Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Sorry was late posting this. Part 1 and Part 2 are up. Bonnie is calling this Mystery Orca Bay. It will measure before borders 74.5 x 84.5...
Go on over and check it out....
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/orca-bay-mystery.html

Monday, October 17, 2011

Go Baby Give Away

Hurry on over to Shape Moth Blog...They're have a Go Baby Giveaway...This Giveaway is closed on Oct.31, 2011.
Stay awhile and surf around their site...you will enjoy!



GO!Babygiveaway





Friday, August 19, 2011

WARNING WARNING WARNING

If you have recently heard about these wonderful Frixion pens that are suppose to disappear when touched with an iron, think again...One of my quilting board friends decided to take the pen to task....here is her results:

"I thought I'd give you all a heads up about Frixion Erasable pens. A student showed me hers at Road to California in January. She drew a line, thin but quite black, and then ironed it and the line totally disappeared. It looked like the coolest thing ever!


So I went in search of these pens, which you can get a Staples. I bought the pack that has three colors in it - black, red and blue. Being quite the skeptic about things that are too good to be true, I read the back of the package. In small print it says: "Do not expose to extreme temperatures (<14degrees F;> 140 degrees F). If pen is exposed to temperature that reaches 140 degrees F the ink will be colorless when writing. To restore color, cool to at least 14 degrees F and the ink will again write in color."

Aha! I said to myself. If you iron the ink it's going to be way over 140 degrees so it's going to disappear. So I took some fabric and scribbled on it with all three colors. Then I ironed it and, sure enough, all the scribbles disappeared. But then I put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and all the lines reappeared. I left it for about a week and a half while I went travelling and today I tried to wash the ink out. It didn't come out with soap and hard scrubbing and not even after I put rubbing alchohol on it. So then I ironed the piece dry and all the lines disappeared and then it went back to the freezer and all the lines reappeared (perhaps just a bit fainter).

This experiment was enough to persuade me that these pens are too good to be true and even sort of creepy - the ink is always there even if you can't see it. I wouldn't use them on any fabric or quilt you really cared about."

So please be aware they seem great until the above was discovered....If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, just google it..They can be found at Stables....



Friday, June 24, 2011

Skill Builder Sampler

Good Morning Everyone....It is a beautiful Sunny Morning and I'm lovin it...I put another button on my left sidebar. It is for the Skill Building Challenge...I think that if any of us are struggling with the basics or just need a refresher course, this would be a great place to go. Take a trip around the block and view some of the interesting things. You can click on the link here http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.com/2011/05/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler.html or click on the button on the sidebar either way you will get to where you are going...Enjoy!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

For visual learners like me for Freehand and Longarm quilter's

Wow I'm just a visual learner, that I came across this blog and great blog if you are wanting to learn freemotion quilting on your machine or just starting out on a longarm...

http://higheredhands.blogspot.com/

Mystery Quilt Final clue is up

WooHoo it's here the June final clue is ready to go...Ok Ok, so I maybe a bit late to post, but it's there and Wow is all I can say...I love the final out come....No I didn't make the quilt yet, but I will be...Love the colors they used and the possiblities are endless from color choices to how to put the blocks together...This is a must to see, and if you want to keep it a secret just don't open each clue, just save them.
http://www.hsvquilters.org/mystind.shtml

Saturday, June 4, 2011

HSV Quilter's Mystery May Clue

Hi Everyone, I know me bad I haven't kept up with my blog...Ok I will confess I'm here sometimes, but I get caught up clicking on the many links I have on my own blog that I get lost viewing other blogs and forget to work on mine....

With that said, I'm reminding you that HSV Quilters has their May clue up, this quilt is going to be stunning. So go on over and get May clue as June will soon be up.
http://www.hsvquilters.org/mystind.shtml



Not much new in my world...I only have the outside borders to put on my Wolf Song quilt but stopped to make a baby quilt which is 3/4 done. Then to load and quilt them...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Here's another Mystery Quilt Pattern

Ok, so the mystery is over, and yes I peeked at the end result...really stunning and wow what a way to use up your scraps or controlled color....It's still a mystery if you don't look ahead...enjoy
http://www.constantinequilts.com.au/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=7

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

A Newborn's Conversation with God



A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow,

but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"


God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."


The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have

to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."



God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you.

And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."



Again the small child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand

when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"



God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words

you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will

teach you how to speak."



"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"



God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach

you how to pray."



"Who will protect me?"



God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."



"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."



God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach

you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."



At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth

could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave

now, please tell me my angel's name."



God said, You will simply call her, " Mom ."



Happy Mother’s Day to all no matter what your "Baby's" age!

