Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think Christmas... Day 2 of 7

Another day of projects and inspiration.

Tuesday, July 31 

for being our blog hop hostess.

for being our "cheerleader-in-residence."
Be sure to visit Madame Samm daily to view
the "Top Two Christmas Blocks / Projects of the Day."
to see all the blocks / projects created so far.


Happy Hopidays!

My day is Sunday, August 5th....
Karen

Monday, July 30, 2012

Think Christmas... Day 1 of 7


...blog hop starts today!


July 30th ~ Day 1











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Our Blog Hop Hostess is

will once again display the top two blocks of the day.
HERE is Madame Samm's Pinterest page
where ALL contributors blocks will be showcased.

Have fun hopping!

...Karen

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thimbleberries Sew Day....

OH!  Where do the days go???
Well, at least my days anyway!  ;-)

Sandie has all the details.


Back in a while!

...Karen

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

4 Patch Posey / BQ

Another class sample for Saturday's Workshop.
For this setting, I used the 
BQ pattern by Maple Island Quilts.
4 Patch Posey / BQ pattern





Back to my machine... 

Have a great Tuesday!
...Karen

Monday, July 16, 2012

4 Patch Posey / Attic Window - RWB blog hop

4-Patch Posey Attic Windows

This is a class sample for Saturday's workshop.
I am teaching the 4-Patch Posey block and
wanted to showcase its versatility.
It works well in this Attic Windows top.

I will post a few more examples of different settings this week.


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Today is the final day of the
Celebrate Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop.




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My Celebrate RWB post can be found HERE.



Have a great Monday...
Karen

Sunday, July 15, 2012

RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 15




July 15th


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Have a wonderful day.
...Karen

Saturday, July 14, 2012

RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 14

Off to my sewing machine where I am

putting an Attic Windows top together.

A class sample to showcase this versatile block.

Here is a peek...


Have a great weekend!
...Karen
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There are two days left in the
Celebrate Red, White and Blue Blog Hop.


July 14th



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Friday, July 13, 2012

RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 13 (and some early Christmas)



July 13th


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Yesterday's Sew Day was fraught with
mishaps (nothing serious) and my
inability to hold on to ANYTHING!

Dropping pins, fabric slipping while trying to quilt...
at least five "rip-its" happened here yesterday!  arrrgh!
                           

So... today is another day, and I am hopeful
that this one will be more successful than yesterday and
one that does not involve an
emergency "get-out-of-the-house" trip to Hobby Lobby!


Although that's not a bad thing!  :-D

Well, in my case it usually IS a bad thing!



Look at this delicious Christmas fabric!!!
You know I NEEDED it!

It is a perfect complement to 
my 4-Patch-Posey Bear Paw.
This is the technique and block I am teaching.

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Oh, I just realized that today is Friday the 13th.
I'm not a superstitious type, are you?



Catch up with you soon.
Happy Sewing!  
Karen




Thursday, July 12, 2012

RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 12


July 12th

Hope you are enjoying the hop!


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I'm sewing!!!
On the 21st of this month,
I am teaching a class and need to get samples
and an instruction booklet put together.
Catch up with you soon!

...Karen

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 11



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My Celebrate RWB post can be found HERE.

...Karen

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fusion Blanket Crochet Along...

...and here is my first block.


I chose not to use charm packs but rather
some yardage from my stash... just the two fabrics above.
The plaid is on the back.

Also... being the non-conformist I am,
I cut my original squares 6.5 inches.
The square measures  6 inches finished
before the crochet rounds.
This is just my practice block.


My Monday Night Sew Group figures we will
each have a cute mug rug... as in one each...
OR, we will finish a couple blocks and have
a personal place mat... one also.

My DD Kate has helped each of us with the crochet.
She re-wrote directions and re-drafted the pattern for me.
And we decided to use Thermore® Ultra-Thin Batting 
to give some body to the squares.

And we are not alone in our frustration of sorts...
Read HERE and HERE (scroll down post).


So... we don't feel quite so badly 
about having only completed one block.
Maybe those with more crochet experience will be more successful.
AND a little quicker than our group!

We are NOT giving up, though!  ... not yet, anyway.

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'til next time,
Karen





RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 10

... today's featured blogs.

July 10th

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I am donning my 
"laundry fairy wings" today
among other household chores.

Enjoy hopping today!
My post can be found HERE.

...Karen