Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's a PERFECT DAY for a PICNIC blog hop...sign up. ( our last hop of the season)

YES let's PLAN a summer of PICNICs...
YOU will need the following:

A picnic QUILT
A picnic basket
A location
A menu...
A book or game!
A camera.

A DATE!

May 23rd - June 9th
( consider joining as this will
be the last hop of the season)





With all of our time spent online and in our sewing rooms among many other things...when was the last time you actually PLANNED A PICNIC with your family, loved ones, or even an outing by yourself...NO really...when was the last time?

This BLOG HOP has been on  my mind ALLLLLLLL winter long....This summer I wanted to create some delightful memories with my wonderful beloved....I thought why not include YOU AND YOU AND YOU too...  and here is why...

Cori from Chitter Chatter Designs really is responsible for all of this....From the time I first laid eyes on her designs...I was  in AWE....I know this sounds ridiculous and soooo over used...BUT I AM....really --I am her BIGGEST FAN...
If ever you wanted to do applique like her...she is finally doing some pretty awesome TUTS here
I convinced her to design a NEW PICNIC quilt ....you can only imagine how magnificent it will be...
so she will be in our HOP...and for the  meantime...here is why I wanted to do this hop...
This is called Ant-titude...and you can still get this pattern....I did!





PICNICS of YESTERDAY.....




As a young lady in my pre-teens, I remember Sunday picnics after  mass. My Nanny and I would plan the sandwiches and salads, and of course there was a slice or two of our favourite fruit pie...We did this on Saturdays....We would gather all the necessary tools of a picnic, transistor radio( mine was black and it was a sanyo, no plug ins, just batteries) , books, dishes, blanket and picnic basket. We had our favourite spots we would go to but sometimes my Grand Pere would suggest a new spot he came across while on his frequent fishing trips. So we would get into his boat and he would surprise us with a quiet island off the large lakes we lived near.
Those moments are still as vivid in my memory as my quiet time in my quiet place this morning...


Now doesn't this sound like something you want to do this summer?

So here is what is expected of you....#1 YOU must create a PICNIC Quilt, some of us are using LAMINATES from RILEY BLAKE DESIGN for our backing...I thought this would make sense...keep our quilts nice and dry....Sooooo our dear friends at RILEY BLAKE Design, provided a few of our top 2 ladies with laminates ( optional for everyone else ) ....There are many rewards to putting your BEST forward...12 ladies will be showcasing their NEW DESIGNS on their day... Thank you RBD and for being our delightful, warm, dependable sponsor....

YOU WILL NEED....

#1 create a picnic quilt
#2 obtain some kind of picnic basket ( I recommend taking a peak at Peterboro Baskets, also a sponsor of our hop...

#3 plan a detailed menu and share your basket contents.

#4 take photos of your outing and share how your day went....

#5 what books or games did you bring along

( no phones, no electronic gadgets...must be left in the car or better yet at home) 

OHHHHH if you do purchase a basket from Peterboro Baskets....The President is offering
20% discount for all of you...JUST add QUILT as your coupon and this will expire on September 30 2014....

Wouldn't this be nice to plan at least 1 day a month with your LOVED ones? weather permitted of course....David and I are planning a picnic every two weeks...first I will plan, and then he will plan, menu, location....this is our plans for the entire summer....we do not have that many summers to explore and relish...soooooo we are beginning a new tradition..


Mary -from Ipiece2Mary  also enjoys traditions and picnics, so she is just thrilled to be cheering you all on this one. And for her efforts, Mary is getting a basket to plan her outing...
Mary and I certainly share many passions but you can bet this one is by far our favourite...

Peterboro Baskets has been a delightful new sponsor and sent me a few things to add to our PICNIC blog hop.....Those who sign up and those who have been in our top 2 will be eligible for other BASKETS prior to our hop...




Mary will require : 

In your subject line...

Yes, I want a Perfect PICNIC.



Your name
Your email addy
Your name of your blog
Your url...




 Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Design any size PICNIC QUILT.
( laminate back is optional) 
( although you will be seeing at least a dozen in this hop)

2. take great photos  - a good thing if you are aiming for
our POST Of FAME each day!
 BEST in Wow and Creativity .
3. have your blog post ready at midnight EST 
so the world can pop in and cheer you on too.
4. turn off your word verification - you really do not want to 
miss that chance of hearing how GREAT YOU ARE!

5. place button ( on side bar, copy code ) 
 on your blog once you hear you are IN,
YOU want your Friends to cheer YOU !
6. most important on your day, 
Add the list of fellow hoppers on your day to your
 post so everyone can find them as easy as they found you
( and please leave your blog link on too) 

7. and most most important….
Be a CHEERLEADER! 
YOU will be surprised who is WATCHING!
JOIN US in OUR UNIVERSAL QUILTING BEE
- we can all use more CHEERS! 


I can GUARANTEE something..
this will be a summer you will never ever forget....





P.S. Corrie at Quilt Taffy has some red and white dot laminate if anyone is looking for some...
just link to see...


