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ALYOF November 2015 Goal

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A Lovely Year Of Finishes- October Goal Welcome Everyone! Well once again I feel like the year is zipping by and leaving me behind in a big way! Christmas is on it's way and of course I'm not ready. I have been buying for months and have it all crammed in my Fabric Stash Closet, no one opens that door! So it is safe from prying eyes! Do you hide gifts among your stash? My goal for October 2015 is to make a quilt out of Nomad, by Urbin Chiks, for Moda and a light blue Kona Solid. I really love the design patterns with the feathers and this print with a fox. The quilt will be for my cousin and his wife for Christmas! The only thing is we have Christmas each year with their family at Thanksgiving. So I better get busy to have it ready in time. My cousin is like my little brother and I feel so blessed to have him in my life. He helped me so much last year when my husband was sick. He always makes me feel so good about what I am making because he wants the them not a sto

ALYOF September Goal

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Hi Everyone it is so nice to be getting back on a schedule! David is back in school and the weather has really changed we need rain and it is hot. A week ago we were cold like in the 60's and this week the 90's. The trees are already starting to change! The hays has been cut and it is dusty. Fitting time to stay inside and sew! Happy National Sewing Month! What are you going to make this month? Little or big sew something lots of giveaways to link your project up too and maybe win a prize.   My ALYOF goal for the month of September is to complete this full-sized quilt! I will not be able to give you anymore details than the pictures listed. Gotta get it done! I am really loving the texture and feel of RJR Cotton Supreme Solids available at Cotton Supreme Solids - Missouri Quilt Co. They match perfectly with Cotton + Steel !     This is not an ad or anything but I thought I would show you these pins! I am a marker when I quilt. Row 1 block 10 that kind of

ALYOF May Goal

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Is it May already, soon Summer. I am looking forward to warm weather! Time is just running away this year! May 2015 ALYOF Goal Last month I was late so not this month! I have a baby quilt top to make for my oldest daughters best friend since 4th grade. She practically grew up in our family. Hopefully in July David and I will get to meet the new baby when we go on vacation. I will be linking up with Sew BitterSweet Designs to share my goal and see what everyone is making this month feel free to join me everyone is welcome. If you haven't enter the Colonial Needle Giveaway please follow the blue link and do! Thank you for stopping by! Let's create and be unique! Lisa Don't forget Giveaway Day is May 6th through Sew Mama Sew I love participating each year twice a year. Links to hundreds of giveaways will be on her site! So if you have a blog come join us in one of the biggest linky parties on the web Giveaway Day Information Here Open to everyone you don't have to h

ALYOF April Finishes 2015

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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!

ALYOF - March 2015 Goal

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I enjoy meeting up with the other bloggers twice a month for A Lovely Year Of Finishes! Setting a goal each month encourages me to complete at least one project. This month maybe hard for many depending were you live! I hope all of you are safe and warm. Hubby and I left home early to go to a quilting retreat and have had lovely accommodations at Cliffview Resort But we got snowed in and the retreat didn't happen! The roads re blocked but we are trying to go home today! You may not here from me for a little while our power is out! while it stormed outside Randy and I had a wonderful time with a resort all to ourselves. You can see here Cliffview Resort guided tour ! I will be digging in my Cotton and Steel Stash during the month of March! I am here suppose to be sewing so I decided I better work on the mini for my partner for the Cotton and Steel Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram ! If you are on Instagram - I would truly appreciate it if you would follow me, I am at 499 follow

ALYOF February 2015

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ALYOF February Finishes My goal for February was to piece a quilt, which I did. But instead of being the top it became the back. I have really had a hard time writing this post. Usually I am writing about a quilt I have done and showing you everything but today I can't! I did have a lot of fun making it. Freespirit has really created a quality fabric! Bright beautiful colors. I love the feel of the Modern Solids. The perfect thickness. Probably not the right word for it but they are. When you make something out of them you know it will last and last. I know you can understand that! Will I use them again! YES, I love them! (100) 5" squares of 75 colors is a dream come true for this lover of color Denyse Schmidt's DS Modern Solids Charm Pack This quilt ended up as a backing for another quilt and is very simplistic but meaningful to me! I also sewed the front but I can't share it. One day maybe but not today! Almost as soon as it was done it was whisked away

