Friday, April 27, 2012

Just thinking

I am ready to leave for the retreat, except for cleaning out the car and then packing.

I have been wondering about Giveaways.

I only enter if I LOVE the fabric or pattern or prize. I don't think it makes sense to enter just to do it and hope something comes my way.

What are your thoughts?

Do you enter giveaways?
Do you enter a giveaway even if you aren't in love with the prize?
How often do you enter?

Hugs - Sharon B

PS I won't be posting next week - I will be QUILTING ;~O

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Giveaway at Fave Quilts

There is a great giveaway at Fave Quilts. You can win a “Slice Fabrique

This looks like the cutes little slicer.

Run over there and enter now

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bird and Grandson

This is a picture of the little Spool Bird my grandson and I made for his Mommy!

He helped too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tilda Table Runner

SEW, the other day I promised a post about a quilt for the GS - well the pictures didn't turn out like I planned SEW . . . Here is the "Tilda" Table Runner I am making for the Daughter! I got the pattern for "Irish Quilting" a mag that my LQS had a couple of months ago.

This whole thing created challenges, because the seems didn't match up right. I have two extra blocks I am making into hot pads for the table. Both because of seams, but also one I did not like the fabric. Also, the Kona cotton I used shows the dress fabric under it - not to self - UNDERLINE the next time.

Even with the Challenges - I think she will love it! Here we go! Isn't it just the cutest?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fabric for Story Quilt Retreat

I am so excited to be going to a  story quilt retreat the last week of this month. I have collected all of my fabrics - can you tell I love Pink?

Opps - didn't take pictures of my PINK :(

I haven't decided on my background yet - I have several different choices, but will wait until class.

My "story" is going to be about my Granma (aunt) and my Mom who taught me how to sew. I have been kind of working ahead so I can get going on the story, and mot spend time drawing . I have my "people" traced and also a sewing machine. This is my first "cartoon" of what I want to do - although I think I may have too much in the picture, but we will see :)

Hope you have a great and sun shiny day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two in one day!

I just found out that there is still an opportunity to sign up for the Halloween See Saw Swap over at Quilts from My Crayon Box. You will make a center block with Halloween Fabric  and send it to your partner - then they add a 2 1/2"  border and send it back to you. You keep adding until it is about 30" wide. Doesn't this sound like lots of fun?

You can sign up through the end of today!

Gathered Bag

I made this bag a couple of months ago from the Gathered Bag tutorial by Carissa at BumbleBeeBliss. It was quite easy to put together as the tutorial is really great! I used the Robert Kaufman Dress-Up line in Ebony, and a great Baltik from my LQS

I tried out two different sets of buttons. Which would you have picked?

The only thing I didn't do was add a magnetic clasp - I will the next time.

Until next time - when I will show the quilt I am working on for my GS!

Hugs Sharon B

Monday, April 16, 2012

I Am Back!

It's been awhile hasn't it? I finally got a new card for the camera and it will now talk to my computer. So I am adding photos of the "bugs" I did for a swap with the Mary Weidman Yahoo Swap Group. We made 12 and sent them in and will get 12 back!

This is the second swap I have done and they are so much fun.

What do you think of the dragonflys - did you know what they were?

I am working on being a better (more frequent blogger), so stay tuned for more postings!

Hugs to all