Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everything In It's Place... or not


I know it must seem like I have been doing nothing.
But while I haven't been blogging I have actually been a little bit busy...
with this little sweetie pie here...
(isn't she getting so big)

and...



I made a store sample for a class I am going to teach.
A Christmas version of Suburbs.

And another sample here...
This one is going to be a class I will teach at my retreat.
I still need to get the borders on it. I have been rummaging through
my stash and I was able to find a good inner border but 
not an outside border yet.

I have been working on this little guy also!
I have one more row to go!
Then Whit will be ready for the parade!

So you might have guessed that I am in the mode of working on several projects
all at the same time.
I have no idea what I am going to tackle as I walk into my sewing room...
because there is just so much to do and get ready for.

Fortunately I already had Nantucket made and that is another class 
that I will get to teach at my LQS.


I have piles and piles of things stacked in my sewing room...
and I only hope that as it clears it will
mean that I have gotten everything accomplished
and not that I have just 
misplaced something!



Friday, September 12, 2014

Well Hello Weekend!


Got Schnibbles?

okay, technically it's Little Bites... 

This is what I will be finishing up on tomorrow and
then it's on to Harvey!

What are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Breaking News...

Are you familiar with Quiltmania?


Big news!

I have a quilt that I made for It's So Emma patterns in this issue

Bea sent me a picture of it yesterday... she lives in France 
and 
the September/October issue is already available there.


Isn't she sweet?
Merlot!

The publisher has the quilt... I had forgotten what it looked like!
I am going to have to see if I have a photo of my own on my camera.

I read that this issue will be available Monday here in the states. 
I would place money on it that I can get it at Fat Quarter Shop!

I will share more news and pictures as it becomes available! 




Monday, September 8, 2014

Getting Focused

It seems like I haven't seen my sewing room for weeks.
The holiday weekend I was out of town and
this weekend we had our grand daughter Evie for a sleep over!
Did you know it was Grandparents Day?
Well, that works for me just fine!

I was able to get escape into my sewing room yesterday afternoon...



And I had a great time in there!
I made up a couple dish towels that will be samples
for something I am teaching next month.


I also made this mug rug that I had seen on Pinterest.
The tree is 3-D so you can slip in a couple of cookies or a 
recipe card maybe.
This is another mini project that I will be teaching next month.

In fact, all of my attention is focused on the retreat I host in
October at Bass Lake (California).

My theme and decorations this year is
"Vintage Homemade"
and that's why
I had to include
those sweet little bottle aprons...
Lori Holt has a great tutorial for making these and I decided that 
everyone will get one, along with the other goodies...



A friend gave me vintage binding to finish off the
little aprons... did I mention there is 50 of them to 
whip up???

(photo borrowed from Lori Holt you can click here for the tutorial)


One of the other items I am putting together is also a Lori Holt
inspired gift idea. 
Apron kit in a mason jar. 

(borrowed from Lori Holt)

Bee in my Bonnet blogged about these apron kits exactly 3 years ago and
how they were perfect gifts for a retreat... I have kept that in mind ever since.

Time is drawing near... so although I have a good start on
my projects, there is still a lot of decorations to make etc.
It's like putting on a wedding every year!

It's always worth the work you put into it!


 My other little weekend project...

I made a couple blocks for my Bees Knees sewing bee group.
Fun novelty fabric and a simple nine patch and friendship star...
and wha-la! 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Prizes... post haste!



Are you excited about this month's project?

This is the version I am working on!

I am glad everyone enjoyed the parade... 
and "thank you" to those of you who did a post about our AYOS 
end of the year recap.

One person always seems to get left out, no matter how hard
we try... but I admit I can get confused easily!

Here is Barb's link at For the Love of Threads

Here is her Jersey Girl quilt... which is stunning... 
please visit her blog to see her other fun Schnibble quilts!



Dorthy from Paws for Stitching is the winner of a little giftie from
Carrie!

