Friday, June 27, 2014

The Winner is.....


Well this one is a easy one! Barb you are the winner!! hooray!  
Thank you!
for joining in and winning the little wall hanging!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Free Giveaway! Tiny Summer Time Celebration wall hanging

Oh Summer Time...
Oh Summer Time...
You can win this tiny wall hanging for those fun summer days that lay ahead! 
The rules are simple, just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about summer!
On June 27th I will put all the comments in a small green basket and draw the winner!  Be sure to check out the blog and see who the winner is....
The winner will need to contact by email at stockerpam@gmail.com and the winner will need to send me their mailing address so that I can send send the tiny wall hanging priority mail.
If I do not hear from the winner by July 6th I will pick a new winner and re post!
So come have a little summer fun with me and give me your best comment about summer!
Oh Summer Time......

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Froggy Time, for some Croaking Ideas Meet Curd and Bletch cloth doll animals


Hey to everyone!
Well I am back at the sewing machine and I thought it was about time to make some froggy's.  This is Curd and Bletch and they are 10 inch small frogs from cotton quilting fabrics.
The pattern is a free pattern from Judi's Dolls  http://judisdolls.com/index.html
I have make the frogs a bit different from the instructions, I am using the quilting fabrics, black beads, ribbon and buttons to make frogs.
I love frogs! and where I am located I get to hear the tree frogs sing from Feb-June and I have not done any frogs up so here is my first attempt for croaking up some ideas for frogs!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Nothing but Tooth Problems

Boy is this picture correct!
It's been a tough week!
Friday was my oral operation to have a tooth that was ugly, rotten, nasty, mean, evil and now is finally gone but its looks as though the top tooth is decided to cause problems.....
and you should see my husband!.....
yikes! today was an emergency call to the dentist for his teeth he is having tooth problems seems like the teeth in both our mouths decided to have a revolution at the same time!
Hubby is so bad that I had to race out and find clove oil and put it on a cotton ball to help the blood curdling pain.....
Holly cow! clove oil does not taste delightful, hubby put that in his mouth turned white as ghost and fell to the couch to lay down and .....stink..... blah!....blah!

I and hubby have 2 mouths full of cavities! how on earth did this happen?  You also notice when you get older you don't tolerate pain as well as when say you were 12 to 18 years of age! those days are long gone down that dirt road....
Who would have thought ! ..... guess I know a whole lot better! this has been one heck of lesson these past few weeks!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What I am Working on a Whacked Out Folk Art Quilt using my Landscape Photos

 This will be a wall hanging quilt and its one of favorite ways of quilt making, which is called whacking.  I am whacking out the decor around the photo which is one of my nature or landscape photos.

 I printed the photo on fabric and began adding the sides and top, then I decided to add the leaves, which are cut from felt. The trees are also being cut out free hand using no patterns but just cutting the fabric and the trees are a pretty brown decorative felt.
 I am adding all kinds of different designs of stitches from my Brother Sewing Machine
 This is a close up of one of trees and the design in the felt, I creating the quilt on the sewing machine because I love crafting quilts using the machine it is just lots of fun for me and I am using a white cotton thread just because I wanted quite a lot of contrast in the leaves and trees.
 I cut small squares for the top and altered the squares, down below is more of the trees and leaves as I am adding them.  I soon will add the backing which will be a dark orange-brown and I have also signed the photo and put the year it was made on it.  I am not using any stabilizer because the felt does not need it.  I love working with my photos and the felt and I plan on doing a few more quilts like this one and some that will just use some great great I have been working on.