Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIP Wednesday 3.18.2015

Yeah…all I got going is a *HAT TRICK* of sickness.

*17 day upper respiratory infection with a very annoying cough
*10 day flu and
*fluid behind the left ear drum.

Me and my germs are down for the count...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hands2Help 2015

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

It's time to sign up! - open Sunday, March 15th - Saturday, March 21st.  

Please visit Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for all the details.

Visit the three different charities for the year.  

Mark you calendar for all the activities that are to come - you aren't going to want to miss anything.  And there are give aways - lots of give aways- and who doesn't like give aways. Sign up now and be entered for a give away!

Last year, I won two charm packs! My plan is to make quilts using the charm packs to donate.  I'm not sure which charity I will donate to but I can decide that later.  :)

I've signed up---will you?!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Whoop! Whoop! 3.13.2015

My Whoop! Whoop! is sewing related…

DD has been accepted onto our Church Mission Team for 2015! This group will be traveling to Swaziland, South Africa as part of the Children's Cup Mission Team. She is one of three minors selected on the team of 18. Wowza, right?!

Last time a Mission Team went to Swaziland, they asked for beanie babies to distribute to the children. This time, the team has asked for pillowcases dresses (girls) and pillowcase shorts (boys). A small group of ladies got together earlier in the week to *figure out* the best way to make the dresses.

Of course, I had to come home and right to the sewing room.

Here is my result. I had brought some pillowcases at the big box stores to experiment with and on Wednesday, I went to St. Vincent de Paul and a Goodwill to try and find gently used pillowcases.


I just love a good challenge!

There are many tutorials for the pillowcases dresses on the web. This one from the Little Dresses for Africa website and this one from Nancy's Notions.  There are a few modifications to the directions for this finished dress but I usually modify quilt patterns, too!

Wonder how many dresses I will be able to make between now and when the Team departs at the end of July???

Linking up today with

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WIP Wednesday 3.4.2015

Another QOV was dropped off last week and I quilted it earlier this week.

This is a rail fence with alternating plain and printed blocks. I really like how *the girls* put this one together. It makes me want to take all the fabric in my stash and cut it into 2.5 inch strips!

Wouldn't THAT be fun!

pattern info: 6.5 inch rail fence blocks unfinished, 6.5 inch blue/red plain and printed blocks unfinished.

panto info: Stars and Crescents, found here.

Friday, February 27, 2015

More About the Scrapbook...

…this year, DD and I decided to make a scrapbook for a Milwaukee Admirals' player. We were able to choose and Viktor Ardvisson is our player. It is totally voluntary to make a scrapbook and we are not financially funded by the team. The scrapbook is our gift to the player to remember the year with the Milwaukee Admirals. It is my understanding, that the players' Moms really enjoy the scrapbooks and look forward to seeing their sons' year in review. Many of the players are from European countries so they don't have very many visitors during hockey season. For me, it is a gift from one hockey Mom to another.  :) As a scrapper, I attend games and other events hosted by the Admirals' and take way too many pictures! Events that I can't attend, usually another scrapper will attend and is happy to share pictures. Some of the events are open to the public and some are for season ticket holders only…one incentive to buy a season ticket, right?!

Viktor is from Sweden so this is my rendition of his flag in fabric.

His book is really growing fast!

I usually start with a picture/name/number page.

Next are pictures from a few games.

The players carved pumpkins.

Here they are at the Christmas Party.

Special Camo jerseys were worn than auctioned. I believe the money raised supported veterans.

Also, purple jerseys were worn than auctioned. This money raised supported cancer research.

New this year, a score board of games played.

Goofy calendar pages are my favorite! The tackier the better. :)

In a nutshell, this has been my project since January 1, 2015. One of the last events of the year is the Player-Scrapper banquet where we present the scrapbook to our player. This year the Banquet is in April! And only two (2)! regular season games are scheduled after the banquet!  That makes for one happy scrapper here! because Viktor's scrapbook is basically done then…unless he wants the last two games scrapped! Totally up to the player and scrapper to agree. :)

Only a little bit of sewing on this Whoop! Whoop!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I've Been Sewing!

I cut this out last year -really December- and I just started to piece the blocks together. Nothing very complicated…simply framing out the three different Red Wings -the hockey team- fabric leftover from the Christmas gifts. DS ask that I make it for him and the only instructions I received were 'to make it as big as possible'.  ummm…I'm shooting for 90 x 90.  Let's see if I make it!

The first half of the blocks are on the design wall.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Whoop! Whoop! 2.20.2015

I'm not sure who pieced this but I quilted this QOV from the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild!

Whoop! Whoop!

pattern info: Jelly Roll Race with border. One tutorial found here.

panto info: Stars and Crescents, found here.

I am off to a rather slow quilting start of 2015. I did get back into the sewing room this week so hopefully I will have some progress to show soon, :)

Linking up today with :

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.