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Sunday, June 21, 2015

36 Weeks and Counting...

I am a little over 36 Weeks Pregnant and I can barely move or sit or stand comfortably.. Oh the joys of being pregnant.. lol.  This is my 3rd little Bambino and I am so excited.  I have decided to make some really cute T-Shirts for my Son and Daughter to wear when they meet their new little sister... I am working on my Applique Technique in order to do so.... So operation BIG BRO, BIG SIS & LIL' SIS is in effect...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Special GIVEAWAY : :

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Special GIVEAWAY : :: *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   My sponsor the Fabric Shoppe was founded in 2008 by Jody -- a wife, mama, a...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GROW YOUR BLOG 2015

What a fantastic idea!  Hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  I stumbled upon her Blog by way of Vals Quilting Studio.  I am so excited to get involved with this.  I am new to the Blogging world and am still trying to figure out all of these linked up parties.  I look at all of these other blogs and see how many followers all these people have... I want my blog to be like that.  With 2 small children and one on the way I want something to be passionate about.  As I am learning to Quilt and Sew I thought what a great idea to Blog about.  I can't be the only person out there that is just starting to Quilt?  Why not write about my adventure. That is how I started my Blog.  My New Years Resolution is to get more involved with my Blog and the Blog World.  The perfect way to start is by participating in the Grow Your Blog Party!!





Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Fabric GIVEAWAY:

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :: It's Fabric Giveaway Friday !   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   My sponsor The Intrepid Thread ...

Grow Your Blog In 2015...

I was checking out one of my favorite Blogs... CrazyMomQuilts.blogspot.com and clicked on Vals Quilting Studio (not me, different Val)...  I came across a Blog Button that said, "Grow Your Blog In 2015."  I thought... YES!!! I need some followers.  This is such a creative idea and I have to participate.  So, while I am watching the Golden Globes, I did!  I posted the Blog Button on my sidebar so you can participate and get some more followers too!  Click on the link and join in!
Happy 2015!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: Just For You Book & GIVEAWAY : :

Another great Giveaway on Maureen Cracknell Handmade's Blog!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: Just For You Book & GIVEAWAY : :: Long ago I was invited to contribute a project for the new book Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Blogg...

Friday, November 14, 2014

So Much Going On...

So, I have to admit I am really trying to get myself to really focus on Blogging.  I love reading everyone Else's Blogs and seeing what they are making.   However, I have just been in a funk these past few months.  My beautiful cousin passed away at 51, after battling Breast Cancer for 10 Years.  She was the most beautiful, loved, charismatic & wonderful mother to ever walk the face of the earth.  It was and still is so devastating, especially with the holidays coming up.  My cousin Maggie could Light up a room whenever she walked in...  I am still grieving and it makes it really hard to focus...  That is my Maggs in the Middle, and to the right with the dark hair is my sister and then Maggie's daughter and my cousin Francesca...  The guy in the white shirt is a Waiter who accidentally photo bombed our pic (lol).  What I wouldn't do to go back to that time in our lives.  Now, I am trying to use my grief to help me to be a better, more productive person... And it starts with my quilting and trying to learn to be a phenomenal quilter and sewing enthusiast! 
Have a Wonderful Day!
XO... Valerie


Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

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Utopia Giveaway today!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Split Decision With A Twist...

I finally finished the quilt I was making for my mom for her Birthday!  I am so happy with it, and very proud of myself...



I love making quilts, but I especially love hand sewing the bindings.  I put on my Downton Abbey dvd's and relax after my kids and husband have gone to bed.  One trick that I love to use is hair clips to keep the binding in place while I sew.  It works very well.




I used fabric from Fig Tree Quilts www.figtreequilts.com  JoAnne has a wonderful Blog as well Fig Tree Quilts Blog.  I love quilts that aren't so matchy, matchy but since this was for my mom I knew she would love it to be more on the monochromatic side.