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Recently I came across this free Not-So-Big Messenger Tote tutorial over at and thought it would be a great little tote to try out with the faux leather I had purchased a couple of months ago.  I also had the Alexander Henry Contigo fabric that I have been dying to use too! Her tutorial is very easy to read and understand and she links over to a site that shows you how to put a zippered pocket in too.  I used a thicker fusible interfacing and attached it to the AH Contigo fabric and then used metallic, glitter and decorative threads to give the print some sparkle along with some outline and definition.  The thicker interfacing acted like batting and helped give it that quilted look.   I fussy cut two different scenes from the fabric and still have quite a bit of fabric left!  I used fabric from my stash for the inside of the bag. Read the rest here -→

I don’t do a lot of piecing.  The AQS Mystery Quilt was piecing without paper, and this Mariner’s Compass was piecing with paper!  When I learned paper piecing I really enjoyed it.  It is a great way to make points look perfect! Read the rest here -→

At the TRR Guild meeting for December, our program was a mug rug exchange and cookie exchange.  Each of us that participated drew a name and were asked to make two mug rugs for the person whom we drew.  I drew Judy J.’s name and made the following two mug rugs for Judy.. her only specifications on her card was “Surprise Me”.  My inspiration was a hand quilted circular earth quilt I saw in Quilting Arts magazine.. and away I went with my idea.






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Another week of fun and happiness with the Ghastlie characters!   Five more days of creativity to ooh and ahh over!  Last week saw SEVEN prizes given away for everyone who hopped through all the blogs and left comments on the wonderful projects we saw.   This week will also be just as fruitful for some lucky Ghastlie Blog Hop Fans.. Check out our sponsors below and if it isn’t crossed out, then you still have a chance to win a GREAT prize!

Some of our Sponsors


Alexander Henry Fabrics- lot’s and lot’s of Ghastlie Fabric

Colonial Needle -sewing basket  Quilt Taffy $51.12 Gift Certificate.

Janes Fabrics -Kona fabrics in PINK -fat quarter bundle

Reliable Iron – orange Velocity 50

IHAN ( kelly )- .aurifil threads

Coeurdalenegifts- 2 sets of Halloween lights

Forth Worth Fabric Studio – gorgeous gift set of Ghasltie fabric

Creative Grid -3 Rulers their top 3 

Blue FIG-  wheeled bag in PINK

Beam N Read and custom Ghastlie Buttons


ALSO.. if you are interested in getting some of this fabric, some of the places I used to get my fabric are as follows:

Hawthorne Threads Fashionable Fabrics Fort Worth Fabric Studio Quilt Taffy on Etsy

Don’t forget to check out our fearless leaders blog sites (Madame Samm), she’s got all kinds of interesting stuff going on over there.

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Today’s bloggers are as follows, check out their sites and leave them a comment!

 ON Tuesday November 1st  Miss Daisy Ghastlie Mrs. Dana Ghastlie Mrs. Elaine Ghastlie  Mrs. Gramma Sheri Ghastlie Ms. Suz Ghastlie


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A Ghastlie Sickness Mug Rug (click to enlarge)

I want to thank each and everyone of you who stopped by my site yesterday on the 1st day of this Ghastlie Blog Hop!  I had 190 comments left on my blog, which was so nice and so humbling.  This is the first blog hop I have been a part of and it was a lot of fun!  I had 1,000 visitors to my site yesterday, so a lot of people around the world viewed my ghastlie projects.

I read all the comments that were left yesterday, I wish I could respond to them all, and maybe I will in time!  I am super appreciative of your time to leave a comment.

I want to recognize Kirie, Wendy, Carol and Holly for their beautiful and Ghastlie works yesterday, I was certainly in fine company and look forward to all the wonderful Ghastlie projects I get to view for the next nine days.

I have set up a Blog Hop Schedule Page that is accessible in the Ghastlie section of my site.

Lastly, I would like to thank Madame Samm at Sew I Quilt for letting me be a part of this, for opening up my work to world, and for giving all of us Ghastlie ladies a place to share our sickness.  It was and still is truly an honor to be amongst such talented and creative people.

I encourage you to keep up with the blog hop everyday, you will be amazed, and when you leave a comment you may just win a wonderful prize!  You can check Madame Samm’s site everyday to see who was the winner!

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I look forward to posting many things in the future, from my future work and some tutorials.  Please stay near and hopefully we can start a conversation!

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