Sunday, October 19, 2014

eerie, spooky and down right WICKED!!

Are you ready for this?

Prepare to HOLD ON TO YOUR SEAT~

It's Coming, Oh YES IT IS!!

WICKED


Your Daily Wicked Host~

Monday, October 20

Tuesday, October 21

Wednesday, October 22

Thursday, October 23
TeaTimeCreations      

Friday, October 24

Monday, October 27  

Tuesday, October 28

Wednesday, October 29
A Stitch in Time     

Thursday, October 30

Friday, October 31
Follow along with us for a WICKED Good Time!!

Huggs, Nancy

Monday, September 29, 2014

RUSH HOUR ......Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of RUSH HOUR 

a wonderful Fabric Collection from Studio E, a Great Blog Hop theme and vision from Madame Samm of SewWeQuilt.com, and our fearless Organizer and Cheerleader extraordinaire Carol of JustLetMeQuilt.com, a warm Heart Thank~You to all of you!!

These days in our home just about the only thing we Rush for are for our Children and our Precious Granddaughters, and Granddaughter Number 3 will be arriving in February!! *Big Smile*
There is nothing I enjoy more than helping out my daughter with her Girls and spending time with them is true Bliss!
With Number 3 on the way we realized we would be needed more this Winter helping out with Johanna 4, and Audra 2.  With School delivery and pick up, picking them up to give Mommy and Daddy some much anticipated Quiet time, what ever the case may be transportation would no less be involved.  

Thus Rush Hour Bliss evolved.......
A great piece of Red & White numbered Fabric from Studio E's Rush Hour Collection as a Focal Point, surrounded by Fabric from the Bliss Collection in the remaining required fabrics Black, White, and Greys.  Would become a Cozy Car Quilt for each with a Fun Matching Pillow.

I drew up my pattern
Both Quilts would be the same with one simple Block Change to make them a little different.  I used Aurifil's Clear Thread(and it is so soft) so the fabric pattern would not be interrupted, a Pellon Batting and a Plush Grey Backing.

Audra's quilt I quilted each 4" square and each 12" strip

On Johanna's I quilted each 9 patch and Strip sections with a Shooting Star effect.

Please let me know if these 2 techniques have proper Quilting Names.....my first time doing a multi fabric quilted piece(I don't know all the Names)

Audra's 

Johanna's

The 12" x 12" Center needed a little something in the center, something a little girly.  So I created Layered Posies for each.  A bottom layer of there Mothers favorite, White Eyelet.  Then a coordinating fabric layer, topped with Red & White Polka Dot Ribbon(like Minnie Mouse, a favorite) Star with a Vintage Black Button in the Center.

Audra's
Johanna's

Now, Cozy Car Quilts needed fun little Pillows, I made these with the remaining Fabric and purchased Royal Majesty Non Allergenic Pillows to stuff inside as I made envelope style Pillow Cases for easy removal and washing.

Audra's Pillow
Down the center where the Fabric overlaps for the envelope I added 3 more of the same style Posey.  The second layer here is a White and Black Damask Satin Ribbon.  I made Bows instead of Stars out of the Red & White Polka Dot Ribbon and added White Heart Buttons on the top and bottom Posey and a Vintage Grey and Black Button in the Center.
The back of the Pillow for a sleepy head....

Johanna's Pillow
Johanna's Posies are the same with the exception of the Grey and Black Vintage Star Button in the Center Posey.

Now, let's see a little Magic.......
Audra's Pillow
Johanna's Pillow

I stood the Pillows up, Notice anything different????


The Posies all Changed too!
Any Guess's?????

All the Posies on the Pillows and on the Quilts I attached with Velcro so they can be removed during Washing(they will need a little hand washing if required).

I hope you enjoyed this RUSH HOUR Bliss Collection as much as I had making it!!

I have 4 Fat Quarters to Give Away here in Red, all you need to do is leave a comment, and if you like follow me and leave a second comment that you did and where you are following me.


The Give Away will end on October 3rd, 2014 and I will announce the Winner here the Following Day!!

Again my Sincere Gratitude to Studio E, Madame Samm, and Carol!!  It has been a pleasure participating in the RUSH HOUR Blog Hop!!

Please Visit the other Wonderful Ladies Today with their Version of 
RUSH HOUR

Monday, September 29

Thursday, September 25, 2014

RUSH HOUR Blog Hop & Date Change

Welcome to Rush Hour Blog Hop, Thanks for stopping by~

Our Date has been Changed to Monday September 29, 2014.  I am really looking to share with you our RUSH HOUR and a Give Away!

Please visit the other Ladies today September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26
Coeur d’Alene (moved to 29th)

Have a Wonderful Week End Friends, and I hope to see you all back on Monday September 29th, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Winner! Winner! 'See You in Sept' Give Away

Thanks to all of you who stopped by during the 'See You in September' Blog Hop~  I have been sew blessed by each and every individual comment.  I really enjoy the Blog Hops presented by the very Special Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt! and the Cheerleaders who keep us all on track.  I think you do too! *wink*

Sew without Further hesitation the WINNER of this Give Away is:

#13  Dorian from Ridge Top Quilts

Need to Rush now, "Rush Hour" is a mere week away, I hope to see you back again......

