Friday, November 21, 2014

Stars and more stars!!

Houston - we have star quilts!

In May, I blogged about NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg and the star quilt block she created while on the International Space Station.    (See a video of Nyberg--with her block--on board the ISS!

You were invited to create a star block of your own and send it in to be joined with hers to make a quilt.   I read that 2,200 people sent in blocks so they got a whole series of quilts which displayed at the Houston Quilt Festival in October.  You can see this amazing series of these quilts on Facebook.

This was the block I submitted using my precious TARDIS fabric.

And here it is in one of those quilts!  So, so cool!!

I think this is so cool!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Downton Abbey zip bag

Downton Abbey fans?

This comic was published back in February around the Superbowl.  Been saving it!


My mom requested a small zip bag for a friend.   Still have some of my fabric left.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 17, 2014

From the Farm - blocks 54-56

I've crossed the half way point!

With 111 blocks in total, the lowly maple leaf puts me over the half way point!

#54 - Kitchen Woodbox

#55 - Linoleum

#56 - Maple Leaf -  No, I am not Canadian but how could I not make this red!

I do my group photos after I hit each group of 20 - gives me some incentive.  So another group photo coming up soon.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 14, 2014

'Twas the Night

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas and time for another fun hop hosted by Mdmn Samm and Marlene.  We are giving and getting (!!!!) gifts that can be created in just a few hours.

When I heard Elizabeth was sending me something, first thing I did was check out her blog and saw she creates a lot using wool felt, something I've never done.  It was fun to anticipate the squishy envelope.

Aren't these beautiful?

The snowflake is my favorite.

Thanks Elizabeth!

Ornaments are great ideas for holiday gifts.

I am lucky enough to have 6 younger sisters and every year for as long as I can remember I will make them something for Christmas.

This year, they are getting a Pretty Trash Bag use in their car.

I created this for the Rush Hour hop and my pattern is available at Craftsy.

You can hang these from the dashboard in your car or put it on the floor.  They don't slide around.  You line them with a gallon size plastic bag (the kind with the twist tie) so your trash bag stays neat and clean.  And the best part?  No more Target or supermarket ugly bag hanging off the dashboard to attempt to collect the trash.

And the other best part? They take no more than an hour to make.  Kinda silly to love a trash bag but I just love mine.  

Finally, I was excited to get my blog buddy Kris as the person to send my gift too.  We met through our blogs.  She has been a great cheerleader for me and I love seeing what she creates.

Let's go off to visit Kris!!  If you like what I sent, I have a pattern for that one too - made a whole collection of them last year for my sisters.

Now off to enjoy more blogs and find some time to get back into my sewing room.   Have a great holiday!  The full schedule for this hop can be found here.

Please put on the holiday music and go visit all the lovely ladies I am sharing today with:

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Happy Stitching!