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Happy Fall Y’all ~ A Giveaway Winner and Sooo Much More!

Fall has always been my favorite season and last night in the USA Fall began!  Leaves are beginning to fall here in North Carolina too… it has been 6 years since I have enjoyed a true fall!!!

 The above wall hanging was inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s string pumkins she did last year 🙂 

I had sooo much fun taking scraps from previous quilt making and from my stash and sewing them together to make pumpkins….

 This year is hangs in our kitchen over our little kitchen table…. we have a HUGE countertop level bar in our kitchen that we use regularly but this is nice too and cozy ❤

 Our weather is cooling during the night and early mornings and a heavy dew is present until mid day usually now… but the afternoons still get quite warm!  Waiting for that evening cool down to start as the trees are starting to lose their leaves with the wind blowing occasionally too.  What is your weather like where you live?  Is it comfy to be outside?? 

I have been inside mainly… working toward a slow stitching finish at my frame!!!

Since this collage.. I rolled the frame for the last time for this quilt…

 When I finish this row I will be cutting the quilt off the frame!!!  SEW EXCITED TO GET TO THAT POINT Y ‘ALL!!!

To the left are my quilting tools… and to the right I am ready for action with my thumble and thimble and a bit of electrical tape wrapped around my pointer finger to increase my gripability! lol

Here is the corner where I started on this row…

 And now I have a lot of wavy lines and black line in the ditch stitching to do … as well as basting that top edge…

I have truly enjoyed every bit of the 4 months this quilt has been on the frame … every stitch was added with love and devotion to me and my honey and our relationship… this quilt will next be shown (hopefully) off the frame .. bound… washed and dried… and on our bed!!!  Yippee in advance 😀 

Linking all this fun slow stitching accomplishments (including that Fall quilt I opened my post with as it is slow stitched too!) to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday link up… There my tribe is gathering today to share their slow stitching accomplishments… whether is it needle and thread like me or other slow hand accomplished work like crochet or cross stitch or embroidery or knitting!  Come see us all HERE!  Kathy even has a new blog header up with her latest finish on it… beautiful!

So everything else I have been up to has been LOTS and LOTS!

First I want to announce the

 Jill is the lucky lady I drew out of the coffee mug!  I have sent her an email… next week I will share what she chose as her prize if it is ok with her 😀  SEW EXCITED FOR HER!!!!

And here is a peek at what is new at MY ETSY SHOP!

Pencil cases for trendy students… mug rugs for any time but perfect for the season we are in and a table topper I hope will find a home soon when I get it quilted and listed as well!!!

And these sets of fabrics are for sale on facebook!

Wowee… I have been sooo busy this week 🙂

So what will I work on next you ask???

The rooster is an EPP project by Violet Craft… 
I have always wanted to try EPP but never found a project that I felt like inspired me.  So this darling rooster I will do in reds and blacks and greys with a tan background to coordinate with a wall hanging still left undone… hopefully I can show you all this stuff next week when I post a blog entry 😀
For now this is my wish for your all…. 

 Do you drink coffee???  Or do you prefer tea or water or something fun otherwise when you stitch???  I love sugar free sweet tea and coffee with a little bit of coconut creamer in it! lol  I would love to hear your favorite stitching beverage 🙂

Until next Sunday y’all…

What does your artistic voice look like?

What does your handwork voice look like?  Mine is very quilty and scrappy I think!  Linking this thought provoking post to Kathy’s Quilts… Slow Sunday Stitching linky party HERE… come see what all the slow stitchers are creating today!!!
Here is a picture of the first 2 squares completed on the last row of this quilt… I did this while watching Bluprint (a Craftsy subscription service) and listening to YouTube vids and music too!
Here are a couple of my tools of the trade I use when quilting by hand…

 And here they are in action!

 Notice I am using electrical tape on my pointer finger… it helps me grip the needle instead of rubbing a callous on that finger 🙂

Here is part of one block sashing border stitched and beginning the other side…

THIS is where you will find me on this rainy Sunday in southwestern North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence moves very slowly up this state to the north eastern area.

Here is a view of all I have completed….

 And what I need to work on today so I can roll and mark my final borders on this quilt!!!

This is melancholy for me… I have been working on this since mid-May 2018… so 4 months of quilting so far and I am nearing the end of this arduous journey… I am excited to wash it and dry it and sleep under it and photograph it with the pillow shams we are already sleeping with… but not so ready that I want to rush the finish either! lol  Melancholy is the best word I can use.

As I do near this ending… I ponder my quilting voice.. and what it looks like… as you go back over the photos I shared of my slow stitching… I use small regular stitches and big stitches… I use regular weight quilting threads and large bore threads requiring different needles too… I use them in unison to make a patchwork artwork of sorts that is then very usable when complete!  THIS is MY voice… what is YOURS???  Have you pondered this ???  I would love to hear from you all about this topic!

Please leave me a comment today September 16, 2018 through September 22, 2018 EST USA… if you answer this question you will be entered in a drawing to receive a fun SNAP BAG made to order from me to you anywhere in the world too 🙂  This is NOT an advertised giveaway but I truly want responses and I love making these little snap bags.  Here are some and pics below show how they work and different sizes available…

So fashion a response to my question above for a chance for me to make you a snap bag in your favorite colors and your desired size too up to 9″ wide 🙂 

The drawing will happen Sunday 9/23/18 at 6 am EST USA and announced on my blog… so come back here next week to see if you win 🙂  You must sign in or leave your email with your answer to the question to be entered in the drawing!!!

I made my FIRST SALE in my Etsy shop this week too… the recipient of this product should get it Monday via USPS.  I added another couple sets of drink coasters to the shop too!!!

Molly got her first haircut this week and did well considering it was her first and she is only 3 months old and quite fiesty and rambunctious…

You can see her eyes a bit better but she wasn’t having much of a trim around her face yet… she likes being brushed and didn’t mind the personal and body trims but face wasn’t happening!!! lol  So we fought the battles we chose and followed the trim up with a bath and blow dry which she tolerated very well for her 3rd bath ever!!!

As I have been getting our Etsy shop up and running my honey and my friends Debbie…
and Connie have been MEGA supportive, helpful, and most of all very honest with me in my product design and delivery… I am very thankful for all of these people in my life!!!

 And they will ALWAYS be my friends I hope… they do know me so well… and they know so much!! lol  I love that quote regards to them and their helpfulness in all facets of my life!  Thanks 😀

So go back and read the middle… fashion your response and leave me a way to contact you… if you are a NO REPLY BLOGGER and you want to be in the drawing leave your email address in your response for me 🙂  Only those that can respond get added to the drawing next Sunday !!!!  Now go and ….