Sunday, October 31, 2010

Die-Cut Tumbler Blocks

A week ago Saturday when D#2 and I made up our minds as to what we were going to work on during our Sew Day,
our plans immediately changed when the mailman delivered my AccuQuilt Tumbler Die.

Out came my entire blue Scrap Stash.
It took us more time picking out the pieces that would fit the die than it did for us to cut.

We were able to cut the twenty blocks used in this tabletopper plus only a couple more before we used every blue scrap of the correct size.

While I manned the Bernina
Debbie handed over the blocks in the order of the lay-out on the design wall.
It took us no time at all to sew up this little top.

We had a short Sew Day and really accomplished something.

During the week when there was a free minute or two I added a border with a green flange,
quilted it a little.  Just enough  .. .. ..   ~quarter inch from either side of the seams.

Then used the Flower shapes cut using the die that came with the GO!
We cut these shapes from fabric that already had Wonder-Under -
so they were ready to be fused to our Tumbler Top.


That's about as far as it has come, so far.
Will be doing some machine stitching on the flowers, stems and petals.

Haven't decided about binding .

Hugs & ♥♥♥
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

This Fall's Newest Collection

As I do attempt to keep up with current trends .  .  .  .  .  .  .
this Fall it has become apparent to me and numerous others
 that the most notable collections
the most amazing, fun, time-saving collectibles

- - - - they are to die for - - - -

AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter Dies

Mr Random Number Generator eat your heart out, pine away,
'cause I'm not dependent upon your whimsical mood any longer 
when it comes to acquiring a GO! ! ! ! ! 

Last week I bit the bullet and plunked down my $ $ $ $ 's 
and brought this magical device to it's long awaited home ! ! ! !  
 i.e.:  GerryART's 'studio'

As soon as we got home 
off I dashed to my Scrap Stash while hubby release GO! from it's cardboard travel container.

That afternoon we cut 4.5" squares, 2.5" squares and 2.5" triangles for an hour or more.

Phoned D#2 told her the news - - -
after work she ran home to let Precious doggie out for a quick nature break.
That evening, three or so hours, we cut more squares and triangles.

Such fun ! ! ! 
Piles and piles of cut perfectly cut pieces ready for action.

In the days since,
I've begun 
My New Fall Collection
GO! dies

oops ! ! !  I hear my GO! beckoning - - - gotta GO!

Hugs & ♥♥♥s

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh, Yeah, I Won . . .

I won 
this giveaway by 
you can read all about Michele and her giveaway.

Oh, my ! ! ! 

Michele's Denim Tree Pencil Case
was just the beginning.
It's stuffed with such gorgeous goodies.
Wait, I'll get to those in a minute.
But don't just glance at this lovely.
Click on the above pic to embiggen it to check out the details.

Isn't this gal just oozing with creativity?
She has taken used denim and created this character of a tree.

Enlarge the tree photo below . . . . 

Don't you just know it has an historic tale to relate - - if
you'll only take a moment to listen to it's story.

This Denim Case is going to be used for something special
and if not special
it certainly will be when stored within.
Here's the overhead view of the special zip pull and zip.

Have you ever ? ? ? ? 

And then, there's the four
Fat Quarter's of Japanese import, no less.
Afternoon palette of Market Fresh 
by Hokkoh House

See this denim pocket
Handmade wooden painted buttons.

Click on the photo to see the handpainted dippity-dots.

Creativity at it's utmost!

Here's a close-up of the stripped FQ and buttons made of wood.

Can't get enough of this button pocket.

Michele's entire giveaway - - - 
Can't believe my fortune when I found this vintage hand made lace.
Swoon ! ! ! ! 

This was Michele's first giveaway and I count myself lucky to be one of two winners.
Take another minute or two and visit 
to learn more about this creative, talented, generous gal ! ! ! 

BTW, I found her blog via her sister

Ariane's blog is another blog I enjoy
you may like her, also.

Now it's time for me to really,
REALLY look at my giveaway winnings 
and look at them again.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Double Scoop of Vanilla Sox

 Sock Progress:
I have two pair of just plain vanilla basic style sox on my needles.

This Forest Green pair has re-enforced toes
with ribbed instep and leg.
Yarn:  Lambs Pride SuperWash Wool Sport yarn.
Needles:  #3 forty-inch circular

They're ready to begin the gusset
then on to the slip stitch heel.
I'm following Wendy D Johnson's
method as seen on page 41
of her book
Socks from the Toe Up

This striped pair are at the same point -
ready for the gusset, also.

Ribbing on this pair will begin at the leg.

Yarn:  Austermann Step SuperWash Wool
Needles:  2.5 mm thirty-two inch circular

Hugs & ♥♥♥s
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Sew Day Aprons

DD#2 and I had one of our
Sew Days over the week end.
Using already-made aprons from Hobby Lobby
and several orphan blocks
we came away with these
Patriotic Aprons.

Not certain what DD#2 is going to do with hers
however, mine [the red one below]
could end up being wall art.

Hugs & ♥♥♥
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Monday, October 4, 2010


Have I shown you this before?

I don't remember
but I do like the looks of this table top.

I made this Mystery Quilt
designed by Pam Oliver
several years ago.
I added the raw edge appliqué
to fill in the wide border.
I like the way it turned out.

Here's my little Vignette.

Found Annie while on a day road trip with some Chicks!
She was hanging out at a Mennonite-owned fabric shop
and was game when asked to join our road trip.
I enjoyed her company so much that I asked if she'd like to stay at my place for a while.


Time for a little Tea
for me and thee.

Sally had a garage sale.
Gerry stopped by.
This little vase came home with me
for the price of one thin dime!

Hugs &  ♥♥♥

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