Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pin it to win it

     Hi all. Don't know if anyone has caught this contest or not,,but it's great.
     Randi, owner of Freshly Squeezed Fabrics, is offering a fabric giveaway on her blog, i have to say.  (September 24 to September 27, 2012)

Edited  September 25 11:30PM est,

September 25, 2012

Thank you all for playing along.  We will do it again soon!,).All you have to do is

  "...in order to win that bundle, you need to have your pin repinned the same amount of times as the dollar amount of the bundle.  For example, if the bundle costs $15.75, get it repinned 15 times and it's yours.  Free!"  (copied from Randi's blog.)

   So if you all could repin my bundle by clicking the link under the picture of this lovely bundle,,,drop me an email, and I'd be happy to repin yours. (I can't figure out how to get the "Pin it" button below the pic, so I put a link.)

       Repin Bella Fat Quarter Bundle 

  Other than this contest, Hawthorne Threads is having an incredible tent sale this week.  Their customer service is awesome; their shipping is fast, fast fast, and their fabrics are beautiful. Check it out.

  Back to cutting out the new quilt for the grandbaby's birthday! (No,,,,I don't put any pressure on myself. LOL)

   Have a great day


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jennifer Jangles Blog: 12 Days Give-A-Way

Jennifer Jangles Blog: 12 Days Give-A-Way: Yay! Here it is! Jennifer's  biggest Give-A-Way ever! Over 500.00 worth of goodies.  Now this is going to be fun, because you have 16 chances to win!

Otis & Rhubarb

This gorgeous bird pincushion
(that just happens to have some Threadbias colours!)

And there's many, many more prizes. Go take a look, and tell Jennifer I sent you.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dots on Dots Day 10

     Well,,,I'll try again. The migraine is breaking, and there is a flu bouncing around this house (maybe it's spotted fever!) 
      My apologies for my meltdown last post, I'll blame it on the migraine & leave it at that.

dots on dots schedule, blog hop
     I hope you've been enjoying this hop, and all the bloggers, both new & old who have been showcasing their work everyday. 
      Today's Schedule is as follows
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Cate's Linens
From This to That
Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting 
Ellie Quilter  
Rosemary B - That Other Blog
BQuiltin Studio
Nati's Little Things
Madame Samm
     Please stop by, and leave everyone a little love.
     And don't forget Corrie at Quilt Taffy,  our hostess with the mostest (a little birdie told me she's having a giveaway) and the Great Madame Samm. Without these two ladies, this hop wouldn't be happening.
(And trust me,,,they are beyond patient! Thanks ladies.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I quit

I quit....or maybe take a wee break.
  Until I can find a way to revert to the Old Blogger interface, I'm done. I've struggled to learn the old, and now have this thrown at me, and I don't have what it takes to to figure it out this week. Sorry I'll miss the last days  of the dots on dots blog hop, but I'm done stressing out over how to figure all this out.

Hope to see you again.


Dots on Dots Day #9

   First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and comments on my block. You've all given me encouragement to keep on with this little blog. 
   Sewing is no problem for me, but I've struggled with buttons and codes and formatting and posting and linking and and and! Without the help of Corrie, Carolyn, and Karen and her terrific blogging tips, what little hair I have that isn't already grey would have turned grey, or been pulled out! Thank you so much ladies for your help and patience with a new blogger. I (really) couldn't have done it without you.
   That wee fellow peeking at you all yesterday was my grandson, who will turn one year old next Saturday. He is the light of our lives, and lives right next door. (I know,,,I'm one lucky Nonna!) My next project is a(nother) quilt for him that I hope to start tomorrow.
         And now,,,,onto the fun.

dots on dots schedule, blog hop

Are you enjoying the dots on dots blog hop so far? I sure am. Once again, thanks to Corrie and Mdm Samm for organizing and hosting this event. It's a lot of work, and they have done a fantastic job! Today's scheduled hoppers are

September 19

   I hope you enjoy today's dots, and show these bloggers the love you've all shown me.
   Only 2 more days to go!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 8 Today's my day!!!!

dots on dots schedule, blog hop

   Today's the day! My first blog hop. I'm so impressed with everyone's dotty fun.
   It's been a very long time since I've done any piecing, so it was a challenge.  
   I'm having some computer problems here, so I'm off to fix them, and will be back to this post as soon as possible

Apologies to any early bird hoppers.
Anybody in there? 
(This little fellow took his first steps today!)

   And,,,I'm back. 
  My block was based on a block called South for Winter by Karen Linton from Quilt-Uber-Fest hosted by Scott Hansen at Blue Nickel Studios in 2011. (Run on sentence or what!) Well, that's where I started. 

I love the look of this block against the Kona Tomato Red. It may end up as a cushion.

