Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Small Project finished

Just finished this little table topper/lap quilt.  I usually make really big projects but have decided to start making some smaller ones.  I actually started this last summer from a Charm Pack that I had in my stash for a couple of years.  The pattern is from a Country Threads book, I think,  As usual Leisa did a great job quilting it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trying to expand


Sometimes it is hard to do it all!!  Work has been keeping me extremely busy, our school is in the process of getting all new technology and since I am part of the technology team it is taking a big part of each day.  I have also had a really bad cold, I hate having a cold!  At the same time I have been working really hard on my website and trying to get the word out about  my wool business.  I have a second blog that is strictly wool related, which is what I want to get away from on this one and get back to posting about quilting.  My other blog is over at Piginablanketwools.com, I would love for you to go over and check it out.  If you will check it out, leave a comment there and blog about it you will be entered to win a kit from my store of your choosing,  (except for the Snowbound Kit).  Leave a comment and blog about it by Tuesday November 4, election day.  Can't wait to read everyone's comments.  I am really anxious to do some regular quilting.  I have two quilts that I started this summer and would love to finish, in addition to all of the other UFO's in my sewing room.  I am also trying to clear out some items that I know I will no longer use.  I have been through all of my quilting books and cleaned those out.  I used to give them to Goodwill, now I am listing them on Amazon.  I didn't expect to sell any of them, but have been pleasantly surprised at the number I have sold.  I am also cleaning out my fabric, I have more fabric than I will ever use in three life times.  I have started listing some of it on ebay and again have been pleasantly surprised at the amount I have sold.  My new motto is "Simplify".  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Snowbound

I am so excited about getting my Snowbound quilt back from Leisa that I have decided to put together a wool kit for it again.  I did this last year for Pat over at Silver Thimble, and thought since I just got mine back it would be a good time to offer it again.

Here are the colors that are in the kit, or very very similar to the ones in the kit.  Since all of the colors are hand dyed there might a slight variance in the colors.  The kit also comes with all of the white wool that you need for the snowmen and snowflakes, this is a great project to get your home ready for winter.  Nothing about it screams Christmas so you could leave it out until February, if you didn't get sick of it before then.  If you are interested in the kit check out my store at PiginablanketWools.com.  As an added incentive mention this post and you will receive a 15% discount if you order by November 4th, Election Day.  Look forward to hearing from you.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 Pennies for Halloween, my new wool pillow.  Hope to get it completed in the next day or two.  This will be the same size as the other pillows that I am making, this way it will be easy to switch them out for the different months.

Got my Snowbound table topper back from Leisa a couple of days ago.  Absolutely love it!!! Leisa does the best and I do  mean best job of quilting.  Can't wait to get the binding on this one.  It is a pattern from Silver Thimble Quilt Co.  Check out their wonderful patterns.



Close up of one of the snowmen.  







Monday, October 20, 2014

It's a pillow

Finished my "Be Thankful" pillow yesterday, along with two others that I had orders for.  I started one for December that has Holly Jolly on it.  The background is off white and the words are in red.  I am going to put some red bells on it.  If interested in a kit for "Be Thankful"  check on  my store Pig In a Blanket Wools.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oops!

Just realized I forgot to announce the winner of the Primitive Gatherings Pinkeep kit.  The lucky winner is:  Paula at Hugs and Stitches.  Please send me your mailing address and it will go out this week.  I also have my first original design that I am offering at my store.  Check it out over at Pig in a Blanket Wools.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wool Give Away

One of my very first wool projects was a pincushion. Pincushions are really easy to make, they  are quick to make and are useful.  Visit my new website Pig in a Blanket Wools for some of my hand dyed wools and some of my wool kits.  Leave a message  about your favorite wool project for a chance to  win a  Primitive Gatherings Pincushion pattern and a kit featuring my hand dyed wools along with the necessary thread and even a needle!  If you have never worked with wool, let me know why you would like to.  Can't wait to hear from everyone.  You have until next Monday to leave a comment.  Thanks. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Another Reason it was the best


I am not a huge football fan, but I do enjoy a good game.  Being from Mississippi I usually don't have anything to brag about but this week is different; Ole Miss and Mississippi State are tied for third in the AP college football poll.  I guess it is a matter of state pride, my brother went to Ole Miss and I took a couple of classes at Mississippi State while at Mississippi University for Women.  I have never been to a college football game but if I were to ever go to one, I would want to go to an Ole Miss game and party in the Grove, (or maybe a University of Georgia game).  Hope their winning streaks keep up!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

OMG, Best Weekend ever


This was one of the best and I do mean best weekends that I have had in a long, long time.  I did my first show at the Stars 'N' Quilts Show here in Atlanta.  I had no idea what to expect and it definitely exceeded my expectations.  When I arrived at the event center on Friday I knew that things would go well when I saw my booth area, directly overhead was  9 point buck.  I felt right at home, since we have a few of these on the walls at our house  It was so exciting to set up  my first show.
Here is my sign for Pig in a Blanket Wools.

My booth

Close up of my "woolie bullies"

One of the quilts in the show, I have the blocks for this, need to finish it.

Beautiful sampler quilt.

This was one of the prize winners at the show and of course it had lots of wool applique.

Check back for more quilts from the show.







Thursday, October 2, 2014

My first time as a Vendor

Pig in a Blanket Little Woolie Bundles
Scrap bags will be a show special, reg. $15.00, special for $10.00
Wish  me luck this weekend with my first show.  I will be at the Stars 'N' Stitches Quilt Show this weekend.  I am both excited and nervous!!!  If you live in the Atlanta area check it out.  I will have lots and lots of my hand dyed wool, some patterns, needles, steam a seam lite, kits, and lots of other goodies.
I put the binding on this last night.  It is a pattern and kit that I will have at the show.

I am a follower of Lisa Bongean and a firm believer in Lite Steam-A-Seam 2.  This product is just now back on the market and I will have it available to sell.


I also will have Pocket Full of Posies patterns and kits.  This makes a great sewing bag, or little bag for goodies.