Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Little More Wool

Spent some time this morning in the wool bins in my storage closet and came up with some goodies.

A--22" x 30" Hand dyed wool...a gorgeous army blanket green...would make a great background for some wool applique...$15 SOLD

B--1/2 yard jet black wool off the bolt...just needs to be washed and it will be ready to go.  I have 6 pieces of if you are planning a big project...this would be perfect...$9

C--Wool Bundle a bit over 11 ounces of wool...$20SOLD

D--Wool Bundle a bit over 11 ounces of wool...$20  SOLD

All prices are with US only shipping included.  Just leave me a PayPal email address and I'll get an invoice right out to you.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Some Wool

I have lots of wool, so bit by bit I'm going to move it on to homes where it will get put to good use.
Here are 4 bundles this morning...just leave a comment with your PayPal e-mail and the letter of the bundle you would like.

All of the pieces are around 6-7" X 12-14"...all hand overdyed...have fun.  $15 per bundle postage included...US shipping only.



I'll get your invoice right out to you and it will go out in the earliest mail.

I'll work on getting some more wool posted.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Some More Destashing

Happy Saturday!  Everything from my sale this past week has been sent on its way...

if you ordered something start watching your mailbox Monday or went out yesterday and all went Priority.  After my bike ride and before I started sewing I did a bit more destashing...I had planned to also put some more wool up tonight but my camera is dead so there won't be anymore picture taking...I'll be back with wool tomorrow.

Tonight I have Journey of a Leanne's House...

All 10 months of the patterns, fabric for the blocks and the floss.  This was kitted by Buggy Barn and they did an awesome job.  I did a search online and found just the patterns for $130-$150...I bought the patterns and then paid $17 a kit for the $300+...I'm asking $225 shipping included.  US shipping only.

Just leave me a PayPal e-mail and I'll get an invoice out to you and it will go in the earliest mail.  It's a wonderful kit...I just won't ever get to it.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I've Been Busy Cleaning...Again

I have spent a lot of time cleaning and making some decisions about lots of things in my sewing room storage closet.  I have come to the conclusion that I will never use all of the wool I have...I'm posting one bundle today and then in the coming days I will have lots more...good prices I promise.
Here's today's bundle...
9 solid hand dyed wool pieces...all 6-7" X 15"...$24 for the bundle and shipping is included.SOLD

I'm also putting lots of fabric up on my other blog, BrownQuiltsandMore, where I normally sell check it out in a bit.

If you're interested in the bundle leave me a PayPal e-mail address in the comment section and I'll send an invoice right out to you and I will immediately delete your comment.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Wonderful BLUR...

Yes, that is the only way I can describe the entire month of July...a wonderful blur!

It all began the end of June, when after a very long travel day, delays, mechanical problems, weather issues, and an extra trip back to LAX for my luggage (my project suitcase was the important one) my vacation in California began...Sewapalooza 2013!  Now don't try to Google that, it wasn't an organized retreat or anything, it was a wonderful 11 day vacation with great friends...sewing, laughing, crying (just a little), eating, shopping, and sewing some more!  It was amazing!  We did a little bit of the Southern California Quilter's Run on jet lag for this girl...we were on the road right around 8 (with a stop at Sonic for a Diet Coke, I needed all the help I could get)...we were off to Fat Quarters, Grand Country, Temecula Quilt Company (my absolute favorite) and Stars and Scraps.  What a fun, fun day!

Sunday through Wednesday we sewed and sewed and sewed and on Wednesday we headed back to Temecula and spent the day sewing in the shop with Sheryl Johnson...she is the sweetest person, opened up her shop to us, had yummy bread and fruit and we got to meet her sweet, sweet daughter...if you get to the area, make sure to stop in...if you love reproduction fabrics, you will love Sheryl's shop...there is so much inspiration in that shop, I could stay there for days and take in all in.

Thursday through Monday we sewed and sewed and sewed...ate great Mexican food, grilled out and just absolutely had the BEST time!  Hope we can do it again some time!