And Polly at Aunt Polly's Porch is the other giftie winner!!!
It will be a little something from me,

Congratulations ladies! Please let me have your addresses and
your little surprises will be mailed to you,,, post haste,

(a person never gets a chance to use
 that term anymore... so I thought I would slip it it)!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Finishing Up the AYOS Review Parade


Did you see the parade yesterday?
I have a few more bloggers who did a Schnibbles recap on their blogs....

First from Stella Bella...


Here is a picture of beautiful Gretchen's X Rated Schnibbles quilt.

You can see more of what she shared on her blog.

And did you see Jennifer's AYOS collection yet?
I am sure you will enjoy it!


Here is another sweet X Rated Scnibbles quilt made by Susan (no blog)!

I love looking back and seeing what everyone has made... I hope you have
enjoyed it too. 


I am so excited to be started on the next AYOS project...
Whit! I will be posting on Instagram too... just type in Pink Pincushion.

I will be working on updating my sidebar tomorrow... so if you are
planning on being in Another Year of Schnibbles and a Little Bit More
please let me know and I can add your name on the list!

I will be back tomorrow with a couple of cute parade prizes!




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AYOS 13/14: A Glance Back


Happy parade day to you!


I love this opportunity to take a look back at our past year of 
Schnibbling! 
Here are some of my AYOS projects for this past year. 
Also today we announce the new pattern for next month!
Actually, in this case we are going to announce not one but two patterns!

This year in AYOS we decided to mix it up a bit... of course we
will have Schnibbles patterns on the list, but adding in a Little Bite or other
small quilt from "guest" designers.

Sherri and I decided to start off with a Little Bites pattern...
this month is Whit! 
I am showing a photo of Carrie's but I will have mine ready to show once I return home from vacation.
(yes, I have been slacking)!
Do you like choices?
There are 3 versions to pick from in this pattern.
I am making this one because I love pinwheel blocks... and
in this case, I love the way the flying geese make the pinwheel.

The second project to announce is Harvey! I love this guy!!!
I wanted to make it ever since Carrie came out with it at Market... and
here is my opportunity!
It is a Scnibbles pattern... but with a little difference...
this quilt is 72" square. 



Yes, it's a big one... but still made with a couple charm packs, plus a 
little bit more. 
We thought if we announced it now that would give you time to make the 
Little Bites pattern... and then get started on Harvey for the November parade!

Patterns are available at various places but for sure available at the Miss Rosie shop and
at Fat Quarter Shop. The patterns are also available as PDF downloads... so quick and easy...
they are in your hands!
Okay, what do you say?!? 
Are you ready to get started??? I hope so!
Sherri and I enjoy our parades each month and seeing your version 
of the patterns!

Speaking of which, let's get this parade started and have a look back at your 
AYOS quilts from last year.
I have the photos below, but please click on the links to read the posts everyone shared
for their quilts... I know you will enjoy seeing the complete collections of them all!!!

Carol's gorgeous group! 
( no blog)

Hildy's collection of lovely Schnibbles!


A sample of what JoAnne's collection of beautiful patriotic quilts looks like!


This is Clover from from Judy!


Michelle has a beautiful group of quilts to share on her blog.


Patty's amazing version of Hook here... you need to go see more
from her even if it's only to see her quilting!


Here is a sweet Gentle Art from Dorothy at Paws for Stitching blog.


Polly once again has a gorgeous collection to share!



I love this one from Sue! She shares her beautiful quilts on Wendy's blog....

Morning Jo from Wendy! Be sure to go see all of her traveling quilts
displayed so sweetly on her blog.


I hope you are playing along this year with us!
I am anxious to get started! 
I hope to have a new button for this year for Another Year of Schnibbles
 made up soon.
I will also be making a new list on my sidebar of every one's blog name who 
are in AYOS this time around so please let me know!
Sherri has the other have of the parade at A Quilting Life! (as usual)
I hope you enjoyed looking back at the sweet little quilts we have made!
Thank you Carrie aka Miss Rosie for keeping us entertained!

I will be traveling home today... hopefully I have included every one's link from my inbox.
I will add any other's coming in today as soon as I can!

(I'm hoping to hit a quilt shop on my way home...  a nice way to end a 
trip don't you think)?