Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moda Sanctuary Table Runner

My Christmas tree is still not up to hang my newly decoupaged ornaments, so maybe this weekend? 

Not too long ago I came across a small 2.5" charm pack I had stashed away. It was a Moda Sanctuary charm pack. Here is what it turned into.

Listed in my Etsy shop. 

My dog, Opal, modeling her new harness coat! I bought this from Little Paws Apparel on Etsy. I think she really is liking it after never wearing anything but her fur all her life. The harness works great too!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Strip Rag Quilt

Strip Rag Quilt -

Recently I finished this strip rag quilt. It is listed for sale in my Etsy shop
My tutorial to make this type of rag quilt is also listed in my shop there. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Doings....

After work I am still working on the ornaments, but I stopped to make a treasury on Etsy.

Quiltsy Treasury I made tonight:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Progress on the Ornaments

I think I need one more day of work to finish the ornaments I am decoupaging. Should be ready to hang on my tree in the next few days!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Saturday

Today was Small Business Saturday. I am glad to have a day to promote small businesses. I am offering 20% off everything in my Etsy shop until 11/28/11 the end of Cyber Monday. Coupon Code is THANKSGIVING20.

I finished making grandma's leg warmers last night. One more gift done!

I may add some sort of embellishment at the top of them, but for now this is what I have done.

Today I have been playing in decoupage and homespun fabric scraps  re -purposing some vintage glass Christmas Ball ornaments. I had spray-painted them last year and the did not turn out the way I had hoped so on goes the fabrics. So far they are turning out ok. I look forward to seeing them on the tree when they are done. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Boring Black Friday

I cannot believe I am saying this, but I am bored. I guess that is what I get for staying home on Black Friday huh? Oh well. I did make my Christmas list for what I want to buy online, but hubby has to approve it first. I just want to be done already.

In the process of making my list I have decided to crochet my grandmother a pair of leg warmers, so I have started those. I may even make myself a pair! They are so warm and cozy already with what I have done.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Etsy Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

Shop my Etsy shop from now until all day Cyber Monday for 20% -Enter code: THANKSGIVING20

Thanksgiving 2011

For hearts that are kindly, with virtue and peace, and not seeking blindly a hoard to increase; for those who are grieving o'er life's sordid plan; for souls still believing in heaven and man; for homes that are lowly with love at the board; for things that are holy, I thank thee, O Lord!  ~Walt Mason

Great day at my brother's new place. God blessed us with such a beautiful day that included sunshine and warmer weather. We ate, chatted, and took a tour of the new barn being built. It was good seeing my brother and his family. I pray they are doing well.

Mom and I visited some before I headed back home. Planning for Christmas festivities seems to be coming together...though I need to check into what my fathers side is doing. 

I am thinking of doing all of my Christmas shopping online this year. I hate crowds for sure, and am not going out on Black Friday tomorrow. I hate getting up early and have to work a few hours anyway, so it works for me to shop online at my leisure and not deal with long lines and aching feet. 

This weekend I will be working on a small little girl's purse that a lady from my church ordered. I am hoping to have it for her this Sunday. 

As 2011 is coming to an end with one month to go I would like to send out a special "Thank You" to all of my readers who have reached my blog to read about rag quilting in one way or another. This year started out badly for me and I missed blogging for several months due to not feeling up to it.  Staying current with the latest trends is a tough thing to keep up with, so in those summer months I had much to catch up on. I have asked blog readers to give me feedback from time to time and have not had many respond to me, so I guess I am at least giving them information that is valuable to them, or they are not interested in my blabbering and move on. lol. My plans for 2012?

Well 2012, if God is Willing to allow me on this journey of quilt making and pattern writing, I plan to transition more into the traditional quilting where my roots are. Rag quilting is so easy and so non-challenging for me at this point that I need to venture into new territory.  I am just bored with Rag Quilting. There I said it....with that being said I have been toying with the idea of launching a new business name featuring my grandmother who taught me the art of sewing and quilting in the first place.  We will see- I will pray about it and see if that is where the Lord wants me to be next.  

God Bless you and yours as this Thanksgiving Day comes to a close.  Thank you again for reading my blog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bible Covers Listed on Etsy

several are listed in my Etsy shop at this time.

Giveaway Winner!

I am happy to announce that Love2RagQuilt is the winner of my blog giveaway. I will be emailing your patterns shortly!
Thanks for entering everyone!

Bible Verse of the Day