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Friday, October 15, 2021

Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop...and a Brand New Hop

It's that time of the year again!
You know how much we love Halloween here.
Starting next week, we have a fabulous line up of bloggers,
 who love it as much as I do.
Mark you calendars, so you won't miss one "Ghastly" post!


Just a reminder...
November brings us a quick little project, we all can do!
If you haven't signed up already, let Carla know you want to play along.
gochefs@hotmail.com
December is our yearly Virtual Cookie Exchange.
Let Carol know if you haven't already, that you want to play along too!
Sewswift6@gmail.com

We are kicking off 2022 with a brand new hop...
Take the "Polar Bear Plunge" with us and show off your favorite "Bear" project!
Drop me an email with Polar Bear Plunge in the subject line.
I need the following info and date preference if you have one.
It's that easy!

Next year is looking like another fun filled year. Our heads have been
 spinning with ideas.
If you  have something you would like to see us do, let us know. 
We are here for you!

til next week...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Pumpkin Potholders

"Perpetually Possessed Pumpkin Potholders"
Bet you can't say that fast 5 times. 
LOL!!
These possessed guys stitch up fast and have a pocket at the top to protect your fingers.
So, they aren't so bad, after all!
This is a "Wicked Wednesday" project on our "Cackling Stitches Group" on Facebook.
It's just one of those little perks we like to throw in from time to time.
If your already a member, you download the pattern while it is free.
If you are not a member, you can find them in my Etsy shop

Or join our group  HERE


Be sure to post your "possessed potholders" when they are done on our Facebook page.
We love seeing your projects!

Friday, September 24, 2021

It's a Wrap for the I'm Falling for You blog hop

 


I hope you didn't miss any of the incredible posts my fellow bloggers and I shared this week.
Yesterday we were dazzled by Susan's "Rain Chains" table runner and placemats. She combined a modern looks with warm fall colors. Perfection!
Our combined Susan and Sharon team known as "Ms P Designs USA" delighted us with the cutest fall coasters with sunflowers and scarecrows. 
Lianne, turned to a beautiful Lori Holt project. While it's spring where she lives, she inspired us all with this beauty.
Leah had 2 big finishes, one has been in the works for awhile and one was a quickie...so she said. LOL!  They both are spectacular. I want to quilt like she does when I grow up! ;-)
And lastly I shared my "Pineapple Crazy" quilt that I have been crazily piecing this summer.

With our temperatures are starting to fall, I know we are all excited to get back 
into our sewing rooms. I have so many ideas! Now, if only I could clone myself 
to get them all done.
LOL!!

Please join me in giving a big round of applause to everyone who participated.
You rocked the theme, and inspired us, all!

For those who may have missed it, you can find the link to all the bloggers 

Or you can visit our hop Pinterest page

But don't put down your readers and needles and thread just yet...
Next month Carol is hosting her OUR favorite hop of the year!
Yep, your blog hosts here, Carol, Carla and I, are just coo-coo over Halloween!
Drop Carol a note if you want to play along

When I say coo-coo, I really mean it. We have a Facebook group
that we have just finished designing next years, free BOM for.
If you haven't done so yet, join us...it promises to be a Ghastly experience!
LOL!!
Wicked Wednesdays are making their return as well. 
You should see what Carol just designed for it this week!

November is just a quick little project, because we are all buried in holiday stitching by then!
Carla is your host for this one. Come on, even if you never blog hop...
You can whip up a little mug rug and strut your stuff.
Lets blow the doors off the "hop" world!
Drop Carla a note if you want to join in

December Carol is bringing back her yearly
 "Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange" hop.
Start your baking and project making and share with us all!

Drop her a note if you want to play along!

That about covers the rest of this year...but don't you worry, 
we are coming back next year, with 12 months of fun new themes!
Won't you join us?

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, September 23, 2021

I'm Falling for You Blog Hop...my day!

 
 It's my day to share in the "I'm Falling For You" blog hop.

I've long been a huge fan of Bonnie Hunter and this year, I fell for her, hard! I worked on the "Grassy Creek Mystery" that started last November and have all but the borders done for it. But they just didn't happen once I found the papers I printed for "Pineapple Crazy" from her "String Fling" book. 

