Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sun, Sand and Sea BOM

Have you seen the Sun, Sand and Sea BOM
at Sew Incredibly Crazy???

Amy, the force behind the "In our Garden" BOM
last year, has done it again!
She's gathered some fabulous bloggers together
for some fun in the sun!
I'm just thrilled to be a part of it all!

As the first block was released, I learned that "Island Batik"
would be sponsoring me this year.
Needless to say, I jumped for joy!

This fun little "Dresden" sun is fast and easy,
and looks fabulous in batiks!

So grab your bikini, and join us for this free "BOM"
Check it out
Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Have a Jolly Little Christmas...

If you have been following Lorna over at 
" Sew Fresh Quilts"

You know this is block 3...
Christmas Bow

What a fun little bow it is!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
...yes it is!

This is a free QAL.  Blocks are released every couple of weeks, 
so it's easy enough to keep up with.
You can find the pattern

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Won't you be my Valentine?

I do hope that you all had a wonderful Valentines day.
My sweet hubby brought home these beauties.
And some  dipped strawberries...
...that somehow, disappeared right before my eyes!
Oh, they  were delicious.

I put together a few of these cute little mug rugs for my Valentine/Galentines!

 The "Quilt Inspiration" blog, shared so many fun  freebies, 
to stitch our hearts away with.
I've got my eye some others as well.
It's never to soon to get a head start for next year!

I did make one little addition on these mug rugs...

I added a snap to the back of the tag, 
so it could be removed for laundering. 
That way they actually can be used without fear!
Some days it's the little things in life...

Till next time
Keep of Stitchin'

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Galentines Day with Island Batik

It's's a real fictional holiday, just for us girls!

I must admit when Island Batik email with this challenge, I was sure it was a typo!   But after searching the Internet, I find they were much more on top of "current events" than I am!   LOL!!

"Sew" in the true spirit of this fictional holiday...

Friends Care!

There is just something about this, that speaks to me.
Be it the day, the political state we are in,
or just that we really do need to focus on
supporting and encouraging each other...

...but especially, the fact that it made for one adorable quiltie!
Don't you just LOVE these new fabrics from Island Batik
They sure make my heart sing!

While looking into this "Galentines" day phenomena...

I found some fun cards...

This is one of many comical cards that came from the 
"with Caitlin" blog
And she's shares a free download

Heck, it's not too late to let that special gal pal know,
just how much she means to you...
You can find out how

This is my original quilt, from a few years back.
The pattern is from "Fat Cat Patterns".
You can find it at on "Craftsy"

Til next time...

Keep those gal pals, close at heart!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Wild and Wonderful Week

I just love weeks like this, when everything is coming up roses!

It started with being a guest blogger at Tamarini's...
You can find that post HERE if you missed it. I got a little silly for this post. I just don't know what got into me!
Then I got to show off my latest pattern testing project from Amy at

Which lead up to this...

A ring of the doorbell, and a suspicious package on my porch!
Suspicious, because I had heard thru the grapevine that my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors were starting to receive boxes as well!

I popped open this box and what did I see?

This spool of thread looking up at me.
It was like a message from above!!!!!

Between "Fantastico" and "Awesome",
I don't think there are any words I can better use to describe my week.

When the last flap was opened, I shouted with GLEE!
Holy smokes, just look at whats in here for me!

That "Island Batik" sure knows how to spoil a girl.
With all these goodies, it looks like they have big plans for us this year too. We have lots of new ambassadors...I consider myself very lucky to be among them. 
A big thanks to not only "Island Batik", but "Aurifil" and "Superior" threads.
This is going to be one "Fantastico Awesome" year!

But the week got even better at quilt club...

I always feel the love at quilt club, but this week...
Rocky, the 65 pound lap dog decided to make things just a little more special.
He is just so darn cute, and I'm a little jealous of his hair, doggone it!
Now, I'm off to work on my first Island Batik project...
"Galentines" Day.
It's a real thing!

Till next time...
Keep on Stitchin'