Sunday, September 1, 2013

Annual Halloween Block Swap 2013

Hello ladies I know I have been very quiet on the little ole Blog. My IPad is the only electronic working right now. I am hoping I can purchase a new computer soon! I also miss my little blog. You can find me on Face Book.... Just click the link on my side bar :0) Now that that little bit is over :0)

I posted the Annual Halloween Block Swap up on Face Book .... I haven't received much of a response from my regulars that join in on the Holiday Block swaps.
The sign ups end today on Face Book ...But I will extend the sign ups one more week for my regulars on my blog...
Blocks will be as follows (12) 12 1/2" X 12 1/2". Any Halloween theme using 100% cotton and any embellishments that you want to tuck in Example.. Buttons, lace, charms
Blocks are due at AuntPittyPats house no later than the 2nd Sat in October for resort and return mailing.
Please send a self addressed and stamped envelope along with your blocks to APP's house. NO BAR CODEs. You will have to pay postage again if you send bar code stamp for postage...

**** Please send Email to my and let me know you want to join...
I have 5 slots filled from my Face Book APP show and tell page. First come first join :0)
If you are an out of USA and want to join.. You can pay your return postage via my Donate button on the side bar.

Please help spread the word.. Invite your friends:0)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Trouble with Blogger

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I am so sorry I have been away so long... I was having trouble getting into my account since they changed the layout on Blogger.. I hope I have that fixed now and can start posting again.. I have missed my little blog.
Hopefully something fun to post soon.
I did volunteer my time last weekend for Final Call Quilts... I just love the idea and the people that started this awesome non-profit group. I will be going back and helping with my sewing skills!!
If you would like to donate or know more about Final Call Quilts.
 The invisible link is not working.. so here it is :O)
Wishing all of my readers a..

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tote Handles

Carol asked how I make my Easy Peasy tote handles....
It's hard to explain without a photo.... I hope my Photo example helps.
First I decide what color I want my Main fabric. I cut this strip to 2 1/2" wide and desired length. (I cut these strips from centerfold to selvage on the material. I use my ruler and rotary cutter). Fold this strip in half and press wrong sides together with edges even to one side, and the ironed crease on the other side. Open the Main strip and fold and press the raw edges to the center as indicated in the photo.
This is the same way you would make a bias strip.
Cut a piece of batting 1" in width and the desired length. This batting strip is placed inside and down the center of the main fabric fold. Press all of this flat. Cut a 1 1/2" wide accent strip with desired length.
This accent strip is also made like a bias strip.

To construct.. Place the main fabric and batting with raw edges up. Next Pin the raw edges of the small bias to the cover the raw edges of the main fabric opening. As shown in the photo. Stitch down either side of the small bias to secure it and cover any openings.

I have found I love adding the accent trim to the handle.. but you can make them the old fashion way.
4 inch strips.. fold in half then fold in half and stitch down either side of strip to secure. If I do a handle this way I also add a bit of iron on interfacing to make them a bit stronger and not so wimpy.

I hope your not to confused with my instructions. Once you make one.. you will understand my concept.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Up-Cycle time again

Hello my sweet readers.. I want to first thank everyone for all their kind words and notes letting me know that I have been kidnapped and held in Scotland... I hope the problem is corrected now, and you won't receive any more emails... I am so sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced from that email....

As most of my readers know that Winter is not my friend.. nor is it a good time of the year for me..what with the usual aches and pains.. I still have pain from the surgery. The pain from the surgery is getting better... slowly but surely :O) The little ole nerves are just slow to wake up!

I have been trying for the life of me to get my MoJo back on... but so far this is it....

I did have a few days where I felt up to sewing so I decided to take a Hospital Scrub that I had and made myself a new tote bag. I am always taking things to Big Daddy O's and Momma Bears. I thought it was about time I had a new Book bag for it.

The tote is fully lined with tons of pockets on the inside.. the band across the bottom is separated by three pockets. I even used the original pocket on the back of the tote. I wanted accent colors bright to match the whimsical cute little Children on the fabric. The tote handles are made with my famous easy peasy construction.... Ms Nadine loves how I make my handles ;O) She has used this method several times on her own recent projects.... I hope you enjoy this fun Up-cycled project :O)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Am I in the TOILET?

What the heck is wrong????
 I have had two weekends where I could be sewing. I am just setting and watching TV.
I wonder what is wrong with me....
First maybe..... I am at a cross road... I don't know what I want to sew first. There are so many fun and interesting projects out there to sew.
What to do first....Is it to finish all the UFO's setting around? Or do I just wanna start a new project.
Second do I want to try and design something new?
Third am I just tired of sewing and need a break from it for a while? 
My Mo Jo left me about six months ago and I don't think it has returned yet!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A little Shout Out

My daughter is a stay at home mother of 4. She has recently opened a little Etsy shop. Please run by and take a look see at the wonderful products she has to offer.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Taking a Break

Hello my sweet blogging friends.... It's already the New Year and it seems like life still hasn't slowed down one little bit for me. I need to catch up on some honey do projects now that I am feeling better. I just fixed my sink that was broken since Ms Nadine C was here in Aug. I have several more house hold projects that need to get done. Can't be doing those if I am on the silly computer or sewing all the time.
I have given this a great deal of thought.. BUT........
I am sorry to inform all my sweet blogging and swapping friends......
I have decided to take a break for a while from Hosting swaps. The last few swaps I have posted, there hasn't been much interest. Don't get me wrong..I love swaps.. but it seems like swaps are becoming a thing of the past over this last year. Several swap mommies have stopped hosting swaps, due to lack of participation.
I will see what the year ahead brings.. I have not ruled out swaps entirely.
Having said that thank you everyone that has joined in on my swaps in the past. I have really enjoyed meeting you and seeing all of your wonderful projects!!
I am still always up to one on one swaps.. send me a post and give me a suggestion.
Happy Stitchin and No Rippin :O)