Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks

November brings us Thanksgiving, the United States.
It's a day, where we eat too much, watch a little football maybe, and enjoy family and friends.
It's also a time to reflect, on what we are truly thankful for.

I'm finishing up my 3rd year as an "Island Batik" ambassador.
It's been 3 glorious years of fabulous fabrics, fun projects, and getting to know
fellow ambassadors.
Oh the projects I've done...

If all this isn't enough...
"Island Batik" has generously sponsored me in the Sun, Sand and Sea BOM this year
with Amy at "SewIncrediblyCrazy"

Yes, that's just a whole lot to be thankful for.
If the good lord is willing...
More packages will arrive on my porch from Island Batik in the future.

Would you like to be a part of it all?
Island Batik has ambassador applications for 2018 online now.
You can check it out for yourself

Til next time...
reflect on what your thankful for
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kennel Kwilt Krazy!

I told you last week that there was a lotta sewin' goin on at Quilt Club...
and we made it happen again this week.
Joi, delivered 43 Kennel Quilts to the Denver Dumb Friends League on Wednesday.
We recently received lots of Christmas fabric, to make kennel quilts with.
Many cats and dogs from Puerto Rico made there way here to Denver after the hurricane.
"Sew" we fired up our machines and went to work
Mach speed, it's said we were stitching.
Making sure all these new lil ones have a warm and comfy blanket for the holidays.

Isis King at the DDFL, was very appreciative. The Furry Friends from Puerto Rico are being adopted. and the Kennel Quilts are going home with the newly adopted pets. They have some in their "Mobile Unit" when they go to Special Adoption events around the Denver area.
Sounds like it's a win win for everyone!
If you would like to help out by making some kennel quilts for your local shelter
or the many in need across the country, we would love your help.
Check it out 
 Enjoy, all you little 4 legged friends!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Early Rise

I'm not an early riser most days...
but today, I was awake before the sun.
There was a beautiful glow on the horizon as I jumped out of the shower, 
so I grabbed my camera.
I love those days were I see a pink glow on the old car pond.
Even "outhouse heaven" caught it...
but it didn't last long.
In a blink of an eye, things turned yellow.
Yes, it's frost you see on top of the fire pit cover.
Freezing out here.
So I headed in for my morning "cuppa".

The sunrise was icing on the cake this morning, but it's a melancholy 
kinda day. I can't quit thinking about the sewing world loosing Nancy Zieman yesterday.
Many of us grew up watching "Sewing with Nancy".
I was fortunate enough to be able to work for her at 
"Sewing Weekend" for a few years.
What fun times those were. Nancy was incredible to all of us.
A little piece of me couldn't help but think today,
 that that beautiful sunrise was Nancy's spirit shining thru.
Promising us, beauty and joy here on earth.
Nancy, you will be missed, but I know the heavens have found a creative force,
 like no other.
Keep them in stitches girl.
Hugs to your friends and family, who are dearly missing you.

...til next time
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank a Veteran

If your alive to see scenes like this...
You need to thank a Veteran!

Some times it's easy to get caught up,
but take a minute to truly appreciate what we really have, in this great nation.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Some Sewin Goin On

Yesterday was quilt club...
and yes, there was some sewin goin on.
Finally that is!
We have laughed at how little we have accomplished lately.
Enjoying great food and good laughs, but as for stitching...
Well, that just hasn't happened!
Yesterday was a cold gloomy sort of day... call it that, or the fact that 
Joi decided enough was enough. 
She went to work putting together kits for us to stitch up out of her stash.
Her inspiration...a photo in a magazine.
That sure brought some color to our cold icky day!
Makes you stop and think doesn't it.
How easy it is to draw up something from a photo you see.
Inspiration... that's what it's all about.
Well, that and the need to bust thru more stash than we will use in this lifetime!
Anyone else feel that pain?

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'