Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rooster Giveaway

If you love roosters, and I do, run don't walk over to Bella Vista's blog to enter a wonderful anniversary giveaway!  You can also browse through her blog and see great tablescapes and more roosters!  Just double click on the button on my sidebar to visit there today!  Tell her that "The Corgi" sent you!  Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

To Elaine:

I know this is just to one person, however, I cannot reply to you because I do not have your email address or your blog address.  You are coming through as a:  noreply blogger.  Please contact me and I will help you with what you need! 

Have a great night, until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

If you are in the mood for a great Valentine's Day Giveaway, the go over to Quilting Can Be Fun's blog to enter!

Still working on some Valentine Day things myself.....will show some pictures when I get some more done!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Pillowcase

Just a quick showing of another pillowcase which I finished--now just look at those inside french seams and finished band.  I love how the accent meets perfectly without any effort!  Once again, thank you Robin for such a great tutorial!

This was mailed off this afternoon to DD, who is studying to be a vet and loves those horses--plays polo at college, ah to be young!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Pillowcase Tutorial a Valentine Sew-in and a Giveaway!

First, I must say that most quilters, quilt shop owners and guild members are the most giving, generous people I know.  The ones that I think are the most generous are the quilt bloggers--they share their quilts, thoughts, tutorials and just about everything; and for that I thank each and every one of you!  For the absolute best tutorial on finished pillowcases--with a video--and including finished french seams go to:  Robin Quilts, Etc! and check out her sidebar for Pillowcase Video Tutorials--you will not be disappointed!  You can even print the directions if you choose!  I had been looking and asking for just those directions and was thrilled when I came upon them yesterday! I have made a pillowcase and it came out perfectly, a think I will be making several more!  Thank you Robin!

Just look at the inside of this pillowcase--finished french seams and all!  (Double-click on photo to see a larger picture)

If Valentine's Day quilts are on your mind, then click on the Valentine Sewing Party picture on my sidebar to join a day of sewing Valentine Day projects!  Sounds like fun, and yes, I want to sew a couple of Valentine Day projects--will share after Saturday!

Lastly, I am adding this link to a great giveaway!  I do love to cook and would love to have one of these beauties:  Click here to link to the giveaway!

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

Well, it is now Saturday evening and I am just about to post what I accomplished!  I didn't quite accomplish as much as I had hoped because I needed to take my DD shopping for items she needed to take back to college with her; along with spending a gift card and a little clothes/shoe shopping for her!  Needless to say I didn't have the hours I was planning on--but I did have a great time with my DD!  Then today, we (the whole family) left early and did some last minute errands with her and got her settled back into college for the Spring semester; where does the time go!  Even with all the errands we really had a great family day; went out to eat then to the college bookstore and to her dorm room.  It is hard to believe that I didn't get in until about 6:15 p.m.  So, without further hesitation, I worked on the following:  my little LOVE quilt for Valentine's--just need to quilt and bind it, finished sewing my Happy New Year table mat; the binding needed to have the hand stitching completed--and two double-sided fleece blankets--both are gifts.  So all in all, not terrible, but did not begin my Schnibbles or Valentine table runners yet!  I have now pulled all the fabric I want to use for them and will perhaps start tonight! So, without further hesitation:

I love the Friday night sew in!  It definitely goes along with my resolution to sew a little every day!  I will be home on Monday, so hopefully I will have a productive day with several more hours for sewing!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A New Giveaway

There is a new giveaway for a wonderful bag, pattern and pincushion!  You just have to go over to Crafty Vegas Mom for a chance to enter.  There is also a tutorial on her blog for the bag, just in case I win instead of you--lol!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A blog worth visiting for free motion quilting!

I came across this blog today, which is new to me, and I love it!  As I am trying to get better at my machine quilting, this blog has excellent ideas and videos to watch and learn from!  The blog is called, 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting, and if you are a machine quilter, check it out; there might be something there for you. 

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Friday Night of Sewing

Join a Friday Night Sew In to do some sewing once a month on a Friday evening and even enter into a giveaway!  Once a month, this month it will be January 15th, sew all evening--take some pictures of what you accomplish and post it on your blog on Saturday and there will be a drawing on Sunday!  Easy peasy way to get those projects done! 

Another great way to do so is to join the OPAM Challenge!  Actually these two can work nicely together!  See my side bar for the OPAM button and keep track of your monthly finishes!  Another great way to get things together and finished in 2010! 
Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just a couple of things--

First off, if you haven't visited Bunny Tales to see their new BOM for 2010 you have to go there!  I have grabbed their button and will put it on my sidebar so you can get there quickly!  This is going to be another great year with snowmen this time! 

The other item for today is to share another finish:

This is a small quilt which fits my stand--I should have taken a picture with it in the stand; well for the next one I will!  I love the size and it was fun to try out the tapered satin stitch on my machine and to use varigated thread!  Well, until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Look what the mail brought today!

I was the receipient of a Moda Petite 4 box which inlcuded a wonderful pattern for a great pin cushion!  The Quilt Shoppe held a Holly Jolly Blog Bingo and had drawings everyday and I was chosen as a winner on one of the drawings!  Thank you so much--I think I will be making a pin cushion!  There will also be another Blog Bingo in the Spring, so stop by The Quilt Shoppe's blog, In Stitches and keep watching for the Spring round of bingo!

More time for sewing is continuing!  Here are two completed runners:

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Quilt Topper

Holding true to my resolution, I am sewing/quilting everyday--and it feels so good!  This is a picture of the little table topper top I finished last night--today I will sandwich it, quilt it and bind it!  I also need to sandwich and bind the two runners I showed previously.  Then it will be on to some new projects--hmm, I think I will look through some Valentine patterns and fabric and definitely get a tablerunner going for me for Valentine's Day! 

I also want to thank all of the wonderful bloggers I have met since I began blogging in September!  I can't thank all of you enough for following my blog and leaving such wonderful comments!  Also, I have been very fortunate to have won some wonderful items through blogging and it is so much fun to have something come in the mail! 
Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Giveaway at Millie's Blog

What's a great way to begin a new year--with a fantastic giveaway of course!  Stop by Millie's Blog to read all about it and to enter!    Below is a peek at the wonderful quilt and goodies in the giveaway!

Of course, two giveaways are always better than one so....another blog, which is new to me just today, also has a giveaway for the new year!  Visit Not Just Nat to enter her giveaway for a chance at these items:

Until tomorrow, happy quilting! 

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

New Year's resolutions, do you make them every year?  I generally don't, however, this year I am going to make a resolution that will definitely make me happy--I am making a resolution to sew every day; maybe just a little, perhaps for an entire evening--the amount doesn't matter just the sewing matters!  In this resolution I hope to sew a few tablerunners ahead to have as a quick or needed gift!  During the last couple of weeks I have sewed daily, mostly out of necessity getting teacher gifts and neighbor gifts ready and I have found the peace and joy that it brings it just too great to not sew daily!  I also hope, in this resolution, to finish some long standing projects, take pictures and post again regularly!  So while this is one resolution, it could have a multitude of outcomes!

While I haven't taken pictures of all of the tablerunners which have already left this home, I have a couple more in progress, this was the design that I chose to make this year for many people:

I also completed this great advent calendar for next year for my son and will also make one for my daughter.  While they both love advent calendars every year, I am tired of buying ones that are just ok and want to fill the pockets myself.  Love the sleigh design and will now sandwich it and quilt and bind it soon.

So, now that I am back on track, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year with health, happiness and quilting!

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!