Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello Birdies...Tree Bird Blog Hop Schedule for March 13 -23rd is HERE!



Sew...are you ready Lovelies?
We have a full Birdie House!!!!

This is going to be such a 
feathered nest I must say!

Get ready to put your best birdie forward...
Take your best bird watching Photos....
and WOW! us with your beautiful
chirping!!!!

I can not wait to see how everyone takes off for this tree hop!

Here is the list...
Please tweet your support each day by
including that day's line-up...
Your fellow bird watchers will love you for it!

Get Excited!!!!
and get to building your nests!


    
Hugs,



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Come Fly With Me....


Have you seen this yet?
If you have and haven't taken your rightful spot...
today is as good as any to take flight with us!

Simply email me your 
Name
Email Address
Blog URL

and you ARE IN!

This line of fabric by 
 is so lovely...
just the right feather to put in your cap 
to get ready for SPRING!

It is available now in stores or
you can use your own birdies fabric...
Either way, WE WANT YOU!


Come fly with me...




Saturday, January 17, 2015

Come Fly With Me...The Tree Bird Blog Hop!!!! March 12-23rd!


Welcome!!!!!!
I Am Sew Excited for This Hop!!!!
AND 
to be YOUR cheerleader!!!!

When Madame Samm asked me if I wanted to cheerlead for this BEAUTIFUL line for Elizabeth Studio and Tracy Lizotte....
Well!!!! 
I was OVER THE MOON!

This collection is STUNNING!




Those who sign up for this blog hop
Tracy will be sending one of you
this cardinal print, completely
matted....
it will fit in an 8x11 frame!

A winner will be announced when the blog hop begins!!!

SEW...
Who wants to come fly with me in March?
Here's how you can let me know if you are in...
ldunkerley@comcast.net

Send me:
NAME and Email
The Name of Your Blog
Your URL (link) to your Blog

For those that do not have a blog, only those that have posted before will be considered.

Anyone and everyone can participate in our HOPS.
If ever you wanted to have cheerleaders in your life
to cheer on your creativity….
well you do not need to look any further…

GUIDELINES

1. Choose something from this collection or another BIRD collection
 and create
whatever you like...a reminder here... 
there are wonderful bonuses for those who are in our top
choices for Wow and Creative Design....
BE CREATIVE- Take great PHOTOS.

2. BE a cheerleader for all those who participate, there is nothing 
as heartfelt as your lovely comments.

3. Please turn off your word verification the day of your post…you really do not want to miss any comments..

YOU have no idea how that one comment can be a life changer….

4. Be sure to add your post at midnight EST. WE have visitors all around the world who like to get up like we do in North America
to your lovely creations…

5. Please ADD everyone including YOUR blog on your post that day, so we can find everyone as easily as we found you..

6. MOST IMPORTANT, commit, if you don't, you have taken the spot of someone else who I will be hearing about, trust me there…

7. Add the button to your blog so everyone will note your  TREE BIRD- Beautiful Birds is coming and also
a reminder for YOU to get your project DONE.....

Like I said...
I am flying high about this lovely fabric and hop...
I Sew want you to Fly with me!!!!

Thank you SO much Madame Samm
for asking me to be a part of such a wonderful
Hop....and such an AWESOME way to begin a New Year!!!








Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fall into MY DAY...A Tammy for All Seasons!


Welcome! 
I am so glad you stopped by today!
I was supposed to be showcasing this on Tuesday of this week,
so I am REALLY glad to be here today!
This blog hop SURE couldn't be possible without the 
awesome cheerleader Mary at I Piece 2-Mary and our 
dear friend Madame Samm...
I can not tell you how much learning I have 
done on this hop...and how much I appreciated 
all their help and encouragement!

I also can not tell you 
how AWESOME our SPONSORS
have been!!!!
I mean CHECK THEM OUT!!!!

I so appreciate when our SPONSORS
show up and SUPPORT us the way they do...
THANK YOU!!!!!


BEAM N READ ( led light)
Brooke's Books ( seasonal vintage counted cross stitch designs)
Chitter Chatter ( applique and embroidered pinnies)
DMC ( heads and aida cloth)
H.A.KIDD ( monaco fabric)
MsAppleHeart ( Tammy Bag Pattern)
READERS ( best readers on the market for those who need to see their patterns
up close and personal) 
SNAP SOURCE  ( great gadget for adding snaps to our bags)
Yarn TREE  ( q-snaps)

Now...ARE YOU READY????

Here we FALL!!!


This was my FIRST cross stitching project ever.
Why would I sign up for this hop?
Well, I wanted to see if I could do it!
I see many others just like me....YAY FOR US! 

I really did enjoy the process! It's addicting!


Now...I have to admit, I ripped it out four times...ok..
Really, it was FIVE TIMES.
But, after a little tutorial review from
Madame Samm's blog post, I FINALLY
realized what to do...
Keep trying and start with beginner materials!

Just a plug here for DMC threads...THANK YOU!
They were smooth and didn't tangle
and they transform in a pattern...
They look just like colors until you put them together...
WOW!


See that little magnet?
LIFE SAVER!
I could even put my needles on it when I was 
changing threads!!!! 
LOVE THESE!


Now...here's something that I figured out that I STILL NEED...
a VIDEO of how to attach these handles...I know it has
to be easier than the way I did it!
But It is on and I wasn't going to take it off!!!
I loved this TAMMY BAG pattern...all those pictures...
My kind of TUTORIAL!


And this little jewel...GREAT PATTERN too!!!
I had a little fun with it...and I loved the Flea Market Fancy fabric...



This was the fun part for sure!
Staging these in the SUNSHINE!!!!
We have had rain and clouds for what seems as weeks!





Overall, I learned a few things..



I couldn't have done this with out my readers from Readers.com.
I am just too blind!!! I loved that they hung on my neck
when I had to get up and take a break and I could always find them!!!

My Q-Snap Frame made ALL THE DIFFERENCE! 
It held my cloth perfectly without stretching it out of shape
and it was easy to carry around because it could be 
broken down to fit in my purse.

DMC...You made this project BEAUTIFUL.

I am not a superwoman...This is the only pattern I finished...but
I am so glad I didn't give up!
(and I wonder where can I find that outfit in real life...isn't it beautiful?)

It's always worth it to ask for help...even if you are
worried what someone will think about 
why in the world would you sign up 
for something if you had never done it!

Will I do this again?

YES!!!

Why?

Because Cory and Brooke's other patterns are
CALLING MY NAME!

And this folks is my first finish of 2015!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today...
I do appreciate it!
Now go visit these lovely ladies...

I am in awe of all their talent!

January 16, 2015

Julia Plunkett will post on Sewwequilt
It Seams To Be Sew (you are here)