Friday, October 24, 2014

Jack-o-lantern freebie

I have been waiting especially for this one! 
J is for jack-o-lantern!  This is a perfect one for this time of year.
I thought for sure someone would guess this one last week in the guessing contest......boo hooo!
Each week is another letter of the alphabet....which you can find on previous fridays. I always list a freebie on fridays.  This would be so sweet made into a snack mat.

Next week will be: "k is for ____"
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "k" could stand for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this blog post.
One guess per person to make it fair! 
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Isn't this a sweet Halloween party invite....so vintage.

Wow....the knife looks so dangerous in this old picture.
Everyone has a the cutest hair dos.

I have to share what I got in the mail yesterday!
It is from DMC......they gave me goodies to design with and all the colors they have....yay!!!
I always list my DMC colors in every embroidery pattern....they are the best!!!!

Have a great fall weekend!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My booth at the Washington state quilt show

Last weekend was the Spokane Washington state quilt show!
I had my same booth in the corner.....above is a wide shot of it.
We had a great show and I want to share some pictures on it!
Let me tell you....setup is hard...because I always have to get sooo much into a small spot.
I used old screen doors for display.....my prim flag, smile pillow and Christmas poem stitchery.
Here is another side shot...I think by clicking on these pictures you may see it larger.
I grouped my Halloween projects together.  I have quite the collection.
I always bring my wool pin patterns.....these are great for using up small scraps of wool and felt.
At the top left is the Witch's stocking....it is what you might give a witch for great spookiness ....on halloween night as her gift....lol
I had patterns for wallhangings, ornaments, pillows and more!
Here are my sweet snowmen and the "Where the tree top glistens" ornaments...my design that is on the cover of the Somerset Holidays and celebrations.
See how every inch is needed..lol
I try to have most my samples for my patterns on display.
Chicks in an egg and  kitty dresdan plate pillow and lots of projects for wool.
I love all the holidays, as you probably already know.....valentines, Easter, and christmas...oh my!!!
I brought my daughter's bench to put on my table for extra space for halloween decor.
My ghost....he has been to alot of shows...and has been handled alot.  My pal Sarah's ghosts, that she made for a show...looks all fresh and pretty.
My old cupboard for halloween....through out the year I use it as part of my photography station.
I use old drawers to hold pattern....sweet
This is the front side....the christmas design in front has always been a big seller.
My wire tree from goodwill is perfect for my witch ornaments...which are made from chenille stems.
The corner....lots to look at.
Valentine......I love mixing red and pinks!
Garden tags
I put most my hoop art on a chicken wire frame.....a giant gold frame that used to hold a tacky painting from the 70's.
A Christmas stocking with mice stitchery.  Plus the santa mannequin dress form.
Embroidery is one of my favorite things to do...so satisfying.
Candy cane stocking....with lots of tags.  
I made this valentine to look like a vintage box of chocolates.
In the back is my heart with changeable wool circles....one for each month of the year.

I love me some St.Patricks day too!
Bunnies are so sweet at Easter time.
I like taking a bundle of wheat and twigs....put them in a big pickle jar and then hang up halloween ornaments on them. There is my turkey on a stand.  I love owls too!
Wicked witch pinkeep....and stacking pumpkins.
At the top left is one of my oldest designs....a bouquet of halloween goodness.
I really love pumpkin men or ladies
Everyone wants to buy my raggedy girl.....she is a sweetie
Boy that skull is sure staring at you!
I had a great time at the show....and met some really really nice ladies.....loved hearing their stories and all!
Another shot from where our cash register table sat.
Hope next year will be as fun!


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Alphabet freebie - ink

Yep...I is for Ink!
So old fashioned!
I do have a bottle of in...kinda afraid of it since it is india ink in black....
the kind the would never come out if spilled!

Next week will be: "J is for ____"
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "J" could stand for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this blog post.
One guess per person to make it fair! 
I think someone will get it this time!

Come to the Quilt Show
 This Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Oct 17-19th is the Washington state quilt show in Spokane WA...
Truly one of the best in the nation.
The shopping is to die for!
The quilts are beautiful and inspirational.
It is at the Spokane fairgrounds.
I will be a vendor....in my usual spot!
Plus there will be Charming lulu ....a fab sewing boutique.
There are lots of shops, vendors, and fun things ...that trust me...you will want!
Some things sell out...Friday is the day to have the best chances of getting the coolest stuff.
There is always a featured quilter and a fun WSQ quilter's boutique (good deals, pretty items)



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall's bounty....pumpkins, apples, leaves & lil acorns

Oh my gosh...leaves are turning!
It is still warm here though....which is strange...but we'll take it!
This is my brand new pattern...just in time for the Quilt show...
Fall's bounty candle mat embroidery pattern, #341
It is in my Etsy shop as an instant download.
This will also be in patternmart and my website!
Fall...acorns, leaves, pumpkins, and apples! What a beautiful time of the year. An adorable little mouse peeks out from the pumpkins. Make this sweet candle mat super fast...it's so easy and fun to do! This looks great all season long in your fall decor & makes a great gift. This can easily be made into a pillow as well.

Imagine this sweet mat on your coffee table with your candles.....so pretty. This would also be a great snack mat. Finished design measures: 7 7/8" x 7 7/8".
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Quilt show
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Oct 17-19th is the Washington state quilt show in Spokane WA...
Truly one of the best in the nation.
The shopping is to die for!
The quilts are beautiful and inspirational.
It is at the Spokane fairgrounds.
I will be a vendor....in my usual spot!
Plus there will be Charming lulu ....a fab sewing boutique.
There are lots of shops, vendors, and fun things ...that trust me...you will want!
Some things sell out...Friday is the day to have the best chances of getting the coolest stuff.
There is always a featured quilter and a fun WSQ quilter's boutique (good deals, pretty items)



Monday, October 13, 2014

Bringing to the quilt show & sneak peak

The Washington state quilt show is this coming weekend!
I am bringing some extras besides all my patterns and samples of the patterns!
Like my little watercolor ACEO art....in mats!
These are all originals....one of a kind!  They are matted ....ready to put in a 5 x 7 frame.
I will also have my artwork in tags....bags and bags of them.
For all the times of the year...including Birthdays.
I really love tags....I have been hooked on them for years!
While preparing all my goodies....I am watching these fun shows!  I just love being inspired by movies.
The cartoons bring back memories of being a kid and trick or treating.
More tags....like my zombie tags....featured in Somerset Holidays and celebrations magazine.
These Christmas ornaments were on the cover of that same magazine!
For the show ...I am going to display them on this wire tree.
Halloween goodies....pins, pincushions, hats....and more
This hat is small but fun...clips right into your hair.
Sneak peaky alert!!!!
I am coming up with a few new patterns and this is a sneak peak of one....there will be 7  more in the collection.