Monday, January 30, 2012

It's WINNER Time!!!

Hello!  :)

Thank you so much for following me!!! Thank you also for entering my giveaway! It's been lots of fun!  :)

I used the Random Number Generator to pick the two winners. For some reason I couldn't get it to post on my blog correctly with all the numbers in it so I'm just going to post the winners.

Without further adieu . . .

The "Hometown" by Sweetwater for Moda charm pack

Goes to #23 . . .

Jennifer W. said... 23
I am already a follower and I'm loving the fabric packs you picked out. :)

CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer!!! Please email me your mailing address so I can get the charm pack out to you.  :)

The "Rouenneries" by French General for Moda charm pack


Goes to #67. . .

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said... 67
THANK YOU for posting a reminder Cherise -- I have been a little MIA with new grandbaby but didn't want to miss out on such a great giveaway. YES I follow and today I am working on YOUR apron :)

Blessings Friend!

CONGRATULATIONS Gail!!! Please email me your mailing address so I can get the charm pack out to you.  :)

Thanks again to everyone for participating and following me! Have a Wonderful Week!  :)

Until next time . . .

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Last Chance to Enter my Giveaway!!!

Hello!  :)

Today, Sunday, January 29th, is the last day to enter one of two charm packs I'm giving away.

Here's the first charm pack . . .

"Hometown" by Sweetwater for Moda. Would you like to win this? Here's all the fabrics included . . .

And here's the other charm pack you can win . . .

"Rouenneries" by French General for Moda. How about this one? Would you like to win it? Here's the fabrics it includes . . .

Go to this post for all the details and to enter the giveaway. Good luck!!!  :)

Have a Wonderful Day!  :)

Until next time . . .

Friday, January 27, 2012

Made Some Progress!

Hello!  :)

My friend Karen, from Sew Much 2 Luv has been having an "After Christmas Sew Along" all month. I wanted to participate from the beginning but I just couldn't get my rear in gear. Now that I'm moving along I'm participating this week. Today, Friday, is the last day. Better late than never . . . right?  ;)

I've made some progress on putting the Birdie's quilt top together. I sewed the four rows together with the sashing in between the blocks. I only got a picture of part of the first row though . . .

It's the January and February blocks so it's appropriate, right?!  :)  I'm hoping to get more done on this tomorrow. The only problem is that the hunky dude is off work every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (he works 4/10's). I love this schedule but sometimes it's hard to get sewing done. He seems to want to run errands and spend time with me on his days off . . . crazy, huh? Just kidding! I love it!  :)  I just wish I could fit some sewing time in there too. It's my fault though as I get lazy after we run errands and just want to sit, watch tv and play on the computer. I'm a total computer addict! There I admitted it!  ;)

Remember this pile I showed you the other day . . .

Did you guess what I was making with it? I turned it into this . . .

I'm very happy with how it turned out.  :)  It's for a Block of the Month Swap I've been participating in through Mary Jane's Farmgirl Connection. January's block was to be a snowman. I think I got it right!  :)  Hopefully my two partners aren't reading this. I will be getting their blocks in the mail to them real soon. I also made a couple extra ones for myself. I'm considering using this design for a surprise project later this year. I just have to decide exactly what I want to do. For now I'll keep my idea a secret. I'll let you in on it when I know all the details, okay?!  :)

Hope you have an awesome weekend!  :)

Until next time . . .

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

All Cut & Ready to Go!

Hello!  :)

I'm still avoiding cleaning . . . but I'm going to get moving anyway!  :)  I cut all the sashing, borders and binding for my Birdie Stitches Quilt. I also cut some cornerstones but I'm not sure if I'm going to use them or not.  I'll lay it all out and then decide. It looks so pretty! Can't wait to see it all put together!  :)

I received the fabric I ordered for the I Spy Charm Swap at Midnight Maker last night. So I got it all cut and ready to send out. I really love the umbrellas and the duckies aren't too bad either!  :)

Last but not least, I cut all the pieces I need for a surprise project that's been on my to-do list. It will be nice to get this one behind me. I'm way late on it. Can't wait to see how it turns out either as it's all in my head. I'll share it with you when I can.  :)

That's it for now. I better get my behind over to my sewing area and dig that sewing machine out so I can get sewing!

Until next time . . .

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Giveaway is now CLOSED!
See the winners here! :)

Hello!  :)

Do you remember earlier this week when I said I was going to giveaway two charm packs to celebrate reaching 100 & 200 followers by the end of December? Well the time has come!

Before I show you the charm packs I want to thank all of my loyal followers! I never dreamed so many people would be interested in my blog. You have truly warmed my heart! I have made some awesome friends through this blog and I wouldn't trade any of you for anything! I had a goal to reach 100 followers by the end of December. I reached that goal and then you guys just keep going and all the sudden there were over 200 of you here following my blog! You really know how to make a girl happy!  :)

On to the giveaway . . .

Here's the first charm pack . . .

"Hometown" by Sweetwater for Moda. Would you like to win this?!!! Here's all the fabrics included . . .

And here's the other charm pack you can win . . .

"Rouenneries" by French General for Moda. How about this one? Would you like to win it?!!! Here's all the fabrics it includes . . .

There will be two winners chosen! The first winner will receive the "Hometown" charm pack and the second winner will receive the "Rouenneries" charm pack.

You need to do two things for a chance to win . . .
First . . . You need to be a follower of mine since this giveaway is to celebrate my followers!  :)  Current follower or new follower, doesn't matter.
Second . . . You need to leave me a comment telling me you're a follower.

