Monday, December 30, 2013


My friend, Patti at A Yankee in Queen Liz's Court
has joined me in reaching some goals for 2014.
We are "busting our stash" for new projects
and "not buying fabric" until our birthdays.

Patti's is April 30th and mine is May 1st.
That makes our Zodiac sign Taurus the Bull.

I did a little research about our  zodiac "traits" 

and this is NO BULL

Those born under this sign are happy to stick with their projects 
until they have reached a successful conclusion.
(our birthdays)

 We want to get things done, and it's that steady, 
dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. 
(aka bull headed)

The good news for Bulls is that once they 
get to the finish line (our birthdays)
they'll swaddle themselves in 
material goods (fabric). 

A self-indulgent beast? 
Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously 
as these folks do (using up stash) 
you'd need some goodies (new fabric), too. 

and a sneak peak at my first two 
Stash Bustin' Projects for 2014

Ghastlies Kwilt Project


A couple other followers have mentioned they 
might give this a go as well and join in the fun....
 Thanks for the support ...
Kaelyn, Daryl, Margaret, Jan and of course, Patti
from across the pond! 

Friday, December 27, 2013


Winter's Lane (Moda) ran thru my kitchen this holiday season.
In the form of a table topper and table runner.
I had a charm pack of Winter's Lane
but pulled out the blues for my kitchen colors.

Straight line kwilting boxing each block

Close up - varying widths between the straight lines. 

Creamy White Backing
really shows off the kwilting

 Table runner has simple straight line kwilting.
Binding for both is brown

Close up of kwilting - Bernina walking foot does the trick.

Creamy white backing again.

Sized to fit my kitchen island

The red birds and trees on the fabric 
is perfect with my red bird winter theme
in the kitchen

But because it is "wintry"
Winter's Lane will be open til spring.

Do you have a winter theme in your house?

Linking up to the Friday Linky Parties.
Just click the Friday Linky buttons on my side bar...
to see more great projects from other bloggers.  

Sunday, December 22, 2013


I have stash...stash you haven't seen. 
I also made a promise to myself, 
NOT to buy any new fabric til my birthday, May 1st, 2014.

Patti @ "A Yankee in Queen Liz's Court"
is my blog buddie from across the pond.   
She has jumped on the wagon with me!

"I'm so joining you in this one and my birthday is April 30!!! 
So we can do this together. Yes we can! "  Patti

And sew it begins...

A couple years ago The Fabric Shack had their
annual tent sale and I bought all these lucious 

FQs for $1.00 each (yup...the tent sale is incredible)

Lemon Tree line from 
Maria Kalinowski Canvas for Bernatex,

And I also found this black and white stripe 
hiding in my stash that will be the binding. 

Will use the Turning 20 pattern
and takes only 3 or 4 hours to do the top
 Great stash busting pattern as it uses 20 FQs.

Beginning in January, I have a project kitted for each month
FROM MY STASH!...Want to see?
just click here !  

Patti and I will have one helava birthday party 
whenthis promise has been met. 
Anyone want to party with us?  

Linking up to Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth

Friday, December 20, 2013


 I am up to my eyeballs in stash! ! !

So beginning January 1st
I am going to try and NOT buy any fabric til
my birthday, May 1st.

 I will become a stitchin' bitchin' maniac.
My arms will ache as I try to keep my car
from turning into LQS parking lots.
Beads of perspiration will trickle down my face
at my guild show and tells.
Heart palpitations will happen when I see on-line
fabric store emails in my inbox!

  Sew here's where it begins...January 1st 
I have pulled fabrics from my stash to make 
at least one project each month.  

JANUARY -  Green Ghastlies - Customer Kwilt
FEBRUARY - Sister Ruth's Kwilt
MARCH - Hocus Pocus - Customer Kwilt

APRIL - Baby Kwilt 

MAY - 4 Baby Kwilts - Kwilting Retreat

JUNE -  Halloween Kwilt
I have the blocks (in my stash) from a guild challenge.
Can you say WILD AND WONKY?  
JULY - Halloween Kwilt 
AUGUST - Jelly Roll Kwilt

SEPTEMBER - Jelly Roll Kwilt 
OCTOBER - Christmas Baby Kwilt

NOVEMBER - Christmas Baby Kwilt
DECEMBER - Scrapfest (journal covers, pouches, mug rugs)


I'll keep you posted.  
This is what's up my stash!
What's up yours?