Monday, September 1, 2014

destash

destashing more crafty things.

as an extra incentive.
with any order of (24.), (25.), or (26.),
pick any 1 of the remaining destash items listed in this post.
and i will add to your envelope.

(26.)------20 messy wipers.
i can make more. these are just ready to go.
$20.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.

(25.)------Green Cowl. handknit by me.
worn 3 times. then handwashed.
pattern used: Cream and Sugar Cowl.
designed by: Never Not Knitting.
yarn used: Shalimar Yarns. Breathless.
color: Sprout.
this cowl is narrower at the top and wider at the bottom.
blogged about it here.
$20.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.

(24.)------Thimbleberries fabric. 3's Company collection.
a creamy, pale, yellow, flower ditty, background fabric.
3 yards 12 inches.
one end is cut across. the other end has been torn across.
$20.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.

as an extra incentive.
with any order of (24.), (25.), or (26.),
pick any 1 of the remaining destash items listed below.
and i will add to your envelope.


(23.)------Ofelia. Pattern by Figgy's. 12 mo. to 6 yr.
pattern has been opened but not used and not cut.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(22.)------4 cross stitch patterns.
Cottage of the Month. Country Cottage Needleworks.
August, September, November, and December.
original price of each pattern is $6.00.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(21.)------just the flimsy. unfinished.
made using a Schnibbles pattern called Sweet Spot.
made using It's A Hoot fabric by Momo.
i love all the glorious colors in this fabric.
i just never did anything with it.
you can find more pictures featured here.
$15.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(20.)------Omiyage.
Kumiko Sudo. 2001.
handmade gifts from fabric in the Japanese tradition.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(19.)------assorted ribbons. 50%cotton/50%rayon.
purchased at a basement decorator showroom.
they were stored in a plastic bin.
but are schmoshed as they were stored unrolled.
these ribbons are 1-3/8 in. wide:
dk. teal 5 ft., rust 7 ft., sage 7 ft., navy 8 ft.,
dark royal 2-1/2 ft., purple 10 ft., emerald 11 ft.,
dk. pink 7 ft. and 21 ft., royal 16 ft.
still on roll an unknown amount of navy.
and these are wider:
dark emerald 4-1/2 ft., lt. blue 6 ft.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$8.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(17.)------Tales of First Ladies.
Quilt in a Day. Eleanor Burns. 2011.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(15.)------Garden Club Quilts.
Country Threads, Inc. 2001.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(13.)------3 Japanese Sewing Books.
Sew Smart with only 50cm Cloth.
ISBN4-8347-2396-8.
Eco. "projects are resuable bags and medium totes".
ISBN4-8347-2454-9.
"no English title". "projects are small traditional items".
ISBN4-9394-5961-9722.
all 3 books are printed in Japan.
are only in Japanese. with no English translation.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(10.)------old fabric.
feels like older fabric.
has been folded for a long time.
marked, "Seasons Greetings".
marked, Hofmann International Fabrics.
marked, screen print.
23 in. long.
42 in. wide.
FREE. if you buy something. i will add this.


(09.)------old fabric.
feels like older fabric.
has been folded for a long time.
marked, Impressions by Patricia B. Campbell and Michelle L. Jack.
marked, Benartex, Inc.
marked, 100% cotton screen prints.
2 brown pieces. (will measure them).
2 red pieces.
1 yellow piece.
2 green pieces.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$6.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
SOLDFREE. if you buy something. i will add this.


(08.)------Irish Quilting Magazine.
Volume 1. Issue 3.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$6.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
FREE. if you buy something. i will add this.


(07.)------Zakka Style.
Rashida Coleman-Hale. 2011.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(06.)------Follow the Dots to Dazzling Quilts.
Joan Segna and Jayme Crow. 2005.
(front cover corners are bent).
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$6.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
FREE. if you buy something. i will add this.


(05.)------One + One Hats.
Iris Schreier. 2012.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(04.)------Custom Knits.
Wendy Bernard. 2008.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(03.)------Spud & Chloe at the Farm.
Susan B. Anderson. 2011.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(02.)------The Best of Black Mountain Quilts.
Teri Christopherson. 2002.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$8.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.


(01.)------Modern Basics.
Amy Ellis. 2011.
$10.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$8.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
$6.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.

items all books are in good or new condition.
please leave your email in the comments.
or to karen kimshel at comcast dot net if you are shy.
payments are expected within 48 hours of payment request.
will mostly be using flat rate envelopes.
so domestic shipping only.
items will be mailed within 48 business hours.
will answer any questions you may have.
come back again for more items.

Friday, August 22, 2014

lucky and next and eww


LUCKY.
i had the good fortune to win a few prizes this summer.

