Saturday, December 13, 2014

I have winners to announce!  I'll keep this short and sweet....for the two rainbow spots and dots bundles, random picks are:

sandyandcosmo who wrote:
"I love tiny, crisp white dots on a deep navy background. Reminds me of stars in the sky or snow falling."

and Karen who wrote:
"Love this giveaway. Just something about dots. Thanks for hosting"

And the winner of the $25 gift certificate is:
SeeMaryQuilt who wrote:  "I love Lizzy House! Thanks for the chance!"
Congratulations!  I will be sending emails off to you shortly.

A big thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by and share your favorites!

Friday, December 12, 2014

some mindless yet practical sewing.

My house is old.  Like over a century old.  And with all that charm and character comes drafty windows.

I sat down at my machine the other night and started sewing random scraps together that had been left the sewing table..  Not long after - ta da!  One draft snake was complete.  A big improvement over the dish towels I normally use!

I didn't over think what pieces I was picking up so this went together quickly.  I trimmed it down to 6 1/2" x the length of my window + 1/2", folded in half right-sides-together with a lining and stitched all around, leaving a gap at a short end.  Turn, fill, stitch the gap closed, and done.  For the filling I used crushed walnut shells, but any small scale fill with a bit of weight will work. (rice, beans, buckwheat, etc.)

Google eyes optional.

Monday, December 8, 2014

It's Giveaway Day!  I have two giveaways this time around - in two separate posts.

Up here - a colorful spots and dots bundle containing a fat-sixteenth of sixteen different polka dot fabrics from various manufacturers including Moda, Michael Miller, Westminster, and Birch Organics. 

 To enter, please leave a comment noting your favorite dot - large, small, color, pattern - anything that might set one polka dot out from another for you!  (Please only one comment per person.)

Comments will close Friday December 12th and I'll choose winners for two bundles on Saturday!  

Be sure to visit SewMamaSew for more great giveaways!

And best wishes to all for a lovely holiday season!
It's Giveaway Day!

I have two separate giveaways this round:
In this post, enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Lark Cottons.

Choose a gift for yourself or to give from our selection of high-quality quilting cottons, patterns and select notions.

To enter, just leave a comment noting a favorite fabric designer or collection.  (Please only one comment per person.)

Comments will close Friday December 12th, and a winner with be chosen at random Saturday.

 Be sure to visit SewMamaSew for more great giveaways!

And Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, December 5, 2014

do good granny.

a charity quilt made by the hope circle of Do. Good Stitches.

Friday, November 14, 2014

a finish.

Finished size approximately 45" x 52".  Mostly scraps from stash, with Bella White 98 for the sashing and Tula Pink Vintage Stars on the back.  Read a bit more about this quilt here and here.

linking up with crazy mom quilts for finish it up friday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

november bee blocks.

This month I've asked my do.  good stitches bee mates for HST blocks in jewel tones with a wonky corner.  Or what I think of as jewel tones:  pinks, magentas, melons, aquas.  Basically anything but primary colors.  I may have gotten a little carried away, making six so far, with some of my favorite scraps.  I'm excited by how vibrant they look, and looking forward to see what my bee mates create!

Linking up with Scraptasic Tuesday this month!