Tuesday, January 28, 2014

For the Sewing Room

Thanks to Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks who did
 an absolutely amazing job as cheerleader
and to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt 
for all of her hard work as the head cheerleader.

I don't have a "Sewing Room."  I would
say it is more of a sewing wall. 
I don't have very much room to keep a lot
of extra things in this area, but
the kids do join me quite often at my space.
They do some ironing or visit so
I made them a quilt to sit
on the bench and warm up if need be
while they visit.


I decided to practice my Ruffles
since we have a little
Ruffle hop coming up.
I heard someone say that
everything looks better with a Ruffle. 
 Hmmm... I wonder who that was?

just say after all the practice I had on this
I should be good to go.  Right?
I did a little thread painting on the center
corset.  I have never been more nervous doing
it on a project before.  If I messed it up it would
have been a little disastrous.
 I also used Aurifil 12wt. #1147 in that coordinating
color in my sewing machine again for the thread
coming out of the giant needle.
 I love how it turns out and will continue to
play with it a lot more.


Go and check out these other amazing Sewing room artists
January 29th
 Sew Incredibly Crazy - you are here


"Sew" glad you stopped by to visit.
P.S.  If you are interested I am having a
little giveaway over here.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Sign Up For THINK Ruffles!!!!

If you are looking for the Grow your Blog Post
it is HERE

Are you ready to get a little

Let's say I haven't done a
whole lot of ruffles in my sewing career. 
A couple over the past
years and I mean years!!!

So what better time to try it out,

So, I am the cheerleader for the

All you have to do is drop me an
email @ amywarner at rocketmail dot com
with the subject

and all the important details

Your Name
Your E-mail
Blog Name
Blog URL

Blog Hop Guidelines

1) create something with ruffles
you can show past projects too...but you have to have at least 1 NEW project

2. take great photos  - a good thing if you are aiming for
our POST Of FAME each day!
 BEST in Wow and Creativity .

3. have your blog post ready at midnight EST 
so the world can pop in and cheer you on too.

4. turn off your word verification - you really do not want to 
miss that chance of hearing how GREAT YOU ARE!

5. place button ( on side bar, copy code ) 
 on your blog once you hear you are IN,
YOU want your Friends to cheer YOU !

6. most important on your day, 
Add the list of fellow hoppers on your day to your
 post so everyone can find them as easy as they found you
( and please leave your blog link on too) 
7. and most most important….
YOU will be surprised who is WATCHING!

- we can all use more CHEERS! 

I can't wait to cheer you all along!!!

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Grow Your Blog - Giveaway Closed

Hi, My name Amy.  This is my very first year to participate
 in the Grow Your Blog Hop at
2 Bags Full
2 Bags Full

Well, I thought I would tell you a bit about

I started blogging almost two years ago
after a little contest I entered,
before that I really didn't even have a clue
what a blog was! 
This was also the time I started quilting.
Since then, I haven't stopped.
I love meeting new people and
some great friends along the way.

Here is just a few things that I blog about....


I love to do just about anything crafty and
share it with all of you. 
I also love to join hops
over with Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt.
It is a great way to challenge yourself
and meet some great artists.

I am having a little
But it is a surprise...

LOVE surprises..

Do You trust me??
Maybe a little fabric
or some great thread?

Here are the rules!!

1) It's open to anyone and all you have to do is leave a
comment telling me what your favorite hobby is. 

2) If you are a already follower, new or old,
you can leave a second comment saying you follow.

That is 2 chances to win.
The giveaway is open until February 15th
when the winner will be announced.
Good luck!

Congratulations to Vicki!
Thank you to my  friends new and old for visiting.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wake up to Kona Hop

Hello, Sunrise!!!

There is nothing like a beautiful bunch a Kona fabric,
 Aurifil thread, Amanda Murphy's book
And a blog hop to get the creative juices flowing.
Thanks again to our lovely sponsors!!
After, drooling (shh, don't tell anyone)
over Amanda's amazing
designs, I decided to try this...

I made one pillow and it was lonely so....
I made another.

The pattern was from Amanda Murphy's
Color Essentials book and I couldn't be happier with them. 
I used some geometric quilting.
It was a lot of twisting the fabric
but it worked so well with Amanda's

Well, what do you do with a lot of extra fabric?
You make another project

It was my own design. 
A Little Sunshine!

I used Aurifil 12 wt. in my sewing machine to outline the star
 and I loved the results.  I found a little tutorial here.

Go and check out all the amazing artist today

January 20
Sew Incredibly Crazy - You are here

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Vanity Desk

I often have hair brained ideas. 
Some of them my husband rolls his eyes
and shakes his head at
and others he's the one encouraging my madness. 
This one was a little of both. 
One of the kiddos was in desperate need
of a little room makeover. 
It was brown and I really
couldn't stand looking at it much longer and neither
could she.
 It has been a
a long process of painting different pieces of furniture.
Ripping out carpet and painting a floor,
which I will show off later. 
Now, I thought I would show off
her vanity/computer desk.

We bought some premade cabinets at the local home improvement store. 
My hubby and I spent the whole day priming and
painting the different components of her new desk. 

Yes, we painted oak cabinets. 
I think my husband shed a tear as the paint was being brushed on.
The pink is Valspar Frosty Berry and
we did the old-fashioned brush it all on.
I wanted it to look very girlie so we added
furniture legs to the front. 
They are mostly just for show, but
sometimes it is all about the details.

Every vanity needs a mirror! 
Someone gave us the mirror but it was gold. 
It now wears Frosty Berry oh so well.

It turned out even better than I had planned. 
I can't wait to show you the whole floor finished.

The lovely place I link to
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What's the Word?

Some of my favorite blogs have picked a word of the year. 
Words are definitely something to live by, right? 
 I really don't believe much in New Year's resolutions. 
I figure if you want to change something,
why are you waiting for the New Year. 
Words have a great meaning, once they are
written or spoken they are quite powerful. 
Let's just say that the last few weeks have been a stressful time. 
One of my family members has needed me more than blogging,
my favorite sewing or handwork project
and I have come to the realization of what my
word of the year is.....
Yes, I know what you are thinking.
What an odd word?
I do agree, it is a bit strange.
But as my life continues to change and
evolve, I want to be the cream.
The individual that rises to the top. 
During the last couple week, I have
realized who has gone above and beyond
what was expected of them.  The best of the best or
the CREAM!!
And then there has been the others
who have just chose to do nothing
or have sat idly by. 
I, myself have tried to be the
cream, but there have been times that
I have complained or have not been
the person I strive to be.
So, This is why I choose my word,
Strange as it might be! 
My sister found a quote which
resonates with my word of 2014.
I give more of myself to others than anyone expects.
I am unsure who said it
but they are words to live by.
P.S.  I hope you join me on the 20th when I share my Kona Blog
Hop project.  I can't wait to get back to my sewing machine.  :)
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