Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Get a timer.... p.s I met my deadline! ( photo attached)

Good Morning....

Thanks for being part of my morning, afternoon or for some of you evening!
Ok, here is a sneak peak of a project I am doing
for Riley Blake Design for Wednesday.
Today being Tuesday, it will be  in their hands by late afternoon...
( more on that tomorrow) lol 

Now today, here is what I need from you....
Send me some photos of a timer...
an hour one... that one above is mine...

Here take  a closer look...

If you don't have one...look at amazon..they have a gazillion..
ok, that may be a stretch..but trust me here...

Send me 1 photo of yours to this email...

On Thursday of this week. I will share my secret
to TIME....some of you for the past 2 years
have asked me where I find the TIME.

I am going to share how I balance my life...
 AND can you guess what I am working on for Riley Blake Designs..?

 p.s I met my deadline.....

This is my project for Riley Blake Design!

More tomorrow!

It is bright, isn't it?

p.s p.s the timers are coming in...thanks..
cannot reply this morning...
have to write up my patterns..
but THANKS I have quite a few lol

Monday, August 6, 2012

And yes I am resting... will you ?

I am giving myself 20 minutes this morning lol

I have a deadline to make!
see you tomorrow!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Think Christmas winners on our last day...

Yes today is the end of this delicious blog hop
hosted my our very own Santa Lesley
sew some winners must be chosen
for our top 2 and an honourable mention...  

And our top 2 winners today are....

 This was sew amazing..thank goodness I placed my coffee down
otherwise I would have been wearing it...
the degree of choosing the right fabrics, right down to bottom of the  tree
to the golden star...well done sweetie , well done..

It was difficult this morning to choose just 1 more...but we did
 choose a well executed block...look at this ladies points
in her outside sashes... and the fussy cut of DR Seuss, and will you look
at the framed bits like an old photograph of yesterday...
yes by golly, she had to be mentioned....

And our HONOURABLE Mention for best
overall block turned into something is
this lady's..the detail in her fine embroidery,
her blocking and pillow and yes even
the photo got top billing today...

August 5

Briarside Lane
Pigtales and Quilts
Quilts From My Crayonbox
Quilt n Queen
Pattie at That Other Blog
Quilting, Losing and Tea
Why Knot Kwilt
Madame Samm

Wow ladies...what a wonderful blog hop...to all those who played along contributed not one but many blocks, to those who still were not a show today...I believe it was time zones....please let us know when your blocks are up sew we can add you to our PINTEREST board....Thank you ...thanks to Santa Leslie for being a gracious hostess  for this blog hop...TO all of you, for being part of such a wonderful
break from our lives for a little bit of Christmas...

Think Christmas will be repeated next year....sew keep us in mind....for year 2...Santa Leslie
has already polished her boots and her gold buttons on her Santa suit...

Don't forget to leave your comments on my blog..I will be adding the Giveaways there along
with those who comment...we already have you registered....

Good LUCK to you all..it is not too late to send off comments to everyone on our hop...YOU have till WED....

YOU just SMACK of delight....

Ahhhhhhh Good morning to all of you above me, beside me and all around me...lol. I have just a few minutes to let you all know that YOU all mean sew much to ALL of us...thank you for cheering us all on...what a lovely gesture...to see your words upon our screens, to know that someone looked at our stuff and liked it...YOU are all kind, smart and important to us all..thank you for sharing your minutes with us..we are better for it...

NOW I Must run, I have a few things that require my skill....you will see soon enough! thank you on behalf of ALL of us..do please stay tuned wink..

Mdm Samm x

My Christmas tale in Paper Piecing...

Good Morning and welcome to my Christmas tale...
 I Love that I am your last visit of the tour...
( I do hope you followed the order of quilters today...and I am my last yes lol)

MY tale begins...( in paper piecing photos)

It is likely still dark for some of you...sew I provided some light...
You will note it's cool this morning because the wicker is barely moving..

You may be browsing awhile sew I poured you a large cup of your favourite brew...
It was especially made for you....Ohhh my-  do you feel a chill.....?

 It is possible you feel chilly after all you are still  walking around in those undies..
I am sure I have a dress that  will suit you for the Christmas tour...
Let me see....

 Ah yes, I found one...It suits you perfectly..you like dots..me too!
Ohhh you want to see the tree...well let's go into the parlour..
You first....

I know, I know, how can you not love an aqua tree?

I knew you would like it...look our local cardinals even brought some
red ribbon..our cardinals are very talented..they drop in all the time..

OHHHH...you feel like something to eat..
Well, let me see what we have....

