Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Brooms Are Flying In The Ghastly Ghoul Blog Hop

I can't even begin to express my excitement at all the Ghastly Ghouls projects that are flying out of this blog hop. Seriously, you have to check them out!  


Don't be afraid to visit each blog to see what they've created.
You won't be disappointed!


You can find the Pinterest page for Ghastly Ghouls HERE.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Things Are Brewing Today With Ghastly Ghouls

Yesterday was a spooktacular day of Halloween inspiration in the Ghastly Ghouls blog hop...I loved all of it! Today things are brewing with even more creepy, crawly projects.


 Don't be afraid to click on the links below! 
You will find some wicked and incredible quilting ideas.


OCTOBER 18

You can find the Pinterest page for Ghastly Ghouls HERE.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ghastly Ghouls Begins Today!

This will be such a spooky, scary, creepy, and amazing week of Halloween inspiration...I'm sure of it! Are you ready to be wow'd with Ghastly Ghoul blog hop creations? I am!


Don't be afraid to click on the links below! 
You will find some wicked and incredible quilting ideas.


You can find the Pinterest page for Ghastly Ghouls HERE.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

There Are Ghastly Ghouls In The Making

Next week it will be spooky, kooky, and wickedly crazy times with the Ghastly Ghouls blog hop...I'm so excited! This amazing group of stitching bloggers never disappoints with their blog hop creativity, especially at Halloween. Check back on Monday to be enchanted with spooktacular fun!


Monday, October 11, 2021

The Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange Sign-Up Time

It is only a couple months until Christmas...where did the time go! I have no idea, but it's time to start thinking about Christmas cookies, quilts, and gifts. My annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange blog hop is just the place to get new and fun ideas.


What is a blog hop? It's like a "show and tell" online or like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, Joan from Moosestash Quilting, and I host blog hops featuring sewing and quilting.  We post a challenge on our blogs and those who want to join in email us with their blog info. 

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. Anyone can follow along! 

There have already been some ready and amazing participants joining in and I think you need to add your name to the list...come on, you know you want to!

What do you have to do? It's really easy. 

Let me know you want to include your blog to the blog hop list.


Share any or all of the following:

Christmas recipe (cookies or something else food related)

A favorite Christmas memory

Christmas quilt or gift idea

Look at who's already signed up!

December 6

Friday, October 8, 2021

There Will Be Ghastly Ghouls This Halloween

Halloween is coming and I hear there are some "Ghastly Ghouls" getting ready to scare and delight you with their sewing skills during the blog hop October 18 thru October 22nd


What is a blog hop? 

It's like a "show and tell" online or like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, Joan from Moosestash Quilting, and I host blog hops featuring sewing and quilting.  We post a challenge on our blogs and those who want to join in email us with their blog info. 

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. Anyone can follow along! 

There are still two blog hops left in 2021, so if you're interested we'd love to have you join us. Carla is hosting a mug rug blog hop...so fun! Check out how to join her hop HERE.


My annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange will be December 6-9. It's not all about the cookies as it also includes Christmas projects. I'd love to have you join in!


Carla, Joan, and I are already thinking of some fun blog hop ideas for next year...I'm so excited! 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Monkey Boy #2 Learns To Sew

You'd think I'd be better at teaching my grandchildren to sew, but I'm not. Each of them have sewn their own tooth fairy pillow, but that was while they sat on my lap and sewed. This is Monkey Boy #2 in 2010 making his tooth fairy pillow. 

He is very focused!


And very happy with his accomplishment!


This same cute boy needed a service project so I helped him decide to make a donation quilt. He jumped at the chance to sew. This is the first time he's sewn by himself and with a few instructions and a 1/4" foot, he was off and sewing. His stitches were almost perfect!

Here is Monkey Boy #2 eleven years later and just as focused as he was at four years old.



He had no problem setting those seams.


A couple rows done and he's a happy guy with a proud grandma!
He only has a few more rows to sew on the quilt and it will be ready for quilting.
He was amazing and learned very fast! 


Sunday dinner with the family involved all the Monkey Boys surrounding their
Aunt Andrea. Where's the Monkey Girl going to sit when she arrives?


My son-in-law just started a career in the service and this was his first Facetime call home. So many happy faces! 


Life is definitely crazy around here, but I think that's how it's going to be for a while...and I love it!