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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Coming Soon

I know it's been awhile, but my machine has been busy...
There are 365 Silly Holiday blocks in the works.
I'm not sure if it's more fun deciding what to do for each day,
or stitching on them. 
You can find them daily on my Instagram or Facebook pages!
FYI...Today is "Strawberry Ice Cream day".
Making you hungry for ice cream, aren't I?

I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a part of the wonderful
"Therm O Web" design team.
What a perfect fit as I'm using Therm o web adhesives 
on all my 365 days! Heat N Bond to be exact!

It's an exciting move, and I've got some big shoes to fill, 
but a challenge I'm looking forward to!

Starting next week, 
my friend Carla from "Creatin' in the Sticks" is hosting
My project is done and I'm excited to share.
My fellow bloggers are ready, you must all be there!
Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23rd

Friday, January 24th

I'll see you on Friday.
Be there or be square!

Coming soon...
There are still openings in the QQQ "Making Us Laugh" hop 
celebrating Worldwide Quilting day.
Won't you join in and make us all laugh!
You can find more details 

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

First footing the New Year

I hope you all survived the holidays.
It was a wild time here in the "MooseStash", as you can see...
My youngest is sporting his new glasses, that he won from the
 "Plastic Wrap Game"on Christmas Eve.
I'd never heard of it until it showed up in my Facebook feed, but I have to tell you,
we haven't laughed that hard in years. I put a little spin on it, by adding 
those chocolate gold coins with numbers on them.
Once our ball was unwrapped,
 we had a white elephant drawing using those numbers.
It was so much fun, that the request has been made to do it again next year.
Everyone has an entire year to look for silly "white elephants".
I shudder to think what they will find!
New Years is a big holiday for my husbands side of the family.
My mother in law taught we how to roll sushi before she passed away,
 so every new years I bring the sushi to the big family get together.
 I'm thrilled to say my daughter in law is becoming a darn good sushi maker herself.
I see me passing that touch over to her before she knows it!
And of course with the start of the New Year...
I posted my very first of 365 Silly Holiday blocks!
Have you ever heard of it?
Well, I sure hadn't and I'm a bit surprised in my findings...
Just and FYI... my little thoughts on things are in italics!

Scottish and Northern English folklore tells us the "first-foot"
 is the first person to enter the home on New Years' Day
 and is seen as a bringer of good fortune for the coming year.
While it may be acceptable for the first-footer 
to be a resident of the house...they must not be in the house 
at the stroke of midnight in order to be the first footer. 
Going out of the house after midnight and coming back in 
is not considered first footing.
***What they are really saying is that's cheating! LOL!!***
Oh but wait... there are more "rules"...
It's said to be desirable for the first foot to be a tall, dark haired male.
A female or fair haired male are regarded as unlucky in some places.
In Sweden, having a fair skinned blond first foot is considered the highest 
blessing, and darker persons are considered bad luck.
**(Talk about your bias's...I see a lawsuit in the making today)**
Many customs of First Footing are bringing coal, whiskey, a silver coin,
bread, salt, or evergreen. Knocking on doors and singing "Auld Lang Syne"
 to pass from the old to the new year
**(Today they would think you were drunk and likely call the police)**
for which fuel was gathered and food collected 
by reciting verses door to door, and a ritual 
fire lit to welcome crossing the threshold to the next world.
**(OK. now your door to door panhandling and setting fires?)**
But this last one really got me...
The Greek tradition likes to select the person, and after the first foot, 
the lady of the house serves the guests!
**(Oh, goodie goodie, I get to do it all!)**

Don't believe me...read it for yourself right 
The world's been crazy long before us!
Thankfully not every day is that controversial.
Jan 3rd was National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day...
What's not to love about that?

We are going to celebrate every silly day no matter how crazy it sounds.
You can see them daily on my Instagram and Facebook page.
(links on my right hand side bar)

Have a very "Happy"  SILLY New Year!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A Time For All Seasons-January

Happy New Year!
What better a way to celebrate than by winding up this BOM,
 with a fabulous finish from none other than our
amazing Amy from "Sew Incredibly Crazy"
She has put the jolly in our January, don't you agree?
Grab these adorable blocks now...
Remember they are free, the month of January only.
After that there will be a small fee.

