Monday, April 20, 2015


Not long ago I was bitching about swaps and 
people not meeting timely commitments.

Well my tote did arrive...arrived several weeks late
with sincere apologies from 
Kristi McDonough @schnitzelandboo )
She made me the most GHASTLIE bag
I could have ever imagined.



Zipper pocket and the straps are woven cotton 
but look like leather!

Side pockets are perfect for cellphones...sun glasses

A zipper in the top of the bag ... love that!

this bag is HUGE...
zippers inside for lots of safe keeping my goodies
 and a removable key fob

Well it was worth the wait...and I am totally 
out of my mind with excitement!

Its a pattern by @sewsweetness...not yet released.
the Sloan Weekender Bag, I believe!

Thank you Kristi!
I absolutely love this bag!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stitches for Charity

I am sitting at the hospital waiting for my hubby to be released 
and thought I could share some pics I took last Sunday 
at the James Stitching Sisters 11th Annual Quilt Day.   

The JSS group makes quilts for cancer patients at the 
OSU James Cancer Hospital. 
Since 2005 almost 20,000 quilts have been made 
by volunteers and distributed. 

 Kits are put together all year long and 
over 400 are available at this event for participants to sew.  
And get a look at all the vendor and volunteer donations.  
NO ONE goes home empty handed. 
Door prizes for everyone 

Some of the samples quilts from the kits
 and doorprizes.

The front table hold grand prizes 
for those who entered finished kwilts 
for the Quilts of Comfort Challenge.  
Someone wins that sewing machine 

Every year the volunteers make a raffle quilt...
king size this year!

Definitely a room with a view..

Over 200 kwilters bring their sewing machine for a great day of sewing. 

My Nationwide Insurance peeps...

And a few tops they made

Speaking of Nationwide...their real estate group provides 
the James Stitching Sisters a facility (sewing center) 
to house all their fabric, machines and everything needed 
to keep this charity going. 
Proud to say I am a retiree of Nationwide Insurance. 
They are more this just an insurance premium !

If you get a chance to sew for any charity, I hope you will.  
The reward are never ending !

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Quilt shops come and go but The Fabric Shack is here to stay.   
Located in Waynesville, OH 

You can shop on line but if you walk into the store...
It's about as close to heaven as you can be
and still be on the right side of the grass!

I am a fool for Halloween and they have all the latest!
 Can't wait til C & S Spellbound arrives.

Lots of racks to select from

 Alexander Henry in toile

 COVE by Camelot Fabrics 
Incredible geometric designs!

How about some Art Gallery 
or Cotton and Steel?

Luv me some Lotta Jansdotter

Carolyn Friedlander  - DOEn't ya know! 

Did I mention their $5.99 / yard sale fabric!
Lizzy House,  Riley Blake among a few bolts

And don't miss the $5.99 Sale Rack 
 in the front of the store...
Lotta goodies here!

 I almost tripped over the Downton Abbey Collection

Don't forget to look UP...
these cute bags made with MODERN fabrics 

And on the walls...beautiful kwilts, like this one
It has a "Glow" from  Amy Butler line. 

This shack will always get me back!

What and where is your favorite
Brick and Mortar kwilt shop?

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stashin it

I have been destashing lately and  of course
had to buy some new fabric on a recent visit to 
The Fabric Shack!

It was raining on the sale cart
and it's not even April yet!

I abosultely love anything Zen Chic
and these charms were also n the sale cart!

Aneela Hoey is one of my fav designers for kids fabric...

Then I found some FQs of Downtown Abbey...
and had a half-yard coordinate piece cut.
Can you say zippy pouches?

I found another sale area in the front of the store
more Lotta Jansdotter to my ever growing collection.

Oh yes, there is a remnant table with fabrics at $3.49 / yard

You can't go wrong at the Fabric Shack.   I am working on a post for later that captures many MODERN designers...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


It's my day on the Charm Dash Blog Hop.  
Thanks, Ms. Midge for asking me to participate 


I am a charm pack "hoarder"
Baby Einstein earned a HAPPY place for the pattern.!

Everything cut and labeled...GO!

I made all the HST at once

Chain piecing and block building 
went pretty quickly!

White for the background
Larger print charms for the center of each block
Dots and hombre charms were in each block
AND the HST were all the same in each block

A design wall comes in handy when laying out blocks!

Pin basting...

 Bernina set for FMQ (luv the BSR- Bernina Stitch Regulator)

and the meandering began

 Yellow w/small dot for backing
My own quilt care labels for the corner

The yellow border corralled all those bright colors.  

Baby Einstein Charm Dash finished at 44" x 55"
A great size for baby or toddler!

Now for sale in my Etsy shop (click here)

Thanks for stopping by!
Please visit all the participants for this hop...  

Friday 13th March – Sarah Goer –  Things I Make
Monday 16th March – Linden Vine –  Vinelines Quilting
Wednesday 18th March – Crystal McGann – Raspberry Spool
Friday 20th March – Anita LaHay – Day Dreams Of Quilts
Monday 23rd March – Progress Report – Ms Midge
Wednesday 25th March – Tsoniki Crazy Bull –  Me Being Crafty
Friday 27th March – Tisha Nagel  –  Quilty Therapy
Monday 30th March – Progress Report – Ms Midge  
Wednesday 1st April – Kathy Gordon –  Kwilty Pleasures
Friday 3rd April – Angie Wilson –  Gnome Angel
Monday 6th April –  Roslyn Russell – Sew Delicious
Wednesday 8th April – Abby Rudakov – Things For Boys
Thursday 9th April – Final Post and Linky open  –

Hope you enjoyed my version of the Charm Dash!
on this...
April Fools' Day
Celebrated in many countries/
Always on the first day of April, 
People play practical jokes on others.
The victim of the hoaxes is the April Fool!