Saturday, January 21, 2017

I'm here...

I have no idea where the time has gone, but I'm here...
Here with lots of things coming up that I can't share just yet!

After a long week of getting ready for things to come...
I pulled out my Bonnie Hunter Mystery again.
It was a nice change of pace to sit down and to some chain piecing.
You know, the petal to the metal kind of thing!

Now, for what's to come.
I'm super excited to announce that I have been selected again this year, 
as an Island Batik Ambassador. I liked to jump for joy, when I got the email the other day!  Yay, another year of fabric and fun challenges with my fellow ambassadors!

This next week my post for the "Fresh Snow" blog hop, 
at "Seams to be Sew", goes up.

The following week my post for "New Beginnings" blog hop 
with "Island Batik" goes up...

Then the week after that, I'm a guest blogger at "Tamarinis"
There will be a little surprise on my blog to coincide!

Then there is the "Sun Sand and Sea" Quilt along over at
Sew Incredibly Crazy. That one starts next month.

And I've just signed on for an online row by row this fall...
It's just too soon to share that info with you, but it's gonna be different from past row by rows and loads of fun. Stay tuned!

Lets just say, I've been busy and loving every minute of it all.

My biggest challenge is yet to come...
My oldest bought a new place and will be moving next month.
Yikes! It's amazing just how much you manage to collect...
I spent yesterday starting the packing process.
I don't think they even make enough boxes, to accomplish this move.
And just what do you do with all these boxes until moving happens!
It's not like the household isn't a huge job, but there are car parts galore!
Boys and their toys!
Fabric is "sew" much easier to pack!
Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sam and Sue Travel the World...

There they are...Mr & Mrs USA!

And Mr & Mrs Spain!

Just a few more along this world wide journey...

Find more on these fun little ones

Thanks to Marian at Seams To Be Sew!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sam and Sue Travel the World

As Sue and Sam Travel the World, is winding down...

I decided to get busy and get a few more of them finished.

These 2 are from India.

It's not too late to join in ...
You can find all the info

A big thanks to Marian
at "Seams To Be Sew"

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year New Beginnings...

It's still us Moose, here in the Stash...
But it's a brand new year and we've got a fresh new look.

Island Batik is kicking off the year with 
"brand new" too.

Starting Monday, Jan 9, we will
be showing off the new lines of fabric,
that will be hitting the shelves in your
favorite quilt shop very soon.

Put it on your calendar and bookmark this page.
Your not going to want to miss a single post.
The Island Batik Ambassadors are pulling out the stops!

Here's the schedule...

Monday Jan 9 - Coastal Mist Collection

Tuesday Jan 10 - Dotalicious Collection

Wednesday Jan 11 - Drizzle Collection

Thursday Jan 12 - Fifi and Fido and Happy Hounds Collections

Friday Jan 13 - Fresh Catch Collection

Monday Jan 16 - Glowing Embers Collection

Tuesday Jan 17 - Lake Life Collection

Wednesday Jan 18 - River's Edge Collection

Friday Jan 20 - Blushing Blooms Collection

Monday Jan 23 - Gone Fishin' Collection

Wednesday Jan 25 - Surf and Sand Collection

Thursday Jan 26 - Twilight Blush Collection

Friday Jan 27 - Happy Harvest Collection

Monday Jan 30 - Jolly Holly Collection

Tuesday Jan 31 - Frost Collection

Wednesday Feb 1 - Merry and Bright Collection

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best of 2016

A big thanks to Meadow Mist Designs, for bringing bloggers from all over the world together to reminisce about what was best in 2016.

         Like all fine wines... we have years that makes us the happiest.
                 I think I would have to rate 2016 as one of the top.
                       (you knew I would have to sneak that wine
                                thing in there now, didn't you)

It started out, with me finishing my Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt.
 For the first time ever, I kept up with the weekly clues...
The colors were way out of my comfort zone, but I love love love the finished quilt. Thanks Bonnie for helping me, break out of my box!

Then big that dreaded challenge...

Navigating the quilt world not only with a broken wrist, but having to learn to travel that world, left handed. No easy task for this righty!
It wasn't pretty, and times I was just downright crabby...
but my quilting buddies brought me around.

We worked on tissue holders for the "Meals on Wheels"
 Valentine deliveries.
Heck, I got pretty good at sewing 1 handed.
Then, I managed the AccuQuilt GO cutter one handed to make my 
Island Batik Mini Madness quiltie.
I was even reminded that all the blocks for another Bonnie Hunter quilt were done and in a tote. I was able to sew them all together and finish the quilt top one handed.

I had finished piecing this quilt top, for Wendy Sheppard's,
"Creative New Quilts and Projects" blog hop,
before I broke my wrist.
My dear friend JoAnn quilted it for me. I will forever 
be grateful, for her help.

February was our "Planes Trains and Automobiles"
blog hop with Island Batik.

August was our "Seaside Summer" blog hop with Island Batik.

The monthly challenges with my fellow Island Batik
Ambassadors were so much fun.

I designed a couple of blocks for the
"In Our Garden" quilt along blog hop.

This row for the "Road Home" bloggers row along.

And this row for the Row by Row Experience this year.

More blog hops...

Oh I definitely have a thing for Halloween!

Susie Websters "Folk Art Quilted Traditions" 
book kick off.

I went a little crazy with the Alaska Row by Row Experience.
If only I could manage to get my Colorado rows done...
Top of the list for next year!

I love my completed Bear Paw from the 
Modern Challenge Bear Paw QAL

I'm continuing to add to my Sue and Sam Travel the World
BOM from "Seams to be Sew".

And this fun "12 Days of Christmas" from 

Yep, it was a very good year, and much of that has to do with YOU!
Yes, you are the reason I'm here, your visits and comments and the friends I've made along the way...
Well, there's just not much to say other than you are all the best!
And you all, make me a better person for it!
Pat yourselves on the back and continue to be, as wonderful as you are.

I look forward to things to come in the new year. 
Your inspiration never ceases to amaze me.

I must take a moment to thank "Island Batik" and my wonderful fellow ambassadors. It's been an honor and a privilege to work with all of you.
We have one last blog hop coming up next month...
"New Beginnings"
We are showing off the new lines of fabrics about to hit the shelves.
You definitely won't want to miss it!

A "Fresh Snow" blog hop kicks off on
Jan 20th.
Fun snowy projects not made of 
cotton quilt fabrics. 
This one should be inspirational, for sure!

Have a very Happy New Year.

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'