Tuesday, June 2, 2015

#floodtexaswithlove

I am not a blogger.  I have had this blog for years and nothing much has been done with it.  But, when the recent floods hit Texas I knew that I needed to take some action to help others and with that, come blogging.  So, please bear with me as I bumble through this. 

The state of Texas is many things to many people.  To millions it is home.  Texas has recently dealt with severe weather including flooding and tornados in many areas, the worst of which was in Hays County and the city of Houston.  I am a resident of Hays County, I have had to deal with flooded roads, rain, high winds and losing a few shingles on my house.  I am one of the lucky ones.  Many others have had to deal with flooding of their homes and the loss of loved ones.  To date there have been 28 deaths associated with the flooding and several of these people are still missing.  There have been hundreds of houses flooded and many completely washed away.  As the flood waters recede people are returning home, to find mud, mold, venomous snakes, fire ants and rodents in their homes making the clean up that much more difficult.



This is where we come in.  This amazing community of quilters has rushed to help others in need countless times and this time is no different.  I am asking for anyone willing to help make quits for some of those who have lost all. Please help me flood Texas with love (and quilts!)



(Photo borrowed from Cheryl Arkison)

Miss Cheryl Arkison has graciously agreed to let us use her Just One Slab  block so we can #floodtexaswithlove.  The blocks are made with one color per "slab," any color works (this is basically an improv block, have fun with it!)  The blocks will be made using her directions and dimensions.  Each block will be 15.5" square and the hope is to make quilts that will be 60" x 75" in a rainbow of colors.  Add the white or don't, prints, solids, all are welcome.  I would like to have all blocks in the mail by June 30th.  Along with construction of the slabs I am also looking for volunteers to piece, quilt and bind these quilts. 

If you can't make a block(s) you can donate through Paypal to sara_stetson@yahoo.com in any amount.  All money will be used for quilt materials (batting/backings/thread/binding), shipping and long arm services. Any excess money collected will be donated to the Red Cross of Central Texas.  (I am happy to provide documentation if requested to show the donations are used correctly!)

Please email me at sara_stetson@yahoo.com or send me a private message on Instagram @supersara20 when you are ready to ship your blocks and I will send you my mailing address. 

Thank you all in advance!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hello? Anyone still out there?

It has been forever since I posted.  I got married, then I finished the top of my wedding signature quilt.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Time for a check in this quarter

Today I finished this quilt.  It's made with charms from a variety of swaps.


I did another round of the 4x5 bee as a leader for the paper piecing hive.







I also finished the blocks for the 3x6 bee this round.  









I've also completed a bunch of other projects but haven't photographed them.  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happenings.

I've been busy in the sewing room if not on the blog.  Today is my niece Tasha's birthday party, she's 27 and loves purses.  I made this by tracing one my friend Monica made for me and just winging it!  The outside is decor weight fabric and the inside is a piece left over from my niece Jordyn's baby quilt.



I also finished my 3x6 blocks.









And my 4x5 blocks.








Sunday, September 23, 2012

3x6 time again..

Wow, it's been since July that I've actually written on here or shown anything off.  I've been busy working on another round of 3x6 blocks.

For Anna, she asked for red, blue and grey on a white background.

For Jane, she asked for red, white and blue on white background.

For Lee, she asked for aqua and red on a white background.  

I have 3 more blocks to make for swap partners then one for myself and one for my mom since I'm making her a sampler of all the blocks I make for other people.  

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Traveling Stash Winner

Since there were only 4 entries for the stash I just wrote the names out and put them in a bowl and had the Mr. pick.  The lucky winner is:  CeLynn!  I have your address so will put this in the mail on Monday!  Congrats!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Traveling Stash Giveaway

I received the traveling stash on June 29th and then promptly got sick so have been under the weather and sewing and traveling stash sorting has just not been a priority.  However I have been reminded that it needs to keep moving despite my illness.  So, with that said, if you would like this box please leave a comment and I will pick someone on Saturday July 14th.  If you refer people over that would be appreciated also since I have a small blog and the pool of entries will be small.

Here are the rules:

  1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  2. There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
  3. There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
  4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
  5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA. 


What arrived in the box:
 What I added:
 What I kept:  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

3x6 Group Goodness

Millie is getting big.

And I have been busy working on my paper pieced blocks for my hive in the 3x6 block swap on Flickr.  




Four more to go and one for a sampler I am making for my mom.  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Inconsistently Yours, Sara

I am learning to embrace that I am not a very good blogger, I just would rather make things than write about them and to show them off I use Flickr.  Instant gratification works best for me and I'm ok with this.  That being said I do like to every now and then just write.  So here's my ramblings for now to show what I've been up to: 

I bought a house:  

I have been trying to figure out what some of these gorgeous flowers are:  




I've made a quilt for my Mr.:  


And I'm working on one for our family reunion auction which we do each year.  Everyone makes or brings one item to auction to raise funds for next years reunion: 


And we got a puppy!  Millie!


I've been a busy girl!  So, I'll continue to blog but I can't promise anything but more inconsistency!  

Inconsistently Yours, 
Sara