Winner And Autumn Good Tidings ~

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns 1 Comment

Morning you Monday Glories!!  And hey, thanks so much for your sweet support! So let’s get right to it and announce the winner of the Good Tidings pattern  and all the poinsettias to go with it  {nice!} pre-fused and pre-cut for you!  The pattern is now available for purchase conveniently here in the Website’s shop as well as on Etsy! Winner: …

izaak ~ rocky mountain bighorn sheep ~ {giveaway too}

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happy friday ~meet izaak.  the rocky mountain bighorn sheep.  big and bloomin’ he is!  that’s because he’s laying in a mountain meadow, enjoying the lush green grass of summer time livin’ ya know.  i came up with the name because a reader {thank you vickie} reminded me of a bible story; abraham, his son isaac, and the ram.  also, in glacier park, we have a …

a spring giveaway ~ link-up and.. sneak peek!

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morning glories!it’s feeling more… and more like spring!  yay!  in celebration of those warmer days and sunshine goodness, i’m giving away my new pattern to one lucky winner: “rocky ~ the rocky mountain goat.”  to enter the giveaway, you will have to “like” my facebook page {if you’ve not done so previously}, “MarveLes Art Studios” and leave a comment on the facebook …

be mine collage ~ happy valentine’s day! {and winner!}

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hi there all you valentines!  here’s another idea for collage, in case you end up with a few leftover motifs?! {you betcha!}   and this charming little heart is perfect for today’s valentine theme!  happy valentine’s day! thank you so very much for entering the giveaway, taking time to spend a few minutes here, and checking out the goods! well, sir brian …

a spring fling with collage ~ and a giveaway!

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the lawns are greening up, the winter wheat is up a couple inches and bright green in the balmy february weather we’ve been enjoying here in central montana!so why not celebrate a bit of that in a collage technique, presenting a beautiful spring table runner?  yes!  easy.  and guaranteed to brighten your day! and today is the announcement of a prize …

winners of vicki welsh’s navajo hand dyed fabric ~

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morning glories!yes… you read that title right {i hope} and i am giving away TWO  pieces of vicki’s delicious fabric in the navajo gradient! and… vicki and i are teaming up for another giveaway later this month, so please be sure to check it out… ya just never know what might happen! thank you for all the sweet and kind comments, …

autumn paisley ~ a stenciled, quilted runner ~ giveaway

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hello everyone ~ i’ve been happily ensconced, practicing a basic feather, warming up for more!  the piece below is a large, runner-sized piece of hand dyed gradient from vicki welsh.  it’s called “navajo” and i love this color way .. perfect for our autumn holiday, and i thin this piece is a great beginning to setting a dining table for thanksgiving, and beyond! …

winners of the atkinson designs pattern & embellishment giveaway ~

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hi there ~what’s a girl to do to choose from many beautiful stories? thank you for putting the effort to answer in your own creatively beautiful way, your lovely imaginations and pourings of your hearts.  i loved reading each one, and i am grateful for the blessings from each of you!! well, pick one.  okay.  maybe two!  and so i did. …

leather zippy pouch and giveaway ~

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happy august day to you all ~ ~today is the day~   it’s the  atkinson designs zippy strippy pouch giveaway!   this is the pattern inspiration  behind all the pouches i’ve posted about lately.   and i’m giving this pattern away:  {but wait! there’s more} but first, another pouch to showcase… i spotted this scrap bit of leftover faux leather in …

a bloom to give away ~

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hi friends,i had a productive weekend, and it was all mostly spent in a little spring cleaning and reorganizing, a tiny bit of spring decorating, and light, fragrant candles in lime and lemon to brighten the place up…  and guess what i found?  a bloom… but it’s not just any ol’ bloom.  it’s a  “bloomin’ pin” and i’m giving it way …

happy valentine’s day ~ winner!

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hey all you sweets out there ~ !happy valentines day!  i sure enjoyed reading all the comments for the giveaway of this little gem of a book from laura heine.  and…the winner is paula who wrote: “It’s so funny that I just discovered your blog. I picked up an armload of FMQ books at the library yesterday but none of them …

decorative thread applique ~ and a giveaway

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hello!since recently becoming enamored to magnifico thread, i’ve been itchin’ to stitch! that is, to see how it looks with decorative stitching techniques ~ and it’s also a good reason for me to play with some of the thousand+ decorative stitches on my bernina 830 machine!  i love this thread so much, but sadly, i cannot purchase it locally.  but there’s no reason for a sad face!  tada!  thread …

Midnight Autumn ~ Winner

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hello and a super snowy autumn day it is here in montana ~ so i’m calling this runner “autumn’s midnight” which reminds me of those shorter days and nights of autumn into winter…   i chose the following threads, as seen below, to begin the quilting on this piece of hand dyed fabric by vicki. and i began with my newest thread-fave, …

winner ~a fall decoration ~

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happy monday morning! i had a busy, productive, wonderful, and sweet weekend! baking… quilting… worship… and football {of course!}  i hope you did too!  i completed a special order for a christmas  runner, and enjoyed my time in the christmas fabric bin.  {now i’d better straighten it out again!}  yikes, but i made a mess, cutting, fusing and trying out different …