Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Traveling Stash is ready to travel again! (closed)

These boxes have been looking rather beat up lately.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. The Traveling Stash is  going to Martha's house!

One of the boxes from the traveling stash arrived at my house this weekend! I won this box from over at My Sister Made Me Do It.  I believe there are 4 stash boxes that have spawned from the original traveling stash box and 1Pass It On box. To see where they all are head on over to VROOMAN'S QUILTS  where Sharon has been keeping track of the boxes for us.  It's getting a bit hard to keep track of all the boxes and where they have been. Check here if you are interested in seeing where this box has been.

So, what did I remove?

I found a few fabrics that tickled my fancy. That cute owl is part of a panel. I'm thinking it wants to be a baby quilt.

A new seam ripper because I have worn through a few already. I also grabbed two spools of Aurifil thread. I haven't used Aurifil thread before but I have heard that it is wonderful to work with.

These are some of the fabrics I placed in the box. I love surprises so I don't want to spoil anyone's surprise when they receive the box. I replaced the notions with fabric also.

This box has a stack of patterns. I found one (forgot to take a picture) that Hubby liked so I replaced it with more fabric instead of another pattern.

I put it in a new box and it is already to travel again.

Here are the rules:      
        1. You must be an active blogger. 
2. When you receive it, write a blog post on its contents, what you removed, and what you are putting in. 
3. Replace per diem - if you took 4 yards of fabric, replace it with 4 yards of quilt quality fabric.
          4. Due to postage and customs - open to the United States only.

Do you want the traveling stash to visit you? Just leave a comment and you are entered. Out of curiosity how are doing with your 2012 goals? I've finished 7 of my UFOs but I've also created 3 more. I have finished a couple new projects so overall I feel good. I was waiting for a thread order to arrive so I could get some more flimsies quilted.

I will draw a name next Sunday, February 26th.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stuffies...bunnies and kitties

Last month I went on a stuffie making spree. Not only did I make kitties but I also made some sock bunnies. I am a funky sock hoarder. I drive my kids crazy because I always stop to look at this style of socks to make stuffies.

Here is a close up of a set that I made for a customer earlier this month. I have an order for 5 sock monkeys that I will be working on this weekend. These bunnies were all hand sewn. Sometimes it's just easier to sit down with a good movie and whip these up. They go really fast.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty

I went a little crazy making kitties recently.  They are so quick it's easy to make a dozen or so. I used a pattern from Whosies and Whatnots but made kitties instead of bunnies.

I also made a couple for football fans. Hubby's favorite team is the NY Giants. He "steals" many of my creations but I wouldn't let him have this one. He has enough toys.

I also made a SF 49ers kitty. Rob's little sister loves the 49ers.  There was alot of smack talk a couple weeks back when the Giants played the 49ers. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Followers button

Google friends is being discontinued as of February 29th. There has been some rumors that it might leave before the end of the month. In order to still have a  followers button I went on a search. I saw on a couple blogs that they are using Linky Followers so I thought I would give it a try. It's supposed to do more than Google Friends did but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. The new button is over there on the right side.

Because a blog post needs a pic here is Suzi. She was going crazy outside playing with the kids. Don't you love our brown grass?