Sunday, July 3, 2011

Finally something to post about!

As some of you may know, I am afraid of Crazy Quilting! Yes...I have finally admitted it. I know the basics. I can sew. I know the specialty stitches used for seam treatments and I love to embellish. I have been an avid cross stitcher for more years than I care to admit and have become addicted to specialty stitches. But for some reason the thought of putting all these things together and actually doing it as a Crazy project is just overwhelming to me. So what did I do? you ask. Well what any normal cross stitcher would do. I improvised! I designed a cross stitch/specialty stitch design that looks like Crazy Quilting! I decided if I can do it on cross stitched fabric then I can do it on regular fabric. So here it is:

It is the Flutterby Garden Pocket and it is a bit unusual but I love it. It is an IPod/Cell phone pocket with two different looks. I first stitched the basic design and then began to add embellishments to give it a bit of Zing! It was easy to use what I had on hand--fibers, ribbons, lace, buttons, charms, beads, pearls. As you can see I added a tatted butterfly to mine! Just use your imagination!

After I finished it, I decided to make it available for others--both cross stitchers and crazy quilters! I have included some seam treatment suggestions and finishing instructions for this as well as the cording and tassel making instructions. This pocket is very versatile. It can be used not only for your IPod or cellphone but also for your credit cards/cash, your keys, Driver's License or anything else you like!

This design is being released this week and I am so excited. For purchase information check here or visit your local needlework shop!

Now that I have broken the ice maybe I will actually get my crazy quilt started!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Cannot Beleive it!

I just learned from Cathy at Cathy's Crazy By Design that I won her giveaway! And I had my choice of the Paris theme or the Lace and Fabric theme. It was truly a difficult decision as I love the blues and Paris themed items and can just see using them but I also love the laces and fabrics and can see using them as well. I decided on the Lace and fabrics to give me a starting point with my quilt until I find all of my quilting stash which is packed up in boxes! Thank you Cathy, so very much. I cannot wait to see your gorgeous laces!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Art Quilting from Pam Kellogg.

As you know Pam Kellogg is the person who got me started in Crazy Quilting. She is now doing Art Quilting as well. Check out here blog at Kitty & Me Designs! It is a very interesting technique and she if offering a full step by step tutorial on how it is done. I am sure you will find it interesting.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I do hope you are enjoying your weekend! We are getting ready to swim and then we will grill burgers and enjoy the fresh veggies and lemonade! I will be watching my baseball game, of course. Go Braves! It really wouldn't be the 4th of July without baseball after all. And I will be stitching on the model for my newest design which is still on target for an August release.

On the CQ front I want to thank my dear friend Julie for the wonderful package she sent me. It contains lots of *scraps* from her sewing room as well as some beautiful trims and buttons. I think she is getting tired of me saying I am going to start my quilt. She wants me to just DO IT!! So as soon as this model is finished I plan to do just that. I will be pulling out the things I can find and the realtors and house visitors can just *stuff it*. I am so tired of trying to keep everything put away and neat when I want to have my stash and work around me and convenient!! I will try to get something to show you-and Julie- in a few days.

Until next time...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Wonderful Blog!

Over the last few weeks I have discovered so many new blogs and have received so much inspiration from them. The latest is Cathy Kizerian from Crazy by Design. When you get a chance you must check it out. I will be watching her a lot in the future. And the best thing is that she, too, is having a giveaway. Check out her blog to see how to enter. She has two prizes shown.

A French Theme:

and a Lace Theme:

I now have so many ideas running through my head that I hardly know where to start. I have begun a special notebook just for my CQ ideas! And I hope soon to be able to put them into practice.

Until next time....

Friday, June 25, 2010


I hope you have been enjoying the summer. To celebrate Pat Winter is having a giveaway so if you haven't done so already then please check it out here. I am hoping to win as I would love to do this as a part of my quilt and with all the things here I wouldn't have to scrounge around looking for my fabrics and trims to do it with. Keep you fingers crossed. She has challenged us to do a giveaway as well but since most of my quilting stash is packed up and inaccessible at the moment I cannot do that. However I can giveaway one of my designs for cross stitch. What says summer better than flowers! So I will give away the cross stitch chart for either the Tulip Tapestry Garden or the Daffodil Tapestry Garden. I will draw the name on July 4th! Just leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best and make sure there is an email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.

Until next time...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Great Website!

I know it has been a while since I was here but things are about the same. I changed real estate agents but still nothing. I have been blogging though, gathering inspiration and ideas and I have discovered a wonderful website that I wanted to share with you. It is Pat Winters Gatherings. She is a wonderful Crazy Quilt Artist and I think you will enjoy her site. I know I do.

Until next time...