Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Winners of the Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway!!

Thank you so much to all of you that left such thoughtful and heart-rendering comments!!  This disease is very close to my heart and this is just my small way of bringing the subject to the attention of thousands, both here and on my Facebook page (close to 6,000 people were reached with this little giveaway)!!

The two winners are:

TheEclecticAbuela who said "Self-exams are so easy--just do it!"


Peggy over at WisconsinQuilting who said "Hats off (so to speak) to those wonderful people I've encountered in the medical field who handle patients with breast cancer -- they understand."

Ladies, if you will email me at and give me your snail mail addresses, I'll get your gifts in the mail immediately!!

Again, thank you to all who took the time to ponder this important issue and leave a comment!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Day GIVEAWAY!!

In honor of all the work that is being done to eradicate breast cancer, I am giving away a yard of fabric to two individuals!!

The yard includes a FQ of the following:

Kaffe Fassett August Rose in the Magenta color way
Moda Bella Solid in Dark Pink
Moda Essentail Dots in Light Pink
Moda Bump to Baby Dots in Pink

I will pick two winners Wednesday night using our handy dandy True Random Number Generator!!

To enter, please leave a thoughtful comment relating to Breast Cancer.

For additional chances to win you can follow me (one entry) and you can "like" my Facebook page (here) for an additional chance to win!!

Hope you are all taking care of yourselves!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday's Smile!!

My Snowball Quilt Top is Done . . .

I got the Snowball quilt that was on my design wall during last week's workshop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably done ~

Now, some of you are saying, hey wait, that's not a snowball quilt, it's just a bunch of squares sewn together.

That's true at this point in the quilt, but  the picture below is what I am using for the corner stones and when I cut them up to add to the corners in typical snowball fashion, they lost their fun quirky look.

So, I decided that I am going to machine applique the cornerstones on with a very small buttonhole stitch and then I won't lose the look I am going for!!  I am so excited about this fun little quilt.

Now, I just have to decide what fabric to use for the borders!!  Whoo!  Hoo!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bucket List Dream Come True!!

Not too many times in our lives to we get the chnace to have a major dream come true, but I sure had the opportunity this past week when I was fortunate enough to attend a Kaffe Fassett Retreat down in Draper (Utah).

Oh, my gosh, I don't think I have ever had so much fun being away from home for 5 days!!

The first night we watched a slide show presentation by Kaffe.  We learned how he came to the world of textiles after starting with designing sweater and needlepoint patterns.  Afterwards, Kaffe and Brandon signed books!!  Lots and lots of books!!

This is Brandon Mably, Kaffe's cohort and a very, very funny man!!

The following are pictures of the work room during the two workshops I attended:

The energy was electric for two full days and into the night.

This quilt was a modern version of the Sunny Snowball workshop on Friday.

This is Yrta from Taos, New Mexico.  She was a hoot and her quilts were so dramatic - just like her!!

This is my roommate, Laurie with her second Snowball quilt!!  She was darling, sweet and full, full, full of youthful energy!!  Laurie came all the way from New Orleans.

Our retreat was the first one at Quilter's Lodge, which did not get completed before we started the retreat.  The gutters were being poured during the last day of the retreat.  We all got to put our hand prints into the wet concrete to commerate the first retreat held at this gorgeous Lodge ~

I have more pictures but I took them on my camera and since I am nowhere near as smart as my smart phone, I need to figure out how to get them off the camera and onto my computer!!  So stay tuned for pictures of more of the quilt tops from both workshops!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitchin' . . .

I decided that I would work both socks up at the same time so that when the first one was done, I would almost be done with the second one!!  That way I don't have to walk around the house with one sock on and one sock off!!

I'll be linking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday link!!  Lots of fun stuff over there!!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday's Smile!!

Me at my Kaffe Retreat

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitchin'

I got lots done on my beautiful little Angel today!!

And here is a close-up of all the French knots on the wings!!

I am going to link up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts!  Go check out all the fun goodies everyone is working on!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitchin'

Several months ago a dear friend and I were out walking our dogs and she spoke about how she was having some struggles with her faith.  Well, I found this wonderful stitchery that I hope will remind her that we all have angels watching over us  ~

It has really been fun working on an embroidery project again!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Twenty Sock Started and One completed!!

Well, yay, yay, yay!!  I have been trying to make socks for years and I must have at least 20 partial sock (not sockS) laying around the house in nooks and crannies!!

I have never been able to finish one - not a PAIR of socks yet, but one sock until now:

It's a little short in the length from the heel to the toe but it's DONE!!  And, miraculously enough, it LOOKS just like a sock!!  I am so excited!!

I have to go let Carol Fun over at The Polka Dot Chicken know as I have loved her socks for years!!  Now this one took me about a week of evening knitting, so I guess I have to wait another week or so to wear the pair out in public!!