Friday, June 29, 2018

June OMG: Bee Happy Progress

I set out to continue to be intentional about using projects in my stash this year, so I tackled my  Lori Holt's Bee Happy! applique blocks this month as my June OMG. I wanted to make some obvious progress in getting more of these blocks done.
I went from this: 
...to this: (Obvious progress right!)
I think I did good! I will continue to work on this one in-between other projects with the motivation to have it done and quilted by the end of my summer break. I also crossed an eye-spy quilt off my list this month and got another quilt's binding done. I appreciate Patty's OMG as it rejuvenated this project which provides the perfect summer sewing for me .

Also...LOTS going on here at the ol' blog.

Click HERE to participate in my Tuesday Archives Give-Away.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Eye Spy Swap.
Piggy Bank Savers...mark your calendars for July 6th...as that's when we empty and count our quilty savings for the year. I think I'm going to beat hubby this year!
PreviewCLOSED!Click the picture to read more!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Don't Miss Out!

I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with our local middle schoolers as a teacher of one of their Summer Discovery Camps. 
Sorry for the blurry picture.
June has been such a great month and the past two weeks teaching camp have been especially rewarding. But now I get to look forward to the rest of my summer with no obligaitons and some rejunating sewing and down time. I'm ready.  
And boy! There's a lot going on right now here at the ol' blog:

Don't miss the opportunity to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.
Click HERE to participate as we celebrate our 200th Tuesday Archives Linky.
Preview

For all you who participated in our Eye Spy Swap
next week I'll be sorting and getting some happy mail on it's way to you. 
THANK YOU to everyone for being so timely in your sending packages.
CLOSED!

mark your calendars for July 6th as that's when we'll count our savings and post about our quilty purchases. I think I'm going to beat hubby this year!!!
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Gotta' love Summer!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday Archives #200: A Give-Away!

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
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A little over four years ago, this linky party started.
 When I click back and review our first linky parties, I'm amazed at the variety of topics we have covered. You can check out all our past linky topics right HERE in our Tuesday Archives Directory.

I'm also reflective on how blogging and participation has changed over the years. Participation in our linky party has decreased immensely, mostly from what I have observed to be a parrallel decrease in people who have chosen to continue blogging. But ya know what, I love the opportunity to rejuvinate and visits our old blogging posts. I enjoy the community the few of us continue to maintain with eachother. So let's keep this linky going! 
Mark your calendars!
This week we celebrate our 200th linky party with three opportunities to win 
a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Club.
1. Share our Tuesday Archives Button on your blog if you haven't already 
and give the ol' linky a "shout out" on your blog and invite your readers to join us.
Comment to let me know you've done so.
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2. Share YOUR blog's home page in today's linky party for a 2nd entry. 
Let today's linky gather our blogging community of friends and quilters.
If ya meet someone new, think about "following" their blog.
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3. Finally, for a third entry, come back and visit eachother's blogs this week 
and comment to let them know how they have inspired you. 

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The Give-Away will remain open until I announce the winnner at next week's Tuesday Archives!


Monday, June 25, 2018

Another Eye Spy Finish!

Hello! Hello! Wow! I'm so excited to start the week with a quick finish. 
I was inspired while quilting an eye spy quilt for Nancy who blogs at Pug Mom quilts.
She used the four inch eye spy blocks from our last swap and sewed them into a 4-block.
She then alternated these blocks with a 7 1/2 square eye spy block. 
I really liked this alternating pattern and set out to do the same!
(Don't ya love those big chocolate chip cookies in the upper right hand corner.)
After reading all your comments from my previous post, I decided to make this a lap quilt measuring 58"x71" knowing the family of three boys it is intended for will enjoy using it often as they watch TV,  picnic and enjoy their various camping trips. It's headed to the quilting frame this week and will be finished with a fun "boy" pantograph soon. Thank you once again to everyone that participated in our  Eye Spy Swap this year. I'm only waiting for a few more packages before I can sorting them. 

Mark you calendars:
Tomorrow's Tuesday Archives highlights a give-away to celebrate our 200th linky party!



