Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cluck Cluck....It's Boogie Woogie Time!

Welcome to Day 8 of the 
Black Tie Boogie Blog Hop!

Thanks again to our two chickie-poo's

They have really given us
something to crow about!

Be sure to visit them and sign up
for a chance to win some
Egg-cellent prizes
from our fine feathered sponsors:

Ok now...time to Boogie...
Let's step it up!
I've got a lot of cluckin' to do!

I was really looking forward to working with
Red Roosters "Black Tie Boogie" fabrics...
our shipment didn't make it in time.

But fear not!
I won't lay an egg.
Nope, you'll see no egg laying here....
"Fresh Eggs"
a really great panel from
Clothworks, designed by Dan DiPaolo.

From two of the blocks I made these sweet little wall hangings.

Some really dear friends of mine will be getting these for Christmas.
(Shhhh...don't tell.)

Repurposed Soda can pulls for hanging....
(okay...the truth...not soda...Woodchuck Amber Hard new

I planned to make everything this time around for somebodies Christmas pressie...
and started the next block with intentions of making a little hot pad.
I thought little "Bow Tie" blocks would make a sweet border.
After making 20 of them...they finish 2" btw...
I fell in love...added a bright happy sunflower border.....

 and.... Cluck Cluck!!!!

Merry Christmas to Me!
(am I bad?)
The Spouse and I have been married 35 years...we're planning a new kitchen
(okay we've been planning it for 10 yrs...but no matter...)
so I'm putting this away in my "hope chest"
(shouldn't we all start a new hope chest at least every 35yrs or so?).
Our kitchen will be Black and White with Red and Yellow accents...
How could I NOT keep this?

(Edited...Eegads...the post is "live" but I had to break in...I've been wondering why my little bow-tie blocks just don't look right...they look like spools...and DANG....just Now at 1:04AM I realize I didn't make BOW TIE blocks at all - they are spoolies...hahahahaha....well CLUCK!!!!  
I'll blame it on the 'cider')
What the block should have been
What was that I said about 'no egg laying'? lolol!!!!!

I really love these fabrics
(and yes, we still have panels and yardage available)

Earlier this fall, I made the quilted fabric for a nifty casserole carrier by Atkinsons Designs

My friend Gail put the carrier together...she does great work!

From the left over quilted 'scrap' I made the bottle holder.
I found the free tutorial at Pink Chalk Studios...thank you Kathy!
Aren't those little black Chickies just the cutest?

Looking back it seems I have a thing for
Black and White
Red and Yellow
(and was hard but I did NOT keep this quilt)


I made the quilt for my dear friend Deanna in Idaho after she tragically lost her entire chicken family one night. It just so happened I finished it in time for her birthday 
(one of the few times ever this last decade I was on time for someones birthday...cluck cluck.)
I'm sure she won't mind me sharing the label I made for the back of her's just too cute
and it's of course....

While I was hunting for a scrap of black fabric with white chicken wire
(which by the way I never did find - and that's why you don't see it here)
I came across just the perfect surprise....
Lookie Look...

I can't believe this little guy was tucked away in a box!
(I inherited the "box gene" from my know the one...
it's that gene that compels you to put things away in a box when you're
cleaning and run out of time to put everything in it's place...
or you've just run OUT of places to put those things...
so they wind up in a box)

I'm embarrassed to admit I don't even remember who gave him to me...
(yikes...I hope they don't read my blog)
But isn't he perfect for this hop?
Oh wait....
he needs a little something

hee hee

Much Better! Cluck!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit...
don't forget to click over to my other feathered friends today...
which reminds me...
the dear Madame chose a "peacock" on day 7....
and now I must show this pic of recent visitors....
They are our neighbors!
We didn't even know they'd moved in. haha

Oh and Wow...
I almost forgot!
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

In paying homage to our fine feathered fowls for this Blog Hop...
rest assured we couldn't possibly be eating turkey today...
Bob will be bar-b-que-ing Ribs
and making his special French Onion Soup.

Dontcha just love his Apron?


Blessings to all for a very Happy Holiday Season!
Bob and I are very Thankful to call you our Friends!

Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse >"<

Now Flap those Wings and Fly on Over To:

Friday, November 15, 2013

For The Boys Blog Hop

Welcome to the final day of
For the Boys Blog Hop
If you're keenly observant, you'll notice the date above
shows the hop was over two days ago.

Am I late to the party?

Oh Goodness...No I am Not!

