Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Giveaway(s) (updated 1/30)

LittleMissShabby is hosting a blog hop starting Feb. 1.  Lots of giveaways and tutorials.

Melissa at SewBitterSweetDesigns is having a Fat Quarter Shop giveaway.  Check it out.

Don't forget to enter Hawthorne Threads weekly giveaway-a Folk Heart fat quarter bundle

Annabella at Life'sRichPatterns is having a blogoversary giveaway.

Fabric Envy is sponsoring a giveaway for Heather and Megan at QuiltStory.

Linda is having a giveaway of a fabulous bag she made.

SewGalCal is having a nice giveaway sponsored by ButtonMad

Enter KoolBeenz  sponsored giveaway of The Quilted Castle's  $25 shoppe credit - 9 chances to win. 


Monday, January 23, 2012

DaffyCat's Totally Useless SAL

This year I joined in the fun at DaffyCat's Totally Useless SAL.   I have saved my ORTs for the last two years and didn't really know what to do with them.  Since I make small therapy pillows for my group, World of Charity Stitching, I stuffed one with two years worth of ORTS, with just a little bit of pillow fluff to help fill it out.

This is my stitching for January. Not too bad for less than one month.

Here is how I used my ORTs

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Resolved to Sew 2012

 Very Berry Handmade is hosting a giveaway titled Resolved to Sew 2012. 

I haven't really done a lot of sewing these past years, except for my group, World of Charity Stitching.  I used to sew all the time when I was younger, even made a couple of dresses, pants, shirts, pillows, curtains, etc. 

This past year my sweet husband replaced my old worn-out Singer with a brand new Jenome sewing machine and I really love it.  I have made several tote bags, walker bags, wheelchair bags, therapy pillows, and other items for the seniors and children of the charities our group helps.

I have downloaded several new patterns I want to try this year and I hope to be able to make some nice items for our group to donate to charity. 

Cross stitching is my favorite hobby, but sewing for my group is fun too. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Giveaways (updated Jan. 22)

Margaret is giving away a jelly roll.

Here's a fabulous giveaway you don't want to miss out on.

Cherise is giving away some beautiful charm packs to two lucky winners.

Check out Maureen's  sponsored giveaway.

Barbara, at Cat Patches, is having a fat quarter giveaway.

Linda, at Stray Stitches, is celebrating 700 followers by having a FQS sponsored giveaway.

Vicki at The Quilting Lodge is celebrating a birthday.

Enter FabricWorm's giveaway for a chance to win some beautiful fabric.

Check this one out:  VeryBerryHandmade.

Pansies for a Senior Lady

This cute little bouquet will be part of a beautiful quilt for one of the senior ladies at the nursing home.  I enjoyed stitching it and I love the colors. 

The chart is a current freebie at Cross Stitcher's Club. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EverythingCrossStitch Giveaway

World of Charity Stitching group is having another fabulous sponsored giveaway.   EverythingCrossStitch has donated this array of prizes to a lucky winner or winners.
Just go to the WOCS site to find out how to enter.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Therapy Pillow for the Senior Center

I did a little bit of sewing yesterday and finished this cute little therapy pillow for one of our charities at World of Charity Stitching.  The chart was a freebie I've had for a while. 

I enjoy making totes, pillows, bookmarks, and other items for the seniors at the nursing home.   They really appreciate the items we donate to them from our group.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors

My group, World of Charity Stitching, is making valentine cards for the seniors at Century Care Center.  There are 83 seniors living at the center at the present time.  Anyone can join in the stitching.  We are making small hearts to be made into cards.  The stitching has to be finished by January 25th so the card-makers can finish the cards and they can be delivered by February 14th, Valentine's Day.  Sometimes the seniors are forgotten during these holidays that most of us take for granted.

You can go to our FaceBook page and post if you wish to make any hearts for the cards.

Giveaways to Check Out (updated 1/15)

WeLoveQuilting is giving away a Quiltopoly game. 

Gene is giving away a wonderful book, Finish Almost Any Quilt.

Happy Birthday It's Sew Kiki!!   Kiera is celebrating with a huge giveaway.

PatchWorkDelights is giving away some very nice threads and Cath Kidson's book, Sew!

Check out Sew Can She  blog-they are having a Fabricworm sponsored giveaway with lots of chances to win.

Desertsky Quilts is giving away a pin cushion kit to a lucky reader.

Nancy at VictorianMottoSampler is having one of her wonderful hand-dyed floss giveaways:  15 beautiful (20 yard) skeins to a lucky winner (300 yards of floss).

Judi at Green Fairy Quilts is giving away a nice pair of scissors.

Enter Fabricworm's weekly giveaway.

Leona is having a fabulous giveaway.

Shelly is cleaning out her stash of Mill Hill charts.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Under the Sea Square for Thomas

I started this underwater scene before the holidays and finished it the first part of January.  It is for the wonderful group, Love Quilts,  for a boy named Thomas.  I found this nice chart on the Cross Stitcher's Club site, however, I didn't stitch the entire chart, as it was too big for this project.  So, I pasted and copied bits and pieces onto a grid and made a working copy to stitch from.

If you'd care to read a little bit about Thomas, that would be great.  And Love Quilts is always open to new members.  They do a wonderful job of organizing, stitching, and making the quilts for the children.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012



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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Two New Totes for WOCS

I finished these two totes for World of Charity Stitching on January 1, my first projects of the new year.  The beautiful butterfly and flowers square was stitched and donated by one of our UK members, Lis.  The girl and goose square was donated to our group last year by Pauline.  This is a very simple tote bag.   I used one of my Christmas presents to cut out the fabric:  a rotary cutter.  This made the cutting so much easier and I don't know why I've never had one before now.