Friday, August 31, 2012

Stitching Betsy's Closet

I joined Stitching Betsy's Closet Stitch Along. 
The embroidery the gals are doing in this SAL is outstanding. Go take a look.
The host for the SAL are Jenny of Elefantz and Kathy from Shawkl.  Familiar names to most of us.
This pattern is designed by Brenda Riddle of The Acorn Quilt & Gift Company.  The SAL starts this month and ends in July 2013. 
Surely, I'll be able to finish this in a year??  I can already hear you on the side lines taking bets.  Sure! like Billie is going to have a finish.  Odds on this dark horse are 1 in 20.....giggle.
Get you bets placed.  I'm off to the races.
Stitching Betsy's Closet
This will be my August start for
Sure I needed another start....grin. 
I also want to thank everyone for their prayers for my Mom.  She seemed better yesterday and was watching the convention.  She loves politics.
(not me)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Applique Thursday in Progress.................

Sew Spooky
This is the last large house to sew, but there is plenty more to go to finish this project.  I'm still having fun with it!
Angie's back this week with Applique Thursday and a giveaway.  Don't miss out.
Applique Thursdays
Mom's been a little under the weather, so I would greatly appreciate some prayers if you are so inclined.  The doctor has put her on steriods for a little while with oxygen at night, plus a 3 day antibiotic.  For those that don't know Mom, she is going to be 92 in December.  Since she talked to Big Mick on the phone for over an hour this morning (grin), she must be feeling better today.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bowls With Borders Blog Hop..........My Day!

Today is my Day! 

Due to some technical difficulties (grin), I made a 'Bowl' rug for my project.   I just love it!  No tutorial.  I just made it up as I went along. 
Just click on the pictures for a closeup.

My bowl is lined, and the bowl itself is open so you can add your crackers.  And there is a perfect spot for my depression glass bowl.

I love everything Regina!  Be sure and check out her webpage at Regina Grewe.  You may be the lucky guy or gal to win $25 credit to spend on her lovely patterns.
It's easyyyy!  Just leave a happy thought under comments.

I'll leave the giveaway open until August 31, and I'll pick a winner soon after that date.

Don't forget to visit the other blogs below:

August 27th

The complete list is at Carol's blog Just Let Me Quilt   Madame Samm will have her picks of the day listed at Sew We Quilt

Have fun Blog Hopping.

Many thanks to Madame Samm, Carol, and Regina for the fun hop!
Edited to announce the winner.  The winner is Betty Meissner
Congratulations Betty!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sew Spooky

Block 3
Sew Spooky
My prayers to Angie and her family at A Quilting Reader's Garden
She postponed Applique Thursday due to a death in her family.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Love Embroidery? go see Sailor's Delight by Allie-Oops

Sailor's Delight designed by my Virtual Friend

This is Allie's first pattern for sale and it's so cute, I bought my pdf copy right away at Allie's pattern page

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sew Spooky and Linkys

Block 3 is started.  Lots of applique and embroidery still to do.
This is my project for Awesome Autumn.  I'm hoping they'll extend the finish date.  I ask for 2013.....:)

I hope to finish it by Thursday for Applique Thursday.  My sewing time has really been limited this week.  Family first!

Some of this week'sLinkys

Boms Away

Sew Happy Geek

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Applique Thursday, and Sew Spooky BOO!

Block 5

This is my 3rd finished block.  Yes, of course, I'm doing them out of order :))

Life is good!

Applique Thursdays

Go check out Applique Thursday.  Angie, thanks so much for having this.  It keeps me sewing.  I'm having a great time with my applique!

Everyone have a Blessed Day!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ghost School in progress.....Awesome Autumn QAL


If I'm going to finish this QAL in time, they'll have to extend the finish date...grin.  Why am I not surprised.  Hmmmmm spending too much time playing with Elly and loving it!

Boms Away

Sew Happy Geek

Don't forget to check out the linkys!

Welcome to all my new followers.  Hope you have some fun.

Friday, August 10, 2012

How Far Will You Go? QAL

Block 2
After making this block, I have a few more gray hairs....giggle.
No one can tell, but I count them every night.

How Far Will You Go? QAL

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Applique Thursday, and Sew Spooky with Creepy Crawlers

Block 2

I finally finished the creepy crawlers for this block.  Click on the picture for a closer look.
This BOM is a lot of fun!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gene Black is having a great giveaway

Hop over to Gene's at Gene Black's an Alabama Artist for his giveaway of My Memories Suite.  I would enter myself, but I already have it.

His giveaway is open until the 13th.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Applique Thursday, Fun Wins, and Elly

Bunny Hill Snowbound all trimmed and  in rows, but rows are not yet sew togther.

Midge at Soggibottom drew my name for this beautiful necklace and bracelet made by her daughter.  She has a better picture on her blog.  Hop over and take a peek at it and Freya her pup and Frankie her kitty.  She post wonderful pictures.

Thanks Midge and thank you daughter as well! 

My photography is definitely off, but Angie from A Quilting Readers Garden sent me this lovely batik. 

Thanks Angie! And don't forget Angie's Applique Thursday.

Applique Thursdays

And last but not least another picture of Elly!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PETS ON QUILTS August 2012

Elly showing my FMQAL July try.

Go see all our  favorite, furry, quilty friends at Lily Pad Quilting  
Voting will be next week, so go post your favorite friend.

How Far Will You Go? GAL and WIP Wednesday

Block 1
Finished both blocks .  I just have them butted up against each other not sew together.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced