Wednesday, June 30, 2010


When I'm making a new quilt, sometimes the fabrics, colors or design speaks to me with a name...even before it is finished.    The whole time I was working on this one, I kept thinking of the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean, air, waves, beaches. 

I didn't realize that Alex (hurricane) was going to hit the Gulf Coast this week or I might have named this quilt  something else. 

I named her SEA BREEZES and she's for sale in my Etsy store.  Sure enjoyed working with all of these beautiful fabrics in blues and greens....from Moda's Nouveau fabric line; 224 small squares. 

FUN!  FUN!  FUN!  love fabrics, love quilts, love to sew!

Doesn't it just say SEA BREEZES to you too?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

GO competes with Rotary Cutter. WINS! Hands Down!

The GO is  at work again,  from Splitting Stitches blog.  Great competition between the GO and using a Rotary Cutter.....both on time and fabric waste.   You can decide for yourself.  Just click on the title for the link.

That solves it for me today.  I'm going to go cut up some fat quarters!

Thanks again AccuQuilt.

Monday, June 28, 2010

My "BABY' is here and she's GORGEOUS!

I'm so sorry I haven't been posting since winning the GO cutter from AccuQuilt.   I re-injured my right hand/arm again and please don't ask me how I did's too stupid.  Years ago I fell and had to have surgery on the tendons/ligaments on the top of my forearm, and every once in a while it likes to remind me about it.  Well, when that happens I just can't use it for a couple weeks, and sometimes have to go to Physical Therapy.   That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  

My new "baby" is here and is sew BEAUTIFUL! 

You didn't think I'd just show you a picture of the cardboard box now...did you?  Isn't she the most BEAUTIFUL BABY you've ever seen?  

Thank you AccuQuilt! 

and thank you Bejeweled Quilts by Barb for such a fun giveaway!

Due to my arm acting up and needing some attention (sounds just like a kid, doesn't it?) my sister helped me unpack it, and she actually got to try it out first.  I did get to do a couple cranks with my left hand/arm just so "BABY" knew she was mine, not my sisters.

Let me tell you ...........this is a fabulous machine, and is wonderful for anyone who has injured hands/arms or Rheumatoid Arthritis.  It is very easy to use, and I cut out (turning the crank handle left handed)  all the pieces for this GO! for it Quilt FREE Project  using the Value Die that comes with the GO; 4 1/2" square, 2 1/2" square, and 2" half square triangles. 

Drats!  Now, I wish I would have used real bright batiks fabric!  This is so light and pale.  You can't see by the picture very well, but the points matched great!  In the next few days this will turn into a quilt instead of just a quilt top!

Be sure to follow AccuQuilt on Facebook, as they have been giving away GO cutters every Friday.  Here's their Facebook link:

Well, what are you waiting for??  go sign up to follow AccuQuilt on Facebook.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I posted about this yesterday and must have lost it ........."Out there somewhere"...........
Yay!  I won the GO cutter from AccuQuilt through Bejeweled Barb's blog.   I am sooooo excited, I can hardly wait to get it.  They also gave me my choice of 3 dies, so I chose all 3 of the strip cutter ones.  Naturally, something "forced" me to order some other dies...(just don't tell my bank account.  Let it find out for itself.)  Hurry up  Brown Truck! The final vote count for me was 1963 which just happens to be the year my oldest son was born......coincidence or ???  (click on my title of this post to see the tally)

Many thanks to lots of people;  AccuQuilt, Bejeweled Quilts by Barb Blog, Quilters, friends of Quilters, Facebook fans, Red Hat friends, Tied Together Bee quilters, Quiltsy Team on Etsy, Quilters Corner on Ebay, other Quilters groups,  Harley Hog clubs, Embroidery Clubs, Fabric sellers, my customers, friends & family! 

If you want to know more about it GO here:

Be sure to visit AccuQuilt's Facebook page and leave a comment, and sign up to receive their newsletter too.  They are having more giveaways for GO cutters all the time, and  they've been choosing 5 winners everytime they receive 1000 more comments.

Here's a couple sneak peaks at the quilt I'm working on.  I want to get it finished before the GO comes, or it will never get finished.

Also,  I've sure been  busy chasing my fabrics all over the house.  They keep opening the closet doors, pushing out, sliding off the shelves and running all over everywhere, trying to hide!  They heard me say GO cutter and now they are all afraid of getting cut up into strips, tumblers, blocks, & appliques.   

Don't worry, they can't do it anymore 'cause I put a lock on both my fabric closet doors.

