Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shake Your PomPoms ....

Can you see my pompoms......
I had to think for  a little while  and ponder what would I like to make for this hop......
When I think of pompoms I think of the slippers I would wear as a child that someone would have knit for me and then the ones I would knit later on. But I knew that this should be made with fabric and quilted of course.
Sew what to do .....
                              Make a cute spring time tote....
                                                 Sew I made up a little pattern using some Daises with little pompoms centers. The teeniest pompoms I have ever made.
 I have a before and after pictures of the tote with the pompoms.


the Daisy's are smiling

I really like how the Daises look after they have the pompoms added. Just adds a little cuteness to them, and some fun too.Almost like they are smiling.

I'm Ready to go Shopping, are you??

 Thank you for stopping by my hop today. Be sure to follow along and check out the other blogs to see how everyone else shakes their Pompoms!!

April 24
              in stitches and seams   that me!
A special thanks to Mdm Samm and Thearica..... for putting this hop together and keeping us in a creative loop all year long. As well as some great give aways as well. Theraica has some Pompom makers in her shop sew stop by if you are sew inclined to give some of the ideas share a try.

To show my thanks I would like to have a little give away myself with the pattern for this little tote ( almost ready to print) and a couple other goodies . I will draw an extra winner this hop as this hop is happening around my birthday. Just leave a comment and let me know that you want to be included and good luck to you all.
I will try to reply to all your comments as I do read them all but I know that sometimes I do not have enough time to reply to each and every one.  I just love how we all connect through the blog hops.

Enjoy the hop ....
in stitches

supply list in hand

Today I received my supplylists for the classes I am taking at this years Stitches Conference  :)
now to go through my stuff and  see what I have and what I need to get.
I am sew looking forward to the classes. I love to learn new ways to do things. You never knows when you will find that ah moment and find a much easier way of doing part of your project.
And just a reminder the the Shake Your Pompoms  blog hop start in the morning.
Take care
     in stitches

Monday, April 22, 2013

New bolg hop this week

Here's the schedule for the next hop   SHAKE YOUR POMPOMS starting this week. We have such great ladies that keep us going with the hops. Sew whether you are participating or just stopping by, be sure to check them out .... you just might find a little inspiration to get creative while we wait for spring to get here. I hope you come back on the 24th to see what I have been up to for this hop.

April 24
April 25
April 26
April 29
April 30
 Take care  and sew a little something today.
in stitches

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

just working on my scraps ....

Well it's Wednesday again .... what have I been up to
scattered blocks in the sunshine

well I have almost 40 of those crazy scrappy blocks made and then I whipped up this little post card to sent to a sweet little girl that paid us a visit at work with her grandma.

I thought I would send her a little spring time posy in her favorite colors of pink and purple. Hope she likes it.
I will be linking up with The Needle and Thread Network ..... do stop in and see what everyone else has been up to.
in stitches

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesdays

Sew what have I been up to this week....
a little mending for my son while home for Easter and getting a start on a few crazy blocks for another scrappy quilt. The grad gown is ready for a fitting, sew I am just waiting for the young lady to call to set that up.
2 scrappy blocks

I have been trying to finish up a few other quilts started last year. I have been asked to enter into a art show with some of my smaller art type quilts.
Now that is great incentive to get them done.

I'm sew excited...
This has been a great year of firsts for me, with another that is on the news stands or at least in the mail box today.
The May/June issue of McCall's Quilting

it is showing everyone the winners as well as the 9 finalist's  in each category  from last years Quilt Design Star challenge.
It was a great experience and I would encourage you all to give designing a try and see where it could lead you. I also have been enjoying designing a few smaller items and have been working on the patterns for them as well.  The latest one should be ready later this month.
I will be linking up with Monika @ The Needle and Thread Network
Have a great week and sew up a storm.
in stitches