Friday, April 18, 2014

Superpowers Revealed on day 6 with DMC

Welcome to our NEXT hop....SUPERPOWERS WILL BE revealed...get a pencil or pen out and begin a list....You may want to refer to these SUPERPOWERS again...reminding us all that everything is POSSIBLE...


It is Easter weekend and I wish you all some EASTER blessings and family time. Treasure each moment, it is such a sweet time!


Realllllly who has not put on a list at least a couple SUPERPOWERS they wish they had? I know when I was knee deep in my career, we had a session where our SUPERPOWERS were revealed....

Can you imagine, a team from all over the world....I prided myself in head hunting TALENT, always serious, as we were in Big PHARMA....but there were times when we PLAYED... The task was to be that SUPERPOWER you wish you had... for the whole session, which lasted 8 hours...

Ohhh Izzie. ( her name was Izabel)  her Superpower was to remember everything that was said during those 8 hours...She knew shorthand...( none of us knew that until then) Even in those days, shorthand was sooooo 50-60's. I knew no one who still did it...But Izzie did and she had many pads, and she wrote everything about our day...She was pretty remarkable...She was able to capture moments many had simply forgotten as there was so much going on...




And there was Randy, oh he was so together until this session, his Superpower was an  insatiable appetite...for 8 hours he never stopped snacking, sipping, munching and chewing.... He had a suitcase yes a suitcase of snacks..some healthy, many were not...He shared with us later, he had to fast for 2 days as he managed to consume thousands upon thousands more calories than he usually did...



Ohhhh how I wish had those SUPERPOWERS!

You can be sure I will be adding a NEW list of SUPERPOWERS once you
all reveal yours...

Mine hint....( something to do with TIME) 





( link above to the entire schedule) 
has many many SUPERPOWERS...I will reveal some of them
next week...wink....
I have known this lovely lady for years....YOU just know
she has to have some kind of SUPERPOWER to just keep up
all of us   .wink...

 Are you ready to see what SUPERPOWERS 
these ladies are about to reveal in anything or everything 
STITCHES....?
BE sure to cheer them on, you just have no idea
what that does for someone's whole well being....
WElllll I know you do as YOU all are pretty 
amazing ROCK YOUR world CHEERLEADERS! 


FRIDAY APRIL 18
Late Night Quilter
Just Keep Swimming
I Piece 2-Mary
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Kids and Sewing
Sew many yarns

( now the proper list...oops I was too quick in getting
away, I messed up..thx for the notes) 

DMC sent off some goodies that have already been circulated...yep, many love those threads and they have been busy stitching....THANKS DMC...


Come along and meet EMMA! Emma Broidery is a lovely lady who shares her love with stitching with you….Be sure to say hi….I have heard she will be joining us as well….HI EMMA!

Superpower WOW


And there is an S for superpower....and S for SUPERMAN and look
3 bags of SUPERPOWER stitching...yep, soooo impressed with this ladies
superpower...wait till you see what else she stitched..


CREATIVE SUPERPOWER




This lady stitched a reminder of her caring attributes in this superpower project..
how can you now be passionate about this creative ombre project...
it is her first hop....we hope she will return with more of 
her superpowers...








Schedule:

Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter


Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz


Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios


Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun


Tuesday 4/15 – Julia at My Fabric Obession

Thursday 4/17 – Molly at Rose and Odin
 be sure to check on Molly today

Tuesday 4/22 – Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl


Thursday 4/24 – Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt


Tuesday 4/29 – Julia at Riley Blake Designs

Thursday 5/1 – Ginny at Darling Adventures

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Superpowers revealed on Day 5 with DMC

Welcome to our NEXT hop....SUPERPOWERS WILL BE revealed...get a pencil or pen out and begin a list....You may want to refer to these SUPERPOWERS again...reminding us all that everything is POSSIBLE...

This was created by Brooke herself....I just love this..
I want to do this all in embroidery..yes?????
can I get it done by MONDAY?


Realllllly who has not put on a list at least a couple SUPERPOWERS they wish they had? I know when I was knee deep in my career, we had a session where our SUPERPOWERS were revealed....

Can you imagine, a team from all over the world....I prided myself in head hunting TALENT, always serious, as we were in Big PHARMA....but there were times when we PLAYED... The task was to be that SUPERPOWER you wish you had... for the whole session, which lasted 8 hours...

Ohhh Izzie. ( her name was Izabel)  her Superpower was to remember everything that was said during those 8 hours...She knew shorthand...( none of us knew that until then) Even in those days, shorthand was sooooo 50-60's. I knew no one who still did it...But Izzie did and she had many pads, and she wrote everything about our day...She was pretty remarkable...She was able to capture moments many had simply forgotten as there was so much going on...




And there was Randy, oh he was so together until this session, his Superpower was an  insatiable appetite...for 8 hours he never stopped snacking, sipping, munching and chewing.... He had a suitcase yes a suitcase of snacks..some healthy, many were not...He shared with us later, he had to fast for 2 days as he managed to consume thousands upon thousands more calories than he usually did...



Ohhhh how I wish had those SUPERPOWERS!

