Tuesday, 27 September 2011

I have a Giveaway!

I have a give away for My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software. I had a the opportunity to play with this great software. I have spent about a week making pages. The more I explore the more I like it. This digital scarpbooking software doesn't only do pages. It does cards, photo books,calenders and movies. You can also make albums to share on your iPods/iPod Touch. This is really cool. Also when you make DVDs you can make them interactive. So you can hide little thing with in the DVD. How cool is that! The best thing is you can download different page layouts,ribbons and things to embellish the pages with. No more closets full of scrap booking stuff. Everything is point and click and VERY user friendly. Not only can you buy pages but they also have a section for free downloads that changes frequently. I kept changing my layouts and could not decide what photos to use. Here is what I did.

Are you as excited as I am to try out this software? Well there are a few chances to win you own copy of the software.

1.) Check out My Memories Suite and let me know what you like most about it
2.) Be a follower of my little blog here.
3.) Like My Memories on Facebook

If you would like to purchase this great software I will give you your very own coupon code that provides a $10 discount on the purchase of the My Memories Suite v2 scrapbook software from this site. (Software also comes with a $10 coupon for downloads-a total value of $20!)
The code for my followers is STMMMS60298

This Give away will end Tuesday October 4 at midnight PST. The lucky person will be drawn Wednesday morning.  

Good luck!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

CLICK for Babies

Hi Everyone!
Are you going to Click for babies? Do you Knit or Crochet? Are you wondering what the heck Click for babies is? Click for babies is a program where knitters and Crochet folks get together and make purple hats for newborn babies. Their goal is for every newborn baby in the month of  November will get a purple baby hat.This is to help bring awareness to the period of purple crying.

A great website for more info is CLICK FOR BABIES   and for BC and Canada we also have this site BC and Canada

I think this a great cause. If you live in Victoria BC. I am hosting a Click with me session at the Cloth Castle. This event will be October 2 from 12 to 3pm. We will get together and work on our purple hats. If you can't make it but still want to help buy some purple yarn, we will make sure some hats get knit or crocheted up. If you need to buy your yarn all the Purple yarn at the Cloth Castle is 15% off for the purple hats. If you need help with some patterns the two websites above have some free patterns. They are quick and easy. This is a great way to help and all we need to do is something we already love to do. That is be creative. If you are able to come to our little Click for the babies event let me know and we can hold your seat. It will be lots of fun and a great afternoon.

Here are some other blogs that are Clicking for the babies
My sisters Blog
In a Nook

Thanks for stopping by and hope you Click with me!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Am I in over my head?

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are all doing well. It was a great weekend for me. On Saturday we did Quilt till you Wilt at the Cloth Castle. This is a once a month get together where you work on your UFO's. It was are first time back since June. We were all so happy to see each other that I was so busy talking that I got nothing done. It was great to catch up with everyone.

Sunday My sister Natasha and I went back to the shop and did some quilting. It was fun to get some work done since I did nothing the night before. When I got home I was reading all the blogs I follow. There are a lot. I see so many blog that are doing quilt alongs. I wonder hmm would I like something like that? Then I think that is a lot of pressure what if you don't get it done. Makes my heart race a little bit. Then i keep reading some blogs and come across a Christmas Quilt Along. It made my breath stop my heart race and sent my mind whirring. When I see something I like this often happens. Then i start something like a Dear Jane and think oh my what have I done. Well this little Christmas Quilt Along was the cutest thing I have seen.
Is not the cutest Christmas banner! I saw it and knew I had to make it. This Christmas Quilt Along is  being Hosted by Sew Happy. I checked out the blog and you should to. Figured out how this Quilt Along works and signed up. As soon as I hit send I thought Miriam what have you gotten yourself into? Then I look at the picture again and I fall in love all over again. I will keep you all posted on my progress.The first block is getting relesed this Friday. I will just add this to my many projects.
 How about you? Will you be doing any Sew Alongs/Quilt Alongs?

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

From Pumpkin to Fabric

Hi Everyone! I can't believe September is here already. I am a little excited about this. My favorite holiday is just around the corner. Halloween is just around the corner which means pumpkin carving is just around the corner. I love the smell of pumpkins in the morning. When I bought my new sewing machine, I did pick a machine that can do embroidery. I have been fascinated by what you can do with the software. Who knew sewing and quilting would become so full of tech gadgets. I love them! I am still on a learning curve with the technology of quilting/sewing. Thankfully my sister has all the gadgets and top of the line software. It is also handy that Natasha and our good friend Cindy teach software classes. This bring me to my next little adventure. I ask Natasha is there a way to scan a photo and have it stitch out? She is like yes with the software. Immediately my mind starting whirring and tons of ideas in my brain.

I thought about what I would like to try first. I went to one of my favorite pumpkin carving patterns. Edward Siccorhands. I love Tim Burton movies so i though why not. Here is a photo of Edward carved into a pumpkin.

With help from Natasha and some time on the computer. I uploaded the pattern and was able to convert the pattern into stitches. It took a few hours to stitch out. I love how it turned out. Here is Edward on fabric ready to be made into a messenger bag.
I can't wait to have it turned into a bag!