ALYOF February Goal

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As my goal for February 2015 I am go to take all these lovely colors and piece a quilt top! I am in love with Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids , if you have followed this blog for any length of time I always use a certain solid but that has changed since I felt this charm pack. Love this orange (It is perfect for a background)! The design is in my head and scribbled on a piece of scrap paper! So I am ready, before March I will have it done! (100) 5" squares of 75 colors is a dream come true for this lover of color Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids I saw this pattern tonight over at noodlehead showing the totes her and her family made, it's not one of her patterns (surprise) it belongs to the talented (Then I borrowed her photo to show you)! Shannon @Very Shannon called the Free Reversible Box Tote , I went right away to download it! Wouldn't this tote look great in 2 1/2" squares of these love solids! I am linking up with Sew Bittersweet designs for A Lovely Year Of

ALYOF January 2015 Finish

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My ALYOF January Goal and Finish My goal this month was to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote , I started at Thanksgiving and now have! I am finally getting it in the mail this afternoon! I can't tell you how much I love this bag and hope to make myself one soon. It is so well made and the perfect bag to show off your favorite fabric and carry all your knitting, sewing, or books around in! I totally recommend this pattern! It has so many pockets inside and a big pocket on the outside! I am linking up with the ALYOF January Finish Post at Sew BitterSweet Designs If you are looking for the "Grow Your Blog Giveaway" please Click Here If you would like to enter "Blog Anniversary Giveaway" please Click Here Thank you for stopping by! Come back soon! Lisa

ALYOF 2015 January Goal

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Happy New Year! Our household leave 2014 with our sickness and begin 2015 on a healthier note! Everyone here including myself are all feeling much better! I really enjoyed participating in A Lovely Year Of Finishes 2014 with Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs and her partner Shanna of Fiber Of All Sorts ! I admit I did not always make my goal but mostly it helped me keep on track! So onward I will go and join up for the bi monthly check-ins for another year of A Lovely Year of Finishes 2015 ! ALYOF January Goal My goal this month is to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote , I started at Thanksgiving as a gift for my Cousin's Wife Teresa, she is such a nice person, and like many of us is always carrying around a project she is working on. Poor lady didn't get a Christmas Present because I was to busy tending to my recovering Husband. My wonderful cousin went home after Thanksgiving and came back again to help us when my husband came home from the hospital and did my Hone

ALYOF November Goal

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Life is amazing, no matter how much preplanning I do lately things just are not getting done. I decided I would post them anyways here for the record! I was going to enter this Flowering Snowball mini quilt into Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014 I went out two weeks ago and took some beautiful photos! I completed my ALYOF October Goal for Sew BitterSweet Designs and again missed the deadline! But I did make the deadline for World Book Media who took it to Quilt Market (yes, first time, very exciting, want to do it again)! I made this cute little fabric basket for David's sweet 4th grade teacher! I admire men and women who can teach a room full of 9 and10 years old! For I think I would go Buggers (hi, Lucy)! One is enough for me! Since grossing me out lately is his entertainment. So for November I am going to try and get my self together and meet my next deadline! The IG Mini Swap! I have it narrowed down to these two patterns! I just got my ru

ALYOF October Goal

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Hi Everyone! Well once again I feel like the year is zipping by and leaving me behind in a big way! I missed September's goal making altogether because I simply forgot with everything going on at home. Zoey's was here for two weeks and her Daddy picked her up on Monday. I miss her terribly! I do have a lovely giveaway going on for ThimblePad ! (Click ThimblePad above to enter) I would love for all of you to enter! Colonial Needle sent the packages for the giveaway - I'll be picking (3) winners from the blog giveaway and (2) winners from the Instagram giveaway @intheboondocks , (5) chances for you to win! October will be a month to get back to sewing! (I know that was last month and I did do some). My goal for October is to make this pouch! I have other projects and giveaways to do throughout the month so please check back! Create and be unique! Lisa Everyone else come by and have a look around at all the sewing goals we are setting at Sew BitterSweet Designs