Saturday 29 November 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe FINAL DAY 25!

This is the final day of Santa Nancy's 25 days of Christmas giveaway!
 *** $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE ***
You still have time to pop back to the other days and enter for a variety of goodies.
Please tell Nancy that I sent you,
follow VMSS,
leave a comment on Nancy's blog!
Good Luck to you!

Friday 28 November 2014

"O Christmas Tree!" and Giveaway Day 24!

"O Christmas Tree"
 This cross stitch ornament is what I gifted my Mixed Media  partner, Therese.
I can't find the original home of this design, it's so sweet and easy to stitch up.

Day 24! Yes, this giveaway event is almost over so if you haven't check in to
NANCY @ VMSS blog, and you love to hand stitch, you best get a wiggle on!!
Gift certificate or surprise!!

It's snowing to beat the band here and more keeps coming,
Winter has hit us and many places with an open hand!

Keep warm & stay safe.

Thursday 27 November 2014

VMSS Giveaway Day 23 & Upcoming Blog Hop

On the 23rd Day of 
Santa Nancy is letting you decide and choose your gift,
floss, fabric, trims it's up to you!

Starting December 1st I would like to invite you to
A showcase of cross stitched Christmas and seasonal designs from around the world.
My day is December 2nd, I hope to see you there.


Wednesday 26 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving & VMSS GIVEAWAY ~ Day 22

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.
Tomorrow is your turkey day and I wish each and everyone of you a safe and joyous day.

It's winding down soon!
Click above and go see what Santa Nancy has for us today!
You won't be disappointed ;)

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Ravenwood Whimzies Pin Keep Swap & VMSS Giveaway Day 21

I joined a swap that was in a genre new to me this fall at Ravenwood Whimzies.
Wendy partnered me up with a wonderful gal,
 Kathie of  Beyond the Storybook. Just look at what Kathie gifted me with:

the theme was "Winter" and Kathie created this Snowbaby Pin Keep.
She's so pretty.

was this dude! We found that we both find Halloween our second favourite holiday.
That being said we toyed with a slight divergence from the swap theme but then thought better of it but still ended up sending each other a devilish pin keep as well.
Those pins in his head are bats! Terrific fun!

Kathie wrapped the pin keep in fabrics and added all these goodies,
the wreath is made from puzzle pieces!

this treasure box! I've just started to delve into mixed media art and Kathie has a Mixed Media Group that I have since joined. She thought that I could use some goodies for upcoming challenges and swaps within our group. So,

this box was filled with all these artful goodies!
You totally knocked me for a loop, Kathie!

Thank you so much for everything.
Thank you Wendy for partnering me with Kathie, we have quickly become great friends.

This is my swap gift to Kathie for the theme "Winter"!
A Snowman Pin Keep sporting earmuffs.

Perched on another pincushion attached to a bedspring.

He covered in glitter and has glass beads for his buttons and eyes.
A little bit of the Tim Burton thing going on with his mouth but it's all good!

is my turn at our secret hats off to Halloween!
I started  making these top hats and quickly became addicted.

One thing lead to another and this guy was born.
I had to laugh about the bat pins, Kathie and I never discussed specifics but ended up making these for each other!

I had a great time with this swap and am so glad I took that step to try something different.
Don't Miss Out on Day 21 of

Monday 24 November 2014

ORTS, Windowsill Birdhouses & Giveaway ~ Day 20

A new start on a chart I've had for a very long time tucked away waiting for the right time.
Windowsill Birdhouses designed by Martha Edwards for Dimensions.

 On the 20th Day of VMSS's GIVEAWAY
you tell Santa Nancy what is on your wish list!
click below

Sunday 23 November 2014

Saturday 22 November 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaway ~ Day 18

On the 18th Day of Giveaway, Santa Nancy gave to us
click above to enter


Friday 21 November 2014

Snowman, chickens, Halloween and a giveaway!

This is what I've been up to of late.

A challenge with my Mixed Media Studio Group,
Frosty on skis!

Gift of the Week, also with my group!
These chickens can be pin cushions and/or Christmas decorations.
I added miniscule pom poms and felt leaves for holly and ivy.

A reminder this is day 17 of 
click to see what Santa Nancy has for us today.

Finally. a salute to Halloween (yes I know it's all said and done for 2014) however,
I wanted to share my first, and by no means last, pin keep on a bedspring with you. I had a blast making this from the construction of the top hat to the bat pins. My guys think it's pretty awesome too!

Don't miss out on BLOGATHON CANADA BY SEW SISTERS there are many giveaways!


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