Thursday, 20 November 2014

Helping a Blogger FRIEND and Fabric SALE!

This is Charlie, isn't  he the sweetest little guy!
 Charlie's Mom, a wonderful friend to many, 
is having a FABRIC SALE  for her fur baby.
(click here and read all about what's happened) Bev & Charlie @ 44th Street Fabric 

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway ~ Day 16

Santa Nancy's giveaway today is
 your choice from over 100 charts!

Blogathon Canada "Saskatchewan"

Welcome to sew.darn.quilt. 
I blog from our village one hour north of Saskatoon,  at the Gateway to the Lakes.
Not only do I enjoy quilting but cross stitch, bluework and blackwork, doll making and bear making.
I also delve into jewellery making, chain maille, wire wrapping and mixed media.
I've just joined a Mixed Media Group (button in LH sidebar), it's a great opportunity to flex and stretch one's creativity. If you're interested click the button and have a gander.

 Here's a gift made for a swap in bluework.

Cross stitch Mr. Frostickles.

Chain maille bracelet. This feels amazing.

I haven't been making too many quilts of late but these Super Easy coasters would make a wonderful, quick gift to sew up in a jiff. Very charm pack friendly.
Here's the link to the tutorial

Thank you for popping in for a visit. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

VMSS Giveaway ~ Day 14 and TID BITS


click here

You may want to take in 

and meet some of our Maritime bloggers!
Now that this gift (and the other bits) have been revealed,
I can share this ornament with you. I love the way it turned out.

 The initials are cross stitched and the design is bluework.

Tomorrow I'll share a piece I did at Halloween.
Until then,

Monday, 17 November 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway ~ Day 13

You get to tell Santa Nancy what it is you'd like from her treasure trove!

Twas the Night Hop

Madam Samm and Marlene's Twas the Night Hop  
has got to be one of, if not, the best Hop I've been involved with yet!
Thank you ladies for this swap hop, what a wonderful idea.

My "Twas the Night" swap is from Marlene of  Stitchin By The Lake.

A festive trio of pouches. One for my sunglasses,

and these two I will use for my cross stitch and some other sewing supplies.
Thank you, Marlene. They're perfect.

Now to show you what I've been up to at my sewing machine.
I've been "elfing" along with needle and thread to make some of these 
very charm pack friendly!

Grab some glass beads and a piece of chain to make a scissor fob!

Jewelry pouches make a great gift 

and have loads of space. 
You'll find plenty of tutorials online.

Hot pads are a great staple to have on hand for hostess gifts.

A mini pin cushion (made using a bottle cap) and a needlebook.

Box pouches for everyone on your list.
Great travel kits or sewing kits or for the sock knitter on your list.

 Now see what these lovely ladies gave and received:
sew.darn.quilt  that's me :)