Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It was a Nautical & Nice Weekend...

OKAY...FIRST, is there nothing more irritating than when you actually have something to say/share/show and you CAN'T ??? I have been trying since Sunday evening, to post and all it did was sit and spin. It has been such a long dry spell for me, that when I finally have something to share...I am silenced by blogger, GRRR...

Anyhow, I am here now...

I have, had these 4 charms packs of Nautical & Nice that I have been dreaming of cutting into.

Literally playing with time and time again.

I have other things I should be doing BUT, I CAVED TO TEMPTATION!

HST, is was... and LOTS, of them!!!

Then the creativity began. SO, has caught me a good half dozen times playing with them. He, calls them my building blocks! He said had he known how entertaining they were going to be, he would have encouraged me sooner to make them, ha!

It's a toss up between pinwheels and the zig zag.

AND just when I thought I was done trimming up all those HST, I found a hidden pile. At least 50 more blocks which creates 100 more, HST. OH, dear!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Swap in, Swap out...

I have been involved in a number of swaps this spring.  A couple of pincushions swaps.  One, of which I received nothing in return.  Oh well,  I guess that's a chance I take signing up.  Leaves me feeling greedy for signing up for two.  Should have been happy with one!

I also, took part in two eye spy swaps.  I now have over 200 4" squares to use in my own eye spy quilt. 

It's a quick, easy way to get a variety of novelty squares.

Then there is the Red & White swap over at Sew Many Ways.  We are exchanging 5" squares and in return will receive back 125 Red & White squares.  I can hardly wait to see what variety comes back to me.

Here is my fabric choice...

 It's a simple little pattern but , this picture is messing with the optics. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I Spy Swap II ...

                                                                More things, I spy...
dogs in sweaters, golf balls & tees, Christmas candy, Christmas lights, tennis shoes, birds & nests, nuts & bolts with wrench's, animals, pink spiders & webs, and lastly dinosaur skeletons.

I am participating in another I spy swap.  This time over at   Green Apple Orchard.   When I get the blocks back I will have a nice variety of blocks, over 200 4" blocks.  Not sure how many a person needs to make a lap size quilt.  Has anyone done one of these?  If so do you have a pattern suggestion or thoughts on a layout.  I have something in my head but, might be needing more blocks.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giveaway Winner...

 I am happy to announce that Heartsdesire, has claimed her winnings.  Thank you, to those of you who entered the giveaway!

The winner of two Sunkissed Charm Packs is...

Congrats to...

Please contact me via email with your mailing address and I will get these mailed out.  Please note, should I not hear from Heartsdesire by 6 am Thursday, May 5.   I will select another winner and again post here.

Thank you to those who entered the giveaway!

Sew on ~ Kim

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day Giveaway....

I am celebrating May Day, with my first... Giveaway!

The prize... Two charm packs of Sunkissed, by Sweetwater.
I am keeping it simple.  No hoops to jump through.  However, there is one "catch" (keep reading).
All you have to do is leave a single comment on this post.  The giveaway will end at midnight Monday night and a winner will  be chosen by random number generator and will be posted on my blog Tuesday.  Now, here is "the catch."  You will have to come back to my blog to see who wins and claim your prize.  If the winner does not claim the prize by 6 am Thursday, another winner will be selected and again I will post on the blog, etc.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy your day!