Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My First Giveaway!

Everyone loves a giveaway, so I'm going to do one! 

I will be giving away a total of THREE FurPets©!  The winner of each one can pick the color.  There are three ways to win...

One winner will be chosen from people who "Like" my iKnitQuiltSew Facebook page and leave the comment, "I Liked your page" on the giveaway post there.

One winner will be chosen from all new followers to my blog, who post "I'm a new follower" in the comments to this post.

One winner will be chosen from people who comment "I want a FurPet©!" in either place (here or on Facebook).

I will use a random number generator to pick the winners.  You can only win once, so that there will be three different winners.  I will award the FurPets© on April 2, 2015.

Good luck to everyone!  Please share so that we can all have a great time! 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I don't have a lot to show for nearly seven hours of work, other than my back hurts and my hands are exhausted.  But the sky is now cloudy and the tree definitely pops out....  nice when a plan comes together. There's just a bit more sky to do, but tomorrow is another day.

On a happy note, my Purple FurPet© is in the Great Finds this week on On Fire For Handmade.  Anne Hopfer that runs the site is a tireless promoter of handmade everything.  Thanks, Anne!!!!!  Check out Plum Perfect Great Finds and vote for your favorite, even if it isn't my FurPet©.

And...  if you would like to read my latest vent on the Handmade Artists Blog, entitled "Best Practices - Really?," click HERE.

Have a great evening everyone!

Monday, March 23, 2015

The View From My Window Continues

I'm working on the sky today in The View From My Window.  Here are 'before and after' pictures.
All I can say is that my hands are tired!

Have a great evening everyone!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Something Different............

Happy Sunday one and all!  In the ten days since I launched FurPets©, 18 of them are on their way or at their new homes!  Thank you for all the likes, shares, and pluses.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Keep 'em coming!

I'm quilting again, but this one is completely different that anything else I have.  This quilt is entitled The View From My Window.  And it actually is!  I took this picture one very snowy day a couple of weeks ago, and it occurred to me right then that it might be an interesting quilt.

So here is the face of this quilt.  I had the fence in, then out, then in, then out again.  What I finally decided is that the fence took too much away from the tree.  I spent this morning embroidering in all of the limbs.  The material for the back is in the dryer.  So while I wait, I thought I would share with you.

No vivid colors....  no water feature...  contours will be quilted in.  It is different.......  what do you think?

Have a great afternoon everyone!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Introducing FurPets©!

My first 8 FurPets© - The multi-color one was the very first one.
I have been working on this idea for quite some time, and I finally decided that it was time to go for it!  Let me introduce you to FurPets©!  I honestly can't say where the idea came from exactly, but it just wouldn't go away.  I guess deep down, I believe that every child (of any age!) needs a unique, hand-crafted toy - so here it is!  Since it's not terribly expensive, it's affordable for everyone. 

Lime Green FurPet©
FurPets© are wonderful and versatile toys and friends.  FurPets© will sit quietly and listen when you need to vent.  They love to play catch or be juggled with their FurPet© friends.  Furpets© will help you practice your soccer moves, but it is not their favorite thing.

FurPets© fit in your hand, so they are just the right size to stay with you everywhere you go.  They are really easy care - they don't eat much and can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

FurPet© in its handmade box
FurPet© is my invention and completely handmade by me.  All of my FurPets© meet safety standards of the US Government for toys for children over three years old.  Each FurPet© ships in its own box, and each one is numbered. (The box is handmade by me, too!)

Need a cheery friend that never complains?  FurPet© is just the thing for you!

Creamy Tan FurPet©

If you would like to see all of the currently available FurPets©, click this link.

Monday, March 2, 2015

My Current Quilt

...  and the answer is............

Did you see it?  This is a small wall hanging, measuring 22.5 inches wide by 18 inches tall.  I've been doing these big pieces (two or almost three times this size!) lately, and decided it was time for a smaller piece.  I've entitled this one, Dream House.  My husband wants to know how far it is to the creek from this house!  I might have the quilting done tomorrow.  I think the whole thing will be done by Wednesday. 

Have a great evening everyone!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Current Quilt

I just finished the assembly and appliqué on the quilt I am working on now.  The back of the face of a quilt - any quilt - not just my quilts - will never be seen by anyone.  It ends up inside the quilt against the batting.  But because of the way I appliqué, my quilt face backs are always interesting.  So here's the question...

Here is the back of the face of my current quilt.  Can you "see" what the front looks like?  Answer tomorrow!