SOL HOODIE SEWING PATTERN.
Jamie Christina.
more about this pattern - here.
someone made it - here.
other patterns that were given away - here.

SNEAKER EMBROIDERY PATTERN.
Happy Sew Lucky.
this was an Instagram giveaway - here.
you can find it on Etsy - here.

BEVERLY HAT KNITTING PATTERN.
Kristen Hanley Cardozo.
well i grabbed a code and got this one - here.
you can find it on Ravelry - here.

KATE CALLAHAN MUSIC DOWNLOADS.
kate-callahan.com
just a like on FB a download of her Swing Low track.
also on FB a download of her Archangel track on cdbaby.
Kate wrote this for a friend who passed of ALS. so check that out.

WOVEN SLASHES PILLOW PATTERN.
Amy Badskirt.
i commented. yeah me. and i won.
her Quilt Design a Day photos were extremely interesting.

LADY SUNNYSIDE CARDIGAN PATTERN.
Tanis Fiber Arts.
i grabbed a code just yesterday and got this one - here.

NEXT.
much temptation on the web. thinking about these.

LITTLE LETTERS QUILT ALONG.
Temecula Quilt Co. will be hosting this back to school special - here.
the patterns will be free on the blog but they have kits available now.
my LQS has just stocked every color in American Made Solids.
i might opt to do my-buy-as-you-go-method. but kits are better.

NAIL POLISH QUILT.
you must have seen this.
with links to quilts made by other bloggers.
i love them all but so want to make Lori Holt's into a pillow.

SPACE DUST QUILT ALONG.
Quilt Dad.
i got my discounted pattern.
i choose my fabric.
but since this is not in my budget.
i will be purchasing bits here and there.
really ok with this taking forever. all the details are here.

you know there is more. but long want-to lists make me sad.

EWW.
that's how you spell it.
i looked it up.
and this is either amazing or awful.

REUSABLE BATHROOM WIPES.
for many years i have read about using reusable bathroom wipes.
honestly i previously tried them and then stopped.
but for the past year i have and it is not a big deal.
this sort of not a big deal is maybe something you should try.
i only use for number one. which keeps things very simple.
i use a dry system in that i place used ones in a thick tote bag.
and empty tote into wash along with towels and lounging clothes.
i currently have 9-1/2 in. squares of flannel and a dry system.
i have also cut up some t-shirts and added them into the mix.
i remember a post of someone using vintage sheets.
and am thinking i will switch to that soon.
perhaps the rest of your family need not participate in.
search resuable toilet wipes and you will find plenty of info.

so many things to get going on.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along


deliberately keeping fabric choices to a minimum.
but running out of that blue background fabric.
always in trouble casting scraps in a more major role.


Barn Block.
for third book.

fabrics used:
Denyse Schmidt Picnic or Fairground sold in JoAnn's.
Plum Sweet by Blackbird Designs by Moda.
Alexander Henry Heath.
Fig Tree Avalon Cream on Taupe Dots by Moda.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

destash

the following items have been removed.


(12.)------Martha Stewart Seven Everyday Kitchen Towels.
have had for a very long time. marked 1998.
i know i purchased them at K-Mart.
original paper attached is a bit sticky.
may leave residue which should wash off.
100% cotton. each are 16 in. x 24 in. (40cm x 60cm).
there are 7 towels.
each one is a different day of the week and a different color.
i have 2 sets of these but am listing them separately.
the first set does not include the store sticker.
the second set includes the store sticker and is marked $9.99.
$25.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
REMOVED$23.00 includes domestic shipping.


(11.)------Martha Stewart Seven Everyday Kitchen Towels.
have had for a very long time. marked 1998.
i know i purchased them at K-Mart.
original paper attached is a bit sticky.
may leave residue which should wash off.
100% cotton. each are 16 in. x 24 in. (40cm x 60cm).
there are 7 towels.
each one is a different day of the week and a different color.
i have 2 sets of these but am listing them separately.
the first set does not include the store sticker.
the second set includes the store sticker and is marked $9.99.
$25.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.
REMOVED$23.00 includes domestic shipping.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along


was going to lay low because i hate multi-tasking in the heat.
but this sew along was too adorable. don't you agree.
Amy and her daughter Lily are reading the books.
and are making blocks inspired by the stories.
i did watch and enjoy the t.v. show.
so does it matter that i am.
~cough~cough~years~old. probably not.
go and see the sew along posts on Amy's During Quiet Time blog.
i am very impressed with Lily's fabric choices.

for me i really liked a Ghastlie mane.
with a Downton body. on a Denyse background.
now i can sit back and search the stash for other fabrics to use.


block 2 : Black Susan.
second block for first book.


block 4 : Pet and Patty.
second block for second book.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

destash

the following items are SOLD.


