Sunday, October 22, 2017

This Week Sponsored by the Letter C

The Spelling Bee Sew Along continued this week and the C blocks were our assignment. They are so cute and cheerful!
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I also got news from the Fat Quarter Shop that I was selected to quilt along with them for Clementine! Clementine is their 2018 Block go the Month to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. I will be using the Mama's Cottage Fabrics by April Rosenthal and featuring my blocks for the Fat Quarter Shop on my blog, my Instagram, and Facebook. Please consider joining me and raising money for such an amazing charity. Here is the information:
Yesterday, I helped out another charity at my local fabric store. Our local school district's Adaptive PE Program organizes an Amazing Race Challenge each fall to raise funds for their ski program. Teams compete with a scavenger hunt all over our downtown. Fabrics & More was a clue/stop on the race course. All four team members had to pick their favorite fall fabric and pose for a picture which I emailed back as proof that they had arrived and met the challenge. They only had two hours and there were 17 stops! These ladies were the Troll team and are moms of some of my students. They are crazy, competitive!
I compiled a care package for my college kid this week. Making care packages is so much fun! I like to pick a theme and decorate the box with scrapbooking paper. All you need is five pieces of the scrapbooking paper, some tape, and a large Priority Mail Box. Since my theme was fall, I included: coffee K-cups, biscotti-apple caramel and pumpkin spice, face masks, socks, magazines, some goofy Halloween accessories like the tote bag pictured on top, copper apple cider mugs, caramel apple lollipops, and much more. I try to send a care package every other month and apparently my care packages are becoming famous around the Colgate dorms.
Last night, I was invited to painting party at a new business in town--Junk N Sisters. They specialize in pallet painting and other rustic decor and crafts. I decided to make a five foot "WELCOME" sign for my front porch. It was so much fun to join with friends to create something and hang out. I will be returning soon to paint the backside with "GO AWAY"---my hubby's request! 
 This week I managed to keep up with the Bee Happy Sew Along Blocks. I love how the Beehive Block came out.
The Flower Box Block is equally precious. We have only one more block for row 4 and its directions will be posted tomorrow. 
This sew along is only a few more weeks and the top will be done. I am considering hand quilting it with perle cotton as it will be used as a wall hanging and hand quilting in the winter is a cozy activity to keep my hands busy.

I am machine quilting today and binding my secret Fat Quarter Shop project for Slow Sunday Stitching 

This secret project will be revealed here on my blog on November 3rd #fqsquiltalong






8 comments:

  1. So many fun things in your post, Tanya! You really are the queen of college care packages! I can see why they are famous. Those Bee Happy blocks really are adorable, too!

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  2. Love that little beehive with those perky flowers--so cheery hugs, Julierose

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  3. Oh my goodness I can barely keep up with all the projects you have on the go! So exciting that you will be the Clementine expert! Enjoy your slow stitching today!

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  4. You really do pack a lot into your days! How exciting to be part of the Clementine QAL.
    The Bee blocks are lovely and your welcome sign looks great.
    It is fun to put packages together and i am sure it will really be appreciated.

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  5. LOL I love the GO AWAY idea :) Such a fun post with so much going on!

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  6. You are super busy!!! Those care packages are sweet and I understand why all the other kids at school are Envious!

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  7. That's a lot of work going on! And you manage to make it fun at the same time. Love your husband's idea for the Welcome sign. If you look to the right of the letters M and E in your picture, you can see the shadow of a profile ... Hitchcock?

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