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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Catching Up

Mug Rug  - front viewBack of Mug Rug closeup

Hi and Merry Christmas friends! I feel like I've been sewing non-stop for the past month and only have a couple of things to show for it! I suppose if I add in Facebook, work, kids and more Facebook, it accounts for most of the time.

I participated in two swaps over the last few weeks.
Scrappy Mug Rug Swap was first. I'm always inspired by the creativity of quilters! I received some goodies all the way from The Netherlands!

For my cat-loving partner, I had an image in my head of a furry Christmas cat wearing a real i.d. tag, (more than likely influenced by several delicious pina coladas I enjoyed) which came out looking more like a furry Christmas dog... Starting over, I used felt instead of fur and had better results.

My California partner received (as requested) a batik makeup bag and matching scrappy card holder.  For both partners, I decided to make up a Christmas duck mug rug- pretty silly but he came out ok too. He's strip pieced from a variety of yellows and oranges and appliqued on with snowflake buttons and a long scarf. The Christmas duck rugs are about 9" in diameter and Meowy is about 8 x 10".
Meowy Christmas

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Christmas tree close up


Sunday, December 18, 2011

We Have A Winner ... or 2 or 3 or...


Research Randomizer Results
1 Set of 6 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 1 to 112 -- Sorted from Least to Greatest

Job Status: 
Set #1:6, 13, 25, 44, 69, 91


Thank you so much to all who participated in my giveaway. I'm actually a winner myself (shout out to  Marilyn at Comet the Quilter) and I am sooo excited! I went ahead and chose some winners for EACH prize! 

6: Michell - Moda 1933 Charm Pack
13: Marogez -Blue/pink hobo bag
25: Melissa @ Happy Quilting - Moda Oasis Charm Pack
44: Missy - Turquoise hobo bag
69: Tina - Messenger Bag
91: Bricoles Textiles - Black & White hobo bag

All winners have been notified via email and have until 12/21 to send me a mailing address. Thanks to all for participating! Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 8, 2011


Please join me and nearly 200 fellow bloggers 

in wishing 

a very happy 4th birthday/anniversary!

Quilting Gallery brings together many quilting resources, blogs, shops, etc and has been very valuable to me. 

Visit the Blog Hop Party (See Button at right)  for many chances at fabulous giveaways! I would like to offer the following giveaway.. One of the items pictured below. 
Prizes include one of the following:
Blue Hobo bag kit
Turquoise Hobo bag kit
Black & white Hobo bag kit
Multicolored quilted messenger bag kit
Moda 1933 Charm Pack
Moda Oasis Charm Pack

1. One entry per person please - 
     *Subscribe to my blog
     *Leave me a comment with your favorite quilting style,
      your choice of prize and your email address!

 A winner will be chosen randomly on December 17th!  Happy Blog Surfing!
** UPDATE**   
I will be choosing MULTIPLE winners!! Good luck friends!



Tuesday, December 6, 2011


The thing about deciding to get your scraps organized at 10pm.. is that once you see how much you actually have to deal with...

somewhere along the way..

you might lose your motivation, desire, gumption, stick-to-it-iveness, wine buzz, ambition, inclination, impulse and interest...

and then you might realize that you've spread all those scraps ON YOUR ONE & ONLY CUTTING MAT so you can't work on anything else..



you can shove it! 

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