Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my followers who celebrate.  To those of you who do not, may your day be just as happy as everyone else.  Here's hoping you have a day filled with family, fun, love, and maybe some peace - for your sanity!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Snowman Mini Quilt

For our January meeting of Green Bay Modern Quilt Guild, we will be working on making these snowman mini quilts!  Last months meeting we learned how to make hexagon flowers, so the task this month was to make a white, or color of their choice, hexagon flower during the month.  I emailed out a supply list so we can create these!

Isn't he a cutie?  He is my second ever hexagon flower that I've made.  So happy we had someone demo this for us, as I've wanted to learn it for quite a while.

We will be just making the snowman and practicing applique this month at the meeting.  They will be able to add any embellishments they see fit during the month at home.  In February, we will have a drawing for those that complete their snowman mini quilt, and they will get fabric and other goodies.  It's a surprise!! 

For the mini quilt I made a "faux binding", just made the backing 2 inches bigger all around and folded over the edges.  Here is a close up of the corner, I think it turned out well!




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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pay it Forward


I love the thought of sharing some handmade treats with a blogging friend and also getting surprises in my mailbox to boot.  Don't you?

Are you interested in joining the Pay it Forward Handmade game?

Details:

1. I will make something for the first 3 people to comment.  It will be a surprise and arrive when you least expect it.
2. I will have 365 days to do it in.
3. You must play too! Post this on your blog after you comment on my post.  So, you must have a blog.  It doesn't have to be quilty - just a handmade gift.
4.  Feel free to join the Flickr group to see what else is being sent!
5. Follow me, if you don't already.

If you would like, in your comment include some likes/dislikes, color choices, wants, etc so I can get to know you better and send you an item suited to you.
p.s. I'm participating from Harriet Homemaker Strikes Again.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My First Flower!

Yes, it still has the basting threads in it in the picture.  Oopsie!  But here it is, my very first hexagon flower! <3 I love it!!







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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Busy busy

It was my birthday this past Saturday, so I've been busy with birthday celebrations.  Friday we had a family dinner and it was fun!  Saturday I got a date out with the hubby, which always makes for a nice time.  Sunday night we had another family dinner  :D

I've been browsing new blogs for Sew Mama Sews giveaway day.  Also been baking up a storm! After this week I will be less busy, so I can post some pretty fabrics and pictures.  <3

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Quilted Name Tag

For our quilt guild meeting this coming Thursday, we are having a quilted name tag challenge.  Here is what I whipped up tonight, using this tutorial loosely, for my name tag.  This was my first time attempting machine sewn binding, I am a hand sew kinda girl, and I'm not sure I liked it.  I feel like you can see all my little oopsies!  But in spite of that....I LOVE IT!

 Isn't a cutie? It's about 3.5 inches...now just to figure how to make it a name tag so I can wear it.  Any ideas??

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Catching up on blocks

I'm all caught up with my blocks now, thank goodness! Feeling guilty for being behind was a terrible thing!  Here are some pictures of the latest blocks I mailed out.  I still have blocks this month to make, and am determined to stay on the ball!

For Block Swap Adventure - Nov.

For Lets Bee Together - Nov.  We paper pieced the HST's.  Was fun!

For Orange You Glad Bee - Nov.  Was a step out of my comfort zone.  Hope she likes em!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my US readers, a Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope that it was a day filled with fun, family, tradition, and best of all - good food.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Spray Basting Vs Pins

Which is your preference? I use both, depending on the size of the quilt.  I love the ease of spray basting, but hate that it can get other places sticky - which creates a need to mop the floors more often!!  I hate trying to spray a large quilt tho, as I feel I can't get it quite accurate.  Pinning is the way to go then for me.  So how do you baste your quilts?  The same? Opposite? Only one method or the other? I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions!

I'd show you what I just basted, but it's a Christmas surprise!!!









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Sunday, November 6, 2011

How I'm Feeling...

This isn't a quilty post, just a quick update on how I'm feeling.  Which is good.  The surgery was successful, I am healing up nicely, and I am going back to work on Monday.  I was even able to catch up on sewing some of my blocks, so later this week I will post pictures of what I've done.  I apologize again to those who I was late to, but thankfully everyone was understanding.  More and more I love the quilty and bloggy and flickr friends that I have met!  They are all great, and supportive, and understanding.

Happy weekend to you, my lovely readers.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

I've been a bad swapper...and an update

It's true, I've been a bad swapper.  I am a month behind on my bee blocks! I apologized to my hostess, and am trying to get caught up.  For some reason, in addition to not finding time, the block is stumping me.  It's a bunch of HSTs, but I feel like I can't get them perfect.  It is halfway sewn now, so hopefully this weekend I can work on it, depending on how I feel.

I just had gall bladder surgery this past Thursday.  Thank you to my friends and family members who have been keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.  My recovery, so far, is going well. The pain medication is definetly helping, and so is a lot of rest and sleep.  Unfortunately, my sleeping schedule is off so I am now awake at 2:30am blogging this.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hot Pads

I have been replenishing hot pads at the house...they are fun to make! Here is a quick one that I whipped up the other day for my MIL.  She loves cats.


