Thursday, April 30, 2009

Post Number 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made it! It is hard to believe that I have made a post for this many days in a row. It is also hard to believe that I have been blogging for an entire year. I am not that great at math but if I have made 100 posts in a year that means I have averaged almost 2 posts per week. Blogging has been quite an adventure for me. Through it I have been able to get to know some really great ladies, found wonderful crafty, quilty ideas, participated in my first swap, traded a pattern for fabric, learned a lot about different countries, and in general feel that I have expanded my universe in a wonderful way. Thank you ladies, for making my blogging experience a most happy one. Tomorrow I will pick the winner in my giveaway. The winner will be notified on my blog and also by e-mail.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Post Number 99 and a Pincushion Start

Yesterday I finally downloaded the free inklingo templates and spent a lot of time figuring out how to find what I wanted to print. After doing that I had to go downstairs and find the freezer paper and pick out the fabric I wanted to use, then wash it, cut it, cut the freezer paper and then iron the fabric to the freezer paper. I then printed out the inklingo templates for the diamond shapes. That process went amazingly well. Just the right amount of ink. I then cut out 8 of them with my scissors. I had printed out 16 of them on an 8 x 10 pieces of fabric. It didn’t take all that long to sew them together and this picture is the result before pressing. Now I have to pick another fabric and repeat the process for the squares and triangles that will finish the block. I am thinking I will use a red fabric. I wonder which ink color will work best on red. Maybe yellow?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Post number 98 and a Giveaway

I was reading a few blogs this morning and found that Cathi has posted about a wonderful giveaway of some inklingo kits. If you have been to Cathi’s blog, you will know what great projects she makes with inklingo. I have wanted to try this method, and if I win one of the kits, it will make a nice trial run. Click on the logo below and it will take you to the blog where the kits are listed. TTFN........

Monday, April 27, 2009

Post Number 97 and a Pincushion

I made this pincushion last week. It is four and one half inches square. The churn dash block is a finished 3 inch square. This was a fun one to do.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Post Number 96 and More Bunnies

It appears that if I want my 100th post to be in April, I must make a post every day until the end of this month. That will be a real record breaker for me, but surely I can think of something to post about for the next few days.

This is bunny three of four.

This is the fourth and last bunny. Now to figure out how I am going to put them together.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Giveaway....and It is MINE!

April is my 1 year blogging anniversary month, and should be the month when I reach my 100th post. I am going to celebrate this “Double Whammy” by having a small giveaway. I think I mentioned before that I would be giving away the cottage stitchery I made some time ago. I finished it as a small (13+ inch square) mini quilt. As usual the picture is lousy. I think it looks better than this.

I am also going to include a small pincushion,
and some embroidery floss.

I don’t know if I am using the proper etiquette for a giveaway, but this is what I am doing. Most bloggers are looking for increased traffic to their blog when they do a giveaway. I am not. This time I don’t want anyone to post about this giveaway on your blog. Don’t get me wrong. It tickles me to death to have a new person comment on my blog, but this giveaway is more of a reward for the ladies that have commented on my blog with some frequency. I have appreciated your interest in my blog and feel that you are my blogging friends. Anyone that comments on my blog during the month of April is in the running. This might include a few new visitors, but I doubt there will be many of those. There are a couple of names I have included that have not commented this month, but there were good reasons why they couldn’t, so they are in the draw with one entry. You will have one entry for each comment you have made during April. I am going to use the number generator thingy to choose a winner on the first of May. As forgetful as I am I better make that “around” the first of May. LOL. For someone who doesn’t talk or type much, this post is getting rather long. The End.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bunnies One and Two

I decided I didn’t like the button hole stitching on the first bunny I did. Here she is without it.

This is a picture of bunny two. Only two more and I will be able to put them together in a wall hanging. It would be so cool if I would actually get a hanger to hang it from, rather than folding it up and putting it on top of the other hangings waiting for me to buy a hanger. I hate going shopping for anything. Maybe I can find one online.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Tisket A Tasket April Block

I wish I had been able to find a nicer fabric for my basket, but my stash is low on blues. I like the fabric Kathy used for hers, but I didn’t have any of that one. All in all, I am ok with this block, but it is not one of my favorites.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Veranda Views BOM Block Four

I have finished the April veranda views block. Mine are printing out a little smaller than she says they should be. I don't think it will matter if I trim them to the size she calls for. I will just have a bit more unworked area in the blocks. I thought this one was really cute. I do think I made the blooms on the tomato plant a bit to big, but it doesn't bother me enough to redo them....

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Little Project

Kathy made one of these bunnies and when I saw hers, I wanted to do one also. I think they are so cute. I am going to make a small wallhanging for which I will make four of these. Kathy is going to make a table topper and she is going to make nine bunnies for it. We will have it ready for year.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Nifty Giveaway

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A Nifty Giveaway

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