Friday, November 23, 2012

Have y'all heard? Sew Mama Sew is having their annual Giveaway Day(sounds like only one day this year) again. It is scheduled December 3. If you have never participated or visited on the Giveaway Day, make sure you do this year. Lots of great Giveaways and a chance to visit lots of new blogs! I have a couple of giveaways planned so come back on the 3rd and see what I am offering!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Needled Mom is the winner of my Giveaway for the UR Priceless Blog Hop!!! Congratulations!!

She wrote a very nice comment!
"Your purses are just fabulous. I love the idea of the buttons and lace on them. Favorite tradition would have to be going to see the lights with the grandchildren followed by dinner."

I have sent her an email and am just waiting to hear back ! You really need to visit her blog Needled Mom today to see the wonderful Christmas Stockings she is making for her newest grandchildren. They are amazing!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Great Giveaway!

Hey, do you really like these purses? Do you want to make one? Well, if you go to Splitting Stitches,  Joanne has a great giveaway of a purse frame and a fat quarter!  Here is a peek at the choice of fat quarters she is offering!

So why not "hop" over there and put your name in the hat!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 5- UR Priceless Blog Hop


Finally it is my day for the UR Priceless Blog Hop! Katherine at Sew Me Something Good  is our leader and I give her a grateful thank you! She has been right with us making sure that things were going well. I have to give Madame Samm of  Sew WE Quilt a special "Thank You"! She encouraged me to try this blog hop when I was hesitating to join in. I am so glad that she did because I had a blast making these cute little purses!!! What a great leader she is!!! BTW, you can purchase her pattern for these cute little purses  here.

Now to my purses and I have done quite a few. My first purse was done with some left over fabric I had...didn't want to mess up some of my special fabric. BUT  thanks to the great tutorial of Madame Samm, I whizzed though the first one.(Click on photos to see larger views)
Here is my first purse (inside and out!)

Then I started using all of my favorite fabrics that I bought just knowing that someday I would find the perfect project! And this was the one!! I made all of my purses without purchasing any new fabric. It feels so good to use up some of my stash. One thing I will tell you that really helped me with my arthritic fingers. Needle nose pliers! I just grabbed the needle and it came through the fabric and frame so easily.  Here are some of my purses:

Don't you just love this little red bird?

I love my cute little cats!

I decided that it would be fun to quilt this purse. The diamonds made it easy!

Had to have a Christmas purse, too!

I love this Farmdale fabric.

Now I really got going because I decided to enlarge the pattern to fit my 5" frames. I had fabric that I loved but the pattern was way too big to fit the smaller frame. So here is my take on larger purses. I decided to try some techniques that I had never tried . I decided to try some hexies and had a great time doing so.I can see why everyone says they are so addictive...kinda' like these purses! Can you tell that I love my little red bird because he shows up again! Then I decided that since I had a cat purse, I needed one with cute little dogs. I cut out a couple of the dogs, put them together,  and used them for appliques. What fun I had!

Here is my kitty purse from both sides with cats on the inside also.
Here is that little red bird again! Thought he looked good in the middle.
Here are my appliqued doggies. Not too bad for a first attempt.

 You think I was finished? Well, no. I realized that I had some great college fabric that was begging to be used.. My son went to University of Florida and will always be a Gator, but he now teaches at Mississippi State so I had to make a purse for each!

Front, back , inside and bottom. Pretty proud that the bottom came together so well. GO GATORS!

Front, back and bottom. GO STATE!
These were all fun to make but I still had  one more to go. I had to make a "girly girl" purse for my granddaughter! She loves pink and green so that is what I worked with. Here it is!!!

I love how it turned out! Lace, buttons, pink and green. The buttons are really a medium pink but they are showing up a bit darker. I can't wait to give this to Maddie for Christmas.

Now that you have seen what I have made for this hop be sure to visit everyone who are presenting there purses today: For the rest of the schedule just click on the UR Priceless icon to the right.

Day 5- November 9th

Polka Dot Classic
Geta's Quilting Studio
Busy Bee Free
Briarside Lane
Quilts and Dogs
Debbie R
suebee's World (that's me!)
Les passions de Cliodana
Colorpoint Quilter
On the Go Quilting
Personalized Sketchesand Sentiments
Freemotion by the River

OK, if you made it this far, you deserve a GIVEAWAY!  I decided that this is the perfect time for some Christmas fat quarters! And for a special treat, I have added in 4 blocks of the Sweet Saint Nick from Connecting Threads. They are my last four blocks and they are no longer available. I have made placemats with mine but they can be used in many ways.

The top photo are the 4 Fat Quarters and the lower photo are the 4 blocks of  Sweet Saint Nick

 To win just leave a comment about your favorite Holiday tradition. For a second chance, be a follower, old or new! Just post a second comment to let me know.  I will draw a winner on Wednesday November 14th. Make sure I have a way to get in touch with you. Good luck to all and thank you for coming by and seeing my little purses!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's Almost Here!!!!! The UR Priceless Blog Hop!!!!!

It's coming on Monday November 5!!!!

Katherine at SewMeSomethingGood
has the whole schedule...check it out
I am so excited! This will be my first blog hop ever. I have been busy creating these cute little purses for a while now and boy are they addictive!!! So come join us in all the fun starting Monday November 5th!!