Saturday, September 13, 2014

August Winners ~ A Lovely Year of Finishes

Here are this month winners...
but you realize you all are winners..right?!

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Let's celebrate our sponsors!

Thanks to Melissa for being my co-host in all this.  She's the best!

The August winners are:

1. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/


Katie - Katie Mae Quilts


2. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

Lucy - Lucy Made

3. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop


Heather - Peachy Pages

4. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


Anita - Quilt in a Not-Shell

5. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

Kell - Flickr 

6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


Katie - Good Golly Ginger

7. Thread Prize from Aurifil

Allison - Allison Sews

8. 9. TWO winners each getting to choose one pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs ($10 value)

 http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Pauline - Quilt-n-Queen
and
Sharon - Forget-Me-Not-Stitches

10. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


Cathy -  Winter Wanderings

11. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button

Julie - That's Sew Julie

12. 13. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

 cloverandviolet

Jessica - Quilty Habit
and
Leanne - She Can Quilt

14. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services


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Thank you again to all our sponsors and for all of you being amazing.

Keep it up ... there are more prizes this month.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Catching the Starburst on Camera

I've taken on extra duties during my day job.  It's thrilling actually and getting so much out of it.

Sadly my blog and my sewing time has been cut into.

It doesn't help that sometimes my OH SO organized self gets in the way. I am an organized person but sometimes, as anyone, I lose things.  

I finally found a quilt I made for my lovely friend.  She's so wonderful and she may be moving..maybe :)

Thankfully she hasn't escaped before giving her this little wall hanging.

Mini for C front


Quilt Stats:

Name: Catching the Starburst on Camera
Size: approx. 20" x 20"
Fabrics:  Stash fabrics + Birthday FQ from Solar Threads
Pattern:  March Starburst from Canoe Ridge Creations
Quilting: Machine quilted by me on my Pfaff Performance 2058
Started : June 2013
Completed: July 2013 


Yes, maybe it's been over a year since I made it.
Yes, maybe it's been lost the month after I made it.

But she loved it.  So do I.  
I adore the variegated thread throughout.
I adore the straight line quilting.
I adore the scrappy border.
And that the fabric was a gifty from my amazing friend, just down the road, Solar Threads.

Mini for C back

The back is cute too my photo may have detailed too much of the white...eeep.

Yeah for finished projects!


Monday, September 1, 2014

September: A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Goal Setting Party

{cough, cough}
What!!!!
Sept-tem-ber

Okay, whoever is playing with the speed of my life would they please STOP.

Hope that you all are preparing for the change of season wherever you may be.
I know it's approaching fall as we have the glorious windows open to air out the house each night.
It feels like football and sewing time to me. :)

As always, Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs  is awesome and make sure to go check her out. 
Even with her busy life Melissa just keeps me on task.  Thank her for me :)

And remember to check everyone else out too.  ALYoF is awesome because of all of YOU.

A Lovely Year of Finishes
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So shall I dare ask where the time has gone?  September?  How can it already be that month?

While I still need to finish the binding from the last two months goals - I actually did touch it this last month.

I need a new goal.  A refresh to focus on something else.
I'm on the road again this month but it doesn't look like as much.

I'm going to set a SEWING goal.

For whatever reason these were on the top of my pile.

Why yes there are perfect blocks on my design wall. I'll zip up one more and then sash and find a great boarder.  These made possible by amazing bee mates a million years ago

Blocks from a bee way, way back.  Orange you glad with some very fun ladies.

I have in mind some sashing and then some more orange (imagine that) for adding to the length of this beauty.  That and so the white isn't straight up against my face.

That's it.  Just the top but more wouldn't be too terrible.
 
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Do share, what's your September goal?

What one item will you choose?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month 
Please choose ONE project

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month 

Only with a completed, successful project.  And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Melissa and I so other people can join in the fun!

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice **



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 Here is a list of our generous sponsors for September!!

1. 2. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 2 Patterns

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

3. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

4. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

5. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


7. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

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8. Thread Prize from Aurifil

9. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


10. 11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

12. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

13. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

14. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button


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Happy quilting my dears!


Monday, August 25, 2014

August: A Lovely Year of Finishes - Finishes Party

 End of another month...whaaa!  So here we go asking to see your ALYoF projects.
Thanks for joining in and sharing with Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs and me.

A Lovely Year of Finishes


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So let me tell you what I've been doing...

Bend for work..

In Bend seeing some June Jaeger beauties

I stopped by a quilt shop QuiltWorks to gaze at some wonderful quilts in their gallery.

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Portland, Oregon for work...

Enjoying the good life.

My family came along and we walked nearly the entire downtown.

Voodoo Donuts
And there is a first time for everything

for the first time!
*Next trip is Blue Star for sure*

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Registered the teenlet for her first year of high school

Oh no what's it mean

The car feels my pain

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And this last weekend we went down to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Amazing weekend at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon.   Best thing our taxes go to.

This is so beautiful and amazing to see in person!
Everyone must GO!

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Oh my ALYoF goal that I set for the second month in a row...I brought it along on ALL these trips.
I did work on it in Bend.

But yeeeeah -
I'm not done with mine But it's all good :)

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But, let's get down to your projects...

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.
1. Link-up {this previous post} the first 7-days of the month

and

2. Link-up below during the last 7-days of the month ~ with a 
successful finish.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Melissa and I so other people can join in the fun! {See stage left for the grab the button stuffs}

And if you remember to make it easy for us we'll click through the winners faster..aka put number of goal link up.


**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice *



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What prizes you ask?
August has these lovely items from our amazing sponsors up for the month...



1. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

2. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

3. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop


4. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


5. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


7. Thread Prize from Aurifil

8. 9. TWO winners each getting to choose one pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs ($10 value)

 http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

10. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


11. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button

12. 13. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

 cloverandviolet


14. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services


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Link it up :)


Saturday, August 9, 2014

July Winners ~ A Lovely Year of Finishes

A Lovely Year of finishes is a group for you to choose ONE goal and try to finish that up during the same month.
A Lovely Year of Finishes

A a celebration let's see all the lovely sponsors and winners from last month's goals and successful finishes.

Many thanks to Melissa for you know doing the majority of the work again...she's a great one while my life is crazy fast these days. 


We have FIFTEEN prizes and winners from last month. 

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1. A fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake Designs


2. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


3. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

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Sophie - Sophie Junction

4. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

Ella - Throw a Wench in the Works

5. Thread Prize from Aurifil


Linda - The Pieceful Kingdom

6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)


7. 8. TWO winners each getting to choose one pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs ($10 value)
 http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Lynne - Tinking Along
Andrea - Flickr

9. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

Deana - Daughters of Dorinda

10. 11. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 2 Patterns

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

Pat - Bell Creek Quilts
Denise - CrafTraditions.com

12. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

  Meadow Mist Designs Button

13. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


14, 15. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet
 cloverandviolet

Carolyn - Sweet Boater Chick
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Keep up to-date with Melissa and I.

Can't wait to see how everyone does in August.