Still here…

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that I am still alive and kicking. Anne and I are both still under the weather and heading back to the doctor today. Don’t think I’ve forgotten the password to my blog or anything like that, just haven’t had much energy to sit at the computer.  In all honesty I haven’t really sewn much at all this week either. I’ve mostly just been doodling in bed.

I started Zentangling on February 22, 2015 while waiting to be seen at the ER. I bought a book and just started doodling. Here are a couple of the designs I’ve come up with.

Entangling Circumstances - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Zentangle - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Hopefully I will be feeling better soon, in the mean time, happy sewing!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – March Goal Party

 

alyof2015Does that say March?!? What happened to February?  February is almost a wasted month for me, it is never here for long enough.  With March here that means it is time for a new fresh goal. My guild has our yearly exhibit at our local Arts Walk in April and I need to get my project quilted and bound. Since it is a secret project (my choice, not the rules), I’m only showing the backing today.

Divergent Backing - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThe quilt is already spray basted, now I just need an awesome quilting plan (I sort of have one in the back of my mind) and I need to bind it.

What about you? What one goal will you pick?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

Please choose ONE project

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month

Only with a completed, successful project. And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

And if you are on twitter or Instagram tag #ALYoF

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna , so there is no need to enter twice **

Here is a list of the lovely new and old sponsors and prizes for March

1. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

2. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

3. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies – Custom fabric package, 3 yards plus free shipping anywhere

4. One PDF pattern from Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

5. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

6. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

7. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

8. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist DesignsMeadow Mist Designs Button

9. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

10. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet



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Can A Girl Get A Refund? And A Quilt Reveal…

If I was to tell you that 2015 is just not working out so well for me, would you take me at my word? In addition to all the things that have gone wrong with my fridge and house, then family and friends who passed away at the beginning of the month, for some reason Anne and I both decided to top off February with two separate trips to the ER. One for me -  I sliced my finger open (learned a new rule – if you can make it talk, go to the doc); and one for Anne – she had her first ever headache and we couldn’t figure out what was going on.  Needless to say I’m exhausted and would like a refund on the last 2 months!

I haven’t been able to sew much this week, something about one of my hands being bandaged and both hurting because I can’t take my RA meds – they impede healing.  That being said, I still have a reveal for you!

Spinner Quilt - http://blogsewbittersweetdesigns.com

Quilt Stats:

Name: Spinning Out
Designed by: Me – Melissa Dunworth
Quilting Thread – Aurifil
Size: 56″ x 56″
Made for: Our new niece

I enjoyed making this quilt. It felt like too much pink so the backing is bright green with large flowers.

Here is one more pic all folded up:

Spinner Quilt - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI do love a good finish! You still have time to link up your February finish! The party closes on Saturday, February 28th and March goals go live on Sunday March 1st. Come join us for some fun, finishes and prizes!

Happy Thursday!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – February 2015 Finishes Party

alyof2015Well I survived this month. Let me tell you…it has been an emotional roller coaster. I am so glad that I picked a small goal that I could accomplish this month.  Next month will be more of the same, as well April. My floors are going to be completely ripped out and replaced, which means Anne and I will have to move out for a full week and also take care of a lot of the moving prep as well. No one is moving my sewing machines except me! LOL

Here is my finished bound baby quilt.

Spinner Quilt - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI will post more photos later this week!  It has been delivered and I’m told is well loved. Which is what every quilter wants to hear!

Do share, were you successful with your February goal?

What one item did you choose?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

Please choose ONE project

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month

Only with a completed, successful project. And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

And if you are on twitter or Instagram tag #ALYoF

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna , so there is no need to enter twice **

Here is a list of the lovely new and old sponsors and prizes for February:

1. 10 piece Fat Quarter Bundle of Cotton and Steel
from Gotcha Covered Quilting

GCQ-Logo-Ad-Small

2. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

3. One PDF pattern from Michele of Mishka’s Playground

mishka-playground_sq-125

4. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist DesignsMeadow Mist Designs Button

5. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

6. One PDF pattern from Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

7. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies – Custom fabric package, 3 yards plus free shipping anywhere

8. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

9. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

10. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

11. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

12. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

13. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

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Remember to click on a few other’s links and give people some love.

Just keep Stitching



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Working on my Free Motion Quilting

This past week I have been working on a mini quilt for a birthday club I am in.  This one is special because the person I am sewing for is a long arm quilter. Ahhhh! I hope my FMQ is up to snuff! Here is the back of my quilt. It is a rainbow octagon of my own design.  I’m pebbling and doing some straight-ish lines.

Rainbow Octagon Quilting - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comSince I am planning to bind this by turning the backing to the front I stitched the label onto the backing.  Hoping that decision doesn’t turn out to be a bad one!

Happy Friday and don’t forget that Sunday the Finishes Party opens for February A Lovely Year of Finishes!!

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