Thursday, April 28, 2011

Storm Update

In the small town that my sister lives in there have been 17 deaths......there may be more when they get through the debris and fallen trees........in the Shoal Creek Valley homes have been leveled and whole families lost......it is so sad......not many people know about it as it has not had media coverage......the death toll may rise as workers finds more people in all the carnage......it looks as though a bomb has been dropped in the area......my sister has damage to her home and many trees are lost....but thankfully all of them are safe......no loss of life......my niece's best friend along with her family has died.........another family lost several members of her family leaving her alone.......Please pray for the state of Alabama as the death toll continues to rise at 1:00 pm today the death count was at 178 and climbing......right now they are concentrating their efforts on finding those still alive.....I thank God for our blessings, but my heart is so heavy for our state and the people involved......my daughter in Georgia is ok......again thankful to God the storm hit 11 miles from them........another miracle happened with my husband as he was returning home from a trip.......my heart is full of gratitude to God for His protection during this awful storm.......God is so faithful to watch over those who belong to Him......and even in the midst of the tragedy He can be found.......thank you to those who have emailed or commented with prayers for not only my family but those in my beloved state......we truly appreciate them....have a blessed day........

Wendy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Day of Storms

This has been a day of storms that started at 5:30 am for us......We had an embedded tornado in our town that did a lot of damage in our area......it hit the historical district where we lived when we first moved back to Alabama.......we rented this house until right before the yr was out......our landlord hit hard times and lost this house in order to keep the house his family are living in....so we had to move........I really loved this house even though it had some problems.....it was built in 1900 and she was a grand lady in her day.....she did need quiet a bit of work as she had foundation issues.....but with some tlc she could have been a show place.....below is pics of what she looked like this morning after the storm was over.....




 Windows out and more structural damage done from this storm......the tree fell on the master bedroom, foyer and living room and the attic apartment.......such a shame that this grand lady is now stricken and more damaged than before.....the foundation has shifted again which will probably cause her to be torn down.....sad when I think about it......we now live about one and a half miles from here......we did not have any damage which I know that God alone took care of us.....the section the above house is in is so damaged......many old trees and houses are now gone or will have to be torn down.....another section of town was hit hard with some fatalities........two schools were hit.......we are just now coming out of the storms.......my sister and bil had damage to their home late this evening in the second wave of storms......they live 11 miles from me in a beautiful valley and a tornado came through around 6pm......my grandparents house which is empty is totaled out also....its not far from my sisters house.....today has been very emotional for everyone in Alabama......so far the death toll is at 57 and they expect it to rise by morning......Please pray for all those who lost homes, and loved ones........there is a family of five with major injuries that are trapped in their house where my sister lives......please pray for them that they are extracted soon and treated......injuries include a broken back, a broken leg, a post through ones chest and the other two have similar injuries......they are having to be cut out of the home......My prayer for tonight is that the storm will die out without anymore damage.......

Wendy

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter and Tilda Easter Swap

 Happy Easter to everyone who reads my blog.....don't forget as we celebrate this holiday to remember what we are truly celebrating....the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior....without Him all things would be for nothing.....through Him we have eternal life......I will be away from my blog for the next couple of days spending time with my family.......and on Sunday we are having a special dedication service for Jazmine.....What a great day to dedicate a baby.....a day when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and new beginnings.......

My Tilda Easter Swap arrived......it came all the way from Portugal! My swap partner was Manuela   she sent me the sweetest package.....the box was battered and opened (customs I guess) and hopefully all was still inside.....She made me the cutest lamb......she also enclosed two pieces of fabric, two skeins of yarn that I can use in my cq.....and some dark chocolate covered almonds which are gone......and yes they were yummy! I wish I had more!lol.....So here is a pic of my goodies....Thank you Manuela I love everything that you sent.....
 And this is what I sent out to my partner......hope she likes it.....I can't say who until she posts about it....
 Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Helina's RR Block

This is Helina's block in the Winter theme DYB at CQI.....she chose icy blues, whites and cream with a little green and silver as accents.....I enjoyed working on the block....hope she likes what I placed on her block.....
 Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Monday, April 18, 2011

MMM Swap In The Mail

I know everyone around the world could hear my squeal of delight when I opened my package on today....it was filled with so many awesome surprises.....my swap partner was Jenny  and she sent me the most awesome package ever!!!! First she made this super fantastic machine cover for me.....it is so me in the colors and theme she chose......take a look see!
Then she made me the cutest little mini quilt wall hanging.......I love it.........Look at all those lovely colors she put in this little quilt......
Last but certainly not least she sent along these awesome fabrics for stash enhancement.......I did not have any of these and am thrilled with them.......
Now a pic of all of them together......
I am such a lucky girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you so much Jenny.....I love everything that you sent out to me.....You did a great job of researching me and finding out what I like......