Huggs, Nancy

Friday, September 5, 2014

'See you in September' Day 3 & Give~Away

Welcome Friends New and Old, I am so very happy you stopped by to see me for Day 3 of our 'See you in September' Blog Hop!!  

Don't you think this was such a fabulous idea from Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt, and our Head Cheerleader Shari of Living with Purpose?  I do!  I have had a Grand Summer filled with New Beginnings.......

Until Madame Samm announced this Blog Hop, I was Gardening Away with a New Potting Bench my hubby built me for Mothers Day.  Planting Perennials around the New House that will be with us in years to come(Blog Post), and for our Veggie Garden this year, I did 85% of it in containers(Blog Post) and it hasn't affected the yield at all.  In between that it was crocheting and spending cherished countless hours with my Granddaughters.

While Pondering what to do for the Hop, I was introduced to Massdrop.  Massdrop offers various items at a reduced price depending on the number of committed buyers they have for a offered Product.  This is where I found Stitching Designer, Nancy Nicholson.  I picked up her Teapot Design,

Her kits come complete, even in a Fabric Bag that you can also embroider.  When I saw this I thought 'What have I gotten myself into'!  As you can see though the top and bottom of the design has symbols for all the stitches in the design.  Pretty Cool.  I did contact Nancy once through her Etsy Shop as I didn't receive a color card with all the thread I received in the Kit.  She responded with be creative or follow the picture card.  I could do that.


This is what I finished with, it is currently being framed as it will be a Christmas Gift.  So I folded back the sides to give you a pretty good idea.

Next up was my Kitchen Window, it needed a New Valance.  The one that came with the house was plain white.  I have White walls and I wanted Aqua/Teal in the Kitchen with the White.  Several Months back I had ordered a Aqua/Teal Ticking for the Valance, and a coordinating Aqua/Teal Toile for the eating area(project for another time).  Fabric was all cut and I was going to hand sew it when I received a call that I had won a New Sewing Machine(Blog Post).  Lots of Happy Dancing and Happy Tears were flowing here.

Once she arrived, I was on my way
I have a 72" wide Window, and I added a Front Rod Pocket of a 4" Dark Tan Dupioni Sash that I had in my stash of Trims.  I had to double layer the pocket so the Rod wouldn't show through, but then that added another benefit to the look
You see the Dupioni sash was wired so once hung I just pulled the two layers apart for another Ruffled look.

Bless you Riley Blake Designs for having a Aqua Gingham for my Towels.  I Love making pretty Towels for my home.  
I used the Medium Aqua Gingham for the Ruffle, and the Large Gingham for the Lower 6".  Now with the New Machine I purchased Oodles more of RBD Gingham in assorted colors for more Towels for Gifts and for my Etsy Shop.

Let me introduce you to Mrs. M. and Mrs D. (they have a long history together, sometime I will post a story that I wrote about them for Victoria Etc. Magazine)


Mrs M.(in Red) is wearing a Kimono Jacket I had started upon returning from China 4 years ago.  Mrs. D. is wearing a Quilted Scarf (pattern from 2 Peas in a Pod)I wanted to try.  No batting just a very plush back from a thick Burgundy Blanket(New).  

The fabric, a Vintage White Damask Tablecloth from my Mimmie.  It is the Perfect weight for cool Spring Mornings and now Fall evenings.  This was suppose to be a Pattern I wanted to play with, but it turned out so well it became a wearable finished product.

The Front Fabric of the Quilted Scarf is Robyn Pandolph's Boxwood House.  This was a Twice the Charm pack.  I love Robyn's Collections, she offers such a variety of Patterns in her color story.


I added some Vintage crocheted Lace from my stash in various places.  The scarf measures 6" x 72".  It will wrap nice and warm.  I have started more of these for adults and some in Children's sizes too. 


A bit more than the required 3 projects for the Hop but I have enjoyed every minute creating and sewing.

Now for the Give Away!!
I have picked up a few things to build my Quilting Stash, so I thought I would pick some up for you too!


Makin it Cute 'The Petal Pack' by Me and My Sister Designs
Easy Friendship Template by Omnigrid
Miniature Block Combo(2" Block Template & Fussy Cut) by Martelli Notions
A Pair of Measure Snippet Scissors by Martelli Notions
A Cute Measuring Tape(not shown, will be here by end of Give Away)
and
What would a Coeur d'Alene Give Away be with out a set of our CandyLight Light Strands!
Apple Harvest Light Strand for your Fall Decor!

All you need to do is leave a comment, the Give Away will be open until the end of the Hop on September 16th, 2014 at midnight.  I will announce the Winner the following Day.


Please visit these Wonderful Blogs today too!

Thank You so much for coming, I have thoroughly enjoyed your visit!!  Please contact me if you have any questions about what you have seen here today!!

Madame Samm & Shari, Thank~you again sew very much!!

Huggs, Nancy



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let the Fun Begin! ~ See you in September Blog Hop

Summer may not totally be over, but.....'See You in September' Blog Hop is finally Here!!