 I have some pepper mints for you..
YOU love CANDY CANES...me too ....

Oh that ornament!!! It has a story
would you like to hear...

 This ornament was made in the 60's, oh silly girl that is not a store
it's the year....lol  This was made from old tablecloths, you know
we  used to save every bit of scraps... enough to make these ornaments.
I think these came from Amanda's place a long time ago..
( these young ones lol)

Ahhh but they have such heart, even if at times they seem a bit wonky....
( saying to myself) lol

WE know their hearts are in the right place...
and we know that because.....

They still believe in Santa....

Thank you for dropping by, I don't want to rush you or anything,
but I think I heard the doorbell...more visitors are waiting...
Off you go...x

To a seasonal holiday with warmth...
( or should I say a cool breeze)

Ohhh and a special treat for a special cheerleader....

And by now you know we have giveaways ...some pretty amazing 
ones ...our participants of this blog hop have
at least 2 chances, some have 3 to win all that 
our generous sponsors provided...

Thanks to Michael Miller, Westminster Fibres ( Esprit)
all of our participants...all those who were our top 2
and honourable mentions, those who followed along 
and were cheerleaders for you and all of your new found friends..

And a big THANKS to Santa Lesley
who was one of the best cheerleaders on our team..
She cheered, she organized, she was there when
you needed her... I could not have done it without
her passion to excellence..
Now she can sleep through the night ..wink..
That large runner above is yours, to do what
you wish. A large body pillow, a start of a quilt
for just Santas, a runner....from my heart to yours...

WEDNESDAY we will announce the winners..
Give many you a chance to see them all..

PLEASE let me know here...
WE will go by honour system
Tell me you visited them all and left comments
and you could win 32 fat quarters of fabric...

The other ladies, will know who won
by random generator on WED.
Good LUCK!

OH  come back next week to see 
what next blog hop YOU can be involved in..
There are many reasons why you should consider..
YOU will SEE!

IN case you did not go in order..
Here is whom I shared my day with ...

August 5

Madame Samm ( yes that is me)

What is a hop without a giveaway?
NOT 2  but  3 giveaways?

1 winner of all those who participated
and created blocks... you will get one Michael
Miller bundle and one Esprit bundle...
( every one is included here even Santa Lesley)

1 winner who followed every day
and left comments to all participants..
You will get same as above lol
I know a few who did.... how many more by 
WE will go by honour system
if you tell us you left a comment for everyone
we will believe you!

1 winner for all those who were
the top 2  and honourable mentions each day...
YOU will receive
24 YARDS total 
( and that is approx...I think it is a lot  more than that) 
of both of these collections..

The winners will both receive
Christmas collections from

( I am doing a special project that you will see soon with this
collection...cotton couture..have you seen it?)

Valorie Wells Christmas collection

Total 32 fat quarters each..

I think it would be enough for next years
Think Christmas don't you think?

Or maybe a Christmas project
you will have plenty of time
for that now...

Winners will be announced next WEDNESDAY!

Thanks for playing along...

A deep appreciation for 
our sponsors who are always
eager to help out..
Michael Miller and Westminster Fibers.
Thank you time and time again!

Oh and be sure to come back tomorrow..
we still have 1 more day of participants...
who will be our top 2 tomorrow
and honourable mention?

oh we are very close to our 200+ mark
on Pinterest...I think I saw 220 amazing
contributions.. the doors are closed..

220 wow! 
can you hear me clapping!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Think Christmas Giveaway(S)

Your comments are still here and will be accounted for..
but please leave your comments on my day of my blog...
it will make it easier for us to use random generator 
to pick winners next wed...

thank you

Day 6 of Think Christmas..and there are more Quilt Blocks to see..

I love our line up today...and will you look 
I see your very own cheerleader..Santa Lesley..

This is her day along with some pretty impressive ladies..
WE only have 1 more day left.....
after today...and then we will be announcing
our next blog hop..
YES, we have more coming...
but today let's hop on over to visit all of our ladies..
READY? I am !

August 4

Creations On The Island

Scher at That Other Blog 

Sunshine Girl

Hallbrook Designs

The Recipe Bunny

Sisca at That Other Blog 

Polkadot Classic

Ariane's Crafts

The Cuddle Quilter 

Who will be our top 2 today? Who will be recognized for honourable mention...?
Will it be YOU? 
Come back and see...

OUR TOP 2 Today are.....

A stunning Christmas block caught our attention
it was precise and unforgettable...for those of us who do remember
polaroid cameras, this is just delightful for fussing cutting..

This one reminded us that getting up at 5 am before our parents did
would not guarantee presents would be opened sew early...lol
great applique work, delightful photo..