Happy Stitching,
Wendy  

Saturday, April 16, 2011

MMM Swap In The Mail

This is what I sent out to my MMM swap partner.....since this is a secret swap I cannot say who it is for right now....I really hope she likes what I chose to make her along with the fabric that was sent out......I also included a pretty little hand blown necklace for her.....
 Hope everyone is having a great weekend.....

Wendy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Partner Info Now Sent Out


Hi Ladies, all those who have signed up for the swap check your in box and spam if your info is not in your in box.......all partner info has been sent out to you......REMEMBER this is a secret swap so don't tell!.lol Let me know if you have any problems or questions......you will send directly to your partner......now let the fun begin.....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sweet Jazmine!

Just a post to show my sweet Jazmine as she is growing so much........I know I am partial but isn't she cute as a button! I am so in love with her......She will be five months old this month and is just as sweet as she can be.....






 Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birdie Quilt Finished

I put the binding on today and now it is finished......the more I thought about the more I wanted my swap partner Nichol to have this little quilt.......the other quilt arrived today and she loved it.........you can go here to read about it.......this one will be winging its way to her on tomorrow.....What do you think about the binding? I like the darker binding and I think it makes the chocolate henna fabric look really nice.....
 Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Last Day!



Don't forget that today is the last day to sign up for the pin cushion swap! Partners will go out tomorrow evening so be sure and sign up today if you have been waiting......this is going to be a lot of fun.....I will post participants in my sidebar once partners have gone out........

Wendy

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dresden Mini

This is the Dresden mini quilt that I made for my swap partner........Originally I was making a really cute bird quilt but had read somewhere that if your swap partner did not comment on the pic they more than likely did not like it.....since my partner did not comment I decided to make a mini Dresden instead.....I really hope that she likes it.....I really liked making it and kept the quilting simple......just stitch in the ditch....I also used a new technique that I used on the backing......you use a light background and darker thread when quilting the front.....this then becomes your quilt label if you like.......I used it for this little quilt and hope my partner likes it as much as I do.....


This is the first little quilt I made.....I just used echo quilting on it.....I like it and it will become a fixture in my studio.....

 Don't forget about the pin cushion swap.....you still have time to sign up.....post below with all the info that you need.....sign ups will close on Monday April 11th...

Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Doll Quilt 10

I should have posted this last week but got busy and did not post.....I received my lovely quilt from the Doll Quilt 10 Swap......Dena was my swap partner and she did a fabulous job of creating for me......anyone who knows me knows that I love peacocks and she did the whole package with my favorite theme! The embroidery is just awesome.......the pic really does not do the quilt justice......she also sent me five fq's of  Duquesa by Blank and it is just gorgeous.......I am one happy camper....A big thank you to Dena........
If you want to participate in the Pin Cushion Swap don't forget to sign up. You can click on the link in my sidebar to go to the post or look at the previous post...sign ups will close on April 11th, 2011....

Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Saturday, April 2, 2011

How About A Pin Cushion Swap



Hi everyone, I was thinking of hosting a pincushion swap here on my blog......it would be a one to one swap where you would sign up and I would pair you with a partner that you would then make a pin cushion for.....this would be a secret swap so you would not know who was making for you......if  you are interested let me know......sign ups would be from now which is April 2nd until Monday April 11th.......that gives one week for sign ups if you are interested.....copy and fill out the form below it you would like to participate....for this swap we will keep it open only to those who have a blog....I will match up and send out partners by email on Tuesday the 12th of April......Pin Cushions will be due to mail out on May 31st 2011....that will give everyone a little over 5 weeks to make their pincushion and be ready to send out on the 31st of May......What type of pin cushion you make is up to you, just be sure and match it to your swap partners likes.....Remember you are making it for her and not you, so your likes and dislikes may not be the same....also and this is very important as we want this to be a fun swap for everyone involved.....if for some reason you cannot follow through please email me and let me know so that an angel pincushion can be made for your swap partner......everyone who swaps a pin cushion will receive one in turn.....I understand that life happens and sometimes we have to change gears......let me know so I can make proper arrangements for your partner.......if you flake out and do not make the proper arrangements you will not be allowed to participate in the next round......Now let the fun begin lets swap some fab pincushions!

Name:
Email:
Blog:
What is your favorite color/s combo:
What is your style: country, modern, victorian etc.
Dislikes:
What are your hobbies:
Anything you would like your partner to know about you:


Even if you leave a comment here be sure to email me at : crazyforfabric@gmail.com as this is the email I have set up for this swap will be using as I get way too many emails on my other email and may miss it.......Be sure to copy and fill out the form and send it with your sign up email......


Hope this button works......you should be able to copy and save the button and it should link back to my blog....if not you can copy the pic and link back to my blog when you add it to your blog.....now let those sign ups begin.... 


Happy Stitching,
Wendy

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Hi Tudi if you would email me with your snail mail I will mail the book out to you......

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