Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dots on Dots Day 2 of our Blog HOP.



I had a red polka dot dress when I was
little, ( ok, I am still little) but I am
going back to  when I was a teen,
I was a bridesmaid for friends of our family...
I wish I still had a photo...I don't think I ever
saw bridesmaids in polka dot dresses since! 
It certainly made for interesting photos..
That is all I can say about that lol

I still love RED dots, I just don't think
I would wear them today..
But I still love them....lol

LOOKS like many of you do too..

Corrie from  Quilt Taffy is our Cheerleader
for this blog hop...coincidence...
SHE TOO LOVES DOTS.
She is an amazing organizer, online
store owner and Dot Enthusiast.
HOW can you NOT LOVE HER! 


Today on our Dots on Dots
blog hop....all these quilters
love dots too...

( for the full schedule, go to link on side bar 
dots on dots button
 Corrie has the entire schedule there)

TUESDAY's Dots Enthusiasts
( another dotty day and everyone 
was up and ready to show their dots..
WOW)

September 11th


Just a friendly reminder, CHEER for them,
leave comments, be a great cheerleader!
They will love you for it!


OUR TOP 2 choices today are.....



Good Morning, I couldn't wait for my oats,
I hopped on over here to see what DOTS would
fill my screen today....This lady had a theme...
her wee bunnies multiplied before my eyes.....I have bunny envy
this morning you will too...she has more ...hop over and see ...

And don't you just love the fussy cut of this perfect block, her choices of dots
made it downright appealing to my morning eyes... OHHH 
she has an infinity for dots too....
( is this a brick wall or floor, love it) 


And our HONOURABLE MENTION for 
completed project...

TELLLLLL me quick who does not love a dotted pillow...?
Each of those squares perfectly positioned...
This Lady knows how to make dotted projects,
wait till you see what else she has....


We also will include all of our Dots Enthusiasts
on PINTEREST, sew you can see everyday
who participated - all in one place...
But only after you have seen them on their blogs...


We have some great prizes..once they arrive
and post the photos, I will tell you 
who they are from.

3 prizes to be won at the end of the Blog HOP.

#1 for participating ( creating blocks)
#2 for the top 2 and honourable mention ( winner will be chosen from all those included)
#3 for all of YOU cheerleaders who left comments on everyones blogs ( 1 winner will be chosen
by Random Generator) 

OUR BEST! 
WE can hear the cheers...
it's music to our ears! 

Thank you from all of us !



great comments and you can be assured we are reading them...
however we will not have time today to answer
welllllll, I am a student, I have got
to get some homework done....
lol

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dots on Dots begins today...Day 1...


Do you remember when you first
became excited by DOTS "anything"?

I do, I had a Nanny who loved colour,
I came home from school one summer
and my bedroom was painted  with dots
on the wall, all sizes, all colours  and she
made my bedspread and pillows with 
dot appliqué. I have loved DOTS 
ever since...

LOOKS like many of you do too..

Corrie from  Quilt Taffy is our Cheerleader
for this blog hop...coincidence...
SHE TOO LOVES DOTS.
She is an amazing organizer, online
store owner and Dot Enthusiast.
HOW can you NOT LOVE HER! 


Today on our Dots on Dots
blog hop....all these quilters
love dots too...

( for the full schedule, go to link on side bar 
dots on dots button
 Corrie has the entire schedule there)

MONDAY's Dots Enthusiasts

September 10th


Just a friendly reminder, CHEER for them,
leave comments, be a great cheerleader!
They will love you for it!


OUR TOP 2 choices today are.....
( and I am pleased as punch
that everyone was on time
present and accounted for...
GREAT way to start our hop
thanks to Corrie for all
the friendly reminders)




WEllllll, what a delightful way to begin a MONDAY.
with a SMILE and this creative lady certainly did that this morning..
Now who did this???? lol


And anyone of you who love purple, dots, feminine paper piecing,
well this one is perfect and what she did with it, well you have
to see it...it is perfect...I happen to know she lovesssss
these colors...