It's been a fun year getting to see all the blocks you have created with our designs.
We do appreciate all of you, who've taken the journey with us.
Now, a whole new fun begins...
Do I use all the blocks?
Do I keep them in monthly order?
Do I set them on point?
Oh my goodness the choices are endless.
As for me...I've got an idea rattling around in my head, what about you?
We want to see what you come up with, so
don't forget to share not only your blocks, but your completed top
 on our Facebook page
We have sponsors who are providing fabulous prizes.

Here is the complete schedule for this 2019 BOM

April Bonus
May Bonus 
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, December 30, 2019

What's Happening in 2020

Starting January 1, 2020

Are you ready for some laughs?
In just a couple of days, I will be kicking off "365 Silly Holidays" on Instagram.

Did you know there is a holiday, every day of the year?
Some are absolutely crazy silly, and that's what makes them so fun.
Every day I will be posting a 8"x10" quiltie, celebrating the day.

Brownielocks is my favorite website with monthly calendars of silliness, 
but there are others out there, too.

Jump in and join in on the fun...find a day that tickles you fancy and post
a photo to Instagram with the hashtags
#365sillyholidays or #dailygigglefest

You can find my Instagram link on the right hand side bar.

Don't have Instagram? 

I will be posting these to my Facebook page as well.
You can find that link on my sidebar, too.
Follow along, for a daily dose of fun.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Best of 2019

I'm joining in on "Meadow Mist Designs"
Best of 2019 Linky Party.
I can't think of a better way to end the year, than reminiscing over, 
what my fellow bloggers have done.
Thanks Cheryl for the fabulous year, you have provided us. 
You know we can't wait to see what's in store for next year.
I know it will be great!

Our "Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends" group,
 has kept the us smiling, again this year
Our final block will post on Jan 1, 2020.
I'm excited to start working on my setting, for these fun filled 
seasonal blocks!
It's been "sew"much fun to see the thousands of viewers, versions of our BOM.
Their comments and support have met the world to all of us!
We are looking forward to 2020!
Winky winky!

"BeaQuilter" had us cleaning our sewing rooms, and finding a book 
that got lost in the mess!
It was scary task...but my quest came up with this book,
along with a slightly cleaner room.
I dug through my hand dyes and created the background for this "indoor garden". 
You know, the flowers I can't kill!

Christmas came in April this year, when Nan Baker and
 Margaret Brewster Willingham,
kicked off their new book with a blog hop.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to make this bright and cheery
Advent Tree. 
Minus one ornament.
Have you ever tried to find Christmas ornaments in April?
Amazon to the rescue. They had 1 set available, but unfortunately it came 
with a broken one. 

"Island Batik" kicked off their new lines of fabric this summer, 
with the "Beat the Heat" blog hop.
I look my "Sunny Side Up" fabrics and created this fun quilt
from Cheryl Brown's "Fresh and Fabulous" quilt book.
What better place to beat that heat, but by "the ole car pond"?

Carla from "Creatin' in the Sticks" hosted this fun hop.
 I went right to a book from my favorite "Queen" of scraps
Bonnie Hunter...
...to create this "Zucherwatte" quilt.
That's "cotton candy" to most of us!
Not a girl in sight, but a houseful of boys, yet I managed to find enough pink 
in my stash for this! Score one for our stash piles!
One can hope, my new grand baby coming next year will be a girl!
Fingers crossed!

That grand baby isn't the only exciting thing happening around here next year...
I'm over the drama of this decade and ready for a change.
New decade now attitude...I'm laughing my way into the new year.
Starting with 365 Silly Holidays!
Did you know there's a holiday for every day of the year?
It's true, and you can follow me on Instagram to see them all.
I will be posting a mini 8"x10" quiltie daily celebrating the day.
It's a crazy idea, but my fingers have been working away on it, and I'm excited
to start sharing...
You can find me on Instagram, with the link on my right hand side bar.
Heck, you can even join in when the spirit moves you.
Just use #365SillyHolidays  or  #DailyGiggleFest

It's time to turn those frowns upside down in the new year!
The "Quilt Qwazy Queens will be celebrating "Worldwide Quilting Day" in March 
with a fun filled blog hop... "Making Us Laugh" 
Won't you join us?
You can find all the information 

Looking forward to what the new year brings each and every one of you!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'