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Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster Linky Party!! ~ June 2014 ~

Welcome everyone to this months LINKY PARTY! 

Yep, it is time to List, Tick, and Party!!!!  Link up for a chance to win 2 fat quarters and a tad of coordinating Aurifil 50 wt thread I had left over 😉

share this giveaway with your friends!

Last month I must have gone easy on myself.. my list was very short! lol

And yet I accomplished so much… take a quick look!

Finished my honey’s quilt… “The Man” quilt is it’s final name he says! Blogged about it here
Made 2 quilts for a friend .. not even on my list from last month!  And blogged about it here
Finished quilting the white stripes on Oh My Stars!
Used this book…
to make this template for OMS 🙂

 I also did some reading and scanning of books this month in my self-education mode.. using my stash of books to improve my craft!

Used this book… to read as my goal…
and found this design I used on Project RJq! 🙂

This book will take a while to read and absorb all she has to offer… this was my book for June.. I will use a different one in July to rotate my reading based on my focus of the month!  Yippee 🙂  Blogged about it here

So what could be left for June/July’s list???!!!  Take a look!

 And here is where I have started… with the table topper I will hand piece and hand quilt for a centerpiece to my kitchen table.. this is something that I have wanted to do for a WHILE! lol  So happy this linky is helping me get to things I have wanted to!!!

And the organization focus has started and my sewing studio outdoors has gotten a new shelf to add much needed organization out here too!  Thanks honey!!!  Blogged about it here

Don’t be disheartened please by the length of my list… I just realized that I can do more this month as my quilting mentor is coming for a 1 week visit when I will be supercharged to get a lot done! lol  So I am taking full advantage of that.

Didn’t it rock that I was able to complete May’s list AND make 2 quilts for a friend??  I really liked how God blessed that!

Okay… now is the time to link!  And while you are dreaming of your goals.. check out what others are linking and leave a little bloggy encouragement along the way!  We all love feedback 🙂


Linky Loot Winner for May’s Party!!!

Our linky party is over for May but stay tuned for the end of this month…

Deb A did an awesome post that she linked to our party HERE… and for that she wins both our LINKY LOOT prizes 🙂

Wendy’s blog post here!

My blog post here!

So stay tuned to the last weekend June for your chance to win some more Linky Loot… June 27 to June 29 is the time to post 🙂  Just make a list, tick it off, and PARTY!

 Congrats to Deb!  Wendy & I are already working hard to meet the goals we set 🙂  Make personal goals after reviewing the links in this post to see what goals we all had this month.. then make a post that is sharable but mainly for you to keep track of projects… we like LOTS of pictures.

Need help setting up a blog or learning how to upload pics then contact me or Wendy!

Here’s hoping to see what you are up to end of June!

Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster LINKY PARTY & GIVEAWAY!! May 2014 :)

Welcome to our first ever Linky Party May 30, May 31 & June 1 &  a GIVEAWAY too if you play 🙂 

I say our because me and my friend Wendy are hosting a joint linky… she lives in Australia.. I am on Florida’s east coast in the USA… we will get to see more fun eye candy but more importantly see how we are motivated to share what we are accomplishing!!!… and what we hope to accomplish!!!  Since this is kinda complicated.. we picked a crazy name .. made a badge and are still working out the kinks .. but here we are with the great unveiling!  Yippee!!!  Come join us and celebrate and share across the world!!!

Write a blog post.. just for this linky party… doesn’t have to be fancy.. but talk and show pics of what you have accomplished and what you hope to work on in the upcoming month.. this can be quilting related… or otherwise… but you know we LOVE eye candy!!!

Why would you do this???  Hopefully to challenge yourself is enough motivation… just a once a month “check up” of sorts.. where you have been.. where you plan to go with all everyday life is throwing at you.  .. well for everyone that links up .. there is a giveaway for you… I have something and Wendy has something… so 2 chances to win something cool!

Here is how you win>>> List… Tick… Party!!!  Blog about it and link that post here.. simple as that… those that linked will be notified via their blog that they are the winner and we can get personal after that! lol

close up of Clips & Fabric Charms 🙂

So let me post for an example and you join in below when you have figured out what has meaning to YOU! 

