Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mystery Blocks Giveaway

I am a little late with this....sort of got carried away with wrapping and last minute things. My husband was my random number generator and picked Treasa's number.  I will email you Treasa to get your address. It maybe after Christmas before I am able to mail it though.

Take care,
Cathy

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fabric Sale Question

This is embarrassing but I have lost a couple of emails about buying some of my fabric stash.  If you have emailed me and I did not get back to you, will you please email me again.  I am so sorry to be such a ditz.
I hope everyone is having a great day!
Cathy

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another Giveaway.....Quilt Kit

This will be the second time that I have signed up for Fatquarter Shop's Designer Mystery Block of the month and the second time I haven't done a single block! LOL

I am just a simple pattern quilt person and you can't fit a square peg in a round hole. LOL

So, I have the all of the 2009 quilt squares ready to be sewn to give away. I didn't order the finishing kit or the beginning kit. I thought someone could be creative and use the squares another way.  The fabric is the gorgeous "Glace" by 3 Sisters for Moda.

I will pull a name on Sunday evening and get it into the mail in the next couple days after that.  Just need an email address to get in touch.

Thank you.....we got snow again here in Midlothian, Va!  Yea!!!!
Cathy
P.S......I am still chuckling about Jacque asking if I was nuts to suggest a "Charmed Whirlygig" quiltalong right here before Christmas. So, how about in January????  Sound good anyone???

Monday, December 13, 2010

Destash Sale...lots of Moda Figtree and Denise Schmidt

Geezy peezy.....I have way too much fabric! Actually, I think that I have a little problem with buying fabric. :-)

What has  happened is I have changed my preferences for colors in quilts.  I love the way bright white and bright contemporary colors look together and that is basically all I use.

All of the fabric has been stored in boxes....I do have pets and they are allowed in my sewing room, but the bookcases where the fabric  is away from where they hang out with me. If you are interested in any please email me at clcknits@aol.com and let me know.  Shipping will be the actual cost and what I will do is package it and then let you know the total.  Paypal, money orders or checks are fine.

Thank you so much for looking

    


Figtree by Moda ..a group of Figtree fabric- a layer cake, turnovers and jelly roll-$45 plus shipping





Christmas Bow Tucks Tote kit with pattern, fabric by Michael Miller- $20 plus shipping
       


A group of Barbara Brandeburg Booklets.....I believe these are out of print $25 plus shipping.
Thank you so much......I will be out this evening but will get back to you as soon as I can.
Cathy

Sunday, December 12, 2010

So lazy today!

I have to apologize that I did not upload the destash fabric today.  It has been rainy and cold here and I have a heating pad in my favorite chair.....needless to say , I haven't done much of anything at all but sit here!  So, very lazy!!!
Rain or shine, I will upload tomorrow.

Take care,
Cathy

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ahhh...Bliss!

Yes, that is how I feel about Bonnie and Camille's fabric line "Bliss".  I bought 4 charm packs and am going to make a Charmed Whirlygig quilt.  I have not done any quilting for months and am so excited.

Anyone else up for a mini "quiltalong" at this crazy time of the year.  I figured it would be my present to myself with a snuggly quilt at the end. :-)  If you aren't familiar with the pattern there is a tutorial on the right side of this blog.  I would love to have some company!

Have a great weekend,
Cathy
P.S. Back tomorrow with some destash fabric and a couple of quilt kits.

Waldorf Doll Giveaway Results

Thank you so much everyone for putting your name in and also all the wonderful comments!  It is so  greatly appreciated. :-)
The number generator picked 36 which is Melinda- henrymelinda@hotmail.com.
I will email you in a little while Melinda to tell you all the choices.

Have a great weekend everyone,
Cathy

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waldorf Doll Giveaway

Hi everyone.....I will use a random number generator and choose a name for the custom doll on Friday evening.  Thank you to all who have entered. :-)

Also, I have decided to go through my quilting stash and will have some for sale on Saturday if anyone is interested.

Take care,
Cathy

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Custom Waldorf Doll Giveaway

I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful support in my new little business of making Waldorf dolls by having this giveaway.  The doll will be made at the beginning of January with your choices for he or she.

