Just like those of you who visit today I to am excited to see what’s been up with the other bloggers and designers who put some of the rows together this summer.
Part of the requirement to participate in the row along each year is that designers must turn in their designed pattern drafts by a specific date in early June… This allows the patterns to be passed among the other participating designers and those wanting to create something for this day in the event can do so. That’s how the Show and Tell day came about for the row along.
For me, I had planned to finish my tutorial, but I keep forgetting that I can’t lift anything, or use my left hand well. Its funny how when we are injured, we still go about trying to do things we think we can do and then realize, you really are limited. When I had my surgery Friday, I came home with oxygen because my breathing was not at the right numbers after the surgery, and my left arm felt literally like it wasn’t there due to something they put in me that they call a block. What it does it make you feel like that part of the body isn’t here for about 24-30 hours after the surgery. I had to stay on the oxygen thru the weekend, severely limiting what I could get done. Suffice it to say, all my plans for Saturday and Sunday were shot by sitting on the couch all weekend. So I will post the tutorial later this week.
Today’s Participating Bloggers Are:
Are the rows this year just fantastic? It has been a wonderful experience to see and hear what you think of the rows, but it was even better to watch them come together over the summer.
That’s the advantage you get when you are participating as a designer during this event.
Everyone had the opportunity to see each other’s rows start to come together and so we all have an idea of what is coming.
Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Miss P Designs
Please note that Miss P Designs does not have a website or blog. You will be visiting Just Let Me Quilt for Miss P Designs row.
Today’s Giveaways Are:
Well, this is definitely not my best work, but my thought was more towards showing you various ideas for creating your own ornaments. I love ornaments that are cute and have a story to them, but I also like ball ornaments, just a simple round ball in various colors. I think they bring light to the tree.
You can literally make ornaments out of anything, wood, spices, herbs, beads, buttons, fabric, the possibilities are endless. The cool thing about using fabric to do it is that your ability to add things like paint, drawings, pictures, pockets, buttons, beads, and many more items to fabric is so easy to do.
In my ornaments today, I used fabric and felted wool.
Unfortunately, my scheduler is still not working, I’ve disabled most of my plugins, so I’m thinking it’s gotta be something with WordPress itself. This post was originally supposed to post on Friday, July 14, 2017.
12 Days of Christmas in July is finally here, hosted by the lovely Sarah from Confessions of A Fabric Addict. She’s done an amazing job of organizing this hop and keeping us all up-to-date. The following is the schedule for this hop, and because my scheduler wasn’t working properly I didn’t even notice until today that Friday hadn’t posted.
A wonderful giveaway will happen with each day of this hop, Free Spirit fabrics will give away fabric from their new Tula Pink holiday line called Holiday Homies.
Last month, you may remember my post about Island Batik’s February project for our little Furry Friends with the Kennel Quilts.
What I’d forgotten to note in that post was that the free pattern I gave away has both the Catfish and the Dog Bone in the same pattern on Craftsy.
But in the last week or so, the really nice surprise came in my email with the patterns I created getting created by Lisa P.
She is new to quilting, but she is dropping the kennel quilts she made at her local kennel. How cool is that.. wanna see them… have a look…
Last year, during the first 16 days of December, Janeen at Quilt Art and I presented you with our second 12 Days of Christmas event. It can be so fun to see how ya’ll are creating the projects and it’s really cool when you send us pictures. Once again, Susan who sent me her first picture in February has now sent me her finished project… I asked her to also send some closeups as I thought you’d really like to see some close ups also.
So inside this post, are some closeups and a larger image of her finished project.
12 Days by Susan E
One of the best things about designing patterns is when you send me a picture of your project. This doesn’t happen very often, so when it does, there isn’t a designer I know of that doesn’t want to show it off. It’s a true compliment when someone recreates one of your patterns.
Last week, Susan E sent me her wallhanging project of the 12 Days of Christmas that Janeen and I offered over the first few weeks in December.
Susan is planning to add the borders also to this project and I hope she will send her project again. I think it’s turned out just amazing and so today I’m sharing it with you so you to can enjoy what she’s done. Susan kindly gave me permission to feature it on my blog post today.