Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Towel Swap 2012

I'm putting together applique' towel swap. You just can't have too many cute towels made by quilting friends.

Below you will find the guidelines and the available months. Since December is so busy we will vote if we should start it in January or February.

Towels should be 16" x 28"
Embroidery machine is not required. Regular applique' is fine.
Please mail your towels so they arrive no later than the 1st wk of your month.
Towels must be 100% cotton
Any color towel that works with your month/theme

Make 12 towels that reflect your month (think of themes, seasonal, holidayish) – 11 towels you will mail, keeping one for yourself .  If we get 13 swappers, we will add a Birthday Month swapper.  I’ll explain that later if we get 13 swappers.  

You must join the Yahoo Group I’ll set up for this swap.  This is important for several reasons, keeping track of addresses privately and sharing your progress and links.  And yes, you can blog about it!

What I need from you to participate:
Full Mailing Address:
Desired Month 1st & 2nd Choice:
Blog (if you have one – not required):
Email you want to use for Yahoo Group (I’ll send you an invite):
Phone Number (for my purposes only—will not share!):

Pick your month (that is available).  We already have a few months taken, please let me know which month you are interested in:
January – 
February – Toni M.
March – 
April – Toni C., TN
May – 
June – Mary Pat V., WI
July – Lacy C., TX
August – Betsy L., FL
September – 
October – Linda B., PA
November – Cindy D., TX
December – Barb G., VA

I hope we have others who want to join us., you won't be disappointed. I am working on getting us a button.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I found this great pattern for a potholder. I had some scraps of cotton yarn so I started it, then I decided I was doing it wrong and dropped it in my yarn bag. Some time later Barb and I got to chatting through email and she mentioned a pattern. While the patterns were the same they were a little different. After reading the pattern Barb was following I realized I was doing the potholder correctly and finished it.

Same potholder just different sides.

I love this potholder. Just the right size and double thickness.

So I made Lacy some plus a dish cloth. Yes, there are 2 that I made out of acrylic yarn. They will be fine as I have some made out of acrylic that I have had for nearly 30 yrs.

I love mindless crocheting so I decided I would make some to sell. $6 each plus shipping.
Happy stitching!

Monday, November 21, 2011

November Lazy Heart BOM

I've had the hearts fused on the background for about a week. I would go back and forth trying to decide to put the owl or use this design from Embroidery Library. Finally, I called in backup and a decision was made. Whew! I love this block! Only 1 more block to complete this BOM.

Did you see the turkey?

I'm not to sure about two orange blocks side by side.

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Chelsi needed headbands in every color for Mommy to clip her bows to. lol I did the camo one just for fun.
Happy stitching!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Bag

I was going to make a bag for myself but I messed up so I cut that part off, then the bag was too small for me. So the bag will go to a neighbor's grand daughter.
Happy stitching!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Outfit #1

Here is the first Christmas outfit I crocheted for Chelsi.

Plus she needed a matching headband with a flower.
If you enlarge the photos you can see that the yarn has shiny threads in it.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More outfits for Chelsi

Lacy bought a romper for Chelsi, it was so cute. I went searching for a tutorial to make one as patterns are very expensive. I found a great romper tutorial at The Little Giggler. Amanda has some other tutorials I will be trying.
Since I misjudged how much fabric was needed I had enough to make Chelsi a jumper.
Happy sewing!


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