Monday, November 26, 2012

Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

It's my turn to show my "Holiday Lane". This blog hop has been filled with adorable little villages of houses all dressed up for the holidays. I would like to say a big Thank you to Mdm Samm at and Pauline at for organizing this hop and a big thanks to Jill from for supplying the pattern. Thanks for encouraging us to try new things. This pattern was easy to follow and fun to make.  I used fleece for the snow. I tried a couple different stitches to attach the snow to the roofs. Not sure which one I like, but it was fun trying different stitches on my machine. I found some cute mini holiday lights that I hand sewed to one of the trees. I think I will go back and add some to at least one more tree. I'm still just a "stitch in the ditch" quilter,  but I plan to get courageous and try new quilting techniques soon. I just purchased a book to learn machine quilting called "Show me how to Machine Quilt" by Kathy Sandbach. 
I hope you enjoy my contribution to the hop:

This second photo is very blurry, but I wanted to show the mini lights on the tree. Aren't they just sweet? I plan to hand sew more on the tall tree to the right on the photo above.

Please check out the other adorable pillows for today:
Tuesday November 27

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog starts Today !

Today is the day! The Holiday Lane Blog hop has started. See the cute pillows everyone has created. The schedule is listed below:

Wednesday November 21

Thursday November 22

Friday November 23

Monday November 26

Tuesday November 27

Wednesday November 28
Mary Jo - that other blog
Thursday November 29
Elaine - that other blog

Friday November 30
Linda - that other blog

Friday, November 9, 2012

UR Priceless!

This was a fun project!  Thanks to Katherine (our Priceless hostess) and Madame Samm (cheerleader extraordinaire and pattern maker).

I made four 2 coin purses. I was the lucky winner of Madame Samm's coin purse kit and it is one that I finished:  I thought adding the ribbon and button was just what it needed to be perfect.
My second finish is with Ghastlie fabric. I just love the Ghastlies and knew I wanted a coin purse featuring them. The next two photos are the front and back.

I picked fabric for 2 more coin purses, one "dressy" and one fun. But I am writing this post on Nov 2, just before heading out to the airport for a 2 week vacation. They are not finished. I need to sew on the handles. I am not sure if I will have internet access that will allow me to upload the photos if I finish on time. I will try........I am bringing them with to finish. This photo shows the fabrics I chose.

I forgot to do a giveaway last blog hop, so I want to make sure I do one this time. It will be some fabric.....I'm not sure what but I'm thinking Christmasy or wintery....... Just be a follower and leave a comment. Be sure to visit the rest of the Hop.The entire schedule is on my previous post. Todays schedule:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's time for the UR Priceless Blog Hop !

7 Days of fun will be starting tomorrow! The UR Priceless Blog Hop is starting. See the schedule below to get inspired by some crafty ladies.

Day 1 - Nov. 5th
Quiltin' Jenny
Hill Valley Quilter
Loopy Lou's Adventures Into Handicrafts
Just Let Me Quilt
Lixie Makes It
Sunshine, Handmade
Buzzing and Bumbling
Sew Much 2 Luv
Needled Mom
The Slow Quilter
A Quilting Sheep
I Have a Notion

Day 2 - Nov.6th

The Crafter's Apprentice
Jane's Fabric and Quilts
Rosemary B
Random or "di"
Mary T.
Supermom No Cape
Lily Pad Quilting
Stitch, Stitch, Stitch
Rose Creations
The Treehouse
Gracie Oliver Arts
Quilting Prolifically
Grammie Q's

Day 3 - Nov. 7thI Love Wool
I Like to Quiltblog
Keep Your Fork There's Pie
Retired to Quilt
From This to That
Jenny E.
Domestic Deficit Disorder
Pig tales and quilts
Count it all Joy!
Creavtive Notions

Day 4 - Nov. 8thStitchin By the Lake
as sweet as peaches
Deborah B
Birgit H
Fish Creek Studio
A Quilter's Table
Lily Patch Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Mary F
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
The Desert Rat Chronicles
Sally K
Paris at a Certain Age
From the Blank Pages
Quilt Taffy
Barb H

Day 5 - Nov. 9thPolka Dot Classic
Geta's Quilting Studio
Busy Bee Free
Briarside Lane
Quilts and Dogs
Debbie R
suebee's World
Les passions de Cliodana
Colorpoint Quilter
On the Go Quilting
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments
Freemotion by the River

Day 6 - Nov. 12Read, quilt, cook, pray...The Learning Curve
Bacon Then Eggs
Nati's Little Things
by Mary
Feltfree på Åsly
El Patchwork de la Abuela
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
Maryjo J
s.o.t.a.k. Handmade
Janice M
throw a wench in the works
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
A Stitch in Time
Sew Me Something Good

Day 7 - Nov. 13Julia P
Dachsies With Moxie
Marci Girl Designs
The Sunflower Patch
Wish upon a star
Mary on Lake Pulaski
Greco Mara
Linda M
Mack and Mabel
Dreaming in Patchwork
Judith Handmade Treasures
Caesarea Scrappers
Patchouli Moon Studio
Sew We Quilt