I'm right on time and exactly where I'm supposed to be.
There were so many BOYSterous Bloggers,
our dear Madame Samm
and head cheerleader, that
had to add on a couple extra days!
Lucky You!
Thank you ladies for another fun time!

No doubt you've been following along...
Hasn't everyone done a wonderful job?

I'm excited that today is MY day.
So here goes....

What I first planned to do....
well.....didn't get done.

Don't tell me that surprises you now!

If you've been here know I've got some
"attention span" issues...

The Spouse and I were contacted by the local USO office...
asking if by chance we had two quilts for twin boys...
I started with some simple rail blocks...
But we don't really need these quilts until
closer to Christmas....
so on the back burner they went when....
we got a nifty new hexie ruler in the shop from 
Creative Grid


I decided to treat MY BOY TOY this time around!

First I made him a mug rug...

Can you say score?!?!

My friend Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts
designed this Muggy Ruggy for "Cut Loose Press" patterns.
How could I not make one for my guy?


I've promised dear Bob that I would make him some shirts....
He's been waiting a good 15 years....

I found a pattern...almost two years ago
(I have to plan these things...I can not be
and  I thought...
it's Now or Never!

Bob sports Hawaiian shirts - they are his uniform of the day.
This authentic Hawaiian pattern by 
Victoria Jones Collections
is just perfect!

I chose some cute Wilmington Prints Christmas fabric because....
well let's be real for a minute...
I knew I would HAVE to FINISH this project for the hop!
If I had made a non-seasonal themed shirt first for practice...
what were the Odds that I would
make another shirt in time for the holidays?
(if you guessed pretty slim odds...then you really DO know me)


Isn't he a cutie???

Take a closer look now...
the picture qual is not great....

...can YOU find the Pocket?
(am I good or what...and oh so humble too)

Here's that Boy Toy Spouse of mine...
getting into the Holiday Spirit...

Wow...his Jag Santa hat matches Perfectly!!!
We have a holiday party next week at the
Everbank Field with our Jaguars Booster Club...
He WILL wear the shirt!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

But then....
before the shirt was finished...
guess what arrived at the shop on Tuesday?
(as in 3 days ago)

Lookie look look!
(Talk about Perfect timing! They are the sponsor for this blog hop you know...
wonder if this earns me some brownie points? lol)


Would I?

Could I?

Did I Dare?

Do you really have to ask?

Are you ready?

I would....I could...and I did!
Lounging pants for the Spouse.
(thank goodness he wore his un-holey socks...haha)

And now for the full Boy Toy Monty....
(not for the faint of heart - *giggles*)

Don't worry...he's rated PG
(Pretty Great *wink*)

LOL...made ya look, right?

Don't be misled....
Boy Toy Bob does have pretty good fashion sense
and won't be wearing the two together...
out in public...
at least I hope not...

Thanks for stopping by and please visit
the rest of our amazing
For The Boys 
Blog Hoppers

Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse  >''<

Monday, November 11, 2013

My Hero

Love and Miss You Daddy

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Coffee Anyone???

Have you read Saturdays

There's a brand new Blog Hop planned and
You Are Invited to Join in!
Go and 
Read All About It Now...
I'll wait...
but don't forget to come back
(if you don't read it first - the rest here
will make no's ok...go check it out)



Whatever could that Madame Samm be talking about?

Oh right...I'd forgotten about the

...and the
"All About Me"
Blog Hop...

Must not forget the
Tammy Bag Blog Hop....
What's in YOUR bag these days?
(Zeek gets a little embarrassed when I show his baby pictures)

The Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop
Ok...I see her point...
sometimes I even make myself
Laugh Out Loud
- - - -

I'm so very excited to be part of the
for this awesome blog hop coming in January!
Kinda makes me wanna rush right thru the holidays!

But seriously...
thanks so much to
Madame Samm
and our Cheerleader for this hop...
Just Let Me Quilt

If you follow !SewWeQuilt! then you are well aware
that Carol is often referred to as:
"that other lady"
"the other one"
"she who retired and can now play and sew all day
while Madame must study and do schoolwork"
(okay...I think I made up that last one...sometimes I just get carried away)

I'm just truly honored to be one of
the "10" mentioned in Mdm's post
What does that mean?
It means I'm playing with some pretty fine company...
but first and foremost, I think it means...
I get to make the coffee!
So stay tuned!
Before I forget...
"For the Boys"
continues on Monday with a couple
extra days of fun added on.
I'll be back with my
'boy stuff'
on Nov. 15th.
Don't forget to come back.....

Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse

 November 11th

November 12th

November 13th

November 14th

November 15th 


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