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Monday, May 30, 2011

Marie Antoinette Crazy Quilt Block #9 Continued

I didn't have a lot of stitching time yesterday but some.  Scott took me to a flea market yesterday morning where I found some porcelain doll heads.  I'm going to dress them with Crazy Quilting.  Are you surprised?  LOL!

When we got home, I got my paperwork all caught up and straightened up my stash a bit.  I think I enjoy organizing my supplies more than anything else!

Anyway, here is an update on the final block of my Marie Antoinette Crazy Quilt:

Mom and Dad are coming today for grilled chicked, salad and fruit salad.  I think Mom and I are going to run up to Michael's for a little while and see what they have in the way of new glitter and new paper.

For now, I think I'll do some silk ribbon work on this before I straighten up my house.

Have a great holiday everyone!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Marie Antoinette Crazy Quilt Block #9 - Finally!

I finished up the little kitten cellphone pouch that I was working on and decided that was definitely time to get the final block of my Marie Antoinette Crazy Quilt.  Here's the block with the trims:
And here it is with the seam embroidered:
I'm looking forward to putting this quilt together!   I had all the blocks laid out on the floor this morning and it's very sparkly!  Well, what I could see if it when the cats weren't trying to walk on it!  LOL!!  I'll start on the beading tomorrow.

Here is the little kitty cellphone pouch:
I'd like to sew these up tomorrow but not sure I can squeeze anything else into my day.  We're trying to get the yard in order and constantly working around rain!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Little Crazy Quilt Eye Candy

I'm all over the place these days!  We're working on getting the yard and house ready so I can teach classes here at home.  I'm doing some simplifying around here too.  Cleaning out some things, rearranging and organizing my stash (something I always love doing) and mom & I just started to put together a couple of cookbooks.  Mom's will be doing a compilation of her best recipes which go back to when I was little! 

Mine will be a collection of my muffin recipes.  Since I like to experiment with different ingredients, I've really come up with some great and unique muffin recipes.  So we're starting work on putting these together which means mom will be cooking more and I will be baking more (thank goodness our neighbors love what we make) so we can have good photos of everything!

Of course I'm stitching too.  Here's a little Crazy Quilt eye candy:
This is a little cellphone pouch.  I plan to sew this up over the weekend.

This too will be a little cellphone pouch.  It's ready for beading but I wanted to share it at this point so you can see what my seam treatments look like using my waste canvas technique.  Perfectly sized and spaced stitches, everytime!  I'll start the beading on it today and I should be able to do the finishing over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Elegant Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments Volume 2 - Now Available!

It's been many years in the making but I'm pleased to announce that Elegant Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments Volume 2 is now available in our Boutique!!!

This volume has 180 all new charted borders for working crazy quilt seams with my Waste Canvas Technique.  There are no instructions in volume 2.  The instructions are available in Volume 1.

Stitching on crazy quilt seams with waste canvas creates perfectly sized and spaced stitches everytime!  And there are no limits to the beautiful borders that can be created!  Enjoy!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Crazy Quilt Gatherings Issue 2 is Now Available!

Good news everyone!  Pat Winter has released Issue 2 of her Crazy Quilt Gatherings magazine!
I did a page of all new Elegant Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments for this issue! 

Be sure to order this Summer 2011 issue of Pat's magazine!  Whether you're a crazy quilter or you just want a magazine full of beautiful embroidered eye candy, you will love this gorgeous magazine!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Crazy Quilt Strawberry Ornaments!

You really came up with some great guesses!  But I think only person guessed correctly!  My "mystery" CQ pieces are indeed Strawberry Ornaments!




Aren't they sweet?  No pun intended!  LOL!!!  There's more photos in our Boutique.  They measure 4 inches high X 3 inches wide and I added a ribbon to the top for hanging. 

I've finishing up a cat doll and then I plan to stitch up a few more Cellphone pouches.  After that, I will finish up on my Marie Antoinette quilt!

Elegant Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments Volume 2

Good Morning Everyone!  I will reveal what my little "Take A Guess" Crazy Quilt pieces are later today.  In the meantime, I'm pleased to announce that I'm almost done with Volume 2 of my Elegant Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments EBook!  I will be releasing it later this week!!!!!

Volume 2 contains 180 new charted borders for Crazy Quilt seam treatments and Counted Cross Stitch Samplers!  I'm really excited about releasing this new volume!  It's been several years in the making!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Any Guesses?

What in world?  Hmmm......what might these be?

Post your guesses!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Glittered Greeting Cards

Mom & I have been busy!  We've been making greeting cards with lots of glitter! 




