Monday, June 16, 2008

Blogland Happenings!

There is so much happening in blogland - it truly boggles the mind.
HMMMM - Thimbles and Joy have been having way too much fun in my sewing room! This should keep them in check - until, of course, their DH (Devious Hero) comes along and saves them. I think he's involved in their antics. :-)

A great giveaway!

Jackie at CantonVillage Quilt Works is having a wonderful giveaway - visit her blog for all the details - you don't want to miss this one. :-)

Summer Strip Challenge

Hanne has issued a Summer Strip Challenge (keep your clothes on - this is about your Jelly Roll strips LOL)

Summer Stash Challenge

Eileen has issued a Summer Stash Challenge - using up what we have in our stash closets, drawers, containers, etc. :-)

Finish Five by End of July

Peg at Happy Quilting has issued a Finish Five by End of July Challenge

Naturally, I popped into Jackie's blog and entered her fabulous giveaway. Then I considered all three Summer challenges. Guess which one I decided to sign up for? You're correct if you guessed "Finish Five by End of July". If you read my blog on a regular basis (and I hope you do) then you know that my pile of flimsies waiting to be quilted is completely out of control. I must start focusing on quilting those flimsies (repeat three times) LOL
My mom is coming tomorrow to visit for two weeks so my blogging time may be a bit limited. Then again, I may need to blog for some sanity. LOL
As always I thank you for popping in to visit and to share a smile or two! Please come again soon.
In Friendship!
Officially Done!

We noticed that Darlene has attempted to take credit for the wallhanging WE made for her blogiversary give away. Don't you dare believe her - we made this cutie. And, guess what????? It's going in the mail to Nanette today! WooHoo

Sadly this cutie is missing an important element :-( There's suppose to be a blue ruffle (like the blue yo-yos) running down the center of each outer border - we don't do ruffles. We're going to include the strips of fabric so if Nanette wants to add the sweet ruffles she can.

We can take credit for the sewing/quilting but the pattern is a creation by Elizabeth of Late Bloomer Quilts and it's called Charming Gatherings. Go visit Elizabeth and tell her we sent ya. :-) (we're not sure she visits this blog)

Look another container in Darlene's sewing room. We really like this one - cute Longaberger basket that perfectly holds her Triangles on a Roll.
Be sure to check out Paula's blog - she issued the "container challenge" and has links to other blogs with cute containers and such!

Thanks for visiting! We love that you do.


Naughty can be nice,
Thimbles and Joy

Sunday, June 15, 2008

We're Back! teehee :-)
(have ya missed us?)

Thimbles and Joy here! We've been surfing blogland - wow you guys are some kind of talented. Anyway, Paula at Coffee Time Quilt Studio has issued a challenge for all to show off unique storage containers used in and around your sewing room (or studio, if you prefer). So, we decided to play along and show you some of Darlene's things. She does love containers and such.

The following are two pictures of her Vera Bradley "jewelry tote" that she has used for a very long time as a "binding tote" - see her binding clips and such. The zippered pockets hold needles, threader, etc.
I'm Joy and I'm here to show you the large Whitman Sampler tin, Darlene uses to store her thread. Dagnabbit she ate all the chocolate.

One more! I'm Thimbles and I'm here to show you her wooden cutlery/napkin holder that she uses to corral a variety of stuff (scissors, ruler, sewing machine oil, lint brushes, pens, pencils, notepads, etc)

There are lots more interesting things so we'll be back later to show you some more.
Naughty can be nice!
Thimbles & Joy

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I have a squillion - yes a squillion - patterns in plastic bags and I need some storage ideas. I've stored them in a variety of ways but nothing makes me happy.

The pile in the picture is just a drop in the bucket and I need help with storage! So, please tell me how you store your patterns!

In Friendship!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jelly Cakes and Fresh Squeezed! :-)

My friends went to Spring Market in Portland and when they returned they told me that they had purchased two Jelly Cakes (Jelly Roll and Layer Cake) for me but I'd have to wait for the crate to arrive. Then I had to wait for them to dig my Jelly Cakes out of the crate - I've been waiting ever so patiently and I got my hands on them today. WoooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooo! These are Cotton Blossoms by Moda and mother and daughter design team Bonnie/Cotton Way and Camille/Thimble Blossoms. I'm one very excited woman!! LOL

And, I received my outer border fabric earlier this week so another finished flimsy. I know you're probably sick of seeing this one but it's Key Holes by Anka Treasures.

Last night I was stitching down the binding on a few treats and surprises for others and realized that I have not actually quilted one of my flimsies in quite a while. So, maybe it's time to stop piecing and think about quilting a flimsy or two or three. I have several new flimsies that I'm anxious to see quilted however I can think of quite a few 'golden oldies' that deserve to be quilted too. HMMM - this might deserve some serious consideration.
I appreciate that you stop by to read about the happenings in my little corner of the world. Please come again!
In Friendship!

Monday, June 09, 2008


Second Hand Clothes by Bonnie Blue Quilts is officially a flimsy! WooHoo! I've had this on my living room floor all evening and as I walk through I keep expressing to my DH how much I love it. This belongs on the top of the "quilt now" pile but we all know how tall that pile is. LOL

More show and tell tomorrow so please come back! You know I love it when you do.

In Friendship!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Want Smores?

Last night I took a break from making yo-yos and decided to start this sweet project! The pattern is Baker's Square and the fabric is Smores both by Me and My Sister Designs and Moda. I love all the adorable rick-rack prints in this line of fabric.

My DD and her family enjoy decorating with snowmen during the holiday season so I think they should own and love this cutie!

I hope that you're having a great week end and that you've found time to play with your fabric, too.

Thanks for popping in - come again!

In Friendship!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

We Have A Winner! :-)

First let me say Thank you, Thank you for playing another silly game with me and for all the good wishes - I sincerely appreciate that you read my blog!

Thimbles and Joy counted the yo-yos in the jar and the count was authenticated and verified by their DH (Devious Hero). We have a winner...................................................................

there were 140 yo-yos in the jar..................................without further ado the winner is........ drum roll please........Nanette at Freda's Hive (she's going to be stunned because she just celebrated a birthday and the fun continues). :-)
Here's a peek at the prize - of course it had to have yo-yos - LOL! I'll post a picture of the entire quilt when I have finished it. (I ran out of the blue fabric - grrr)

So, join me in congratulating Nanette!

Again, thank you for playing my silly game and for visiting my blog. Come again!

In Friendship!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Two Years - Another Blogiversary!
I can hardly believe it - I've been blogging for two years! I can still remember sitting at my computer while recovering from major surgery and I discovered blogs! I thought I'd jump on the blogging bandwagon and it's been one incredible ride. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
A celebration means a giveaway - woohoo! Thimbles and Joy are super excited to be a part of this celebration and we hope you are too. :-)
So many have wondered what I was going to do with all the yo-yos I've been making recently - filling my jar and making plans. teehee!
How many yo-yos are in the jar???
Between now and Wednesday, June 4th, please leave a comment with your guess. I have a super prize planned but I don't plan to show it to you until I announce the winner Thursday, June 5th! teehee!!!!!! :-)
Good Luck!
In Friendship!!!!
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