Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's a Craftsy blow-out!!!!

Craftsy is having a 65% off sale on their fabrics and you can shop there by following this link!

65% percent off means you can buy 65% more fabric!!!! (I told my teacher's I understood math, now I'm showing them LOL)

Sale ends December 2, 2013.

November finish!

Well, after my busy month of November I am happy to say that I did indeed finish my table runner for my friend Whitney.

I do realize that this is on a door, but as I sew on my dining room table I didn't have anywhere to show it off LOL! I designed this and am happy to say that it came out just like I planned! The leaves are five different colours of Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons. I didn't bind it as I wanted it to end with the blocks, so I simply turned it inside out and top stitched. This is probably my favourite item to date that I have made.

Thanks for reading and check out some other finished at ALYOF!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giveaway winner!!

And Mr. Random Number came up with
and accounting for no-reply bloggers (only 8!) it is:

Tiffany has left a new comment on your post "Quilter's Blog Hop Party Time!!":

Ooh! Great giveaway. My sewing machine is a Bernina and it's called "the sewing machine." Sorry, I'm kinda lame. :)

Congrats Tiffany, I will be emailing you for your address!

BTW, it is pretty evenly split 50/50 for naming a machine and not naming one :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quilter's Blog Hop Party Time!!


Today marks the start of another amazing Quilter's Blog Hop Party! After you leave here check out the link for a whole bunch more giveaways :)

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

I'll share some photos on things I have been working on lately. Mostly they are small items as I have a craft show coming up this coming Saturday.

These are just some small key chains. I like having something small and affordable for little kids to buy for their parents, babysitters etc. Plus, they are great for using up small scraps of fabric and batting!

These are sets of mini facecloths, good for a quick nighttime cleaning.

And these are some more tea towels (before I stitched them down)

But now... you want the giveaway!!!! Here you go!

FIVE half yards of Patty Young, Textured Basics!!

All you have to do is let me know if you name your sewing machine(s) and if so, what are their names? Mine are Jennie Janome and Pfilomena Pfaff. I won't include you if you ignore my question, and/or if you are a no-reply blogger! I will announce the winner on November 26th :)

Now go forth and enter many more giveaways!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A lab{el} of love

This is my label I made for the table runner I made for my friend Whitney... Can't show the runner until she gets the package :)

I am telling you, Philomena Pfaff knows what is what!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy birthday Daddy!

Today my Dad would be 71 years old. I still think of him 24 hours a day... there isn't anytime I am not wishing he could still be sharing in everything. I miss him so much.

This picture is on my computer at work... it is my Dad and my niece Maddysen about 4 years ago.

I love you Daddy, and miss you every day!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November goal-setting

Can you believe how close we are to the end of the year? Yowza!! So here is my second-to-last goal for 2013.

I am going to finish a table runner for my friend Whitney. Whitney also lost her Dad recently and so we were emailing each other and sending virtual hugs. At the same time we had both shown interest in an Autumn swap on Flickr that filled up before we could join. Whitney suggested a side-swap to help with the healing process, to which I readily agreed.

I am making her a table runner and she will make me a hanging for my office (basically a table runner without a table LOL)... we just moved office digs and it will be nice to have something quilty there everyday.

I thought I could attach an in-progress picture but I took it with my Mom's iPad and so don't have it on my computer (yet another strike against extra technology lol).

So once again, I present Opie :)

I am linking up with ALYOF!

p.s. Opie is sleeping on the amazing quilt my friend Teri surprised me with for my birthday! Love it!