Monday, April 14, 2014

Superpower Revealed and a Giveaway!!!!

Today is my day to reveal my SuperPower, in the USA, it is also Tax Day, but my Superpower has nothing to do with taxes...  bear with me for a moment while I tell the story about the SuperPower.
 First of all, this is a SuperPower Reveal, and also a stitching hop, and so the first thing I need to do is reveal my newest stitching that reveals a bit of my superpower:
Yes, I stitched a pin cushion which is a crow holding a star.

Now, crows are all about mystery and stars are about a bit of light in the darkness, and so a crow holding a star is about bringing a bit of light into the mystery of life and the world.  So, I see my SuperPower as bringing a bit of light into the world through my colors (black in the crow has all the colors within it), my quilts, my fabric dyeing, and my jewelry making which I have not done for a while, but it is time to get back into it, and my love...

It is also time to reveal my giveaway, to show I am bringing a bit of Love and Light...
Notice the "Tree of Life" growing in the heart in this panel.
Quilt labels or possible block components on the bottom of the panel.
Layer Cake of 42 10" Squares in the "Love is in the Air" fabric line.  
A beautiful "Love" 22" panel with several love "notes" that can be used in quilt squares as well as for labels on your quilts, and a Layer Cake of 42 10" squares.  The fabric line is called "Love is in the Air" by Deb Strain for Moda.  You will have enough fabric to make a wall hanging or small lap size quilt with the 22" by 42" panel and the Layer Cake.

To Win this Giveaway, all I ask is that you follow me by email, or bloglovin, or Google + so that I can continue to reveal my SuperPower to you over the next weeks, and leave me a comment telling me that you are now a follower.  If you already follow me, just leave me a comment telling me that and I will enter you also.  Easy peasy, just comment on this Super Power blog that you are a follower, and you are entered, and while you are at it, see what my SuperPower is being revealed on my fellow bloggers during this blog hop by following the links below, that is, after midnight eastern time on April 15:


I plan to check them out...  Love always, k

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Saga of the Design Wall

 So, what is a design wall?  Well, first of all, you know that a quilter needs his/her space, right?  I have taken over all of what once was a dining room and a big room in the basement.  Why?  Because a quilter has a bunch of stuff.  This stuff is not all fabric.  It is sewing machines, cutting boards, big tables to hold quilts as they are being quilted, other big tables to provide space for making quilt sandwiches (not a food group), and for me, an area by the laundry room downstairs for my dyeing studio (yes, we call them all our studios).
My dining room sewing table, design wall behind.
So, in my dining room where I have my sewing machine and big quilting table, I decided I needed a design wall.  A design wall is a place where you can put up blocks you have made and easily move them around to make the quilt design, hence design wall.  The blocks have to stick and be easily moved around, so I went on a quest to find out what people made design walls of.  What I found out was that blocks stick magically to batting, so the outside of my wall I made of batting.  For the inside, I went to Menards and bought two one-inch sheets of insulation.  So, since my wall was a standard height, I took the insulation and covered it, only to find out that "standard" is not standard, you have floors and rugs and ceiling treatments that make when you cover the "standard", you get a bit of a tight fit, as below:
About a six inch gap!

Curved away from the wall!

Should be flat against the wall!

So, down to the cutting board, remove the spray-basted batting and do what I should have done in the first place, measure and cut the board to the proper height.   Well, I almost got it right; styrofoam is hard to cut with a kitchen knife so what you can't see is that there is a gap and the board is a bit wonky, but I am happy!

I now have my design wall in my design studio and am as happy as punch!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What is my Super Power? And, what am I going to give away?

I haven't been around much lately.  I have had camera and time issues, but I am back and commit to you I will post as often as I have something interesting to say.  Frankly, I have several posts I want to do stored up in my brain.  I will get them down on electronic media in the very near future.  I almost said down on paper, but we don't use paper much anymore, do we???

I am also participating in the SuperPower Blog Hop.  I really am happy to share my superpower, but you will have to wait to let me expose it!!!  Here is the schedule and my day (Sew Golden a Chance) is Tuesday April 15.... OH NO, that is TAX DAY!!!!  Well, I hope everyone is done with their taxes so that they can be seeing what superpower is in the stitching hop.  Hope to see you then!








Thursday, March 6, 2014

Creatology, the winner of my Kona Snow, wrote:

Hello Kay:
Thank you sew very much.  I received your package today.  This Moda Snow Jelly Roll is fabulous!  I am honored to be the recipient. 
Blogging has been such a blissful journey for me.  Finding like-minded souls and an incredible amount of inspiration is amazing to me. 
Thank you sincerely…sherry

 So, betcha can't wait to find out what is next...  Well, it has to do with my Superpower, and yes, another blog hop where I will reveal just what my Superpower is!
Now this is going to be a fun hop because everyone is going to reveal their superpower on the day of their hop!  So, mine is a secret until then.

Please join me on this great hop.  All my followers, new and old (age never counts) will be eligible for another great drawing that is all about my super power.  

I will be posting what I have been doing as soon as my husband gets back from a business trip.  He took my precious camera with him.  So, I will have a lot to post soon!  Love always, Kay

Thursday, February 20, 2014

We have a winner...

Drum Roll, Please!!!

Number 40!

Hi, You were the 40th person to comment on my blog during the “Hugs and Kisses” Blog Hop.  Random Number Generator picked #40 and that is Createology. 

You win a jelly roll of Kona Snow.  To claim your prize, please send me your snail mail address…  thanks again for following me.  I sent you an email also.

Thanks to all the new followers.  I will do my best to make all of my posts interesting and relevant.

love always, Kay

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Day is finally here!

For the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop that is...

And here is the block I made.  I made it to match a quilt top that I finished this month.  First the block:
I think this will be a coordinating pillow.
To match my Dogs and Cats Companions quilt (fabric by Laurel Birch)...

And be sure to visit the rest of the blog hop on today (see the list below):

Feb 18th

Lady Lana

Lady Judy

Lady Shanna

Lady Amanda

Lady Kay

Everyone who follows me today will have a special chance to win a gift of a jelly roll of pure Kona Snow.  Just jot me a message below to let me know you followed me and I will enter your name into the basket!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Starts Today! Schedule for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop

Check out the projects they have made for Valentine's Day!!!

Feb 12th

Lady Carol

Lady Sandy

Lady Cynthia

Lady Pat

Lady Jolie

Lady Susan

Feb 13th

Lady Beth

Lady Jenny

Lady Britt-Inger

Lady Carla

Lady Marian 

Lady Lyndsey

Feb 14th

Lady Soma

Lady Laura Ann

Lady Doris

Lady Rexie

Lady Shari

Lady Cherry

Feb 17th

Lady Mary

Lady Vickie

Lady Anne

Lady Selina

Lady Theresa

Lady Jane

Feb 18th

Lady Lana

Lady Judy

Lady Shanna

Lady Amanda

Lady Kay

Feb 19th

 Lady Bente

Lady Kristen

Lady Linda

Lady Marcy

Lady Susie

Mdm Samm