Reading 1717 Blogs Daily!

  • Page 1 of 1626 ( posts )
November 30, 2015
Nelson and the Duke of Edinburgh Award from The House on the Side of the Hill

This year I am a Duke of Edinburgh assessor and Christine's son, Nelson, is the participant.  I am very proud of Nelson and his achievements.  For the Skills Section he decided to learn to quilt and elected to make Blankets of Love, which are small quilts given to parents of babies who have died at or around the time of birth as a lasting memento.  

Here he is with his quilts.
Well done Nelson, you are such a wonderful young man.
I found a brilliant tutorial on Big Stitch Hand Quilting and thought you might find it useful too ...

read more
Hello Everyone! and my Design Wall from Quilt Crazie

I know that its been too long since my last post, October 8, 2015, actually.  I would like to be Super Woman, but its just not possible.  So I have not blogged but have been taking care of my family first.
My husband made a major career change on October 5th.  My job has been to take over absolutely everything I can handle so he can study, go to class and learn his new job.  I have to say I am so impressed with him.  He really put his whole heart and soul into his training and he loves his ...

read more
Newsletter Heads Up from Quilty Habit

I really love compiling content and writing new articles every couple of weeks for The Wonky Press. Before the 5th issue goes out tomorrow morning, I want to make sure that I mention this on the blog!

If you've subscribed and haven't been getting the issues, please check your Promotions folder (if you are using gmail). If you want the email to appear in your primary inbox, drag or right click to move them to Primary (and make it permanent by clicking "yes" when the box pops up). You can see visuals of this right here on Mailchimp ...

read more
What's Up 11/30/15 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

Again I have my hands in too many pots at the moment. First I'd like to share what I did take down from the design wall this morning and that was the UFO I found. the split nine patch. 

It wasn't much to put together seeing how I had all the fabric and I just need to cut out that setting triangles and the sashing,  just needed to assemble.  Did that yesterday and it stayed up on the wall until this morning, then I took it down.

Then I put up another UFO.

 I would like to get ...

read more
Scraps Looking For A New Home! from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda

We've been very busy little fabric cutters here, and have once again generated a lot of scraps.  I love scraps and have plenty, so I'd like to send three boxes of fabric scraps to a good home!  

Do you know anyone who would like to adopt a box of scraps?  

Perhaps YOU would take delivery of one of my loaded boxes of fabric scraps??

Each of the three boxes are filled to the top with various sizes of scraps...all from a variety of my fabric lines with Marcus Fabrics.  And you know just how wonderful Marcus Fabrics ...

read more
not my Christmas sewing from Mrs Sew n' sew

It's the season of Christmas making and Christmas sewing.  I can't post about that stuff so looking back I see I haven't posted a couple of things.
I have enjoyed seeing online the Star a Day quilts using Karen Styles' pattern and templates.  I thought it would be the best portable handwork project ever. They're small stars -3 inches finished and I could make hundreds of them. 
They are handpieced.  I really believe that I should love handpiecing.  I love handsewing and I am usually okay with fiddly, small pieces.  However, I just don't love ...

read more
Allietare: Clue 1 from Stash Overflow

I showed my colors and fabric choices in an earlier post.

I part ways with Bonnie when I find other techniques that work better for me. A case in point is the EZ Angle ruler. I used it for a couple of earlier mysteries but was never happy with the results. I don’t know if my cutting and sewing aren’t quite compatible for accurate results or if it is something else. I do know that the pieces I cut weren’t always the same size. I think I turned the ruler wrong when trying to cut the other ...

read more
#BlackFriday and #CyberMonday Sales - Black Friday/Cyber Monday from Fingertip Shopping

For several years, I've been amazed with the steals and deals for quilting, sewing, and embroidery enthusiasts, as well as other hobbies, during Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  This post shares some that I have learned about this year, but I will be updating this post throughout the weekend, as I promised to not release some insights too early.  So, I hope you'll come back.

I also hope you'll find some good deals that interest you.  I have definitely spotted some great steals that I can't pass up for myself, as well as for gifts.

Current List ...

read more
Simple - That's how I roll from I Have A Notion

My eyeballs are raw from all the on-line shopping advertisements that lure me in only to find out the 70% off was on a pair of pants intended for a 1 legged frog!