 It's a wonky coin stack block that I made - double sided - straight line quilting.  I also made 2 for fall, and will be making more.  They are my latest addiction!! <3


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winner of My Memories Suite Software








Random number generator picked number 14!!
Pam said...
I tweeted your giveaway. @nalaxu

Pam is our lucky winner! Email me your information so I can pass it on and we can get you your software! Thanks to everyone for entering.

Don't forget, if you didn't win, you can still purchase software with my discount code:
As a special, for you my dear readers, they are giving us a coupon code! This code is good for $10 off the purchase of My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store!!  That's a $20 Value FREE!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another My Memories Page

Here is another page I made using the My Memories scrapbooking software.


 If you want to enter the giveaway for the My Memories software, there is still time! Go here and enter!!




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Thursday, September 15, 2011

MY MEMORIES GIVEAWAY!!!

Have you heard of the My Memories scrapbooking software? If not, you NEED to read this!

Today we are having a giveaway...the lovely people at MyMemories are giving one lucky reader a chance to win the software! Let me tell you, you don't want to pass this up!
I've had the software a day or two now, and have played with it some.  It is sooo simple to make a cutsie page and arrange your photos.  So far I have just played with making scrapbook pages, very simple, but for me it's a huge deal! I absolutely love it! Check out this one I made for my son:

 I literally whipped this page up in less than ten minutes! And look at how adorable it is! There are a ton of packs, papers, and extras that you can get to customize your pages.  This really is some great software that can make a scrapbooker out of anyone!

As a special, for you my dear readers, they are giving us a coupon code!  This code is good for $10 off the purchase of My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store!!! That's a $20 value free! 
To take advantage of this use this coupon code:
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Now for the giveaway details:
1 Entry for a comment telling me which pack you love from here
1 Entry for commenting that you follow My Memories blog
1 Entry for commenting that you follow my blog
1 Entry for commenting that you like My Memories on Facebook
 1 Entry for commenting that you blogged about this giveaway.
1 Entry for commenting that you facebook or tweeted about this giveaway.
That's a total of 6 entries possible!

This giveaway will be open until Sept 24th, Saturday, when I will pick a winner.



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Thursday, September 8, 2011

I am so nervous! Tonight is our first meeting of the GBMQG  - Green Bay Modern Quilt Guild!

I have a survey to hand out to everyone, and am planning on tonight being more of a meet and greet.  I'm even  baking cookies! Lots and lots of chocolate chip cookies. (And maybe one or two will make it in my belly :D )
I am hoping we get the turn out I am expecting...but it's still nerve wracking.  I have this irrational fear that people will not like me, and therefore the guild will fail.  Terrible, I know.

Enough ranting.  Let's celebrate! Monday I start my new job! That means less sewing time, but more money in.  So...maybe a bigger fabric stash??? ;)
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I have this project that I've been working on, it's a semi surprise for a Christmas present!


I also have this that I've done a little work on.  I'm not sure I'm in love with it, how I planned sewing it, so it's sitting here staring at me for not working on it!!!

The other WIP I have is a potential job! I go tomorrow for another interview, but from the sound of it I'll be starting September 12th! Go me! :D



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Monday, August 29, 2011

Is it really almost Sept?

I can't believe it! How time flies! It seems the summer barely started, and now we are almost coming to a close! I haven't got as much sewing, that I can show you, done as I want to.  But I do have some exciting things coming up in September! The first meeting of the Green Bay Modern Quilt Guild will be September 8th! I am so excited and nervous for this to happen!  If anyone reading is close - feel free to stop by! We'd love to see you there! :D

Hopefully will get a good WIP Wednesday post up this week.  Have some things in the works that I can show you. (The rest are Christmas gifts, so I can only post sneaky pictures not the whole project.)

Happy Monday all my lovelies!!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Head on over to my friends blog...

She is having a great giveaway!  Go here and enter for some awesome digital scrapbooking program!  Check it out and tell her I sent you! :D



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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Everett loves my quilt


He cuddles up with my quilt while he watches his new favorite movie "Despicable Me".  Now I suppose I'll have to make myself a new quilt ;)

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Table Runner


Here are pictures of my UFO Table Runner Finished!  How exciting!!






So now I have a cardinal Christmas Table Runner...waiting for it to be Christmas to display! :) 

I quilted this doing an echo quilting around the panels, and stitch in the ditch around the triangles.




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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UFO Club

I joined a UFO club at one of my local quilt shops - we meet once a month for 3 hours and work on any projects we want! Yesterday I cut out and sewed a cardinal table runner - that I bought 2 Christmases ago.  This poor neglected table runner top is now finished, and is waiting for my to bind and quilt it.  I will post pictures soon, I have newfound motivation to get this table runner finished! :D


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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

UFO Finish

Phew! This poor UFO has taken a while to finish.  It was first supposed to be a Christmas gift for my husband.  Then it was supposed to be a birthday gift for him in January.  He finally got it this fathers day...thank goodness I finally finished it.  I love it, now that it is finished.  Love the fabrics, love the design, love the quilting.  It is one of my favorites that I've done.  Even better, Kurt loves it!





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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Purple Purse

I whipped up another purse for my MIL this weekend - this one was purple, and had tons of pockets! The pattern was called super mini plenty of pockets tote.  I really like how the front turned out with the buttons.  This purse has 4 pockets on each lining side, so 8 pockets inside, and 2 outside for 10 total! I hope that's enough pockets for her! :D






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