I don't think anyone would disagree, that this from our very own Santa Lesley, was done to perfection.
Seriously, her stitching around Santa and her name..why it was perfect....

Now don't forget to come back tomorrow....it is sadly our last day...
OHH we are at 191 Blocks...surely we will top 200+ tomorrow.
.I know I have at least that amount lol

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 5 and we continue to Think Christmas... 155 + blocks today...

Each day, I am thinking you must be running out of ideas..
and then I see what you have created and I am
thinking Christmas all over again and I am sew inspired...

What a delightful way to start a day
by cheering for you all ...

August 3

Ruthanne at That Other Blog 

Return later to see who made our top 2 
and who made our honourable mention
for unique project...

Who will it be today...
will it be YOU?

Congrats to these ladies..
here are our top 2 choices today..

some lovely needlework here with
 coloured balls on her tree lol
* we want to know where she found such little ones"

And this perfectly made block, in all the colours
a certain cheerleader just loves...

and our Honourable mention today.
a lady who took  6.5 inch block
and turned it into a completed project..
 psst. I still BELIEVE!

We still have 2 more days...I believe
we are at

  155 blocks..

that is a lot of Christmas inspiration

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's day 4 and we have some more of Think Christmas quilters...

It has been such a great hop, bit thanks to all who are part of it..
...we are up to 102 blocks.. and that is only our 
first 3 days...we still have 4 more days to go...

Lesley is doing a fine job leading you on
and beside her--- together we will 
 cheer on our ladies today...

August 2

Grandmama's Stories

Sandra Kaye Designs

North Hills Quilter


Quilty Doodads

Quilting in South Carolina

The Raspberry Rabbits

Charise Creates

Traveling Quilter

Nancy B at That Other Blog

Selina Quilts

Come on back later to see who was picked as our top 2 choices as fav blocks and our honourable mention for great project. We usually do this first thing in the morning...

OUR top 2 winners today and noted exceptional participants, will be in our draw next week for a fat quarter bundle from Free Spirit, all Christmas fabrics from one collection.

This was an easy choice- it just shouts Christmas
doesn't it? She is such a DEAR to participate 
in our Think Christmas!

And this one, another terrific addition to our mix
of beautifully done....now who are these ladies
who created these blocks..?

And our HONOURABLE mention is this lady for 
a beautiful topper that again shouts Christmas.

WEll done! Who made this...
go on, hop along and let us know we got it right today!

PS. todays totals for blocks are 139 and all were posted early and seen..! Thanks for all of your shares...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's day 3 of Think Christmas and we are already at 73 blocks, not counting today ..I KNOW

I post this before I go to sleep- albeit some of you don't think I ever sleep, but I do ...9-10 hours every night....sew by the time I get up in the morning I expect my snowman to be warm water for my coffee....yep, you can smile...lol

Did you see the line up for today, we will be like the snowman...
melting from the choices we will be making...?


                                      August 1

                                          Sheila's Quilt World

A Passion for Applique

                      Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Jane's Quilting

 Sew Me Something Good

                           A Stitch in Time

Aurea at That Other Blog

                            Quilt Times

Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting

                                    Patchouli Moon Studio

Quilting by the River

yep! this going to be a great day..... or a wet, perspiring one, you tell me? 

We will be choosing the top 2 and honourable mention as early as we can get up and make our brews....

OHHHHH and we are to 73 blocks....how many do you think we will be up to today on day 3...any guesses.???...I bet we will be over 84 if anyone cares lol..

ok, you can go to our buttons for Think Christmas , 1st one will take you to PINTEREST, 2nd one to Lesley's schedule of all of our blog hoppers. quilters.....

Is she not doing an amazing job...our Lesley...lol

See you in the morn.....toodles..

Top 2 winners today...both will be entered into a draw at the end of the week for a fat quarter bundle from Free Spirit, and yes it will be  a beautiful bundle of Christmas fabric.

The detail in this block in fact everything this quilter
creates is hard to overlook... LOVE the Christmas
bulbs and look close at who is joining in the fun!

Another quilter who never disappoints ...Even though
the temps for her  were well over 100 * she was still able to create
this lovely block and put us in the Christmas mood!

And HONOURABLE mention for a completed project....
Now how could we not have something Snowmen today..
you have to check her snowmen...I do believe
hers were in a colder climate...they seemed
to multiply !

Whew glad that is over....there were sew many lovely blocks it was almost impossible to agree to any top 2 and honourable mention...Lovely day!

p.s. total  99 BLOCKS today...yes 99!