Friday, November 17, 2017

Fragile Mini Charm Giveaway Winner



Today is the day to give away this cute

Fragile Mini Charm Pack

for my



and the winner is ...


Comment #19

(sent by email)


"Please enter me in your giveaway. I am so excited to find you today. 
I will add you to my list of bloggers that I follow. 
My first grandchild is on the way so this would be a fun quilt to make.
Hope you enjoyed your vacation!"
... from Paula 

Congratulations, Paula!

I will be sending you an email to let uou know and get your mailing address.

Thanks to all who stopped by and left lovely comments on my

Mini Charm Chocolates Baby Quilt.

More goodies and giveaways
coming soon!



Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's a Small World Afterall



I am back!

Katniss is happy to have me back in my quilty corner.

We had a wonderful California Adventure.


This is me, hubby Charlie and son Matt ... 


... at Huntington Beach, "Surfin USA"



... lunching at the end of the pier


... meeting the pier pelican


... enjoying the sandy beach




... just had to get my toes in the Pacific once in my life ... :-)


Then we met up with my daughter, Marissa, SIL Matt and Granddarling Everly
at Disneyland for their Super Hero Half Marathon Weekend.


We had a fun time with Minnie ...


... playing at Minnie's House


 ... riding the teacups with my Main Matt


... spinning in the tractors in Carsland


... exploring


... sharing a Dole Whip with My Girl.



... dancing with the Cars.


... spending a lot of time in Carsland ...


... eating lots goodies ...


... lunching with the Princesses.


... enjoying our special dessert at Ariel's Grotto.


... riding the Racers


... tasting the special goodies in the Festival of Holidays foods.


... dancing  with the DJ in Radiator Springs.


... seeing all the Christmas lights


... playing in the snow on Main Street!

There was even a quilty get together ...


it happened that my online friend Anne
who I met in our 30's POTC BOM Group
was at Disneyland with her girls for the Disney Race Weekend, too!


Anne gifted me with this adorable fussy cut
 Mickey POTC block kit
that she made for me.

Time to  get back to sewing!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Mini Charm Chocolate Quiltalong



Here is my Mini Charm Chocolates Baby Quilt.

My quilt is featured today on


I love this quilt!


I started Here with these wonderful

Fragile  fabrics

and added Bella Bright Turquoise Here

from



Fat Quarter Shop




Free Pattern Here

You may purchase this lovely quilt kit Here

or choose your own fabrics and follow the free video tutorial Here

The center of my quilt was made following the fun and easy pattern.
When it came time to finish my quilt top ...


I picked a few extra mini charms and sprinkled them into my border.
I used four rounds of 2.5" strips and mini charms to sew my border.



My finished quilt measures 46" by 39"


For the quilting I chose
Aurifil 5006 - a pretty light aqua.


For the quilting I used my heavy duty walking foot
and stitched easy waves for a windblown effect.
I used two layers a=of Dream Puff batting to give it extra pouf.


When it came time to bind my quilt I added ribbon tags
for baby fingers to play.


My thoughts on baby quilts are that they should be oversized,
placed on floors, on the ground at the park
and shared with furry friends.

I finished it with a two-color machine finished binding
and added an extra line of stitches in the flange
so the ribbon tabs would hold up to lots of tugging.

A tutorial is coming soon of how I make this binding.


I love this windswept backing fabric!


I love this bold and graphic fabric line!


I do not know for whom I made this quilt.

It is going into a plastic storage for the baby to come along.

A big Thank You to the wonderful people at the

Fat Quarter Shop

for another wonderful Quilt Along project!

Giveaway Time!


So one of my readers may enjoy making 
a "mini-mini" chocolates quilt,
I am giving away one Fragile Mini Charm Pack. 
There are forty two 2.5" mini charms in this pack.

To be eligible to win his giveaway:
please leave one lovely comment!

I will mail anywhere in the world.

You do not need to be a follower to win.

You do need to leave an email address where I can contact you to let you know if you are the lucky winner and to get your mailing address.

My blog does not allow anonymous comments to keep away the robots.
If you do not have an ID to leave a comment, you may email me
at the address under "Contact Me" at the the top of my blog 
and I will enter your comment for you.

As a extra thank you to my followers, you may leave a second comment 
telling me how you follow and why you like to visit my scrapatch 
or tell me a favorite of my projects or tutorials.

This giveaway closes on Thursday,
November 16th, at Midnight EST

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner

and I will announce a winner on Friday, Nov 17th.

This Giveaway has now closed.

Winner announced Here.

Thanks to all who stopped by and left me lovely comments!



Thank you for visiting me today

I am with my family at Disneyland today!

I will respond to comments after I return on November 15th.

Click Here
and follow the links
to my fellow bloggers who have joined in this
lovely quiltalong.
Many beautiful quilts ... sew inspiring!

Hope to your version of this fun quilt soon!

:)


Sunday, November 5, 2017

A Virtually Yummy Blog Hop is Coming!



is hosting her annual


and I am joining in the fun this year.

I do bake cookies every year,
in many, many batches,
all through the month of December.

I was just looking at my Christmas photos, though, 
and could not find a single photo of the any of the many 
I have baked over the years ...
and packaged up and give away,
or served at our tree decorating party, 
or set on a decorative plate for Santa,
or enjoyed for dessert on Christmas.

All those cookies and not single snapshot in my files?

This year I share bake and snap
and share a few with all of you.

Until then, here is a recipe that have adopted many times for Christmas


This versatile recipe was

For Christmas I like to make the version with the white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and walnuts and then dip half of each cookie in green tinted vanilla glaze 
and put on a few red decos.  Or dip in milk chocolate and add red and green M&M's


Do you have a recipe or Christmas tradition to share?

If so ... 
 read all the info Here
and join in the fun!