I dumped all my scraps...well maybe more like shards of fabric. The size a normal person might throw away, and emptied my scrap bins, even used up a box of scraps Selina, from "Selina Quilts" sent me earlier this year. This project is not for the faint of heart. There are 224 - 5" finished size paper pieced blocks, that have 45 pieces in each block! That's a total of 10,080 pieces. 
Additionally there were 60 border pieces, but they were a piece of cake with only 30 pieces in each block, which was only 1800 more pieces! Did I mention that they ranged from between 3/4" and 1" wide??? LOL!!
And here it is! All 11,880 pieces of it!
I couldn't have done it without help... Lots of help.
Sweet Pea is getting older now and likes to help. She manages my pieces and helps in removing the papers! Even before I'm done sewing them, sometimes!
I know she is going to be a quilter, because she has mastered that look of disgust, 
we all have when things don't work out right! 
Seriously though, this really did take a village to finish. I was getting down to the wire and a couple of my quilt club friends spent a Saturday removing paper from my blocks, so I could get this done in time for the hop. A big thanks to Dorothy and Jessica, I couldn't have done it without you!
Here is the corner of the border...Oh my, I completely forgot to add those numbers into my total pieces count! 
LOL!! 
After it was quilted, it got a thorough inspection!
Then, the official stamp of approval!
And that my friends is what "I am Falling For" this year!

It's been quite a week hasn't it. My fellow bloggers have not disappointed. 
Yesterday Karrin dazzled us with so many incredible fall projects.
Beth made an over the top cute Canadian wall hanging.
Daryl shared a project from her UFO pile that just knocked my socks off!
Karen made the sweetest little fall podlet.
Elana made us all fall hard, for her beautiful little pouches!
Kris shared a fun pattern for her "Beanstalk" table runner.

We are wrapping up this week, with these incredible bloggers. 
Check them out and leave them a little love!
Happy Fall Ya'll!

Friday September 24

QuiltFabrication

Ms P Designs USA

Lianne Makes Stuff

Quilted Delights

MooseStashQuilting (your here)


If I've said it once, I'll say it again...
We have the best blogging community around and I'm so happy to get to play with each and every one of you.


til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I'm Falling for You blog hop Day 4 is coming to your door


Oh my goodness, the fabulous projects just keep on coming.
Today...

Elizabeth, dazzled us with her incredible wool work again. Her wool table runner was over the top impressive. No one does wool  like she can!

Bea, dazzled us with her "Honor a Veteren" pattern, . She switched out the colors and we fell for it's beauty!

Julia has to be wonder woman in disguise! She not only had an incredible garden, but she designed a quilt depicting all the canning she has done as a result of her bounty!

Selena, entertained us not only with her ice cream story, but also with her oops moment with a ceiling fan, then went on to show us her technique in changing up the size of a fabric motif!

Lyndsey, is working on an adorable table topper that her kitty decided to make his own. LOL!! Oh how I can relate some days.

These girls fell hard! So lets give them a big round of applause!


Tomorrow promises to be another fun day.

Thursday September 23

Karrins Crazy World

Words and Stitches

Patchouli Moon Studio

Karen’s Korner

That Fabric Feeling

Scrapdash


Don't forget you can see all the fabulous projects on our Pinterest board

HERE

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

I'm Falling for You Blog Hop Day 3 Ahead


Wow, wow, wow!
My fellow bloggers never disappoint.
I hope you caught all the incredible projects today.

Just Let Me Quilt Carol, shared her adorable "Gnome for Thanksgiving" with us, done in those fabulous brushed houndstooth fabrics from Benartex. I'm in love with both the pattern and the fabric!

Just Sew Quilter Carol, shared fall placemats she made with Crafters Edge Dies. She showed us how to use a half of a hexagon to make a braided edge. Ingenious!

Joy did a beautiful stitchery using our hop name, that was awesome. While the temperatures are heating up where she lives, she still worked on fall, for us all! 💓

Kathy shared table runner and napkin sets she made with us. Perfect for those cool fall days ahead!

Cheree showed us how to make the cutest little migrating bird block, and shared her love of the season with us all.  Cheree is new to our group of bloggers and we are thrilled she joined us. 