I never expected last April when I decided to make a few and see if they would sell all the needle pricks I would get....just kidding, how much joy making these dolls would give me.  I never realized how wonderful European fabric was and how hard  it is to resist buying it. LOL

So, if you would like to have a custom doll made please leave your name and a way for me to contact you...even adults can have dolls...I have 3 of the most wonderful Moonchild Dolls.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cathy

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Latest batch of dolls....

Still working away on dolls....I think I am denial about how close the holidays are. :-)  When my sister was saying that Thanksgiving was less than 2 weeks away I was gobsmacked!  That's what you get when you have your head is sheep's wool all day long.

My lastest group of dolls....I am working on my last customs of the year and plan on a "no customs" break for a while. I will just have Ready to Go dolls in the shop.  Less pressure that way and lots of fun to do my own thing.  


 

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying cuddling with quilts if they live in cooler areas,
Cathy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quilt Top Giveaway.....

Thank you to all who participated in the giveaway. I loved seeing everyones names. :-)

This is the result from the Random Number Generator: 49.  I never can get the picture of the widget to come up for some reason. So it is Cathy from "My Love of Quilting"  I will contact you to get your address.

Take care everyone,
Cathy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quilt Top Giveaway :-)

Here is the top for my giveaway...I wish the pictures were better, but we are having rain here  and if I don't have a sunny day, I can't get very good pictures.

Please just leave a hi - there are no shipping restrictions....everyone is invited to sign up.

I got the fabric from Hancock's of Paducah but can't remember the name and artist.  Anyone know?





Have a great day!
Cathy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's about time for a giveaway!

My poor neglected blog needs to have something fun happen. So in honor of the cooler temperatures that are finally coming to my part of the world....Richmond, VA and to sleeping under a quilt again I am going to have a new giveaway.  I have a quilt top that needs a new home.  I need to take pictures  of it tomorrow and then if you are interested in it, please just leave a comment.

I also will have some quilting fabric for sale that I will share pictures of if anyone needs a little more fabric in their stash!  LOL

One of my latest dolls, but I tell you......I am feeling the itch to quilt again.

Hopefully I will "see" you tomorrow!
Cathy

Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Little One

This little girl was fun to dress......I think a cotton velour top and pants would be so comfortable! LOL

Have a great day everyone,
Cathy

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Way too long!

Boy am I a slacker......geez! I can not believe that it has been 2 months since I posted. Life has been a little too busy with some family health issues and trying to stay on top of the doll making. But, it finally fall and with some cooler temperatures, I can do one of my favorite things.....sitting on the deck in the sun. Not to get a tan or anything...just to soak up its goodness!I decided if I waited to show a quilt.... before I posted I would be waiting a long time. So my blog is going to just be a blog of my crafty endeavors.
The last group of "Ready to Go" Dolls.....I love having free reign with making them. Customs are okay, but this is my real love. I plan on no more customs for a while so that will free me up to do other things.

I hope everyone has been doing well....I see Carol on facebook sometimes and I have chatted with Jacque when I am not being a bad emailer, but it is good to be back.

Take care all,
Cathy

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Still No Quilts ;-)

I keep waiting until I have a quilt to show before I post, but realized that I haven't posted in month!! I have been working on a little doll quilt for a giveaway, but still making dolls all the time!
I need to make one to keep for myself......I am starting to really love these little guys!
I hope everyone is doing well and keeping cool!
Take care,
Cathy

Friday, June 11, 2010

What I've Been Doing........

Making dolls without a quilt in sight!But I have been playing with fun fabric......that I wouldn't neccessarily put in a quilt, but makes for such cute doll clothes.
Still loving making them, but do need to make a quilt before long.
I hope everyone is doing well and having fun with children home from school, vacations, etc.
Take care,
Cathy

Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Redhead ;-)

What is it about redhair and freckles! So cute aren't they. This was a custom order for a little girl's birthday. I sure wish that I could watch her unwrap it.I am staying very busy, but loving it.
Have a great weekend,
Cathy

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Maybe it is a Waldorf Doll Blog ;-)

Here are my latest.....this one I dyed her hair with orange Koolaid. I haven't done any Koolaid dyeing in a long time. It's still lots of fun!A dress that I made for sale. My serger and I are getting to be great friends. LOL
I hope that everyone is having a great weekend,
Cathy

Monday, May 10, 2010

Leslie.......come on down!!!

