Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One Flower Wednesday, So Scrappy Rainbow Challenge, THON

Here are my four flowers for One FlowerWednesday and for my Soscrappy Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I would love to have more to show, but still NO SEWING MACHINE.  I'm supposed to get it early next week and what a happy day that will be.

Most of you know that my four-year-old grandson George has leukemia.  This weekend we are going to PENN STATE to participate in THON.  This is a weekend to raise money for the Hershey Medical Center to help the children with cancer.  The Penn State students work very hard to make this weekend a huge success.  Use a search engine to find out more about Thon -- it is the largest student-run philanthropic event in the United States.  If you live in PA -- you've probably seen the students "canning" for the kids:) 

My daughter Allisa --Georgie's Mom-- recently posted this on facebook:  PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP!!  We'd appreciate it and please leave a message that you've signed up as a comment here.

With THON right around the corner, I'm asking everyone to check out/sign up for the iGive program I've started.... it's completely FREE for you, but will help raise money for The Four Diamonds Fund - which is priceless! Any questions... just ask. THANK YOU!!!

Thanks for your consideration -- Carol

Friday, February 11, 2011

Plushka's Makery: GIVEAWAY

Check out the awesome giveaway.  The winner will recieve:
*1 yards of linen/cotton/rayon ribbon of your choice.....
*half yard of Japanese fabric with Russian dolls and a cute fat quarter with cakes
*1 set of little vintage sewing machines and scissors bronze charms to create "I love sewing and crafting" neckless:)
Check out her blog for a picture and entry rules.

    Saturday, February 5, 2011

    When You Are Handed Lemons-- MAKE HEXIS!!

    Yes, my machine is still at the shop so --  I thought I'd try my hand at English Paper Piecing.  I made a small table topper.  It still needs backing, quilting and binding, but all the hexis are joined and the paper is removed.

    I decided to make flowers for a Grandma's Garden wall hanging.  Here is one flower I have together.

    Here is a pile of hexis I've basted.

    These are some of the red ones for the Scrappy Challenge.  I really enjoy making these -- I like hand sewing and they are portable

    Keep your fingers crossed for me.  Hopefully by next weekend I'll have my machine back.  I miss it:(