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Monday, January 25, 2016

#Mini Quilt Challenge

Here's my finished quilt for the 
Making It Fun Mini Quilt Challenge! 
Check out the challenge here:

I had so much fun making this mini
 quilt!  It was created using all
 Michael Miller fabric!!  
It was hard deciding on which
 fabric to use.  So cute and fun!

Here's the backing!

I did a mixture of waves and 
straight lines to quilt the top.

It does measure 19" x 19"!

I decided to quilt the fish in 
black thread.  This defined the
fish and made them pop!   

These are the fabrics I used!!
All Michael Miller Fabrics!

#mmfMini and #EQ25


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just Goofing Around With Numbers!

I came across my pad of 
graph paper while putting 
some books away.

 I decided to goof around 
drawing some numbers.
The best part was I actually 
figured out the cutting 
So far I've only sewn the
 numbers 2-0-1-6!

I have always had a desire to 
sew numbers but, thought of it as
difficult. It really was not 
hard at all.

Using up my scraps!

Once I sew a few more blocks
and get them down, I will
 share them with 
you so you can make 
your own.

I've also been reading other blogs. 
Reading all about their
 goals.  By doing this I've
 actually have added some
new goals to my list.

I've decided to do some
sew alongs so you'll see
them on my next blog. I'll
be grabbing their buttons
and posting the results soon!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage Blocks (13-18) Part 3


Getting my sewing on with once again Farm Girl Vintage blocks by Lori 
Holt!  Six more blocks!  

Egg Basket Block

Farm Fresh Flower Block

Farmhouse Block

Feed and Seed Block

this one was 

Fresh Pears Block

Furrows Block

Check out my 
other blocks 


 I am so excited to share that I won second and will
be receiving my Weekly Photo Calendar very soon 
in the mail!!  I can't wait!!

Thank you Yvonne for hosting this giveaway!!!

Check out her blog by clicking below!!

Psalms 143:5

I remember the days of old;
 I meditate on all that you have done; 
I ponder the work of your hands.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

When Things Go Wrong - Use Your Seam Ripper

Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to 2016!  
I know, I know, and I know that 
everyday is a new day, but for 
some reason when that number
 changes, introducing the 
New Year, it's a Big deal.  
There is something about it that 
makes us gear up to new resolutions,
 new goals, and new beginnings.

I need a lot of new beginnings 
and start overs.  So here I am 
to welcome 2016.  The last days
 of the year were used to remove 
all Christmas decorations and
 store them away!  It feels real
 good to have my living 
space cleaned for the New Year.

  Sure there is much more left to
 do, however, for now I can
sit in front of the fire place, 
and sip on some hot tea. 
 Snuggled up, it's a cold day!  
It really does feel like winter. 
 I love it! I even got to sleep in...
so wonderful!!!

My motto this year is going to be,
  When Things Go Wrong 
Use Your Seam Ripper!!!  

One of my most favorite tools, 
the seam ripper.   I couldn't
 image not having this tool 
in my sewing box! 
In fact, I believe I own 
eight of!

With this wonderful tool, 
the seam ripper, we can remove 
all those mistakes we've made.  
Carefully, inserting the blade
 underneath the thread to be cut, 
and removing the unwanted 
seam we just stitched, only
to be resewn. 

So why not treat life  
 the same way?  We
accomplish so much each day. 
There is nothing wrong with
allowing our seams to unravel,
to rip them out and be removed.
  Sometimes when we remove 
stitches from our fabric, we 
leave impressions of damage, even 
the fabric of our life may 
be weakened. We can always move
 forward and improve our mistakes 
or better yet, simply start over!

I know we can beat ourselves up
 for messing up. I've done a 
lot in 2015 and I want to 
encourage my readers not to 
take life so serious.  
Have fun with it!
When Things Go Wrong 
Use Your Seam Ripper!!! 

I hope you all have enjoyed this
 post and have been encouraged.
  First, of many to come!  

Let me
know what you think!  
Thank you for stopping by!  
Have a wonderful

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: 
The old has gone, the new is here!