Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 3 Give Away and a Winner!!!

What an enjoyable weekend!  Spent time with both my boys...always a great time!  Took Enzo to have his photo taken with Santa...OMG!!!  It was like taking a toddler to see Santa.  He did not like Santa and had to be bribed and distracted by a squeaky toy, LOL.

Now for the Winner of the Day 1 Give Away is DTatro!  Email me your mailing address and I'll drop it in the mail :)  Don't forget tomorrow we will see who the winner of Day 2 you still have time just click Here !

I finished my Gingerbread Christmas by Plumcute Designs.  
It is so adorable and I loved using my coloring skills again... Day 3 Give Away is the pattern for Gingerbread Christmas!

Leave a comment on this post, be a registered follower of the Woolie Blog and we'll see who the dog dish coughs up on Thursday!  Have a great day...I am off to Jury Duty!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Doppelganger Quilter + Give Away Day 2!!!

Today Christmas Video is dedicated to the 
Fabric Stalkers who bring laughter into my life.

I don't know if you have ever thought about who your Doppelganger Quilter is...let me explain.  The definition of doppelganger is apparition or double of a living person...a Doppelganger quilter is someone who closely approaches the world of quilting in a similar way as you do...enjoys the same kits, worries about UFO's, has an abundance of WIPs...get the picture. I have a friend who is my doppelganger...we gravitate to the same projects, fabrics and approach the world of quilting in a similar way.  There is comfort knowing that I have a Doppelganger Quilter, lol.

The Day 2 Give Away is one of Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin favorite Snowman patterns!!!  Just leave a comment on this post you are interested and be a registered follower of the Woolie Blog and we'll see who the dog dish coughs up on Tuesday!  The winner of the Day 1 Give Away will be announced on Monday so you still have a chance just click on the Day 1 link and leave a comment :)

Have a great weekend!  I hope it includes some stitching...I know mine will!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Give Away Day 1

This is my favorite time of year...The Woolie 12 Days of Give Aways!  For those of you who are new to the blog I collect patterns or books that have been either made by myself or some of my friends and give them away for the first 12 days of December...actually only post on the week days :).  All you have to do is comment on this blog post each day that you are interested in that particular days Give Away, be a registered follower of the blog and check back to see if you are the winner and email me you snail mail address.  Easy Peasy!

Day One Give Away
Winner announced on Monday!

Life is all about flexibility and my play days with Stacy didn't happen for a variety of reasons but all worked out for a great time in Portland with my oldest son.  I was able to set up the city Christmas Tree, wrap our grandson's Christmas present...and, make a visit to Fabric Depot.  I did a Quilt Roadies Video of  my visit there which G is editing (not the best videographer, lol) and I took some spectacular photos over and back on the mountain pass.

 On the way over

On the way home

Barely any traffic which made for a peaceful journey.  The only truck heading home was one filled with Christmas Trees...which is kinda of a crack up since there are trees everywhere, lol.

Anyhoo, it was a wonderful time is the city but I am happy to be home with G and Enzo...and of course more sewing time in the Command Center!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Little Bit of This...A Little Bit of That...

I hope those celebrating Thanksgiving had a wonderful day.  Black Friday came and went without HH or I stepping into a store and the weekend was a peaceful one.  We hung holiday lights outside and decorated the inside.  I enjoy all the warm fuzzies that come with bringing out the Christmas decorations.  

I finished a new book and it was very entertaining.  I have read John Sandford before but not the Virgil Flowers Novels.  It was a fun read and I know that I am going to  be hanging out with Virgil Flowers again!

I spent yesterday creating a new Woolie addict...I admit it!  A neighbor bought a Buttermilk Basin kit from the Stitchin' Post came over and got a lesson on how I prep my wool.  I can't tell you how tickled I am to know there is another Woolie in the neighborhood!

Afterwards I started working on my pillow project from Santa's Workshop at Sew Many Quilts .  I think it really is adorable and I can't wait to finish it...alas, it'll have to wait till I get back home.  

I also finished block one of Bringing Home the Tree by Stacy West .  

Don't forget the Woolie 12 Days of Christmas Give Away starts on Thursday!!!!  Even though I will only be blog posting Tuesday and Thursday I will be posting the Give Aways Mon. - Fri.  So stay tuned and be sure to be a registered follower of the Woolie Blog.

