Monday, August 18, 2014

Munki in the Middle Blocks Ready to Mail!

Happy Monday! I hope that your weekend was filled with Quilty things! My work week was busy and it was nice to have a chance to sew over the weekend! After cleaning and doing laundry, I worked on very late Bee Blocks for the Munki in the Middle Bee on Flickr. This bee uses Heather Ross Out of Print (OOP) fabrics in their Bee Blocks. The ladies have been extremely patient with my lateness and I am forever grateful! It feels so good to be sewing again! The first set of blocks are Wonky Stars for Jackie. Jackie requested bright backgrounds for her Wonky Stars. They turned out really cute!
The second set of blocks are for Karen. Karen requested Wonky Log Cabin Blocks. I love the Power Tool and the Chickens in the yellow block! The Purple block is just darling Matryoshka Dolls in the Center!
My fingers are crossed that they will like their blocks. So what did you do this weekend? Did you sew or just do the regular household things? Well, I better run for now. Have a Happy Monday and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happy Sunday...Sew Sew Modern 5 Finished!

Happy Sunday! I hope that your week went well! Our week was pretty busy with work and taking care of household errands. I am finally getting back to sewing! I have really missed being creative. My first project to finish has been for the Sew Sew Modern 5 Swap on Flickr. My secret partner is a sewist that I have known for a while, so I was eager to create something for her that she would love. She had asked for a sewing mat and some accessories. After checking out her favorites on Flickr and Instagram, I decided to cut into my stash of Japanese and Heather Ross fabrics! Pictured below are the items that I created. A sewing mat, a fabric basket and a needle book.
The sewing mat has divided pockets sewn into sections on the front. All of her tools can easily be stored there so she can avoid knocking them on the floor! The pieces coordinate well together and are so cute! She received her package this week that also included a pile of extra goodies and she loved it!

Hopefully you had some time to sew and create this week. What did you work on? Was it a stunning finish or still a work in progress? My goal is to begin to catch up on Bee blocks again. I fell miserably behind since the end of February. I would love to hear from you again! Have a Happy Sunday and Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WINNER...Mass Drop Sponsored Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday! The winner of the Lizzie House Tone on Tone Pearl Bracelets Giveaway is:

The Felted Pear said..
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win the Pearl bracelets. They are my daughters favorite. I love looking at the deals on Massdrop.
Congratulations! Please contact me with your mailing address! A special thank you to Massdrop for sponsoring this giveaway!
Have a Happy Tuesday and Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets Sponsored Giveaway....

Happy Monday! I hope that your weekend was filled with all kinds of Quilty goodness! We did housework and took all of the bedding to the laundromat. I had a chance to work on some projects for different swaps that need to mail out soon.

What better way to return to blogging than with a sponsored giveaway? Are you familiar with Massdrop? I have been shopping with Massdrop for a while and sent them an email to sponsor a giveaway on my blog. Massdrop takes a group of people that each want to buy the same thing, combines their order, and places that order directly with the manufacturer. As a result, everybody in the group gets the large quantity price while only having to buy one item. 
One of the exciting things about Massdrop is that they put together "group drops" for items that we love and use everyday. As quilters and crafters there is a special section dedicated to items that we buy on a regular basis. Trendy designer fabrics, quality threads such as Aurifil and Superior and notions for your sewing area. Massdrop has options to comment on the drops and "vote" for future products that they may offer. They also have exciting offers on electronics and products for men and women. You can join Massdrop's fabulous deals by going to their website. You can keep up with the upcoming drops through email, twitter, Facebook or my personal favorite Instagram @massdrop 
Massdrop is offering you a chance to win a bundle of the Lizzie House Tone on Tone Pearl Bracelets pictured below!
A special thank you to Massdrop for sponsoring this awesome Bloggy Giveaway! Winning this Bloggy Giveaway is easy peasy! This is what you need to do (each choice is worth one separate entry):
1. Share this post by blogging, tweeting, reposting on Facebook or reposting on Instagram with the hashtag #massdroplizziehousegiveaway
2. Leave a comment about the giveaway.
3. Visit Massdrop and join the growing community of educated shoppers who love a great deal!
This giveaway will end August 4, 2014 at midnight. Winner will be announced August 5, 2014. 
Have a Happy Monday and Happy Quilting!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hello Again!

