Monday, August 30, 2010

Want another chance to win a GO Cutter?

Entry deadline is 4pm Eastern 9/09/10 

oh accuquilt, accuquilt
what have you done to me
i'm so, so in love with you
and for that, i have no guilt

guess who's giving away a GO cutter?

Carolyn @ Accuquilt and Accuquilt are the best!

I will be giving away a GO cutter and 3 dies.
Now, listen carefully.
  Someone without a GO will get a GO and someone with a GO will get their choice of 3 dies.

How to enter:
 *"like" Accuquilt on Facebook 

*you can follow me if you like

*I also have a link to my Facebook page over on the right, you can like that as well.

*in your comment, let me know if you have a GO or not
so I'll know which drawing you need to be entered in

I will draw a winner on Sept 9th

easy enough?

thanks Accuquilt & Carolyn!

be sure that you are not a "no-reply" blogger, if you sure you leave me your email address, or you won't be entered

Entry deadline is 4pm Eastern 9/09/10 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Show & Tell Sunday

got your napkin ready to wipe the drool?
i saved all my birthday money and went to joann's

look at this loot of fabric
i got most all of them to make the wall hanging below

a new rotary cutter with a pinking blade

i thought this little gadget was interesting
it's a olfa touch knife
the blade only stays out when you push that grey button forward

quilting gloves
i'm not a glove fan
but i have wondered if these will help me when quilting
we'll see

i saved the best purchase for last
if you have this die, did you know the stem blade will also made vase
i'm excited to play with this

i'm ashamed to say, i've slept the day away
i just hope i can sleep tonight as well
i needed the sleep, lots on my mind

Friday, August 27, 2010

2 1/2" Strip Cutter Tutorial using your GO.

i showed you a quilt using the 2 1/2" strip cutter the other day
i thought i'd show you a little more in depth how i made it

here i have some white scraps, really looks like a scrap, huh?
sometimes i get in a hurry and don't cut as straight as i should or could
i'll work on that
this die cuts three strips
since this scrap was so narrow, i thought i'd try to get one strip out of it

here we go...get to cranking that handle
i even let e do it, he loved it

starting through, if you really listen you can hear the blades going into the fabric
i love that part!

almost done..........
keep cranking
gives you muscles

and here is your 2 1/2" strip
i already got the scrap ends off so you could see the perfect, crisp strip

repeat process again with your other choice of fabrics
fat quarters work perfect for this project

here are my two fabric choices
all cut and ready to sew together

this goes together really fast

here we have several strips sewed together
sew as big as you want
add batting, backing and binding
and you have a finished quilt using your 2 1/2" strip cutter
and your GO machine

any questions?
let me know......

Thursday, August 26, 2010


remember this picture?
click to enlarge and see the broken needle inside the bobbin case
i entered everyone that commented, even if you didn't know the correct answer

the prize just in case you forgot

everyone's name in a basket....
notice i used the paper that come in your GO dies

E let me interrupt his chocolate snack long enough to draw a winner

yah "needled mom" Mary, it's all yours
email me your mailing address please

Also, on my TerraCycle giveaway
if you entered you know what i'm talking about
i had two winners that were no-reply and have no profile
so, i'll choose two more winners


ladies, please email Emily @
let her know you won my giveaway and give her your mailing address

one more thing
thanks everyone so much for the lovely birthday wishes
i haven't even had a chance to read them all
i will i promise

now.......shhhhh I'm going to bed, lol

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2 1/2" Strip Cutter for my GO

how awesome is this GO machine
i'm so glad someone suggested that i get the 2 1/2" strip cutter
below is the Project Linus quilt i made from that die

if you have a GO, you must get this die
i kept this simple (since there's a deadline and all)x
 i'm loving this GO machine
stayed tuned, TRUST ME!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Zipper Bag

so, you all know by now my love for zippers
these were more than 22" long, so i knew they would be perfect for this project
the pink zipper for the flap is a snap closure
totally cute right?

back of my totally cute zipper bag
it's listed here for sale

Sunday, August 22, 2010


this is post 403
so, this will be a giveaway of my 400th post

a little different
and lord knows, i'm different
what do you see in the picture, that should not be there?
(the answer isn't dust)
not a very good picture?
duhhhh, that's how I wanted it to be, no flash
cause then it would be to easy
heck, it might be anyway

well i'm glad you asked
all 5 spools
and it does say for hand sewing or machine
i ran a bit of the pink/red on my old machine
and my machine didn't like it
no, that's not why i'm giving it away
i still have a set of 5 for myself 

i'll draw for a winner on my birthday, the 26th

come on, give me your best guesses

Saturday, August 21, 2010

TerraCycle Giveaway Winners


Maggie & Miggi have no profile and are no-reply bloggers and they have not contacted Emily, so I will choose two more winners.

please email Emily @

i've already emailed her the winners names
let her know you won my giveaway and she'll need your snail mail addy's

thanks to all who entered

more to come

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Charity Quilt made from my GO and Giveaways Galore

made from my tumbler die
a boy's baby quilt for Project Linus
i quilted hearts into this quilt
if you look closely, you can see them

like to enter giveaways?
i've teamed up with them
when i have a giveaway
they'll list it on their listing
if you don't want them to list all your giveaways
you can manually add one giveaway
pretty neat

Monday, August 16, 2010

Got Buckles?

