Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's all about Me....... blog hop

It's Thrusday the 21st sew.......
It's my turn to share with you what I have done with the fun little pattern that Amy Bradley share with us.
There have been some great projects created sew far and what imagination some of the creators have.
Sew without further ado here is my little project.

I could only fine one stripped fabric in my stash, sew I also quilted on the bias to add a little more.
I did add a couple little touches with the brass spool of thread and of course I seamed to always have a threaded needle attached to myself when working on a project, sew my lady has one too.I changed up the hair just a wee bit with my bangs and added prairie points and buttons to fame her up.
                                                               my bias backing

Here is the list of today's blogger's be sure to stop by and have a visit with them too.
Thursday, February 21

In Stitches and Seams ( that's me )

I have a little give away sew if you leave a comment and you can get in on the draw, which will be at the end of the hop( if you are a non reply commenter I will not be able to contact you )
                                                 a charm pack and a quilters deck of cards

Thank you to Madame Samm, Marlene and Amy for all the work that goes into a blog hop.I know it take a lot of time and talent to get things to run as smoothly as they seam to us out here.
Thanks for stopping
in stitches

Anniversary give away

and the winner is Flo from Butterfly quilting and I should have that off to her shortly.
thanks sew much for stopping by my blog over the last two years.
in stitches

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Machine repaired....... again

Talk about trouble with a machine. I have had some troubles with my Pfaff machine almost from day one . I have finally had the mother board change in it and it was sewing much better but then my thread sensore quit working .....back to the shop... and it proved to be  a headache for them as well. .... as it would work when all apart but when it was all together again it would they replace the mother board again and sew far all looks and works good. I am planing on  some sewing tonight to test it out a little more.  Finger crossed.  It's a great machine and I am glad to have it home again.
I am very glad that it is still under warranty..... make sure you all check to see what type of warranties your machines have especially if they are new and computer based. And make sure you have them tuned up before it's done, as well as a regular tune up and cleaning.

But what else have I been up to ....
still testing out a pattern for Marci Baker ( I'll let you know when the pattern is ready )
and working on a grad gown  ( lining done and ready for a fitting) I am liking how it is coming along. It has been a challenging pattern as it came cut to the size they thought would fit with out any directions, seam allowances or hemming allowance , no notion list etc. But I think I have it figured out. It helped when the one night I laid out all the pattern pieces on the kitchen floor to put the puzzle together.

I have another quilt all finished and ready for a new home.I know I have a few more that need to get quilted sew I am sure I will be  practicing my FMQ as I test out the above machine.
Now I am off to check out afew of the bloggers in the Hop going on over on Sew WE Quilt
in stitches

It's All About Me !! Blog hop starts today !!!

and it's all about you too
here is the schedule for the hop sew that you all can see what we have all created with the pattern from Amy Bradley......I'm sure there will be some giggles withthis hop and maybe s few give aways too.

Tuesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 20

Thursday, February 21

In Stitches and Seams    ( that's me )

Friday, February 22

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

Wednesday, February 27

Thursday, February 28

My post will be on the 21st see you then.
in stitches

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day ......

Valentines Day marks my blogging anniversary, it's been 2 years since I first thought I would try to do this blogging  thing. I have learned a lot along the way and met a lot of great quilters and non quilters on this journey.
I will be having a little give away to celebrate , sew if you leave a comment I will include you in the draw please leave a way for me to contact you if you are a non reply commenter. Draw will be made Sunday, Feb. 17th.

I feel that I  have done a lot of growing as a quilter in these last 2 years and have stepped out of my comfort zone as well. I am a quite and shy person, but I have learned to speak up and out. I  have even been a guest speaker. I have taught more classes on quilting and post cards, still learning to use that camera of mine( work in progress ) and designing more ( and that lead to the McCall's Quilt Design Star 2012 , watch for the May/June issue of McCall's for the finalists and winners in both categories ) I have even taken part of a few blog hops with some great themes. Watch for the lists for next weeks hop, I'll try to post it for Friday.

some of the goodies in
 my give away

I have a few more post cards to share from the swap and even a extra from one of the gals on this end of the swap a sewing / quilting buddy from Regina.
I think almost all the post cards have been delivered and enjoyed. I have heard that there are one or two that are taking just a little longer to get to there new homes.
                                                             this one is from Carol

                                                        This one is from Brenda
                                              and  from Isabelle
                                                      and one from my good friend Sheila

Here is a group shot of my lovely Valentines...... Thanks sew much Ladies

Sew thanks sew much for stopping by my little blog and spending part of your day with me.
I hope to continue my blog and share what's going on in my quilting life and even a little on the non quilting life too.
In Stitches

And I should not forget that I did get our son's quilt delivered this weekend as well

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

a little more mail :)

A few more post cards have arrived in the mail. Such a wonderful collection I have be receiving in the mail. The ladies have such great ideas for the post cards I can hardly wait to share them with you all and some of my friends .... thanks sew very much for the special cards ....
A lovely PP post card from


wonderful little hearts hanging in the trees....
made by

Each card is special to me and shows me how we all connect through things we love. I think we should or could do this again for Easter or maybe even St. Patty's Day .....
Thanks for letting me share my mail with you today I do have a couple more to come sew keep watching
in stitches

Monday, February 4, 2013

a weekend of stitches and seams

I had a great week filled with stitches and seams ...I finished a loopy scarf for myself

and did some sewing , testing a pattern for one of the quilt designers that I enjoy.
I call this one Snakes and Ladders

I even designed a quilt with the ruler and technique. I think I will add a set of eyes in the border just keeping a eye on things ... pun
 I'll wait to show the patterns tested for the designer, ( I would like to get the okay from the designer.)
I still have one more that I want to try out.
I have the costumes half done, just the shirts ... they are all cut and ready to go.
Have a great day/ evening
in stitches

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weekend projects

Well this week end I hope to get a little more done with the dance costumes, as well as testing a pattern for one of the quilt designers that I like to follow and use there patterns...... hint Hollow Cubes is one of their designs.I will share what I have been doing with this pattern when I get the okay to do sew. I still have to do the label for the Hollow Cubes quilt for our son, it has been taking too long just to do that sew I think I will put it on the top of my list.
I also hope to enjoy some of that sunshine that's out there today as well.
I do not think the ground hog saw it's shadow and spring is on it's way ...... either way 6 more weeks of winter.....
Sew I hope you all have a great weekend
in stitches

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mail... coming and going

My little post office box has been busy today ....
I received 4 fabric post cards from some of the gals in Nova Scotia .

a cute pieced heart
 ( Paper Pieced / a mended heart sew to speak)
with accent stitching.
made by Becky

 a strippie paper pieced heart ( I think)
with a cute little border
made by Carol McN.
just lovely cards ladies thank you sew much , I can hardly wait to see what next will bring.

stacked hearts and in a row
great accent stitching
made by Donna

 a lovely little stitchery
made by Joanne
We all where to mail them by the end of January sew that we would have our Valentine post cards to enjoy before Valentine's Day arrived.
Sew here is the cluster of post cards I put in the mail. I hope they arrive early next week.

Thanks sew much ladies for your lovely post cards, I  look forward to collecting my mail next week.
Have a great weekend ..... happy stitching
in stitches