Thursday, 29 September 2011

Blogger's Block of the Month #1

Canton Village Quilt works is hosting a free BOM dedicated mainly to bloggers, but you can join even if you don't have a blog.
Every 25th of the month a different designer will post a new block. This months block was designed by
Sherry McConnell at A Quilting Life. This is the block I've made. My blocks are going to be red, cream with a hint of blue.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

This week I've been basting and sewing cream hexies like mad. So..I didn't make any flower.

 Don't be disappointed though, I'm showing you some of my old flowers and also how my Aunt Sarah Quilt is looking

If you want to see more flowers and beautiful gardens, visit the lovely Karen at A Journey of a Quilter and i'm sure you'll love it!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

How does my garden grow

 Join Thearica and visit her at  Pigtales & Quilts to see how our gardens are doing. you'll love for sure.

The last week we didn't post. Lucky me for I had a little more time to sew some more flowers on my Aunt Sarah quilt. I still need to make lots of white hexies but I'll get it done.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

One Flower Wednesday

Every week lovely Karen at Journey of a Quilter gives us the opportunity to share a hexie flower or two as part of One Flower Wednesday.  These are the two flowers I made this week.

Join us or just visit our gardens.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tuesday Treasures

These two little items were given to me by my beloved grandmother. She died from cancer almost 25 years ago but I still miss her very, very much.

She knew I loved old objects and she gave these to me. It's an old little mirror with golden and blue beads in the back and a pair of scissors with silver handles. I just love those little things. They're a real treasure to me!!!

Monday, 19 September 2011


The lovely Erica at Vicrace Designs has awarded me 
Thank you, very much Erica!

 There are rules to this award...
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself on the post.
3. Pass the award to fifteen bloggers that you think deserve it.
4. Lastly, contact all of the bloggers that you've picked

 for the award.

Now I will tell you a few things about myself

1- I love chocolate
2- I'm a very friendly person
3- I love to work with children
4- I would like to have a long-arm quilter
5- I hate cockroaches 
6- I wake up early (too early ,say my DD and DS)
7- I love fabric, LOL

I have to pass this award to 15 of my blogging friends,
 here they are:

* The House on the Side of the Hill
* Quilting by Celia
* Quilting Dreams
* BubzRugz
* Cookies and Cream
* Samelia's Mum
* Pigtales and Quilts
* Gone Stitchin'
* Happy in Quilting
* Capuccino Swirl
* Charlotte's Web
* Wee Little Birds
* Quilted Hugs
* Life on the block
* Donna's Lavender Nest

Monday's Show and Tell

This week-end I've made a sewing set that is going to travel far away to Australia. I had a great time making it. I love to make this little things. So,today I'm linking up with Show and Tell Monday with  Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft and show you what I've been doing.If you want to share your stuff or to see other bloggers work go HERE.

A scissor keeper and needle case

The complete set with the scissor fob.

Saturday, 17 September 2011


My FNSI was entirely dedicated to my Farmer's wife blocks. I managed to make six of them before I got to tired and went to sleep. I am happy with the results, though.

Northern Lights

Friendship Star


End of Day

Churn Dash

Thursday, 15 September 2011

A BOM just for Bloggers

When I visited Jolanda's blog Atelier Arte,  from the Azores I discovered this interesting BOM QUILT ALONG just for bloggers and I thought it would be lots of fun to participate. Have a look and join in!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Tuesday Treasures

Every week the lovely Melody at The House on the side of the Hill hosts Tuesday Treasures. today i'm showing my favorite cups and saucers. I've gathered a couple of them over the years but those are my favorites. If you like to show or share your treasures just visit Melody HERE.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

New addition to our family and How does your garden grow

Last week our family got bigger...No,no, I'm not pregnant. Blackie arrived last wednesday and my DS and DD are in love with him. you would be too. He is s mini schauzer and he's only two and a half months old.

He loves cuddling

My son just adores him

Isn't he the cuttest thing


  My garden hasn't changed too much. iIve been preparing hexies to add to the rows. Here's a little sneak peak. To see how are all the other gardens growing, visit Thearica HERE.

