Monday, October 31, 2011

All caught up.......

 this did say "xmas", i changed it to say Christmas
a new stitchery will come out this friday
yahhh.....i'm current

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I got a Baby GO

remember a week or so back I wanted to sell my GO
so I could buy a BABY GO

well, I made a trade with a blogging buddy
it worked out perfectly
she knew mine was worth more and made up the difference
i'm so happy with this trade


isn't it cute
those are the dies i had with my big GO that will fit the baby
i sent her the ones that won't fit the baby

thanks for the trade
you know who you are!

Comments

lately i've noticed less comments on my blog from my regular readers
i'm getting emails from several of those people saying they can't leave comments, blogger won't let them
i haven't changed any settings
does anyone know of anything i can check and see what's going on?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas SAL Blocks

ok, i'm hooked on stitching right now
you all know, i dabble in everything crafty
and i often get hung up on one thing or another
right now it just happens to be stitchery

i found the Christmas SAL via Nola's blog

there are 5 blocks out right now and i'm done with 2
3 more to go to be current and by then another one will be out
it's one a week for 8 weeks


you know how i don't like to follow the rules, i'm a rebel of sorts, i guess
she's doing all her's in red
since it's for Christmas and i love GREEN
i'm doing red and green
she put batting behind her block for a quilted look
i didn't
she also put french knots on the ends of the letters
i hate french knots....ugghhh
i should say, i hate my french knots
i'm sure there is a easier way to do them than what i'm doing
anywho.........
i'm loving these blocks

Monday, October 24, 2011

Just a pretty picture.....

not to mention all my hard work that went into this

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Award!


Thank you to Sara for honoring me with the Versatile Blogger Award last week.

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself on the post.

3. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers that you think deserve it.

4. Lastly, contact all of those bloggers you've picked for the award. (hopefully you'll read it on my blog, cause I doubt I'll contact anyone)


So here are the 7 things about me . . .

1.  I have been unemployed for 3 years now, and sit at my sewing desk probably 8-10 hours a day, up and down of course. Doing crafty things, or school work.

2. I am by far going through the toughest time of my life right now. 

3. President Obama came through our very small town last week.  (then again, if you read my blog you knew that all ready)

4. I never knew any of my grandparents.  Never had a grandparent.  Haven't met my dad either. (it's ok though, makes me stronger)

5. I have the same best friend from high school, however; we are slowly drifting apart. :(

6.  I love to go fishing, but terribly afraid of worms.  The hubs baits my hook or I use minnows.  

7. I'm afraid of the ocean and will not put my feet in it.  I have to see the bottom, so that would go for lakes as well.


And - finally the bloggers I wish to nominate for the Versatile Blogger Award. I can't possibly pass this on to 15 people, so I'll pick a few of my fav.







Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Stitchery Completed

"share faith
offer prayer
gather hope"

this one is for my mom
i've realized i can't use this flimsy white fabric
i knew muslin would be better, but with no light box
i was worried about transferring the image
it's not quite as wrinkled as it seems
i have it framed and ready to give
i even made my own matte frame using Scrapbook Textured Card stock

same here, framed and ready to give

i've started another stitchery and i'm using muslin
it looks much better
live and learn, right

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winners

The winner of the felt is..........
Leah said...

That wool felt looks scrumptious. :)

and

the winner of the book is............

Robyn said...

The book! Me wants it! Thanks for offering this giveaway. It's awesome.

Please email me your snail mail information ladies and i'll get your winnings out.
tonyahmay@aol.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Accuquilt GO Fabric Cutter for SALE! -SOLD!!

SOLD

Yep, you read that right......
I'm going to sell my full size GO fabric cutter so I can buy the baby one.
I just don't have room to lay the full size one out since I sew in our family room.
Pat has been here, she knows of my small space.

I've been eyeing the Baby GO for some time now and can't wait to get my hands on it.

It's in great shape and comes with 3 dies and 4 mats.

**Accuquilt GO Fabric Cutter
55100
**Value Die w/mat (this mat is worn, but below you get 2 mats and it will fit the value die)
55018
**Tumbler Die 6 1/2" w/2 mats
55020
**2 1/2" strip cutter w/mat
55113

Leave a comment or email me tonyahmay@aol.com if you want pricing information.

Thanks y'all.


