Saturday, August 27, 2011

In the Eye of Irene

Well, I better get a quick post in now because the eye of Irene is scheduled to pass over us later tonight and who knows about our power. I have to finish getting my binding on my hydrangea quilt so that I can work on that if I can't use the sewing machine! I also am making sure I have some embroidery to do also! I can continue working on my Butterfuly blocks too!
I probably won't be working on my Halloween, unless I get a few more things done before any power outage--it will be so nice NOT to have a power outage! I could sit home tomorrow and sew--we are ready to be inside!
Well, as I said, just a quick note--off to get lots of things done so I can work without power if necessary...

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the path or surroundings of Hurricane Irene!! May everyone be safe and simply have more time to quilt!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blog listing the Accuquilt GO Baby giveaways

About a week ago, I ran across a blog that listed all the Accuquilt GO Baby giveaways and now cannot find it. Does anyone out there know where I might find that blog?


Happy Quilting,

Gorgeous Handmade and Handpainted Buttons!

I just love buttons, who doesn't! I love looking at them and using them in my quilt projects. I have gotten back to embroidery and love the look of little buttons in embroidery also! But cute buttons are not always easy to find, I know I have looked for just the "right" button for a special project and ended up using an "ok" button because a special one was just not found. Well, did I ever run across a fantastic blog and button source!

The name of the blog is ButtonMad and they have the cutest handmade and handpainted buttons you ever want to see! Take a look at the adorable buttons available, the picture below is from their site! The best part of this company is that they employ women from South Africa to make these buttons--thus helping two groups at the same time--the individual buying buttons and the women of South Africa!

They have giveaways too--this was the latest one and yes, I was a very lucky winner of these adorable owl buttons--but that is not why I am sharing this; I want everyone to be able to find adorable handmade buttons to use in your projects!
Or, if you prefer, go to

I know you will be seeing these buttons used in my projects in the future too! So hop over to their blog for information and browse through their wonderful selection--I am sure you will find something that you will fall in love with and use in one of your projects too! So, once again here is the link to ButtonMad!

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pin Toppers

I have talked about my pin toppers and how much I enjoy them in my two special pin cushions but did not realize that I need to show them also! Someone asked to see them so I have taken a few pictures to show you.
I am rotating the pin cushion so that you are able to see the wonderful designs!
The last side of this pin cushion:
Now for the other pin cushion:
Thank you so much for asking to see them--they are beautiful in my quilt room, I so enjoy looking at them! If you are interested in your own pin toppers, you can purchase them at Pinks and Needles from Gigi at her Etsy store. I was lucky enough to have joined a pin topper a month club a couple of years ago.
Happy Quilting, Enjoy!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In!

Well, it was a Friday Night Sew-In and it was great to be a part of it--even though I didn't get the entire Friday night sewing! I started after I had gone with my daughter to finish up some things for her to go back to college; for her senior year! So getting going about 9:00 p.m. was not what I had originally planned, but anytime sewing is better than no time!

Let's start with the fabric collection:
You can see that I am working on a Halloween quilt. The name of it is, The Big EZ, by Cottonwood patterns; I absolutely love it for big prints! The Halloween cats are too cute to cut into small pieces! As you can also see, I have a furry "helper" in the far right corner. He will definitely become more obvious as time goes on. I should have entered him in Pets on Quilts!
Next, I have chosen the two fabrics for the four-patch and cut and pieced them all together:
I also cut all of the strips and corner squares--way too many of them (120 of each).
Now to cut the large 7 1/2" squares of three different fabrics, here comes the helper:
I will be continuing this tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow--hopefully being able to show you a finished top in a day or two. This top goes together so easily--look at my previous post with the flower quilt!
While looking at fabrics here are some other pictures of my cat hard at work helping me decide which fabrics should stay and which should go:
It really is amazing I get anything completed with all the "help" I get! Sometimes, he rearranges pieces at night if they haven't been sewn together yet--that is always fun!
Well, I had a fantastic Friday Night Sew--can't wait for next month! I really accomplished alot more than it seems to show!
Sew, Quilt and Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wantobe Quilter's Fantastic Giveaway!

Hi to all my friends and followers!
I would like to welcome you to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over at
They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for the next 11 weeks! The campaign began Aug 1st and runs till Oct 29th.
Supplies that will have you quilting before you know it…From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters,to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles,rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines…everything you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter.

