Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hexie Wall Hanging DONE!

It's "Piece Yourself Together" Day and guess what I've finally finished...

TA DA!

I began working on this wall hanging quite some time ago. I need to do a little research through my quilting journal to figure out how long I've been working on this but those of you who have been following my blog know it's been a long time. My sister Ida made the little house in the center which became the focus of the wall hanging. She first made a little house block like this for Beth's Neighborhood Party one year and I commented on how much it looks like our ranch house so before I knew it, Ida had made one for me. It's surrounded by hexie flowers which I've been sewing on forever. By the way, some of those green hexies just below to house were made by our own Anthea. She sent some to Ida for her OZ wall hanging and Ida gave me a few because they fit so well with mine.
Click here or on the photo below to find out Anthea's blog at "Hibiscus Stitches" to see what others are doing with their hexies.
 
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Neighborhood House Block Party

Welcome to the Neighborhood Party!

House blocks are beginning to arrive from those who have already joined the Neighborhood Party.

Ida has made three! Just look at this cute skinny house with that skinny tree and the darling cat in the window.

Then there's this crazy wonky house which is adorable with the Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls and another cat.

Isn't this church block beautiful, down to the stained glass windows and the bell tower?
Mary has sent this cute, cute block. You have to love that ATV trying to drive up the side of the house. That will certainly get rid of the "blah" anyone in that house may be having.

Beth, the originator of the "Neighborhood Party" has sent this colorful house. Look at the pretty flowers growing nearby, as well as those darling girls sitting on the fence having a chat.

You still have plenty of time to make your house block and join the party. We'll draw the winner(s) who will receive several blocks (depending on the number that get sent in) on March 1st. Click here or on the house block below to join the party. These two blocks are my contribution to the party.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Piece Yourself Together Hexies and Neighborhood House Party

I'm hustling right now, trying to make it to Anthea's linky before it's closed. Anthea hosts the "Piece Yourself Together" linky at "Hibiscus Stitches" every two weeks.

I continue to sew my 1/2-inch hexies together. Last time I posted, two weeks ago, there were 82 flowers sewn together with the green spacers. There are now 95. It's a slow process.

Please click on the "Piece Yourself Together" photo above to see what others are doing with their hexies.


Reminder about the "Neighborhood House Party" going on:
Make a 12.5 inch house and enter for a chance to win 9-12 houses made by others in the Neighborhood. Click here or the house photo above for more information! Click here to post your block to the linky party.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Neighborhood Block Party Linkup!


Make a 12.5 inch house and enter for a chance to win 9-12 houses made by others in the Neighborhood.

Click here or on the house icon above for more information and to sign-up.

My sister Ida is providing a linky so you can link-up your house block entry. If you have been a previous winner of the Neighborhood Party you may also link-up a post showing us what you made with your winning blocks. Let's all have fun!
Link up here.
1. Make house block 12 1/2 x12 1/2 inches square and sign-up here.
2. Mail to me so I receive by March 1, 2016
3. Link-up at Ida's linky
4. Have Lots of Fun!

Oh.  This is my entry. Even though I won't be eligible to win, I'm making my house block for the winner. It's the same block I'm using for the Neighborhood Party but it won't have my blog name on it.





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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Neighborhood Party

Neighborhood Party Going on!

Make a 12.5 inch house and enter for a chance to win 9-12 houses made by others in the Neighborhood. Click here or the house photo below for more information! Click here to post your block to the linky party


On another topic:

Once again it's time for Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky at "Hibiscus Stitches." This is the first link-up of the year. Please click on the photo link below to see what others are doing with their hexies.

We've been on the road again so I was able to continue with my hand-sewing on 1/2-inch hexie flowers. When last I showed you what I'd sewn together, there were 65 flowers. I now have 82 flowers sewn together. The background is a little wrinkled since I'm standing atop the bed taking the photo in our hotel room.

I also spent some time making MORE stepping stones to sew around my flowers. This part is definitely not fun for me...
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Neighborhood Party 2016

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Today I'm excited to tell you about a little celebration. It's not something new. In fact, some of you probably remember Beth’s Neighborhood Party from previous years. Beth created the Neighborhood Party which worked like a lotto where anyone wishing to participate sewed a house block. The houses were grouped the into neighborhoods and then the random generator chose the winners. Beth whose blog is "Love Laugh Quilt" has been unable to host the neighborhood the last couple of years. I really missed the Neighborhood Party so my sister Ida who blogs at "My Sister Made Me Do It" and I have resurrected it, with Beth’s “okay” of course.

If you've missed the Neighborhood Block Party too or if this is the first time you’ve heard about it and are interested in joining us, all you need to do is construct one house block.

12 1/2" square.

Send the block to me.

I will let the random generator choose the winners.

The winners will receive 9-12 houses each...depending on how many come in.

Ida will also provide a “linky” on her blog, "My Sister Made Me Do It..."page, , where we can link up and show off our houses.  Click on the link HERE to post to the linky



If you'd like to play along,

leave a comment below.

I will email you my address so you can send your block.



There are NO firm commitments here.

If you decide later NOT to sew a little house...

That's o.k.....Life happens..... :)



Add your blog address (if you have one)

or your name on the front with a fabric pen.

That makes it fun for the winners!



Deadline for these houses is MARCH 1, 2016.

That gives you time to decide on your house pattern and get it mailed to me.



I'm excited to see all the houses that come in. Beth tells me that she will try to join the party as well!



Please include email address if you are

a no reply blogger,

if you have no blog...

or are unsure!



We’d love to hear from PAST winners and post about the finished quilts that have been constructed with blocks won at the Block Party. As a matter of fact, I was a winner in 2012 and here is my “Neighborhood Quilt.” The photography is not the greatest, but take my word for it, it is a beautiful quilt and I'm so happy with my house blocks.

If you'd like to include a SECOND house block for a charity quilt....please send it along! We’ll be constructing a/some charity quilts.



This REALLY IS the BEST neighborhood. Tell your friends.

Let's CELEBRATE together!









Monday, December 7, 2015

Piece Yourself Together Hexie Flowers

Encouraging Words of the Day:

 

Once again it's time for Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky at "Hibiscus Stitches." Please click on the photo link below to see what others are doing with their hexies.

We've been on the road lately so I was able to get some hand-sewing done on my lifetime project of 1/2-inch hexie flowers. When last I showed you what I'd sewn together, there were 25 flowers. I now have 65 flowers and the piece measures a measley 21" X 31".

Upon returning from our travels, I was excited to find two packages containing flowers, both from fellow stitchers in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap."

Geraldine, my November swap partner sent me these lovely flowers. I really like how she combined the different patterns/prints in the second flower. They are both perfect. Thanks so much.

We have a new member from Russia. We sent each other test snail mail to see how long it would take to receive something from each other. In about 2 weeks, I received these flowers. I love the cheerful yellow centers and those pretty prints. Thanks, Debra

And finally, for my December partner, I've completed these flowers which will go in the mail tomorrow.

My partner is Debra who is asking for small prints in the petals and black and white stripe, checks, or lines for the center. I hope she'll like what I chose for her.
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