Monday, October 16, 2017

Enter if U Dare Blog Hop

Do you Dare???
The ghouldies and ghosties are just waiting for this hop to start.
Making their list and checking it twice...
(oops wrong holiday)
They are putting the finishing touches on their "scares" just for you!
You won't want to miss this fun time, that's for sure.
Who best to announce this hop but Dracula.
I just  got back from the "International Balloon Fiesta" in Albuquerque.
It's hard to believe, but this was my 40th year attending.
This guy was one of the new balloons, to light up the skies.
The top photo was taken at the "Glow" and the others were inflight.
He is just so stinkin' cute, isn't he?

Here's the schedule

 Tuesday Oct 24

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kittens Halloween Party

Have you seen the monthly mini quilt over at 
"SewCanShe" blog?

If your not familiar, they offer a "free" little quilt pattern each month.
This month "Stitches of Love" designed it.
Isn't it just, the cutest?
Check it out right...
Halloween Goodness...what's not to love!
Thanks Caroline and "Stitches of Love", for this sweet lil Halloween "mini".

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Creative Borders and Binding with Island Batik

October brings us, my favorite time of the year...
I just couldn't possibly not do some kind of Halloween project, for this challenge.
This speaks of me lately...
running around with my head cut off.
Recently I've became acquainted with "Quilt Fusion",
who have such fun patterns from none other than
"Uncle Gravy".
Seriously, you've got to love a name like that!
They have the most incredible applique patterns...
check it out 
You can sign up for their emails and get a free pattern every Friday.
What's to loose?'s a border challenge.
Your wondering about the borders aren't you?
I added a "faux" filmstrip border.
It seemed like the perfect way to show things off.
Icing on the cake, don't you agree?

These fabrics from "Island Batik" are labeled "bonus" fabrics.
Just a little something they added to our boxes.
I do get to play for the greatest company!
Batiks really make that "attention to detail" stand out.
I love the incredible way, they all play so well together.

As for a creative binding...
it's a plain black binding for me.
The filmstrip border is the star of this show.
Hope you've enjoyed my little "challenge" this month.
Tell me how you might use a filmstrip border yourself.
Who knows, there just might be something in it for you!
winky winky

Leave me a comment and we will just see!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Marriage Survival

We are in full wedding mode around here, and I found the cutest little 
bridal shower idea on 

If you've been married at all, you know that a survival kit,
 just might be considered a necessity!
This one came from Creative "Try"als.
(Love the name)
It's not only a hoot, but comes with some very sound marriage advice.
She provides a free PDF file so you can print out everything you need.
Check it out 
There are loads of other great gift ideas too!
I  just love this blog.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sun Sand and Sea BOM

There may be a chill in the air...
but we aren't done with the beach just yet.
In fact this month, I pulled out my 
Itty bitty...teeny weeny, yellow polka dot,not so bikini. 
You know I'm old here, and way past the age of some crazy bikini.
Grab your flip flops, and sunscreen and hop on over to see Amy at 
"Sew Incredibly Crazy" 
for your very own,  not so bikini block this month.
I am just loving how it's coming along...
A big thanks to Island Batik for sponsoring me.
Only a few more blocks to go and this one will be a wrap.
Make sure you don't miss out. The blocks are free until the end of each month,
then there is a nominal fee for them.
It's never too late to join in on the fun!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'