Stitch It And Gift It …. It’s a Snow Day….

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It would be perfect if it were snowing outside today, making my project perfect for the weather. As many of you know I LOVE snow. Winter is my favorite season of the year and I look forward to it from the moment Summer hits every year. 🙂 I’m cool with Fall and Spring because these are not traditionally warm/hot seasons, but Summer… no matter where I’ve lived it’s always too hot.

My project today is not quite finished, but I want to share it with you either way. It’s turning out so beautiful I can’t believe I didn’t think of doing something sooner. I really have wanted a Winter theme in my living room since I have to spend a few hours downstairs each day elevating my legs and feet. The doctors say it is really good to elevate during the day that it doesn’t work so well at night. Why they waited so long to tell me this I have no idea, but for the last 4 weeks, I’ve been up and down the stairs several times a day elevating my legs in the recliner for about 20 to 30 minutes.

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Nifty Novelties Day 03…

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Nifty Novelties BHWell, here we are on the last day of Nifty Novelties and our last three blogs will be featured today. I’ve enjoyed your comments over the last few days and am glad you stopped by to visit not only my blog but the other participating blogs.

Please keep in mind that the giveaways will not start expiring until Oct 31, and the final one will expire on November 3, 2019. I will post a list of the winners either November 4 or 5th.

Thank you to our visitors and our participating bloggers. Without any of you, we couldn’t offer special events on our blogs.

Today’s Featured Bloggers

Monday, October 28

Quilted Delights
Melva Loves Scraps
Scrapdash

Please remember to comment on there blogs to enter the giveaways.

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I feel like a dork!!! Nifty Novelties Day 02, my project…

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I am so dumb, last night I finished my post, and went to bed… leaving it on “draft” .. not published, but thinking I had published it for this morning. So here I am, all my dorkiness in tow…

I’ve made for this hop a simple project, nothing big or fancy, but something I haven’t done before.

I absolutely love novelty prints tho.  Next to blenders they are my favorite print to work with. Even tho I don’t do it that often. Normally when I work with novelty prints, I either fussy cut the area I want or I create an entire project out of the fabric something like a bag or placemat. Back in the 90s, when novelty prints started becoming more popular in quilt shops, I went crazy buying as many as I could. Prior to that time, novelty prints carried little interest for me as I didn’t just want to see a pumpkin on a low-quality print and most of the novelty prints I remember back then were sold in fabric shops and were low enough quality that you could see right thru the fabric.

In the quilt below, which I’ve shown several times on this blog It is entirely created with novelty prints. Only the black square is repeated. Every single novelty print in this quilt was an individual piece I purchased.

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Nifty Novelties Day 02…

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Nifty Novelties BHI loved how all the bloggers did such cool projects yesterday. Whether it’s new or old, even not finished, seeing what we do with fabrics, prints, novelties, batiks, is always so inspiring. The very reason I love sewing and quilting so much is that I can create the same project over and over, but each different fabric I use tells me its own story.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s projects today and Monday. Keep in mind you have up to a week to enter each of the giveaways. There are 10 different giveaways in all.

I’m writing my post after this one, so I’ll post it after it’s written.

Today’s Featured Bloggers Are

Friday, October 24

MooseStashQuilting
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

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Nifty Novelties Starts Today…

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Nifty Novelties BHToday is the start of Nifty Novelties bloghop. I could say so much about novelty fabrics. So, I’ll say something right now and save the rest for tomorrow on my featured day. Next to blenders, novelty prints are my absolute favorite fabrics to use in quilts. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

We have ten wonderful bloggers who are going to show you new and some old projects they’ve created with novelty prints, and Timeless Treasures sent me 15 absolutely wonderful bundles of fabrics all novelty prints to offer as giveaways for prizes.

This is a short bloghop but will be full of fun and creative ideas will abound. Just in time for you to perhaps make a Christmas project.

The following is the schedule for Nifty Novelties, inside the post are giveaways to enter.

Thursday, October 24

Quilting and Learning – What a Combo
Days Filled With Joy
Life in the Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches

Friday, October 24

MooseStashQuilting
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

Monday, October 28

Quilted Delights
Melva Loves Scraps
Scrapdash

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Final List of Winners For Row Along … and Other News…

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent in mainly working on touching up Sue and Sam releases scheduled for later this week. Yes, I intend to finish them up early next year with releases from now on every 2 weeks. As for Twas The Night, same thing, a release every few weeks until it’s done. I am shooting for late November but it should be done by then. I know you have waited so very patiently for me and I’m going to do my best to meet my goals for these two botms. I also want to finish them.

Also, an upcoming QAL in November that you won’t want to miss inside this post.

Next, the final list of winners for the Row Along

September 24, 2019

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I Was Suppose To Be Yesterday… On The Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop…

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Witchy Stitch Blog Hop Logo

It’s not even an oops, I forgot… I blundered and put the wrong bags on the living room couch for my hubby to take to work. I have to tell you the whole story for you to understand why I goofed up so badly. You see, when we lived in Italy, and I learned about the row by row experience, I was lucky enough to have several people send me some row patterns back in 2015. By that time, I was teaching Sarah how to sew, and had created a group of moms who also lived on and around the base who liked to sew. We’d meet at various houses once a week. It was one of the few times that I actually got out and about. It  was an experience I’ve always treasured. With those rows, those moms and I would create table runners and then give them to the gift shop on the base. It was pretty cool as people who made crafty type items could sell there stuff in the shop and the shop took a small commission. We had decided as a group that the table runners money would go to the school library because it was continuously low on supplies for the kids. I learned this when I wanted to get rid of some glue sticks I ordered on Amazon and they were the wrong ones, so I offered them to anyone who wanted them for free, and the school librarian contacted me. Thus… when I left, I left the patterns with the woman so they could continue to carry on the tradition we had already created. To this day, I still send row by row patterns that I collect.

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