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)


Monday, December 29, 2014

A Quilt in Time...




Well, I couldn't show this off until after Christmas...
But it was finished early... (the day before Christmas Eve) 



Since I was short on time, I didn't add a traditional binding...
I folded over the front to create a binding finish for the back.
This was the first time I have ever
machine sewn a binding and for this purpose and style
it worked out nicely!!!




For the front, I used Cotton and Steel Basics and a star pattern fabric from
Joann's Fabrics...and for the back, I decided to make it two quilts in one
and added a fabric from Moda called Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater.




I had been hoarding that Sweetwater fabric for some time...
thinking I would use it on a quilt for myself...

But this 6 ft. 4 in. son of mine...

(and you know what wrangling that took...even on my Janome)

well...

He's worth it!!!!

even if he holds it sideways for the picture!


Ryan, my youngest son is off to boot camp in January...and had requested 
a quilt before he left. I started one back in the summer, but when he enlisted
it just didn't fit any longer...

So, I set it aside to finish for later and began anew
and in three days...this was the finish.



I think he liked it...
he posted it on Instagram!

That alone made this Mama happy...





Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas




The real meaning of Christmas has been 
graciously and mercifully renewed to us this year.

Because of Jesus birth, 
I have hope in all things
and
without a shadow of a doubt...
I know...
Our treasure is indeed in 
Heaven and so are our hearts.

I wanted to take a moment to say 
Thank you to all of you that have reached out 
this past week...we have felt your prayers and are
encouraged and strengthened by them...

Love,
Lana


19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:19-21King James Version (KJV)





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I love you Lord...and I lift my voice...

...to worship you, oh my soul rejoice...
Take heed my king, in what you hear...
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear...

Today we welcomed baby Kase Andrew into our hearts...our fourth grandbaby.
And we are saddened beyond words that he has gone home to be with Jesus...
Our sweet children are amazing parents...