need a buckle or two?
where did i get all these?
glad you asked......
they were part of a LOT from ebay
2.5 lbs of buckles
i took out the big ones and the ones that i liked that i need for my capri sun belts
no, you can't see those

so, these are little
maybe they came off shoes, i dunno
the biggest one, top row last buckle is 1"x1"
the rest are smaller
anyone need any buckles
i'll be happy to send you some
(they'll ship cheap) lol

i GO'ed a baby quilt
finishing up the binding and i'll show it

Friday, August 13, 2010

A different kind of giveaway

but a wonderful giveaway, none the less
i have teamed up with TerraCycle and am now an "official" TerraCycle blogger
exciting, right?
you can click on the official blogger button over on the right side bar
and that will take you to their fb page and you can read more about them
once you check out their website, you'll understand why

TerraCycle has something very exciting coming up Aug 21, 2010
The National Geographic Channel has created a reality show that follows us around as we do our jobs and try to think of solutions for waste, called Garbage Moguls. This show about TerraCycle will air on August 21st starting at 8pm, following a re-airing of the pilot episode at 7pm (which originally aired Earth Day 2009).

The first episode (starting at 8pm) is known as the “Pet Episode” and will be about our attempts to find solutions for pet food packaging waste. You can watch sneak peaks of this episode by going here:

So, to celebrate their upcoming show, i'll be giving away 3 of TerraCycle's Stain and Odor Remover

"TerraCycle's Stain and Odor Remover uses nature's own processes to naturally lift and remove stubborn pet stains and odors. Odors are not just masked, they are eliminated! This non-toxic, biodegradable solution will naturally get rid of stains and odors caused from feces, urine, blood, vomit and dirt without the use of harsh chemicals. Perfectly safe to use on carpets, upholstery, bedding, clothes or any other water-safe surface."

Interesting, right?

To enter, just leave a comment and let me know what kind of pet you have.
Let all your pet friendly friends know.
This contest will end on the 21st.  That will be a great reminder to you to watch the upcoming show on that same day.

Thanks TerraCycle for this great chance to win a fabulous product.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some new creations.........

and wondering if my GO would cut through a single pouch
i know some of you are gasping right now
why would she want to cut anything other than fabric with this wonderful machine
cause, i have more brilliant ideas
i would say it's probably easier to cut than card stock
i'll have to ask Accuquilt about this

i love the slight curve these pouches have, perfect look for a coin purse

yep, a would take 100 to make a belt for myself
this one fits E
love the "buckle" 
a velcro closure vs my normal zipper
i added a new velcro flap closure on this bag vs an inside velcro closure
another belt with a different "buckle"
i have one more different type buckle to try

i know it's not quilty items, but i love doing these as much as my quilting

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Gift from Paris

yep, don't be jealous
Rachel got me something in Paris
those of you that "know" me will understand
i love it!
(it's just a picture, not the actual figure)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

GOing again..

i ran out of  white HST for my pinwheels
so, i'm GOing again
i just love to GO
i was still struggling with, what i thought was wasting fabric
Gene Black posted a video on Facebook this morning
and it really helped me
he showed how he cut the width he needed and then folded in half
that's what i did with this white fabric and i had much, much less waste
thanks GENE!

have you been GOing?

Friday, August 6, 2010

I've been GOing.......really, I have

i haven't used maggie (new machine) in a week
i've been working so hard on my capri sun adventures on brother (old  machine)
i never imagined it would have gone this far
i sell them on 3 different sites and can't keep up
i had gotten ahead and had a huge stock completed
and then fell behind
i'm ahead again ;)
tomorrow, i go to meet with a local store (kids store)
to sell them in there
this by no means will make me rich or take the place of a full time job
but, i love it
and that's all that matters, right?
small disclaimer: i don't sit around all day and drink 20 capri sun's to have all these pouches
i've enlisted all my friends and family to save these for me
their all too good to me
you can save them for me as well

so now.........
i'm GOing
i'm trying to finish these,
that i cut a few weeks back with my GO machine
GO giveaways are all over blog land right now

i'm going to that BIG wonder-mus fabric store in va tomorrow
but, mainly for thread
no, seriously.........
i'm going to save my b-day monies to go back the end of this month for fabric 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Remember Nola's giveaway?

she cut up her 80's fabric stash into 5" squares and made her own charm packs
how "charming"....seriously!
she gave away 9 and i was lucky enough to win some pinks and blue
i love these
thanks so much Nola!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A new Addition to my blog

look over the the right side bar below my picture
i have a huge love of retro prints
which makes ruby jane's perfect for me
and you, of course
here are 3 fat quarters from ruby jane's
aren't these just adorable?
i love the blue polka dot with elephants
i'm not sure what i'll make with these yet
but, i want it to be something special and something for me

any ideas?

click on her button and check out her lines, you won't be disappointed

Monday, August 2, 2010

A finish

this is the purse ufo pile
that i showed you last week or so
remember i got one handle on and the other was being difficult
it's DONE
i'm it's done, it looks nice
but, it's not my style

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Winner of Fabric

i have sent her a message to email me
i'm guessing she's not online today, which is fine
she'll email when she gets a chance
she didn't actually enter the giveaway, 
but i went back and gave everyone that commented since i showed that fabric 3 entries
so, if she don't want this fabric, we'll draw again

i'll have a giveaway soon to celebrate 400 posts