Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ghastlie Blog Hop Day #9


The Next to the last day - you really want to come and play. Visit these Ghastlie Sisters and give them some love:

Mrs. Sharon Ghastlie ( has pc problems...may be back tomorrow)

Mrs Corrie Ghastlie

Mrs Cheryl Ghastlie

Mrs Linda Ghastlie

Mrs Pickles Ghastlie

Leave them each a comment on their list - and you can be entered for these three Grand Prize Gifts


Corrie @ Quilt Taffy is offering ... yes yes yes $51.12 Gift Certificate
for one lucky Winner...



......OH look a BEAM n READ, Some Presencia threads and is that, is it really some Ghastlie coordinated buttons.


AND yes, more Ghastlie - 4 yds of assorted Ghastlies Fabric from Alexander Henry Fabrics


CHRISTMAS FUN

Yes, I have been sewing - that Christmas fabric tote has been on the table since the cold and the snow hit our area. I really hate working with seasonal/holiday fabrics, but a lot is getting done with it. I'm playing and so is my SIL - maybe between the two of us it will get used up.


The first three blocks of the 12 Days of Christmas Sampler Quilt Along - button is on side bar. I have changed the patterns up. The truck needs to be enlarged at least 200% and then you lose the integrity of the pattern. Don't look too close, the door doesn't line up so will have to fix - buttons will be wheels and have some other embellishments planned. The Santa will have buttons added to his coat. And the fireplace will have lots of embellishing - that I changed to look more like my own mantel. I like to do some of my embellishing as part of the quilting, so have little zip-lock baggies with bits and bobs and notes to attach to each block.


This is Valori Wells 'Little Wallet' pattern. They work up so quickly and I have a dozen done. Three pockets will hold those gift cards for the season - gas card, grocery card, and clothing card. And then handy in a pretty wallet tucked in your tote.


Putting the finishing touches on this candle mat for a Swap. I have other goodies to go with it and hopefull ready to mail in a week. I can't show all of it as I know she peeks.

SOMETHING NEW

Just added to the side bar - Minutes For Me button. Marcia will be hosting a linky - click button to go to her blog for information. I will be adding this to my posts.

Clover & Violet will be starting a Stichery Tote project - new button has been added to the side bar.


MINUTES FOR ME


I need to give myself some minutes to me - my cross stitch has been taking a back seat lately. I really find this relaxing, another expression of painting with thread. I love samplers, such a heritage connection. I'm determined to get at least one thread's length stitched each day. I will be connecting with Marcia's CraftySewing blog - won't you join in?

CLOSING THOUGHT

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. -- Author Unknown

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

12 comments:

  1. Hello Ms Sharon Ghastlie,i am enjoying my visit as usual,haahahahaah

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  2. Hi, Sharon! I just love those little wallets - I'll have to look for that pattern! What a great idea for gift cards - which seem to be all anyone wants these days! I like your Christmas blocks, too - they're coming along nicely!

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  3. Glad you linked up! I love the addition of Minutes for Me to your post! I fits perfectly! That is a great goal of one threads length of a color each day! I love it!
    Those wallets are really handy!
    Thanks again!
    Enjoy your day!

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  4. What adorable little wallets! Those would be wonderful for gifts!

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  5. Your little wallets are so cute! Visiting from Marcia's party! Have a great day!

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  6. love those little wallets...mmmm...I think I have one LOL Use it all the time!! It is great!

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  7. Hi Sharon - you've done an awesome job with the wallets. And thanks for listing the Ghastlies - isn't' that so much fun?

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  8. I really like the 'Santa's stomach' block in the middle. Sew cute! Your needlepoint is coming along nicely.

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  9. I've been looking for that wallet pattern for almost a year! I received one as a gift and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to not get the seams to show. I love my wallet. Perfect for cards and it is so light that when in a larger purse it doesn't add much weight!! Thanks for the link!!!

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  10. Oh, you do need to take a minute for you!! You do so much for others! One length a day is good, but hopefully even more sometimes.

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  11. Adorable wallets! and I love your cross stitch.

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  12. Great wallet/gift card holders! Your cross stitch is beautiful!

    Whoop Whoop!

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