Saturday, December 21, 2013

Want to be a #Guest at #HealingHarvest ?

I would love to make Monday's a guest blog day. Your post can be about anything craft, cooking, family, DIY related. Have a topic idea? Just ask -- we'll see if it will work.

For details and/or to select your date, please email me at: HealingHarvest.ColorsOfTheWind@gmail.com

#Crochet #Crafts

Anyone else buried in partially started but never finished crochet projects? I have a rather large number of them started, and now, I would guess, I'm going to have a difficult time matching yard colors. I'll have to search online.

I love to made afghans. I do have a ton of pattern books that I've looked at when I got them and not picked up since.

This week's goal is to organize the pattern books and afghans I have started. Then hopefully move on to also sorting my yarn. If not, the yarn and deciding on a project to start will be next week. It's almost a have to with the new home. I really want my craft area to be manageable. Especially since I started a blanket that was to be an xmas gift this year and it's not even 1/4 of the way finished ~ a year later :|

What's everyone working on this week?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Cross Stitch #CrossStitch #crafts

It's been awhile since I've picked up any cross stitch. I did purchases some cloth several years ago and it's remained wrapped up and safe in a huge craft box. I do have several cross stitch books and other pattern pamphlets or whatever you want to call them. I also have picked up a few issues over the last few years of the magazine.

I suppose this week is searching to see if I have everything I need to even cross stitch anymore. And to create a list of items I may need to pick up.

What are you working on?

#Homeschool

So, I have homeschooled for a large number of years. Once the kiddos reach a certain age, I allow them to make the choice ~ Do they continue their education at home or do they go to school outside of our home? I wasn't going to touch on this on the blog, however, a personal friend of mine that is local has asked me to share it somewhere where she can easily reference it. Blogs are just that ~ kind of an online journal where we can track our thoughts.

So, for those interested, I'll be having some homeschol stuff appear here as well :-)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grandma's Scrapbasket #quilting

Here's another interesting site. Grandma's Scrapbasket has a lot of great looking fabric as well as several quilter's club options. What I found was really neat about this site, if you scroll to the bottom of the quilter's club link, you'll see there's an option for $30 a year. Each month you get ten 4X4 swatches so that you can see and feel them. You also get the newsletter (which you can sign up for without the swatch option as well.

Fat Quarter Shop #quilting

Since the goodies are baking away in the oven and the kids are happy wit their first gifts of the season, I am taking a little moment to do some craft searches.

For those that quilt, have you been there? Fat Quarter Shop is like the Toys R Us of fabric. I've shopped in tons of other places and ran across this site completely by accident last night. I can't even begin to tell you how many bundles I looked at and made a mental note on what I'd like to do with them. I also placed notifications on a lot of "coming soon" items.

Has anyone tried any of the quilter's monthly clubs? They sound like fun, but they aren't exactly cheap. So, I'd love to know anyone's experience with them. And how did you decide which to choose?

Any experience on the block of the month clubs?

Merry Christmas!

#Quilter #Quotes

A few of my favorites that I've picked up over the years. Do you have a favorite?

Good friends are like Quilts. They age with you, yet never lose their warmth.
Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!
Friends are like fabric - you can never have enough!
A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.
I love quilting and have plenty of material witnesses.
In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends.
Old quilters never die, they just go to pieces.
Quilters affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.

and my favorite ~~
       Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love

Monday, December 16, 2013

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Giveaway ~ $15 Amazon Gift Card

I recently made a purchase on Amazon, it included a snail mail gift card for $15. So, I've decided to give it away here. Since my Christmas shopping is complete, I don't order from Amazon often. :-)

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This is a PHYSICAL gift card and will be snail mailed to the winner. Entries will be verified.

So, it opens now and closes on Dec 31. Winner will be notified via email by sometime on the 1st. You will have 72 hours to respond. If you do not, another winner will be selected.

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