Wednesday, 31 October 2012
October saw a flurry of activity in more ways than one!
Not only did this month find me stitching up BLOG HOP blocks.
It's the 31st and I'm going to be trying to get the bindings on my 4 blocks today!
But my hubster gave me a one week heads up that we were taking a flying trip to Alberta
to see my Dad and our Grandkids!
Well I certainly wasn't going empty handed...sew
I sewed and stitched and growled and cursed, I posted about my dilemma and some of the
best of the best blogging buddies came to my rescue to get the quilting completed on 2 quilts.
Here's the OTHER flurry for October (this is still on the ground and there's more falling).
I'm sure hubster is growling while he's clearing snow and building a hill for the kids!
I wonder what Bullet is thinking about the snow?
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
You pulled these out on a rainy/snowy day and just coloured?
Have you seen some of the amazing works that have popped up in blogland
using the crayon technique?
I wanted to try this out but was, frankly, worried I was going to screw it up royally.
Wellll...I took the bull by the horns and grabbed a box of my boy's crayons
This is the result
How fun is this?
I drew in the shingles and detailed the picture with a fabric marker.
Can you see the difference it makes from the left to the right?
Then I took some black perle cotton and started to randomly hand quilt this piece.
I then stitched in 13 ( for Halloween, heehee) stars around the picture.
I think the house was the most fun on this picture but I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.
My DQS partner was very happy too!!
Thank you, Jules!
Monday, 29 October 2012
I'm such a little Devil (or am I?)
There's only 2 more days left for the
WickEd Blog Hop
my day was the 26th and I have a giveaway (wink, wink, nudge)
only 2 more nights until Mom let's me loooooose!
Heeheehee (woof) wink
On a serious note...look at what I got in a squishy today>>>>
My October Doll Quilt Swap!
Isn't this gorgeous? I just love it!
Thank you Julianne of Quilting with Calicos
This little guy cracks me up and look at the extra goodies
So if your still on the fence about joining the
Doll Quilt Swap
these might just tempt you to jump off that fence!
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Let's not forget that Halloween is all about 'Tricks or Treats"
and since I don't have any more tricks, that just leaves
TREATS of the GIVEAWAY kind, right?
How about some Christmas FQs and 2 mini panels (great for mug rugs!)!
Christmas is tiptoeing up on us!
The rules are easy peasy
1) Leave a comment (please be sure I have a way to get in touch if you win)
I'm not running all around looking for you again! :O(
2) Click my "follow" button for a second chance and let me know,
if you already are a follower...leave a comment letting me know! :O)
draw date will be OCTOBER 31 AT MIDNIGHT
I'll post the winner after I get up November 1st!
I told you it was easy (I'm not a big fan of jumping through hoops myself),
now please go visit the other blogs listed above and have a spooktacular time.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Excuse me for this but
I am so pissed off right now I'm about ready to scream
or throw my machine out the front door!
"Why, Carolyn, what's the matter?"
you maybe asking.
This! This has been happening for the past three hours!
I quilt along, everything is fine then all of a sudden my machine
(whose name is Mud, right now) starts this.
Out comes the GrimRipper and we spend some time together.
I rethread, check bobbin case, take any little bit of fuzz and pluck it out,
say a prayer and try again.
Just when I'm feeling rather confident and think that,
"Yes, I will have this ready to take on Monday to my Granddaughter"!
Wait for it....
more of the same!!! Grrrrr!!!
I have a question for those in the know,
do the BOBBIN WASHERS help eliminate this from happening?
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Instead of being this guy
all you have to do is click here for the answer!
Tell them sew.darn.quilt (that's me) sent you
and we will have a chance to win!
1 person = 10 entries in the CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY and it's
So give a click on The Learning Curve link and please tell them I sent you.
Monday, 15 October 2012
My hubster threw me for a loop on Saturday,
he asked if I wanted to drive out to see my Dad next week?
Seeing my Dad also means we will be visiting our grandkids!
We will be seeing our granddaughter, Payton, for the very first time no less!
Well we certainly can't go empty handed so Grans starts hunting through her
stash and found these flannels that needed to go on a trip! So, I got to it!
Cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing...all this in less than 2 1/2 hours!
for this technique that I learned from Cindy :O)