About my header

My shed is my header by my son Darrell, He painted the Robin for me and said that it reminded him of me. Because Robins use other birds nest and if there is an egg in it, they will take care of it just like its their own. He said thats what I do, I have always taken care of others in need of a home when I come across someone in need. Isnt that Sweet, I had told him I wanted a bird and this is the one he chose. Robins have solid blue eggs which are the symbols for him and his brothers and the speckled egg are the others I have taken into my home. It was very touching to me because he researched his piece, He is a true artist and has lots of great jobs. my neighbor had hers done to

Sunday, July 19, 2015

a mini, wip and family

I finished my AMH mini in a timely manner nad was so please with it, and so was my IG partner. This has been a busy year so far, most would say summer but its all a blur to me. 


 Here is Kayliegh our newest addition to our family and her chevron blankie I made her, she is so so precious. 


Here is Laney, she was a new addition in Nov and she is growing and loves the water and her mommie.

My Wip project, easy and procrastinating because I want to sew more for the baby girls.. 

Tutorial from Kate Conklin Designs modern quilt patterns

Frequency Quilt aka "Fat Really Off Kilter" Quilt

http://kateconklindesigns.blogspot.com/2013/03/frequency-quilt-tutorial.html?showComment=1364480406248



Happy Summer Time

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

stashbee for june is Green

MY JUNE BLOCK FOR MY STASHBEE GROUP 
CHECK OUT ALL THE BLOCK AND TALENT
EVERY MONTH THERE IS A NEW AND INTERESTING BLOCK, YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING NEW AND SEE LOTS OF COLOR..HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT SUMMER.. 

http://stashbee.blogspot.com/search/label/Hive5

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hive 5 block for Rebecca ..APRIL 2015

Shirley at Simplesew's Block for Rebecca for the Month of April http://stashbee.blogspot.com/search/label/Hive5 .. i Love Scrappy and this is a Fun Block. The tutorial link is. http://www.sewmamasew.com/2010/04/spiderweb-block-sew-along/ .. check out rebecca's quilt http://oneweebird.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/stash-bee-april-im-queen-bee.html

In this swap we have a monthly question.. Here is Rebecca's question for us.  If we could go back in time and change our career choice what would we select. In my  School they were teaching us to be Mothers and secretaries.. I did the mom thing and thats turned out great.. But I would have learned a trade like in HVAC, or pipefitter. I would work at Dow and stayed in my home town where the Beach, my best friend and family is.......... 

 Spiderweb block

My Swap turned out Great.
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 OUR LOW VOLUMEFAT8SWAP WENT GREAT.. YES I SPELLED VOLUMN WRONG .. OH WELL.. IT FIT AT THE TIME.. ALL THE FEED BACK I HAVE GOTTEN SO FAR HAS BEEN POSTIVE.. IT WAS MY FIRST SWAP I ARRANGED WITH THE HELP OF MARA AT http://secretlystitching.blogspot.com/2015/04/bob-along.html . HERE IS SOME SAMPLES OF EVERY ONES LOW VOLUME IDEAS.. THE TOP PIC IS THE PRIZE I GOT FROM ETSY SHOP OWNER BECCA..  https://www.etsy.com/people/sewmeasong . I LOVE THIS BUNDLE, SHE HAS WONDERFUL TEXY AND LOW VOLUME FABRICS.. CHECK HER OUT. HER PRICES ARE GREAT...
THANK YOU MARA AND BECCA FOR YOUR HELP AND THANK YOU SWAPPERS FOR YOUR FABRIC AND PARTICIPATION.. 






 HERE IS MY HEXI QUILT I AM WORKING ON AND ITS ALOT BIGGER, BUT IT WILL GET ITS OWN POST.........SOON. THIS IS FROM MY FLICKER GROUP #GETYOURHEXIEON. THANK YOU LADYS..FOR HELPING ME. THIS ALSO HAS SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY BLOCKS ADDED TO IT TO. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

umbrella prints trimmings competition

2015 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge #umbrellaprintstrimmingschallenge


WELCOME TO THE 2015 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge. It's our sixth year running!

You will notice a few changes this year, we have been listening to your feedback and think we have a fair and awesome challenge.

This is a unique challenge where you have the opportunity to create & share something different and wonderful from the little pieces of our printed fabric we call Trimmings. We are looking for work by designers, artists, quilters, makers, tinkers, film makers, animators, children, professionals, thinkers and YOU.

