Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Up, up and away...

My beautiful balloon...
No time to talk today, but I wanted to share some more photos of this years  
"International Balloon Fiesta"

Til next time...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Enter if U Dare Blog Hop

Do you Dare???
The ghouldies and ghosties are just waiting for this hop to start.
Making their list and checking it twice...
(oops wrong holiday)
They are putting the finishing touches on their "scares" just for you!
You won't want to miss this fun time, that's for sure.
Who best to announce this hop but Dracula.
I just  got back from the "International Balloon Fiesta" in Albuquerque.
It's hard to believe, but this was my 40th year attending.
This guy was one of the new balloons, to light up the skies.
The top photo was taken at the "Glow" and the others were inflight.
He is just so stinkin' cute, isn't he?

Here's the schedule

 Tuesday Oct 24

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kittens Halloween Party

Have you seen the monthly mini quilt over at 
"SewCanShe" blog?

If your not familiar, they offer a "free" little quilt pattern each month.
This month "Stitches of Love" designed it.
Isn't it just, the cutest?
Check it out right...
Halloween Goodness...what's not to love!
Thanks Caroline and "Stitches of Love", for this sweet lil Halloween "mini".

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Creative Borders and Binding with Island Batik

October brings us, my favorite time of the year...
I just couldn't possibly not do some kind of Halloween project, for this challenge.
This speaks of me lately...
running around with my head cut off.
Recently I've became acquainted with "Quilt Fusion",
who have such fun patterns from none other than
"Uncle Gravy".
Seriously, you've got to love a name like that!
They have the most incredible applique patterns...
check it out 
You can sign up for their emails and get a free pattern every Friday.
What's to loose?'s a border challenge.
Your wondering about the borders aren't you?
I added a "faux" filmstrip border.
It seemed like the perfect way to show things off.
Icing on the cake, don't you agree?

These fabrics from "Island Batik" are labeled "bonus" fabrics.
Just a little something they added to our boxes.
I do get to play for the greatest company!
Batiks really make that "attention to detail" stand out.
I love the incredible way, they all play so well together.

As for a creative binding...
it's a plain black binding for me.
The filmstrip border is the star of this show.
Hope you've enjoyed my little "challenge" this month.
Tell me how you might use a filmstrip border yourself.
Who knows, there just might be something in it for you!
winky winky

Leave me a comment and we will just see!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Marriage Survival

We are in full wedding mode around here, and I found the cutest little 
bridal shower idea on 

If you've been married at all, you know that a survival kit,
 just might be considered a necessity!
This one came from Creative "Try"als.
(Love the name)
It's not only a hoot, but comes with some very sound marriage advice.
She provides a free PDF file so you can print out everything you need.
Check it out 
There are loads of other great gift ideas too!
I  just love this blog.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sun Sand and Sea BOM

There may be a chill in the air...
but we aren't done with the beach just yet.
In fact this month, I pulled out my 
Itty bitty...teeny weeny, yellow polka dot,not so bikini. 
You know I'm old here, and way past the age of some crazy bikini.
Grab your flip flops, and sunscreen and hop on over to see Amy at 
"Sew Incredibly Crazy" 
for your very own,  not so bikini block this month.
I am just loving how it's coming along...
A big thanks to Island Batik for sponsoring me.
Only a few more blocks to go and this one will be a wrap.
Make sure you don't miss out. The blocks are free until the end of each month,
then there is a nominal fee for them.
It's never too late to join in on the fun!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Update from Camp Crazy...

It started as one of those dreary fall days here...
I look out the back and what do I see?
Way up high in the tree...
This hungry hawk, stalking my fish pond!
The fog is starting to lift, and he's still here.
So I'm not feeding my fish til he's gone, or they will become dinner themselves!
Call me a little crazy, but it's the mama bear in me that's keeping me watching him like...
 a "hawk"
He best not be messin' with my fish!

The mailman brought happy mail. Nothing beats surprise packages!
My friend Sharon from New York sent me this darling moose basket!
I think the word has gotten out, that we are a little "moose nutty" around here.
Thank you Sharon, your the best! 

Speaking of mail...
I did hear from my Island Batik blog hop winner yesterday.
Kathy, your package is heading to the PO today!
Thanks to all who visited and left such sweet comments.
Lastly, I did my happy dance yesterday,
 when I finished up the last of the wedding sewing. 
It makes my head spin to think of all the thread I've used.
These jumbo cones have 12,000 yards on them. 
I came pretty darn close, to using up the entire thing.
I know my sewing machine is thrilled to be done with this project.
This little Bernina is a great machine though...
took a lickin' and kept on tickin'

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'