A Wantobe Quilter is someone who has no quilting tools, has never quilted.
They can enter on M-W-F to win...they leave a comment and the name of my blog...over at Sew We Quilt. ( Check their Saturday posts for recaps of the week, the giveaways are FABULOUS)

Even if you are already part of the quilting community, you can win
quilting stuff too on Tuesdays and Thursdays those are days for us
quilters who have supplies but we can win more and better ones..

All you have to do is email me your name and phone number
and email, sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win
anything I can win something too.

All you have to do is be my follower and a follower
over at That is all! There are over 53 Sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
I love being a QUILTER!
P.S. You will not be eligible to win anything if you do not register
with me (or with any blogger where you see this message)

What do you have to do to be eligible to win:

There are 3 steps you need to take:

1. just send me (or any other blogger who has the button you see on my sidebar on their blog) your name, address and email
2. be(come) a follower of the blog where you have registered
3. be(come) a follower of Sew We Quilt.
How can you win?
1. If you are a Wantobe quilter, you can go to Sew We Quilt every Monday, Wednesday or Friday and leave a comment but please also say Barb from A Corgi to Quilt By sent me That way, if you win, I win a prize too.

2. If you are an Experienced quilter, you can go to Sew We Quilt on Tuesdays and Thursdays to leave your comment, also saying who sent you.

Easy Peasy--Let's have some fun and win some prizes! Thanks!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Some more sewing, embroidering that is in progress

I have not been idle at all this summer! In between working, yes, I have had to go in to work a few times this summer; I have been getting some wonderful times to piece or embroider on items that I have been wanting to accomplish or like the previous post try a new pattern that fits the fabric!

The first piece to show you is the sunflower that I have started, put down and come back to. This is completed in the embroidery hoop and is a combination of applique and embroidery. I still have a lot to go, but this is one block to show for now:

Next, is a tablerunner that I have wanted to do for quite some time--it is fish and I really do love the fabric from my stash that I used in this table runner--next get it sandwiched and quilted! I do quilt the smaller ones!

On another note, I want to share a great blog with you, and she is having a giveaway for long arm quilting also! Her name is Joanne and she is from New Hampshire--her work is wonderful, so stop by and see her work and take a look at the giveaway too! Here is the link: Splitting Stitches

Here's to many hours of sewing and quilting! Love being back in the blogging world--there is just so much going on here, to see and learn!
Until later, quilt and sew every spare minute!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Images not showing!

Ok, I know that I haven't blogged in a while, but blogger is not saving my images! The images show on my preview and then disappear.

If anyone has any answers, ideas, please let me know! I will give it a rest for now because I am hating blogger right now! I will try again later or tomorrow to get the images to post.

Just wanted to let you know!

It's been a long time.....

I know that it has been a long time since my last post--so I will briefly say why.  First and foremost has been work.  I accepted additional responsibilities this year and that meant a great deal more time, unfortunately, the time had to come from somewhere and it was my quilting and blogging time!  Even though I teach high school, I have been busy at work even this summer. 

However, I have made time for quilting!  It has been so wonderful to relax, create and sew once again!  So without further waiting, I will show you what I have been working on--I have spent a lot of time lately on sewing/applique/embroidery for the past month and love every single minute/second of it!  I have also been to a few quilt shows, but will save some of that for later! 

This quilt was a joy to work on!  The pattern is called, The Big EZ, and it certainly was!  I have started another one with Halloween fabric.  Right now it is shown on my daughter's bed, she hopes it stays there when it is quilted too--we will see; she will be off to college in two weeks for her senior year.  Where did that time go; that is another story for sure!

This is a close up of the large block--which is the reason I used the pattern that I did--it allows me to showcase the fabric I did not want to cut up! 

While I may not post daily, I will at least try to post much more often than before--my goal will be weekly, however if it is every other week when I return to school that would be better than what it has been!  I have a few more things to show you and another post to make about a new blog that I fell in love with etc.  That will be tomorrow (for sure)!

Well, it is wonderful to be back, thank you to everyone who stood by me while I was so involved with work, family etc. and thank you so much to Joanne who has prompted and urged me back to my blog!  She will be the next post!

Great to be back, it feels like a renewal with friends, now here's to keeping it up!  Happy in quilting and blogging!