Showing posts from April, 2015

Colonial Needle Giveaway and Sewing Maintence

Have you ever been sewing and your machine
starts making a thunking noise?
Thunk, thunk, thunk - seems like
it is really having an issue sewing?
You my friend have a dull needle
and need to replace it.

I recently took my two machines
and had them clean, oiled, and adjusted
for $15 a machine. A group of sewers from our library
called a man and he came to the library
and did machines for 3 hours one after another.
We got a better deal than if we sent our machines out.
A few needed parts and he took those back to his shop.

Speak to your Guild about hosting a clean out!

Once every couple years it is a good idea!

The wonderful people at Colonial Needlesent me
the new Machine NeedlePack II
to try out and give one away to one of you.

I really love mine to store all the
different sizes I have been getting!

Once I start using them I can store them in the pack by type/size!
It came with great chart for choosing the correct needle for the job!

The quilted fabric pack just folds up for easy storage!
With so…

ALYOF April Finishes 2015

My April finish as described in my ALYOF April Goal
was to make a
Noodlehead Open Wide Zippered Pouch
for my partner in the IG Swap! I am very happy to say I got it done and mailed off! Just waiting for my partner to say "I Got It and Love it"!

I know some of you may think you are not good enough
or think you will join one when you can sew better.
That time never comes for the fear of rejection.
So hop off the fence and have some fun!

I made (2) pouches and I really liked how
they turned out since I never made one before.
The Feather Pincushion was so hard to part with
it was just so cute!
Then I put some other goodies in it!

(Pardon my messy mail stack below)! Using my embroidery stitches on my machine
I stitch the bottom closed with these hearts!
The idea is when you look inside you know
someone cared enough to put them there for you!
Everyone could use a little love!
Even a stranger! I love how the zipper end comes out on the pouch!
Definitely want to make more! I am sorry that…

Patchwork Threads Sweatshirts

I have thought about stopping and writing
about twenty times then something else
happens and I am off in another direction.

One thing I wanted to tell you about was
I have wanted a
Patchwork Threads Simply Put Sweatshirt
Forever and Massdrop has a drop for
one of (4) different sweatshirts from Patchwork Threads for $38.99 instead of $49.00 plus shipping (Massdrop has free shipping)!

This is the one I ordered!
Been looking at it for about a year!
Finally I am getting one for Mother's Day!
Only it will come in June,
which is fine since I already waited a year for it.

If you are not signed up for Massdrop
Please copy and paste this code into your Internet Browser Window
When you signup it will let them know I sent you!

This is not a paid promotion! I use Massdrop myself.

We have had lots of family in and out of our house in the last few weeks so it is a little crazy. Another night of Tinkerbell for me!

Things will settle down soon!
Thank you for stoppin…

Aurifil Thread Winner

Winner of the Black and White
Aurifil 50 wt. Thread Giveaway has chosen #136

Debbie April 5, 2015 at 10:21 AM
I follow on Bloglovin.

Congratulations Debbie for winning the (2) Large Spools
of Aurifil 50 wt. thread giveaway!

Have a great Friday!
Lisa Our local library had a wonderful art show today and all the children in our school each had a picture. My guy is on this wall, I just love artwork by kids!

Go cast a vote for Craftsy


Is nominated in the International Webby Awards
And every crafter in blogland needs
to take a few minutes to vote
and have our voice heard.

If you have never been to the Craftsy site
I recommend you go and sign up
for one of the many free courses
they have available for quilting and sewing.

Just click on this blue link Craftsy

I am not affiliated with Craftsy in any way. I receive nothing in return for recommending them to you. I do this because I use them myself and pay for every course I take. I do admit I wait until they have sales to sign up for them. I just recently signed up for this course!

For $19.99 I cannot take a course at a LQS! As a life long learner I believe we need to continue to educate ourselves to stimulate our brains and grow as people! As a disable woman who doesn't drive, I have trouble getting to and from classes that are 50 miles away. This is available 24/7 in my own home! Pretty cool! Live to learn, learn to live! You won't regret it!

To vot…

Condemned to Boots

I will be forever more condemned to wear boots
outside in the yard
After my last fall my family has demanded
I wear boots in the yard!
Oh well to protect my knees
that have gone on me, I will obey.

