Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mystery Quilt 2014

I wanted to share another one of the annual Mystery Quilts 
I teach for our quilt guild, El Paso Quilters Association.
You can check us out of Facebook.

This one is a block from Quilters Cache.
The block is named Karlene's Fancy.

The ladies used a consistent background fabric
with scrappy reds, greens, and golds.

This is Harriet, Me, and Therese.

These two ladies (Carol and Nancy) on the left 
used a pink, green, and gold palette.

And Rachel used a rust, orange, and yellow palette.

And Harriet used a green and gold palette.

And here's a green, orange, and yellow palette.

I just love seeing the variety of color choices
and how different the same pattern can look.

What fun!  :D 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's My Day For The Tree Bird Blog Hop!

Anyone who knows me knows I love BiRdS!

I have a little place in the mountains called Niecy's Nest.
It is decorated with all kinds of birdie items.
I recently hung this cute little sign!

The nest has three eggs to represent my 3 kiddos - Jenn, Chris, and Bekah.
"Niecy" was my nickname when I was a little girl.

So it was only natural that I wanted to take part in the
Tree Bird Blog Hop

Since I have made a commitment this year to 

Use It Up - Wear It Out
Make It Do - Or Do Without!...

...I have used fabric from my stash.

I'm not using the bird fabric collection that you 
may have seen on some of the other blog posts.

Here's the collection that I'm using...

It is available at JoAnn Fabrics.  I love the colors!
It also has a coordinating panel of birds.  Wonderful!

So I cut the panel prints apart...
Then added a wider border around each bird.

Next I made some blocks using this pattern from Quilters Cache.
(They have such a great selection of block patterns in many sizes.)

Then sewed them all together - Whala!...
I made a quilt!

This block pattern works so well with the panel blocks 
since it forms a secondary chain design.

I still need to add the borders.
I'm thinking a green inner border and
then the overall bird print as a wider border.
What do you think?

I wasn't able to get it finished...
hernia surgery last week kinda got in the way!  Ugh!

But this birdie quilt makes me sing!

Be sure to check out these bloggers pretties, too:

                                                       Tuesday, March 17
                                                      Tomorrow's Treasures Today
                                                      Childlike Facination
                                                         Stitch and Quilt
                                                    Ella and Nesta's Little Room
                                                    Thimblemouse and Spouse
                                                    Gracie Oliver Arts

And now for a give-away!  Everyone loves a give-away!

No jumping through hoops or standing on your head!
Just leave a comment and you are eligible.
If you become a follower - or are already a follower -
you will have two entries to win.

The give-away will be something handmade using
this bird fabric collection.  It's a surprise!

birdie blessings to you all!
tweet!  tweet!  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mystery Quilt 2010

Every year I teach a Mystery Quilt for our quilt guild.

Here is one of the past quilts we did...

Some of the ladies only had pieces and parts to show!

One of the ladies chose a different colorway and even added another border.

Here are close-ups of the two blocks that were used.

Now she's waiting for the quilting.
Oh....when will I ever get around to that?
That's another mystery!

xo  :D

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tree Bird Blog Hop - Day #1

      The Tree Bird Blog Hop begins today!

  Yippee! --- Oh, Boy! --- Yeah!

(Just a little birthday card I made for a friend.)

So fly on over to these tweet ladies' blogs to catch a glimpse of the cute little bird things they've been making.

Friday, March 13

It Seams To Be Sew

Life in the Scrapatch

Amy Stitches

Lakeshore Stitches

Needled Mom

Quilt in a not - Shell

Suebee's World

My day is next week, March 17th.
Be sure to come back for a birdy giveaway!

birdy blessings, denise  :D

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tree Bird Blog Hop Coming Soon!

                  Look what's coming your way!
                     It's the Tree Bird Blog Hop

                     Hosted by Madame Samm of
                                Sew We Quilt

                    Our Cheerleader is Lana of
                          It Seams To Be Sew

                    Here are the dates and the blogs...
                       So mark your calendars now!

Friday, March 13

Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 17

Wednesday, March 18

Thursday, March 19

Friday, March 20

Monday, March 23

My day is March 17th so be sure to check back -
I will have a giveaway for some lucky winners!

birdie blessings, denise  :D

What's Up?

Wow!  My last post was December 22, 2014.  Really?

I've actually started several posts, 
but just never finished any of them.

I did go ahead and publish one of them,
but as you can tell
I obviously did not meet my Post-a-Week Challenge.

Ugh!  :{

So gonna start now...For reals!

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So what have I been up to?

I've been doing some quilting and crocheting,
cross-stitching and Bible Journaling.

Here are two of the Bible Journaling pages I've completed:

This page is the scripture about the mustard seed - Matthew 13: 31-32.
I used zentangles and colored pencils

This scripture is one of my favorites - Psalm 46:10.
The flowers are cut from an old calendar.
Was able to use some Sizzix dies for the verse.

Check out Bible Journaling with Shanna Noel at 

Or Documented Faith with Stephanie Ackerman at

Both are very talented and inspirational ladies.

There are also Facebook groups for both.
What fun!  

Join in the experience of growing closer to God!
blessings, blogger friends.  :D

Be Brave

Okay...I wrote this post back in the beginning of January,
but never posted it to my blog.  :(

So here we go ---

This year I have chosen the word "BE"
to creatively describe my life and me.

I have challenged myself to create a BE post every week.
That's fifty-two...52 posts in 2015!
I will post every Saturday beginning today with...

  Be Brave!  Defined as...

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So have you heard about the Brave Girls Club?

Check it out here:

So will you?

Me?  I will!
I will Be Brave enough to believe.
I will Be Brave enough to begin.
I will Be Brave enough to live!

What will you Be Brave enough to do in 2015?

Abundant blessings as you begin 
your creative journey in 2015?