Saturday, August 30, 2008

a sneak peek and a giveaway!

This is my sneak peek of the fabrics I will be using for the ALQS! The colors are little off, especailly the 'white'. its not white, it is actually a tone on cream material. the flash on the camera washed the true color out. but yall get the gist. I hope my person likes it. I got all of the fabric from my stash! including the batting!
I found this magazine at Joanns yesterday, isn't that turtle cute cute cute! As I was reading it, who did I find? Its bonnie hunter of quiltville fame! she has another article in quiltmaker! who knew? I am a member of her online forum thru Yahoo. She has created a mystery for us for Labor Day. I will be doing it later on. I have to work labor day(aint retail grand, snicker-snort). It has alot of good article in it and a good review of the Janome 6600P, my dream machine.

Last but not least, I have found another giveaway! is have a giveaway of a $75 gift certificate at a online quilt shop! After this long standing fabric diet I have been on, I am in need of some serious fabric retail theraphy! Keep On Stitich'n On! (mauh) Liz

Friday, August 29, 2008

new product alert!


brace yourself, Im in a chatty mooooood.

I have several new products to tell you about. yall remember the ruler attachment called the gripper? looks like a old fashion telephone receiver. I didn't like it, it was too big and cumbersome. the website announce that they had developed a smaller gripper called " the Amazing Little Gripper''. Ladies and gents, this is a MUST have! My local quilt shop (The Quilting Bee of Chesapeake, Va) is carrying them and I got one today! I love it!!! It is the perfect size for me. no more doing the 'spider dance' with my hands on the ruler to keep it in place. Go to this website and check out the info. there is a instruction sheet that you can print out on how to use it.
I'm telling ya people, you will LOVE it. Runs around 7 bucks and worth it! I have carpel tunnel in both wrist as well as early signs of arthritis in my fingers. This little gadget has helped me a lot! Quick to grab the ruler, quick to release it!
You see that blue ruler that looks like a wonky nine patch? Its call the X-Block template. That is the latest rage going right now. You take a nine patch block, use the lines on the ruler (BTW, the blue is the protective coating that most acrylic rulers come with, its peels off easily) to line up the degree of wonkiness (is that a real word? haaaaa, it is now) then trim off the edges. Go to this website to read all about it. Again, I got the template from my LQS, I am doing a shop sample with it, I have decided on a fall table runner. The shop is celebrating its 6Th anniversary and I will do a demo with it and teach a class. I will combine the Little Gripper and the X-Block template for the demo. The Little Gripper fits perfectly in the middle of the 6 1/2 X-Block. Of course I will post pictures when I get the sample done.
Last new product to tell you about. See that big green bag in the picture that says GoGreen/Joann? Yup. Joann Fabrics has jumped on the recycle bag wagon. Cost is $1!! This is a very generous size bag! Its big enough to hold a full size quilt! Its made of the same material that all the grocery store recycled bags are made from. The bottom has a thin, fabric covered cardboard piece that supports the bottom. I'm not liking it too well. I will take 2 pieces of plastic canvas, cut it to size of the cardboard and cover the pieces with fabric. It will make a firmer support and wont SNAP in half if I put too much in the bag. I have done that with my other recycled bags and it works great.
ok, I have chit chatted enough, I do have MORE to write about tomarrow!
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(mauh) Liz

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

a giveaway!

had to tell you about a blog giveaway! it is at
it is a stinking' cute bag/purse. ya gotta go see it and check out her website of goodies too!
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(muah) Liz

Monday, August 18, 2008

Swap Time!

I really need to post more often (hanging head in shame).

Today I got my ALQS person! I join the swap earlier this month ( for more info, click on the icon to the left) and today in email I got the name and preferences info! I have been itching to start this mini quilt but I held off til I got the mini bio on my person. I'm glad I did, this person has the same taste as I do. I was going to go in a completely different direction but now I have a better plan. The quilt is due in November. I will have plenty of time to get this mini gem created and in the mail.
Not much has been happening. My son has a new job and is a very happy camper. He is making more money and has less responsibility. He was getting pretty discussed with his old job and finally got off his butt and went looking for another. He had been at his old job for almost 10 years. He started when he was a junior in high school and stayed there after he graduated. My nephew is trying to get him to go back to school. This mother would love it if he would........
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(mauh) Liz

Friday, August 1, 2008

cuteness alert!

just had to show off these adorable baby booties! You can get the pattern at this website, its in pdf file so you can save it to your harddrive and print copies out when ever you want! next will be the burp cloths! I sent a picture of these booties to my son via the cell phone and he texted back......dont hold your breath! I raised a brat......
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(mauh) Liz