 Welcome to my blog… today I want to share goals for Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster linky party!  This is my first post so I want to focus on upcoming goals.. and show where I am now as well 🙂

I have now quilted, bound, and returned to quilting on THE MAN quilt.  I hope this quilt has a name but my main objective is to have it finish and gifted… I have left the naming to the recipient.. my awesome honey!  And how cool that it will be about Father’s day when I call this one done… see here I am stitching straight lines in the ditch with 2 needles!

I have a total of 9 of these double lines to stitch to cover the quilt completely.. as I am going I am erasing the pencil marks too!  So I am getting so much accomplished so quickly… I now only have 7 strips of double lines left!  Yipee!!!

I also got a book a couple months ago that I have not read but part of the first chapter… called Loving Stitches..

on how to improve and be creative with your quilting hand stitches 🙂  I really want to read this book… so I will go for 1 chapter a month and give you all a little book report next month! lol

I continue to clean out cluttered spaces in my home and renovate furniture… those posts and activities will remain.. we are also starting a vintage sewing machine repair business that is doing well but takes my time and attention from personal goals… so giving room for them… I still hope to get this beauty quilted in June as well!

So here is hoping June gives me lots of energy, focus and stamina!  Thanks for walking this with me all that link up…

Look closely at the blue “star” are on the flag above.. Those are 9 of the prints in the charm pack as this is the charm pack I got but didn’t use from this quilt… make your own if you like!

Enjoy making a list, ticking it off, and Partying all month long and come back the last weekend of June to share your achievements!!

Whooping in a Friday!

Two “stripes” done!  out of 9 to complete total… I am excited!!!

You see I have quilted feathers and swirls over the last 5 months all over this quilt… now time for some itd (in the ditch) stitching so once it is washed all that hard work shows up 🙂  So yes.. I am excited..

Once I finish this itd all over I will do the chain on the outer border.. so look forward to seeing that next Friday I hope…

For now… I am goal setting and goal meeting with a new monthly linky (with giveaway to those that link) that me and my friend Wendy started…

called Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster!  Are you interested in setting and seeing goals met… this linky party is all about making a list, ticking it off and Partying!!!  Your goals don’t have to all quilty but we love eye candy!!  Check out more info and link right HERE!!!  Check out my post then write your own goals and review what you have accomplished this month!  Yipee 🙂  Whoop!!!

This post was written to update my progress and to link specifically to Whooping it up on a Friday at Sarah’s blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict!!


What’s Up Wednesday!

Hello my bloggy friends…

I just guest posted my quilty endeavors HERE at Celebrate Hand Quilting blog.. please leave me a comment so I know you visited 🙂

Comments there I check for daily as they don’t come to me… but to the main admin of the blog.

At the moment you can search the blogs recent entries and see how to hand quilt basic supply lists and things to consider when starting hand quilting … check it out!!!  I really enjoy guest posting there!

We have really been learning how to live on a specific budget and not beyond it as we had been.  It is enlightening how many things are really WANTS and we just see them as needs.  Do you feel that way too?

My honey recently got a FREE recliner I shared with you here from our local Craigslist.  It had an arm that needed repair but was very comfy and in great shape otherwise… he used it and fixed it and loves it now… so I wanted to sit with him but if I recline… I fall asleep… so I wanted a comfy chair!  Look what I finally found on Craigslist!

It is vintage 1940’s we think made by Shaw Walker and once completely rehabbed should be worth about $350!!  It is aluminum and hardwood of some sort… I am sure now that the broken part is fixed the rest of the chair will come along … usable now but you will see more transformation in the future on this cute baby!

Now check out what was a junked up and messy craft studio is now a shared space for tv viewing and relaxing in our master suite 🙂

 Speaking of deals too… I must share out latest sale on eBay… a PRISTINE Singer Featherweight!  It was born January 23, 1950 and comes with an equally PRISTINE case plus accessories including buttonholer!!!  If you are in the market for a vintage machine for your collection or to sew on you don’t wanna miss this one… check it out HERE!

Today I think we may be listing some local things on Craigslist to make room in our out building… not sure … but stitching on THE MAN quilt will be my down time activity today for sure!

Don’t forget to check back on this Friday for our LINKY party… a World Wide linky party in conjunction with Wehagodesigns.blogspot.com! 
I am MONGO excited to see the goals you have met and MORE IMPORTANTLY the ones you set this month and see the results in next months linky!   Get your Lists ready and grab a button if you like in the sidebar!

It will be truly a Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster blog PARTY!  I call it M4 for short 🙂

See ya Friday… till then may all your stitches by happy!