PRIZES
We have two major prizes this year, both will be chosen based on skill & creativity.

Makers' Prize
$300 cash for the most innovative, beautiful, creative and well presented entry as judged by Umbrella Prints.

Quilters' Prize
To celebrate the skills of the quilting community we have $300 worth of Umbrella Prints organic fabric or product to give for the most outstanding quilt, chosen by an industry judge.

and we have ...  
5 Golden Tickets
How fun will it be to find a Golden ticket in your Trimmings packet! We will be slipping shining golden tickets into 5 lucky packets. Ticket holders receive an Umbrella Prints prize valued at $50.

NEW Audience Prize
In order to encourage the love and sharing of all your hard work we will randomly gift a lucky person who comments & repins* with $100 worth of Umbrella Prints fabric.

*Entries are posted to this Pinterest board on June 1 - repin & comment on all your favourite Trimmings creations to be in the running to win this prize.





What can you make/do with Umbrella Prints' Trimmings? 
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE?

It's really simple
1. Buy your Umbrella Prints Trimmings from our online shop 

2. Take a clear, simple & beautiful photo of what you make/do with your Umbrella Prints Trimmings

3.  Post your photo to the internet - Instagram (#umbrellaprintstrimmingschallenge), Pinterest, Blog, Flickr or website and share your story linking to Umbrella Prints.

4. Most importantly, email umbrellaprints@yahoo.com.au with a link to where you have shared your photo online so that we can find you!

We will pin your photo to the 2015 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge  board on Pinterest on June 1. Come check out what everyone has made.  


DATES 
Challenge Starts March 2 Buy your Trimmings packet here
Create your entry March 2 - May 30
Entries Close May 30
Viewing June 1 - 4 Comment and repin!
Winners Announced June 5 
I am posting this to keep me on track, i love this competition, its a challenge for me..            

my first entry 2013


my second entry 2014




Kayliegh the new addition to our family this week... 
I take this personally, every year I make something better and better.. the pinterest board is gorgeous.. check it out.. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

LOWVOLUMNFAT8SWAP

Lowvolumnfat8swap

I am so excited about this I can hardly type.. 
I have decided my love of low volume and texty prints is out of control! I have collaborated with SEWMEASONG ETSY SHOP OWNER BECCA to Help us out with fabric purchases and she has offered a 25% discount on a $30.00 purchase. Until March 31st. With the code TEXT25. If you are in any of my swaps I am involved with you can take advantage of this discount. Your not limited to text or low volume purchases to take advantage of the discount.   I have had the best time lately, playing with other groups. I buy alot of my texty and lowvolumn fabrics from these  fantastic etsy stores. I am showing you some samples at the end. 
On to the Show !    
IF you are a fabric store and want to sponsor our group with a purchase discount, email me and I will add it to the blog or you can put it in the comments. 

Show her the love with following her shop...

http://goo.gl/forms/L1GBZfKSh1 ( DOCUMENT FOR SIGN UP)

What the gest of this is you send to me 1, 10, or 20 fat8's  and I will swap them out with other swappers. This can only be successful if we have swappers so tell everyone. My goal is not to duplicate. 

 Mara from  Secretly Stitching made a tutorial here http://secretlystitching.blogspot.gr/2014/07/how-i-cut-my-fat-eights-of-fabric.html
The answer is 11 x 18 ( or pretty close depending on fabric manufacturer) the reason I like to do it this way is so you can at least get a layer cake out of it or 6 charms, for me it's the perfect size!

Starting March 9th, 2015
Deadline for receiving April 16, 2015
Mail out for SAE is April 20th, 2015
Mail out for international is April 23, 2015
We can expect to cut off at 50 people..

Hashtag for IG #lowvolumnfat8swap Use this to show what your swapping or on flicker group is Simplsew .
HOUSE KEEPING 
  1.  This swap is open to international I love you folks..  HI Mara at secretly stitching
  2. Anyone can buy from Sewmeasong and ship to me  and I will PP you postage for the return. After swap. 
  3. If your trading fabric you already have, include your SAE envelope and postage . Here is How it is done, read this link Sew at Home Mummy Erin, this is great information for any swap you do. 
  4. You must protect your fabric at shipment. Include your address inside in case of postage damage. I havent had problems but some folks have. 
  5. We will keep all communication here on this Blog or you can email me at Funnymesjc@gmail.com or DM me on IG at Simplesew
  6. You must use Quilters Cotton, smoke free.
  7. My address is 4715 Bonneville Dr. Arlington, TX 76016 
Groups I am in: you get Until March 31st.. for discount
Outlanders            AMHTEAMFOLKSONG        Scrappy Trip along flicker group
sweetandsaltyeasterswap      Lowvolumeplusswap     IG pincushion swap AllisonGlass mini swap  CottonandSteele mini swap The Bee Hive 
Spring mini swap       Umbrella trimmings 2015 Contest 
Stashbeehive52015  Princess Craft SWAP .. #jadexstitch
SAMPLES OF LOW VOLUME AND TEXT 
 
