Friday, January 19, 2018

Busy Busy Busy...

I know you think I've fallen off the face of the earth...
But that just isn't "sew"
The machine is working at "warp speed" down in the MooseStash.
Feb 1 is my day to post on the Four Seasons blog hop.
Oh, I just can't wait to show you, what's about to hit the shelves in your quilt shops!
Hint know why I'm just giddy!

Feb 8, I'm gonna share the LOVE.
I'm "sew" excited about this one too!
There's a little something for everyone. Just sayin'
Oh no...I guess you will have to wait to see the rest of it!

There are new Island Batik Ambassadors and more fun challenges ahead.
To celebrate "International Quilting Day"
the "Quilt Qwazy Queens" are going to be actually finishing their UFO's 
and showing them off. 
Can I really finish all of mine in "this" lifetime?
April 13th...can't wait to see your reaction!

I'm working away designing blocks for 
It's a "Wild" Life!

All this and they want me to fill out this "Census" stuff and do my income taxes.
Does it look like I have time for that kind of "crap"?
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Table Scraps "Island Batik" Wrap up

What a ride it's been this year with "Island Batik".
The wonderful friends I've made, the fabulous fabrics I've stitched.
But these challenges are the best of all.
We broaden our horizons and expand our quilt styles...
Something, I would likely "not" do on my own.
Table Scraps is our last challenge of the year.
Scrap-busting is a favorite of mine. I love those "freebie" projects.
It really is amazing just how far our fabrics can go some times.
The faster I sew the more scraps there are!

By the looks of it, the same goes for my fellow ambassadors.
Just look what they have done.

You can read up on each any every one of these on the links below.
Quilt'n Party

The "4 Seasons" blog hop is in full swing.

We are showing off the brand new lines, coming soon.
You can find the schedule
Let just say...there's a whole lot of fun goin on!
You won't want to miss it!

til next time...
Keep on Stichin'

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Let It Snow, then put a label on it!

There's nothing more fun than seeing children frolicking in the snow
building snowmen.
Children that is...once your my age, that whole frolicking thing...
I'm don't want to scare the bejeebers out of anyone!

No, I personally prefer to stay inside to make my snowmen.
Pat Sloan's Button Club pattern 
was perfect for building indoors snowmen.

New resolution.
I know that its important to document and label your quilts.
Does that mean I do so...
...well, sometimes.
But from now on...
Is this just the cutest label?
It came from the Dutch Label Shop.
This is one of  many of their "basic" label choices.
It's "sew" much fun to build your own label.
With the basics, you get to choose from many of their stock icons,
 as well as getting to pick your label color, text color, font, alignment.
Even better, prices start as little as $17 for  30 labels.
Then, there are these custom LOGO labels.
Are they, just too cool?
You can turn anything into a logo. 
The moose was a from free clipart online and my Cheerleader logo 
is the one that Madame Samm designed years ago.
Again, you can pick all your colors, as well as how the label folds.
I chose to have these fold at the bottom, so I can sew them into seams on top
They offer many different choices.
This little "hang tag" guy is another "free" online clip art find.
Won't he be perfect for on top of quilt sleeves?

What makes Dutch Label Shop different from the rest?
Your in constant communication with them.
For custom labels, they send you emails with photos.
 You approve your label before anything is printed.
No surprises when they arrive, accept how wonderful they are!

Treat yourself this year!
Check out their gallery 
For some fabulous inspiration.

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It is a Happy New Year

It's starting out of be a fabulous new year here in the MooseStash.
Yesterday, I got the email I had hoped for. 
Another year as an ambassador for the best company on the planet.
That means more challenges, fabrics, and blog hops.
Lots more fun with my fellow ambassadors.'s shaping up to be a wonderful year.

I'll share a little secret...
I've been working away on my blog hop project.
Yes, starting next week we are showing off the new lines of fabric,
 about to hit store shelves.
No matter what season is your favorite, there's a fabric for you.
And lots of inspiration to go with it.
My lil project may, or may not be "Moose" related.
We'll have to wait and see!

Here's the line up...

Jan 8 - Blue Moon Collection

Jan 9 - Mountains Majesty

Jan 10 - Alpine Ice

Jan 11 - Alpine Jingle

Jan 15 - Elementz

Jan 16- Southern Blooms

Jan 17- Morning Sunshine

Jan 18 - Season's Shades

Jan 22 - Paisley Dot

Jan 23- Sunflower Serenade

Jan 24 - City Culture 2

Jan 29 - Pumpkin Patch

Jan 30 - Autumn's Grace

Jan 31 - Plum Delicious

Feb 1 - Northern Woods

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Best of 2017 Linky Party

Another year in the books.
I always ask myself...just where did it go.
Cheryl over at "Meadow Mist Designs" hosts a
fun "Best Of"   linky party each year.
It's a great way to reflect as well as catch up, on things I might have missed
 from my fellow bloggers.
Blog hops still draw my highest number of readers.
Hands down, the snowmen have it this year!
 "New Beginnings" hop
 with "Island Batik" kicked it all off.
I did a little designing and had a change to show off a new line of fabrics for them.
Followed by the "Fresh Snow" blog hop.
Recycling old jeans and some mystery fabric made for a warm and snuggly quilt.
Perfect for those long winter nights. 
"World Wide Quilting" day rolled around...
I shared my sewing space along with my crazy addiction the the "sport",
in the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop.
This year I was invited to play with some amazing friends, and design a block for the
"Sun, Sand and Sea BOM.
My block was "Grab Your Shovel".
My finished quilt.
I have to give a big shout out to 
"Island Batik" for sponsoring and providing the fabrics.
They sure do make a gorgeous quilt, don't you think?
It's not over yet...
There's a brand new free BOM for 2018
Check out the details
Adventurous "Island Batik" ambassador challenge 
Island Batik challenges their ambassadors monthly...
It's a great way to stretch our imaginations and inspire.

But my best inspiration is none other than you!
My readers and followers who leave those sweet comments...
I can't thank you enough.
2017 was a great year and  
I've made some wonderful friends along the way.
Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to...
Here's to 2018...
let the fun continue.
Hope to see you all in the new year.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'