Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!! I hope all of you enjoy a lovely Easter Sunday !

Friday, March 29, 2013

Denyse Schmidt Charm Swap!

Tammie at craftytammie is hosting a Denyse Schmidt Charm Swap. You need two 1 yard pieces of fabulous DS fabric! You can find out all the details here :
 She only has room for 56 swappers and I think we are up to 50 or 51. Sew we need a couple more and she is trying to have the sign ups completed by April 1st!

Missy says hop on over and join the fun!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday

I have been working on more of my Barbara Brackman Civil War blocks....
12" Ohio Star

I just adore Pam Kitty Love fabrics and I just can't seem to stay away from the black prints.

Oh I hope I get to cut into these today! Linking up to :W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshley Pieced.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fabric Tuesday!

Hey Guys!
Just a quick show of what I have been working on.
Another Scrappy Many Trip Around the World!
I think this quilt will make some little girl very happy! I am going to use the brown in each middle row, so I am not real sure how the quilt will turn out.

My first Scrappy Many Trips didn't have ANY plan whatsoever, so this little quilt should be really different!

Also, WOOHOO!!! Happy Mail!
This is Margot Languedoc's Designer Select fat quarter bundle! I chose this bundle along with a couple one yard cuts to purchase with my $50.00 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop! I won the gift certificate in the Back To School with Pam Kitty Quilt Along! THANK YOU FQS!!
Sew far Tuesday has been a Great day! How about you? What have you been working on?
I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Little Dresses for Africa

Happy Monday to everyone! This week's Let's Get Acquainted link up is with Deborah at Simply Miss Luella! You can find her here:
And to kinda mix things up a bit she is asking instead of your name you enter in a word or two something that brings you joy! Well for me that is sewing for charity.
10 Little Dresses for Africa

A couple of months ago I heard about this 501C Non profit group Little Dresses for Africa. They are making dresses out of pillowcases or fabric and using bias tape for the armholes and ties.Then they distribute them to orphanages throughtout Africa, Haiti, Honduras etc.. Sometimes this may be the ONLY clothing they have or may be the only clothes besides their school uniform.

 So simple but very effective pattern. I know everyone has seen tons of these little dresses floating around Etsy and the internet. They are extremely easy to make. I made 6 small, 2 medium, 1 large and 1 Extra large with fabric that I mostly had on hand. I tried to use thicker cotton fabric that will hold up with alot of washing and that is not see through. The website
has all the instructions for making them and mailing them etc.. They were asking for small and larger sizes as most people were sending medium since pillowcases are usually that size.

I made a little headscarf with leftover fabric for the yellow dress.
I also went ahead and presorted by size, and sent them in ziplock baggies with the sizes wrote on the outside. It helps the volunteers that do the packaging and saves alot of room in suitcases when they are packaged this way. I have really enjoyed making these and hope to make some more in the near future. They are also asking for elastic or drawstring waist boy shorts. I would love to see pictures if you make any of these!
It's a win win situation that will bring alot of simple joy to you and the children!

I am linking up to Lets Get Acquainted Monday! And I have added the BlogLovin to my sidebar! I would LOVE to see some new followers!!:)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Really Random Thursday!

This past week has been kinda a blur around the farm! It always happens this way when the season changes from winter to spring and fall into winter. New calves being born, grass starting to grow (less hay to feed! Yay!) Chickens wanting to nest!etc... Needless to say things are starting to get really busy, plus we have had the roofers putting on a new roof. Not much time for sewing. But I did squeeze in a little time for cutting strips for another scrappy trip around the world!
You can find the tutorial here:
This is the first one I made using Bonnie's tutorial:

I enjoyed making this one SEW much I decided to make a smaller child or lap size. 
Linking up to Really Random Thursday at Live A Colorful Life!

Monday, March 18, 2013

I won!!

Hurrah! This month I won the $50.00 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop for my Back to School with Pam Kitty Blocks!!

If you haven't heard about it yet, the FQS is hosting a quilt along using Pam Kitty Love fabrics and Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler.
Each month for seven months we are making five blocks. AND they pick a winner EVERY month during the quilt along to receive a $50.00 gift certificate to their shop!! SWEET!!
You can find the link here:
 It's not too late to join in the fun! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop! Now to go shopping for some GREAT fabric!
Linking up to Let's Get AcquaintedMonday Link Up.
It is being hosted this week at Busy Bee Quilts!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Back to School with Pam Kitty Love

5 more Civil War blocks!
 H is for Heart  Hospital.
Union Shield
Star of the West
Soldiers Aide Nine Patch
and Miss Kitty herself sending love out to all the soldiers in Pinwheel!

You can find the flicker group at:

Check it out! These are SEW much fun!! You can find all the information here:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Surprises on the farm!

Good morning!
This morning when I went outside to collect these:

And to feed these:

I found this:

Boy what a surprise she was! Born during the night and not supposed to be here until next week! But she is strong and healthy!

And wobbly!!! Getting on her feet to come eat breakfast while her mama quietly (ahem) encourages her!
Then. this:

Miss Buttercup!! Sneaks around the bushes behind me to see what is in my basket and follows me back to the gate to watch me head back to the house. Time to fry up a few of those pretty eggs!
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

More Pam Kitty Love Civil War Blocks

PKL 12" Blocks
Soldiers Aide Nine Patch made with Pam Kitty Love!

Raining cats and dogs here today!
Sorry for the dark photos!

Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread!
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Civil War in Progress!!

Hurrah! I finally got the chance to start work  on my Barbara Brackman Civil War Sampler! It is being hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop.
Churn Dash 12" Block

                                 CalicoPuzzle 12" Block

                                White House 12" Block
Strength in Union 12" Block
I love using Pam kitty Love fabrics for a Civil War Sampler! 

You can find the flicker group here:

Linking up to Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day Small Blog Meet:
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Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Sewing!