My last purchase from Believe magic

THE BITCHES FABRIC IS CANVAS IF YOU WANT TO TRADE A FAT 8 WITH ME LET ME KNOW. THIS MAY OFFEND SOME AND I AM NOT OUT TO DO THAT. INCLUDE A NOTE IN YOUR PACKAGE.
Hexie quilt :  I AM WORKING ON FOR MY GET YOUR HEXIE ON GROUP












No deadline to get in if you can make the mailing date.

Monday, March 2, 2015

SIMPLESEW BIG GIVEWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDS MONDAY MARCH 9TH AT NOON 
Well what should I celebrate,627 friends on IG. OR 312 friends on Google plus.. 226 bloggy buddies?? Mostly just being Grateful to ya'll.. This giveaway is international, There are 3 prizes and 3 winners. ( the washi dispenser isnt international  shipment for winner) I want hunt for emails.. so you know the drill. This time I will have my husband pull 3 numbers, just leave a comment. Also, if you are in any of my groups, swaps and I am posting another post for that. I have A fabulous deal for ya. You have to get the 25 % coupon code from me, so just leave it in the comments or email me. Person number 1 gets to leave 2 comments.. Leave any comment you want, but I would best appreciate you clicking on the links from my sponsors and showing them the love. I am making another post to start a swap called #lowvolumefat8swap on IG and Flicker I just need a bit of time to get the document loaded.. it will be fun and we have a fabric discount .. 

SEMEASONG BEST TEXTY FABRIC STORE, They have more, but this is where I get my texy goodness.
 25% off your purchase of $30.00 or more with coupon code good through March 31st if you are in a swap with me, like the #outlanders, #thesalties, and #agteamcelestial.. I could go on, but will make that another post. 


Giveaway from Simplesew, thats me..
Charm pack for someone who likes construction or for I spy block.

The Newest Hottest thing on the etsy market that I know of.. of coarse I have one, and I didn't have any tape.. Now I do.. 




belivemagic etsy shop and giveaway
 THIS IS MY GIRL... CARRIE WITH BELIEVEMAGIC.. I LOVE HER PUBLISHMENTS AND HER WORK. ALL THIS YOU SEE,  SHE IS GIVING IT AWAY TO A WINNER.. CHECK OUT THE TEXY GOODNESS AND SHE SALES MORE.. THAT LINK WORKS. CHECK IT OUT..


WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. 7,41 AND 16.. I AM EMAILING YOU MY FRIENDS.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

MY FIRST PLUS QUILT COMPLETED FABRIC SALE INFO

DOING SOME WORK ON MY POST I CAME ACROSS THIS DRAFT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE I SHARE THIS WITH YOU. 

iT WAS MADE WITH MY AUNT FOR HER GRANDDAUGHTER AND IT WAS MADE WITH LOTS OF LOVE.. NOW : 

Here Comes the reason I want to make sure I share this.. Lindsey at CRAFTBUDS IS HOSTING LOW VOL/PLUS BLOCK SWAP I LOVE THESE SWAPS.  How Fun.. its an easy swap because you make as many blocks as you want and thats what you get back.. This leads to getting fabrics not in your stash.. Now this one is a Low Volume Scrap block, go over and see the details.. Now I want to also share..with you official unofficial exciting news.. My favorite Texty fabric online store sewmeasong, is setting up a sale for me to host to my followers on IG and all my social networks... She sales more than texty fabrics of coarse but I find great prices there.. Go over and put a Heart ( favorite on your wish list..  https://www.etsy.com/people/sewmeasong, March 1 she is offering a deal we cant refuse.. I will officially post when she has given me the photos, but you cant beat the 25% off sale.. So stay Tuned.. 

sewmeasong Fashion Show in Small Print  by Suzuko Koseki for  Yuwa of Japan- Fat Quarter Bundle Just a sample of eye candy at her online shop....Stay TUNED AND FIND ME ON IG.. SIMPLESEW.. 





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