Saturday, December 31, 2011

Crazy Quilting Journal Project

I am ready for the New Year
with a new project.
For those of you not familiar
with CQJP, it is an annual
challenge issued to needle
workers/artists to create a
major crazy quilt project in
a 12 month period.  There
are guidelines to follow and
monthly photo submissionsto be made.
You have seen me create a
block  or hearts for Round Robins
or a Swap, but not a full
I have completed the piecing
of 12 blocks.  The fabrics are
mostly silk with a lightweight
linen and a cotton or two.

The colors are cream and
lavender.  I have been
collecting threads, silk
ribbon and beads to
use for the embellishing.

 I have my needles and I am
ready to stitch the New Year in!

Love to all,

Thursday, December 29, 2011

What Will Your Word Be?

Jillayne and Laurie have each mentioned
the same topic on recent blog posts.
"Find a word that inspires you."
A word that for the next year, can
bring to mind a dream, a hope or
a goal.
Coming up with a word sounds easy first. 
Suztats left Jillayne a comment that
said her word would be "Industrious".
Wow, what a word, but that word would
never work for me.  I am just too lazy for
such a word.
"Believe", has long been a favorite word
of mine.  But, using that word would
 be a bit of a cop out.
I need a new word, a word that speaks
to my soul.  A word I can live up to.
So, for the next few days I will be thinking.
Thinking of a word that I can pin to my
inspiration board.  A word that can be
taped to my bathroom mirror, so I will
see it every morning.
Maybe, a word that can have a different
adjective added to it each month. Jillayne
has a friend that chose "Gratitude" for her
word and will add an adjective to her word
 each month such as "Joyful Gratitude".
 I think this is a great idea, as it gives
 new meaning to your word and allows
 you to thoroughly explore your word.
Give it some thought and try to come
up with a word that can be yours
for the next year. I will
announce mine on
New Years Day.
What will your word be?

Love to all,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RR Blocks In The Mail

I have completed the blocks for the RR with
the Shawkl Group. 
I recently won this wonderful
assortment of elegant fabrics.
had this beautiful
Thearica  of
was giving it away.
is still available on Carolyn's Site.
The fabrics are beautiful and I think
I will make a stocking using them. 
 Really there are enough fabrics
 and embellishments
to make 2 stockings.
Thearica is always having wonderful
giveaways.  She is also organizing
a fun time for crazy quilters.
You may like to participate in her
Showcase !  She will be having
daily giveaways and prizes.

Love to all,

Pigtales and Quilts: Calling ALL Crazy Quilters!! - Are You Getting Ready For The Show?

Pigtales and Quilts: Calling ALL Crazy Quilters!! - Are You Getting Ready For The Show?

Monday, December 26, 2011

I Got A Scarf...Now What?

Check out this cute video!


Now for some major inspiration:
I'm on the list and you can be too!
This link will take you there.

Love to all,

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas To All

For we have seen His star in the East
 and have come to worship Him." (NIV)

Love to all,

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Worth Waiting For

Marie was having a celebration. 
 A big celebration 1000 posts and 40 months of blogging! 
 To celebrate she had a Giveaway .
I was the lucky winner!

I opened the box to find this beautiful
Her artwork is amazing!
Then the fun of opening all the
 little treasures Marie had packaged,
in dress making pattern paper.
Look at this sweet pincushion
she made in a pecan shell!
Also, included were these 
vintage candy making molds.
I love these and will be using them as
 holiday decorations in my kitchen.  
Marie, thank you for all of these wonderful things.
I have put the box in my sewing room and it looks
right at home!
Marie is active on

Where I follow her.
I titled this post "Worth Waiting For" as Marie's dear
 Father-In-Love passed away. I told her to send
the package when things had settled down.
 Marie wrote many posts on how special he was.
She hoped he would find peace in the fact
 the Lord was waiting with open arms
to carry him home. 


Another "Worth Waiting For" came from Kathy!
Kathy was celebrating 450 followers!
Kathy creates the most beautiful beaded
 Czech Glass Dragonfly Buttons.
She has an Etsy shop where she sells
the buttons and buttons that have been
beaded like the one I received.
Beading is not her only talent.
She is a Crazy Quilter extraordinaire
and  has a book published!
If that were not enough...she hand dyes lace motifs
and sent me several of those as well!

Kathy is hosting a stitching swap.  A group of us
each created 3 blocks.  Kathy will be stitching
on one and the other 2 go out to members
of the group.  In February our blocks will come
back to us, beautifully embellished!
Since Kathy would be mailing me blocks
I asked her to wait and mail the
beaded button at the same time.
Thank you Kathy, I love the button and will
create a special project to showcase it.

Worth waiting for, yes indeed! 

Love to all,

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Excuse Me! Did You Call Me A Floozie!

Michelle sent this floozie!  What a great idea.

Lorraine sent this sweet heart!  My daughter thought it looked
like something I had made.  I guess Lorraine and I are on the
same wavelength as my ornaments were felt too!
Laura (who does not have a blog) sent this beautiful button wreath.
How did she find so many green buttons!

It was a fun swap and I am glad I participated.

Love to all,
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