
 
 
 
I am quite in love with Pixel.
And have a few more
quilts in mind using it.
 
Go and Check out a little more
EQ inspiration.
 
April 14th
 

April 15th
 

April 16th
 
 
 
How would you like to win a little something?
 Prize will be a pack of Inkjet Fabric and
one copy of Digital Essentials by Gloria Hansen
 

 
Sew glad you stopped by
 
 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Cross Stitch'n and Winners


 
I finished up block #6 of the LMS Quilty Stitches.
It was a great block to add a couple more colors in
to continue on the rest of the 6 blocks.
A little splash of purple!
 



I have a few more spring flowers blooming.
I might have to find the time
to take a few more pictures of them all.
I just love the spring!!
 
 
And  three lucky  people
will be enjoying three fun new
patterns
 
 
http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/product/sr23-stitcher-s-revolution-folksy-farm/http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/category/stitchers-revolution-embroidery-patterns/
 
 
lovingly known of Aunt Martha's.
I am sure you have
heard of them before.
Thanks again to Colonial Patterns for
sponsoring such a generous giveaway.
Make sure you pay them
a visit.  You can
Find them Here!
 
And they winners also get their
 own set of kitchen towels to embroider on. 
 Just who
are the winners?


 




 
 
 
Congrats to the three of you!!
(Lucky gals)
 
 
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Waving a Flag....

 
 


 I am always excited to take on a
new challenge and I am so glad that you are
here to join me.
Thanks to  
for cheering us all along.
 
I had absolutely every intention
to make something super
funny, since it is
April Fool's Day.
(So, if you have a trickster in your
life, I gave you fair warning)
 
I started working on it, but
I just couldn't pull it off.
My heart wasn't in it, so
plans completely changed.
 
 I had a bit of the pretty little stack of
Kona left from
the hop in January,
and you can't waste
beautiful fabric. Right?
 
 
After I chose what I was doing (for the second time),
 I added a bit of
hand embroidery.
 
 

 
There is someone very special
in my life that I call
SUNSHINE.
And they are just
that
so,
Here it is
just for my sunshine



 
I used 12 wt. Aurifil in my machine again.
I just love how it stands out.



 
I was super fortunate and
received a beautiful flagpole.
An adorable  little song bird,
I absolutely love it!!
It is a lot sturdier than
the other flag poles that I own.
 
Thank you Flag-Outlet, because of you,
all the neighbors are now jealous!
 
 
Check out the other flags
whipping in the wind....





I have a little giveaway going on.
If you love hand embroidery and
Aunt Martha's transfers, than
you should go check it out.
Just hop over HERE.
 
 


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Colonial Patterns Giveaways and Some Folksy Farm Stitchin' - Giveaway Closed

 
Let's just say I have
a small collection of
Every time I see one that I
like or the kids would enjoy
I pick one up, but I am totally in love with
their newest patterns.
 
http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/category/stitchers-revolution-embroidery-patterns/
 
If You haven't seen them,
they are sew fun and some are a
bit funky!  Just up my
alley. I made a set of these
Kitchn' Stitchn' towels last summer.
 
http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/2013/07/summertime-hand-sewing.html
 
I also love their towels
and napkins to add the transfers to.
 
 
I have been busily working away.
I get on little tangents and
I like to work on one
craft for awhile.
And well, anything embroidery
has been keeping my hands
busy.
 
 
WANT TO SEE WHAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING UP?
 
 


Of course, I had to put a
ruffle on them. 
I think it adds a bit more character.
 




I just love them. 
 
 

 
I  stitched them up using the recommended color
sheet that comes with the Stitcher's Revolution pattern, so
no worries about if the colors will
look good together.
 
 
Did you know that
 Colonial Patterns is an 80 year old,
U.S. owned company and their
products are Made In the U.S.A.
They have been offering high quality
transfers and I can't get enough of them.
 
 
NOW ON TO THE GIVEAWAYS,
(Yes, Giveaways
 
How would you like to win not one but the
three newest Stitcher's Revolution Patterns.
 
There is Folksy Farm,
http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/product/sr23-stitcher-s-revolution-folksy-farm/
 
 
http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/product/sr24-stitcher-s-revolution-flower-power/

http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/product/sr25-stitcher-s-revolution-spice-of-life/
 
and your very own set of towels to do a bit of embroidery on.
 
Colonial Patterns has been super generous and
not one but Three of you will get a
a prize.
 
SO, now on how to win. 
 
Anyone, Anywhere Can enter!
Yes, they will ship to an international winner
 
(1) For the first chance to win - Go to Colonial Patterns and pick out which one of
the Stitcher's Revolution Patterns is your Favorite.
Come back here and leave me a comment.
 
(2) For the second chance to win - Go to Stitcher's
Revolution Facebook Page and like them.
They are under 1000 followers.  Let's see if
we can push them over that mark. Tell me you did so.
 
(3)  Share this giveaway with someone.
It could be your neighbor.  Just comment to tell me that
you did so.
 
Sew, I will draw the winner on the evening
of April 4th. I will pick one winner from each way to win.
 
MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT A NO REPLY BLOGGER!!!
 
Congrats to Mara, Janarama, and Farm Gate Creations!
 
 
 
 


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Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Sketch Fabric Charm Packs
 
 
generously donated by the Fat Quarter Shop
is
 
Amy of Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
Congrats to Amy and thanks
again to the Fat Quarter Shop
for their generosity. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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