My design wall or should  I say bed?

My hexie sewing box

The top rows are finished

Friday, 9 September 2011

FWSQA - Catching up...

I've made four Farmer's Wife blocks this week, I'm catching up on the time I've lost with the short ones.

Block #5 - Bat wing
block # 21 - Contrary Wife

Block # 10 - Bowtie

Block # 7 - Birds in the Air

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Quilter's Own Language

It's usual for quilter's to use acronyms in our posts, I came across this list of acronyms during one of my blogland trips. I think it might be helpful for some of us that aren't familiar with all those new "words". I found it a great help as I'm new to quilting and blogging and some times some of the acronyms used were a mystery to me.

Acronyms used by quilters
  • BOM = Block of the Month
  • DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
  • FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
  • FOB = Fear of Binding
  • FQ = Fat Quarter
  • HST = Half-Square Triangle
  • LA = Longarmer
  • LAQ= Long Arm Quilter
  • LQS = Local Quilt Shop
  • MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter
  • OBW = One Block Wonder
  • PhD = Projects half Done
  • PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
  • PP = Paper Piecing
  • QAYG = Quilt As You Go
  • QST = Quarter Square Triangle
  • RR = Round Robin
  • SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
  • SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion)
  • SID = Stitch In the Ditch
  • SnW = Stack and Whack = pile up and cut all at once block pattern
  • Squishy=Envelopes filled with swap fabric or gifts sent/received in the mail
  • STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
  • TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!
  • TOT = Tone-on-Tone
  • UFO = UnFinshed Object
  • VIP = Very Important Project
  • WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
  • WIP = Work In Progress
  • WISP = Work In Slow Progress
  • WWIT = What Was I Thinking
  • WOF = Width of Fabric
  • WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
  • WOW = White On White

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

One Flower Wednesday

Another Wednesday, only two flowers. I've been busy making hexies so I've only made two flowers . i've also sewn three of my rows.

This week's  flowers

My rows and the two flowers

If you want to enjoy more flowers, visit Karen's blog Journey of a Quilter and you'll be amazed with all the gardens and gardeners work.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Tuesday Treasures

 It's Tuesday again so it's time to share some of our little treasures. As i promised here are mote three of my boxes from my collection. The blue one I bought in amsterdam when I visited the city in 1984. The others I bought here and there, in  local fairs or handicraft  stores.

Too see more of these beautiful treasures just visit Melody at  The House on the Side of the Hill and join us if you like.

Monday, 5 September 2011

How does my garden grow

This week I've only made one complete flower but i've been cutting and preparing some petals to stitch on my next row.
If you want to check on other growing gardens visit Thearica's blog HERE.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

And the winner is...

Mr. gave me a little help and chose # 15

  The winner is Linda at Stray Stitches. Congratulations Linda I will send you an email  separately telling you the good news.Thank you to all my blogging friends who entered and to all the ones who visit my blog, making my life full of joy.

Linda said:

Friday, 2 September 2011

Blogiversary Giveaway- It's the last day!!!

My blogiversary giveaway  ends TODAY so, if you haven't entered it before just do it  HERE.

A great Giveaway

Melody at The house on the side of the Hill is celebrating the first year of her blog. She's having the most charming giveaway: she will be giving handmade gifts, 12 of them one  for each month,besides you can also win a  $25 Gift Voucher to the online shop at Want it, Need it, Quilt it. Don't miss it.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

FWSQA - Back in business

As you know my first Farmer's wife blocks were the wrong size. Now that I have cut all the right size templates I started all over again. I hope to catch up in a few weeks time. So far I've managed to do five blocks:
 block #1 - Attic Windows
Block #2 - Autumn Tints
Block #4 - Basket Weave
Block #6 - Big Dipper
Block # 14 - Butterfly at the Crossroads

I'm planning to do some more blocks this week-end for I'm far behind. Most of you have already done 20 or more. But the most important is to stand up tall and never give up.
My blogiversary giveaway  ends tomorrow so, if you haven't entered it before just do it  HERE.