Monday, March 25, 2013

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge

I am excited about a new charity quilt giveaway I heard about yesterday through a facebook group I am a part of called I don't have a problem, I have a well-rounded fabric stash!.  It is called Hands2Help.

H2H 2013 logo

The two charities are:             Quilty Hugs For Happy Chemo

and Quilts Beyond Borders

I am really excited about making my very first charity quilt. Won't you join me? Everything you need to know is on the Confessions of a Fabric Addict's blog.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Mantel

 Lucky I'm in love with my best friend, compliments of Landee See, Landee Do 
Subway art from Funky Polkadot Giraffe.  I made a few lines orange.  
I was inspired by this display at Landee See, Landee Do. I was already to grab wood scraps from the garage and start painting when I remembered that I quilt... So I grabbed my fabric and made myself a rainbow! I used a piece of foam core board, pinned the rainbow to it and then pushed it into the back of the frame. That frame was just sitting up in the attic waiting for a new coat of white paint. I am going to hand embroider over the arching stitches when I take it down since the lines are hard to see. I bought the white Hydrangeas flowers at JoAnns for my 'clouds'.  I looked everywhere for a pot I could fill with chocolate coins and I want a cute Leprechaun that will sit on the mantel but I had  no luck finding either. I will continue the search for next year's mantel! Oh, and I made a pretty garland with two different shades of green, white, and green and white polkadots.   

Top of the Morning to ya!

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Goodie Bags

Happy St. Patrick's Day - a little early!  My grandparent's came over to America from the Emerald Isle back in the late 1920's.  My grandfather had some awesome greetings.  He would often say "What bothers on ya?" and "Top of the morning to ya!". It makes me smile just thinking about it.  I wonder if I could pull off saying those to people I greet today. :) 
John & Jenny Meade 

In honor of Saint Patrick I made these little goodie bags for my co-workers.  You can download the pdf here.  Chocolate coins and Mike & Ikes!


Monday, March 11, 2013

My New Button!

Cute right?!  Back in January I joined the biannual Blogathon. You can read about it here.  Well, I won a prize! A won a pre-made item from Kreated by Kelsey.  You can find her blog designs  here on her Etsy site or here on her blog!

I had actually won a blog make over last year and was happy with the look of it but hated my button. Kelsey was great about agreeing for make me a new button as my prize.  I LOVE it! If you are in the market for a new design for your blog please check Kelsey's work out.  I have never had such good and quick service before.