Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have the most delightful day!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 6 of Thanksgiving

So grateful to have these two wonderful machines
Need I say more?
What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 19, 2012

weekend sewing

Here's what I got to do this weekend and I wanted you all to see it.  It's called
Autumn Colors
I saw a picture of a leaf quilt and decided to make my own version of it.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  Just have to get it quilted and it will be hanging for a little while before it's time to decorate for Christmas.
Have a great Monday!

Day 5 of Thanksgiving

OK, here's one that I totally take for granted, and is very random,
 My chair mat
Yep, I'm very grateful for my chairmat!!  This makes working in my studio so much easier, because as you know.....a rolling chair doesn't work very well on carpet.
What are you thankful for today?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 4 of Thanksgiving

Books! Books! Books!
How thankful I am for books.  I just love to read, to immerse myself in an adventure, exploring new worlds and places.   Learning about people, places and things.  What a great blessing reading is to me and my family.  I always have to have a book to read.
What are you thankful for today?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 3 of Thanksgiving

I am so extremely grateful for electricity!!!
This picture also makes me think of inspiration, you know when things click and you have an amazing idea.  So I'm very grateful that my "light bulb" clicks on
every so often to give me some great ideas.
What are you thankful for today?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 2 of Thanksgiving

So thankful for my camera
Without it I couldn't capture all the goofy, crazy and amazing moments of my family as they grow and change.
What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A week of Thanksgiving

This morning as I got up and was making my chocolate milk (yes, I am hopelessly addicted to chocolate milk) I started to think of how grateful I am for the simple things in life.  I can say that I'm thankful for my family, friends, church, home, health, etc.  But, I thought I would focus on the odd things that I take for granted all the time. 
So for the next week, you will see a post from me everyday listing
some out of the ordinary things that I am most thankful for. 
 I would love to hear yours. 
 Please comment and share. 
Today I'm thankful for Chocolate milk

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vol 6 Hits the Newstands

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 6 hits the newsstands today. 
Don't miss out, these will fly off the shelves.  Remember, after you make something from this issue, please send me a photo so I can share it here on my blog.  Like I said, my to-do list is pretty big!  Have a great day and just keep sewing!

Monday, November 12, 2012

PJ pants

Weekend sewing this time was 5 pair of PJ pants.  And they're not even for Christmas.
With all the snow that we had, it was wonderful to stay in, sew and do some baking.  I hope you have a great Monday!   We'll see what this weekend sewing will bring.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Winners of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 6

Nancy Sue
Rita in Alaska
Congrats to both of you!!!
Each of you had won a copy of
Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 6
Oh, what fun I had reading all the great fun traditions and activities you all do in the fall.  From baking, sewing, kicking/raking/burning leaves, going to orchards, eating, watching the colors change and so many more things we all look froward to and enjoy.  It got me so excited for this fall season all over again. 
Thanks to all who shared!!!!
Enjoy your fall this year.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome Blog Hoppers!!

Good morning to all.  I'm so excited to be part of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 6.  It's just so amazing to be part of this magazine.  There are soooo many great blocks in this issue that I have a bunch of new projects on my to-do list. 
But first let me share my block with you.  
Here it is.  I was inspired one day to do something a little out of my comfort zone
and I came up with this block.  A pretty traditional style, except
I used fusible web applique.
I LOVE pumpkins so I thought why not use them instead of flowers, so I did. 
What do you think?? 
To show the block in a simple setting,  I grabbed some fun fall colored 2 1/2" strips from my stash and started to play around.  Behold a table runner was made. 
To change things up a bit, I used wool for the applique instead of cotton.  Love it!!  
Wait, did you notice, I'm on the cover! Pretty cool, huh?  
A bigger picture.  Fall has to be one of my favorite times of year. Best time to have a mug of hot wassail and spiced pumpkin donuts, cozy up with a good book and relax under a comfy quilt.  Sigh....  OK, back to business.  Now here comes the great part.
I'm giving away 2 magazines!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on your favorite fall tradition.
Yep, that's it,  just one simple comment.
I will choose two random winners on Saturday, Nov 10 
Become a follower if your not, so you don't miss out on the give aways.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy sewing.
Contest in now over.  Thanks for playing

Monday, November 5, 2012

100 Blocks Vol 6 Tour

Good morning!!  Today starts the Blog Tour for
 Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 6.
  And Guess what???  I'm featured in this awesome issue!!!  How fun is that!!
Click on the blog tour button and it will take you to Quiltmaker's blog where the tour begins.  There will be tons of give aways all week. 
Don't miss your chance to win your very own  copy of  Vol 6.  
Here's the front cover!  The magazine will hit the stands on Nov 13.  Stop by again on Thursday to see my block and enter to win your copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 6
See you soon!
Happy sewing.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Photos

Over all ready!  That went soo fast. Here's some photos of our holiday.
family photo

Me, my mom and sisters
It was defiantly a Happy Haunting