31 October, 2016

Halloween purse

Happy Halloween to you all. 'Not a holiday that we celebrate as such, but many people do, including my daughter and her family. This is a little ruffled purse with shoulder strap that I made-up for granddaughter last year. The purple fabric has witches (her favorite) printed on it. 'Just a quick little project that she did love. That girl loves her some purses, lol. See, clipped to the front of the purse, is a black & orange pumpkin print hair bow also? So, what about 31st October is so special to our family? My brother-in-law's birthday, that's what. Sending many happy birthday wishes out to the best BIL ever- Wendell. You all be safe while out trick-or-treating. Prim Halloween blessings.

28 October, 2016

Autumn Jubilee QAL: wool penny rug

Pictured above is the darling wool penny rug from the Autumn Jubilee celebration going on over at: From My Carolina Home. My rug was made of scrap wool pieces, as no stores here locally carry any wool felt. 'Did not have any mustard-colored wool, so a quick research suggested what colors to mix to achieve the color. Using some dyes that I already have, a mustard color was possible. The back is an olive-colored wool. Many thanks to Carole for this fun jubilee. Hey, the little thrift store candle & base looks awesome with this penny rug, doesn't it?

26 October, 2016

6th Blogoversary winner!

Good morning dear friends. Happy blogoversary for 6 years today. Wow, what a fun ride this has been and still is. So many thanks to all of you followers and the sweet comments that you leave. Random Number Generator© selected #3, so our 6th Blogoversary winner is:

~Val of: Val's Quilting Studio~

The quilt block is from a pattern by: Barbara of Civil War Quilts Blog, and is titled Sage Bud for Fort Laramie. Thank you to all who entered. 'Will be contacting Val for her mailing address today. To see the other included gift, follow the link below my signature.

21 October, 2016

6th Blogoversary Giveaway reminder

Yay! Soon this blog will be 6 years old. Be sure to visit the following link (on this blog) to enter the: 6th Blogoversary Giveaway. Comments to enter must be on that post, not this post. Pictured above is the main prize. There are still a few days left to enter. So far, there is 1 person who has commented. Prim blessings.

18 October, 2016

Autumn Jubilee QAL: little quilt completed

Hello friends. The festive little quilt pictured above is from the Autumn Jubilee celebration going on over at: From My Carolina Home. Be sure to visit Carole's blog for many fun projects. There are several options for the leaf and pumpkin blocks above, this is only one of the projects. It was made entirely from my stash, and has Warm N' Natural© batting. The fabrics are all 100% cottons. The backing is pieced from some of the orange and green fabrics. The binding is a golden shade of mustard. As usual, the machine quilting is meandering. On the back are hanging loops and a label with the event name on it. Carole also provides a tutorial for those back hanging loops. Are you quilting/sewing/crafting for autumn?

~Linking-up with Val at Tuesday Archives: Pumpkins~

17 October, 2016

Happy 6th Blogoversary Giveaway

Good morning dear friends. Yes, coming on the 26th is this blog's 6th blogoversary. Can you believe it? I am so thankful for all of you friends/followers and all of the sweet comments you write. Many days, this blog is exactly what makes me smile. In appreciation, this 18"square quilted table topper will go to one lucky follower. It is from a free pattern from: Barbara of Civil War Quilts Blog (part of her Westering Women QAL series). This block is called Sage Bud for Fort Laramie. Included will also be a small surprise gift. To enter, you must:

♦ Be a follower of this blog via GFC, Linky Followers, or Bloglovin'.
♦ Have a family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
♦ Due to shipping costs, reside in the 50 US states, the DC, or Canada.
♦ Comment on this post and perhaps tell us what you love most about birthdays/blogoversaries.

♦ By entering this Giveaway, you affirm that you have read, understand, and agree with this blog's: Privacy Policy/ Giveaway Rules. Please do not post this giveaway on any of the social networks. By left-clicking the post image, you can save a sidebar button for your blog. Please link it to this post. The giveaway will end at 10 PM CST on 25th October, 2016. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator© and posted in the AM of 26th October 2016. Prize will be mailed asap. For your internet safety, please do not include your email address in your comment. Enter to see if you may win! Prim blessings.

12 October, 2016

Happy trees backpack

Hello all! 'Hope your week is going great. Do you ever sew items that are not quilts or clothing? Pictured above is a backpack for my granddaughter. The pattern is designed by Liz Porter, and is called Groovy Backpack. The book's title is Quilt Lover's Gifts: Best of Fons & Porter, published by Leisure Arts. This awesome book was purchased for a mere $3.50 when our local Hancock Fabrics went out of business. The pattern actually calls for pre-quilted fabrics, but I just quilted my own fabric with a cross-hatch design. The 100% cotton print is whimsical trees with word art, "Happy, Fun, Together, Laughter". The backing is an abstract multi color print cotton. Inside is a label with granddaughter's name sewn-down well with a zig-zag stitch. The shoulder straps act as drawstrings to open & close the backpack. Although maybe not for heavy books, this backpack is perfect for carrying her gymnastics gear. A Velcro© closure on the front pocket is handy.

~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

06 October, 2016

Gwennie Inspired QAL: final round & completed quilt

Hello, good afternoon to everyone. Finally, here is my completed Gwennie Inspired quilt. The completed size is 42"X41", and the batting is Warm N' Natural©. The quilting is machine meandering. The backing is solid white, as is the binding. This QAL was so much fun, as always. It was my first time to participate in a round robin. For the final round, which was "fishy" themed, there was a lot of thought for me. Eventually, 'decided to do a lighthouse block on the left border and 5 seahorse appliques on the right border. Sending many thanks to Lori of Humble Quilts Blog for this fantastic QAL. Prim blessings.

~Linking-up with Humble Quilts' Blog: Gwennie Inspired Medallion Finale~

03 October, 2016

Winner on: OK so what is this item? contest

Good morning friends. We do have a winner on the OK, so what is this item? contest. Thank you to all who ventured a guess, lol. The item is an old glass baby formula container/mixer from the 1960's. 'Assuming that the ones for baby boys were likely blue (?). Since mother had twin girls, this one is pink. The old metal stove-top sterilizer with rack and some glass baby bottles was also under the sink along with this. Wow, talk about feeling old, lol! Our winner is:

Kathy E. of Sparkles, Sprinkles and Everyday Crap