Winner, winner, …..

Hello there!

I hope you have all been enjoying a beautiful week full of crafty goodness! Here, our Fall temperatures have returned, thank goodness, and we have enjoyed some gorgeous days. Mind you, some of them were rather miserable, like the day we went to a parade and the wind gusts were terrible and it was rather chilly, but I would rather see that than summer temperatures by the end of October! Apparently our temps might actually drop to the freezing mark by tomorrow…BRRRRR! Bring on the fireplaces and the hot cocoa and the quilts! Speaking of quilts, a few weeks ago I pulled all my Fall-themed quilts and decorated for the season:

I also still have this one lying over the back of the sofa:013It doesn’t match the Fall color scheme, but I love it so much I couldn’t bear to put it away yet….( for more info on the pattern you can click here).

This past week I didn’t get anything else done on my Cozy Christmas sew-along...sad…you just know that I will get this far and then forget all about those blocks and NOT finish that quilt, don’t you?! PLEASE ask me about that quilt, and BUG me about it, until I relent and finish it! Promise? I really want that hanging this year!

I did manage to work on a few Christmas gifts however! My sister had commented how much she loved my little snowman from Lori’s pattern004and she should know by now that you don’t tell me that you “LOVE” anything, because that means I will make it for you..:). So I ended up making her her very own snowman in pillow form ( I don’t think she reads my blog on a regular basis, so I can let you all have a sneak peek!)011Isn’t he sweet? I actually like him better than the original ( might be the eyes…the first one looks like he is dead..hahaha). Anyway, I decided to make this pillow “medallion style” so I just added pieces here and there until I got to the desired size.002That was SO much fun to do! I think I have to do more projects in this manner! Anyway, here are some pics of the pillow construction in progress ( I just love making an envelope backing~ makes it look so professional)

And here is the final product! So sweet, right?!

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While I was on a roll, I decided to make my niece a pillow as well. I had done one embroidery of the Bee-autiful sew along on Facebook and I used it to make this pillow for her:

Two presents done, one more to go! Good for me 🙂

Alright, now for the exciting part! Last week I showed you my give-away and this week I am announcing the winner of this sweet little quilt pattern:007I stuck all your names in a cup and drew out……041Laurel Lee! Congrats, Laurel Lee! I hope you have fun with your pattern 🙂 If you didn’t win this time, no worries, I bought a few other goodies and will be giving those away soon!

MAN!! Sometimes I go to write a new blog post and I wonder if I have enough to write about, and before you know it, my posts are too long already and I haven’t even talked about everything yet! So here is a quick end to my post: IhavebeenworkingonsomesamplesandwewenttoanantiquesshopandIfoundbuttonsandthissweetvintagefabricandIsignedupfortheSewSamplerboxfromFatQuarterShopandIloveitandmyroomneedstidyingintheworstwayandIlovemypupeventhoughheALWAYSlaysinmyway!

Did you get all that? Hahah, until next time!

 

Exciting news!

f622ec11-8248-41f3-8d62-4081a70f8391Hello again,

It hasn’t been all that long since I published my last post but I am so excited to share with you that I will be a featured blogger in an upcoming Block of the Month program! I am so excited and have been busy planning my colors and materials I want to use. I hope that all of you will join in the fun too! You can sign up here and you can follow along on facebook too, once it all gets started ( we won’t start until June so there is plenty of time).

The best part about it is that it is all completely FREE! If you have never done a sew-along, they are so much fun! You can share photos of your work and you will get to see other people’s work, plus the different guest bloggers will show you their versions of the blocks too. What I like about this quilt is that you can choose whether you want to just piece, piece and applique, or piece and embroider the different blocks, so you can make it fit you and your wants/ needs/ desires/skill levels…

Well, I’m off to work on my blocks now so that they are ready for you when  the time comes….go on, sign up, you know you want to!

Until next time!