Friday, November 30, 2012

Traveling Stash

ok today is the day for the Leap Year Traveling Stash giveaway...for all the rules you can go here and read them.....this box has lots of great goodies inside just waiting to come visit must have a blog and live in the US to participate in this drawing....I will be back with photos later today....if you want the box to come and visit you at your house just leave a comment on this post only...also only one entry per person please, I will be checking and removing any extra posts by the same person...thanks and good luck....

the deadline to enter is Wednesday December 5, 2012 at midnight....I will draw the name and post it on Thursday so I can mail it out on Friday December 7th to the winner.....Good luck everyone....

This is the items that I took out of the box:
Bird Panel    3fat quarters   4 1/2 inch squares    5 inch squares 
 And this is what I put back into the box....
Quilt Book
2 Patterns: one for all types of pincushions and one for bags (these have never been used)
Pack of paper pieces for those who handstitch
1/2 Summerville jellyroll
postage stamp squares
4 1/2" Squares
Some Christmas fabric
Some Monet Villa fabric (out of print)

Rules for the giveaway:

  1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  2. There is 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 is 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. See guidelines below.
  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.

The definition of a stash is a secret store of valuables. For quilters it's a collection of usable quality products. The stash should contain mostly fabric with a few patterns and/or books and other items.

  • FABRIC:     Should be quilt shop quality in new condition. Scraps should only be included if they are cut for adding to a collection and packaged accordingly (i.e. I-Spy squares, postage stamp squares, etc.). There should not be anything under a Fat Quarter unless packaged like this.
  • PATTERNS/BOOKS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. They should be kept to a minimum (books are bulky and add weight).
  • OTHER ITEMS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. Tools, notions, etc. These items should be packaged if necessary.


  • If you receive a box with anything that is of "poor" condition you should not feel guilty in tossing it out.
  • Only put items in the box that you would be proud to own. The box is NOT a dumping place for all your outdated unwanted items.
  • Items should be free of smoke and pet hairs.
  • You must replace items you take with the same quantity of like-kind items. Replacing more than you take is always welcome.  :)  There is a guide to Pre-Cut amounts below for your reference.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bumpy Bits

 I have been busy and not able to post since the holiday. I finally have a few extra minutes to do so now....I have been working more on my class piece for Embroidery, Embellish and Create with Karen I felt an update was in order....I have also finished up several swaps and those are in the mail as well...a sheer pocket to hold our love, dreams and plans that we had for Payton....
 Bumpy bits with bullion loops and french knots...
 Side view of bumpy bit....
 Lace motif bumpy bits with french knots....
This month has been so busy as we had two birthdays, a wedding and of course month will be as busy! Have to catch the rest when I can and of course some stitching time as well...
Happy Stitching,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More White Blocks

These are the last of the white blocks for class. I really like how this is coming together. My first time working in all white and it has been a challenge. I am such a color girl!
Happy Stitching,

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another Scarf

 I have made another scarf. This one in blues and greens and I am so in love with it. The colors are just wonderful and as I said before these make up so quickly. I see many more in my future. All together.
 More work on my Embroider, Embellish, Create class
 Closeup of the web roses.
 I am enjoying this process very much. Each of the two web roses above represent Payton's parents, brother/sister, grandparents and great grandparents that loved him very much. Each wrap of the thread is filled with love, loss, and the hope of seeing him again one day. I may fill in with some french knots as these will be the only web roses in this section. I have also thought about putting words in the circles as well, still undecided on that.
Until next time,

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Purple Scarf

I have finished the purple scarf and thought I would post a pic of it. This scarf was really hard to get the colors to show up properly. It probably did not help that it has been rainy here with low light outside. The closeup below is a better representation of the beautiful color of this scarf.
 Next up is three of my blocks for the Embroider, Embellish, Create class by Karen Ru blocks are way out of my comfort zone as they are all done in white. The stitching on these will be white as well....the next set of blocks I will be working on will have added color...I just wanted to try working in all white since this is not my usual color pallet. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love saturated color...but I have to say these blocks are very beautiful....this cloth will be my memory cloth for baby Payton, who would have been three this coming December had he not been stillborn...I am working this cloth as a reference for my love for him although we only had a few hours with him before we were separated in this earthly realm...all my love will be put into this cloth as a way of acknowledging my love for Payton and his memory....this cloth will be passed to his mom later on...Block One

 This is a closeup of the french knots that I added to the motif.

 Block Two
 Block Three: I also noticed that to the right of the slanted pocket is another pocket made into the seam work of this block. So I have two pockets here that will be used. I will be putting a picture of Payton and I together here. It will only be seen by me as the pocket is deep.

 Closeup of the pocket.
 I bought some scrim and when it arrived it was in natural and not white (my mistake in ordering the wrong color). A little bleach water and a few minutes later I had white. I really like the texture of this fabric and the weave is much tighter than cheese cloth. I will be using this at a later date.

 I have been doing some secret sewing which cannot be revealed on the blog until Christmas. I have been busy though, and enjoying the sewing time.


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