Monday, October 31, 2011

Fun Red Hat Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!  Tricks or Treats?

If you think Halloween and dressing up is just for kids, think again....and take a look. 

We had our annual Red Hat Halloween party on Saturday at the Magic Time Machine Restaurant, and us old gals really know how to dress up/laugh/party and have fun.

Lots of different costumes!

The nun kept us in line, so we had to be good.....darn!

My sister and me.

Lots of fun displays all over the restaurant.

This Hootie Owl had to be Red and Purple....of course!

There always has to be a Red Hat Witch!

Where's our table?

I just had to show you this leather teapot purse!

Of course, we had to have our Princess Peggy attend this royal affair.

Where's the Rum?

Our waiter wanted to play too, but I told him he didn't have a hat, so he grabbed up a napkin and joined us!

We were having so much fun, the Simpson's joined us too!

Hope you have a fun Halloween too! 
Don't forget today's the last day to enter my free Giveaway here.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween GIVEAWAY Time!

Happy Halloween Giveaway Time!

My FREE Giveaways for October. 
There will be 2 lucky winners for October.


1 1/2 yards of Scarecrow/Pumpkin patch cotton fabric


Scarecrow Door Panel Fabric

Easy Peasy ways to win! No jumping through hoops.  No visiting your local Pumpkin Patch.  No dressing up in a costume.  No Trick or Treating required.

All you have to do is be one of my blog followers, go visit my ETSY Shop and choose your favorite item.  Then come back here to leave a comment telling me which one you chose.   Last month I had comments from people with no way to get in touch with them, so make sure you either leave your email address in your comment, or I can reach you from your blog or maybe even facebook.

The winners will be chosen on November 1st by my special random generator, and announced on my blog.

Each month I have Free Giveaways, so if you want to make sure you don't miss any of them, click on the "Subscribe Feed" on the right hand sidebar.

Good luck and thanks for visiting!  

My Assistant Caught Napping.......

I just can't get much help from my Assistant here lately.  This is Braveheart (aka The King) and he's been a little under the weather, so there's not much quilting assistance happening right now.

Wake Up!   Wake up and inspect these new Christmas mug rugs for me.

Ah! Mom.......let me go back to my nap......I'll inspect them later.

Boy, you just can't find good helpers who want to work!

What about you?  Do you have any quilt assistants or quilt inspectors?

Thanks for visiting.  October giveaway coming..........

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Makeover Time!

My front deck has needed a complete makeover for over a year now.  I've painted it two times myself......but it needed more than just "cover-up make up".  If you don't believe me....just look at these pictures.  I live in a large mobile home and even tho my front deck is covered with a nice roof, the HOT Texas days, and the rainy days we had before our drought played havoc with all the wood.

Time to call out my Hottie Handyman to do some much needed repairs and do a makeover for me.  Remember...he's the same fellow who redid my floors in the kitchen, dining room, laundry room with Pergo flooring here.

Here's the old stairs ......showing a lot of old rotting wood.

  Yikes........what a mess!

And here's the start of the new stairs.....with less pitch/angle to them and much easier to climb.

I'll be sharing the final results in another stay tuned '
cause it's

almost time for my October Giveaway too.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Where Is She?

I'm sorry I've been a little sparse in blogging this past week.   My sister, Sally,  is here for a wonderful 10 day visit and we've been very busy "playing".   

We came home from one of our 'playing'  days yesterday and I couldn't find Roxie, and was looking everywhere.  She loves to hide to take her naps.  Where is she?

My sewing room is sometimes left AS IS and all I do is shut the door, so the cats can't get in there......but guess we were in a hurry yesterday and I didn't close the door.

Here's  what I saw when I looked in the sewing room.

She didn't like it when I woke her up.......either.

"GO away, Mom, and let me sleep".

Guess I'd better remember to close the sewing room today when my sis and I GO
"Run and Play".

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sew Many Giveaways

Have you noticed all the neato Giveaways here lately?  Lots of 'em.  Must be the cooler days and the "giving" time of  year everyone is feeling.

Ya gotta go see the Men Quilt Too! show at Pigtales and Quilts and check out all the gorgeous quilts these men are making and then vote for your fav.  I did this on the very first day I learned about it and look what I won......just for leaving one eensy weensy  comment. 

I believe there are really no accidents in life...and this is one of those times when it  proved to be true!  Leah Day is the gal behind this book and she created the Free Motion Quilting Project, and I had just watched several of her videos the week before.   If you aren't already familiar with her videos, you're missing a lot of good info and heap of fun.   Here's a couple of the fun samples I played around with, and still have some ready to go when I get some more time.

Now I just need to find some more time to practice. 


Another blog that I like to follow is Stray Stitches and she is having her own Giveaway right now for a Fat Quarter bundle sponsored by The Fat Quarter Shop.

And still another Giveaway  at Lily Pad Quilting's blog for a jelly roll, also sponsored by The Fat Quarter Shop.

Well, that ought to keep you busy for a while.....right? 

Hope you have fun and please tell them  Sew Fun Quilts sent you when you leave your comments. 

My October Giveaway is coming up check back.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

We Have 3 Winners!

Blog giveaway winners have been chosen.........but first, "this message from our sponsor".    (I couldn't resist doing that and wonder how many of you clicked on the word sponsor??   tee hee...)

You didn't think I would actually get to the winners names first thing did you?   Well,  then you must be one of my new followers and don't know me very well...........  :)   I love to have fun and teasing ya'll with this put a smile on my face. 

I had full intentions to get this announcement done first thing this morning and could NOT get online with Internet Explorer and Yahoo.   Arrrrrgh!  I tried so many times, rebooted the computer twice!  Gave up for a while.      I did my morning chores, took a shower, load of laundry and thought I'd give it another try.  NO..still wouldn't work.

DUH!  (as she hits her forehead with the palm of her hand)....I reset the modem power......and here I am.  Sorry for the delay.

Winner of the purple & green fat quarters - Kristy Lou
Winner of the Sesame Street appliques - Deserae
Winner of the Christmas fabric squares - Kathy H

Congratulations ladies! 

Thanks for visiting!