A Lovely Year of Finishes – February Winners

alyof2015So did you know that sometimes life just happens?  That’s what happened this month. So sorry that the winners are late, I got sick and choosing winners got pushed to the back burner. Shanna is awesome for putting up with my tardiness, she knew that Anne and I needed some time to recover and insisted we take care of ourselves first – what an amazing friend I am blessed to have!

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

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Vicki – Vicki’s Crafts

2. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

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Anja – Anja Quilts

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

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Terri – Quilting Nonnie

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

Hayley – Moobird Stitches

5. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

Mariana – Coser Tejer Crear

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

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

Lori – Quilt Musings

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

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8. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

Beth – Flickr

9. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

Cathy – Winter Wanderings

10. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

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

Lori – Flickr

11. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

12. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

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

Julie – That’s Sew Julie

Congratulations everyone! Keep on working towards finishing your March Goals and I will endeavor to be quicker with our March winners!

Happy Wednesday!

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Oopsie Daisy

So there I was, finishing a new quilt top, when tragedy struck.  Well maybe not a tragedy because I wasn’t that upset, but it was sure inconvenient!

I dropped my nice Rowenta iron. I’m wasn’t upset because I haven’t been able it put water in her for the last two years without her leaking everywhere.

Iron Guts Rowenta

 

So yesterday I went shopping for her replacement. I decided to stick with Rowenta, which may surprise you as my last one leaked. Well, if we are being honest, this was not the first time she had hit the ground so it probably wasn’t entirely her fault…

I decided to upgrade to Rowenta Pro Master. My mom has one and loves it, plus I’ve always heard that the best Rowentas are the ones marked “Made in Germany” and this one is!

Rowenta Pro Master

I haven’t tried her out yet, I worked in my yard for an hour and a half yesterday and didn’t have the energy to get in the sewing room, but today I plan to break her in!

Happy Monday and Happy Sewing Everyone!

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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

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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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