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

Monday, April 6, 2015

umbrella prints trimmings competition

2015 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge #umbrellaprintstrimmingschallenge


WELCOME TO THE 2015 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge. It's our sixth year running!

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.

PRIZES
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.

Quilters' Prize
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.

4. Most importantly, email umbrellaprints@yahoo.com.au with a link to where you have shared your photo online so that we can find you!

We will pin your photo to the 2015 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge  board on Pinterest on June 1. Come check out what everyone has made.  


DATES 
Challenge Starts March 2 Buy your Trimmings packet here
Create your entry March 2 - May 30
Entries Close May 30
Viewing June 1 - 4 Comment and repin!
Winners Announced June 5 
I am posting this to keep me on track, i love this competition, its a challenge for me..            

my first entry 2013


my second entry 2014




Kayliegh the new addition to our family this week... 
I take this personally, every year I make something better and better.. the pinterest board is gorgeous.. check it out.. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

LOWVOLUMNFAT8SWAP

Lowvolumnfat8swap

I am so excited about this I can hardly type.. 
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. 

Show her the love with following her shop...

http://goo.gl/forms/L1GBZfKSh1 ( DOCUMENT FOR SIGN UP)

What the gest of this is you send to me 1, 10, or 20 fat8's  and I will swap them out with other swappers. This can only be successful if we have swappers so tell everyone. My goal is not to duplicate. 

 Mara from  Secretly Stitching made a tutorial here http://secretlystitching.blogspot.gr/2014/07/how-i-cut-my-fat-eights-of-fabric.html
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 
  1.  This swap is open to international I love you folks..  HI Mara at secretly stitching
  2. Anyone can buy from Sewmeasong and ship to me  and I will PP you postage for the return. After swap. 
  3. If your trading fabric you already have, include your SAE envelope and postage . Here is How it is done, read this link Sew at Home Mummy Erin, this is great information for any swap you do. 
  4. You must protect your fabric at shipment. Include your address inside in case of postage damage. I havent had problems but some folks have. 
  5. We will keep all communication here on this Blog or you can email me at Funnymesjc@gmail.com or DM me on IG at Simplesew
  6. You must use Quilters Cotton, smoke free.
  7. My address is 4715 Bonneville Dr. Arlington, TX 76016 
Groups I am in: you get Until March 31st.. for discount
Outlanders            AMHTEAMFOLKSONG        Scrappy Trip along flicker group
sweetandsaltyeasterswap      Lowvolumeplusswap     IG pincushion swap AllisonGlass mini swap  CottonandSteele mini swap The Bee Hive 
Spring mini swap       Umbrella trimmings 2015 Contest 
Stashbeehive52015  Princess Craft SWAP .. #jadexstitch
SAMPLES OF LOW VOLUME AND TEXT 
 
My last purchase from Believe magic

THE BITCHES FABRIC IS CANVAS IF YOU WANT TO TRADE A FAT 8 WITH ME LET ME KNOW. THIS MAY OFFEND SOME AND I AM NOT OUT TO DO THAT. INCLUDE A NOTE IN YOUR PACKAGE.
Hexie quilt :  I AM WORKING ON FOR MY GET YOUR HEXIE ON GROUP












No deadline to get in if you can make the mailing date.

Monday, March 2, 2015

SIMPLESEW BIG GIVEWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDS MONDAY MARCH 9TH AT NOON 
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 .. 

SEMEASONG BEST TEXTY FABRIC STORE, They have more, but this is where I get my texy goodness.
 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.. 




belivemagic etsy shop and giveaway
 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.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

MY FIRST PLUS QUILT COMPLETED FABRIC SALE INFO

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.. 

sewmeasong Fashion Show in Small Print  by Suzuko Koseki for  Yuwa of Japan- Fat Quarter Bundle Just a sample of eye candy at her online shop....Stay TUNED AND FIND ME ON IG.. SIMPLESEW.. 





Monday, February 23, 2015

low volum plus block swap

http://www.craftbuds.com/swap-low-volume-plus-blocks/  come swap with us on this terrific block..  I am into low volume fabrics.. I also enjoy working with lindsey at craft buds and LRstitched. use the link to sign up. 





Here are some samples of what I am working on, this first pic is my hexi  lap quilt for me, working with Get your Hexie on Flicker group..


This is for my february Stash bee swap.. with a signature block.. 





Friday, February 20, 2015

The Bee Hive Swarm BLOCK AND ETC...


I tell you what, I am not so good with this blogging, since Instagram came into my life.. I love chatting all day with ya folks and seeing snippets of the day as IT  comes.. My sweet buddy Mara is Mara_makes.. she finally got on.. she has 2 accts one for giveaways, but she knows I have a hard time with one name so I will catch on in a bit. They sure are having fun at QuiltCon, its just down the road from me,, but I really dont do the crowd thing well either. 
Here is my block for February for the THE BEE HIVE GROUP. I AM IN THE US SWARM.. FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MY GROUP and here is the buttonThe Bee Hive series



ETIQUETTE RULES I READ SOMEWHERE, THERE IS ALOT OF INFO IN THIS GROUP, BUT THE BLOCKS ARE SIMPLE AND I NEED RULES SOMETIMES. I READ SOMEWHERE ELSE NOT TO TAKE PHOTOS OF TOES, BUT FOLKS SORRY ITS A PRETTY DAY OUT AND I JUST NEEDED THIS ONE PICTURE.. 
MY NEW FLOWERS I PUT IN.. SO YOU WOULDNT JUST SMELL "SEE" TOES.

  MY OTHER PROJECT IS MY GET YOUR HEXIE ON, ITS A FLICKER GROUP.. LOVE THAT THIS IS MY MONTH.. MY AUNT IS HELPING ME too, and my buddy Mara...BUILD 3 INCH HEXIE AND I AM STARTING TO GET IN A FEW FROM THE GROUP, ITS A LAP QUILT FOR ME, I AM EXCITED ABOUT IT. LOW VOLUME WITH A TOUCH OF BOLD COLOR......THIS IS MY 3RD YEAR WITH THIS GROUP AND I LOVE IT. WE ARE LOW KEY AND LAID BACK.


HAPPY VALENTINES TO THE ONES, I MISSED,  AND WELCOME TO TEXAS ALL YOU FOLKS IN QUILT CON THAT ARE VISITING..VISIT ME ON IG TOO AS SIMPLESEW 

Image result for IMAGE OF TEXAS Image result for valentine images

Monday, February 16, 2015

StashBee for February Finished...

Look at me blogging in February, but I have some beautiful blocks to share with you. I am over at my monthly Stash Bee Hive 5.. 



THIS BLOCK CHANGES MONTHLY BY QUEEN BEE'S REQUEST.. SO YOU SEE ALOT OF DIFFERENT BLOCK AND I MEAN ALOT....JUMP OVER THERE. THESE BLOCKS WERE INSPIRED BY http://filminthefridge.com/quilts/
MY BLOCKS: 







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