Now...get some stitching done and I'll see you back here on Thursday!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Final Challenge 2016 + Announcements

For those who celebrate, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Don't forget tomorrow's post on The Quilt Show Daily Blog Anna & G On The Road.  We will be on blog holiday until November 29th.  Exciting times ahead, Stacy West aka Buttermilk Basin is coming to play in Portland! And, for those of you who have been a Woolie reader for a while...drum roll...the 12 Days of Christmas Give Away starts on Dec. 1st!!!  Remember you can only qualify for the give aways if you are a registered follower of the Woolie Mammoth

Quote of the Day

 This is your one life...make it memorable

This past weekend I was having some up and down moments and had an overwhelming desire to feel some control over my world.  Now...think about does a quilters gain control over their world?  They organized their stash! is the disclaimer (not in tiny writing) DO NOT do this unless you can live with chaos for several days.  And so, I challenge you for one final 2016 challenge to reorganize your stash.  I am not kidding you...I felt like I was possessed by all the quilter's who have gone to that great sewing room in the sky and left behind a mess.

I use a 8 x 6 inch ruler to wrap all my fabric, folding it first selvage to selvage and then in half again so I can wrap it around the ruler.  I pull the ruler out and then use my iron to flatten it a getting air out of a plastic bag.  I then moved it around creating different stack criteria.  This is when I found out I had a full stack of border fabric, Halloween, dots and stripes!  I also made separate stacks for my Asian themed fabrics.  Otherwise I kept to the color wheel format.  I looked through all my bins, reorganized them...getting reacquainted with my kits and fabric bundles.

What this did for me was make me fall in love with what I have...wonder why I bought something and ignited a quilting fire within me!  I got rid of a nice pile of "what the he**" fabrics.  And, am now a born again quilter.  I strongly encourage you before the end of the year to immerse and touch each piece of fabric you own and 2017 will be our year!!!

I just want to go stand in this closet and feel smug!!! LOL

Fabrics are stashed by color way except for Asian prints, dots, stripes, border prints and Halloween.  Milk crates hold wool by color way and kits.  To the right are project boxes and 2 wire baskets of Civil War fabrics.  Batting on the top shelf along with rolls of fusible and bolt of muslin, SF 101 and black Kona.

Getting off my soap box and on to other things!!!  HH and I went to see the new JK Rowling movie and I have to give it a "C"  Not as exciting or engaging as the Harry Potter series.  Granted our expectations are high...but, this fell below the mark even with all the great actors.

Enjoy the last few days of November and we'll see you back here on Nov. 29th!  See you on Instagram and Facebook :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Busy Bee

I have been keeping myself busy although without a plan...yesterday, I decided that I would feel better if my sewing room was a little more organized...and so...I started with the Stash.  OMG...what a job!!!  So far, only 1 and a half shelves cleaned up.  Once I get it done I will take a photo and share.  Just with a couple of shelves done the closet is looking like a control freak lives here, LOL. On Facebook they had a test to determine what percentage of your brain was right brain vs. left brain.  Only 15% of my brain is left brain!!!  This explains so much about my life...The word plan is not really a part of my vocabulary.  The 15% of my left brain is working hard to straighten out the stash.

This is my quote for the week 💗

There are some sewing rooms that make you smile as soon as you step into them.  My friend Leslie has created such a space.  She has wonderful little quilts scattered about her home...but, her sewing room just lightens the heart.  I hope you enjoy the slide show and get all kinds of ideas!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fabric Weekend!

I know...I know these 2 photos have already been on Instagram and Facebook...but, I am soooo dang tickled with the out come!!!  I am using the little hexie quilt on my antique stove as a candle mat.

And, my bowl I think I am going to hang on the wall!

HH and I figured out that the next Super Moon won't be for another 40 years!!!  I am glad we got to see it this time around.

This past Saturday was a day of Fabric from beginning to end.  Got up at 5:30 in the morning, took a bath and headed out to the PJ Sale at the Stitchin' Post where I met up with some Fabric Stalkers.  After some heavy duty shopping I then headed into Bend to participate in Santa's Workshop at Sew Many Quilts.  Yep, Fabric from dawn to dusk.

Val, Jane and Cakers giddy after shopping!

Enjoy the slide show of crazy quilters shopping and stitching! Don't forget tomorrow there will be a slide show about the Hilde Morin Bowl Class on The Quilt Show site under the Daily Blog, Anna & G On The Road!

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