You can be sure I will be adding a NEW list of SUPERPOWERS once you
all reveal yours...

Mine hint....( something to do with TIME) 





( link above to the entire schedule) 
has many many SUPERPOWERS...I will reveal some of them
next week...wink....
I have known this lovely lady for years....YOU just know
she has to have some kind of SUPERPOWER to just keep up
all of us   .wink...

 Are you ready to see what SUPERPOWERS 
these ladies are about to reveal in anything or everything 
STITCHES....?
BE sure to cheer them on, you just have no idea
what that does for someone's whole well being....
WElllll I know you do as YOU all are pretty 
amazing ROCK YOUR world CHEERLEADERS! 


THURSDAY APRIL 17



DMC sent off some goodies that have already been circulated...yep, many love those threads and they have been busy stitching....THANKS DMC...


Come along and meet EMMA! Emma Broidery is a lovely lady who shares her love with stitching with you….Be sure to say hi….I have heard she will be joining us as well….HI EMMA!

Superpower Wow



someone who is soooooo super powered
she had to make a bag
and will you look at the fabric choices..
totally super...





Superpower in Creativity



and the detail and use of tranpunto on this piece is welllll outstanding 
in creativity...what a great time to complete a UFO...see it is never too late
to make what is old new again...that is a superpower! 







Schedule:

Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter


Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz


Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios


Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun


Tuesday 4/15 – Julia at My Fabric Obession

Thursday 4/17 – Molly at Rose and Odin
 be sure to check on Molly today

Tuesday 4/22 – Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl


Thursday 4/24 – Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt


Tuesday 4/29 – Julia at Riley Blake Designs

Thursday 5/1 – Ginny at Darling Adventures




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Revealing your Superpowers on Day 4 with DMC

Welcome to our NEXT hop....SUPERPOWERS WILL BE revealed...get a pencil or pen out and begin a list....You may want to refer to these SUPERPOWERS again...reminding us all that everything is POSSIBLE...



Realllllly who has not put on a list at least a couple SUPERPOWERS they wish they had? I know when I was knee deep in my career, we had a session where our SUPERPOWERS were revealed....

Can you imagine, a team from all over the world....I prided myself in head hunting TALENT, always serious, as we were in Big PHARMA....but there were times when we PLAYED... The task was to be that SUPERPOWER you wish you had... for the whole session, which lasted 8 hours...

Ohhh Izzie. ( her name was Izabel)  her Superpower was to remember everything that was said during those 8 hours...She knew shorthand...( none of us knew that until then) Even in those days, shorthand was sooooo 50-60's. I knew no one who still did it...But Izzie did and she had many pads, and she wrote everything about our day...She was pretty remarkable...She was able to capture moments many had simply forgotten as there was so much going on...




And there was Randy, oh he was so together until this session, his Superpower was an  insatiable appetite...for 8 hours he never stopped snacking, sipping, munching and chewing.... He had a suitcase yes a suitcase of snacks..some healthy, many were not...He shared with us later, he had to fast for 2 days as he managed to consume thousands upon thousands more calories than he usually did...



Ohhhh how I wish had those SUPERPOWERS!

You can be sure I will be adding a NEW list of SUPERPOWERS once you
all reveal yours...

Mine hint....( something to do with TIME) 





( link above to the entire schedule) 
has many many SUPERPOWERS...I will reveal some of them
next week...wink....
I have known this lovely lady for years....YOU just know
she has to have some kind of SUPERPOWER to just keep up
all of us   .wink...

 Are you ready to see what SUPERPOWERS 
these ladies are about to reveal in anything or everything 
STITCHES....?
BE sure to cheer them on, you just have no idea
what that does for someone's whole well being....
WElllll I know you do as YOU all are pretty 
amazing ROCK YOUR world CHEERLEADERS! 



WEDNESDAY APRIL 16



DMC sent off some goodies that have already been circulated...yep, many love those threads and they have been busy stitching....THANKS DMC...


Come along and meet EMMA! Emma Broidery is a lovely lady who shares her love with stitching with you….Be sure to say hi….I have heard she will be joining us as well….HI EMMA!


another delightful day of superpowers revealed...truly inspiring what threads and fabric together can reveal...

Wow in SUPERPOWER


We all could use a bit of colour in our world and add some colourful stitching and 
SUPER RUFFLES and voila...some pretty awesome superpower napkins..
I bet they wipe away wrinkles too....I don't see any...wink..



Superpower CREATIVITY..




Yes this lady captured superpowers....surely we all fall into this superpower
at some time during our creative process...her stitching is lovely...






And meanwhile in the land of RBD....there is a union jack hop being featured...
some lovely ideas on what to create with this fabric...


Schedule:

Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter


Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz


Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios


Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun


Tuesday 4/15 – Julia at My Fabric Obession
 be sure to check on Julia today

Thursday 4/17 – Molly at Rose and Odin


Tuesday 4/22 – Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl


Thursday 4/24 – Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt


Tuesday 4/29 – Julia at Riley Blake Designs

Thursday 5/1 – Ginny at Darling Adventures