What a wonderful HOP !!!
JUST FOR THE BOYS
has provided us countless projects
for the boys and men in our lives.
( and many fond memories I may add)
GRATITUDE to all for participating
in all the ways that makes these hops soooo special..
Amy was a wonderful cheerleader.
She certainly was worried about a few who were late,
and a no show..but never ever ever, is this reflected on our
cheerleaders… I assured her, cast that aside…IT IS PAST!
WE move forward and celebrate all those who did
reach for excellence! AND YOU DID….all of YOU!
By now you may have seen all those who
I share this beloved day…they all soar in my heart….
Friday November 15th
Sew Incredibly Crazy ( Amy our cheerleader, be sure to cheer loud for her)
Sew We Quilt ( and me)
Ok, ready for my projects….
Stitched with Magic Stitches...
My oldest took every protection to not have any babies
till she was ready. But my oldest Grandson would not hear of it..
He was coming regardless….
( so she got ready)
When she was pregnant she called him KAL-EL as only
a realllll SUPER baby could have made it through all the doors
she had closed… Kaleb was born 13 years ago and his middle
name is KAL-EL. He is pretty obsessed with the MAN OF STEEL
for a number of reasons.
So when I saw this FABRIC collection from Camelot Fabrics,
I knew what I had to create for my psssst a very special grandson…
What a perfect birthday gift for a teenager.
And of course the model of Man of Steel made possible by
a dear friend, had to be part of his birthday gift….
I took this photo when I had completed the topper, YOU have to take advantage of our
local farmers fields while you can….So I dragged David out, he is holding The Man of Steel on
a broom…( of course you can't see him or the broom, he was photoshopped lol)
It was a perfect day for this shot…
Once completed, I loved it even more….I binded it with the same material
as I did the back….something he will no doubt grow up with…
funny how adding the blue just has all the blue popping out of this film strip quilt…
take a peak...
He was pretty excited by his special SUPER gift...
His Gramps wanted to keep it for himself wink….
Size is 70 x 84
Ohhh see the Pillow, Mary made that for Kaleb, so she just had
to be on the label too….It was certainly a quilt stitched with SUPER LOVING KRIPTON stitches…
I hand quilted it with boxes and stitches in the ditch...
( This lap quilt may not have any special powers
and it will not have you soaring any heights. But it's stitched
with magic threads that will keep you snuggle and tight.
Happy Birthday my sweet young "teen" may you
have this for years to come.
To Krypton and back, YOU are loved, Nan and Gramps!)
Ohhh I had a bit of time to create this too…
As I have very special MEN in my life as well, it is important not to forget them..
I made 5 denim aprons however only had time to applique this one…
of course using Camelot Fabrics…
This one is going to a man who is pretty obsessed with expensive cars, expensive motorcycles...….
He will NEVER GROW UP, is particularly appropriate for him…wink…
And I love that he has a special place in my heart forever..
( in case he sees this wink)
|this pin cushion will go with the apron..winner of comments left here|
( birds nest compliments from Ev,
she was thinking it would be perfect for my photos..
she was sooooo right- so love her for always thinking of me)
I always try to make something special for our Cheerleaders….this was going to be for AMY,
but it just did not seem special enough….so it will go into someones RED package soon…
it weighs a pound …lol
are from ( link here) will go into the package too!
Her boy collections and monsters are simply OOAK…
Links on side bar on how to make them
as well as pin cushion...
YES this one seems special enough now….the fur has strings of silver threads
that makes it sooooo darn girly too…
All the button pins were made especially for her too…
gotta have at least one spider lol
I was then going to make a pair of BOY Jammies, however did not have enough
CAMELOT fabric on hand for that…so I made a pair of mini jammies and needle turned
it on a navy blue micro fleece throw, perfect for a special friend who welcomed
a new grandson….he has no name yet, he was just brought into our world
a couple of days ago…( he was very early) these jammies would likely fit him…
once they announce his name…I will add it on the bottom to match…
As I made a few denim aprons and have an extra one….THIS ONE IS FOR YOU,
what will you applique on it?
Button pins goes with it too…
and some Superior Threads that Bob sent!
OHHHH a special package indeed!
And that is it for me….
I have been busy with a lot of EXCITING STUFF
behind the scenes, take for instance….
That Vickie is cheering for…
This is a very enthusiastic tight group we have
and they will be thrilled with all the prizes we have to give away!
it is the end of the year and Christmas time after all!
So see you soon for our last hop of the year…
HOWEVER we are planning
JANUARY, so it is not too late to
Ask CAROL to put you on the list
The link is on the side bar for the
guidelines for this blog hop..
LOVE TO SEE YOUR COLOUR in the NEW YEAR!
And speaking of colour, would you believe
I , MDM SAMM did not have a business card..
Can hardly believe it… NO SEW WE Quilt business card..
so busy making them for others I suppose….
I know, not that I get out much,
but I do send out a lot of packages…
Sooooo I created a new design
they are being printed as I write this
at our local print house!
I think it is so ME LOL
I even made a special one for a certain
lady who loves purple lol
Ohhhh I didn't think I had one more POEM In me
about BOYS….had to ponder...
WE loved MORNINGs
We had a Nanny who was such a dear
she stayed with us year after year
Our mornings with her
were really a giggle
Cause the kids always had something that would
make her wiggle.
She loved her cereal, especially her oats
it was not uncommon for her to spoon a wee car or boat
She lovingly packed their lunches
and knew how to get them back
she would place paper notes
in between the breads
with the message "SMACK!"
( she would always say I will smack you…
meaning kisses of course)
My kids saved those notes for years from her…
She certainly made her mark on their hearts…
Their MUMM x
Boys Wall of Fame
( each one of you today could
have been here, you were alllll so
Simply put this would be a quilt any young boy would treasures…
imagine cuddling up with dinosaurs that can only keep you warm…
She even made a matching pillow….
And you can stop right there….this lady who happened to be our cheerleader
too really outdid herself in this effective MANLY creation…
love that it looks dirty….I am soooo into this …allllll those blocks
and most CREATIVE….
WOW, this quilt had me stopped in my tracks….this lady knows how to
bring excellence to the table..the photograph is amazing too..
but back to the quilt…look at this border….yep everything about it
speaks ROPE HIM IN….
And we are filled with GRATITUDE to
( winners announced on MONDAY for Q-Snaps too….)
Camelot Fabrics is our Sponsor…ohhhh my do they have a lot of BOY collections, which is why we chose them for our sponsor for this hop… Anyone who has boys will love to win these bundles…. WE thank them from the bottom of our hearts, it is sponsors like them
who really do create such excitement with their pretty amazing collections from their pretty neat BOY designers...
How to win?
1. Participate in our blog hops…all those who do get a chance to win ONE bundle.
2. Be in our top 3 for outstanding project, photo and creativity, all of them get a chance to win ONE bundle.
3. All those who leave comments get to win a bundle too…JUST for leaving comments……leave many, more chances….
To all who made this very special HOP possible..
FYI unique visitors
since this boy hop began
844,338 ( that is not counting today)
( I think you all make an impact)
A few are dropping by wink...