Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! - Lindsey Stirling style

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

I hope you have a wonderful and fun time with your little ghosts and goblins this evening. David and I always enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes.

Here's a little video from Lindsey to start your Halloween off with a little dancing.

Hugs and see ya back here Monday for some really fun quilting show and tell!

Michelle, the Bunnies and Sabrina kitty too

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week 44 of the Fellowship of the Flowers and our October project

I had so much fun making our October project.

I wanted to make something to put on this little table stand. Table stand projects are perfect because you can change them out like you do with your garden flags. Plus, your projects lay flat and don't take up much storage space! :)

Friends in the Fellowship will be receiving their email instructions for this project today. There is still time to join us! Please click on the Fellowship of the Flowers tab above for all the information on how to join.  Membership signups are only available until December 17th.

Do you need a table stand? I have 12 of these 6" x 12" stands ON SALE in my SHOP. They are normally $25 and they are on sale for $20.

I also have this triple star stand. Each section is 4" x 9". It is also on sale. They are normally $20 and are on sale for $15. When they are gone they are gone. I will not be getting any more of these in.

This is the flower for week 44.

I used a thick green yarn for couching.

Here's how it looked before stitching.

Only 6 weeks to go!

Michelle, the Bunnies and Sabrina too

Monday, October 27, 2014

Looking forward to 2015

Hi ya! I know, I know, it's not even Halloween and I'm looking forward to 2015. Well, when you are a designer, you start planning for the new year in the summer! :)

I'm truly excited to share my "Blessings of the Month" with you starting in January of 2015!

First, I want to send out a HUGE thank you hug to Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt for designing this beautiful logo and button for me! She always amazes me with her many talents and all the energy she has. Hop over and visit her blog. There are tons of wonderful blog hops, tips and fun things to sign up for. Oh and there are PRIZES to win! Woo hoo! Plus, if you need some graphic design work, she would be happy to assist you.

So what are the "Blessings of the Month?" Well, I will be totally honest with you. I have been truly worn out with all the sadness, negativity and hatred in the world. I decided I wanted to do something to shine light, love and happiness on all of my friends.

I'm half Irish and half German and decided to combine Irish blessings with the look of German fraktur into my own Folk Art Fusion style. Starting January 1st and going through June1st, there will be a new blessing each month. However, there will be NO signups, and each blessing will be it's own project. So, you can pick and choose the blessing project you want or collect them all and spread some love and happiness to your family and friends. 

I will have wool and Valdani thread kits available for each, but again, you pick and choose the ones you want. No pressure, no UFO pile of unfinished BOM's and no worries. It's a time to create something beautiful with your own hands, simplify your life and spread a little love.

(one of my favorite pictures in my house)

So there you have it. Of course, I will have other designs coming throughout the new year as I love sharing my passion with you. The bunnies, Sabrina and I truly appreciate your friendship and support so we can continue on this adventure.

One last note. I wasn't able to attend Quilt Market in Houston this year, BUT I made the cover of the catalog! How cool is that!?!

Have a fun day and we'll see you back here on Wednesday for the Fellowship of the Flowers October project! ;)

Michelle, the bunnies and Sabrina too

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hoppy Friday - Naps on the Porch

Hi ya! Did you have a fun week? I sure did. I have been working on some new designs for 2015. I'm so excited to share them with you I could pop!!! I'll give you some details in a few weeks.

Today I wanted to share my back porch with you. I am truly blessed to be able to work from home. While it is rather lonely sometimes, the trade off is the freedom to work whenever and wherever I want.

At the end of summer, I got these new cushions on clearance. We're talking major clearance! Yipeee! I think they look pretty good. The tree has lights in it, which is so pretty at night.  I would like to paint the concrete next year or maybe put some slate tile down.

The tree is fake. This is the only real plant I haven't killed. David takes care of the yard. Thank goodness!!

Speaking of yards, this is the view of my back yard from the porch. I love to watch the sun on the water throughout the day. It's magical. Plus, I truly love to watch all the wildlife visiting the pond. It's so fun. It use to be all forest back there and then the neighborhood grew. I still really miss all the trees. They were beautiful.

I'm not really a "lunch" person per say. I like breakfast and dinner food best. So, instead of taking a lunch break, I take a power nap. I'll stitch for a while on the back porch, do paperwork, draw or answer emails. Then, I'll take about a 20 minute nap. I must say, it's one of my most favorite things to do.

So what about you? Do you take naps on your porch?

Hugs and hoppy Friday!
Michelle and the fuzzy ones

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 43 Fellowship of the Flowers

Week 43 is here already. Only 7 weeks to go! I can't wait to show you this month's project!

This week the daisy returns.

Here is what it looked like before I stitched it.

I also added the baby rick rack.

There have been a bunch of requests for baby rick rack so I have added some available in my SHOP. There are one yard cuts of ten colors.

So what have you been working on?

Michelle and the fuzzy ones