I did not write this, I read it on my quilting forum and thought how fitting.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mystery update

Oh my heavens, I almost forgot to post that HSVQuilters has their April clue up....Me Bad....but I'm here now and the clue is easy to fine....just think President....hehehe....go on over now and collect your clue...
http://www.hsvquilters.org/mystind.shtml.

What have I've been up to.......well, I'm just on the step of adding borders to my Wolf Song Quilt that was a promised Christmas gift...so I'm happy about that and yes yes I'm finally sewing on my new machine...oh what a dream....we started out with a love/hate relationship but we are getting along much better now LOL....haven't had a chance to play on my other new machine which is a Janome 350E Emboridery machine, but I will.....going to try and make a label for the quilt....Then when this quilt is done, I must decide to either make our quilt for our new bed which is a King size or make my Fiance's quilt that he picked out material for....Well he bought at the quilt show we went to last weekend...yeppers he usually comes with me to the shows...it's soooo cool....and I won a prize from the Quilt show...a lovely huge quilted bag with tons of quilting books, a couple of magazines and some material....
Well, that's pretty much all the new news I have for today.
Oh yes, I came across this really neat blog that works with charm squares...just another cool way to use up scraps and charm squares....go on over and take a look....           http://www.doublenickelquilts.blogspot.com/

Thats for today.....
Be Safe, Quilt lots and love much

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quick 4 patch video by Billie Lauder....

I love her joy and the way she explains how to do this....
video

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Mystery Clue is up for HSVQuilters and update

Wow it's really been awhile since I posted...Been really busy since I got home from holidays. I got the Shadowbox quilt done for the charity auction on March 19th. I was kinda disappointed it didn't bring more but I suppose $200 is ok. I will post a picture as soon as I find my cord for the camera. What else is new WELLLLLLLLLLLL. I made 2 purchases this month ummmmmm what did I buy you ask...ok ok I will tell you...I bought 2 new machines - Janome 6600P and Janome 350E Embroidery machine....yes you are reading correctly no need to adjust your vision LOL 2 machines....BUT!!!!!!!! I haven't even had time to play thats right no time to play...matter of fact, they are still in their boxes...was just to busy finishing the charity quilt, doing appointments, and now I'm re-doing my sewing room. Oh hum soon very soon I will get to play.....

But on the positive side HSV Quilters has their March clue up, go on over and fetch it... http://www.hsvquilters.org/mystind.shtml
Also, it being National Quilting Day the other day, I found over at Patchwork Times that Judy has offered a free quilt pattern whoooohooo...go on over and check it out and while you are there surf around she has some really great free project also...you will find the National Quilting Day pattern on the left side...just scroll down a bit http://www.patchworktimes.com/patterns/

Here are some other links you might be interested in for National Quilt Day patterns:
http://quilting.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-to-honor-national-quilting-day/2010/03/20/
http://www.favecraftsblog.com/25-free-patterns-for-national-quilting-day/
http://nqaquilts.org/free-projects/
http://justquiltin.wordpress.com/about-me/justquiltin-weekend-projects/stepping-stones-national-quilt-day-3192011/
http://justquiltin.wordpress.com/about-me/justquiltin-weekend-projects/stacked-spools-national-quilt-day-project-march-20-2010/  I really like this one

Ok enought already lol....I will leave you with these links...have fun...will post a pic of my lasted quilt soon.
Have Fun, Be Safe, Quilt Lots & Love Much

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mystery Update from hsvquilters

Good Day Quilters...wow my first post since arriving back in cold ole Saskatchewan...yeppers all my friends ordered cold weather for my arrival home after being on a fabulous 5 week holiday in Hawaii.....yes gotta love my friends lol...

Anywaysssssss February clue is now up for HQH mystery go on over and get the clue at
http://www.hsvquilters.org/mystind.shtml remember you have to read the clue and then find the answer to get the next part in the mystery....hurry on over it's easy to find......enjoy!!!!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Superbowl Mysteries

Wow it's been awhile since I posted, but that is because I'm on holidays from Jan.10 - Feb. 16th in Hawaii.....but since there is the super bowl on while on holidays, we all know that Sunday won't be a beach day lol....

So, I looked and found a couple of mysteries running on Sunday....

http://www.planetpatchwork.com/squarecentermystery/squarecenter1.htm it is 61 x 61inches

http://quiltbug.com/free/football-fans.htm this is a table topper 42x42inches

While I was surfing for mysteries, I came across what might be a fun mystery to do
http://www.hsvquilters.org/mystind.shtml


Well thats all for now...having a great time on my holiday, but do miss my quilting room....miss my puppy to :(.....

Bought soooo much fabric shipped a large box home already lol.....

Mahola