Saturday, September 29, 2012

Start of Embroidery Ledger

Here is the start to my Embroiderers Ledger Class that I am taking from Karen Ruane. She has the most beautiful work on her blog. You should go on over there and have a look see.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Playing With Charms

I had enough time this afternoon to play with the charms I have been working on. All of the blocks in this quilt will be random scrappy. I put all the charms inside a basket and pulled 7 charms for 7 rows for each block. I now have 20 sets of 49 charms for a total of 20 block A's for this quilt. I will still need to cut and make my B blocks next. Block A in progress..
First finished Block A for scrappy sv quilt......
This is going to be a very scrappy quilt when finished. And I see more of these quilts in my future. I like how this block has come together and how all the different fabrics look good in the block. All of my bold and happy fabrics are looking good with more calm fabrics in my stash. Even those ugly fabrics look good in this type of block.
Until next time,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More Charms and Fall

I have more charm packs that are ready to be cut into mini charms of 2 1/2 inches. That does not include other fabric that I have pulled from my stash to make 2 1/2 inch charms with. Slow and steady at cutting and I hope to start piecing blocks next week. I am sure that before this is over I will still need to cut more charms, but this is a good start.
Fall is in the air around here! I love this time of year as the sweltering heat recedes and the cool of the fall begins to come around and tantalize your senses with the smell and sights of fall.
 Our cotton wood tree is beginning to turn into golds and yellows heralding in the fall season. I love to see the trees begin to turn wonderful shades of autumn colors. And raking leaves to burn in big piles!
 Just a touch of color for now. In a few weeks there will be a lovely display of oranges, reds, golds, yellows for the eyes to feast upon. I can hardly wait!
Soon it will be time for warm sweaters and fires in the fireplace along with some good homemade hot chocolate to drink. And lets not forget the chili! Oh yes, fall is on the way! Our nights this past week have been in the 50's and it has been so nice.

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cutting.....Cutting.......and More Cutting

I have been cutting 2 1/2 inch charms for making a king size scrap quilt. I will be making this quilt that Katy has made so popular there is also a flickr site that has lots of inspiration as well. These stacks represents 728 charms. I will be cutting little squares in my sleep I think! But this is going to be a great scrap busting quilt in the long run. And from now on all my smaller scraps will be cut into 2 1/2 inch charms as I do future projects. That way I can just sit down and sew one of these when I get the time and enough charms to do so. Oh yes, there will be more of these in my future, just not as big as the one for my bed! Another view of those wonderful charms. Off to cut more!
Until next time,

ps....thank you for all the well wishes, they have been greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Just Saying Hello

Just wanted to drop in and say hello and let you know I am still here. And I thought you might like to see what I put in the "Traveling Stash Box" before I sent it on. I had fun putting these items inside. The last couple of weeks has been hard on my family. So much sickness and it seems to keep making its rounds. We also had an unexpected death in the family this past week. So things have been really slow in the creative sphere, but hopefully will begin to recharge this coming week.

 Until next time,

Friday, September 07, 2012

Winner of Traveling Stash

We have a winner. I used to get the number and you will have to trust me as I do not know how to get the frame onto my blog.

The winner was #1 Congrats to our winner and this is what she said:
Cherise said...
Hello Wendy! I would love to have this box visit me! Thanks for the chance! :)
September 4, 2012 11:44 PM

Cherise if you will email me your snail mail I will mail the box out on Monday am to you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Traveling Stash Giveaway!

Ok this is going to be a quick turn around as I don't know how long it was at the po before I picked it up. If you want a chance to have this box visit you, all you need to do is to leave a comment on this post only. I would love for you to follow my blog if you do not already do so, but it is not a requirement. This drawing will be up until 5pm cmt on Friday, September 7, 2012. I will announce the winner that evening so I can get it in the mail on Saturday. The same rules apply as last time. Below is a refresher for everyone new and those who are familiar with the traveling stash. Thank you and good luck.

1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
2. There's a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
3. There's a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

New Blanket and a Drawing

 I started this crocheted blanket while recouping from food poisoning a while back. I really like the way this is shaping up and is so easy that I do not have to think about it. The pattern makes it look like it has been weaved in and out and is really pretty. I have been so busy here with other things on my plate that my regular crafty muse has had to take a back seat. My sweet middle daughter is just getting over pneaumonia and now my throat is swelled and sore! Hopefully I will be feeling better soon. I did get to the post office again and had some things waiting on me. One was another traveling stash box and this will be a quick turn around. I will be posting about it later today in its on post, so be on the lookout for the draw it will be a quick turn around. See you then,


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