Remember to stop by to participate. I hope your week is off to great start as well.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vintage Sewing Box

I bought this Vintage Sewing Box with the goal to have all my hand sewing together.
I wanted something that would also be portable for travel and stitching on the patio. 
I found it on Ebay in good condition, pre-owned. It's very solid and well built. 
It measures 16 1/2"x 8 1/4"wide and is 10" high. 

I love how it folds out into multiple compartments.
I plan to spend this afternoon going through and organizing my variety of hand stitching projects into this fun little sewing box. I feel like a kid in a candy store just being able to ""play with all my fabrics and threads today. I'll be sure to share it all packed and ready to go next Sunday for our Sunday Stitching highlights. I'm linking up with everyone else at Kathy's Quilts.
Slow Sunday Stitching
Mark you calendars:
This upcoming Tuesday Archives highlights a give-away to celebrate our 200th linky party!
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Discovery Camp!

My summer continues to leave me with little time to sew. Last week I had my annual "Grammy Camp" (post to come) and this and next week find me teaching an eight day Discovery Camp at our local Middle School. My camp: Community Photojournalism. We're having a great time.
"Campers" are learning the attributes of taking a good photo and use them to write blog posts to share their ideas. Each student picked a place within walking distance of our school to highlight.

 It's been fun to watch them take pictures beyond the world of "selfies" and
begin to see themselves and the world through the eye of a "photojournalist". 
Unfortunately, due to our school's internet server, we were unable to use any blogging host outside of  the "Google Classroom", thus the kids can only share their blogs with eachother. But they are enjoying this new experience of combining photos with writing and are truly "happy campers."
Take note, next Tuesday we'll be celebrating our 200th Tuesday Archives Linky with a 
$25.00 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop.

I'm hoping to get some sewing in this upcoming Sunday. Until then, I can be found in the classroom and Friday and Saturday on the golf course as hubby and I are off for another fun weekend away.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Archives #199: Tablerunners

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
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If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party. (You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: TABLERUNNERS


Three years ago I made my mom this table-runner.
The little wool flowers were fun to stitch and it was quick to put together once I had them finished.
Now that I think about it, I really need to make myself a table-runner.
Happy Tuesday. I'm looking forward to seeing what ya have to share this week.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday Archives #198: Quilt Care

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
Val's Quilting Studio
If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party. (You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: QUILT CARE



Happy Tuesday everyone! 
Happy Tuesday everyone. Soooo, I don't pre-wash my fabric. I have never had a problem with uneven fabric shrinkage or colors running. I do however, always use Shout Color Catchers with my first washes. The more the contrast in colors, like this red and black with white quilt pictured above, the more sheets I use. I'll use anywhere from 2-4 sheets depending on the quilt size and quilt colors.


SWAP IS CLOSED.

Click HERE to read all the details and perhaps think about joining us.
ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank you for Participating!!

 ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Our 2018 Eye Spy Swap is well underway.
Everyone's busy seeking and cutting fun fabrics.
I wrapped my two sets up this morning and will start to look forward to receiving all yours in the mail. Thank you so very much to everyone who was able to participate in this round.
Our Swap is closed.
Click HERE to read all the details and perhaps think about joining us.
ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Future happy mail to come.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

FORE!

Hubby and I have spent the last two days enjoying an extra long weekend together.
We visited local golf courses and enjoyed dining in new restaurants.
A change of scenery is always refreshing.
But with that said, luckily I didn't hit anyone with a golf ball, but while catching up on emails this morning I realized we have FOUR  TWO  ONE  ZEROspots left in our Eye Spy Swap.
It's not too late to join us.
Click HERE to read all the details and perhaps think about joining us.
Sign-Ups are OPEN!!
.Double spots are still available too.
Just send me an email: vworksofheart@gmail.com
Thank you to everyone who has joined the swap. 
So many fun fabrics are being posted to our Flickr group! that we'll have 
some very happy mail to look forward to at the end of the month. Stay tuned!

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