And our HONOURABLE MENTION for 
completed project...


What a PURPOSEFUL  project,
creative, dotty and a STAR DOTTED one at that..
way to go my dear...




We also will include all of our Dots Enthusiasts
on PINTEREST, sew you can see everyday
who participated - all in one place...
But only after you have seen them on their blogs...


We have some great prizes..once they arrive
and post the photos, I will tell you 
who they are from.

3 prizes to be won at the end of the Blog HOP.

#1 for participating ( creating blocks)
#2 for the top 2 and honourable mention ( winner will be chosen from all those included)
#3 for all of YOU cheerleaders who left comments on everyones blogs ( 1 winner will be chosen
by Random Generator) 

OUR BEST! 











Sunday, September 9, 2012

BECAUSE U R....( our next blog hop)

It is with extreme delight....
that we announce
  our next BLOG HOP....
( but first recap)

AND NOOOOO we have not forgotten
that DOTS and DOTS begins on MONDAY,
yes this MONDAY, Corrie from Quilt Taffy will be leading
the Cheer with Dots...lots and lots of dots...
I am excited about that too....




Leafs me HAPPY  will
soon follow Dots on Dots.
Cherry  from Cherry Blossoms Quilting
will be cheering you on
into FALL...
Excited for this one too...



and then it is Wicked...and Wicked
Wendy from Why KNOT Kwilt  will lead you into cheers
well into the DARKNESS lol. 


Yes WE have been busy planning
and creating even more excitement...

SEW OUR NEXT blog hop
will be all about creating, designing,
coin purses....I AM SEW Frigging excited
about this one.  Yep- that is my first
coin purse photo up there, not my last, OMGoodness
NO, not my last.  I am making
a couple more today...but you will
have to wait till see them in NOVEMBER...

Will be leading you into cheer for this
delightful blog hop. 
She is sew many things, she loves to can,
sew do I, she loves great food, sew do I,
she loves to quilt, sew do I, she is much
better at it than I lol. She is creative,
well you all know I am too lol 
She is funny, filled with as much 
excitement as me....
I THINK WE COULD BE SISTERS LOL..

Seriously now, YOU will just adore
her as much as the rest of the Cheerleaders do.

SEW......

WE have 1 pattern to make this exact
coin purse, WE have the contacts 
for the Handles, WE have the energy
and excitement to lead you on..
NOW all we NEED IS YOU!

This blog hop should come with a warning....

"YOU may not be able to stop at just one"

These are the PERFECT gift for CHRISTMAS GIVING,
Birthdays, ANY holiday, any occasion, I don't know
any one person who would NOT LOVE a coin
PURSE designed by YOU....
( in fact I would say, I WOULD LIKE TO 
be a COLLECTOR of them...) 
I can see Katherine giggling here..
She is thinking exactly the same lol...

SEW YOU will have to sign up with
Katherine, with the subject LINE..
UR PRICELESS....
( I think she will like that) lol



YOU can Make 1 or ???
IF you sign up for the pattern and drop out
for any reason, YOU will have to pay for the pattern.
( it will be minimal) 
IT WILL BE FREE for all those who are on the HOP.
I am taking PHOTOS TODAY of EVERY STEP
and the pattern will be available early next week in a PDF file...


What you will NEED!

 #1 YOU will need to get some fusible fleece,
YOU don't need much, but you will need some
to give it the body the one above has...
May I suggest PELLON 987 F it is fusible
it has a nice spongy feeling...and is very easy to use. 
( 1/2 yd will be plenty) for lots of them..

 #2 You will need very little material...1 fat quarter
or 2 fat quarters for the gusset part of the coin purse...
YOU can add anything you like to it for embellishments,
ribbons, buttons, applique, paper piecing, needlework...

