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Friday, January 31, 2020

Words to Grow By 2020 BOM

"Sew Incredibly Crazy & Friends" BOM 2020
"Words to Grow By"
What better way to start a new decade, don't you think?
Sometimes it's the "words" we choose that can make or break a situation.
This BOM is going to share the softer and warmer side of our words.
Those feel good moments, that make us feel so special.
Those words that warm our soul!

Kicking off this years hop is Amy, from "Sew Incredibly Crazy".
Her "Give Joy" pattern is pure joy for us!
You can find it
Thanks Amy.

The rules are the same this year as in the past.
Blocks are released the 1st of each month.
All the blocks are free in the month that they are released.
They will be available after that, with a small fee.
We would love for you to share your blocks with us on our Facebook page
This is the layout and a peek at what's to come.
 2020's BOM schedule
Links to each block will the added monthly.
Just Let Me Quilt
Creatin' in the Sticks
Moose Stash Quilting
Just Let Me Quilt
Creatin' in the Sticks
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Moose Stash Quilting
Creatin' in the Sticks
Moose Stash Quilting
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew Incredibly Crazy

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Some Days...

While all days are special,
some days are just more special than others.
If you've been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you've seen my daily 
365 Silly Holiday posts.
Today is "National Irish Coffee Day"
You can throw a lot of  "Irish Cream' in my coffee today,
because it's a red letter day.
First off it's my oldest son's 38th birthday,
and best yet, it's the day of the "gender reveal" party.
He and his wife are over the moon excited.
This first time grandma, isn't sure what to start dancing the jig over first!
If you throw enough of that "Irish Cream" in my coffee, I'll likely
 dance the jig over anything!
While today is a special day for me...
...yesterday was the one that's special for everyone!
National Compliment Day.
That's something every day should be, don't you think?
There's nothing that makes us feel better about ourselves,
 than hearing sweet words from someone.
Just think what a better world we would be, if only everyone would 
compliment someone daily.
PS: if you want that wonderful recipe on making your own "Irish Coffee" 
and start celebrating with me today, you can find it
Just an FYI, it's the "Bailey's" website
 and you will have to verify your age to view it!
Making sure your 21, you know!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Winter Blues Blog Hop

When Carla put out the call, for us to play with those
"Winter Blues", never did I think I would stumble
across something that didn't make me "blue" at all!
My "Winter Blues" are glitzy and sparkly, just like new fallen snow.
Not that I want to drive in the stuff...but sitting in a nice warm room,
looking out at it, sure can be pretty!
Let me back track...my humble apologies to my fellow bloggers, 
for not commenting on Monday.
...it was quilt club day and I leave the house early,
but the water level in my pond was low and the
pump was screaming, so I had to stop and fill the pond.
The hose was frozen, and had to be thawed.
Once the water started running, I stepped up on a rock
to clean some of the algae off the waterfall...
Well now, remember I said the hose was frozen?
So was the rock and whoosh, someone slipped into the pond!
Thank goodness there's a ledge about a foot below the top!
But it was "COLD" and yes, I was blue!
That's my "true blue" truth about "pond life".
I had the best of intentions and I did catch up with you on Tuesday,
Getting back on track...
For this project, I broke out my 10 degree wedge ruler from 
"Phillips Fiber Arts".
This was a "had to have" tool, and I bet it's sat in my sewing room
for 10 year or better. Thank you Carla, for making me open the package!
After piecing 2 1/2" strips together I went to work cutting and piecing my wedges.
Here's my "Winter Blues Buster"!
I love how it plays tricks on my eyes a bit, when I look at it!
(Stare at the center a bit, or maybe its just me!)
The sparkles were a suggestion from my quilt club girls.
I had so much fun beading the last Dresden I did...
Now I'm no sparkly kind of girl, but I decided to give it a try with inexpensive gems.
 And I now, know why people buy individual packages of beads.
I spent forever, sorting through the sizes and finding what I needed.
No matter how you look at it, it has busted my blues for sure!
Thank you Carla.

Make sure you visit all my fellow bloggers,
and check out their "Winter Blues".
Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23rd

Friday, January 24th
In case you haven't heard...
I'm hosting the "Quilt Qwazy Queens" blog hop
"Making Us Laugh" starting March 18th,
to celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day.
Won't you join in?
The rules are simple, there are no rules, other than to
make a quilty project of some kind, that will give us
all a chuckle. Post it on your scheduled day and visit your fellow bloggers
throughout the hop to cheer them on!
Come on...it's going to be a rollicking good time.
You can find more information

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

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'