Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thanks so much!!!! More freebies!!!

Did you notice my new flag?? I'm so proud to be a Canadian and want everyone to know that I am a proud Canadian Blogger! If you'd like to get your own ( with your province) go over here and ask Lori to help you out!

You guys are amazing...reaching out to help our fellow quilters in the terrible floods in Australia. If you'd like to find out how you can help and also get a nice little freebie, please read my previous post!!!
All the above picture are from our little meeting at my house  last week to plan this years trip to Lancaster PA for our annual trip to the AQS show. WE rent a house and have FUN FUN FUN...if you plan to go this year, please let me know and perhaps we can meet up!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Beginnings, A Way to Give Back, and A Freebie

Hearts and Flowers tablerunner with Coasters

Tulip in Bloom

Birdhouse Ruler Keeper

Family Love


Leslie's Peg Bag

Hearts at Home
 Have you heard of the  Gum Tree Designers. They are a group of stitchery designers from Australia. What an inspirational group! They have a new project called New Beginnings .  (click the highlighted words to read all about it). They are collecting sewing kits for our fellow crafters who've been affected by the devastating floods in Queensland. A small thing to do for the people who share our passion and have lost all.
(We want to collect, and then distribute, a 'New Beginnings' sewing kit for those who need to start over with their craft. We will be posting the kits in bulk to the various quilting groups in each town.)
 I wanted to contribute but it didn't seem feasible (with shipping and time restraints)
So what did I do???
I contacted Jennifer Reynolds and told her we'd like to help from over here in Canada, the U.S. and maybe even U.K.
All you have to do is click on the donate button on the upper right above. The minimum donation is $5.50. After you donate, come back here and leave a comment telling me which one of the patterns you would like free and I'll send the pdf file to you!!! (Please allow 24 hours ) Easy Peasy!!! Let's show the Ozzie girls that we want to help our fellow crafters. Fellow bloggers , please spread the word so we can really make this successful! I think I can even send you the donate button!!!
Here's a list of the patterns and their designers.

Queensland Floods Gifts

1 Home is Where My heart Is   (picture to follow)
Finished size 12 x 22.5 inches Wallhanging.....(2 pdf set)

2 Honey
Sewing Set, Pin Cushon, Needlebook, Scissor Fob

3Family Love

4 Tulips in Bloom
22.5 x 22.5 in centerpice or wallhanging

5 Leslie's Peg Bag

6 Hearts at Home
Lavender Scented Door Hangers

7 Birdhouse Ruler Keeper
Finished size 25 x 8.5 inch

8 Hearts and Flowers Tablerunner with Coasters

Friday, January 7, 2011


I love to be inspired by other quilters..... Just a few I've seen on other bloggers sites lately..
The first one is Shirley at The sewing Cave
isn't it gorgeous, it's her favorite quilt she made last year, a Judy Niemeyer pattern. She's entered it into this weekends Quilting Gallery
contest and it's called Prairie Star. I don't know Shirley, just think her quilt is amazing!
Then, I saw this mug rug at Edith's Of Quilts and More

Isn't it just the cutest thing you've ever seen? Makes me want to go out and buy an embroidery machine again

Then there's  It's For The Birds by Kathleen Whiting (and quilted by Natalie Bonner of Piece n Quilt )that's in the final round of the McCalls Quilt Designer Contest.  (8 Finalists) I hope to have a pattern to make this quilt someday! You can vote once a day from every computer for this or any of the other quilts here.
Have a great weeekend everyone and I hope you are as lucky as me to be so inspired by other wonderful quilters in our midst!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oh Those Girls Have Done it Again!

Those Gun Tree Designers I'm Talking About!!! I'm not going to give you all the details'll have to go over to their blog and see the HUGE giveaway going on!!!
What a great bunch of Ozzie Girls and wonderful designers.
Good Luck Everybody, you'll have fun checking them out!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Time for Organizing

Not my place but a good idea for organization!!!

That's how I feel right after New Years, how about you?  I started by organizing my digital photos!! Now there's a job for's going to take a LONG time but I got started!!!! See I've got some time these days as I'm spending a lot of time icing and heating due to the sciatica....who new it takes so long to get rid of??? I havn't touched a sewing machine or even any hand sewing stuff..oh boy, I'm going to go into withdrawal soon!!! My Quilt Guild is having a stash sale later this month so I started to sort through some of my many fat quarters and arranging them in baggies. Tomorrow I will start sorting some  larger cuts. I also started  sorting through papers. It's definately time to make some room in the filing cabinet!!!
Tomorrow I head out to Community Caring Quilters to meet with the girls but I'm not going to overdo and will only stay an hour. I just had so much stuff belonging to the charity in my studio, I organized that and Terry put it all into the car for me! Oh, I almost forgot  I made files on my computer for some of the new BOM's starting this year! After writing all this down, I think I've been really busy!! Hee Hee, Terry and Micky and I have really had a lovely quiet time since boxing day!! Watched some hockey in the World Juniors....tomorrow...THE MOST IMPORTANT GAMES...Canadians and U.S. play!!!! OMG...what a rivalry!!!!

Go Canada GO!!!