(14.)------Days to Remember.
Teri Christopherson. Black Mountain Quilts. 2001.
$10.00 includes domestic shipping.
SOLD$8.00 includes domestic priority mail shipping.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

destash

the following items are SOLD.


(18.)------Quilty Fun.
Lori Holt. 2013.
SOLD$10.00 includes domestic shipping.


(16.)------Great Granny Squared.
Lori Holt. 2014.
SOLD$10.00 includes domestic shipping.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt Along


block 6 : empire state.

my blocks in Flickr.
the quilt along blocks in Flickr.
for more info see Barbara Brackman's Austen Family Album blog.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Great Granny Sew Along


Mama blocks.


and i won this fabulous prize from Fat Quarter Shop.
just for adding my Filled Basket block to the Flickr pool.
pretty funny my sis was just given this old sheet from a friend.
it's always nice using old fabrics when they are yours.
or you know where they came from.
if i say i want something she gets. she usually gives it to me.
i thought it was perfect for this sew along.
it reminds me of a 70's brown variegated yarn.
and hmmm. maybe i also made a summer top.

my sew along blocks on Flickr.
Great Granny Sew Along page.
Great Granny Sew Along Flickr page.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along


Block 5 : Log Cabin.

my blocks in Flickr.
the quilt along blocks in Flickr.
Wishes Quilt Along page.
Kimberly's Make-A-Wish Donation page.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Great Granny Sew Along


Filled Basket block.


Yarn and Crochet Hook block.

you might have seen my basket block on the yarn block post.
it's the fourth photo down and turned on it's side. lol.
well i was one of the winners of that giveaway.
my prize is on it's way and i will show you when it gets here.

my sew along blocks on Flickr.
Great Granny Sew Along page.
Great Granny Sew Along Flickr page.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap 2014


love it!
my sweet little quilt made by Michelle.
i don't patchwork with such gorgeous repro colors.
except the ones i make along with Lori.
so i am making a note to use more on a future project.

included was a magazine and a stitching kit.
appreciate that as i have not purchased many mags lately.
Michelle made my quilt.
and i made a quilt for Judith.
as far as i can tell neither of these quilters have a blog.
Michelle mailed mine well before the deadline.
of course i mailed a bit late.
thankfully it was promptly received ------ pheww!!
and the following is the quilt i made for Judith.

and my label.

a big thank you to Lori for hosting this fun swap.
i think i will create a Flickr album just for Lori's things.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt Along


block 3 : cross within cross.

my blocks in Flickr.
the quilt along blocks in Flickr.
for more info see Barbara Brackman's Austen Family Album blog.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt Along


block 2 : sister's choice.

my blocks in Flickr.
the quilt along blocks in Flickr.
for more info see Barbara Brackman's Austen Family Album blog.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WMGGS@DA?



i have a small workspace.
so i tear off small amounts (8 in. - 16 in.). iron. and start cutting.
i saved some ends and set aside for the binding.
before i make more grannies.
must do miscellaneous cutting.
not my favorite thing to do.
only highlighting how much background fabric is needed.
since my solid is really a print from the collection.
i was overjoyed to receive a coupon from FQS.
done and done.

Downton Abbey half yard bundle.
Great Granny Squared book by Lori Holt.
my blocks in Flickr.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt Along


block 1 : bright star.

my blocks in Flickr.
the quilt along blocks in Flickr.
for more info see Barbara Brackman's Austen Family Album blog.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along


Block 4 : Broken Dishes.

my blocks in Flickr.
the quilt along blocks in Flickr.
Wishes Quilt Along page.
Kimberly's Make-A-Wish Donation page.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WMGGS@DA?


well.

Who's Making Great Granny Square(d)s @ Downton Abbey?

is it someone upstairs?

or downstairs?

or just me?

Downton Abbey half yard bundle.
Great Granny Squared book by Lori Holt.
my blocks in Flickr.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along


Block 3 : Annie's Choice.

Wishes Quilt Along page.
Kimberly's Make-A-Wish Donation page.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Everyday Cardigan KAL


i seemed to have done what Lisa did.
drop 2 cardigans. to work on a pullover
so i will need to knit like crazy later to catch up.
i wish i had seen this yarn before and made a few hats.
but first it will be a pullover.


multi-colored yarn. hope i like it when it gets really big.


for today i only finished the yoke.

for more good stuff visit Lisa on her Polka Dot Cottage blog.
for more about the KAL check the Everyday Cardigan KAL posts.
and for the pullover check the Everyday Pullover posts.