Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Been A While & Doll Quilt Swap 6

Wow! It has been a while since I have posted. No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth! I am still here. Thought I would show you the doll quilt I sent for DQS 6. It was sent and received a few weeks ago. I will show you the one I received soon. I really, really, really like it! :0)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quilt In A Bag Swap Sent & Received

Here is the quilt I made for the Quilt In A Bag Swap 2. My Swap partner Sarah sent me a 5" charm pack that I had to use to create a quilt and add any fabric needed to complete the quilt. The fabrics she sent me inspired me to make a quilt of a tree. I right away though of one of my favorite poems...


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Below is the quilt that I received from Sarah for the Quilt In A Bag Swap 2. Thank you so much Sarah, it is wonderful! This was a fun swap. I have joined Quilt In A Bag Swap 3, so keep checking back to see what I make for that swap. For this swap we had to send a FQ to our swap partner that is to be use as the centers for a log cabin quilt. I have the design all drawn out and some of the fabrics picked out. All I have to do now is get cutting. :0) It won't be your typical log cabin quilt. ;0) Now I have you wondering don't I? LOL!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Triptych Quilt

"Three little owls sitting in a tree..."

This is the triptych quilt I made for a mini quilt swap. This is my original design. The quilts went to Amy at Eye Luv Quilt. I was making an extra set for myself while I was making this one then put it aside to finish Amy's. All I have to do to mine is quilt it then I will post a picture. :0) Amy has not gotten it yet so I hope she does not see this post. She should be getting it any day now.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Park City Girl Is Having A Giveaway

Park City Girl is having a giveaway for her 1 year blogiversary! Isn't this a beautiful bag? Stop by her blog to enter.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just A Little, Puppy, Swapping, Crafty & Quilting Chatter

O.K. I know it's been a while since I have posted. Sorry :-( I have a little catching up to do on some things I was wanting to post about a whiiiiiiiiiiiiiile back.

First: A little puppy, that's not so little anymore. We adopted a black lab cross puppy on January 17th. He was born November 11, 2008. He was one of 6 puppies born under a trailer. The mother and the puppies were rescued by a local animal shelter that fosters animals out until they are adopted. He is a wonderful puppy and smart. At 2 months when we got him he was already almost to heavy for my children to pick up. Now, you can forget it. LOL! I would say at 4 months old he has doubled in size. The picture shown was taken the day we got him, I need to take some new pictures.

Second: I want to show you a wonderful little felt Matryoshka doll that I got from Suzie. She did such a nice job. Unfortunately I did not think to take any pictures of the ones I sent my swap partner. Oh well!

Third: A dollhouse Valentine quilt wall hanging that holds mini Valentine cards. The wall hanging is about 2" x 3" and is the smallest quilt I have ever made. I made it for Susan who made the little puppets for Club Little House that I posted about in January. I also sent a little Valentine picture to hang on the wall. Susan sent me a very cute little pink beaded heart wreath and tiny bear made with pink pipe cleaners. How creative is she! Sorry no picture yet, I can't seem to get a good one. When I do I will add it to this post. We are in the middle of doing an Easter doll house swap right now. I will show you pictures of those when I get them. :-)

Fourth: I am participating in two quilt swaps right now, Doll Quilt Swap 6 and Quilt In A Bag on Flickr. I will be showing you some sneak peaks of the doll quilt I will be making. I have not started it yet because I am trying to finish the one for the Quilt In A Bag Swap. I am really enjoying the Quilt In A Bag Swap. My swap partner sent me a set of 5" charms and I sent her a set of 5" charms. I am supposed to use all the charms in the quilt and provide any other fabrics needed to complete the quilt then send back a finished quilt that is no bigger than 24". This is my first time doing a swap like this and I am really enjoying it. It is meant to challenge you by working with fabrics that someone else as sent you. I will post some sneak peaks of it soon so check back.

Fifth but certainly not least. Look at the great quilts that Amy made for me for a triptych swap. I am still shocked! She did such a wonderful job. I will show you the quilts I sent her this weekend. I don't want to post them before she gets them or it may not be a surprise. She also included a bag (that she made) with sweets and a great little quilting gadget. :-)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mini Quilt

Here is the mini quilt I had been working on before Christmas that I told you about. It went to Marja who lives the Netherlands. The theme for this quilt was "my favorite things". Instead of picking just one of Marja's favorite things I decided to include all her favorite things. They include: Yellow, dogs, chocolate (chocolate dog), bling bling, the beach and fruit. It reached her safe and sound and she really liked it. :-)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And The Winner Is...


She won the tooth fairy pillow pictured above.

I had so much fun participating in One World One Heart again this year and have met some wonderful people along the way. I also won some great prizes too. :-) I will show you what I won when I get them all. :-)

Thank you everyone for your nice comments and please come again soon!

