Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Give-Away !

Happy New Year to all!  I will be spending the evening at home with my husband watching the ball drop in New York.  It is my birthday tomorrow, so I will have a little birthday cake along with some other goodies!  You still have time to enter my contest, just tell me your favorite toy that you received as a child.  I am loving reading the responses, brings back lots of memories.

Do not forget that I need your e-mail address to contact you, if it is not on your profile when I press on your name, you could send it to me at  Good luck to everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Quilted Contest!!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I am sure you are all as busy as I am, cooking, wrapping, cleaning!!  Now that my children are older it is much easier, it seems so much busier when they are little. 
As promised here is a Christmas contest, you need to be a follower to participate.  Make sure that I can get in touch with you by e-mail in case you win.  My prize is a finished bag, I thought this might be nice for this time of year when everyone is so busy.  This bag is made from Bali Batiks and I used my pattern Bits and Bites.  There are long pockets on either side of the lining.  Good Luck!
Now what I would like you to do, is tell me your favorite gift - as a child!  This is a hard one for me, but I think it would have to be my Chatty Baby Doll.  Does anyone remember those?  She was the younger sister of Chatty Cathy.  You have until Jan 1 to add your comments, I will draw on Jan 2.  Good luck, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

The winner of the prize at my blog is Nanbon44, congratulations!  This was such fun, thank you everyone that participated, and a big thank you to Michelle for hosting this blog hop.  I have made many new friends, whom I am sure I will learn lots of new things from.
All you followers stay tuned for a contest next week for my followers.

Friday, December 16, 2011

More Quilters Christmas Trees!

Here are some pictures of my to real Christmas trees.  I love the lights, and anything sparkly!  The purple is my favorite.  The white, silver and gold is kind of neat because I need something to use instead of tinsel, with 4 cats tinsel is a very bad thing!  I took feather boas and cut them into pieces, I think it looks pretty good, and the cats don't bother too much with it.

Stay tuned in for another contest for my followers I will tell you about it when the blog hop is done.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Quilter's Christmas Trees

Here are 2 more of my Christmas trees.  The white one is new this year, I have wanted one for several years.  It is in my dining room, and my daughter gave me most of the little snowmen.  I added a wide ribbon garland to fill in the holes, when in front of a window the light shines in and through the tree.  I found the little snowflakes at Canadian Tire and the snowball ornaments at the Superstore. I bought the tree last year after Christmas, so got a great deal on it.
The other little tree is in a bathroom.  I made the ornaments using leftover bali fabrics and wild yarns.  The topper is a kitty angel, it came as one of those cut out wood pieces, I painted it, and added wings. 

I still have more trees to show you later.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Trees!

I love to decorate for Christmas, and I have lots of Christmas trees.  Too many for one post, so I will break it up.  The little one on the old sewing cabinet is in my kitchen.  Did I mention that I love purple?  The little scene is in an entry way, and I like these quirky little birds!  The three trees together are the most traditional of all my trees, decorated with acorns and raffia.  I am all decorated for Christmas, now it is time to make some cookies!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My First Blog Hop and Give Away

I am happy to be part of the blog hop and give away that is happening thanks to The Quilting Galleries Blog Hop Party with Giveaways.  Just hit the button on the left, or go to There is a long list of bloggers for you to check out, all with giveaways.
I am giving a Bali Pop and 2 of my patterns, Bali Bags and Little Bits.  These are very popular patterns, and you can get all 4 bags and the wallet set out of 1 Bali Pop.   Part of the fun is seperating the Bali Pop into 4 piles, each will become a bag.  There are 40 different fabrics in the Bali Pop, I find this makes for interesting bags.  Use the leftover pieces to make the wallet set.
This is my first blog hop, or give-away.  I am relatively new at blogging and am not all that great at it, but I feel I am learning more all the time.  I do enjoy reading other blogs, and I am learning alot from them.

If you leave a comment, and I would love you to become a follower, I will be drawing a random name at the end of the blog hop I will number them.  I will use to pick a number for me.  Make sure that I can reach you, in case you win.  Good luck everyone, and I hope I make some new friends!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Crazy Daizy Quilts

Here are two of the quilts that my friend and student, Cherry,  made.  I love this line of fabric with the little birds, I actually used it the first time I made this pattern.

Cherry only started sewing 1 year ago in October, she is from Brazil and is living in Canada for a few years, lucky for us!  She is fantastic, and I have never seen anyone catch on so quickly to everything, amazing!  She quilted these herself also!