Friday, August 17, 2012

Grape Jelly Time

My concord grapes have been screaming for attention so I have been making jelly!  With all the corn, tomatoes, peppers and freezer is becoming a treasure trove for winter.

I have been working on my dotty project but that is secret...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hello Sun August Block Done

I wish I could say that I was keeping up with all of my BOMs this year, but at least I am keeping up with this one!  If you want to join us, April has the free patterns on her blog Making Ends Meet.  I couldn't resist taking the picture on our newly green grass.  The last couple days of rain have been a miracle on my lawn!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Grannies Done and More Happy Mail!

So I found a group on Flickr I couldn't let pass by called Not Your Granny's Bee.  The idea was to make Granny Square Quilt blocks using this strip piecing tutorial.

There are eight of three different backgrounds (Kona White, Kona Charcoal, Kona Snow) for a total of 24.  I will be getting back 24 in the Kona Snow color way but all different colored!  The tutorial is excellent and the blocks go together quickly once you decide placement of your fabrics.

The Happy Mail I received was from the last Blog Hop I did,  Think Christmas.  I won a cute little set of charms from Deonn of Quiltscapes...thanks so much!!  Now I just need to figure out something fun to do with them!  Be sure to visit her blog as she has some amazing work shown on her posts!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Bee Block

Cherie is the recipient of August's Sew.Bee.Create block...

Cherie asked for a block to be made from her Carpenter Star HSTs is her block  This is actually much brighter in person, with the rain outside (  :0 yay! ) I wasn't able to take a better picture outside.

I love the fabrics she chose but am dutifully placing the scraps back in the envelope to send her, lol!  She tells us this will be for a King size quilt...I am looking forward to seeing that :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bowl - ing

I'm not in this hop, going to sit one out but the dot one is coming up and my day is September 17th...

Until then, hop with Carol and some bowls...I will certainly be checking them out!

Master list here

Look to Quilt Taffy for the master list on the next hop...
 Sew we quilt

Friday, August 10, 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway Winner

So now to find out who won all this cool stuff!

First, thanks for all your kind comments, they made my week  :)

Congrats to the winner, Vickie, Mr. Random's pick #35...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! I've been a follower for a while now and just love to check in when you post. What a great giveaway you are having.

I have sent Vickie an email, and will send out her prize as soon as she sends me her address!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to Mario QAL

So here is the Man, Mario finished to go with Boo, so now two down and only 10 more blocks to go, lol!

If you want the patterns and to join in the fun click on the Mario button on the sidebar or click here to go to Angela's blog.
I am using Pellon P44F to stabilize these and am liking the results.  I think I will want to use a light batting though to compensate for the heaviness added by the stabilizer...and quilting it may be tough...

The reason I haven't accomplished much lately is that I have been organizing my sewing space and we went on vacation for a few days to this beautiful space...

So the spot above is known as "Fat Woman's Squeeze"...enough said...

This is Rock Bridge...
Couldn't resist this shot in the morning.
My boys headed down "the squeeze"

And this is my new nod to organization, IKEA Alex style...still much work to be done organizing in the drawers but I managed to get the things put together and in my room...a bit of an accomplishment in itself.  I am newly acquainted with IKEA as I went visiting the Chicago area this summer and kind of bumped into the place :)
If you are a follower, and haven't entered my Blogiversary giveaway, you have until August 10th, you can find the post here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

It's My Party and a Giveaway is in Order!!

Happy Blogiversary to me,
                        Happy Blogiversary to me....

What a fun year this has been, my friends,  I have enjoyed sharing my quilting experiences with you!  And, wow!  100+ followers, what a kind compliment!

In order to say thanks for joining me on this journey, I invite my followers to comment in this post to be entered to win "a few of my favorite things".  One comment each, please.  The only rule is you must be a follower, new followers as well as international are welcome :)

Here are the goodies to be won:
 1.  Moda Charm pack of Sweetwater's mama said SEW!
 2.  Moda Charm pack Bella Solids 
 3.  Moda Mini charm pack of Brannock & Patek's Renewal
 4.  Living Crafts magazine Summer 2012
 5.  BH&G magazine Storage Summer 2012
 6.  2 small spools Aurifil thread
 7.  Small travel felt pincushion made by me
I was so excited to find the Mama Said Sew at my lqs, I know this has to be my favorite line ever!! Beautiful black, white,grey, and red and the most wonderful texty fabric!

Good Luck, I will draw on August 10th.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Last Day for Think Christmas Blog Hop and the Winner of my Drawing

Thanks to all who entered the drawing for a charm pack of Flurry, I had over 200 of you leave comments!  Wow!

I had my son pick a number between 1 and 202 and he chose number 127 which is
Very good tutorial! Of the last 3 blocks, I prefer the 1st one (tiny print w/ green swirly large print)It just grabs me.I love Straight No Chaser group-but don't own any of their music. And Kate Spain, Flurry,is a favorite of mine. I like the song, 'Mary, did you know?'
as one of my top picks for Christmas. And I understand the engineeric mind set, having married one BUT don't hold it against me that I attended IU!

Congrats to GG, I will email you of your win and will send out your prize as soon as you send me your address!

Make sure to stop back tomorrow for my 100+ giveaway, blogiversary post.  There is a nice prize pack involved...

And, be sure to visit these ladies for the last day of the Think Christmas Blog Hop, I know I will :)