Tuesday, September 16, 2014

stop and smell the roses

I decided that this year because I have been so fortunate
I would give back and make the world a little nicer

I saw a blog where a woman wanted to teach her
children that to give is better than to receive
so that they would be less greedy at Christmastime

what she did was neat and I want to adopt her idea
and make my spin on it

for the whole month of December up to Dec 24 (Christmas eve)
I will plan on doing a good deed every day
I want to plan out my calendar so that during the busier times of the month  I
have a smaller task
but want to do small deeds for others

an example is:
take some fruit to a nursing home
pay for the guy behind you in line at the drivethru
give someone a hug who looks like they need one
hand out candy canes while on an errand
buy a giftcard and hand it to the next person in line to use

she had some really good ideas. if you google random acts of kindness
you will get a ton of ideas
I have extra fabric that I want to purge so will have a "pillowcase making party"
and cut and sew a bunch of them to deliver to a nursing home
a pretty pillowcase may brighten someones day

what can YOU do to make the world a nicer place?

Monday, September 15, 2014

project four handwarmers


great for your snow loving friends or shoveling buddies.
or for skating buddies too!
hunters would appreciate these as would kids who walk to school

see? lots of people would love them........

Saturday, September 13, 2014

yard sale

remember these?
they were a popular item among the little kids. that and the treasure rocks. it was funny.

we made out great for a slow economy. made more than we ever made before which is nice to know.
all our hard work paid off.

my cat is not speaking to me..............


and I am beat!

Now I can get on with sewing and canning and fun stuff before the winter sets in.


(the only sewing I did was making an apron this morning to hold the money. good thing too. it
came in real handy for sure!

Friday, September 12, 2014

anyone want in ?

this is the start of the relaxing robin for Lynne at

she couldnt participate the last round but wants to finish this up

does anyone want to join us this time or start another?
I'm game.
(listen to me.......I have not finished the other one LOL)
BUT I can do another and see how different I can make them from the same starting point.
FUN eh?

so what do you say?

join us?
below are the rules
and remember
they are "relaxed"
meaning no quilt police will come if you save the applique till the end etc.

choose a block
I am choosing another dresdan
but it will be after the yard sale and after some jelly making
see ya in the sewing room!

here are the "rules" of how we will proceed......

1. choose a block from your UFO pile to work with. If you wanted to, you could make the center larger by sewing some together, two, three, four etc. have fun! if you sewed 3 for example runner style then you could make the finished quilt rectangular instead of square.

2. add a small border     simple. could be a plain border, pieced, appliqued etc but make it small. try and use a color not used in your block for added fun later on

3. Add applique. could be to the small border, could be to the inner block, or could be an applique border itself. again, try out options and have fun

4. add some triangles. this could be flying geese, pinwheels, etc. again, have fun with this. there are many blocks and ideas with triangles.

5. using some of the fabric in the first border make another border of your choice

6. make a border that has squares in it; 4 patch, checkerboards etc would be welcome here. again have fun

7. finish as you wish. this can mean another border or if you think you are done, quilt and bind up the baby.

see? simple. and you know what? if you don't want to do triangle border as step 4 switch it with another round. we don't care.

coming to a yard sale near you

free kittens!

wish bracelets

mug rugs

with cats peeking out

baby bibs

leaf potholders

more free kittens

Fall decorations

piggy banks

Fall table mats

in two sizes

and raffles

hopefully along with the "usual" yard sale stuff
we can sell our crafted ones and make some money
for the Association

I will be so glad when we are done! it is a LOT of work
and not many volunteers

Saturday I will be a busy gal (I am considered a young-un around here)
so think of me as you are sewing in your sewing room

and I will dream of quilting
as I price items
and take money
and delegate someone to get breakfast/lunch for the gang
and park cars off the grass
sell raffle tickets
direct members to help sell
and just generally have fun

If you live in my neck of the woods
stop by for some great deals!
and to say HI

Thursday, September 11, 2014

third project chapstick keychain holders


another great stocking stuffer

stock up on chapstick
once you make one you wont be able to stop  ask me how I know!

AND if you are brave and make them a little wider, you could accommodate lipstick for the fashionista on your list...........just sayin

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

gotta quilt this up for the weekend if I can

remember this?  yeah, I made it in less than an hour thinking I could FINISH it.
BUT, as always,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,they become UFOs
WHY? this one is so pretty. WHY would it become a UFO

well you see.............
I like to jump the gun so to speak and I grabbed all the
5 inch squares and made the coin section
then I found a small piece of turquoise
PERFECT for a baby boy my mind said

(Did it also say that I have NO MORE TURQUOISE in the stash????)
naw...........why mention THAT to my little head......
so it waited

and got abused by Dunkin
and waited

till now.................
my quilting friend in the park gave me a turquoise big enough for the back.
then the issue will be binding..........

but HEY! ONE STEP at a TIME!!!!

don't cha just love quilty friends?