Hello Again! Happy Saturday! It's been a while since I've blogged. I hope that all has been well with you. Life has done nothing short of running at record speed since the death of my sister. I have wanted to blog many times, but just have not been able to organize my thoughts enough to sit and type them out. So much has happened since the end of February, but grieving has seemed to fill most of the space in time. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts, emails and cards that we have received. Your friendships mean more than words can say...

My sister died at the end of February and a day has not gone by when I have not thought of her. We used to speak several times a week and it has been odd to not read an email from her or be able to pick up the phone to hear her voice. I miss that the most. From time to time she would email me with typos on my blog or about a post that I have written, so today I dedicate this post to my sister Tammy. Tammy was an Ovarian Cancer survivor for eighteen years. She went to chemo for fifteen years and died waiting for open heart surgery. She was extremely organized and lived her life in a hurry. Tammy was independent, yet at the same time very empty and hollow inside. She used to drive fast, rush through the grocery store and move through a to do list quicker than any person I ever knew. My sister and I were different people, with different dreams and aspirations. She was tall and beautiful and I petite and very plain. We didn't always get along as all siblings have their differences, but she was my big sister and was there for me when there was no one else. Life is just so short. 

We moved at the beginning of this month back to our old neighborhood. We have surrounded ourselves with friends and neighbors that we love and cherish. It feels good to be back again. This time my sewing room is in the living room! I will post pictures as soon as it gets a bit more organized. I hope to start to get back to sewing again soon and sew my way back to feeling happy again.

Before we moved, I made some fabric baskets for some swaps and clubs that I am active with online. The two fabric baskets below were fore some monthly birthday clubs on Flickr and Instagram.
The next two fabric basket pictures below are of one of the Pay it Forward baskets for a woman on Instagram. 
The final project below was for a Flickr Swap called the Friendship Bag Swap. This was made for Pam and I decided to make it without handles to be more functional. Pam picked the colors and theme for her friendship bag!
I have fallen behind on the Birthday Club and want to apologize. A mass mailing will go out by Mid May catching up on all of the belated packages. You have not been forgotten, just life got in the way for a while. Pay it Forward Baskets will begin to be made once I get caught up on my Bee Blocks. My goal is to start sewing again this weekend and get back in the swing of things! The signup form is live on Flickr for Round Five of the DS Doll Quilt Swap! This is an international swap and all are welcome. Please visit the Flickr Group to learn more! If you would like to join the Monthly Fabric Swap Group on Flickr the sign up for the May swap is now open! This swap is strictly a fabric, notions and candy swap. The swap is international and all are welcome! I will be posting a Giveaway tomorrow. Have a Happy Saturday and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Stash, Cosmo Textiles...

Happy Sunday! The weekend went by really fast! Hopefully you had time to sew and relax with your family! This week's Sunday Stash features yummy Japanese Fabrics from Cosmo Textiles in Japan! The rainbow of cute, happy novelty prints just makes me smile to look at them!
My first experience with Cosmo Textiles was several years ago in a LQS that no longer exists. I still have some of the fairy tale prints in my stash, waiting for the perfect project! The cute bears, woodland creatures and fun food prints will be used for fabric baskets, an Economy Block Quilt and perhaps a pillow cover. All of the prints came from Fabric Supply on Etsy. If you use Instagram you can follow @bunnydesigns or drool over the hashtag #cosmotextiles! 

Today we continued packing and are getting ready for the big move! We packed 85% of the kitchen and another bookshelf. It will be such a relief to fill the last box and return to our old neighborhood again. What did you do this weekend? Did you get to work on a special project? Hopefully, you did! Well, I better run for now. Have a Happy Sunday and Happy Quilting!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Two Sisters Travelling Stash Box goes to...