Let me tell you, YOUR head will be spinning
with ideas....Katherine's and mine are...
( we can't sleep) 

# 3 YOU will need the handles...we will
supply you with the contacts early next week 
with the pattern...the size is 3 inch handles by the way...
stick with the rectangle shape.... the pattern
is only for that one! If you purchase ovals or larger
ones this pattern will only suit a 3 inch frame..
I won't be making alterations..you will have to do that...

hate rules sew we call them guidelines...

READY?

#1 Everyone must turn off their word verification the day 
they are showing UR Priceless Project- PERIOD.

#2 Only 15 ladies with no blogs ( this blog is here for YOU) will be accepted,
it will be a first come, first serve basis.

#3 You must have your post ready at 
midnight E.S.T. If you are not
sure how to do that, we will guide you. 
( will do a tut for you if necessary)

#4 And most important, YOU
must add the names and links from
those who are on the hop the same
day as you. We want every one
to find your PRICELESS new  friends
as easily as they found you- PERIOD.


#5 All  Subscribed UR Priceless hoppers must

put button on their blog.
( on the top right) 
copy code in gadgets
 html copy- that is it
( those who have no blogs, of course
you are omitted lol)

Now all together:

"I swear- to swear

by all  of the UR Priceless Guidelines.."
SWEAR! ok! 


NOTE HERE:
( Katherine and I almost fell over
about the dates of this blog hop...
look at the coin purse image up there..
5 1 3 It is a sign lol) 

Ok, leave us a note here
too, sew we can match or let
you know we have you on a list..

I think this one will fill up very very quickly...

I know Katherine and I are in lol






Good Morning all you COIN Enthusiasts YOU lol

I wanted to add your contacts for the following...

Thanks to Kelly and Corrie, who will be carrying
the materials that are essential to making this...
I am still working on the pattern, it will have tons
of pics....I am thinking there is NO way, all of 
you will not get the same results as I...
I am taking many many photos of every step...
( will have it by early next week) 

Ok, for the PELLON 987 F check in with Corrie,
she will also be carrying some very fancy handles
( we are working on that) but for now..
YOU will most certainly need some PELLON
Fusible Fleece..


You will need say 1/2 yard, and only because
YOu will be making more than 1, I guarantee you that.
( 1 8 x 11 sheet is really all you need for 1)

this gives the body of your coin purse
I tried 4 diff't kinds of Pellon, this one
is PERFECT! 


corrie@quilttaffy.com
fusible fleece and fancy handles

and 

Ihaveanotion@yahoo.com
handle for coin purse

http://ihavea-notion.com/store/item_3154/3in-Coin-Purse-Frame.htm


Sew there you have it....WE have searched high and low,
nearly everyone is sold out of frames....SEW be sure
to connect with KELLY and Corrie, to order some...
and since we have 2 months before the hop....
Place your orders NOW!

YOU will require this exact one, you want to sew
your coin purse into this, not glue...
This pattern will suit this one PERFECTLY.
I only made 1 pattern...




On Monday I have a meeting with 
a President of a company who makes fancier
ones too...once you have made one, you
may want something a bit fancier too...

Will show pics early next week...
Those Corrie will have....

OK, I have tons of pics to do today....

YOU can do this......You will
take your time, it is not difficult
if you have 
#1 the tools
#2 the instructions...
and #3 us cheerleaders cheering you ON.

YOU WILL NOT FAIL..

thanks to Corrie and Kelly
for always being there for US.


WE are still accepting YOU...
come on in the door is open

WE Have ADDED MORE SPACES! 

This Pattern will not be for SALE! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

and speaking of wholesome goodness....



OUR Winner of the PELLON Giveaway
is 
Diane, she is elated, she said 
there are pillows in  her house everywhere,
she loves pillows, collecting and making..
SEW congrats to her and thanks for all of you
Who played along...
SEE YOU at our next giveaway! 

ps. forgot to say how much I enjoyed what you are all 
sleeping in lol


Sheets on my line...and Yes Peonie sheets,
 my darling does not have
any say of the colour and style of sheets that go on our bed...
( if he wants to sleep with me that is...) lol

Mmmm would they not make a scrumptious backing for a quilt?