We love anything vintage so mom and I use a lot of vintage greeting cards and then make them into new cards.  It gives us a the opportunity to use lots of sparkly glitter which you know, we love!

We've decided to go a little more specialized with our boutique.  Since our expertise is in sewing and stitching, mom and I are going to focus more on that.  Needlework, sewing, holiday ornaments and our blank notecards.  We've put some pretty things on sale so please visit our store and see what we have to offer.  It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crazy Quilt Kitty I Phone Pouch

I had a custom order for an I Phone Pouch with a kitty:
I was going to use a little kitty charm on this but then I remembered that I had that sweet little vintage rhinestone cat pin.  It was perfect for this pouch!  I've already shipped it out to my customer.  If you'd like to see more of my Cellphone pouches, there are some on my website.  This one is a neck pouch but I also make them without the chain. 

Flea Market Schedules

I don't know why I never thought to post this!  Here is the Northern Illinois - Southern Wisconsin Flea Market Schedule for 2011:

Grayslake, Illinois - Lake County Fairgrounds - Admission $6.00
June 11 & 12
July 9 & 10
August 13 & 14
September 10 & 11
October 8 & 9
November 12 & 13
December 10 & 11

Elkhorn, Wisconsin - Walworth County Fairgrounds - Admission $5.00
May 15
June 26
August 14
September 25

McHenry, Illinois - Outdoor Theater - Admission $3.00
May 29
June 12 & 26
July 10 & 31
August 14 & 28
September 11 & 25
October 16 & 30

Wilmot, Wisconsin - Wilmot, Mountain Ski Resort - Admission $1.00
Open every Sunday through October 30th, 2011
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Awesome Flea Market Treasures!

Scott and I took mom to a couple of Flea Markets on Sunday for Mother's Day.  I found some really great treasures!

First, a couple of great vintage hats to take apart for the flowers:
That pink one is just covered with shaded velvet leaves!  The white one has roses roses on it.  I think I'll use some of those roses to make some Shabby Wedding Cuff Bracelets.  I paid $5.00 for both of these hats.  $2.50 each!

Next, I found a couple of bags of buttons:
These bags were $6.00 each.  I just couldn't resist them.  It's going to take me awhile to pull them all off the cards. 

Then I found this awesome trim.  I think it's from the 70's:
There's about 3 yards on here and I only paid $3.00 for it!

The Holy Grail of all Flea Markets for us is coming up this Sunday.  It's in Elkhorn Wisconsin at the Fair Grounds.  It's the 1st Elkhorn Flea Market of the season and I am counting the days!  I find so much great junk there.  I can't wait!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Had A Lovely Time Teaching In Delafield Wisconsin!

Good Morning Everyone!  I had an absolutely wonderful time yesterday with my Crazy Quilt class up in Delafield, Wisconsin!  Everyone was wonderful and I must say, I so much enjoyed sharing my Waste Canvas techniques and CQ tips!  I truly hope that my students enjoyed the class as much as I did!

I confess, I wasn't sure I would enjoy teaching.  Among other disorders, I have Social Anxiety Disorder and I can see now where it's gotten in my way all my life.  I've always avoided situations of being in the "limelight" so to speak.  Everyone was so nice and wonderful and it was such a great experience for teaching the first time that I'm sure I would enjoy doing it again! 


If anyone has a group of Crazy Quilters or stitchers who would like to learn my techniques, please email me!  I live in the Northern Illinois - Southern Wisconsin area.  I don't travel much but I would certainly be willing (twist my arm) to teach up in Galena Illinois as well.  Just let me know and we'll put a class together.
 I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to my sweet cousin Kim who not only drove (I don't drive too far myself) but also helped me so much to stay on track.  Thank you Sweetie!!!

If you were one of my students yesterday, here is the recipe for the cookies I brought!

In other news, I added a few new things to our Boutique!  Mom did 2 of her Traditional Crazy Quilt Door Pillows:

I also added a few more Greeting Cards to the shop:

Well, that's my news for today everyone!  I need to relax and do some stitching today but I may try to add a few cards to the shop later.  We're taking mom to a couple of Flea Markets tomorrow.  If I find some great junk, I'll share photos!!!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Pams Crazy Quilt Class

I'm wrapping up the final details for my class on Friday.  At the moment, I don't have much of anything new to share with you.  If you're missing my eye candy, there's plenty over in my Boutique for you to enjoy!  And don't forget that Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th!

For now, I will leave you with my newest Fractal Art Wallpaper image for you to enjoy on your desktop.  Feel free to share it on your blog and with your friends!  I'll be back over the weekend.
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