Friday, October 20, 2017

International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Just a few more photos to share...
This motorcycle was big...
I mean really big. Biggest ever I believe.
This gives you an idea of it's size.
But I think this one has to be my favorite this year.
Call it the message or whatever, but I just loved it...
...and I'm not the only one!
 As the sun starts to set, the Balloon Glow begins.
Balloons start to inflate...

They glow in the dark and fire their burners to music.
Once it's over, they treat you to a laser light show and a fantastic fireworks display.
It was the best year since 1996. 
Only the very last event of the 9 days had to be cancelled because of the winds.
A great time was had by all!
Til next time...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Up, up and away...

My beautiful balloon...
No time to talk today, but I wanted to share some more photos of this years  
"International Balloon Fiesta"

Til next time...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Enter if U Dare Blog Hop

Do you Dare???
The ghouldies and ghosties are just waiting for this hop to start.
Making their list and checking it twice...
(oops wrong holiday)
They are putting the finishing touches on their "scares" just for you!
You won't want to miss this fun time, that's for sure.
Who best to announce this hop but Dracula.
I just  got back from the "International Balloon Fiesta" in Albuquerque.
It's hard to believe, but this was my 40th year attending.
This guy was one of the new balloons, to light up the skies.
The top photo was taken at the "Glow" and the others were inflight.
He is just so stinkin' cute, isn't he?

Here's the schedule

 Tuesday Oct 24

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kittens Halloween Party

Have you seen the monthly mini quilt over at 
"SewCanShe" blog?

If your not familiar, they offer a "free" little quilt pattern each month.
This month "Stitches of Love" designed it.
Isn't it just, the cutest?
Check it out right...
Halloween Goodness...what's not to love!
Thanks Caroline and "Stitches of Love", for this sweet lil Halloween "mini".

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Creative Borders and Binding with Island Batik

October brings us, my favorite time of the year...
I just couldn't possibly not do some kind of Halloween project, for this challenge.
This speaks of me lately...
running around with my head cut off.
Recently I've became acquainted with "Quilt Fusion",
who have such fun patterns from none other than
"Uncle Gravy".
Seriously, you've got to love a name like that!
They have the most incredible applique patterns...
check it out 
You can sign up for their emails and get a free pattern every Friday.
What's to loose?'s a border challenge.
Your wondering about the borders aren't you?
I added a "faux" filmstrip border.
It seemed like the perfect way to show things off.
Icing on the cake, don't you agree?

These fabrics from "Island Batik" are labeled "bonus" fabrics.
Just a little something they added to our boxes.
I do get to play for the greatest company!
Batiks really make that "attention to detail" stand out.
I love the incredible way, they all play so well together.

As for a creative binding...
it's a plain black binding for me.
The filmstrip border is the star of this show.
Hope you've enjoyed my little "challenge" this month.
Tell me how you might use a filmstrip border yourself.
Who knows, there just might be something in it for you!
winky winky

Leave me a comment and we will just see!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'