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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sun, Sand and Sea BOM

Here we are... the last block of this bright and sunny fun filled BOM.
Amy has created the cutest block to wrap up our Sun, Sand and Sea adventure.
Makes you want to take a nap in this tropical setting, doesn't it.
You can find the pattern for this block 
Remember it's free til the end of the month.
Past months are still available for a nominal fee,
and you will find the list of where to find each of them in Amy's post.

I finished up my block and was so excited the other day, 
that I had to add my borders and get it quilted.
I love prairie points, but am no fan of having to quilt with them.
So I made up this "faux" version,
stitching them down just like my appliques. 
Now I can quilt over them with ease.
The colors are so bright and vibrant that I couldn't pick just one photo to share...
It's alike an explosion of happy!
"Island Batik" has so generously sponsored me in this fun filled beach adventure.
The fabrics speak for themselves...
don't you agree?
(Just another reason I love being an Island Batik Ambassador)
A big thanks to
Carol at "Just Let Me Quilt"

I might be just a little bit biased...
but I think we did a fabulous job on this BOM!
I do hope you all agree and we can't wait to see your
 "Sun Sand and Sea" quilts soon!
I'd love to post your photos of your finished quilts.
Send them to   

While the books on this one comes to a close, it doesn't mean that we are done.
Nope, not one bit.
Amy has come up with a brand new BOM for next year.
It's still top secret,
but I can tell you that Pat Broe from "Scrapatches" is baaaaaack.
Happy Dance Happy Dance!!!!!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Virtual Cookie Exchange

We are busy baking up a storm...
You aren't going to want to miss one bit of this!

Carol over at "Just Let Me Quilt" is gathering us all together to share our favorite recipes,
and other fun holiday ideas with all of YOU!!!
There's something yummy behind these bears...
and it's true, they do make life bearable!

December 5

December 6
MooseStashQuilting (your here)

December 7

See you soon!
til then...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Are you ready for some Football?

Oh heck, not me.
I've got too much to do to sit and watch TV!
It just seemed like the thing to say on a Sunday...
 for me, I've got three projects on my plate right now.
It's my favorite time of the year, when Bonnie Hunter releases her mystery quilt.
My fabrics are starched and hanging to dry.
I find that with Bonnie quilts, it's much easier for me to work on them, 
when I give a good starch to all my fabrics. 
There's a lot of piecing and the starch keeps things from stretching.
Heck, I even find that it makes chain piecing a bit easier too,
as things don't get pushed down into the feed dogs as easily.
I can hardly wait to cut into these and get started.
Next up...
"Table Scraps" is our Island Batik challenge theme for next month.
Use up those scraps, I say!
Nothing better than a scrappy project.
To me it's like a freebie when I can use up leftovers!
Kinda like "Mustgo" for fabric.
Did anyone else's mom ever make "Mustgo"?
Where they use all the leftovers in the fridge.
Ugggh. Some of that was hideous!
We promise no hideous table scraps in our projects!
And finally the last big blog hop for the 2017 
Island Batik Ambassadors.
We will be showing off the brand new 2018 lines of fabric for every season.
I'm super excited about this one, and giddy over my fabrics.
Lets just say it speaks right to my heart!
That's the best hint I can give you.
(winky winky)

I do hope all my USA friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
It has been a year of blessing for us here.
A wedding
a fabulous daughter-in-law
and now a brand new 

You know how us grandma's like to gush over our grand kids!
Is this a face you can't help but love?
His mommy took him for a "4" house walk the other day,
 and he was too pooped to even eat.
Now that's just too funny!!
He's a St. Bernard and they grow so fast, that they sleep about 16 hours a day 
when they are puppies, I'm told.
This little guy "Boss" is 7 weeks old.
His name continues on with the racing theme of their lives.
"Boss" Mustang of course
but the last 2 letters in his name...
SS stands for Super Sport (Camero)
A little something for everyone!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks

November brings us Thanksgiving, the United States.
It's a day, where we eat too much, watch a little football maybe, and enjoy family and friends.
It's also a time to reflect, on what we are truly thankful for.

I'm finishing up my 3rd year as an "Island Batik" ambassador.
It's been 3 glorious years of fabulous fabrics, fun projects, and getting to know
fellow ambassadors.
Oh the projects I've done...

If all this isn't enough...
"Island Batik" has generously sponsored me in the Sun, Sand and Sea BOM this year
with Amy at "SewIncrediblyCrazy"

Yes, that's just a whole lot to be thankful for.
If the good lord is willing...
More packages will arrive on my porch from Island Batik in the future.

Would you like to be a part of it all?
Island Batik has ambassador applications for 2018 online now.
You can check it out for yourself

Til next time...
reflect on what your thankful for
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kennel Kwilt Krazy!

I told you last week that there was a lotta sewin' goin on at Quilt Club...
and we made it happen again this week.
Joi, delivered 43 Kennel Quilts to the Denver Dumb Friends League on Wednesday.
We recently received lots of Christmas fabric, to make kennel quilts with.
Many cats and dogs from Puerto Rico made there way here to Denver after the hurricane.
"Sew" we fired up our machines and went to work
Mach speed, it's said we were stitching.
Making sure all these new lil ones have a warm and comfy blanket for the holidays.

Isis King at the DDFL, was very appreciative. The Furry Friends from Puerto Rico are being adopted. and the Kennel Quilts are going home with the newly adopted pets. They have some in their "Mobile Unit" when they go to Special Adoption events around the Denver area.
Sounds like it's a win win for everyone!
If you would like to help out by making some kennel quilts for your local shelter
or the many in need across the country, we would love your help.
Check it out 
 Enjoy, all you little 4 legged friends!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Early Rise

I'm not an early riser most days...
but today, I was awake before the sun.
There was a beautiful glow on the horizon as I jumped out of the shower, 
so I grabbed my camera.
I love those days were I see a pink glow on the old car pond.
Even "outhouse heaven" caught it...
but it didn't last long.
In a blink of an eye, things turned yellow.
Yes, it's frost you see on top of the fire pit cover.
Freezing out here.
So I headed in for my morning "cuppa".

The sunrise was icing on the cake this morning, but it's a melancholy 
kinda day. I can't quit thinking about the sewing world loosing Nancy Zieman yesterday.
Many of us grew up watching "Sewing with Nancy".
I was fortunate enough to be able to work for her at 
"Sewing Weekend" for a few years.
What fun times those were. Nancy was incredible to all of us.
A little piece of me couldn't help but think today,
 that that beautiful sunrise was Nancy's spirit shining thru.
Promising us, beauty and joy here on earth.
Nancy, you will be missed, but I know the heavens have found a creative force,
 like no other.
Keep them in stitches girl.
Hugs to your friends and family, who are dearly missing you.

...til next time
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank a Veteran

If your alive to see scenes like this...
You need to thank a Veteran!

Some times it's easy to get caught up,
but take a minute to truly appreciate what we really have, in this great nation.