Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday Archives #134: Halloween

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This week's theme is: HALLOWEEN! 

But first, a BIG congratulations to our  Tuesday Archives Give-Away winner: 
Bernie who blogs at Needle and Foot. Watch your inbox for an email requesting your snail mail address so I can send you a  little Mary Engelbreit happy mail.
Also...thank you to everyone for commenting and sharing new Tuesday Archive theme ideas. 
I was able to add thirteen new themes to my little notebook of idea.

Speaking of happy...have you by chance visited Lyndsey's Eerie Nights Blog Hop post??
She has some cute Halloween projects including some adorable mug rugs and this fun tablerunner:
Like Lyndsey, we used to decorate and enjoy all the festivities of Halloween here at home while our girls were young. Now I enjoy decorating our home for Fall and don't mind the simplicity of keeping the festivities of Halloween in the classroom with my Second Graders.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wool Stitching...

Good Morning! 
To join everyone at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, I'm going to finish this little wool candle mat that I've been working on this week as part of Carole's Autumn Jubilee Event
I just have to add the recommended buttons. 

Have you seen any of the Wooly Block Adventure kits popping up in your local quilt stores??
I've been able to pick up three over the past couple of weeks and plan to get these cut and pinned today. That way I'll have some cute wool stitching to look forward to during my weekday evenings.
Jackson and I will get our Sunday walk in. There's always laundry and meal planning to be done. But other than that, a quiet Sunday lies ahead for me. For now, I'm going to grab a fresh cup of coffee, toast myself a yummy bagel and check in to see what all of you are up to...
This week's coming theme: HALLOWEEN!
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Flannel Heart Finish

My flannel heart quilt is done just in time for the beautiful Fall weather we are having.
It's the perfect lap size, measuring 42"x 68".
You can get a peek at it's cute polka-dotted backing and binding by clicking right here.
I quilted it using a whimsical heart pantograph and you can click here to see that stage.
 I  LOVE the Sew Purrfect Flannel/Woolies Flannel Fabrics I used by Bonnie Sullivan. This will be the perfect couch quilt for little ol' me and I'm looking forward to using it A LOT.

Well, me and Jackson I should say. I think he's ready for me to take it inside so he can break it in!
This is certainly a Happy Friday Finish I've been looking forward to posting and putting to use.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rebuilding my "follower" list...

Every now and then, while it seems no one else has trouble sleeping...

...I find myself tip toeing down the stairs in my bathrobe much earlier than usual...simply ready to greet the day before it has even begun. I fix myself a warm cup of tea, light the fire and enjoy the solitude of my little desk corner. I blog. I read. I create lists of projects and ideas. I be.
This early morning however, I find myself rebuilding and adding you all back to my list of quilty friends on my sidebar, as I don't know if it's happened to any of you, but blogger LOST my entire list of blogs that I follow on my sidebar! One day, they were....just GONE! 

In the three in half years I have been blogging, it's interesting to sit here as I rebuild my list and notice those who have discontinued their blogs, those of you who are my "virtual quilting guild" is and which blogs I simply like to follow from the sidelines.

Since my blog is my only form of "social networking", I like my follower list here. I like checking in with everyone each morning and afternoon. This quilt blog is my creative motivation/outlet. I'm inspired to do better work and get things done knowing I have you to share my projects with. So thank you for following and being part of my quilty adventure. If you don't see your blog on my sidebar....please, please do let me know, as I'm pretty much rebuilding  using from my snail mail list of bloggy friends, comments, and my blogger reading list. 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday Archives #133: Pumpkins

Welcome to the linky party that rejuvenates your old quilting/sewing posts! 
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This week's theme is: PUMPKINS!

Welcome to my home....well, at least this is "how" you'd be welcomed if you came to my side door.
And, yes, Jackson greets everyone who knocks. I only wish is was in this calm friendly matter captured below, but admittedly it's in his over enthusiastic Jack Russell bark and jump up and down style. It seriously took me treats, about ten pictures and a ton of patience from both of us to get him to sit on that darn step! (LOL!) 
 Fall is my favorite season to decorate the home for and I'm lucky to have a students who's family grows pumpkins and the kids sell them very inexpensively compared to the $5.00 each at local stores.
The load up my car with an assortment of their choice and enjoy the reward of earning money.
Jackson was probably grateful I didn't make him "poise" for this picture!

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