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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Baseball Stadium Cushions - It's A Guy Thing Blog Hop

     Welcome to the first day of the

It's a Guy Thing
Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
Baseball Stadium Cushions

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt presented bloggers with the challenge to make something for a guy or tomboy, or in manly-man colors.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

We've been very busy this summer.
I've barely been in my sewing room or here on my blog.

We have been watching a lot of baseball games.
Dodge City hosts a summer collegiate baseball team.

 College athletes are recruited from all over the nation to play ball in our Kansas league. 

Our team relies on host families to provide the players a home away from home during the summer
we decided to open our home to a player this year.

While he was a total stranger at the beginning of the summer, we have had the pleasure to get to know him and it feels like he's part of our family.
It will be very hard to say goodbye.

Now my project isn't necessarily for him, but it has certainly been better on my bum to have a cushion while I've watched over 20 of his home games on hard bleachers.

If you are interested in making your own cushion, I have a free tutorial
that is for a football version HERE.  

I started the summer using the football cushions at the baseball games.
My sister-in-law poked a little fun at me and that motivated me to make a baseball set.

Baseball playing is a "Guy Thing"
 but with over 40 baseball games to watch, this girl needs a cushion.

Check out all the other Guy Things:

It's so fun to get inspiration from Blog Hops.
I'm sure we will have way too many ideas for our guys by the end of the week.

The summer has been so full and we've made new friends for life.
I'll be back to sewing and blogging more soon - after summer baseball!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Orange You Glad Blog Hop Sign Ups

 Today I am happy to announce a new stitching blog hop.

What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature sewing and quilting and are like joining a quilt guild without leaving home.  Once the theme (challenge) is presented we set to work sewing.
We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns.
Anyone can follow along.

There are about 2 months to sew something and join in on the fun.  
It's another easy theme that should have you thinking of lots of things you could make.

The Challenge: 

Create something inspired by the color orange.
Think orange, think citrus, think orange peel, or maybe the joke about 
"orange you glad we didn't say banana!"
Anything orange.  You decide.

The Rules:  

Post on your assigned day at 12:00 am Eastern time.
Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!
Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment. Make friends!!!!

Are you in?

YES, that really is gochefs!!!!!!!!

Send me an email with the following information:
Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

Subject Line: Orange

PLEASE, email me the info.
I do know most of you, but if you don't send the info, I have to look up all your information.

If you have emailed me and don't hear from me within a few days, please email me again or contact me on Facebook.  Sometimes Hotmail eats my homework...lol

Remember, this is for fun.
Let's grow together!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

A Queen and Her Dragon - Fairy Tales Blog Hop

    Welcome to the first day of the

Fairy Tales
Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with the
A Queen and her Dragon!

Joan of MooseStash Quilting has invited bloggers to sew something that's our Fairy Tale
What's your fairy tale?

Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

My fairy tale starts with my precious...

princess granddaughter who says she is the queen.
Queen Elsa to be exact.

Our queen loves dragons and what is more "Fairy Tale" than dragons?

The pattern is Diggles the Dragon from the Funky Friends Factory.
He's about 18" and was super fun to make.

Every dragon needs a queen so I made the queen dressed in her favorite
attire (frozen colors and crown) by tweaking an original doll design.

My granddaughter loves playing with stuffies and she will love these.

The Queen and Her Dragon will be played and played with
this Grammie's Fairy Tale will be fulfilled!

Check out all the other Fairy Tales!

It's so fun to get inspiration from Blog Hops.
I'm sure we will have way too many ideas swimming in our heads by the end of the week.

Sign-ups for the August Blog Hop will start soon (after the Fairy Tales Hop is over).
Stay tuned for the announcement.
Orange you glad?   ;)