Sunday, January 25, 2015

If You Enjoyed.....

My Farmer's Wife Quilt, then guess what?

Karen from

Laugh Yourself Into Stitches is having a giveaway!

Her first 6 classes of the Farmer's Wife Revival Class.

Now you can make a quilt too!


Go, run, really, bye!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

In Love!

Have you ever made a quilt that you love so much that every time you see it you just have to smile and giggle because you made that quilt?
This is mine!

The Farmer's Wife Quilt

First allow me to say I never would have been able to accomplish this quilt without the wonderful

Her classes were essential to my success. It is not too late for you to make a Farmer's Wife Quilt. You can find all the information you need on Karen's Blog

OK, Picture heavy, sorry, no actually I am not sorry!

Had to get outside as we are expecting snow tonight or tomorrow!











 This is how I quilted the border. I am not sure it is sowing in the picture.





 I am going to use this girl all the time!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you do something you love. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

What does the Alphabet and Red and White have in common?

Nothing but the two projects I have been working on this week.

I am still plugging away on my ABC Quilts!




I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt.  No other colors just red and white so I have been saving fabrics for this quilt.





I cut 200 5 X 5 squares. Does not look like much does it?



This is the top getting basted.  I have tried so many ways of basting but for me the floor still works the best. I use the grand-children's puzzles as weights and roll the quilt as I pin.



There is a lovely lady on Instagram that does beautiful big stitch quilting. I asked her what needles she used and she uses
Big Stitch Needles
by
Pepper Cory


I also highly recommend them, they can glide through the top, batting and backing and do not bend.
It has been hard for me to get use to big stitching because I try to take such tiny stitches when I quilt.
  I will say that I am enjoying the process.

Thank you for your visit. 
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get to do something you love.
See you next week.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My Last 6 weeks in Pictures....

I took a blog break over the Holiday Season but I was still sewing, baking, decorating, shopping, and relaxing.

Tons of family time!  Just the best as I know you all agree.

So here is what has been going on!

For Annie,  a finish!



Baking...




I will never bake without this paper!


Tea Cakes
Thanks to Jodi for reminding me how much I love these cookies.
Recipe HERE




Almond Tea Cake



Fabric Shopping!





A sweet treat from a friend!


I won a giveaway from Kelly at 


You know I love pink and how cute are those scissors!
Thanks again Kelly!


Started a new table runner from a cute pattern I found on Craftsy.




Stitching during family time movies and a cozy fire.



Look at this great clock I received from my sister for Christmas!
I love it!





Now on to 2015 with these fabrics...





The children and teachers have another day off of school today do to negative wind chills.

My grand-babies are playing play-doh with mommy.  A great stay in and stay warm day.

So you stay safe and do something you love.

See you next week.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Winner is.......

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Card to

#131!

131. Stephanie

Hello Jane, I found your pretty blog via sweet Donna. I am a follower of hers and have enjoyed her blog for a couple of years now. 
It's a pleasure to "meet" you:) I would certainly love to be entered into the giveaway so I shall begin leaving your comments....
 
An email has been sent to Donna and Stephanie.

Congratulations and enjoy!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year-----Giveaway!


HAPPY NEW YEAR 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season.  For me, it was filled with family, fun and love.

My word for 2015.  BELIEVE. It boils down to, believe in yourself and you can do anything. I went through many thoughts and words but every time I thought about myself the word that came up was believe.  Just believe and all things are possible.



Sewing took a back seat this past month but I discovered something I now love.  Instagram! I had no idea how inspirational, enjoyable, and a wonderful community of people there was to enjoy. I have "met" many new quilters and crafters and bakers and the list goes on and on.  If you are hesitant about joining, don't be, hop on the band wagon.  I have added a link to mine on my side-bar, follow me if you wish.



OK, if you are with me this far, thank you!  
To start the new year off I am going to have a giveaway.

I treated myself to some new Pam Kitty Garden Fabric.  This bundle of joy was purchased from...









Her shop is filled with beautiful fabrics.



The giveaway is for a $25 gift certificate to her shop!



How to enter?



Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
No-reply please leave an email address.



1. Your word for 2015.

2. Your favorite fabric from Donna's Shop.

3. Follow Donna or if you do please let me know how.

4. Sign up for Donna's shop news.



International entries are welcome but with shipping costs please be prepared to pay a little extra.



I will pick a winner sometime next week, just not sure what day.



Happy New Year my sweet friends.



I BELIEVE 2015 is going to be amazing!