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
In this swap we have a monthly question.. Here is Rebecca's question for us. If we could go back in time and change our career choice what would we select.In my School they were teaching us to be Mothers and secretaries.. I did the mom thing and thats turned out great.. But I would have learned a trade like in HVAC, or pipefitter. I would work at Dow and stayed in my home town where the Beach, my best friend and family is..........
My Swap turned out Great.
OUR LOW VOLUMEFAT8SWAP WENT GREAT.. YES I SPELLED VOLUMN WRONG .. OH WELL.. IT FIT AT THE TIME.. ALL THE FEED BACK I HAVE GOTTEN SO FAR HAS BEEN POSTIVE.. IT WAS MY FIRST SWAP I ARRANGED WITH THE HELP OF MARA AT http://secretlystitching.blogspot.com/2015/04/bob-along.html . HERE IS SOME SAMPLES OF EVERY ONES LOW VOLUME IDEAS.. THE TOP PIC IS THE PRIZE I GOT FROM ETSY SHOP OWNER BECCA.. https://www.etsy.com/people/sewmeasong . I LOVE THIS BUNDLE, SHE HAS WONDERFUL TEXY AND LOW VOLUME FABRICS.. CHECK HER OUT. HER PRICES ARE GREAT...
THANK YOU MARA AND BECCA FOR YOUR HELP AND THANK YOU SWAPPERS FOR YOUR FABRIC AND PARTICIPATION..
HERE IS MY HEXI QUILT I AM WORKING ON AND ITS ALOT BIGGER, BUT IT WILL GET ITS OWN POST.........SOON. THIS IS FROM MY FLICKER GROUP #GETYOURHEXIEON. THANK YOU LADYS..FOR HELPING ME. THIS ALSO HAS SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY BLOCKS ADDED TO IT TO.
You will notice a few changes this year, we have been listening to your feedback and think we have a fair and awesome challenge.
This is a unique challenge where you have the opportunity to create & share something different and wonderful from the little pieces of our printed fabric we call Trimmings. We are looking for work by designers, artists, quilters, makers, tinkers, film makers, animators, children, professionals, thinkers and YOU.
We have two major prizes this year, both will be chosen based on skill & creativity.
Makers' Prize $300 cash for the most innovative, beautiful, creative and well presented entry as judged by Umbrella Prints.
To celebrate the skills of the quilting community we have $300 worth of Umbrella Prints organic fabric or product to give for the most outstanding quilt, chosen by an industry judge.
and we have ... 5 Golden Tickets
How fun will it be to find a Golden ticket in your Trimmings packet! We will be slipping shining golden tickets into 5 lucky packets. Ticket holders receive an Umbrella Prints prize valued at $50.
NEW Audience Prize
In order to encourage the love and sharing of all your hard work we will randomly gift a lucky person who comments & repins* with $100 worth of Umbrella Prints fabric.
*Entries are posted to this Pinterest board on June 1 - repin & comment on all your favourite Trimmings creations to be in the running to win this prize.
What can you make/do with Umbrella Prints' Trimmings? HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE?
It's really simple 1. Buy your Umbrella Prints Trimmings from our online shop
2. Take a clear, simple & beautiful photo of what you make/do with your Umbrella Prints Trimmings
3. Post your photo to the internet - Instagram (#umbrellaprintstrimmingschallenge), Pinterest, Blog, Flickr or website and share your story linking to Umbrella Prints.
I have decided my love of low volume and texty prints is out of control! I have collaborated with SEWMEASONG ETSY SHOP OWNER BECCA to Help us out with fabric purchases and she has offered a 25% discount on a $30.00 purchase. Until March 31st. With the code TEXT25. If you are in any of my swaps I am involved with you can take advantage of this discount. Your not limited to text or low volume purchases to take advantage of the discount. I have had the best time lately, playing with other groups. I buy alot of my texty and lowvolumn fabrics from these fantastic etsy stores. I am showing you some samples at the end.
On to the Show ! IF you are a fabric store and want to sponsor our group with a purchase discount, email me and I will add it to the blog or you can put it in the comments.
The answer is 11 x 18 ( or pretty close depending on fabric manufacturer) the reason I like to do it this way is so you can at least get a layer cake out of it or 6 charms, for me it's the perfect size!
Starting March 9th, 2015
Deadline for receiving April 16, 2015
Mail out for SAE is April 20th, 2015
Mail out for international is April 23, 2015 We can expect to cut off at 50 people..
Hashtag for IG #lowvolumnfat8swap Use this to show what your swapping or on flicker group is Simplsew . HOUSE KEEPING
Well what should I celebrate,627 friends on IG. OR 312 friends on Google plus.. 226 bloggy buddies?? Mostly just being Grateful to ya'll.. This giveaway is international, There are 3 prizes and 3 winners. ( the washi dispenser isnt international shipment for winner) I want hunt for emails.. so you know the drill. This time I will have my husband pull 3 numbers, just leave a comment. Also, if you are in any of my groups, swaps and I am posting another post for that. I have A fabulous deal for ya. You have to get the 25 % coupon code from me, so just leave it in the comments or email me. Person number 1 gets to leave 2 comments.. Leave any comment you want, but I would best appreciate you clicking on the links from my sponsors and showing them the love.I am making another post to start a swap called #lowvolumefat8swap on IG and Flicker I just need a bit of time to get the document loaded.. it will be fun and we have a fabric discount ..
25% off your purchase of $30.00 or more with coupon code good through March 31st if you are in a swap with me, like the #outlanders, #thesalties, and #agteamcelestial.. I could go on, but will make that another post.
Giveaway from Simplesew, thats me..
Charm pack for someone who likes construction or for I spy block.
The Newest Hottest thing on the etsy market that I know of.. of coarse I have one, and I didn't have any tape.. Now I do..
THIS IS MY GIRL... CARRIE WITH BELIEVEMAGIC.. I LOVE HER PUBLISHMENTS AND HER WORK. ALL THIS YOU SEE, SHE IS GIVING IT AWAY TO A WINNER.. CHECK OUT THE TEXY GOODNESS AND SHE SALES MORE.. THAT LINK WORKS. CHECK IT OUT..
WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. 7,41 AND 16.. I AM EMAILING YOU MY FRIENDS.
DOING SOME WORK ON MY POST I CAME ACROSS THIS DRAFT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE I SHARE THIS WITH YOU.
iT WAS MADE WITH MY AUNT FOR HER GRANDDAUGHTER AND IT WAS MADE WITH LOTS OF LOVE.. NOW :
Here Comes the reason I want to make sure I share this.. Lindsey at CRAFTBUDS IS HOSTING LOW VOL/PLUS BLOCK SWAP I LOVE THESE SWAPS. How Fun.. its an easy swap because you make as many blocks as you want and thats what you get back.. This leads to getting fabrics not in your stash.. Now this one is a Low Volume Scrap block, go over and see the details.. Now I want to also share..with you official unofficial exciting news.. My favorite Texty fabric online store sewmeasong, is setting up a sale for me to host to my followers on IG and all my social networks... She sales more than texty fabrics of coarse but I find great prices there.. Go over and put a Heart ( favorite on your wish list.. https://www.etsy.com/people/sewmeasong, March 1 she is offering a deal we cant refuse.. I will officially post when she has given me the photos, but you cant beat the 25% off sale.. So stay Tuned..
Just a sample of eye candy at her online shop....Stay TUNED AND FIND ME ON IG.. SIMPLESEW..