Wednesday, May 27, 2015


My latest obsession, 
other than kwilting with the Ghastlies, 
 is knitting with the Ghastlies.

I found a free project bag by Very Shannon
 click here
I immediately knew it had to be Ghastlies

As you know the Ghaastlie Girls love to knit!
I made 2 - Outside pockets featuring them
in all their knitting glory

 Sebastian Ghastlie for 2 inside pockets
You know cats like to play with the yarn
so he will be right at home in there!

Pulled fabrics for the body of the project bag and the lining

I used what I had on hand for the stabilizer.
 947 fleece for the body  
but added a bit heavier deco bond on the body sides
behind the pockets (not in the handle)
for some added stability.

Isn't this just adorable!

Can't have enough pockets.  I divided them to hold 
 needle size ruler/gauge, knitting markers, finishing needles 

add some beautiful yarn...and voila...
(and you thought this was all black and white)

Now, I am off to try and improve my knitting skills!!!
They will probably be just

AND I can add another project to 

Who out there knits and can you recommend an 
shawl or scarf pattern?

Saturday, May 16, 2015


The bad news..I'm really late in posting this post...
My "winter vacation" Southern Stash Building

Here are two LQS that had MODERN fabrics.
(as well as traditional styles)

Venice, FL
Deborah's Quilt Basket  
Looks pretty traditional...
Located in Downtown Venice...
which is so very charming!

Lotta Jansdotter...YES!

Lotsa LOTTA!  
For me...the best find in the shop!

And "DOE" by Carolyn Friedlander

Sarasota, FL
A Quilter's Stash
Really nice shop, with lots of yumminess!

Including some Modern...
More Lotta Jansdotter for me
 FQs that I though work well together

And upon my return home
An Instagram Destaxh was waiting. 

 Well, better late than never.
If you missed my post about 
in Florida...check it out here.

Tell me about your favorites LQS you have found
while traveling! 

Monday, May 11, 2015


Another successful Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

This is my giveaway
4 FQs and 1/2 Yard of fabric

And the winner is....
Patty D from North Carolina
 I have received her mailing info and the 
goodies going out today!

Still getting many "no-reply blogger" comments!

Of the almost 200 comments I received
about 50 were no-reply blogger comments!
Want to check and perhaps fix this issue?
Try this link to Sew at Home Mummy's blog!
Erin has a step by step tutorial to show you how!

Many thanks to SewMamaSew 
for yet another great giveaway day!

HEY...who likes my new blog header?
or did you even notice?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


This giveaway is now closed 
Winner is being contacted 

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my blog!  
The tabs across the top include info to let you know what I'm about.  There are some fun tutorials too!
But for is a birds eye view!

I am a Ghastlie Family / Fabric Fanatic!

My Orange Ghastlies quilt top
These are 24" squares -Nested Churn Dash Blocks
Building 9 blocks before its done.

I have started a Ghastlies version of 
the Moda Make Modern Blocks 

And of course I have other fabric for
Mug Rugs



 IG swaps -
like this Charlie Harper bag made for my partner!

and last Christmas there was my Cookie Diva Recipe series
"Sweet Sensations"
(recipes are on the tab above)

Sometimes I talk about kwilt retreats and what I get done!

 my vacations at the beach...

and what I get done (yep I take my sewing machine)

But today I'm talking about my giveaway!

Fabric Bundle
4 FQ and 1/2 yard 

You don't have to be a follower but 
I'd sure luv to have you stalking me.  
All entries are welcome and I will draw on the last day of the hop!
Leave me a comment and tell me....
the most exotic place you have ever visited...
(mine is Egypt)

Now get back to the hop...right here
(the link up is not up this morning...will link later today)

Sunday, May 3, 2015


I believe that no swapper should be left behind. 
   After all they made their swap project andsent it off!
 empty hands, empty heart!

This happened to my IG friend, Stephanie 
and in a matter of a few hours 
I whipped up this fun project bag for her. 

I stalked her on IG to find out about her interests.
 She loves purple.  
I dug deep in my stash and found some 
City Scenes fabric baby Jane Dixon.   

Stephanie is a knitter and this bag 
is a perfect size for a knitting project! 

The skyscrapers and buildings on the gray fabric 
is the city scene.

The pocket fabric has people 
with umbrellas walking the city streets 

Inside has plenty of room...
I threw in a couple FQs and some Aurifil thread...
Purple is her fav color

Next day it was in the mail and Stephanie loved it!  
I was not a official "Swap Angel" 
(someone who signs up at the beginning of a swap
 and volunteers to make an extra project if needed)  

  I used this pattern by Very Shannon!

BTW Sew Mama Sew Day is just around the corner 
May 6th
Stop back by and see what I will be giving away!
Tell you friends to jump on board cause lots of wonderful
items by lots of great bloggers are up for grabs!