Friday, November 30, 2018

Dust Off A Quilt Book Blog Hop Coming February 2019

I love books! I love Quilt Books! And when someone says "Dust off a Quilt Book", why of course I say ~ "SURE!"

After collecting for so long my thoughts were that I would sew ONE quilt from each quilt book I own and then give it away.

Nope, cannot do it! Give the book away that is. I adore flipping through those pages, looking at the beautiful settings and stunning work. They are always inspiring me or just keeping me busy when I am unable to sit at my machine.

The challenge is to grab one of your old books, dust it off and make something from the book! Let's do this!

The blog hop is hosted by Bea @ Beaquilter. Be sure to check out all the info HERE!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Virtual Cookie Exchange - Day 2

I must confess - I love, love, love cookie tins! And I honestly do love those sugar cookies that come inside.

Flipping through social media sites, there are always those funny memes when you think there just might be some cookies inside but instead, there is a stash of buttons, threads or other sewing supplies. Who still does that? Who's grandmother or mum had scores of buttons inside?

What about those of us that are dreaming of opening that tin and finding some cool stash but find cookies instead! What a laugh indeed!

Time to get munching on these so I have a beautiful little tin for more fun goodies to store in it!
And for a Fabulous chocolate chip cookie recipe, I've loved this one ever since Crisco started making their Butter Flavored Crisco - Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've seen in over 25 years!

Just to make life more fun, I would love to see what you have in your cookie tin! Enter at the Linky Party Below!
(just a side note: this a trial for me! I've not hosted a linky party before! Wish me success with it!) And don't forget to visit all the other participants this year!

November 27

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Sixth Edition of the "Art with Fabric" Blog Hop -My Favorite Color Is.....

Alida P. has some wonderfully clever themes for each of the Art With Fabric Blog Hops she hosts. The 2018 Fall Edition is no different. She has invited a team of bloggers to celebrate the love for one color, any favorite color of all time or just a color that we have been loving for the month. Autumn is definitely adorned with color, and one of my favorite for the month is orange.

As inspiration for my project I chose "White Flower on Orange" - it is a painting by Linda Woods and is sold as such or as a screen printing on other items like beach towels or pillows. Please check out her original at the link.

I love the textured look of thread painting and wanted a pillow cover with something similar. ( I am going with pillow covers from here on out - as I can keep the same pillow form and change out with the seasons).

I free-handed a flower onto notebook paper to get an idea of what my flower should look like. Then started sewing away! I used some at-hand upholstery fabrics - the color is called Cinnabar. What a lovely fall color! It reminds me of the rusty colored chrysanthemums.

I made a huge mistake by using notebook paper as my draft to sew over....Don't Do That! It does not peel off nicely! Take the time to search for your tear-away stabilizer or wait to go shopping!

This is my 2nd attempt at working with a zipper, I will keep practicing.. Wink.....

I was in high hopes of using beads as the stamens, purchased them then misplaced them so when I find them again, I will use  some Autumn-colored green beads for accents, then stuff a pillow into the form. Lovely with or with out the beads!

Enjoy the blog hop and be sure to look at all the other great Art projects going on!

The Fall 2018 Schedule:

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018