Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Morning..

Good Morning..
I'll be having Gizmo & Rosie draw the name of the winner for the
April Showers blog hop soon..
I work nights again this week..
I wish they'd make up their minds at work as far
as for what they want me to work..
Granted 11am isn't THAT early..
but, I'd much rather work till close these days..
This Momma, likes her sleep &
it seems I can get more done around the house if
if work was later..
Go figure..
Wanted to share this picture I stole from one of my facebook friends..
It's typical Minnesota Weather..
I plan on sewing a bit today..
I've got the Quilt Doodles BOM to get done from both
March & April to do..
& one of my friends is getting married on June 15th.
I'm going to make them a quilt for their wedding gift I think..
Mom has agreed to quilt it for me..
Then there is the Pink Baby Quilt
I'm going to do for one of my friends..
She's knitting me a couple of hats for the baby..
I'm thinking it's a pretty fair trade..
Hope your having a good Monday so far..
Happy Stitching~ 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Showers blog hop... & Giveaway!!!

April Showers Snow brings May flowers..
I love Minnesota but I think we skipped over Spring/Summer
& went right back to Fall..
I'm inspired right now by pansy flowers..
First, I made a sketch..
a doodle really..
 I do love to doodle..
I started with a piece of green fabric - roughly 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"
I used the same green for the back as I made the usual fabric/ batting sandwich..
Normally I would pin but because this is such a small project-
I didn't..
I started by making my vines for my flowers to sit on..
I used a lighter green thread to make the vines..
Next, I drew out the flowers & leaves...
I like odd numbers for things..
So, 5 flowers just made cents..
Then, I went on a hunt for purples..
..still hunting..
Sew, I first, cut out all my applique pieces..
then, I ironed them onto the fabric I found..  
and then cut them out..
Then, I started to place them..
& when I got them just to where I wanted them..
I ironed..
But, it seemed like something was missing..
I found this fabric & decided I'd use it for my binding..
I will say...
It's not very often I use the decorative stitches on
my machine..
I used one to stitch my binding down..
But, it still seemed like something was missing from my garden..
Sew, I added buttons.. :)
I'm really happy with how it turned out..
ta da...
do you like it??
First, quickly, I'd like the thank Madam Samm & Erin for
hosting such a fun blog hop.. :)
Both of you are such inspirations..
Now on to the good stuff..
For the Giveaway I'm giving the leftover Pansy fabric,
a package of magnets & a kit to make a mug rug..
^^It will make a mug rug like this one^^
What I need is for you to tell me your favorite part of spring?
Personally, I love the rain showers..
They bloom such life..
 If your a follower or new follower let me know
& you'll get an extra entry..
Rosie and Gizmo will draw a WINNER on Friday April 19th!!
Please if you are a NO REPLY BLOGGER..
please leave a way for me to get hold of you, if you win..

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wiener Dog Onsie

Smokie just wants both balls
My Parents have a wiener dog named Smokie..
I got him for mom many moons ago for her birthday..
He's a very good dog even though he is getting old..
I ran across this fabric at Hancock Fabrics before
we found out we were pregnant...
I love me some wiener dogs..
So I decided to make a couple appliqued onsies..
First, I cut out a square of fabric &
fit a square of heat & bond (I used the red- heat & bond ultra) on back of the fabric
used a picture from another project..
 MAKE sure the paper side is up &
Then I started cutting around the wiener dog..

I cut a little edge around the outline of the dog..
I cut 2 of them out..
Next I laid the onsies out on the ironing board,
ironed them..
You'll want to peel the paper backing off the back of the puppies
& place them on the onsies...
I placed a puppy on each and ironed...
Ta DA!!
All done..
I think Smokie would approve even though the fabric
isn't long hair doxies.. but, close..
Happy Stitches~

...note from Rosie & Gizmo

See we got hair cuts..
We wanted to say hi..
Mom is off taking another nap &
we wanted everyone to know how excited we are to have a little
brother on the way..
Mom's been very busy cleaning & getting the room ready..
We like it best when she sits down on the couch..
so I (Rosie) can cuddle on her side &
Gizmo can pester her with his green toy..
Her lap is getting smaller..
There hasn't been much room for both of us
& I think I got kicked this afternoon..
We also know she's been busy trying to catch up on the blog..
She left us upstairs and with Daddy last night
so she could sew..
Ooo.. time to go..
I think she's getting up..

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Showers Blog Hop

April Showers brings..
May flowers..

Here's the schedule for the hop

Hayley @ Mrs. Pickles
Karen @ Sew Much 2 Luv
Mélanie @ Les passions de Cliodana
Cindy @ Quilt Doodle Doodles
Jamie @ Busy Bee Quilts
Judy @ That Other Blog
Regena @ The Distracted Domestic
Amy @ Domesticity and other Ponderous Things
Denise @ My Whittle Adventures
Heather @ a Reformed Heath'n
Marica @ ~Englating~

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Jill @ Apple Avenue Quilts
Cathy @ Cathy's Chatter
Quilter Kathy @ Kathy's Quilts
Marsha @ Quilter in Motion
Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch
Connie @ Shepody Mountain Crafter
Vickey @ Gingersnaps Quilts
Danielle @ A Geeky Crafty Life
Gwen @ Get More Done...Today
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After!
Bobbie @ From This to That
Leslie @ Les Quilts
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Lavonna @ ZellerWear
Lynn @ Thimblemouse & Spouse
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Martha @ Living Life
Shawn @ Creative Inspiraciones
Rhonda @ Sunrise at Ravelly's!
Toye @ Quilting Adventures of a Ginger
Cathy @ Cate's Linens
Nicola @ Sunshine Reflections
Martina @ Sunshinequilting
Judith @ Frimart
Anita @ Anita's quilts en handwerken
Linda @ Sew Nicely
Kris @ krislovesfabric
Laura Ann @ The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Carol @ Just let me Quilt
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Mary @ Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
Marisa @ Passion et Couture

Cathi @ Quilt Obsession
Jane @ Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
Heidi @ Nutz4Redwork
Cherry @ Cherry'sPrairiePrimatives
Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet
Vickie @ More Stars in Comanche
Pauline @ Stekje
Jan @ Jan's Art Friendzy
Nissa @ Nissa Made Stuff
Robin @ As Sweet As Peaches
Lyndsey @ Sew Many Yarns
Eleni @ That Other Blog

Wednesday, April 17
Jen @ Quilter in the Closet
Marjorie @ Marjorie's Busy Corner
Elita @ A Pieceful Perspective
Green @ So Sew Green
Mara @ Greco Mara
Wendy @ Why Knot Kwilt?
Gmama Jane @ GrandMama's Stories
Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Britt-Inger @ Hill Valley Quilter
Connie @ Freemotion by the River
Beth @ Words and Stitches
Kathy @ iHeartSquishy
Thursday April 18
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
Mary @ Sew Maybe I Can
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Mary @ NeedledMom
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly 
Shauna @ Welcome to Shauna's World
Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
Madame Samm @ !Sew WE Quilt!

Make sure you come back on Monday to see what I've created..