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

Friday, August 8, 2014


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. 


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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Anyone want to join a swap for Cotton and Steel???????????

Sew at Home Mummy: Cotton+Steel Fat Eighths and Charm Square Swaps: R...: Hi all! Welcome to the second round sign-ups of the Cotton+Steel swaps  at Sew at Home Mummy! For the second round of the  swap ...

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Hop over to Erin's blog and join the fun.. you have 48 hours... 
8/7/2014 update
Hi all,
We don't have a full group for the charm swap. I need 4 more spots filled - are any of you interested in signing up for a second spot? It would require purchasing 2 yards instead of just one, and you'd receive 84 charms back instead of 42.

Anyone interested?


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Briar Rose Challenge WINNERS!

Briar Rose Challenge WINNERS!

 People's Choice winner of the Briar Rose Challenge is.... Shirley! Shirley's adorable Strawberry Fields Hat was picked the favorite - commenters loved how fun and summer-ey it is and noted that it is perfect for the fabric collection. 

I won from Quilt Sandwich Fabric's, Thank you blogging friends and family for voting for the childs Hat.. I will make a tutorial for this pattern for sure. 

Congrats to Jenelle too
The other winner is Jenelle Clark who blogs here! Jenelle made this gorgeous little sewing and embroidery kit - I love all the detail she put into it!Jenelle says she started with a pattern from Lots of Pink Here,
Doing Cross stitching as I do, this would be a great handy pouch to own.. I love it. 

Quilt Sandwich Fabrics

Thank you Quilt Sandwich Fabrics

I bought this Fabric and couldn't decide on when it would be used, I saw lots of projects out there but there is a time for a purpose and this is a great garden bonnet for a little one to keep the sun out. Carolina is a month old here..

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Briar Rose  by Heather Ross, My Strawberry Fields childs Hat

This is my own design and if there is interest I will write a tutorial. I covered the button to capture the cute strawberry.  Its reversible.  Quiltsandwich put out a challenge for this fun Briar Rose Fabric and I love challenge's. Now its Voting time, so Hop over and look at the cute projects and leave a comment on your favorite. 

She and Her Sister have been my inspiration for these Hats.

TOP VIEW, my model is still to small to wear it, but soon she will be sporting a hat. 

SIDE VIEW,I have made this hat before with a wider brim.

QUILT SANDWICH LINK FOR VOTINGThe deadline to comment is Tuesday, July 15 at midnight PST. 

SimpleSew Says Thank you 
Lets be Social


Linking up with some blogging friends

Anything Goes Monday

Friday, July 4, 2014


My Goal for June was to complete  Jeni Bakerincolororder Modern Plus Quilt. With the Help of Family, We Came together for each other during a time of need, and it worked out beautifully.

We used Lark By Amy Butler and added a Few other fabrics as we designed it. I will let most of the Pictures Show the Work. 

This is Smokey, I am not a Cat Person, but he is my Aunts Cat and he is sweet and as our animals do they Help and love unconditional. 

This is my Aunt Lela, we have so much fun and share so much love working together, she Quilted it using stitching in the Ditch. 

My Cousin Shelby whom we are teaching made the tag for it, first time FMQ. 

She also made these applique girls, they are the 2 cousins. The quilt was for Amy and they are also bestfriends. I showed Shelby How to make these using Belivemagic by Carrie Payne process and the girls loved it so they taught Amy. Carrie is an artist that blogs and is published in Stampington and Sew. She will love this.

You can feel the texture Here.. on the back



The entire Quilt finished at about 56 x 64 I had and emergency and had to leave as I said we All had a Crisis going on and we came together as a Family and Made a Quilt and Learned something. 

These are the pics the girls sent me, want work for Blogging but I loved they took the time so I am sharing this. 

This has turned into a total love story and a personal one, not sharing details, but this Quilt is what a Quilt is made of. 
I love you Girls and Aunt Lela, something we will always treasure. xoxo 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mosaic challenge and InLinkz Challenge with a Prize

 I am playing the Mosaic game with Stitched in Color by Rachel sponsored by FABRIC SPOT CANADA BASE ONLINE SHOP. What you do is make a Mosaic Color Design using Huge labs mosaic online tool.
What you DO: copy and pasting image url's from Fabric Spot.  To find url's first go to the item page on Fabric shop, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image URL". Then you add the image using 12 fabric images,( I didnt read this carefully first.)

I dont play online games like Candy Crush my friends are bombing me with. I thought this would be fun, at first it was a challenge. You dont have to blog about it, you can post it on Stitched in Color's   InLinkz . See her Blog post for more details. I am going to post some more fabric choices on my blocks, this is what I started with. , There is a Giveaway so why not Play. These are just my beginning fabric choices. 

I am dreaming up a Grandson Quilt and in this image I am using a white Linen, I always use some linen in my projects and see the blue Moda weave. I also love Fabric Elements, I want the Whale to mature here using shapes and color. 

I finally did it.. I made a block of 12. The trick is to open the links to the 2 websites Big Huge Labs and Fabric Spot. Now I want to work on my design block..

Sara Lawson SewSweetness  is having a Block design Challenge for her new line of fabrics, See her blog for details. The block can be hand written great for my busy complicated life right now. I have completed  a mock up I will work on and do a post when finished. 

 I finished the Briar Rose Fabric challenge with Quilted Sandwich  They will blog the challenge and let me know when. Does this look like a Strawberry? I want to write a pattern for this and my first tutorial. After I see the reviews. I would appreciate your opinion. 
I have so much more to tell you but so little time. 
Have a sweet day..
  Love from SimpleSew and Baby Carolina.

Also my Princess.. with Mrs. Whitney, Mrs Texas..

Monday, June 30, 2014

Qreative Quilts: Scrappy Trip Round Five Blocks

I wanted to share a wonderful written post from our group on flicker for the Scrappy Trip Along. This month I am the Queen Bee and I have enjoyed chatting with the ladies and seeing the blocks and encouragement.  I crept in Blog Lovin and saw my block and just knew it was for ME !! I asked to share her blog post because it is so well written !! 

Please Hop over and See link belows

Kathy said..

Qreative Quilts
Qreative Quilts: Scrappy Trip Round Five Blocks: Round Five and my third time in a hive is nearing it's July 15th deadline so this weekend it was high time to make my blocks for my hive...

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