Monday, January 19, 2009

One World - One Heart 2009


This Giveaway is now closed

Welcome to the ONE World-ONE Heart 2009 annual give away event hosted by Lisa "Oceandreamer" Swifka from A Whimsical Bohemian . I am so excited to be apart of this again. The idea behind this is to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. Click on the picture above to find more blogs participating in OWOH.

What I am giving away!
One beautiful tooth fairy pillow. Keep your child's tooth safe while it awaits the tooth fairy's visit. Don't have any children loosing teeth then it can be used to put a keepsake in or used as a decor pillow that hangs from a door knob or bed post.

How to win
To enter my giveaway leave a comment on this post and tell me where you are from. I Love to see where everyone that comes to my blog is from. Having a blog is not a requirement to enter my draw, anyone is welcome. If you do not have a blog please don't forget to give me your e-mail addy or check back on February 12th to see if you have won. The drawing will be held on February 12th. Good luck!
You can visit my etsy store here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

At Last! Club Little House!

The long awaited box of 12 little's arrived and was waiting for me when I came home from my vacation. I was so excited! My girls where just as excited as I was. We sat around the dining room table and took turns opening a little package. The following is what we saw.

When we opened the box this beautifully done letter was sitting on top. Included was a list of the 2008 Club little house members and contact info. My e-mail address was wrong though. I moved during this and now have a new e-mail address. Oh well! :-)

Everyone did such a nice job wrapping their creations. They looked so nice I did not want to open them. Well, I should say I did want to open them I just did not want to ruin the packaging. LOL!

This is a lovely dollhouse quilt made by Stef. It is perfect, she did such a wonderful job sewing up the tiny squares. It is made of 100% cotton fabric in reproduction prints from the 1800's.

This little boat shelf was made by Jo. Included with the shelf is a little star fish, a glass bottle with boat and a stack of sailing magazines. She did such a nice job putting this all together. Go here to see how she put the boat shelf together.

These little Christmas gifts were made by Jill. They are so cute! In the big box was a pennant banner and in the other box are little Christmas crackers and a little tissue paper crown. Talk about attention to detail!

This dress form was made by Karen. I thought this was very clever. She used a dresser knob for the base. The back is just as nice as the front. I really like this!

This miniature feast was made by Sharolyn. Now I have food for my doll house! LOL! Also included is a little sign that says "My Garden".

This little garden set was made by Amy at Inspire Co. and the Host of Club Little House. This is just adorable!

These cute little glitter houses were made by Kim. The little box she made to put them in is just as cute. They are wonderful winter decor for the doll house. Read about her journey making them here.

This little picnic set was made by Tracy. A story was included about this set. "One beautiful spring day, a young suitor surprises his sweetheart with a bouquet of flowers. He takes her to the park for a romantic picnic. What's in the Tiffany's box? I suspect a proposal may be on his mind. Will she say yes?". I think she will. :-) Read about her journey making these here.

This is just adorable! This was made by Hope. The muslin bundle of wrapped antique picture frames was discovered in the dark dusty corners of an attic. There is a story behind these pictures that was written in the letter that was found with the muslin wrapped pictures. It reads as follows:

To whom it may concern,

These two pieces of art are very old and fragile, already antiques in my time. They have been packaged away for safe keeping. If you are reading this, then you have found some of my most cherished treasures.

The silhouette is my great grandmother Rose on the eve of her wedding. She was a lovely woman so full of life and love and this portrait hung in her house all her life. The gold gilded framed oil painting is my grandmother Millie (Rose's only daughter", painted on the shores of New England by her cousin Sophie in the summer of 1889.

Please take good care of these pieces, they would love to have a spot on the walls of your house.

Sincerely, Rosabel Gibbons 1926

My children just loved this as I. Just as soon as it was opened my oldest daughter was acting out a play with the little puppet king, maiden and dragon/alligator. That is her hand holding the princess. This was made by Susan.

This little snow man was made by Lorraine. A perfect winter addition for a little doll house. What little doll doesn't like to make a snowman. :-)

And last but certainly not least is a little table, 3 table cloths and a little journal and pencil. I just love this. As my doll house is new I did not have a table so this was perfect. Now all I need to do is find a couple of little chairs. These were made by Lynne.

I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts. Everyone did such a nice job. I couldn't have been more pleased! Now I just need the house! LOL!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I am Back!

I am back from holidays! We had a wonderful time in Florida over Christmas and New Years. I was hoping to have some pictures to show you but my battery exhausted in the middle of trying to load them on my computer. I will post some pictures of my trip another day and tell you about my adventures. In the mean time thought I would show you what it looks like around my place. A far cry from nice sunny Florida. This is the view from my living room window. Isn't it great! It's one of the features that sold us on the house. LOL! We got about a foot and half of snow yesterday. This picture was taken before the big dump. I think going to Florida spoiled me. I long for warm weather right now. I am sure I will like the snow again but for today give me sunshine! :-)