Do you know I sat there on the deck stairs for 16.2 minutes
to capture this shot where the wind would just lift up the corners
of my sheets to the sky...Even had my timer on...yes I did!

And I thought, why can't PELLON make me some sheets,
they are doing everything else these days...
I want crisp white sheets... I want to cuddle with PELLON! :)

And then I thought...why not a PELLON Giveaway
today... Yes....
SEE this lovely comfort pillow?...great for the middle 
of your back...I MADE IT 
with PELLONS' new PERFECT LOFT.
I have enough in one bag for 2 of these beauties..
Measurement...12 x 24 inches...

This new PERFECT LOFT, is a perfect name for it
too, it has lot's of memory, it is a squishy,  you want to put
your face into it...PILLOW stuffing...
YEP I love it...

I have a wee project I am doing for our Cheerleaders
something very special, be showing that realllll soon! 


Ohh yes back to our giveaway!
Interested ? 


         This chair is in my studio...it is where I sit and stitch a lot! Sometimes I even have company!





SEW today and tomorrow, we will dedicate this day
to a WHOLE LOT OF PELLON GOODNESS...

1 lucky winner will get 1 bag of this wonderful PERFECT LOFT,
2 count them 2---16 x16 pillow forms and a few extras 
that will be added--- some fabric magic that will allow you to
do a texture on a piece of fabric, some cheesecloth, and 1 yard
of 300 thread count fabric, sew you can make a pillow or two too! 

YES that is a whole lot of wholesome goodness,
from the makers of PELLON.

Let's continue to STICK with PELLON..
Maybe someday they will make me some sheets...










                                                        LINK here PELLON

Tell me quick, what colour and style of sheets are on 
your BED?


Draw will take place at 4 PM EST
tomorrow.! 


ps. DOTS ON DOTS begins MONDAY
are you seeing DOTS YET!
Schedule is on your right..link to Corrie
OUR CHEERLEADER of this Blog hop
















Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Every MAN needs one of these!



About a year ago a dear lady who was a frequent guest here, brought along her Erma
Bombeck humor, you may remember her Nan from Pots and Pins...
She loves to cook almost
as much as she loves to quilt. She tells me
she will be begging soon to hop with us...
Well begging is not necessary, just bring your wit with you
is what I told her...

In the meantime....I give her credit for coming up with the idea...

 I updated the list and the look, and made it into 5 x 7 card that is 
found on my DH's side table.
He really does have a great sense of humour and really
appreciated the new lines lol

Yeah right...lol

But it makes for a lovely post this morning...
and gives us an opportunity to scream
for Nan. COME BACK NAN, we miss you!

Sew here you go, save it in jpeg or png and copy
and print, and I laminated mine locally for a whopping
.50 cents...

And thanks to Nan, she loves FANS ....
I think she calls us that...lol


What other lines could be added...???
Maybe we can come up with a library of cards
in honor of our Nan lol

 I Had some time to take a stroll with my camera this morning
thought you would enjoy the view too..

Note here, I did not do anything but focus and shoot..




The view from our deck...see the corners of the garden, those are
2 barn doors that a dear Evelyn, found me this past summer...



and yes we are Pepper farmers...we have a total of 8 peppers...
yep from only 2 plants. lol


I started these phlox from seed, they were supposed to be ground cover,
now they hover over 5 feet tall and are an amazing backdrop to our 
all white garden... They just started blooming a week ago..


Is that not amazing..look at those dew drops just holding on... many dozens
of buds still coming..


Ohhhh what is fall without MUMMS...this arrangement is about 3 feet in diameter...
Yes love white flowers...we have an arrangement with the bees, to 
not pollinate any colour...they have been heeding our requests...


 Ohhh this one is a perfect symmetrical 1 foot baby Mumm's...


Remember the metal dress I made last fall, well we needed to find
it a home...we placed it by our deck and planted some vines...
they are very happy..already climbing our barn wall...


Ok, that is it for me today...I have a few meetings
to get to...
Thanks for joining me in the garden this morning...x