Now, I really don't watch The Price is Right, but I couldn't resist! ;-) Leslie of Fluff and Nonsense is the winner of the jelly roll and Waldorf Doll. I so appreciate everyone that entered. I remember when I had my first giveaway, I think that I had 3 people comment so I made them all winners. I would have everyone win today if that were possible.

Leslie, I will email you later tonight with all the options on the doll.

Take care,
Cathy

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Even Babies Like Quilts ;-)

I had to share this precious picture of my niece and her 4 month old baby Maggie. My daughter had all of us for Mother's Day today and it was actually chilly so Annie wrapped Maggie up in one of the quilts that I made for Mary Elizabeth ( daughter). And Maggie got her own Waldorf Doll....a baby size sleeping one. She is starting to grab things...her face says it all!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful day!
Take care,
Cathy

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Dolls....Told You That I Was Addicted!

This is really not turning into a doll blog I promise, but I just had to share the last 3 that I made.I am having a blast.......my son says that it is getting creepy having them all sitting there staring at you, but he is a man so what does he know. LOL

I will pick a winner Monday afternoon for the custom dolls......thank you for all the entries, I am loving reading them and then visiting your blog if you have one.
Have a wonderful day,
Cathy- where it is getting into the 40's tomorrow night.....whoo hoo cooler quilt sleeping weather again!!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Doll Parts Found!

Brodie said that he feels very badly and will help me look for the doll parts!
Of course, I found them where I thought I would...outside and I will leave the rest to your imagination.
I am really enjoying all the posts, there are a lot of us with dogs and cats that eat things that they shouldn't. LOL
Take care,
Cathy

Monday, May 3, 2010

Body parts are missing........

And I think that this is the culprit! I made 7 dolls in the last 2 weeks, having them right beside meon a table next to the chair I sit in. Never once did Brodie try to get them.Today, I had 2 arms, 2 legs and the tummy section waiting on the table to be stuffed. Well, I can.not.find. them anywhere! Now, this is the sock eating dog who eats everything if we are not careful and believe me after 2 expensive surgeries we are careful. But somehow I do believe that he grabbed them when my back was turned for a second. Little stinker!!! In this picture he is eating a name in one of my giveaways. He no longer gets to pick them!!!

Doll parts will not be recycled......would be way too gross. LOL

Now for my giveaway......I have a Moda "Objects of my Affection" Jelly Roll to give away along with a custom 12" Waldorf Doll. I will choose a name next Monday, and will share the details of the dolls.

Now, who would like to adopt a gorgeous golden retriever???? My husband would kill me....so I am just kidding and I love the old mess myself.

Take care,
Cathy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Little Boy This Time

I made this 14" boy and named him Thomas after my husband, who also has dark hair and dark eyes. I hope that there is a market for the little boys also.I can now say what the reason was that I was working so hard on making these, was that
Tom( husband) has been gone for 2 long weeks. I don't like announcing that I am by myself, which is probably silly I know. I decided to use the last 2 weeks to work really hard on my etsy shop, so I would start working as soon as I woke up until I went to bed. It made the time goes so much faster and I didn't ever really get lonely. He will be home in a few hours though and I am so glad!!!
Little giveaway on Monday....a jelly roll from Moda.
Have a great Sunday, it is supposed to be 98 degrees here today. Yuck, too hot!
Cathy

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I think that I am addicted......

I can. not. stop. making these precious dolls. Maybe because I am fascinated by seeing a lump of carded wool, cotton tricot and some string turn into such a cute thing.Now if I just don't serge my fingers off. I have a very basic serger (think cheap) and just use it for pillows and now making doll clothes. No matter how I lightly I press the foot pedal that thing seems to fly! LOL
Take care,
Cathy

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dolce Quilt And Another Doll

This is Elsie.....so much fun to make! I am really enjoying making these dolls, I think partly because I like to keep my hands busy and there is quite a bit of handwork with them.This is the Dolce quilt that I finished quite a while back, but never put on my blog. I had trouble with shadows. I think that I need a photography class. ;-)
Take care,
Cathy