Oops...gotta run.  I hear some other fabrics prying open the lids on all my plastic bins .....and I've only got about 25 of 'em.  Chase 'em down, round 'em up........rope 'em........... and tie 'em....tape the lids shut.

Until next time. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Yikes..I sound like one of those paid programming commercials now! 

AND......if you call in the next 10 minutes......(I mean "vote" in the next 10 minutes for Sewmeow)

but wait.........if you order now, we'll ....... (I mean "vote" for Sewmeow now)

HURRY!  don't supply! ....... (No limited supply....tell everyone! GO vote 4 Sewmeow)

Our operators are standing by to take your order.........(HURRY there's just TODAY to GO vote for Sewmeow!)

What has happened to me?  I'm not on TV.  I don't have a microphone.  I don't have a toll free number.  I don't have operators standing by to take your call.  I had this dream  last night that  I was doing all of this! 

I'm NOT on TV....I'm just a quilter who loves anything to do with sewing, and definitely a "Notions Junkie" and have to have every new gadget out there! 

 GO  vote for me to win the Free GO cutter from AccuQuilt through the giveaway on Bejeweled Barb's blog.

Here's the link once again....(just like the commercials!)

Now, what are doing still here???

 Go email everyone you know and give them this link, so they can also GO vote for Sewmeow!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

BEGGING AGAIN! .....shamelessly! GOT TO WIN THE GO Cutter!

This is just me...........BEGGING....again....shamelessly!  (I'm glad you can't see me still in my nightie!

HELP!  I need your votes to win this GO Cutter FREE Giveaway  from AccuQuilt on Bejeweled Barb's Blog.  I (sewmeow) am 1 of 5 finalists and need more votes. 

I'm sure this GO Cutter would help relieve the pain I'm having in my hands and wrists from my Rheumatoid Arthritis from sooooo much cutting with a rotary cutter.  This is the WAY 2 GO!

Help me win for (sewmeow)!  Easy, Peasy....... that wasn't so bad, was it?  Now, I can go get dressed!.......sigh!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 for me to get a GO CUTTER from AccuQuilt!

Now....I know ya'll r busy, but this is important for me to win the GO CUTTER from AccuQuilt through Bejeweled Barb's Blog.

Here's the link:

Once you get there, then there is a little voting box in the left hand corner....just vote for ......

SEWMEOW.........SEWMEOW..........SEWMEOW.............tell everyone you know.

I've just got to win this thing!  Did you read my last blog?  Well, go vote, then come back here....

Oh! ACCUQUILT....I'm in love! YES! YES! IT'S MINE! MINE!...mine! mine!

I'm in love.........sigh!   It must be love......has to be love.....

I've got all the symptoms of being in love......with the GO CUTTER from Accuquilt.

my heart is beating fast........

can't think of  anything but winning my new GO Cutter from Accuquilt!..........

can't sleep..............can't eat...........can't do anything.........

Barb, from Bejeweled Quilts just emailed me that I am one of 5 finalists to win a GO Cutter from Accuquilt!   YES!     It's mine......I just know this one is mine!  Yay!   Barb won a GO Cutter, Gene won a GO Cutter. it's my turn!

So the rest of you won't feel bad when I win this one, you can go to the link in my title on this post to get another chance to win one!   You can also become a fan on Accuquilt's  Facebook, and sign up for Accuquilt's newsletter for even more chances.

 See....I'm a good little girl to do this for the rest of you, and I won't feel bad at all when Barb tells me this one is MINE!  ....MINE!  ....mine...mine............sigh!  

Can hardly wait.........and won't be able to do ANYTHING .....

well, maybe........ I'll  be able to eat ice cream sundae from Dairy Queen....

I'll just force myself to eat........yeah!

that's what I'll have to do..............sigh!  .......sigh! 

maybe some french fries..........or

a Big Mac...............

I'll just drink an iced frapacino...........that will keep me going..........

...until she tells me..............I WON!

Hurry, Barb......and tell me I'm the winner, or it'll be your fault if I waste away to nothing 'cause I'M IN LOVE &  can't eat............sigh!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

GO CUTTER GIVE AWAY- by Bejeweled Barb

You want your life simpler, easier, more fun?  Do you want to have more time to quilt?  Here's your chance!    Just follow the link above in my title about Accucut's GO Cutter.

Yippee!  If you leave a comment, please tell her you found the link on my blog.  That way I'll get more chances.  Yay!  (of course..I'll be one step ahead of you....but hey, without reading it here you might not have found it.