Friday, September 9, 2022

Another Great SAL & Mystery


Oh, Happy Day! 

Sew Sampler Mystery Sew Along has a new updated announcement with links to the materials list for those who love mystery's ( I know I do)... 

And look at these beautiful Buttercup and Slate precuts... I think I'm in love.

This SAL starts Sept. 24th and runs weekly.  Check it out at Coriander Quilts.  




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Thursday, September 1, 2022

More Fall Fun Coming...check these out.

Ok, I can't resist showing you all some new fun activities I ran across the last few days.  I Love Fall, Don't you?  It's that cozy, warm, cuddly time of year where you can settle in and create beautiful things.


32 In A Bussell.  How absolutely fantastic is this quilt.
This SAL is being hosted over at The Last Piece
Sign ups close Sept. 8th so hurry and go sign up if you want to make this one.












Fall is for harvest and over at MadamSew you can find a tutorial for making these lovely canning Jar Quilt blocks.  
You can arrange your jars in any order and add as many rows as you desire to make the quilt as large or small as you prefer.  Look how fun those fabrics are. And why not do one with buttons, scissors, and other sewing notions and supplies in the jars for your sewing space.  



And Oh My Pumpkins!!!! Just look at this awesome pattern being sold exclusively over at Annies, called Pumpkin Harvest.  
I love applique combined with piecing, so this pattern is right up my pumpkin patch alley.
It totally speaks fall, thanksgiving, and country harvest.  My little image doesn't do it justice, so go on over to Annies and take a closer look at this beautiful quilt pattern up close.








This Pattern is called "Twister Harvest".  This wall quilt measures 24-1/2" x 25-1/2" .  
Twister Harvest Wreath Quilt puts a spin on the traditional pinwheel.
Designed by Becky Cogan, this pattern  is being sold over at Need'L Love for only $5.00.  

If your looking for a wall hanging, or table topper, For fall, this one would work for either. 










That's all I have for this morning, but if you want to see more coming soon, then make sure your subscribed to my email list for updates.

Have a great day everyone!!!


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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Autumn is Just Around the Corner

How about a Block a Week (BOW)?

Sign up today for FREE over at Piecing the Past Quilts
to join in on this lovely BOW project "Harvest Gatherings".

This quilt is 84" x 100".  Great to add to your Fall Decor or add to a Guest's Room for those who are visiting for Thanksgiving.

It starts Sept. 26th.  So head on over and sign up today, It's Totally FREE!









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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Some New Quilt-A-Longs

Been awhile since I posted.  I have just been in a kind of funk the past few months, not doing any crafting or sewing what so ever.  I don't know if it's because gardening has taken over or just the fact I want to be outside instead of inside after a long rainy winter... but I'm beginning to get the urge to stitch again so hopefully I can motivated and back in the swing of things by getting some of past projects finished and then start some new...



Scrappiness is Happiness by Lori Holt is being hosted at Fat Quarter shop.

This QAL Begins Aug. 12th.  The link I shared will give you all the details, as well as your supply list  which is ready to download right now for free.













Hometown Charms presented by Pat Sloan will begin Sept. 7th and run through Nov. 30th. and it's free to join in.

You can find more details on this QAL over On Pat's Site. You will find links to her download of supplies needed, and great suggestions to fabric selections for this fun QAL.












Message In A Bottle is being hosted by StitchnHeaven and is open for registration right now (August).  This is a gorgeous applique BOM.

and I have another one from StitchnHeaven...














This one is called Morris Medley Lakeside... Isn't it Gorgeous.  This one starts in October and you need to register  at this link if your interested in participating in this bom.















Norfolk Summer Breeze being hosted by Annie's, is another beautiful BOM.  Go on over to Annie's to check out all the details.


This one is very inticing to me as I've been wanting to do a blue/white quilt for winter for a long time... Price is right too.











I don't know about you guys, but it would be very hard for me to choose from all these.  I would love to make them all.  

Hope you have enjoyed seeing these new QAL and BOM and can participate in one or more of them this fall.  I plan on picking one, or maybe two myself. : )


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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Progress on my Red/White/Blue scrappy quilt.


The center of my red/white/blue scrappy quilt is finally done.
I am so thrilled to finally have it to this point. 
Next I want to add a solid border about the same size as the squares (2") or less.  
Then I want to add a second wider border that is a print to finish off the top.  
I set a deadline to have this completely finished before July 1st.  That goal will all depend on if I can find the second border print locally or if I have to order it. 

I still have lots of squares left... I think I'll make some table matts, or maybe a table runner, or some throw pillows for the couch, or maybe just incorporate them into the backing of this quilt.  

Happy Quilting everyone.


 

 


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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Crochet and My Thrift Store Find

I joined Anne's Crochet Kit Club "Moroccan Tile" and am absolutely loving this kit. 

I wanted something that would help me build more skills in my crochet hobby and this kit was exactly what I was looking for.

 Anne's has several color ways to choose from.  
The one I chose was "Cassablanca".  My old eyes can't see black very good so I stayed away from the darker colors.  You can find the Moroccan Tile kits "Here".

 Here is what I've done so far on block one.
 



Notice that cute box behind my block!! that is my thrift store find.  It's an awesome two part set, that I picked up on their half price day for under two bucks.  My kit fits perfectly in the larger box.  The smaller box I'm using to store some small scraps from another project I am currently working on.  Thanks for reading my share  today.  Hugs, And Happy Making Everyone...     Rhonda




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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Granny Squares Anyone?

Do you remember your crochet afghan's of colored granny square in your grandmother's house?  I do. 
Do you remember how peaceful and orderly your grandparents life use to be... so much less hustle and bustle, so much less rush rush then we seem to have now.  That old radio, with slow music, that old porch with fresh garden harvest being processed to be canned, that old comfortable laid back lifestyle is so much a dream anymore.  At least for me.  I find myself yearning for the old days.  I miss sitting under the shade tree's in the heat of the summer eating watermelon, and talking with the grandparents.  I miss seeing my grandmother sitting in her favorite chair crocheting, or tatting, or hand stitching something for the home.

Well, if you love granny squares, love quilting, crocheting, or cross stitching (or like me - all three). Then you might just want to set aside some time and get your supplies gathered up to get ready for these THREE Great Granny Square Projects being offered to you over at the Fat Quarter Shop.  Watch Kimberly Jolly's Latest YouTube Presentation to learn all about how you can join in on this amazing fun stitch along.

I also invite you to check out my pinterest board on crochet which contains a large amount of pins on granny squares.  I am so inspired by all the patterns now days, the color combinations, the yarn textures, and wonderful idea's that others have shared.  So check it out "here".

I hope you will join in on one, two or all three of These stitch alongs.  I know time is hard to come by at times, but no one is rushing you... take all the time you need... relax like grandma use to do and take in that peace "For You"... You deserve some time to be the maker that you are.  

Oh and I almost forgot... When you go to the YouTube channel link I posted above ... take notice of the hashtags # under the video window.  If you click on those, you will see everyone's video's that are participating in that stitch along. I just learned this the other day and found a lot of wonderful new channels to follow along with there.   Don't forget to share on Instagram with your hashtags there if your not a youtuber.  

Enjoy Your Day, and Let's Go Make Something This summer  ... Hugs, Rhonda



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