The coming of Spring always reminds me of what I can't
or shouldn't do because of possibility
of further injury to my already damaged body!
It has been 15 years since the accident that changed my life
and I still struggle most mornings to
just get out of bed and begin a new day!

Blogging has changed my life in so many ways,
it has given me an outlet to let go of frustration
and accept my life for what it is - wonderful!

I have a home and a loving family!
A place to be and I can walk!
I am so grateful I can walk.
Acceptance that I may never be famous or rich.
I was very ambitious back then and very good with computers.
The internet has all this online training running 24/7
I made those classes for colleges before they
ever went on the net.
It all developed from computer based training…

The Giveaway Roundup

I just added a new button to my sidebar
so you can always find all the giveaways!

All you have to do is click on the little lady
and it takes you to a list of giveaways
from all over the internet! It is also a great way to find new blogs and companies
to follow dealing with sewing and quilting!

One of those ideas I wish I would have thought up!
But I didn't
Melissa of The Giveaway Roundup
did and she does a great job updating
the list when new ones giveaways start!

Is your blog, Facebook page, Instagram having a giveaway?
You can go to the current months giveaway page
and add it as long as it has to do with crafting!
(I am using crafting to include anything you make)
Great exposure and Free!

Have you signed up for my latest giveaway?
You will find it on the list!
Or just Click HERE

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great weekend creating something unique!

ALYOF April Goal

A day late and a dollar short!
Late is to late to enter the Linky Party
but I will share my April goal anyway!

I am working on a Noodlehead's
Open Wide Zippered Pouch
for a swap onInstagram

It is my April Goal!

I found out my partner likes Cotton + Steel! It wasn't until I did further stocking (research) I found out she really loves the mustangs. So using the fabrics in both these photos I will create her personal open wide zipper pouch using the Noodleheadtutorial. I love Anna's patterns and tutorials, the directions are clear and step by step.

I am learning more from each swap I do. You are not required to put anything more into the swap besides the pouch. But I have picked up a few little odds and ends sewing notions mostly that I hope she will like and make her laugh and happy she joined the swap. I thought a pincushion would be nice so I found this blue feather to paper piece by What the Bobbin?and it is free in the Craftsy Pattern section. Mine does not look to great her…

FQS Modern Fat Quarter Club

Fat Quarter Shop's
Modern Fat Quarter Club

Do any of these sound like you?
It is hard for me to choose!
Why do I have so many FQ of the same color?
What goes with this FQ?
So many new lines being released what do I buy first?
My budget doesn't allow me to buy everything!

This club makes it easy!

Morning Walk by Leah Duncan
April's Modern Fat Quarter Club

It's now or never! Keep up with the times with the Modern Fat Quarter Club, bringing style and chic to your doorstep every month.

I just received my first month of the
Modern Fat Quarter Club
from the
Fat Quarter Shop

Each month 12 stylish fat quarters
from contemporary designers for
$29.98 monthly plus shipping.

A new collection is featured each month - take a look at the
next two months! I can't wait! I am so excited!

May – Black & White by Cotton + Steel
June – Tula Pink True Colors by Free Spirit

I love the photo card that comes with fat quarters
It lists each number for reorder if I want more!
Just pop in the number in th…

Aurifil Thread Giveaway - Black and White

Let's talk thread!

As Quilters and Sewers - thread binds everything we create together.

Some will say the most important item is fabric,
spend the extra on fabric,
I say buy the best thread!

Cheap cotton threads breaks and rots after a few years.
Have a problem with your thread breaking
try a spool of Aurifil 50 wt. thread!
It may just cure it!

Just a side note - if you have old thread that was given to you,
use it as a decoration don't use it in your machine.
Never buy old thread for sewing,
it will just cause you a lot of frustration.

When I needed a bag to hold my smaller rulers,
I chose Aurifil 50 wt thread to zig zag the bag
because it is strong and durable!

I use white to sew almost everything light colored and that includes topstitching. I went back months searching my most used color and go figure it is Aurifil 50 wt. thread #2021, Natural White!

It only goes to say that my other most used color
of Aurifil 50 wt. thread is #2692, Black! Sometimes topstitching has to mat…