Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thank you, Winner and Spring Break

Our Stitch Me Up Blog Hop has come to an end.
What a ride!! Just like a roller coaster, some ups, some downs. 
But still a very fun ride.
Thank you to...
Colonial Needle for their amazing thread and giveaway.
Thanks to all of you who posted, visited and commented.

I have picked a winner, she was notified by email and her patterns will be sent out on Monday.

Now for Spring Break see you in a week or so.

Have a blessed Easter.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop ~~ Day 7 and My Turn

I cannot believe we are on day 7 already!
These days have just flown by!

Before I get to my work, I have a few Thank you's.

Thank you to Madame Samm for allowing me to be your cheerleader. 
Thank you to Colonial Needle for being our Sponsor.
Thank you to our designers, DebbieCyndi, and Madame Samm.
Thank you to our participants and to all of you who visit and comment.
This would not happen if not for all of you!

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsor
Colonial Needle who has supplied an amazing giveaway.

 All the details will be posted on Sew We Quilt.

Please remember to visit
to see the day's top picks.
And visit the Pinterest Page for all the photo's and inspiration from this and all other hops.

Today's offerings!


Kristin @That Other Blog

When I first heard about this blog hop, I danced, skipped, squealed and even jumped through fire so Madame Samm would let me be the cheerleader.
I really gave her no choice!

But boy, did we get choices!
So many marvelous patterns for the making.
I loved them all but something melted in my heart when I saw Madame Samm's Wee Tots. I knew that was the on for me!

I also knew I wanted to try some new stitches. So a huge thank you to Mary Corbet for her wonderful videos.

I started with the little boy and tried my hand at the stem stitch. Hmm, I just could not get the hang of it.

Next I tried the little girl with the split stitch, nope not for me!

I ended up with my same old stitch, 
I just go up and down!

I think it is named the up/down stitch!

When my stitching was completed, I got out my scrap bins.

I then cut 2 1/2 inch squares and framed them around the stitchery.

Sewed my little squares together and framed my Wee Tots.

Here they are...

My little girl on the swing!

and the trio!

This is a work in progress. I plan on making many Wee Tots and turning this into a wall-hanging.
If you would like to stitch the little girl on the swing and other Wee Tots designed by Madame Samm, just visit her

Whew, you made it to the bottom! how about a reward?
Let's have a giveaway. 

For my giveaway, I would like to treat someone to all of Madame Samm's Wee Tots. Her whole collection!
What do you think?
Fun? right!

Just leave a comment and follow if you wish.
I will choose a winner Friday Night.

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New in the Hood

I have just added some adorable Peanuts fabrics to my ETSY store.
Camp Peanuts--just released
Welcome Great Pumpkin--just released
Charlie Browns Shirt print.
These are so bright and colorful and would be a dream to work with. 
Here is a peek....... at just one!

Please stop in and see the others I have in stock. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

♫ ♫ Tomorrow ♪ ♫

♫ ♫ Tomorrow, Tomorrow, your only a day away!  ♫ ♪

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I am launching a new product!

Last week I showed you a picture of my hoard of Kerchief Girl Fabrics.

I started to work with them and this is a sneak peek of what I am making...


Oh how I love to work with these cute little shapes!

Because of my love for these, I want to share that with fellow bloggers.

I would like to introduce you to a new product I now am carrying in my 


Yes, Hexies!

No, they are not made of paper but of a heat resistant plastic. 
They are laser cut.
Perfect edges.
Hole in the middle for your pin.
Able to withstand ironing.
Fit perfectly together.


can be used over and over again!

As a bonus with your Hexies I am including a ring to hold your Hexies .
This will keep them in one safe place.

They are being sold through my


See the listing 


for all the details.

PS Rumor has it we will be having a Hexie Hop.

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Silly Google, they think we do not use their reader!!

After reading this article I know where I am going!

I pick Feedly!!

How about you?

Monday, March 11, 2013


Did you ever hit a roadblock in your quilting?
I had the Bereinstein Bear Fabrics set. 

Even cut them.......

I tried so many layouts. None! None looked right!  Spent hours, wait two days playing with them and it just was not working.
I hit a huge roadblock.
Not sure what you would do in this case but I decided it was best to put it away for awhile and come back to it when this roadblock was gone.
I know so many of us have only so much time in our day to sew and I think I was just getting frustrated at wasting time.

I took these pretties out!
Oh I cannot tell you how sorry I am that I missed this fabric when it first came out. I would have bought a bolt of each color! Oh gosh, maybe even two!  Now you cannot find it and I hoard every tiny scrap!

I cannot tell you yet what I am using them for but this project seems to be going at a smooth pace.

Happy Sewing!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Tiny Step

Well, I did make a tiny step forward in my Berenstein Bear quilt.
I cut two set of blocks that I will make into large (8 inch) half square triangles.
Hopefully more cutting today.

Monday, March 4, 2013

You Know What I Say!

Love it!
Buy it!
Use it!

So next up is my fabric collection of
The Berenstein Bears!

I have decided again to do the piecing by hand. I just seem to have better luck with matching seams.
I have chosen a simple pattern. I want to make sure that we can see the wonderful pictures on the fabric.
I am thinking a large 8 X 8 pictorial square and then a large half square triangle of the coordinating fabrics .
Here are the fabrics I have chosen.

And some sweet little boy had his 4 year old birthday party.
Superhero Theme.
So Grandma made a few superhero bean bags for Bozo buckets and hot potato.

Happy sewing!