   I've always loved polka dots, and black and white speak to me, so the colour choice was easy.

I'm amazed. My points matched!

   I hope you've enjoyed my block. I enjoyed the challenge. (Blogging and I,,we've got a way to go.LOL)

Once again, huge thanks to Corrie  and Mdm Samm for hosting and organizing Dots on Dots.
 Please click over to my fellow bloggers who are dotty today.
September 18th


Monday, September 17, 2012

Dots on Dots Day 6

dots on dots schedule, blog hop

  Here we are at day 6. Have you been following along? Amazing dots from everywhere. Don't forget to check out Madame Samm's Pinterest page for all the blocks from the hop, and be sure to stop by to say thanks to Corrie at Quilt Taffy for such a wonderful job hosting this blog hop.
   You can find today's blogger's dots here

September 17th

Thanks again to Mdm Samm for her genius, and especially to Corrie for doing such a great job hosting.Don't forget to leave everyone a comment.



Friday, September 14, 2012

Thank You!

Thank you

  A huge thank you to Karen at Sew Many Ways and to Carolyn at sew.darn.quilt for all their help teaching me how to work codes, and buttons, and pictures

  Thanks again ladies, I couldn't have done it without either of you. 


Dots on Dots Day 5

dots on dots schedule, blog hop

Here we go again. It's Day 5 on the Dots on Dots Blog Hop. We're getting closer to my day.

Please visit Corrie at Quilt Taffy for the complete schedule.

Debby Kratovil Quilts
PigTales and Quilts
Sew Me Something Good
Archimedes' Bathtub
Simple Sew
Patchouli Moon Studio
In the Boon Docks
Debuko @ Quilts My Way

I hope you visit these bloggers, and leave them some love.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dots on Dots Day 4

Okay,,, I think I've got it!
Today is Day 4 of Dots on Dots. There have been some absolutely incredible dotty goodies so far, and more days to come.
My date is September 18!

Quilt Taffy
Pink Pincushion
Lily Patch Quilts
Freemotion by the River
Mrs. Pickles
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
Rose Creations
Feathered Nest Studio
Bee in My Bonnet

Have fun hopping.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dots on Dots

A day late and a dollar short my Dad used to say. Well, I guess I'm 2 days late and 2 dollars short!
I've tried and tried to get the blog button to link to the Dots on Dots schedule at Quilt Taffy, or even to insert a link, but I have just given up.
I'll try posting the links to the individual pages and cross my fingers.
and apparently, I have finally figured out the link part!
(Thank you, thank you, thank you Karen at Sew Many Ways for your incredible tutorials!)
This is supposed to be fun, but the amount of stress I'm causing myself with these blog posts makes me wonder. LOL
I was going to try to insert some photo sneak peeks of my fabric and block progress, but I've been at this 2 hours already.
Hopefully, there'll be a post tomorrow too, with the schedule link.
Thanks again to Corrie at Quilt Taffy, and the one and only Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for hosting this hop. Incredible things so far.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

First wiksten tank

First wiksten tank by nonnamahoo1
First wiksten tank, a photo by nonnamahoo1 on Flickr.

I'm amazed with this tank. There's a small pocket on the left side. I matched it so well, it's almost invisible!


tank3 by nonnamahoo1
tank3, a photo by nonnamahoo1 on Flickr.

I almost made it

I tried to get this posted before September hit,,really I did. Life just got in the way. But it usually does around here.
The last surviving member of my father-in-law's family passed away earlier this month, and it's been tough trying to get back to normal.
Uncle Jim made his living playing piano; in churches, in restaurants, in bars, anywhere he could. He listened to music as a young boy around the radio with the family, and the story goes he sat down at his first piano and played back what he had heard perfectly. Music flowed in his veins and came out his fingertips.
Since he passed, our phone has been ringing with strangers wanting to share their memories of Jim with us. I think there are very few people in this area who don't have a Jimmy story to share. He is and will be greatly missed, but his gift has been passed down to my husband and his two brothers; so he will live on through them and generations to come I hope.
Enough of that, but I wanted to pay tribute in some small way to a great man.
I got another Wiksten tank completed (somehow), this one in a beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn.(no pics yet, but hopefully tomorrow) I followed the same pattern, did everything the same, but this tank is just not right. It gaps at the back and the front and just plain doesn't work. I'm so disappointed--I was so excited to wear it. Oh well, I will figure out how to fix it and try again.
I'm taking part in the Dots on Dots Blog hop hosted by the great Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt and Corrie at Quilt Taffy. I'm excited, and nervous! My date is September 18, so be prepared.
As promised on my last post, a couple of pictures of my first tank. (Be kind!)
OK,,I'll work on that. I thought I had them, but apparently not. Back to the drawing board.