Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"A Hallelujah Christmas"

Beautiful Song
Enlarge and Turn on your speakers

Merry Christmas!

Till  We Quilt Again,

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Pub Knitting!

Pub Knitting in Beautiful Victorian Cape May!
Yes you heard me right!
In the midst of preparing for the holidays
 we took a break and went to the beautifully Congress Hall Hotel.
Which was all decked out for the Holidays.

  We gathered to create!
Before knitting we had a wonderful meal at 
Cucina Rosa's Italian Restaurant on the Cape May Mall.

Dessert was delicious Chocolate Martini's.
(could only sip on one and be able to knit too).

What a fun night! 
Meet new friends, had LOTS of laughs and 
made plans to meet again.

{Photography by Hopping Frog Studios: www.hoppingfrogstudios.com}

Julie from Home Made was our host. 
She organizes these fun "Knit Pub Night's".
She has a unique modern crafting shop and carries  
 beautiful yarns and fibers, fabric and craft supplies. 
While holding many unique classes.
 Click here to link to Homemade.

Till We Quilt Again,

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Today We Celebrate Santa Lucia!

Today is Santa Lucia!
Which will be celebrated all over Sweden!
As well as in New Jersey, USA    

Our family will arrive VERY early today to my mothers house with Swedish pancakes, 
whipped cream and fresh berries.
The children will have lite candles and sing Santa Lucia.
True tradition is to have Saffron Bread.

Our church congregation had many Scandinavian, Germany and Finnish immigrants at one time. My mother (from Sweden) and many of the church members
 are keeping the traditions alive for future generations. 
 Each year in the beginning of December, they hold a Lucia Pageant at our church.
Everyone works making Swedish meatballs, split pea soup, limpa bread,
 cardamon bread, almond ring bread, and homemade 
German, Finnish and Swedish cookies
 plus we must have 
herring, lingon berry and farmers cheese.

There are many Scandinavian traditions that we celebrate
and this pageant has become another tradition for so many
families in our area. 

Most years I make a quilt that is raffled. 
And the proceeds go to 
"World Hunger"

This Years Quilt!

Till We Quilt Again,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Book Review Plus You Get The Book Free!

Court House Step made a few years ago.
And I Kept!

Recently I was contacted by Fons and Porter to review their 
"Build Your Best Log Cabin" 
downloadable E-Book.

What a Great Early Christmas Present For You!
And it is Free!

Like many of you, I am a visual quilter, if there is large photos, step by step 
procedures and clearly written directions. 
I am then a happy quilter!
When first looking at this Free E-Book, everything listed above was there.
Always a good start!

This 24 page E-Book has so.... much information.
History of the Log Cabin Block.
Several examples of quilts as well as many setting options.
Sewing techniques such as Bobbin Work, Trapunto, Piping and more.
Great for the beginner and challenging for the the more experienced.
As well as helpful tips from Liz and Marianne.

I appreciate and respect traditional quilts.
 I also enjoy seeing the option of contemporary and modern too. 
So there is something here for every style of a Quilter.
And it is Free!

You can download it by clicking HERE

Post a comment below.
Fons and Porter would appreciate any feedback you may have. 

To any Quilting Buddies that are going on our retreat to Cape May. 
You may want to download this book.
You will be seeing a Chevron quilt very soon.

Till We Quilt Again,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Giveaway Winner & New Blog Hop

The Winner Of Holiday Lane Bog Hop is:
to see her Fun Blog!
She is receiving a 20.00 credit at
Nini And The Sea" Blog Etsy Store
which has Great Christmas Gifts or she may want to get a gift for herself!

I will be taking part in the New Blog Hop that can be found at
Linda's Blog "Buzzing And Bumbling"
which sounds like allot of Fun!
 And there still may be space for you too!
The hop is called "In Your Words". 
This sounds right up my alley.

Hope You Join In!

Till We Quilt Again,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop and Giveaway

   I made the Holiday Lane pattern into a gift giving bag.
Can't wait till I start delivering gifts!

Today's Blog Hop participants are:

One side 
  Other Side

 How I will be delivering gifts this year!

It is hard to tell, but the black sky I quilted swirls of snow.
Photo of the swirls.

 $20 Etsy Gift Certificate
at my friends site
Nini And The Sea Blogspot (Click Here
and then enter their Esty Store.
Drawing Dec. 1st.,  9 am EST.
To enter you need to be a follower and leave a comment 
telling me that you follow and what you favorite Christmas Cookie is.

                   A big thank you goes to Jill Finley from Jillily Studio Designs
              for designing the pattern... Madame Samm from www.sewwequilt.com and Pauline from quiltnqueen.blogspot.com for hosting this fun event (hope you are feeling better!)

  Here is the list for the rest of the hop.
Please leave a comment to Cheer them on!

Tuesday November 27
Woolite Mammoth

Wednesday November 28
Quilt on the Edge
Farm Road Rambling
Mary Jo - that other blog
Thursday November 29
Elaine - that other blog

Friday November 30
Linda - that other blog

Till We Quilt Again,

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop Schedule

I Am Scheduled For Monday!

               It all started on November 21st
                   A big thank you goes to Jill Finley from Jillily Studio Designs
              for designing the pattern for all of us to use... Madame Samm from www.sewwequilt.com and Pauline from quiltnqueen.blogspot.com

            Here is the complete list.

  Wednesday November 21
Sew Maybe I Can - Mary is now up
Jane's Quilting - Jane is now up

Thursday November 22

Friday November 23

 Monday November 26

Tuesday November 27

Wednesday November 28
Mary Jo - that other blog
Thursday November 29
Elaine - that other blog

Friday November 30
Linda - that other blog

The fun began......November 21 and will continue to November 30!

See You Monday

Till We Quilt Again,