Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 UFO CHALLENGES...COUNT ME IN

OK...I like do like challenges and I always have UFOs!
Here are my 2015 UFOs for my guild challenges.


Churn Dash Baby Einstein Kwilt

Ghastlies Portraits Kwilt

Ghastlies Orange Nested Churn Dash Kwilt

Ghastlies Christmas Stocking
Ghastlies Christmas Apron

The thing I like about the All People Quilt UFO challenge
is that your UFO can be ANY crafty creative project.
I have some card making and knitting I can include!   

You can find all the rules over at All People Quilt..
  


  Come on and join the fun...I know you have UFOs...

Columbus Modern Quilters UFO challenge
Nationwide Plaza Quilters UFO challenge
and All People Quilt #apqresolution challenge

 I'm off to my sewing room...see you in 2016!


Saturday, December 26, 2015

CATCHING UP CAN BE GHASTLIE

My swap partners do such a great job of stalking me.
This was my swap mini from @chelseaphene for the
#trickortreatminiquiltswap



Chelsea said she was a beginner quilter
but I think she knows more than she
thinks she knows!

I love this wonky design!


And the backing is awesome all on its own!


This Ghastliness on the wall in my sewing room now!



Saturday, December 19, 2015

SWEET CELEBRATIONS !

I hope you had a chance to try some of my recipes last year.
I'm here to sweeten you up again in 2015.



I never met my Mother-in-law, Geraldine Gordon
 but I'm pretty sure, from the taste of this date-nut bread,
she knew her way around the kitchen.

Today's Sweet Celebration is 




All my holiday recipes from 2014 and for 2015 
are located on the tab above 
"Sweet Celebrations" or click here





Wednesday, December 2, 2015

TOPPING OUT FOR CHRISTMAS!

I am a bit "over the top" with my collection of
antique tree toppers


I usually display them on brass candlesticks with 
a string of white lights and greenery.


This year...I put them ALL in a tree to
light up a corner in a dark hallway.

I began by wrapping the branches to hold
the toppers in place



 and added my collection of Faeries


and butterflies


This obsession began with this 50s 
red tree topper stuffed with white fiber and little bells
 It belonged to my mother-in-law, June Murphy


Let me share a few more of my faves!
Look closely this blue topper has a gold scene
of Bethlehem and the Wisemen on their Camels



My BFF Shirley, gave me this antique Santa...
(and I still can't believe it because she collects
SANTAS and TOPPERS)
Look at that face!


Shirley and I were antiquing when I found
this gold harp topper...wrestling match ensured
...it's on my tree!  


This glass topper, newer in age, was a gift,
but oh how it glistens


This red topper reminds me of one we had
when I was a little girl


I wonder what this faerie is thinking?


My Christmas Bargello Wall Hanging 
makes a nice addition to the corner.



 Next time you see a beautiful tree topper...
I hope you think of me!




Sunday, November 29, 2015

OWL HAVE A MERRY ONE!


OWL have me a Merry Little Christmas
with this "owl" tree.

A skinny tree in the corner of the foyer.
added some grapevine garland 
and flocked, pine cone picks



Then comes the "Burlap and Bling"



Picks always give great dimension to a tree
These have burlap and berries...



The topper is "up there"
and easy to assemble if done first!


Owl ornaments in all shapes, sizes, textures
are ready to hang!
I spy a Charley Harper Owl ornament!


 I just kept adding more and more to the tree
til I felt "nocturnal"




My dining room is adjacent to the foyer
so I blinged up my family of owls who live
atop my china cabinet...year round!



another post will show you what I put in the cabinet.

Have you started your decorating yet?















Monday, November 23, 2015

JUST CRIMINAL!

Criminal Minds IS my favorite TV Drama.

The unsub package I received for the Criminal Minds Swap
came from Anett Edwards, Capetown, S Africa.  
Check out the threadwork for Aaron Hotchner mini quilt. 



Other items included a pouch, 
the beautifyl blue fabric - made in Capetown.
Postcard provides a view of a place I will never see.
Always enjoy some yummy candies.


Happy Mail...quite CRIMINAL this time!






Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Sewing

A few projects I just finished up for the Holidays

Ghastlies Christmas Apron
  
Master Bedroom Side Table Mats


Bed Runner and Pillow Cover

Pillow Cases

Apron


Cookie Party Gifts-sneak peek, of course



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Something GHASTLIE is coming our way

 I felt like I was at the Houston Quilt Market last week
Sew many IG friends kept tagging me
on posts of the new line of Ghastlies fabric...
like this!



 Last May posted on IG a Ghastlies project I had begun..
and @alexanderhenryfabrics sent me a text
letting me know new Ghastlies was in the works!



Quilt Market revealed what Ghastliness
will arrive in April, 2016
SOLIDS! and some NEW COLORS

OOP MOTHS AND WEB RETURNS!

GHASTLIE.JUST.GHASTLIE

GLARING GHASTLIES

GIMME THESE GHASTLIES NOW!


CUT.SEW.STUFF.ENJOY
AHF BOOTH - R U KIDDING ME!
SEBASTIAN DOES HAVE 9 LIVES

Who is behind all this Ghastliness?
Phillip and  Nicole deLeon
"deLeon Design Group"

Alexander Henry Fabrics...
thank you for listening to all the Ghastlie Groupies
with our cries of MORE Ghastlie fabric!
I started a new hashtag on IG
#neverenufghastliesfabric
and @alexanderhenryfabrics loves it!
Please tag your Ghastlie fabrics and projects


let them see what we love!