With Madame Samm leading the way over at Sew We Quilt(You will want to visit her every day), and our Lovely Shari as our Head Cheerleader from Living with Purpose(yes, visit Shari too) we are in for a 2 week Treat of a Blog Hop!!  The Daily Schedule you find Delights that just don't compare.........

Wednesday, September 3
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Bumbleberry Cottage
Thimblemouse and Spouse
Mad Quilter's Disease
In The Boon Docks

Thursday, September 4

Jane's Quilting
Life in the Scrapatch
Sew Many Yarns
Gracie Oliver Arts
Everyone Deserves a Quilt

Friday, September 5

Stitchin' By The Lake
Coeur d'Alene  ~ Me
Words & Stitches
TheSlowQuilter
Pig Tales and Quilts
All Thingz Sewn

Monday, September 8

Quilting Quietly
Creatin' in the Sticks
Procrastination Queen
Lovelli Quilts
Cherry Blossoms

Tuesday, September 9

Just Let Me Quilt
Marjorie's Busy Corner
The Quilting Queen Online Blog
Marla's Crafts
K and S Sweets and Stitching

Wednesday, September 10

Secretly Stitching
Buzzing and Bumbling
Quilt n Queen
Quilted Delights

Grandmama's Stories

Thursday, September 11

Susie's World
Needled Mom
Cate's Linens
How ART you?
I Like To QuiltBlog

Quiltscapes

Friday, September 12

Sunshine-quilting
Sew Peace to Peace
MoosestashQuilting
More Stars in Comanche
Living With Purpose

Monday, September 15

I Piece 2-Mary
Till We Quilt Again
Vroomans Quilts
Nini and the Sea
Seams To Be Sew

Now many will want to respond to your Wonderful Comments and some will have Give Aways too!  If you are a No Reply Blogger visit Bonnie at Quiltville, she has all the Instructions to help you out!!

Have Fun my dear Friends and I will see you Friday, September 5th

Huggs, Nancy

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Slip of Paper, A New Door.......

When I lived in Florida, every Spring my friends(that sewed) and I were all gather up on a Tour Bus and head to the Lakeland Convention Center for the Sewing/Quilting Expo and spend the day.  If you have never attended one in your State and you love to Sew, this is a must attend Event!  It is just full of Wonderful Vendors, showing the latest and greatest in Machines, Fabrics, Quilting Designs, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Notions, Patterns, Patterns, Books, Shows, Classes, etc.  The Expo is usually a 4 day Event.  Every year we looked forwarded to attending.

This past Winter, now living in WA State I got to thinking about the Expo and had to google online, When...Where.  Found it!  Not too far up the road from where I live.  Immediately I signed up for their Newsletter to keep up for when Tickets to go on Sale.  The time came and I bought my Daughter and I each a ticket.  

It was a loooong 2 month wait from when I received the Tickets to the day we went.  The Show here in Pullyalop, WA was everything the Florida Show had been, and we had so much fun!  Looking at Quilt Patterns for Lauren's Bed, buying Fabric for little Girls Dresses and filling out pieces of Paper for Give Aways the Independent Vendors were having for Items that Interested us.  It was fun filled day I was happy to share with my Daughter at her first Sewing/Quilting Expo.

Last month, I received a Voicemail Message from a lady at Martelli Notions.  Her message, I had won a New Sewing Machine!  The questions were literally swirling in my head, from was this for real, to from where.  I returned her call, and basically went Numb with excitement!  After the call I couldn't even remember what type of Machine I had won.  Once reality hit, I cried.  You see, I lost my machine in 2007 when our home burnt to the ground.  There was so much to replace that took priority, that my Machine was really at the bottom of the list.  After awhile of saving up for a new one, something serious would come about and the funds were needed elsewhere.  I closed the Door of ever having another Machine of my own.  My love of sewing dwindled as it became harder and harder to find a decent Machine to rent for a project.  Buying a used one was out of the question as the Service call to bring the Machine up to date almost matched the cost of a New Machine.  

Two weeks ago my Gorgeous Janome Magnolia 7360 Machine arrived,(yep, more tears) but I had left my camera in CA where I had just returned from a Family Funeral.  So now today my Camera arrived and here is what I told you about a few posts ago that I had won~
Isn't she Beautiful!  for the first 2 days I just stared at her, and read the Manual.  My hubby is off on a trip so this is his first time seeing her too!  

How so very grateful I am to the one from Martelli Notions whose hand pulled my name from the Drawing Box, Valerie Webster from Martelli Notions.  Remember those great Fussy Cut Templates and the Ergo Cutter I showed you, they were a gift from Valerie as well.  

I just can't say Thank~you enough for the Thoughtfulness and Generosity of this Give Away.  A New Door has opened in my life and I am eternally Grateful!  An Angel with Golden Wings picked my name........

Now I can sew again with out the Stress of finding a Machine to use, I can participate in Blog Hops, and fill my online Shops with Items my Customers like, and fill my Home and my Children's Homes with Quilts, and sew for my Charity, Enchanted Makeovers.  I am sew very Blessed!

Huggs, Nancy


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