Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HELP!! ~ I Need Advice!

In my last post I showed you the beginnings of my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap.  I have been working on it for the last week, hoping to get the finishing touches done on it today.
All I have left to do is the detail on the bottom and sew the binding down by hand.
I had this GREAT idea, in my head, to sew buttons on the bottom to spell out *LAUGH*, but it isnt coming out like my imagination is seeing it.  That is so frustrating!!!!
Is it because the buttons are too colorful?  Should I use all white buttons?  Should I scrap the whole button idea and use fabric?  I would love to do something other than fabric...but what?
I know one thing for sure.....I need to step away from this for a few hours, but i would love your input.  Give me some ideas!!!
Above is a close-up of the top.....I love how this part turned if I can only *fix* the bottom!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A few sneak peeks......

A lot has been going on the last week or so.  I thought I would show you what I have been up to, and what has kept me away from blogging.
I have been trying to finish up my swaps.
Here is the beginning of my Doll Quilt Swap.....
I have done more to it, but just not quite ready for another reveal yet.
Here are a few quilts, some swaps, that need the bindings sewn down.....
Here is a sneak peek of a swap I finished and need to pop into the mail.
I wish I could show it to you.  I love the way it turned out and hope my partner loves it as much as I do!
I did this painting as a donation to Friends of the Environment.....
And realized that I really missed the paint brush, so I did this.....
It is a painting of my kitty "Sunshine".  All over the painting there are sunshine-y sayings and quotes.  I am looking forward to doing some more painting.  It is very therapeutic to me.
I helped out with a fundraiser for Abaco's animals, called "Cause for Paws".  I made these take a chance games.....a cat....
and a dog.....
I won two, pretty awesome prizes at this game :)
I also made this quilt for an auction prize.....
So that is some of what I have been up to.
Da Market is on Saturday, and I am racing around getting ready for that also.
Bye for now :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pay It Forward 2011

With all the chaos going on in the world right now life can be pretty depressing.  It is so confusing who to help and which cause to donate to.  There are small things we can do for the people around us that make a difference and cause a ripple effect, because in the end what goes around, comes around.
Some in the blogging world are starting to pay it forward thru their blogs.  The theory is if you do something good for three people, and those people each do something for three more people, and this keeps on going, hundreds and hundreds will be touched.
Fellow bloggers I encourage you to join me and continue this thru your blog.
The first five people to comment below will receive a small handmade gift from me.  Please make sure I can contact you thru your blog to get mailing/contact information.  
When you do something good for someone there is a chance they will do something good for someone else.  Even if they dont, it will brighten that persons day, at the very least.

"Be the change you want to see in the world" Ghandi

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Busy Days

I've been busy with all sorts of things the last week or so.
I made another sea glass ring for a special order.
Joined the Flower Bed Crochet Along!
Set a record for how many people I can fit to my dining room table.
Had an awesome week of agility training, and a day of trials.  Trixi, my potcake, finished one of her titles....YAY!
Made a placemat as a gift for our agility judge.
Looking ahead I have a few shows coming up and lots of new ideas in my head!


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