Tomorrow guarantees to bring more fall joy to our hearts...

Wednesday September 22

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, September 20, 2021

I'm Falling For You Blog Hop...Day 2 coming to you!

   Did you all love our first day of bloggers, like I did today?

It always warms my heart when I see such beautiful projects.

Carla shared her "Welcome Fall" wall hanging with a basket of fabulous fall leaves in it. She even showed us a great new way to finish off a quiltie with a whole new twist!

Anorina made a beautiful runner with fall leaves and what a bonus for her to share the leaf patterns, with us as well.

Gail made a gorgeous Maple Leaf table runner using those awesome "Island Batik" fall colors and the Accuquilt Go Maple Leaf die.

Sharon, shared her "Autumn Jubilee" quilt along project that Carole - "From My Carolina Home" hosted last year. It's is so pretty! I need to find my pattern and make one myself. There is a brand new "Autumn Jubilee" quilt along starting in October, you won't want to miss...

https://frommycarolinahome.com/2021/09/14/autumn-jubilee-is-coming/

And last but not least, Carol dazzled us with her "Let Your Star Shine" quilts. She's been busy stitching for many wildfire and Covid victims as well as a friend who always gives to other selflessly. She is our "rockstar"!

Tomorrow promises to bring more smiles to our faces with these lovely ladies projects! 

Tuesday September 21

Just Let Me Quilt

Just Sew Quilter

Days filled withJoy

Kathy’s Kwilts andMore

The Morning Latte 

Drop in and visit them and show them some love!

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'



Java Jackets



In todays world of recycle and reuse, along with my passion for getting a "cuppa" all day long, I've found that quilted "Java Jackets" are not only super fun to make, but "gift" as well.
No matter if your a "Disney Head" or someone who just loves their coffee...


with the help of


and some fun novelty prints you are on your way!
 Adding text  or graphics to convey a special message is easy when using  


My family might tell you, this "resembles" me.
I think I'm more of a "Ghastly" kinda girl, myself!



Speaking of Ghastly...with the holidays approaching, what an easy and inexpensive gift for your Halloween crazy friends, family and co-workers.
You can find my free pattern and tutorial for embellishing over on the 
Thermoweb blog HERE


Just fill them up, with a ghoulish assortment of goodies and make someone's day!


These jackets will fit any 12-16 oz cup.

I found these at the Dollar Store in my area.
 This 2 pack was $1.
Amazon for the exact same cups, wanted $19.95 for 4 packages. That's just 8 cups!
Hummm...lets do the math here?????

Now comes Christmas...oh the ideas are spinning...
It's never to early to start on Christmas!

No matter if it's a holiday or for just plain ole fun, 
there is a Java Jacket for everyone!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, September 18, 2021

I'm Falling for You Blog Hop

 


As our temperatures are starting to drop here in the USA,
 our thoughts are turning towards the cooler days of fall. 

That seemed like a great "segue" for this months hop!
I'm excited to see what my fellow bloggers have been "falling" for
 and I know you will be too.

Monday we welcome these incredibly talented bloggers...

Monday September 20

There promises to be loads of fun and inspiration for everyone!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Dracula Garden Flag

 

It's never too early to start thinking about Halloween now is it?
You know what a crazy ole bat I am, over this holiday!
LOL!!

I'm just as crazy about that, as I am garden flags, right now
thanks to...

I can take my fabric projects outdoor and not worry about the weather.


You choose the number of coats you need
1 coat - water and stain-resistant
2 coats - waterproof and stain-resistant
3 coats - water proof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish
It paints on easily and your brush cleans up with water.


Letters have never been so easy to cut, when using "Crafters Edge" dies and the Crossover II cutter.
The dies are all individual, making it easy to mix and match in one cut.
The Crossover II machine has pressure settings that makes cutting 1 layer of fabric as easy as cutting 4-5 layers at a time.


That makes this little guy one happy little "sucker"!  
Get it?
Dracula...sucker
Ok, I really need to go back to my day job.

You  can find my free pattern over on the Thermoweb blog
HERE

Thanks to the fine folks at Thermoweb, you will be seeing flags popping up throughout the year.
I hope you join in on the garden flag revolution!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'