Friday, September 27, 2013

For The Boys Hop - Sign Up

Let's say I am soooooo
EXCITED to be a Head Cheerleader for
Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.
This is my first time as a head cheerleader and
I am looking forward to working with all
of YOU!!!
"Sew" Here are the Details!!
Most of us have some special fellas in our life. 
Young or old,
but sometimes they are forgotten
when it comes to our sewing.
So this Blog Hop is just
Sew we quilt
I am sure you can think of
 something to whip up for one of them.
Christmas is just around the corner
and what better motivation to get it done a
weeeee bit early!

Boys projects should be pretty easy,
trucks, frogs, pirates, Lego blocks, superheroes, cars,
trailers, deer, ducks, skateboards, boats,
worms, insects, wildlife, favorite color, sports, hobby....
really the sky is the limit,
the list could go on forever...

When sending me your email to sign up ...

Your name
Your email address
If you have Blog
(if you don't we'll find you a blog host)
Your Blog name
Your Blog Address

Here are our little guidelines (because who likes rules)
 to follow....
#1 Everyone must turn off their word verification
the day they are showing their For the Boys project.
#2 Only 5 ladies with no blogs will be accepted, first come basis. 
 Madame Samm or I will host for you.
#3 You must have your post ready at midnight E.S.T.
If you are not sure how to do this, we are here to help.
#4 And last but not least, you must add the names and links
from those that hop the same
day as you.  ( Keep yours on too, it makes life soooo much easier)
We want everyone
to find your For the Boy hopping friends
as easily as they found you- PERIOD.

#5 All  Subscribed For The Boys hoppers must
put button on their blog.
( on the top right) 

#6  Be a great cheerleader, because we
all could use one now and then  ;)
You will have a great time, get off the sidelines and join in.
Send me an e-mail at
That is it!!!
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Twisting with the 60's

Are you ready???
The 60's were a bit before my time,
but one symbol stood out
from that decade.   I
decided to use it with a twist

a heart, instead of the traditional peace sign.
All in of course, Batiks.  I used my Tokyo charms for the
reds, yellows, and oranges. 
It is 120 -  2 inch squares, all in 18 inches.
I had more than a few reservations
while working on this. 
But, I love how it turned out.
Surprising, I had this backing 
 in my stash...


I quilted it all with some new
variegated Aurifil thread I picked up. 
I used grey #4670 (my new favorite thread), and yellow #4658.  
 It went so well with
the color variations in the Batiks.

I hope you enjoyed your little stop here.
Be sure to join in on all the fun
and check out the rest
of the Twisting 60's
Hoppers!  ;)

September 27
Sew Incredibly Crazy - You are here

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pin It Hop!

I have always wondered why was the first pincushions
were made into the shape of tomatoes? 
Maybe I am the only one?
So I thought I would share a little bit of why.....

Why the tomato?
 According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantle of a new home
 guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits.
If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using
a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust.
The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose—a place to store pins. 
Well, my little tomato sits upon my shelf
and is not getting much use since I worked up this.....

What could it be? No, it's not a furry green tomato. 
This is my very first pincushion that I have made for myself.
I started crocheting and came up with
a giant fuzzy cactus.
 I crocheted it using Fun Fur Yarn. 
It has made a home in a giant coffee cup pot. 
It makes me happy just seeing resting on my sewing table.
Usually, if I make one, I might have to make another. So here's it's twin.

I also whipped this up a cup of joe. 
It is filled with walnut shells
and is the perfect hand held size.
I hope you enjoyed your stop here.
I'm so glad you came to visit. 
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Not a Whole lot of Sewing going on.....and Pin it!

Sew, there has been zero sewing going on at my home because
 hubby and I have been working on a little something......   

A little remodeling

From two closets to one larger one

Hubby and I worked on it for a good day and finished it this far.  We went from a small not very useful linen closet and made a bedroom closet a little larger and more functional. 
I absolutely love doing projects like this
I guess you could say that it is in my blood.

Hoping we get it all finished up by the end on the week. 
And if you are looking for a bit of sewing inspiration the Pin-it hop starts tomorrow. 
  I am (thank goodness) all finished with my little pincushion
and can't wait to show it to you next week.
 Here is the schedule. 

September 10

September 11

September 12

September 13

September 16


Have a fun hoppin' time.

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