Friday, January 29, 2016

Stamping and Shopping

I used to do a lot of cards with rubber stamps.  I have a large collection of wood mounted stamps and several groups of cling stamps.  But I really haven't done all that much with them for months or maybe years.  Last month I found out one of my quilting friends goes to a card club every month and I invited myself along.  

It was great fun although I found my skills were a bit rusty.  Can you say, really rusty?  There were 4 designs and we had supplies to make 3 of each card.  Needless to say, I didn't finish all of the copies of each design but I did get the main designs done.  Um, er, I forgot there were four cards so only pictured 3 of the cards. Hum, the colors are really light in the center card.  There are some flowers with leaves on the right side of the center card.  I will finish the extras of them and start using them.  (Some of them I left the sentiments off since I probably won't need a bunch of Best Wishes cards.  I left off another little saying on that card too.)

My daytime activity was a shopping trip to a quilt store I don't get to very often.  I met up with a bunch of quilters and headed to Stitch by Stitch. They do have a web page but it hasn't been updated since last year. (  It's a nice shop with a fairly good variety of fabrics.  (Hum, I don't remember seeing any batiks but I wasn't looking for them either.)  They have a nice selection of classes being offered.  I was shopping for a dog quilt I will be making. 

Here's the pattern I am going to be making.  I love Atkinson Designs.  Terry's patterns are well written and easy to follow.  This particular quilt will be donated to Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue to raise money for the group.  I may not have mentioned it but I volunteer with the group.   Some of the larger squares will have photos of our rescue dogs on them. 

And, I found these fabrics at  Stitch by Stitch: 
The dog sayings aren't exactly the right size for the pattern but I can make a few of them work.  Now, I need to get a few more photos of springers so I can have them printed on fabric.  And, I need to get going on this! I'm hoping to have it done by mid April so they can start selling raffle tickets.  I understand that it takes a really long time to sew all those little squares together.  I know it is going to turn out great! 

That's it for me today.  I'm off for a sewing day with friends. (Hum, maybe I did feel a little cabin fever from last week's snow storm.)  I'm linking to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? and Needle and Thread Thursday. 

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. "Slide Show" will be a great way to "frame" special fabrics and photo transfers. Years ago I bought a few rubber stamps, and at one garage sale I bought a whole box of still-useable ink pads, but that particular bug never bit me hard enough. I admire stampers and scrappers but I will stick to quiltmaking.

  2. I agree with Nann about framing the sayings. By the way, I like the one you show in the photo - so true!

    The cards are fabulous. I spied a LOT of stamps at a small consignment shop earlier this week. I was tempted but decided I don't need another hobby.

  3. The cards are fun. It's nice to step out and do something a bit different. Your doggie quilt is going to be a great fund raiser.

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  5. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with friends! Love that feminine collection of cards. It is so sweet of you to make a quilt for the Rescue charity. It's going to be a wonderful quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!


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