Then I came home on Tuesday and left for my week at the beach on Saturday, just enough time to unpack, do laundry and repack.  Andy went with me for the weekend, we went to 2 of our favorite fish places in Sarasota for dinner Saturday and Sunday night and then he came home Monday.  I was alone reading on my porch with this view...
Walking on the beach as much as I could...
These fellas walked with me a lot...

visiting with old friends, watching sunsets

and sewing in the evening

until Wednesday when the kids arrived.  We had so much fun...even when it rained

...this is the first time the kids have joined me at the beach, Josh spent every summer there until he was probably 18 or so...he was thrilled to share it with his children and will probably make it an annual vacation...that makes me very happy.  We all came home together on Saturday and spent some great time together...the kids were thrilled to spend time in the pool

...Sunday they went out to Disney and really had a great time and then headed back home on Tuesday...they had a very hard time saying good-bye to Howie...
  We went into cleaning over drive...bathrooms, laundry, sheets and towels, and were done pretty quickly...quickly enough that I got to sew a few stitches that afternoon.

So you're all caught up, whether you wanted to be or not...LOL!  I'm here sewing and cleaning and yes doing a bit more destashing...I think I may be back this week with some goodies.  I have a bunch of wool that I would really like to get rid of.  Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Earlier Than I Thought

Oh my goodness, the morning started out just a wee bit crazy...I woke up, looked at the clock and was certain that it said 5:10...but it was odd, Andy was still in bed...that NEVER happens...he's up and out of bed every morning not a minute later than 4:30, and usually earlier.  I didn't give it another thought, went to the bathroom, brushed my teeth and in the meantime he got up, started the coffee and didn't even realize I was out of bed.  I came out looking for my coffee and he looked at me like I was nuts...I couldn't figure out what in the world was wrong...then he said, "Up a little early?"  My response, "Well a few minutes"...he then pointed to the this time it was not quite 4:20...Lesson major decisions, like getting out of bed, will ever be made again without my glasses!

But getting up early I did get to meat a night visitor to our back deck/porch...

I think he wanted to come in and have coffee this morning.  Love the little suction things on the end of his toes!

I also got out early for a short ride on Miss was a beautiful morning and I had a lot of think time...I feel another post coming related...oh I love when I open my ears...such clarity comes...I'll be back to share my insight from this morning.

I'll close for now with a little top I finished from a Primitive Gatherings club...I'm really enjoying this...a sweet friend gifted this to me for Christmas last's the gift that keeps on giving...very, very fun...thank you sweet friend...I think of you often but especially when I work on these little cuties...

Thursday, June 05, 2014

This and That and Maybe a Little Something Else....

I'll bet you're scratching your heads, saying "What in the world is she talking about today?  She's for weeks and weeks and then twice in one week...."  Well I had lots of questions about the 2 baby quilts...requests for pattern sources and pictures of the whole here you go...

This is the quilt for my friend...The pattern name is Candy Shoppe Quilt by the Clothe Parcel...I think I originally saw it on Pinterest and then just Googled it...came as a PDF that...instant gratification.  The other one...

the one for the baby is my creation...easy peasy...lots of 2" squares for the 16 patches and then more 2" squares for the 4 patches...the white strips around the 4 patches are cute 2"X3-1/2" and 2"X6-1/2"...set on point so you need setting triangles and corner triangles...I cut 9-3/4" squares and cut those twice for the side setting triangles and 5-1/4" for the corner triangles...those are both a bit overcut but I prefer to do that, add them to the quilt and then cut them down.  Make as many blocks as you want to make it the size you want...remember the formula for how big the blocks measure when on point is finished size (which is 6") X 1.414...that's exactly what I did to determine how many I needed to make.  This is a really easy, fun quilt to do...great way to use up tons of scraps...make as many blocks as you want and when you're done, you're done...FUN!

Those of you that have read my blog for a while know that I am the queen of that steam in my iron...well, look at the setting I've been using for some blocks...

yes your eyes are not deceiving you...NO steam!  I know I am still not believing it, but in this case it made the biggest difference in these blocks.  The blocks are from the Penny Candy pattern by Primitive Gatherings...the strips are cut 1-1/4"...lots of seams in these blocks...I've been having problems with them getting a little wonky so I thought I would give this a whirl and it worked...

dry iron, spray them with Magic Sizing and press...oh my goodness they came out sooooooooooooooooooo much better.  Now don't get me wrong, big blocks I'll be back to my steam...but these little blocks I'll be no steam until the very end when the block is done...

give it a good steam press...Can you tell I'm a happy girl?

And I just have to share this new cute girl that came to live at my house...

I saw her on Nicole's Facebook page (Raggedy Old Annie's) and it was love at first sight...I commented "I NEED her"...a few days later she was on my kitchen table...her dress with all those dogs on it and the dog tag in her hand...Yup, she needed to live at my house!  Thank you Nicole!  

I think I've remembered to tell you everything...Have a great rest of the week and a fabulous weekend!