Saturday, December 3, 2016

This the Season for Giving

The is the time of year for showing gratitude for the blessings in our life.

I am grateful for my children, all seven of them and their spouses.
I am grateful for the 23 grandkids they have given me.
I am grateful that my husband is my best friend.
I am grateful for the birth of Jesus Christ and the hope that brings to so many people.
I am grateful for the bounty of this earth that I get to enjoy.
I am grateful for my many friends.
I am grateful to be employed.
I am grateful for challenges and growth opportunities.
I am grateful for my mother and glad that she is being well taken care of.
I am grateful for my siblings who are taking care of our mother.

I have many more things I am grateful for but I am only going to list the 10. Take a few moments and think about what you have and show gratitude by giving of your time and talents. This is the time of  year to help others, to give back for all that we have, and to enjoy the season.
I hope that all of you have a happy and peaceful Christmas Season.

PS. I am going to giveaway a Christmas 1 yard bundle (of your choice) from Riley Blake. Just leave me a comment of what do you do to give back at this time of year. What service do you perform for others? If you haven't done a service think about something you could do with with 5 yards of Christmas fabric for someone else and let me know? I will choose a winner next weekend. Happy Saturday to you.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Island Batik Winter Wonderland!!!!

The holidays are here are you ready?

I have things I need to be doing to get ready for Christmas but I need to get through Thanksgiving first.

My latest Island Batik project is a table topper made out of reindeer fabric. It is so cute with reindeer all over and the colors are great for any Christmas project. I made up the pattern Starry Night from Riley Blake and I think it turned out rather pretty. It is a quick paper pieced project that you can make in an evening or two after work to relieve stress and make you feel better about your day. There is nothing better than finishing a project.

I have some cute Christmas precuts coming tomorrow from Riley Blake. You should check back and see if there is something that would make up one of your projects. My prices are rock bottom and I would love to see them go to a good home;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pumpkin Fest with Island Batik

 I found this pattern on Pinterest it is by Andy Knowlton at I made the top one and my daughter made the bottom one. I just love this pumpkin design and my spider web in the middle.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September is Half over.

It was a very simple pattern that I designed as I went. Take 27 five inch squares and sew them together into 3 nine patches and then cut them though the middle both ways (disappearing nine patch, there are tutorials on you tube). Arrange them into two rows with a black strip through the middle. Iron fusible onto enough 5 inch squares to cut out leaves. I used my GO cutter. Iron them onto the runner. Then I did the easy technique for putting the backing on where it ends up on the front for the outside border (self binding baby blanket, Missouri Star quilt co has a tutorial). I love this technique and use it for small projects when I don't want to have to fool with a binding. 

Batiks make for wonderful projects and I love accenting them with black because it makes them pop.

 Fall is a busy time if you are into canning and gardening beside all the other day to day to day stuff like work, school, kids, grand-kids and so on. But on the brighter side it will all wind down and there will be a small window of time that sewing can be done without feeling guilty and then.... the holidays hit and life gets hectic. I think maybe I need to start on my Christmas presents now. I have good intentions but  you know what they say the path to ...... is paved with good intentions. 

Happy Sabbath.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Seaside Blog Hop

 When I was in Alaska last spring I bought a pattern Alaska Arcadia, it was made up with batiks. Pattern designed by Kari Nichols of Mountainpeek Creations. I thought it would be perfect for Island Batik fabrics. I love how this turned out. So my creation is Seaside Arcadia. I will give this pattern to one lucky winner just leave a comment on why you like Batiks.
It is a great pattern for a focus fabric, 8 1/2 inch squares surrounded by 2 1/2 in squares with strips of black in between.
I have memories of the going to the beach and Coney Island
when I was a child and  we lived in New Jersey. My favorite treat was a coney island dog. A hot dog on a bun with chili and cheese on top. I still love eating them even now. If you have never had one you should try it.

Don't forget to check out Moose Stash today, she also had the same fabric. Island Batik has a giveaway for this blog hop that you should check out also.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Seaside Summer Blog Hop with Island Batik Fabrics

I have had Grandkids at my house for a week but I did manage to get my blog hop project done. My daughter and son (yes I said son, he supervised so that there weren't any blocks the same.) helped with some of the sewing.Come back on the 29th to see my awesome project.
We also have some special things for you. 
We'll have something to giveaway. 
You'll see a seaside recipe on each Ambassador's post. And from some posts, you will find a Rafflecopter Giveaway entry.


Monday Aug 15 – Rain Forest
Kissed Quilts
Tuesday Aug 16 – Red Tide
Free Motion by the River
Mary Mack Made Mine
Wednesday Aug 17 – Sand Dune
Purrfect Spots
KnitBug 2
Friday Aug 19 – Surf Squirt
Quilting Affection
Archipelago Quilting
Monday Aug 22 – Tradewinds
Arkangel Creations
Bejeweled Quilts
Tuesday Aug 23 – Equinox
Kauffman Designs
Adele Mogavero
Wednesday Aug 24 – Sea Canyon
Lemon Tree Snippets
Bea Quilter
Thursday Aug 25 – Sea Foam
Stone Cottage Quilts
Sew Supportive
Friday Aug 26 – Spoolin’ Around
Sallys Quilting Corner
Monday Aug 29 – Tide Pools
Inchworm Fabrics
Tuesday Aug 30 – Wind and Sea
For Quilts Sake
Patchwork Breeze
Thursday Sep 1 – Splash
Kissed Quilts
The Patchwork Pearl

Friday Sept 2 – Landscapes
For Quilts Sake



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Winner of Island Batik Christmas in July Giveaway

I have a surprise box that will  have of course Island Batiks and other goodies so Gene email me and let me know your address and I will send your prize right out. Thanks so much for everyone that entered. If you would like a bargain on Island Batik 10" stackers check out my InchwormFabric store.

Fire Island Batik Stack Pack-Island Batik stack pack fire island batik layer cakeFlorida Oranges Stack Pack-Island Batik florida oranges stack pack layer cake Crystal Cove Stack Pack-Island Batik Stack Pack Crystal cove layer cakeFrench Roasted Batik Stack Pack-Island Batik french roasted batik stack pack layer cakeCarbbean Splash Stack Pack-island batik stack pack caribbean splach batik stack pack layer cakeTinsel Batik Stack Pack-Island Batik stack pack tinsel layer cake
I try to buy fabric at discounted prices so that I can pass the savings on to you. It is all top quality quilting fabric from top name manufacturers. I am a small store and depend on your patronage to buy new stock.  Thank you for supporting my store.