That's it!
Easy peasy!  :)

The giveaway is open internationally. It will remain open until midnight pacific time. Sunday, January 29th. I will choose the two winners on Monday, January 30th with the help of the random number generator, and will email the winners and post them on my blog. If you are a no-reply blogger please post your email in your comment or you will be disqualified.

Lots of luck to you! Thank you again for following me! I appreciate it and you!  :)

Until next time . . .

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew-In Fun!

Hello!  :)

Well I did it! Kind of anyway. I didn't get the sewing area cleaned.  :(  Hunky dude wanted me to run errands with him. So I did!  :)  When I got back home I was thinking about what I could work on that didn't involve my sewing machine since it was still buried. Then it hit me! I never got a chance to work on the final block for my Birdie Stitches Quilt. So I printed the pattern out . . . traced it on the block, I already had made for it, and got to work stitching it. Here it is . . .

Not a great picture . . . but I'm happy with how it turned out!  :)  I'm also elated because now I've finished stitching all the blocks for the quilt! WooHoo! You can see my other blocks here, here, here, and here. The next step is to cut the other pieces for the top and put it all together. I'm excited and can't wait to see how it turns out. Hopefully I'll be able to get my sewing area cleaned up so I can get back to more of the fun stuff!  :)

Check back here after midnight on Sunday, January 22nd for my charm packs giveaways!  :)

Until next time . . .

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's That Time Again...

Hello!  :)

It's time for another FNSI (Friday Night Sew-In). This time Bobbi from Crafty Vegas Mom is hosting. Be sure to go to her site and sign up to join me and all the others tomorrow night!

Of  course I still haven't managed to clean up my sewing area and get back to sewing yet.

It just seems like such a big overwhelming job . . .

Okay . . . this isn't me or my mess but that's how I feel. I have big plans to get busy tomorrow morning cleaning and organizing so I can get back to it. I have so many projects I need to work on . . . some I want to work on . . . and LOTS of new ones I want to get started!  :)

Wish me luck!  :)  I'll let you know how it goes!

Until next time . . .

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Please VOTE for me #122

Hello!  :)

Please VOTE for my Blogger's Choice Bundle #122!!! Remember when I shared my entry with you. Here it is again . . .

The voting has begun! There were 341 entries in the Blogger's Choice Bundle contest over at Quokka Quilts so the voting's been opened up to everyone. Please go to Quokka Quilts and vote for me #122!!! I'd love to have your support!!! Just click on #122 then click DONE! Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your kindness!!!  :)

By the way . . . Later this week I will be blogging about my long awaited 100 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY! Not only that but since I actually reached over 200 FOLLOWERS before the end of December, I will be giving away TWO items!!! There will be TWO WINNERS!!! Each winner will receive a Moda Charm Pack. Stayed tuned for the details!  :)

Until next time . . .

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hello!  :)

Yes that's me! MIA . . . missing in action . . . lol!  ;)  So sorry that I've been gone so long. I got consumed with the holidays and then my daughters and my birthday were after that. So much was going on and there was so much to do. I felt overwhelmed and was just trying to survive. I did make it through the holidays and the birthdays and am now trying to get back to a sense of normal (if it even exists).

When I last left you I had finished Jay's Hawaiian Getaway quilt and was about to give it to him for Christmas. Before I show you the finished quilt I need to show you the newest edition to my family.

Meet Doobie! He's a 3 year old Miniature Pinscher we rescued from our local shelter on December 30th. He's such a cutie!  :)

He's the mellowest dog I've ever seen! He loves to sleep. He was already house trained when we got him. He does like to run away when he gets loose though so we have to be careful when opening doors and keep him on a leash. We think he was abused by a man before as he's real cautious around men and a little timid. He's fitting in nicely though and we're all adjusting well. I love him to death! He loves to sleep on his back . . .

Isn't he a cutie?!!! Here's a funny picture I took when my daughter was here for the birthdays. He was wedged between her and the couch trying to sleep on his back. Kind of looks like he's smiling huh?

That's for letting me share my joy with you!  :)  On to the Hawaiian Getaway Quilt finish. Here it is . . .

I hand quilted it in navy on the squares and blue in the border. It's kind of hard to see.

Here's the full back . . .

and a better close-up of the quilting . . .

I really love how it turned out and he did too! I took some pictures of Jay with the quilt but my hunky dude hasn't given them to me yet (they're on his camera).

Jessica was bummed that her Peace and Love quilt wasn't finished before Christmas but understood. She asked if I could finish it by her birthday, January 6th and I said of course. With trying to get things back in order after Christmas I barely made the deadline, but I did make it. Her quilt had much more quilting on it than Jay's did. Here's a picture of her finished quilt (with Jay's cat testing it out).

I hand quilted it with green, pink, yellow, blue and purple on all the solid squares, around the flowers and in the borders.

Here's a picture of the back (sorry it's not a good pic).

I added one appliqued flower to the back of the quilt. Here's a close-up of it and the quilting.

I joined an I-Spy Charm Swap the other day. Lorelei from Midnight Maker is hosting it. She had lots of interest and opened a second group. Of course I'm doing both!  ;)  If you're interested in joining you can check it out by clicking here . . .

I ordered my two fabrics for the swap from Here they are . . .

Can't wait to see all the fabrics!  :)

I'm hoping to clean up my neglected sewing space tomorrow and get some projects lined up to work on. I have a few that were started before Christmas and others that I want to get started on.

Hope your 2012 is going great for you! So far mine is!  :)

Until next time . . .