Friday, April 23, 2010

Newest Doll

I love this one.....she tugs at my heartstrings! I think it is the pink gingham fabric with the green eyes.I finally reopened my etsy shop...that's a lot of work. ;-)
Have a great day, it is glorious here!!!!
Cathy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Craft ;-)

A long time ago when my 28 year old son was just a baby, I made soft sculptured dolls. As the way with many of the crafts that I did, spinning, weaving, temari, I put it aside and went on to knitting and quilting. While looking through etsy the other week, I saw these delightful dolls and decided that I needed to make some. They are Waldorf inspired dolls. And while pretty intensive to make I am in love with making them. I have made 4 with one more just needing hair in the last week and show no signs of stopping yet. LOL
I am determined to get my etsy shop back up and running and will have these in there as well as some of my quilts. I have been putting in 10 hour days, but am having a blast. Sometimes the old fingers get achey, but that may be my age. ;-)
This one was my very first.....definitely a learning curve. I need to fix her arms -they aren't sewn on in the right direction.
Take care,
Cathy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Owl Applique

I finished a top for a baby quilt with an owl applique on it. I think that i will do a meander when quilting, but not quilt the owl......that way he will pop! Not that he doesn't pop with the colors I have used. LOLNot such a great picture......but what should I do with his eyes? leave them white or add a black dot in them, etc? I tried drawing a few eyes but didn't care for any of them.
Take care, Cathy

Monday, April 12, 2010

Back from Blog Break ;-)

I am finally back from my break. I have been busy in my sewing room, gardening and reading a lot. I made these outfits for my great niece and nephew. I used to sew and smock all the time when my children were little and have realized how much I enjoy it.The patterns were from an Applique book by Martha Pullen.

My etsy shop is named Pink Petunia Cottage , because petunias are my favorite flower. I put several pots around my deck and am enjoying them so much.
I am glad to be back and will be enjoying your blogs also as I always do!
Take care,
Cathy
P. S. If anyone does machine embroidery and likes Isacord thread, I am going to sell mine for a really low price. I have probably 40 spools that haven't been used. I use Aurifil thread for everything nowadays. Please send me an email if you are interested.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Little Blog Break

I have decided to take a little break from blogging for a while. If you have any questions about the Charmed Whirlygig quilt please feel free to email me.
Have a great week,
Cathy

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Good to Be Green Giveaway Results

I tried to transfer the random number generator to this post, but didn't have any luck. So the number that came up was #12-Mountain Home Quilts!! Please email me your address and I will mail the parcel to you. ( I just love everything English)

Thank you so much to everyone that participated......I always love to visit everyone's blogs and profile pages.
I will definitely have more giveaways, because I am always generating scraps and don't really seem to use them. LOL

Have a great weekend,
Cathy

Monday, March 15, 2010

"It's Good to Be Green" Fabric and Pattern Giveaway

I decided to have this giveaway and call it "It's Good to Be Green", because the fabrics are green, but then realized they make a great St Patrick's Day giveaway also. In this giveaway are yardage of 4 different green fabrics of approx. 2 yards of each. I know that the second and 4th pieces are Moda. I also have a dark blue piece to add, but left it out because it's not green!Also, included is 26 patterns, most are pieced, but there are a few applique ones. I am sorry that the pictures aren't very good. I was hoping for sun today, but it was not be. And, the plastic covers reflect the light too much. And I am a lousy photographer to boot! LOL
I was pretty ruthless in my sewing room the other day. ;-)
Please leave your email address and I will pull a name on Friday.

I have been sewing for hours everyday and have the Dolce quilt in the washer as I type this. I will post a picture later.
Take care, Cathy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Little Bib Love :-)

The wonderful sunshine and warmer weather has given me a nice shot of energy! I have been in my sewing room just working away for the last couple of days. I decided that my great niece and great nephew needed some spring bibs.These precious chicks are the embroidery design work of Meringue Designs. I think that I could possibly be her biggest fan!
And a big "B" for baby Benjamin. The fabric is from "Love U" by Deb Strain for Moda.
I am having trouble top stitching when using walking foot. I have to go very slowly and have a hard time deciding what to use to line the edge up with. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to have them. I think that I could piece a quilt in the time it takes me to make a bib! LOL My walking foot is by Bernina if that helps.
Thank you so much,
Cathy