SOLD

71 Reasons to Buy Fabric

*borrowed from a FB friend*

(Compiled by Frances Tankersley of Jackson, TN from contributions by members of Online Quilters Guild. Found online at this link:  http://qcn.tripod.com/71reason.htm )
 1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
4. "Oh, it’s not for me! I’m buying it for a friend!"
5. My cat/dog needs a fresh, new pile of fabric to sleep on and roll around on at least once a week.
6. Because it’s on sale.
7. Okay, it wasn’t on sale, but by the time it was, all the good stuff would be gone.
8. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the cotton crop for the next ten years.
9. I’m participating in a contest—the one who dies with the most fabric wins.
10. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don’t have to cook it to enjoy it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk it.
11. I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you never know when the weather will change.
12.   Because I’m worth it.
13. It’s non-fattening. Registered dietitians have confirmed that a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.
14. I am working on building a complete collection.
15. Like dust, it’s good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room table....
16. It’s a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is, a fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the house.
17. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be swallowed into the ground and never seen again.
18. Because it’s there.
19. It’s prettier than salt and pepper shakers.
20. It won’t break.
21. A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to spend in the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps.
22. It’s much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting, and you can change the look more often.
23. The devil made me do it.
24. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband) made me do it.
25. It’s the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
26. If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
27. I’m might set up my own fabric shop and I’ll need a starter inventory.
28. To keep the bed from falling down—we all know that most Quilters store part of their fabric under the bed.
29. To save a beautiful fabric design for posterity. They might stop making it, and it would be lost to the world forever.
30. Neighborhood children might need just the right color for a scavenger hunt.
31. I need something new for show and tell party games.
32. My friend has more variety than I do, and I have to keep up with her.
33. Because I can’t live without it.
34. It fights the empty nest syndrome—my youngest child is getting married, so I have another empty room to fill with fabric.
35. Because, this fabric just talks to me and calls my name.
36. It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
37. It’s important to invest in cotton futures.
38. I’m too old to have sex. (This was suggested by a Quilters husband.)
39. I have new shelves for fabric storage, and if I don’t fill them up, they won’t look right.
40. They get angry when you steal it.
41. It will go with some I bought last year.
42. It’s so pretty, and I’ll use it some day.
43. I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
44. Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms on light laundry days.
45. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric employed, thus supporting the national economy in yet another way.
46. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
47. Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply their skills.
48. Ophthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eyeglasses industry.
49. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and my quilting books . . . . (and my time).
50. I’m setting a good example for my children.
51. There’s just one more piece I need, and I’ll know it when I see it.
52. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.
53. Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
54. It does not promote tooth decay.
55. Nobody told me not to.
56. It’s raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun’s too hot?).
57. It’s not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
58. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
59. Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.
60. Surgeon General says: "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
61. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
62. Everybody else does it.
63. "Oh, what a feeling!"
64. A yard a day is all the quilt shops of America ask.
65. If you don’t buy it now, you may never see it again.
66. If I don’t buy it, my husband won’t have anything to complain about.
67. It was awful! I was trapped in the quilt shop, and the only way out was to buy my way out!
68. Unless my fabric stash is reasonably impressive, people might think my family is destitute, and my children would be embarrassed.
69. A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
70. I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.
71. "Because I don’t have it yet!"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Obama came to our small town today.

Sorry about the darkness of the video, we were right in the sun.

No matter if you agree with him or not, this is by far the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.


Friday, October 14, 2011

A Finish

my first stitchery.....i'm sure it's not all the right "stitches" but it looks great to me
 when i started making this, i had no idea who i'd give this to
then it hit me.......it's for my mom's best friend
she will love it
and the mess i made this week stitching this up, started it on Monday, just now finished it up
now, i'll wrap all this embroidery thread around those fancy little cards like it should be

i'm gonna extend the deadline for entering my giveaway, check back two posts to find it

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A-Z

Getting to know me...from A to Z

A. Age: 36

B. Bed size: King, I sleep in the middle and he sleeps on his side, ha

C. Chore that you hate: folding and putting away laundry 

D. Dogs: no dogs...4 turtles and 2 beta fish

E. Essential start to your day: Facebook, emails and blogs.....

F. Favorite color: Green

G. Gold or Silver: both, my wedding set is gold, but I have a Tiffany bracelet that is silver

H. Height: 5'5

I. Instruments you play: Played clarinet, bass clarinet and contour bass clarinet in school. Now I play NOTHING 

J. Job title: do it all MOM

K. Kids: 1 son, 10 yrs old

L. Live: Beautiful Mountains of NC

M. Make of car: New Model VW Beetle

N. Nicknames: mom

O. Overnight hospital stays: hysterectomy in 07 and giving birth 

P. Pet peeves: having to wait on someone........uggghhh

Q. Quote from a movie: "you had me at hello" I'm not really a movie person

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: 1 brother 13 months older than me 

T. TV Shows: Parenthood, Revenge and Reality TV

U. Underwear: hmmmmm....what exactly are you asking?


V. Vegetable you hate: eggplant

W. What makes you run late: I rarely run late 


X. X-Rays you’ve had: thumb, broke it while getting out of bed pregnant


Y. Yummy food that you make: hubs like my spaghetti sauce

Z. Zoo animal: don't really do zoo's to allergic to the animals


Your turn....and let me know if you post this...I'd love to get to know you better too!


ugggh blogger, not sure why it highlighted, maybe cause I copied and pasted...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Giveaway Time

As I was cleaning up my sewing area, I found some items I can do without.

lots and lots of wool felt from Prairie Point Junction

A new Book "String Quilting Today"

but you see.......there is a catch......I'll make you work for it.
I would like for you to follow my Project Linus Blog.
I got a pretty good response from my "blankets needed" post the other day and I think if more of you follow my PL blog, you would understand and know more about what's going on with PL.
I had a lot of questions about sizes and what's acceptable.  All that information is on that blog.

1. let me know if you want the book OR the wool felt
separate comment
2. go to my PL blog and follow it.........I will check!
I just noticed, for some reason my follow "click" isn't on the PL page, it is in the upper left hand corner, you can click there as well.
separate comment

so, 2 separate comments will give you two chances to win, if you only want one chance, just leave one comment

easy peasy!

giveaway ends friday the 14th

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blankets Needed!!



My chapter of project linus has been asked to help a neighboring county.

Their hospital has requested 20 blankets a month.
She said there are times they won't use all 20 (thank goodness).
I'm not so sure I can keep up with this demand.
So, I'm asking all my quilty friends for donations of quilts from babies to teenagers.

leave a comment for more information if you are interested in helping

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blog Page Clean Up

 I cleaned up my blog page quite a bit
I had a lot of "junk" on here
I like it a lot better (for now)

I also created a "finished in 2011" list
over there on the right side
and I must say....I'm not very impressed with it
I was sure I had a lot more BIG (cause I only counted big finishes) than that
guess I'd better get to work ☺

the t-shirt quilt on the post before this one, is in the UFO pile
I was so careful with this quilt, got sashing around each block, went to sew all the blocks together
and nothing lines up.........it looks horrible......