Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Quilt Show 2011

Oh my goodness, am I late for the party? I so love looking at all of the contributions to the Christmas Quilt Show over at SewCalGal's blog. I've been having some computer problems, which seems to have scrambled my brain. 

I started out making a table runner using the sleigh and reindeer from my GO cutter. I had eight reindeer, the sleigh and started making little houses, didn't like it. Then came snowmen and trees, didn't like it. 
I looked out the window and saw the row of palm trees across the street and knew what I wanted to make.

Feels like home. 

I hope you're enjoying the show. I'm off to visit the other wonderful quilts.

Thanks for coming by,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Two Colors Foto Finish

I can't believe how long I've been gone from the blog world, I even missed last weeks Foto Finish, which was Pets, how did that happen? I probably didn't even realize it was Saturday. 

I've surfaced long enough to join in on this weeks, which is "Two Colors". Here's mine:

This is an Anthurium which I love. It opens like this and looks like a butterfly, so pretty.

I'm diving back into busy, but go on over to Cat Patches and join in the fun.

Thanks for coming by,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ghastlie Winner

I feel like I'm in mourning for the end of the hop. It has been such a wonderful experience and I enjoyed meeting all of you. I'm still glowing from all of your kind words. Thank you.

A very special Thank You to the amazing Madame Samm who dreamed this hop up and gathered us all together. 

Congratulations to Debbie, who is the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate, I've sent you an email.

I hope this hop is an annual event, I've already seen peeks of next years Ghastlies and I'm making my plans.

Thanks again everyone,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nov 1 Ghastlie Winner

The winner from the Nov. 1 Ghastlie Blog Hop is:
Congrats Jacqueline from Mrs Gramma Sheri... 

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments, I'm still answering them and don't forget you can enter until Nov. 4th at the end of the blog hop for my giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to IHAN.

The blog hop continues today with these Ghastlie sisters:

Mrs. Jane Ghastlie
 Mrs. Mary Ghastlie
Mrs. Michelle Ghastlie
Mrs. Dawn Ghastlie 
Mrs Mary Ghastlie

Have Fun!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Ghastlie Blog Hop!

It was a dark and stormy night..... I always wanted to use that since I'm Stormy Days and there isn't a better time than MY DAY for the GHASTLIE BLOG HOP.  

Before I show you my creations, I want to thank the amazing Madame Samm who became bewitched with this fabric, and put this hop together. All of us Ghastlies have had a great time and I have made some really weird special friends. 
Now on with the show. 

Please follow me (eerie voice)

Here's the husband holding the quilt for me, isn't he just so handsome.
I fell in love with this fabric last year and almost wasn't able to find any, it sold out fast. Luckily some stores restocked and I was able to make this wall hanging.

I wish you could see the pebbling and spider webs that are quilted on this quilt. I had such a great time making it, cackling the whole time. My daughter wanted one, but I didn't have enough fabric, so NO, it's mine all mine. 
This year, the Ghastlies came back and guess what? they are knitting. Now you need to know that a while back I told my daughter she needed a hobby to relax, of course, she started knitting which is the only craft that I can't figure out. 

I made her this

It's to hold her knitting needles and stuff, I don't knit so it's stuff.

This is the front, isn't that pretty, it reminds me of a cameo and I love the decorative stitch around the border.

The inside pockets and flap so the stuff doesn't fall out, her current one doesn't do that.

Then I made this

I used Geta's awesome tutorial to make this, I've made a few and they are fast and easy and perfect for gift boxes.

Then, how could I resist making this?

A little mini coffin. This was too much fun to make, except for the hot glue gun part, which is something I should never be allowed to own. 

The inside, perfect for trinkets. 

The mask in the earlier pictures and the hat above are machine embroidery designs from Urban Threads

Well, that's all for now, I hope you had a wonderful time. Please visit my Ghastlie Sisters who are showing their talents today

Miss Daisy Ghastlie
Mrs. Dana Ghastlie you are here
Mrs. Elaine Ghastlie 
Mrs. Gramma Sheri Ghastlie
Ms. Suz Ghastlie

I also have a nice surprise if you've made it this far. Make sure you leave a comment. Samm has some wonderful prizes each day and I will be picking a name to be sent to her for the daily grand prize. I'll pick this name tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Now for a thank you from me. I know some of my Ghastlie sisters made two of their creations so they could give one away. My extra walked out the door with the daughter, but I just happen to have a $25.00 gift certificate from I Have A Notion for one lucky person. Rules, there are always rules. You don't (DO NOT) need to follow me to win, but make sure I have a way to contact you, remember Word Press and Blogger don't play well together. If you have Word Press you will show up as a no reply. Leave a comment, any old thing, what you liked best in the hop, just hello will do. I will pick a name at the end of the hop on Nov. 4th 

Now get back to hopping!