Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Schnibbles parade


Here is is the end of March already and this is my 3rd parade of the year! I really love this quilt, I did it in all pink and green 30's -- these are great for using up the little pieces you have. And I have TONS of 30's :)

Started back to work early this year, so I have already been there 2 weeks, so this little Schnibbles did not quilted, hoping to get it done tomorrow!

Enjoy the parade (Waving at you)

Happy Stitches

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rehab? Wanna Join Me?


What a crazy day! It was very windy here today, really not that unusual but the wind just makes it that much colder -- when the wind was not blowing it was probably 65 - but with the wind it was in the 40's BRRR! Due to the high winds today, my boss said no work today -- stay home - so I got a free day! Not really that great when I just started back last week - but I did get some sewing done.

And some surfing done too:) Have you been over to the Pink Pincushion blog,
Sinta is having a BOM Rehab and boy do I need to be in Rehab! I bet 50% of my UFO's are BOM!
So I joined up -- and it is easy all you have to do is work on a BOM and then link up to her blog on Mondays. Since I did not work on a BOM this past weekend I did link up yesterday, but I will next week, I was working today on my Jan Patek BOM again.

The block of the Months I am going to tackle first:

Jan Patek from my LQS that is still going on -- want to get current

LQS BOM featuring 1 12 inch Block and 2 inch blocks each month -- need to get current

Birdie Block of the Month - need to complete 3 more blocks

This should keep me on track for a few weeks!!!

So.... will I be seeing you in Rehab?????

Happy Stitches

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lazy Sunday

Good Morning

How was your weekend? Ours was good, it rained here on Saturday so I had the day off and ended up doing some sewing and Sunday was a wonderful day and we went to the lake and Dear Hubby did some fishing.

But this is all we caught! A bucket of minnows!!!

The man fishing next to us has a huge fish on his line, but it broke his line, I actually got to see it and he was trying to get it in, it was a nice muskie. At least he had a fish tale to tell.

Have a great day!
Happy Stitches

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Winner Winner!

I asked Dear Hubby what number he would like to pick from 1 - 77 and he said 58!


Mhairi said...

I am a follower. I would love a pink background for my little girl or purple for me. I love this pattern, it is too cute!!

Please send me your name and address and I will get this mailed on Wednesday!!!

Email me at

Thanks and I hope you enjoyed the hop!!

Happy Stitches


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quilting Gallery Mini Quilt Swap


It has been a busy week, back to work at the garden center, about 3 weeks earlier than most years, the weather has been just AWESOME here, in the 80's all day and 60's at night, seems like we have been transported to Arizona from Northern IL this spring!

I would like to thank Pat from the Quilting Gallery New Beginnings Mini Quilt Swap, this is the AWESOME mini I rec'd on Monday when I got home from work -- I just love 30's as you know so this is really "me"

Pat also sent me some FQ's -- the pink and green 30's is perfect - I am working on a pink and green Schnibble for this month. Pat you must have been peeking in my windows!!! LOL

I also love the browns, I have a couple ideas in my head for those. Thank you so much!!

I better get to bed, 5 AM comes pretty early in the morning!
Happy Stitches

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another Chair and more recycled crafts

Good Morning!

Here is the chair I finished late on Saturday -- I really love the red ones, but this one is cute too!
Dear Hubby and I went Treasure Hunting last night (north side of town has garbage pick up this morning) And Guess What?!?!?? We found 2 old wood chairs!! Perfect for more chair planters.

And you guessed it, tonight I will be going treasure hunting on the south side of town tonight!

My other thing I have been doing is saving pickle jars, olive jars etc, and making them into pumpkins or snowman for the fall shows. I got 10 of these guys done this weekend too! So glad to have them boxed up and off the counter.

The weather has been fantastic this past week and I have enjoyed painting and crafting in the garage. Today is the first day of prepping the garden center, so I won't have as much free time - but getting back to work is a good thing.

Have a great day Happy Stitches!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday night / day Sew In

Good Morning!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Yesterday was Friday night sew in -- and since I will be starting back to work on Monday -- I crafted most of the day yesterday. I have collected 3 chairs that I wanted to make into Chair Planters - I had gotten 2 of them as roadside treasures (you know other peoples trash is my treasure) and 1 I had paid $2 for. The paint is what we have in the garage, so this project cost very little and I think they turned out great.

This is the first one -- It is made of a very hard wood, Dear Hubby had a heck of a time cutting the hole - and of course this is the first one we did, so he was not too thrilled at this point.

This is chair 2 -- I paid $2 for this one -- I should have taken before pictures it was just your normal brown wood chair, with a much softer wood seat, so Dear Hubby was now on board with this project :) You can enlarge this photo and see I painted little green and yellow dots on the back wooden bars.

The 3rd chair is not completed, I have painted it yellow and this morning I plan to finish it. I will post a photo tomorrow.

Then we we came inside I needed to finish up this block for the Jan Patek BOM I am doing, so I finished appliqueing this block.

All in all it was a productive day!

How was your Friday Night Sew In?

Happy Stitches!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Blog Hop and Giveway!!

Good Morning!

I am participating in the Blog Hop Party that starts tonight at Midnight! Click on the Blog Hop below for a list of all the blogs that are participating.

My Giveaway is a 2-Fer -- I am sending you this cute bunny wall hanging that is 12 inches square for you and also sending you a kit to make one for a friend -- the kit may not contain all the exact fabrics as in this one.

So here is what you have to do to win my Give Away -- become a follower and then leave me a comment on what background color you would like your kit to be - you can pick, pink, blue, purple, green or yellow -- that's it, easy peazy!
Then just check back here on March 24 to see if you won!

Happy Stitches and happy hopping!