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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
and
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?   ;)









Sunday, May 16, 2021

King of the Jungle - Born to be Wild Blog Hop

   Welcome to the first day of the

Born to be WILD 
Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with the
King of the Jungle!


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt has invited bloggers to sew something that's jungle-related
Like jungle animals, wild colors or designs, or jungle fabrics.

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


I figured we had to start this blog hop with the "KING"!


To make my lion, I gathered my fabrics by Jackie Kunkle for 
Island Batik called Ancient Etchings.
These Island Batik fabrics were perfect for the Alice the Alpaca I made for the fall 2019 quilt market and I knew my "King" would be dressed well in the fabrics too.

The pattern is Larry the Lion from the Funky Friends Factory.
He's 11" tall and was super fun to make.

His booty and tail are as cute as he is...



Be sure to check out all of the bloggers that are
Born to be Wild!


I say it every time - by the end of the blog hop, you will have more ideas than time.
I always end up that way...


Have a "roaring" great day!!




Sunday, May 2, 2021

Blog Hops Announced for the Year!!!

Today I am happy to announce a bunch of new stitching blog hops.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at Moosestash Quilting, and I
have been brainstorming and have set the rest of the year's blog hop schedule.


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. 
Carol, Joan, and I come up with a challenge
and invite bloggers to email with their blog information if they want to join our hop.

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. 
We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months 
 but, with this post, you now have time to plan. 

We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. 
Anyone can follow along!

We like to keep things relaxed and fun, because if it isn't fun why do it.

Blog Hop Schedule

Right now we have a blog hop coming in May with the schedule set.
It's called "Born to be Wild" and is hosted by Carol. 
It should be a very wild time!


Joan will be our hostess for the June blog hop and you can sign up now!
Her post at Moosestash Quilting HERE will tell you how to sign up!


Carol is hosting the July blog hop.
Carol has posted about the hop and you can start signing up for it.  
That information can be found by clicking HERE.


Don't panic and think you have to decide whether to sign up for the rest of the year.

We prefer to wait until a couple of months before the hops to start signing bloggers up.
The rest of this information is strictly if you want to get started on future hops.

We will announce when the sign-ups begin!

Remember, we offer a theme.  It's up to your interpretation - we are NOT the theme police.
Take it where the fabric leads you...

August
Hostess - Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks


Think orange, think citrus, think orange peel, or maybe the joke about "orange you glad we didn't say banana!"

September
Hostess - Joan at Moosestash Quilting


Joan says this includes anything fall, including falling up the stairs - ha.

October
Hostess - Carol at Just Let Me Quilt


Anything Halloween!

November
Hostess - Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks


Mug Rugs! (or coasters if you prefer)

December
Hostess - Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
Our annual virtual cookie exchange!

We will keep you updated with all the things you need to know.

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



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Hopefully, you don't receive this twice, but on that chance, please accept my apology.