Memorial Day & Upcoming Linky Party!!!

Okay so my dd says I overuse my punctuation.. but I love fun exclamation points… so instead of using 4 I used 3 (ha!)… nope … not yelling just EXCITED!!!

Starting this Friday and every on the last weekend of the month we will be hosting a Linky Party!!!

Yay… and better yet this is a joint venture Linky Party… I am linking up with my friend Wendy at Wehago Designs blog here!!!

Don’t you love how I keep using exclamation marks now 🙂

Anyway… you link with me or her and your linked post will show up on BOTH blogs… she is in Australia… I am in the USA in Florida!!!

We want to share out goal setting and goal meeting month by month.

Have you thought of writing a blog post of goals you hope to meet.. and goals you did meet?  Nice to occasionally take a walk down memory lane and see how far your adventures have come.

Now we are quilters… but this can be anything sewing/organizing/home reno/gardening… but keep your post for this blog to goals met, how list making may help… seeing those checks is awesome!!! and hopefully goals met too!

Think about a post for this weekend.. you could include any stitching or housechores you managed to knock out… then start by making a purposeful plan for what you will accomplish the upcoming month.

Okay.. still thinking if this linky party is worth playing in?

I will be offering a giveaway for all that link!  Wendy is offering a giveaway too!!!

So come on back by Friday and in the mean time…

 Make sure you are a follower 🙂

P. S.  Got half of the binding sewn down!!!  Yippee 🙂

Catch up and back to slow stitching! Yippee!

 This week has been a whirlwind of activity as we have been doing lots of eBaying

One of our items we are proud of currently for sale on eBay 🙂

and I have been doing lots of quilting and straightening of things.

My honey has been keeping up the house and working on his things… however, we are both delighted this week to see Sunday roll around… a day we keep to ourselves and relax and reflect on the week behind us and focus on the week ahead!  I love that about us 🙂

But I am most excited about the progress made on THE MAN quilt!

 On Friday I was looking at this last block on the left…
And yesterday I sewed on the binding there on the right…

Now I am hand stitching down the binding!  Yahoo!  Such a glorious job to do on a Sunday as well!

I don’t use a thimble but already have my electrical tape out to cut into unique shapes to fit my middle “binding” finger… last large quilt I bound it wore a hole in my fingernail… so I have been taking my calcium.. using cream occasionally made to condition my skin and nails… and have trimmed my nails last week in preparation for this binding… we shall see how my hands hold up…

Using my new “binding clips” aka Wonder Clips… love them 🙂

May be that I will buy a leather thimble to use just for binding… but we shall see.. I hope not really!

Also yesterday I got the border added to the Aida cloth label my bestie Connie made for this quilt… isn’t it lovely!  It is the only part my honey hasn’t seen and won’t see til the end! lol  His decision to have a surprise 🙂

And since I needed a place to “park” my needles while I machine sewed the binding yesterday and this morning… I found a bit of batting and put in the top of the bottle that holds my thread and threader!  AWESOME 🙂  Excited to do multiple needles now by prethreading several then just picking one out at a time.. more on that when I get back to quilting as I will be using more needles too 🙂

Now I want to share something VERY SPECIAL! 

 I will be chatting more about it this week but be following me here…. you won’t miss an update!  Next weekend we are sponsoring a linky with GIVEAWAY for all to enjoy and enter in.

& my friend

The idea is you write a blog post with goals you have made… short or long term.. and that you met this month… then share what you plan to accomplish the following month… you have your blog post to keep you honest and each of us reading your goals met as well as your goals set!  Sound fun??

We call it M4.. but that is just short for Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster blog 🙂

Finally… I have some very exciting news personally this week… as I was cleaning things out I found my old nursing license and had a sad feeling that I hadn’t kept up my license… just to have it.. not that I may use it again but I worked hard to get it and used it professionally … so it was important to maintain it… I thought it had lapsed…

Well according to the State of Tennessee it is still good and Active til my birthday!!!!

I will have to call them and register my new addy so I get an update to renew.. once renewed I will move my licensure to Florida.  But that is in the future…

Thanks for sharing in all my little victories this week!  Would love to hear about yours … please feel free to leave a comment!  I respond to every one that isn’t spam-a-licious! lol

Linking this slow stitch binding post to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching here

Have a blessed Sunday!