a fall decoration ~ giveaway!

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hello ~ october 16th of 2010 was my very first post on this blog.  wowzers.  i wasn’t really sure “how to begin”  or what i should say, really… but i’ll tell ya ~ with prayer and encouragement from my good friends, it’s been a rockin’ ride!  and really, really fun!  i’m so blessed to have made such awesome friends here!   thank you, …

superior threads winner{s} ~

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hi there friends ~ wowza.  thanks for all the comments, questions, and answers on the superior thread giveaway post!  you guys rock! it was so fun to read your responses!  thank you ~ thank you!! so let’s get right to it, shall we? winner of the superior threads $25 thread package:micheleT   {love that sheltie dog pose {xo} michele!!!} … and …

black leather dressed for autumn ~ a superior thread giveaway

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hello and happy autumn! we were in glacier park this past weekend, and although the weather was rainy, we had a great time… more on that later ~  i’m celebrating autumn, and my third year anniversary for the blog!  so…  hope you are ready to celebrate with me, and we’ll start with a ‘superior’ giveaway!! i have been putting my newest thread love, {that …

super summer sunday with vicki welsh giveaway winners ~

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hello all and happy summer sunday ~ winners!  we’ve got winners!  well, it’s about time, huh!!!  long wait, i know.   i so appreciate all the comments, and your coming alongside in seeing my projects made with vicki welsh’s hand-dyed fabrics!  she’s such a talent!  don’t you agree?  and… guess what i found in my stash?  a yard of some fabric …

summertime bliss with vicki welsh ~ giveaway!

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hi there everyone ~ have you ever had the pleasure of touching, creating, and quilting with hand-dyed fabrics?  i have ~ and it’s pure bliss! it was an easy “yes!” when vicki welsh asked if was interested in playing with her fabrics!  they are simply one of the must-haves in my fabric stash ~ no matter whether you want to do piecing, …

New Crosses ~ Part Two

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hi there ~ happy monday! i’m catchin’ up… announcing the winner of the cross give-a-way, which i’m a tad bit late doing, but heck ~ that’s kind of a slice of life, isn’t it?  and it’s all good.   i really do love making these crosses…  and here’s a new colorway from the brighter-toned ones i posted about earlier.  the …

Pretty Prints ~ Sprays & Dyes with Stencils ~ Giveaway!

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Hello there ~Happy weekend is over… but I am thankful for a little messing and painting in the studio.   Here’s a sneak peek of a detail on a new 8″x8″ canvas piece I‘ll show later: More Gelli plate printing was also on my mind with some old papers I’ve had for a long time.  Stencils, squiggles, stamps, thermofax prints and …

Terri Stegmiller’s Stencil Blog Hop ~ Give-Away!

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Hello sweet friends!   Are you excited?  You should be… it’s the “Terri-Terrific” Stencil Blog Hop ~ yay! If you don’t know it already, Terri truly is a wonderful Artist.  {with a capital “A”}!  I am so excited~so blessed, to be part of ‘showing off’ her newly designed stencils in the Blog Hop!  I’ve long been a fan of her style, whether …

Pin It ~ GiveAway!

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GiveAway #1:  A square pin; ‘merlot’ colored, velvet is gorgeous, with a silver highlight~ embossed with a snowflake stamp ~ free motion quilting on the snowflake, with a little silver bead washer, and then to finish: fibers twisted around the edge, and free motion zig zag, adding in a bit more bling, and a pin to the back.  G GiveAway …

Snug as a Mug on a Rug ~ Giveaway

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Hi there sweet friends ~  Well, I have been hunkerin’ for a lil’ good ol’ fashioned piecing, and so that’s what I’ve been doing a little bit of lately.  By the way, all of these pieces are finished with a YLI candlelight thread in Christmas green, glowing in the binding.  I published a tutorial on this quick couching technique for …

WINNERS ~ Grip n’ Stitch n’ More!

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Oh baby~baby … it is very c-c-c-cold outside!  We haven’t yet dug out from the 17 inches of snow we received these past couple days….  Wowzers.  We heard on the weather report last evening that within five miles from Great Falls, they received almost four feet.   And temps to go with it; we’re 12 degrees F this morning… and the …