Friday, June 15, 2018

Skinny Ties For My Favorite Boys

My son-in-law and my daughter are never afraid to tackle a sewing project,
even though neither one of them do much sewing. They are such a cute couple
and crack me up with their bravery and silliness...I just love them both!

This time they decided to make a skinny tie, but there were things about it that my SIL
 didn't like. With his help, I made some changes and came up with a tie that was exactly 
what he wanted: A skinny tie that wasn’t too thick around the neck.
He even supplied me with the fabric he wanted...what a guy!

This Ties On You

I printed the pattern on Therm O Web's Stitch n Sew EZ Quilt Block Sheets because it will 
make the pattern reusable and with a houseful of six Monkey Boys, there will be a huge 
need for more ties...lots and lots more ties! I added some other sizes to the pattern.
I'm over on the Therm O Web blog today sharing my skinny tie pattern.

Such a handsome guy and agreeable model!

You can find the pattern at my Craftsy store HERE.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My Day For Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop

Flowers are blooming on blogs all this week thanks to Carla from
Creatin' In The Sticks...thanks, Carla!

I made a quilt using Into the Garden fabric by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs.
I had bought the layer cake from Quilt Taffy...I love her online store!

Flowers Everywhere

How to make the flower blocks
You can find the entire PDF pattern at my Craftsy store HERE.

Check out the others who are hopping through the flowers...

Monday, June 11th

Friday, June 15th

Den syende himmel
Blessings From Our Nest
DesertSky Quilting
Just Because Quilts
Quarter Inch Crafter
Creatin' in the Sticks

Google has made some changes, so answering comments has become quite the challenge.
If I have your email address, you will hear from me, but unfortunately I can't reply if I don't.

If you've asked to be part of the Christmas in July blog hop and haven't heard from me,
it's because I don't have your email address to be able to respond. I'd love to have you
join in the blog hop, so email me with your email address, blog name, and blog URL
and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Aurifil Thread Isn’t Just For Sewing

I have five Monkey Boys staying at my house for a week.
Yes, it will be crazy, but I love the energy and smiles they bring to my life. 
This 3-year old Monkey Boy helped open my new package of Aurifil thread
and showed me that sewing isn’t the only way to enjoy these beautiful colors.

It was a very intense project opening those little spools of thread.

The Nancy Rink collection is beautiful and goes great with the Windham Gypsy fabric.

It's definitely going to be a week of smiles at my house!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Christmas In July Blog Hop Final Call For Sign-Ups

It's been the best thing ever to blog hop with some of my favorite people from
all around the world. Love it! The Christmas in July blog hop will have me smiling
with most of them joining in again along with a few new ones. I'm so excited!
There are a some openings for anyone who still wants to play along...
you know you want to! Let me know ASAP as I'll be closing the list soon.

Look at all these amazing bloggers who will be playing along...I can't wait!

July 23

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Princess Is Sleeping Door Hanger

With six Monkey Boys in my life, this princess door hanger would
not be hanging on their door for sure! But, I have lots of other sweet 
princesses in my life that this would totally work for.

I'm showing it over at the Therm O Web blog today.
While you're there, check out all the other amazing projects!

It's all about the products you use and I love using Therm O Web and Aurifil Threads.
Fabric Fuse is great for securing buttons until you sew them in place.
Put a little dab on the button, place it where you want it, let it dry, and sew...easy!

You can find the princess in my Craftsy store HERE.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Riley Blake Designs Guinevere And Lancelot Project Tour

With princesses, princes, castles, and unicorns, Riley Blake Designs fabric,
Guinevere and Lancelot by Citrus & Mint, is a dream come true.
Of course, if I were a princess I'd want a dragon to hang out with.

I Love My Dragon

Here are a few of the fabric designs...aren't they adorable!
It's fabric that's perfect for any princess or prince.

My dragon is very gentle. No fire breathing for her!

It's always fun to find ways to hang my quilts for photos.
This is one huge guitar made of all sorts of metal objects.

I absolutely love the pink castle fabric in my border!

You can find "I Love My Dragon" in my Craftsy store HERE.

Visit the other Guinevere and Lancelot Project Tour blogs:

May 22 – Jedi Craft Girl

May 29 – Diary of a Quilter

June 5 – Just Let Me Quilt

June 12 – Polka Dot Chair

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2018

It's A Wild Life June Block Of The Month

It's the first day of the month so that means a new block is released for
Sew Incredibly Crazy's "It's A Wild Life" block of the month...woohoo!
This month it is a sweet block from Pat at Life in the Scrapatch.
Thanks, Pat!

I moved a few things around and added those eyes peeping from the tree.

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy has a giveaway each month, but you have to make the block
and link it on her blog. It's easy to do and the giveaways are always amazing!

I'm using Riley Blake Designs fabrics in all my blocks, including
Confetti and Crayola. I love all their fabrics!

My blocks from each month's design:

June - Owl - Life in the Scrapatch - Pattern info found HERE.

May - Bear Paw - Moosestash Quilting - Pattern info found HERE

April - Big and Little Tree - Just Let Me Quilt - Pattern info found HERE

March - Deer - Creatin' In The Sticks - Pattern info found HERE

February - Maple Leaf - Sew Incredibly Crazy - Pattern info found HERE

There's a Facebook page for information and sharing, too.