Kathy at Kwilty Pleasures invited me to be a part of an Around The World Blog Hop...sweet!
Thanks for thinking of me, Kathy! Check out her posthere.
What a great opportunity to check out different blogs from all over the world...I love it!
The BIG QUESTION is...
Who am I?
Sewing has been a part of my life since I was just a kid. I've sewn wedding dresses, prom dresses, curtains, quilts, dolls, and anything else that used fabric. I'm definitely not a perfect sewer or quilter, but I have fun with the process of creating and putting it all together.
About twice a month I'm involved in blog hops with Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt. Being a part of these blog hops means there are times when I can't show the progress of what I'm working on because with my own special day to show off what I'm sewing, I don't want to spoil the surprise by posting about it before my big day. I must say that because of the blog hops, I have been challenged into making and learning things I never thought I could, such as...
Making a few of those dreaded Dresdens.
Hand embroidering on a quilt when I hadn't embroidered anything for years.
Designing a mug rug when I didn't know what a mug rug was.
Creating a pincushion or two.
What am I working on now? I finished this for the last blog hop, See You in September.
Just finished this...I love Halloween stuff!
I have a few projects for the Rush Hour Blog Hop which I can't show, yet.
I'm hosting this blog hop which starts on September 23rd...I can't wait! All creations have to include only red, white, black, gray fabric.
This will carry something very, very important to me.
This was just plain fun to make and will be perfect for a little girl.
I'm working on a quilt for the oldest Monkey Boy. He picked out the fabric and drew his own label for me to embroider. It should be ready in time for the Rush Hour blog hop....I hope.
There's a project in the works for the Riley Blake Flannel Exhibition Blog Tour that involves flannel, of course. It's wonderful flannel!
My day is October 3rd and the rest of this will be on my blog.
Then, after all that, I'm off and running with Black Cat Crossing!
I'm not sure what I'll be making, but just look at this beautiful Maywood fabric!
Are you finally bored hearing about me? Sorry, but there's more! Why do I create what I do?
Because it makes me feel good when I create something from fabric!
Plus, it is better than sitting around doing nothing.
Simple as that! How does my creating process work?
This question made me laugh...really it did! You'd think I was a bit nuts if you saw how I sew. I sometimes have a problem focusing on just one thing at a time. I'm kind of like Tigger...I bounce from this to that and then off I go in a totally different direction. I even bounce ideas off That Other Lady and she's so nice not to point out how crazy I am. (Thank you!) There's almost always something on my design wall and two or three (sometimes four) plastic containers are on the floor full of the fabric I need for the next blog hop or project. It's a very organized mess...trust me! Then there's the dining room table that doubles as my cutting table with whatever I'm working on, and the ironing board is usually hanging out in the kitchen. I'm lucky my hubby tolerates all of it! Most of what I make is all in my head and I rarely draw things out, though sometimes I put a general idea in EQ to work from. Not all those ideas in my head work out perfectly, but let's not talk about them...really, I'd rather not! Quite often I see something one of YOU made and it spurs me on to make it, too.
Speaking of using something one of YOU made, the person I tagged for the Around The World Blog
Hop, Kris from Kris Loves Fabric, usually gets me all fired up to make whatever it is she's making because she is just super duper amazing with all her creations! Like the time she made this for a blog hop:
So I HAD to make a similar one using the same fabric line and black birds...so did Madame Samm!
This is just one of her gazillion gorgeous projects:
Then there's this beautiful yellow quilt...oh, and she has a huge garden, too!
I'm so jealous...of her quilts and garden!
Kris agreed to answer the above questions on September 22nd (next Monday) on her blog. You'll want to see what she's working on! I've already bought the fabric to start making it, of course.
Halloweenish-itis Noun ~ Hal·low·een·ish·i·tis -a mysterious and sometimes (almost always) contagious virus that causes one to begin buying Halloween fabric and sewing Halloween projects long before the month of October. It might also include playing in PicMonkey to make an avatar look a little creepy.
Possibly a ghoulish fever caused it or was it that nasty bronchitis that was haunting me? Whatever it was, I got it BAD!
It all began with a trip to Quilted Worksto spend my Stash Cash (funny money earned from
purchases made over several months. I had a smalllarge HUGE stack of them.)
As I walked through the door of Quilted Works, there IT was. A little bundle of Halloween joy!
It said, "BOO" and it had a black cat. SOLD!
I whipped out my stash cash faster than you could say "Creepy Carol!"
That's when the symptoms of Halloweenish-itis started to appear.
I knew I had it bad because I had sworn there would be no more Ghastlies added to my stash.
But I could tell it was too late. The Halloweenish-itis had taken control of my brain.
I found these fabrics in my bag when I got home. I have no idea how they got there.
It had to have been the Halloweenish-itis. Had to be!
I was shocked to find more in the bag! What's this? Four Halloween pillowcases?
The virus must have known that I have four Monkey Boys...that just gives me chills!
Wickedly split, the fever from the Halloweenish-itis broke and I found that I had managed to
completely sew this pillow. I guess I was lucky to have caught the virus! It might also have been a
big help that the pillow came as a laser cut kit with everything (except the pillow form) included.
I guess that virus wasn't so bad after all!
A little imp over at Quilted Works told me they have this pillow kit for sale on their website... HERE.
I hear there are several others fighting the Halloweenish-itis bug!
The giveaway can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
You don't have to be a follower to play along, but of course that makes me smile if you do.
Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on September 16th. Entries after 5 p.m. PST on September 16th will notbe included in the giveaway.
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Look who else wants to show you what they've been working on: