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, April 13, 2014

SIMPLESEW SUNDAY STASH REPORT and EPP FINISH


 I ordered several great stash deals this week off instagram, my fav is this Linen package.. what adorable fabric. I like stash bags because it makes me step out of my comfort zone. There should be a stash police at every shop so they make sure every bag is filled with a deal and beauties. Colleen the manager at Intrepid Threads is here by Sheriff.. I had hesitated from buying on instagram because colors can be " enhanced" Not the deals I found this week. I also bought a great deal from Clothparcel, I will photograph for next week. Never bought from them, but I will now.   



Big gorgeous finish for me, modern Hexi table runner, my first time to complete a hexi project. I didnt want it to reflect flowers and I used some fun stitches on my machine. Backing and Batting is essex linen, my favorite to use in any project. 


Linking up with Anyting goes Monday #59

stitch by stitch
I have to find use for these now that I am bravier about EPP.. 

Rainy day in Arlington, Texas perfect ....

for me to continue my Papillion Release, Art Quilt for me. I have to add some linen..and some Epp to it. 

Hmmm relaxing and a sense of accomplishment.. 
I started this also this week. christmas present for one of my biggest fans.. 
Were still growing here, this 4 mo old is going to be a big sister.. much surprise to parents and Happiness # 8 for me. 



PICKED  UP THESE FUN FQT Stashes  ON VACATION


MORE STASH STEALS..FROM JAQS
$6.00


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BLOG THIEF ALERT CHECK YOUR TUTORIALS..

A Quilting Sheep: When People Steal: Doesn't it make you mad when someone takes your stuff? It does me. Through Facebook, I was led to a blog post by The Bitchy Stitcher . ...



READ THIS BLOG AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING ON IT AND MY IDEA WAS TO SEND ALL OUR SPAM TO THESE THIEVES..



This past week, Home in  the Houston area we were following a Hop, to each fabric store and I witnessed a lady stealing, Immediately told the manager and every store we went to afterwards, " Hey lady, If I can pay you can to.. " Plus all the nice things the shops were offering and feeding us. I got the last laugh everytime we went into a shop, she would be watched and asked a 100x's. Do you need help.......



Yes this craft can be expensive but it can also be cost effective and thrifty and being a retired store manager it makes me mad as hell. I was glad I wasnt in a group with her, or she would have been real embarrassed because I am not one to bat around the bush with my personal opinion..


Sunday, April 6, 2014

SIMPLESEW LOVELY YEAR OF FINISHES GOAL SETTING



I have Quilted this for my Grandson Dj and it was my very first LYOF goal last year, So I figured since he has used it,  I should bind it.. Friday I had a finish and it was binding, do you see where I am going with this year. BINDING, I bet I perfect it yet ~~

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A Lovely Year of Finishes


 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

SIMPLESEW HAS A LOVELY YEAR MARCH FINISH

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Well I didnt link this up in the beginning of March, why I dont know.. I remember taking the pictures, but since this Quilt has been in the works for awhile from EllisonLanes QAL 10/2012 


I feel a bit stupid.. But Life has been busy for me and sometimes Hectic. But I love sewing with my Blogging Buddies so I am posting just not going to do the official link up for a prize. This Quilt was my first Quilt QAL too. 
The Fabric was a bundle from Fresh Lemon Quilt, I did a PP angel in it to try, I did embroidery my name and Emma's my Ganddaughter and thought the  backing is from Chicopee but I didnt see it on google. Do you know?

I have been on Vacation, a improv sewing trip, and I just jumped on this WIP.
Quit is 50 x 65 
EMMA MY ANGEL
BELLA BINDING







Shelby my 2nd cousin wanted to learn to paper piece, this is her first time sewing and her first mug rug, she did a fabulous  job on my Janome. We used the yellow pages tutorial from Filminthefridge.  Way to go Girl, I hope this meant as much to you as it did to me. 


”A

Monday, March 31, 2014

SIMPLESEW MINI MAGPIE QUILT WITH BELIEVEMAGIC

New Post and BelieveMagic website. I am honored she shared my work on her blog, she is a published artist and it thrills me she asked to show my work. Please visit her site, you will be inspired. BELIEVEMAGIC LINK Carrie Payne's profile photo  UPDATE: SHE IS HAVING A GIVEAWAY 4/4/2014


Friday, March 21, 2014

Secretly Stitching: Pantone Quilt Top

Secretly Stitching: Pantone Quilt Top: My  Friend in Greece has an Entry for the Pantone Quilt Challenge This Quilt Top was made using 5" charms from a Purple Charm swap 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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