Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Its For the Birds Blog Hop!

Coming Soon!

Tuesday, May 7

Wednesday, May 8

Thursday, May 9

Friday, May 10

Monday, May 13

Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 15

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Miss Crankypants and the Case of the Finished Items

Ever since Sew We Quilt hosted that Nancy Drew blog hop I have been finding myself taking every day titles and photo captions and making into possible titles for a ND book.  Well, obviously not a real book title.  We've had a lot of crankiness here lately and not just on Miss Z's part.  I know I am not alone in saying that lately I feel like I am losing my motivation.  Not only do I not want to get my LONG, LONG list completed, but I haven't snuck off to start new projects, well except that one.  I just don't really want to work on anything really, except maybe take a nap.  I have been reading this lately all over the blogworld from other quilters, so I know that I am not alone.

So Thursday night I made myself do something while I was watching that new show "the moment" on tv.  I also finished up the last little bit today on these projects and so I have 2 more done! *\o/* *\o/*
Table-top checkers mat measuring 21" X 21" 

The Spring Checkers project was made from the left-overs from the following 4-patch & Squares Baby Quilt.  I still had eve more 4-patch boxes that I am making into a couple bibs, which hopeful with be completed soon.  I started this following Quilt I think early 2012, but it might have been Fall of 2011...needless to say it has lingered!
Baby Quilt measuring 40" X 40"

The backing
Hey I also forgot to share with you my Birthday day bib finish from last month, so instead of re-writing another post I am showing you one of the sites I share my finished projects on, you can find my post HERE!

Thanks for stopping by, I certainly hope things will settled down here and I can bring more finishes to share!


Linking up to:
TGIFF Hosted by Lynette @What A Hoot!
WHOOP, WHOOP Fridays @Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Link A Finish Friday @ Richard & Tanya Quilt
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts

Don't forget to check out Kristy's blog for the traveling stash box #3 giveaway, she should be posting soon.  You can check out her blog HERE, Kristy looks very talented.

There are going to be some changes to the traveling stash giveaway upkeep.  It looks like Katie will be taking over the upkeep of the traveling stash master list.  Katie has such a fun blog to visit you can check her out HERE.  She will tell you when and where to find out the the locations and giveaways of all the traveling stash boxes!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

One Project In The Hand Is Better Than...

....too many hiding in boxes in the dark corner of the closet!  I had to search for paperwork in a random storage box in Z's closet.  Which means I found a few more projects, but I only grabbed two of the bags, after all I can always go back, aye?  It's time to link up for the 2nd quarter of the Finish-a-long I am getting so close on some projects, so where I would normally put the projects in alphabetical order I am going to put the pictures in the order I plan to tackle the projects instead!
 baby bib

 abstract checkers

 4-patch & Squares Baby Quilt

 Wonky Christmas Advent Calendar
Chain Quilt:  Top is complete, back & bindings in process
Red Eye Quilt:  Top & backing complete, bindings are in process
Time Warp Quilt:  Top is complete, back & bindings in process 
Zig-Zag Quilt

Zag Pillow
Scrappy Hearts Wall hanging 1& 2
 Blog Hop Pillow

Scattered Triangles Baby Quilt

Crazy Fish Quilt

Sommersalt Quilt

Legacy Sampler Lap Quilt

Party Dress 1

Party Dress 2
Mystery Quilt 1

Mystery Quilt 2--Christmas

Tea pot table runner
 Martinique Strip Quilt
Modern Squares Table Runner

Rose Star Quilt

Dot Explosion Quilt

I'll Fly Away Quilt

Projects in Progress without new pictures:

Dancing Stars Paper piecing Quilt
Hooded Jacket for Ziona
Red Party Dress (w/ Yellow sash)
Legacy Sampler Quilt 2--Martinique (A BOM tester Quilt)
First Christmas Dress-- Reunion dress (previously pictured)
Pink Birthday Party Dress
Baby Shoes 3 pairs (previously pictured)
Angel Cross-stitch--On-going

And I found these in one of the boxes:

They were originally made to make churn dash blocks...lots of churn dash blocks for a group quilt, but I couldn't finish them back when I was on bedrest so they went into storage.  So now I have a lot of things I can make!  I know this is a long list, but most will get done just given the time and materials to work on them.  So off I go to do something...


Don't forget to leave a comment on this post HERE for your chance to win the traveling stash box!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

We've Got Mail: Traveling Stash Giveaway

Giveaway Closed!  Winner is Kristy!

She blogs at:  catiedyddesigns  and seems to be a rather new Blogger, stop by and show her some love!  She should be posting the giveaway box soon!

Original post:
I got a little package in my mail box yesterday.  I am not sure exactly when it arrived as the keys were all the way to the back of my mailbox, but now I share with you:

Traveling Stash Box #3

In the box we have:

And a magazine...which so far is the only thing for sure I plan to keep!  [There is also a book, but my daughter hid that so I don't have a picture--she enjoyed the idea of the Easter Egg hunt a little too much]

I have just acquainted myself with the items in the box so I have yet to make my choices, but I want to give you a chance to be the next to obtain this little treasure trove of goodies.  I am sorry, but due to mailing prices this box only travels in the United States of America (that includes you Alaska, Hawaii, and the Territories).  I will set up something for International players soon when I finally write up my 2nd Blogiversary post (yeah, I know I am running a little behind on everything lately) next week.

Okay, so you would like to know the rules or guidelines, right?

To qualify for the Traveling Stash Box #3 giveaway:
1.  Be an Active Blogger, be willing to post about receiving the box and set-up your own giveaway post on your blog.
2.  Be willing to follow the rules and Guidelines set-up by Sewingly Along HERE.
3.  Because this box can be heavy and shipping is expensive, this particular giveaway must have a United States Address (I will be doing an international followers giveaway soon!).
4.  You must have an email address associated with your blog for me to contact you.  If you do not I will choose another winner.

To enter the giveaway, make a comment below about anything.  For an optional second entry, you may make a second comment if you are a follower of my blog.  Thanks for playing along and I can't wait to see who will be the next winner of the traveling stash!

This giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM (US CTZ), winner will be chosen randomly by RNG among the entries.  If I have obtained the mailing address of the person, the box will be shipped that Friday or Saturday.

UPDATED 04/14/2013:
This is what I am taking

Being Added:  Some fabric (more to come)

Being Added:  Kate Spain Apron project (pic 2)
The book is found!