Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crazy Christmas Quilts

You all know that I love anything with a good sense of humor!   This year "seams" to be the year that crazy Christmas Quilts have caught my eye.


I told you about this one recently...
 It's hot off the "binding" press, so to say!

"Ugly Christmas Sweaters" by Angie Padilla
Oh my gosh, I just can't tell you how much fun this was to make.

 Pull on that wreath sweater and show your Christmas Cheer.
Frosty and his friends getting ready for the big day!
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...
Can you say...coo-coo for Poinsettias?
Fly that little flake flag!
Candy Cane Christmas
 Hang another ornie from your neck for me!
(you can hear it sung to the tune of 
Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree)

My favorite of course
and yes, you have seen it already!
tee hee
Last but not least! It could only get better if they actually lit up!


While I was quilting this, I actually had to shut of my long arm to watch Good Morning America's Ugly Christmas Sweater challenge. It was about the funniest thing I had ever seen.
What timing was that?
Whatever your sense of humor, I do hope it includes a holiday sweater!
;-)









Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dashing Thru the Sew


Yes, you read that right, it is called dashing thru the sew.  
(although as I type, the flakes are starting to fall)
LOL!

You know those last finishes, before we are all in full holiday swing.

This is a pattern I bought in Houston this year called "Surprise".
It looks like a normal little scrappy quilt, but inside is the surprise.

When you fold back the flaps, just what do you see.
A Strawberry Shortcake peeking back at me.

Along with an array of other goodies.

An eye spy sort of quilt. 


 Are these just the cutest?



What a great teaching tool. 



Besides a fun little quiltie...


It makes a great play mat


For those little ones, who are just learning...


I see memory games, color recognition...
So many things.


It's a great way to use those fun little novelty prints we collect.


And a fun stash buster.

As I was stitching this one, my mind was spinning. With a little piece of added Velcro
on each block, you could attach numerous things to them.
(For older childen of course)
Numbers, shapes, colors...
Heck, you could even add embroidered pieces in themes your child loves.
A pocket on the back to store them all in...
So many ideas so little time!
LOL!!



Where's the moose you ask?
He's right here!
;-)

Hope all of your are about done with your "sew"
As for me...I keep saying it is, but then, something new happens!
All I know for sure, is that after the holidays are over, I am going to be making up more of the blocks with my novelites and keeping them till the need for a new quiltie arises. You know, a bit of pre-planning!
Tee hee!

Friday, December 12, 2014

We've got a Winner


Oh yes we do...

With the help of Random.org, #56 Mindy was chosen.  Here is what she had to say.


So fun and bright! I have a budding artist in my house that would love to have this!


Congrats Mindy, you and your little budding artist will be receiving this package as soon as I get your mailing info. It's all packed up with lots of goodies and ready to go!  :-)  I send you and email this morning!


For all of us in blog land, we know we are all winners. Me because of you, who take a little bit of time out of their day to visit my blog and leave such sweet comments, and you for all the information you share with all of us every day!   It's a great community that bring such joy into so many lives.

Thanks to Sew Mama Sew for sponsoring this give away day, as well as my blogging buddies who participated in making this a great success!

I wish each and every one of you the very best of holiday season.   

Thursday, December 11, 2014

We Support You Blog Hop


I've joined in on the cause...what about you? Every year breast cancer takes the lives of so many of our friends, family members and beloved bloggers. Madame Samm at "SewWeQuilt" has taken a stand to support them with this new blog hop!

Right now I am counting my blessings as I do not know anyone struggling with it.  So, I have adopted someone. For me, that doubles my joy!!!

There are a few spots open for this hop...what are you waiting for?  You can check out all the information right  HERE.    The lovely Pat from Scrapatchs will be doing the honor of hosting this hop.

We would love for you to join us, and make someones day a little brighter!  As for me...well, all I can say is, the moose are getting creative on me...they can't wait to have their day to show their support!
                                                                 ;-)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Give away Day


Welcome to Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.
(It's linked for you)

I can't think of a better time of the year to celebrate all those, who make life so special for us bloggers. Thank you "sew" very much for bringing all of us together to celebrate this wonderful world of blogging.

I have a little giveaway to offer up.


This little journal, to keep track of all those commitments.
 I like to keep one with me, to jot down those random thoughts.
 
This is a fun little  Anita Goodesign in the hoop project.

It can be yours, just for leaving a comment.
I will be picking my winner on Friday Dec 12!

As most of you who follow me know, there will be other
surprises in the package.
I just love the element of surprise!
And after all...
tis the season!
LOL!!

Thanks to Sew Mama and all my fellow bloggers 
who share a piece of themselves.

Wishing you all the very best, the holiday season has to offer!