Hi everyone, Some of you may have seen, that there has been flooding in my area. There has been many homes swept away and there has been some landslides. But we are safe. For the people who have lost their home and members of their families and their pets, they have received and overwhelming crowd of support from our community. And through it all, I did have 2 assignments that needed to get done. And so I am sharing a short article I had to write for my 1 assignment. I hope that you enjoy reading it. Hopefully now that the pressure is off, fromRead More →

Hi my friends, Things should start settling down now, that I have gone through the stress of registering to do a degree at my advanced age of 44. I have registered for the Degree in Theology, and have been accepted into the course. Wow, and was there a mountain of paperwork to fill in, and assignments to write, just to be able to prove that I can actually apply for the degree. And finally they sent me my letter saying I can start studying. My books should arrive by next week Friday, I am so excited to start. This is going to be such aRead More →

Star Trek Row Along News Flash I am super excited to announce the Star Trek Row Along starting January 2019 and will last until March 2019. The Row Along will be hosted by Fandom In Stitches Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked and myself will be designers of all the rows, and the patterns will include paper pieced patterns and embroidery. Plus full layout ideas will be shared. Save the date and please join us for this Row Along. Happy Sewing! VandaRead More →

Quilt Qwazy Queens Day Two Welcome to Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop Day 2, hosted by Marian at Seams to Be Sew. You’ll find the list of other participants at the end of my post who are also offering daily giveaways. Thank you, Marian, for hosting another brilliant hop. Our theme this year is UFO’s (Unfinished Objects), you know! Those quilt tops you finished and not quilted yet. Or maybe you haven’t even made all the blocks yet for a complete quilt top. After much debate with myself about how I am going to show my huge amount of UFO’s, I made the decision toRead More →

Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two Yesterday started the Enter If you Dare Blog Hop, a Halloween theme. I had so much fun, making the mug rugs, and wall hanging for this event. But first!  A big thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for planning and running another awesome event. Be sure to visit Marian blog every day to get the pretty awesome patterns she is giving away. The Bonus Blocks Ok! yes I am starting this post a little back to front. Marian asked all the bloggers if they were interested in making some of her bonus patterns toRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eight Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 8. The block was designed by Sola of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co. You can find the pattern and tutorial on her blog here. Fabric selection for this block. I chose Christmas fabric from my stash. Here is my version of the block QuiltingRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Seven Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 7. This block is designed by Sandy Maxfield of Sandy Star Designs. Fabric selection for this block. I chose bright greens and reds for this block. Here is my version of the block Quilting the block I started with stitch in the ditchRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Six Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 6. This block is designed by Sandra Healy http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/shop/. Fabric selection for this block. I chose a delicate colors for this block. Here is my version of the block Quilting the block I started by stitching in the ditch around all the squares. ThenRead More →

New Pattern Pinstripe Crossing Pinstripe Crossing In July, I started something new. I started a new tester group to help me test out my new patterns, plus was in the process of creating a secret Facebook group just for my testers. One of my testers Richard Eaves, tested Pinstripe Crossing for me (crib size), and I love the end result very much. This pattern was meant to be released round about 9 July 2017. But things went very pear shaped straight after that. I am only now feeling some normality returning to my life, so after I finish of some commitments with some hops andRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Five Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 5. This block is designed by Sherry Shish from Powered By Quilting (click this link for the pattern download page). It is the Snowman block. Fabric selection for this block. I chose a nice bright green for the background, white for the snowmanRead More →