About my header

My shed is my header by my son Darrell, He painted the Robin for me and said that it reminded him of me. Because Robins use other birds nest and if there is an egg in it, they will take care of it just like its their own. He said thats what I do, I have always taken care of others in need of a home when I come across someone in need. Isnt that Sweet, I had told him I wanted a bird and this is the one he chose. Robins have solid blue eggs which are the symbols for him and his brothers and the speckled egg are the others I have taken into my home. It was very touching to me because he researched his piece, He is a true artist and has lots of great jobs. my neighbor had hers done to

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stash Bee: Stash Bee 2015 Updates

Stash Bee: Stash Bee 2015 Updates: Hello all! There is still plenty of time to sign up for Stash Bee 2015!  Click here to sign up!



Lets Bee Stashed together...

Stash Bee 2015

Friday, October 17, 2014

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: and Pile O Fabric team up a Giveaway

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :: *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * It's Fabric Giveaway Friday !   *  * MAUREENCRACKNELL AND PILOFABRIC HAVE TEAMED UP, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A HEADLINER ON THE SPORTS PAGE. I am really excited about this, 2 great quilters and fresh ideas, Everything they touch turns to gold.In addition, Pile O' Fabric is offering MC's  readers 15% OFF any order from the shop, just use coupon code "maureencracknell15" at checkout!! Discount valid until the end of the day on Sunday, October 19th!

 

 *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  Color Wheel Bundle GIVEAWAY with Pile O' Fabric!...

MAUREENCRACKNELL AND PILOFABRIC TEAM UP AND GIVEAWAY

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :: *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * It's Fabric Giveaway Friday !   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ...

In addition, Pile O' Fabric is offering my readers 15% OFF any order from the shop, just use coupon code "maureencracknell15" at checkout!! Discount valid until the end of the day on Sunday, October 19th!

PILO FABRIC  HAS A nEW fABRIC SHOP AND HER AND MAUREEN HAVE TEAMED UP, THIS IS EXCITING TO ME BECAUSE THROUGH THE YEARS I HAVE ENJOYED BOTH BLOGS AND WATCHED THEIR SUCCESS.. 




 
Color Wheel Bundle GIVEAWAY with Pile O' Fabric!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Do the Bee with ME...

Hello potential busy bees!

Thank you for signing up to participate in the Stash Bee in 2015! It is very exciting to have new people interested in joining our humble little bee!

Please feel free to share the sign up link and Stash Bee 2015 button on your blogs, online quilting groups, and with your guilds! We have not yet reached capacity for 2015 and I'd like to see as many people participate as possible. The Stash Bee blog post about 2015 sign ups has both the link to the sign up form and the Stash Bee 2015 button for you to use and share!

While I cannot guarantee anyone placement in the Bee, I can tell you that I will be doing my due diligence in putting together hives of people with similar tastes, backgrounds, and skill levels so that everyone feels comfortable and enjoys their experience.

Bear in mind that one of the few requirements is that you must have a Gmail account or Google account (associated with a non-Gmail email) to be able to post on the Stash Bee blog page. If you do not have one and have questions, please let me know, as you cannot participate in the bee otherwise.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Happy Sewing,
Alison
2015 Stash Bee Mama

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Art Quilt is about ready

 My first post in a long time.. I have been sewing just alot slower.....My mom got me this Gorgeous fabric from Hawaii........ Here are some Pictures she took of the Shop..





Here is my work in progress. I am looking for a quilter.







my inspiration

The end is Epp, yet to be photographed... 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome to Around the World Blog Hop

Mara from secretlystitching invited 3  People to join the hop from last week to write this week August 25  ME.. Shirley here at SS,  Then Nesta of Ella and Nesta's Little Room.  And 3rd Around the World Blog Hopper is Deborah of Sunshine Through the Rain, she lives in Indonesia. 

 SimpleSew, (me) has invited Sharon from ColorGirlquilts. She is bright and very Good. She also sells patterns. Kathy from KATYQUILTS AND Amy from Aquiltingsheep, each one of these Artist are differnt in their genre and what they give to the quilting and craft community. I am also meeting them, but have followed them for some time. Next week they will answer some questions, Which will be September 1st and they will tag 3 people. I will answer my question and bomb you with some photos in case you want to skip my writing, Mara teases me I write the way I talk. She will proof this and I will fix what you cant understand. :)

What a great way to make friends. 1. What am I working on?A million things.. I have 2 new more grandkids on the way. I can work on anything anywhere in my house, I encourage creativity in my home and my neighbors frequently ask for my advice from parties, to decorating and they often hand down things to me to refurbish, Love it. I have a great Quilting Room my sons made for me..  

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre? I see this word frequently and I don't think it applies to anywhere in my life:  I like to make it my own and recycle, I sew seasonally and emotionally. If someone needs something,  I like to make it,  and that usually means making it their style. For example a baby nursery item, something that has to be used everyday, I don't like to make things like mini's I to like sew for a purpose.  

3. Why do I write/create what I do?I create out of purpose, emotional it expresses my soul, I feel like I am giving my family and friends a part of me. I have cross stitched all my life. I was taught by my family to work and make it work. My grandparents built their own original home. My mom was always doing repurposing items and changing her life, now she is a chef and makes gorgeous cards, After I accomplish quilting, I want to move to mix media. I write only because it creates some friendships and hopefully later on in life one of my grandkids will read this and know that I created what I did for their hearts .  One night I was really sick and on the internet looking for something to do. I came across MaureenCracknells blog, she had just started blogging. I was in alot of pain and just diagnosed with RA and AS, I commented on her blog and she answered me right back at like 1 am. we conversed for a bit and she told me this was therapeutic, and it is. I have actually made some great friends and this way I can function the way my body does. I love Instant Gram now.  I work in 2 groups. 

Now I will hit ya with some pics, some will have a caption some I think you will know.

I work in 2 swaps. 
Scrappy Trip Along, 

And Hexie group I love


Working on Toddler Pillows for Toddler Beds




Photo: Trenton 2 Grandma made me a a quilted big boy pillowcase


 teaching Dexter and LA to take pics of peoples Faces.
 Hat I made and still need to write my first pattern 


my newest ANGEL,  I did the photos..



 Made from lined table cloth for painting party
 This is why I need a quilt, this a Snuggy Now.
 This is what I am replacing it with
 My fabic horder with me, she loves fabrucs ( she says) I am working with the Dr. Seuss for preschool nap pads


She is 3...

 My son working on some graphics for the  book my husband and I are working on for xmas presents for the grandbabies.

My house is a craft room, my husband suggested we buy the neighbors house to expand. 
Nice chatting, I hope you chat back and visit all the other bloggers as well, I know I will. I want to make some more friends. 


Friday, August 8, 2014

SIMPLESEW IS VOTING FOR SECRETLY STITCHING FOR THE SINGER GIVEAWAY

Secretly Stitching: Win an Iron and WIP: My Friend Mara in Greece is asking for a Vote ! you could win an iron from Singer you can  VOTE for her everyday !






Here is her adorable project..

You can Vote everyday and Singer is offering this for a win for voting. 



MARA SAYS:



if you make a block, tell HER and I will come vote everyday for you too, they are Giving Away 3 Singer 8500Q Modern Quilter quilting and sewing machines Retail Value $899.99! - See more at: SECRETLYSTITCHING


Did you see my friend at Sewbittersweetdesigns just won a nice, really nice new machine. Look at this really cute smile. If anyone deserved it she did for what she offers us bloggers. 
Janome 15000 - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

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