Happy Saturday! I hope that your past several weeks have given you time to sew! I have been busy working and packing for the move. March first will be here quickly and my goal is to have everything ready by the end of the month! I have been donating household items to hospice and doing a bit of destashing on Instagram to lighten my load. Most likely more fabrics will go up on Instagram this weekend.

The next recipient of the Two Sisters Travelling Stash is:

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...
Wow! You're so generous to replace so many items Leona! I'm glad the other contents are going to a good cause. I haven't done a travelling stash yet but think I'm ready :)
Please email me with your mailing address! 
We have to go to the grocery store today! I have been trying not to purchase too much at a time, so when we move there will very little frozen stuff to contend with. I am hoping to cut fabric for Bee Blocks tonight after we get some packing done. This weekend a Sunday Stash will go up on my blog with some pretty new fabrics to view. What are you doing this weekend? Well, I better run for now. Have a Happy Saturday and Happy Quilting!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Two Sisters...Travelling Stash....

Good morning and Happy Saturday! I have been away from blogging for a while. Life has become busy again with packing to get ready to move and a full time work schedule! This weekend I am going to take some sewing time during the day and pack at night! 

About two weeks ago I received a travelling stash box. This box began it's travels in August of 2012. When I received the box, read the rules and examined its contents, I noticed that the box had grown weary from travelling. The contents of the box that I received will be donated to a church group to use for hospice quilts. The travelling stash is a way to Pay it Forward to quilters. When you receive this box it is filled with an assortment of fabrics, patterns and notions for a wide range and skill level of quilters. The two pictures below are of most of the new items that will travel to the next recipient.
The rules to receive this box are fairly simple. You must be an active blogger to receive this box.
  • The definition of a Stash is a secret store of valuables. For quilters it is a collection of usable quality products. The stash contains fabric, patterns and notions. ALL FABRIC IN THE BOX IS AND MUST CONTINUE ON AS QUILT SHOP QUALITY. THE FABRIC SHOULD BE NEW AND UNWASHED. 
  • PATTERNS/BOOKS should be new or in a gently used condition. (No free patterns from the Internet) Books take up a lot of space and the box is limited, so please include fabric instead of a big book.
  • Other items such as tools or notions should be packaged and in new or gently used condition. Nothing should be old or tattered.
The Giveaway for this box will remain open for two weeks. YOU MUST BE AN ACTIVE BLOGGER to receive The Two Sisters Travelling Stash. This box is limited to travel within the United States only. Please leave a comment and the winner will be announced on February 14, 2014. Thank you for visiting my blog, have a Happy Saturday and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year...

Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were wonderful! I took a much needed break from work and blogging to get myself a bit re centered for the New Year! 

My December was pretty busy with work and I didn't take much time off to keep up with my customer's needs for Plumbing Parts. My son and I hung out at home for New Year's eve. We ate some junk food and I fell asleep around ten o'clock. I made a pork roast and some black eyed peas for New Years Day and shared them with my neighbors across the hall.

I didn't do a lot of sewing over the holidays. I mainly ate, spent time with my son and the dog and slept. The projects that I did complete are below.

The fabric basket is for a friend on Flickr in the Munki in the Middle Bee. I love making fabric baskets and this one is delicious! The two pictures are of the front and back of the basket.
The next two photos are of blocks for the Strip Quilter's Bee on Flickr. The row created is for my friend Mary who is a quilter that I am in awe of. It will be so exciting to mail this off to her because my row finishes her quilt top! I love the creation of negative space in with the solid black!
Mary will also receive a really cute fabric basket to use as a thread catcher in her sewing room! The little panda is Sew adorable!
The post for the 2014 Birthday Club will go up tonight. The parameters have changed a bit due to the International mailing rates spiraling out of control. Wishing you a fantastic week number two in 2014! Have a Happy Sunday and Happy Quilting!