Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bee in my Bonnet

Have you ever visited Lori Holt's blog? If you love applique and just reading fun posts check her out. I just added her button to my blog.....I am getting good at this!

She is having an awesome giveaway (yes I found another one!) so visit when you can!

Fun Day with my 4 year old

Well, I did manage to applique a few leaves on my block but my boy wanted to do projects too! He is always busy with me when I craft anything. I love the time we spend like this and have sworn I will never choose sewing over playing....... So we spent a great day decoupaging wooden boxes I bought really cheap ($0.25) at Michaels Craft Store about a year ago oh and did some finger painting too. He made his grandma and big sister Valentines cards from hand prints and then sat down and "embroidered" with me. His father rolls his eyes when our boy wants to sew but I remind him of Rosie Greer (for my young reader he was a BIG burly football player from the 70s) who knitted!

I may not have finished my blocks but I had a much better day with my little guy. I will take pictures next time!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Almost Done with 2 of my BOM blocks!

Besides posting about all the giveaways I have been sewing! I am just about done with my Retro 9 January block and my Consider the Lilies January block....just in time for the February blocks! I am also just about done with an apron I am making....I have always loved aprons. They remind me of being a little kid and wearing my grandma's. They had a drawer full in the kitchen, some were full, some were like tops with snaps and some just half aprons. She had some everday, holiday and some "fancy" for when she cooked with company. The ladies back then knew how to do things right! So in her memory, I am making my own collection this year.

Fire Hooping??? The Quilty Home!

Jen at the Quilty Home celebrated her 30th birthday by offering her followers a gift!

Which is so nice BUT - she not only quilts (and hula hoops) she FIRE HOOPS!! Yes just like you see on TV! Check it out!


Blushing Rose Blog

Visiting Blushing Rose's blog is like taking a small restful break in my day, the music, the beautiful inspiration sayings and the feeling like you have just stopped to have tea with a friend fills me with a peaceful feeling. Thank you Marydon!

There is an amazing giveaway there right now too. A gorgeous teacup and saucer with a tea cozy (even a sachet of golden sugar). A bonus to visiting and having a small escape from the day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Freckled Whimsy is having a giveaway REAL link!

Why can't I get this right!! Here is Freckled Whimsy's link!

Great Day and Freckled Whimsy Giveaway

What a nice day I had. We picked up my step-children and went to visit my mother-in-law. Our nieces were there and I made a birthday cake for my brother-in-law's birthday. I have to say I am blessed with the nicest MIL anyone could ever wish for. My husband has 6 brothers and each are nicer than the next. I did marry the best though! Our son is 4, my girls are 23 and 25 and my step-children are 13 and 15 so we have each age group covered LOL! My son had a blast with our nieces who are 6 and playing hide-n-seek with my BIL (who is 47!)

Got home and just about finished my Retro 9 BOM's 1st block - YIPPEE!

If you haven't already done so - go check Karrie Lynn's blog - it is her 1st blogiversary and she is having a GREAT fabric giveaway today - drawing is tomorrow (Monday) so hurry!

Talk to you tomorrow!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Link to Stray Stitches

Boy I need to get better at this! Here is the link....I hope! LOL

Some stitching and check out Stray Stitches Blog!

I finally found some great projects that I can do without pain! Blue Bird Quilts Retro Nine Patch BOM and Val Laird's Consider the Lilies BOM (and I just picked out the fabric for Jenny's BOM at Elefanz - Givin Thanks!) I had been a little blue because my health issues had seemed to really put a crimp in sewing/quilting on a machine since the pressure of using the foot pedal caused pain but these projects are great! I can do them by hand and even with the carpal tunnel, they have been pain free so far! YEAH!!!

There is a great giveaway going on at Stray Stitches...follow the link to read all about it!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oops - here is the link!

Another great giveaway!

Jennifer from Sewplicity is having a wonderful give-away! Follow the link!

What pretty fabric - good luck!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Leona's Quilting Adventure!

Leona has a great quilting blog here......

She is celebrating 300 followers with a giveaway, $25 to Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you Leona! You just need to be a follower - new or old to enter! Go visit!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I just won on Val Laird's site!

I just won this great pattern.....

from a giveaway on Val Laird's blog. Val is a very talented designer and she has also just launched a new FREE BOM.....

Val lives n Queensland Australia and luckily was not affected by the tragic flooding that is going on now, but there are so many people whose lives where devastated. She has a few links on her site that will bring you to pages to help them.

Enjoy your day!