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