...let's go back to August 2010. My DGS spent a week with us that summer....and one of the things he did was quilt some fabric. It was straight line quilting and I told him I would make a quilted teddy bear for him after all the lines were stitched. He had turned 5 on May 13 that year. It was a big job for a new sewer who was only 5 years old. I was so proud of him....and today I surprised him with his teddy bear.
I found this little sweater and it fit just perfect.
It has been a long time since I made a bear....maybe 8 years or so. I used to make mohair bears....and this week I realized just how much fun they are to make. Mohair has a bit of stretch and it is a lot easier to make a mohair bear than a quilted bear using homespun cottons. I made the paw pads out of 100% wool. Kyler is happy with his new teddy bear and I'm tickled pink at how it turned out.
If anyone can give me the formula for 36 hour days I would really appreciated it. I have so many things I would like to make but just seem to run out of time.
I have a house full of family for a few days. My 2 DS's, DDIL and 3 darling Grandones...
Noreen, we miss you.....she had to stay back in Canada to work.....and look after Miles, their dog that doesn't like the car......
.....I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with lots of hugs and laughter with family and friends.....
.....this is my 100th posting and I've over 500 followers.....
I think I have to celebrate.
To let you know how much I appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving me comments....
a pillow case and pillow for DGD Rylee Jane's bed..... I used the fabrics to match her bed quilt Snippets by American Jane. The center of the pillow is an embroidery pattern by Tasha Noel. You can find her blog 'alittlesweetness' and Etsy shop HERE. She has the sweetest patterns.... and
a toss pillow for DGD Leah's bed to go with the Wonky Log Cabin pillow I finished last month....
...made a hugh batch of nuts and bolts. I used my Mother-in-laws recipe with a few modifications..... and a few old Made in Canada Crown canning jars. The dates stamped on the bottom of the jar are all in the early 50's. Thanks Mom...luv the jars they make great containers.
I've still got a few WIP's (Works in Progress) but not needed for Christmas gifts.
The tea towels are traced with the free pattern by Bird Brain Designs, the small table mat is an iron on transfer and the redwork embroidery is the centre of another pillow. The embroidery pattern is available at 'alittlesweetness'. Check out her Etsy shop, it is full of sweetness.....(o:
....but I'm still working on a Christmas gift.... ...a quilted teddy bear for my DGS, Kyler. There is no picture yet and I will not be seeing him until sometime on Monday so I think I can do this......I'm going to work on it now.....it's about half finished.
the Merriest Christmas with family, friends, good food and laughter.....
....to all my followers old ones and new ones, friends and family that left me comments. You are the BEST......in the new year I will have another giveaway to thank you all for helping me reach 500+ followers...I am overwhelmed to say the least!!
and now the winners.......... Amanda Murphy designs some wonderful fabric. I do not really follow any particular designer. I'm working to transition toward more of the modern fabrics, but not quite yet there.
I would attempt to follow but your gadget to do so is not available. I'm having problems with mine. I have more friends than what it shows. Any hints on repair.
I'm sharing an apron tutorial using the pillowcase 'hot dog method'.
Please check it out and come back and enter my apron giveaway...(o:
I will be giving away one of my aprons from comments left on this posting.
Don't forget to enter my other giveaway. I'm participating in the Quilt Gallery Blog Hop
...my giveaway is Anne Sutton's Bunnyhill Designs 'Pumpkin Pie' pattern
and as a bonus if you are one of my 485+ Google Friend Memberspictured on my side bar you will received the embellishment kit with the pattern.
I will announce the winners for both giveaways late on December 18
or early December 19....
You do not have to be a follower
but it would make my heart smile if you choose to follow...(o:
Please, please make sure I have an email to contact you....
a 'No Reply Comment' is a 'No winner'......
One comment only....
tell me where you live
and if you like the kitten apron or the polar bear apron
that's all you have to do...(o:
I live in Canton Michigan and if I were to win I would like the polar bear apron....
Happy Holidays and all the best to everyone in 2012!!!
where Anne Sutton asked fellow quilters if they would help make blocks for Jeaneane.
I could not imagine if this had happened to me.
I knew I was going to help in some way but it was a very busy time for me so...
...I sent a small package to Anne for Jeaneane...
no blocks but a charm pack of Kansas Troubles...
...so Jeaneane could start to build a new fabric stash.
This past Sunday I spent the day with my friend Christa...
...we were going to have a sew day....something we haven't done in a long time.
she brought lots she could have worked on,
but instead we made blocks and more blocks
...blocks for Jeaneane.
We shopped in the morning,
came home for lunch
and sewed on blocks all afternoon,
had dinner and Christa left about 8 o’clock
....she said she had a ‘great day’ when she left.
I had a great day too. She is a great friend.
This is what we made on Sunday.
8.5" unfinished block x 10
Monday night Christa came over again, I ordered pizza and we made 4 more blocks and made plans to make more...
here are the 4 blocks we made on Monday
and we are not done yet!!! Anne Sutton is having a giveaway on her blog for anyone who sends her blocks for Jeaneane. You can read about it HERE. Send the blocks to Anne so she receives them before December 10. Anne says it will be a great prize.....(o:
******* If you would like a chance to win a Moda Sherbet Pips Jelly Roll by Aneela Hoey be a follower of my blog....and leave one comment on my block tutorial posting on Sew We Quilt and one comment telling me where you live and if you are a new follower or you have been following me for awhile on my previous post.... and you will have 2 chances to win... drawing will be Tuesday November 29th...
Everyone is invited!! It's an easy block to make with lots of possibilities! I hope you like it.... You can find my tutorial at Sew We Quilt.
...and now for the giveaway... 2 winners... 1 winner will be chosen from the comments at Sew we Quilt and 1 winner from the comments from this posting.... (if you comment on both blogs you get 2 chances to win....)
each winner will received a Moda Sherbet Pips Jelly Roll
....be a follower of my blog ....just please tell me if you are a new follower or if you have been following me for awhile. ....and tell me where you live.... I'm always curious where my followers live!
If your comment is a 'no reply' I will have to pick another number!!! )o:
Giveaway is open to international followers!
thank you to all my followers and Mme Samm for helping me reach 400+ I will pick the winners on Tuesday November 29th.
...last week before we changed our clock back and gained that hour that I never seem to get.... DH was driving into work...and it's blacker than the ace of spades the car is not sounding like it should...and he suspects a flat tire!! oops! (not his words I'm sure)...yes....it is... he pulls into a parking lot with flood lights and he changes the tire ....in suit and tie and his AAA card in his wallet... he arrives at work....leaving the hub cap in the parking lot. On his way home....blacker than the ace of spades again he stops at the lighted parking lot.....NO hub cap to be found.... The next day I take his car into Belle Tire.... (they had installed the tires exactly 2 years ago) I waited for nearly 2 hours.....thank goodness I took my stitching. ...finally they call my name.......and this is what they took out of his tire it is 5" long
the good news
the tire was under warranty so NO CHARGE!!
and now a BIG 'THANK YOU' to Cori.... THANK YOU....Cori
for donating the Minick and Simpson paisley fabric to make the pillow cases for