Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blogathon Canada Part 2 & Giveaway!

I hope you've enjoyed all the Canadian blogs you've visited with SewSisters Blogathon Canada...I know I have!

I promised a giveaway, and a giveaway we shall have! I'm giving away a 1/2 yard cut of Kona Cotton Solids,,my choice. I'm using Rafflecopter for this giveaway (my first ever, and this seems to be the easiest way for me to do it!)

The giveaway will remain open until Friday, November 30,  2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST. (That would be noon!)

To enter, just follow the rafflecopter instructions.

Thanks for visiting.


ETA: There seems to be some confusion about Rafflecopter. I've put up an image from Rafflecopter that I hope will help.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Anatomy of a Rafflecopter Giveaway - Infographic

Courtesy of: Rafflecopter

Blogathon Canada

Gidday eh? Grab yourself a Timmy Ho's and take a minute to take a little peek around my blog.


I'd really like to give a special shout out to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and their blog for conceiving and sponsoring  this great blog hop! How wonderful to showcase Canadian quilters and crafters! I don't know about you, but I've seen a lot of new (to me) blogs this week, and I'll be following many of them!

From day 1 in BC, with Felicity at Felicity Quilts and Cathy at Blueberry Patch introducing the likes of Cynthia Frenette (of Kona Modern Quilt fabric fame!) to Krista at Poppyprint and all the other quilters in BC (did you check out Paul at Paul's Block Party? Wow!).

Day 2 brought us to the other coast, with Nova Scotia being hosted by Jeanette at Stamp*Stitch*Create and  Holly at Through My Window hosting for New Brunswick. Incredible quilter/crafters on the East Coast too!
Did you see Jennifer's work at Sister of the Brush or Sheila's at Sheila's Quilt World? (Her postcard project work is amazing!)

Day 3 and we're off to Alberta with Shena at Apple Pie Patchwork and Saskatchewan with Patti at Retired to Quilt (and I'm so glad she did! what fun it is to follow Patti! Did you see her coin purses--with fabric of toonies &  loonies she printed herself! Fantastic.)

Halfway through the week,,,and I'm going to stop here for now. I'll do part 2 later on today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

It's begun!! The Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop is finally underway. I signed up for this hop back in September, and for some reason, our lovely hostess/cheerleader for this hop Pauline, The Quilt-N-Queen, thought I should post on day # 1. Scary stuff, when you see who else is posting today. There are some incredible hoppers on today's schedule: (And let's never forget the irrepresible Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt for coming up with these hops!

Wednesday November 21

Sew Maybe I Can (You're here!)

So,,without further adieu,,here's my pillow.  I really enjoyed making this. It's been many, many years since I've done any applique, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. 

 Notice the essentials of sewing for me--Timmy's cup,,sugar,,,water LOLOLOL

While looking for supplies for this pillow, I raided my stash and came up with a few changes in colours & materials. There was/is no white wool felt in my small town--anywhere! I tried regular craft felt, but it just didn't look right. So back to the stash I went. I found fur trim for Christmas stockings, tried it for the snow, and I love the way it looks!
If you look closely, you'll see I have a modern day Santa coming in,,,,,in a spaceship! The olive green house is a treasured piece of vintage fabric from the 1950s gifted to me by my wonderful mother-in-law. I love the way it looks.

I hope you've enjoyed my journey through Holiday Lane,,,I sure have.

My sincere apologies to everyone for my late posting. I've had an emergency here for the past 24 hours, and haven't been here.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blogathon Canada Day 2!!!


    I hope you checked out the wonderful Canadian bloggers from British Columbia on Day 1 of Blogathon Canada. Yesterday's hosts were

                         Felicity     at    Felicity Quilts


                         Cathy        at   Blueberry Patch

    You'll find Cynthia Frenetter (Kona Modern Quilts Fabric) and Sonja of Artisania (paper piece pattern designer extraordinaire amongst the B.C. quilters featured yesterday.

     Today's hosts are from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, on the other side of the country & the Atlantic Ocean. They are

                          Jeanette      at     Stamp * Stitch * Create


                          Holly             at     Through My Window

      Go give them a visit,,,I'm sure you'll fall in love with at least one blogger on the list, and no doubt someone will have some beautiful pictures of our Maritime vistas.



Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

It's coming!! This is going to be a great blog hop. Some amazing quilters are lined up to show off their pillows. 

  Our wonderful cheerleader this time around is Pauline Quilt-N-Queen. She has been terrific, keeping us all up to date and cheering us on. And of course, the irrepressible Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt is the driving force behind this hop,,,and she has some wonderful things up her sleeve for the new year too.

   My day is day one,,Wednesday November 21,,,and I must admit, I am intimidated to be showing my creation amongst the crew also up on day 1,,,,but I'll perservere, and keep my chin up and get my pics loaded, and go for it.
    Hope everyone has a great day, and don't forget to visit Blogathon Canada and visit some of my fellow Canucks! Tomorrow is hosted by Felicity in British Columbia, and is sure to be full of great links.


November 18 2012 marks the kickoff of Blogathon Canada , a celebration of Canadian quilting blogs sponsored by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, a terrific quilt store based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sew Sisters has a huge line of fabrics, from novelty fabrics, to batiks to Kona Solids and everything else you could possibly want need. Their Kona club has delivered wonderful colour treats (including some of the new colours!) to my door since they started their program, and I look forward to seeing what this month's selections will be. I hope you check them out,,,their customer service is amazing!

My day on the Blogathon will be Saturday, November 24, and there may be a giveaway of some of that Kona involved,,,,,just sayin'.


I hope you'll visit all or at least some of the bloggers featured this week,,you'll find some amazing talent and some very funny quilters.