Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Linda, Sandi & Susan ;Strata for a Guild project

Here is my Strata for our guild project, I hope it is right....I knew yellow would be a hard one to work with but with Linda's help I think I got it right!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Classes @ Craftsy

Here are four new classes that Craftsy will be launching tomorrow....
take a gander to see if there is something there that you would enjoy learning..
Launching Tomorrow, May 29th
Sandra Betzina - Sewing on the Bias (Sewing)

Janet Pray - Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets (Sewing)

Frieda Anderson - Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt (Quilting)

Maggie Austin - Sugar Berries, Leaves, and Blossoms (Cake Decorating) 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

With great gratitude

today let me honor those who have given their life so that we could have the freedom that we are so privileged to have...saying "Thank You" does not sound like enough but I say it with great pride, respect and acknowledgement

Friday, May 24, 2013

Badge for art group

I have been trying to work on a badge for our local art group that I am in.  I will have to re-do the name part because i had to do that with my left hand and it is too big for the over all size of the badge but here is what it mainly looks like.  There was dyed fabric with alcohol inks, threads, foil, toile, beads and charms used on it...all in all I think it will look better once I can do my name right but here is a glimpse anyway...have a wonderful weekend all..

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oh Marianne come out

come out wherever you are...Please let me know soon if you have gotten my email or would rather I pick someone else.....

"Its for the Birds" winner

Wow this was such a fun hop...There were birds everywhere and flying in all different directions.  I had my DH just pull our winning name from the basket so here is the winner of the fabric and the bird stencil..

lovely birds and a sweet idea. You have been busy with this one. like the bench too.

Marianne I sent you an email so if you could send me all the info to mail out your prize i will get it out to you.  If for some reason Marianne does not get in touch with me in 48 hours I will pull another name.
I also want to thank everyone for leaving comments and for those who have joined my blog.  You are all very much appreciated, so "Thank You very much"..I wish everyone a wonderful summer filled with fun times with family and friends...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Free class from craftsy

If you have never taken a class from craftsy here is a chance to take a free class..just click here and enjoy one of these classes.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Wishes to all

who have in one way or another been given the gift of being a Mom....

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Something I call a sewing machine Sit-upon

I made this little pattern up to give as a gift to one of our guild ladies and since it is this morning I don't think anyone will be looking on the computer this early so I am showing it now.  I thought it would be useful to have a station right in front of your sewing machine to hold all kinds of stuff and then I added the measuring tape because we always need one of whomever gets it I hope they like it.  I had to add the binding by machine because I never got to it before the hand surgery and it is kind of wonky but it was the best I could do at this time.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It is my day to share in "It's for the Birds Blog Hop

Thanks to Mary for being our head cheerleader and of course to Madame Samm for helping us stretch our creativity!!!  And also to our wonderful sponsors that make it just a little bit more fun.  I love making anything with birds on it....They are to me what stars or hearts are to other people.  So here are a few of my birds and what I decided to do with them...I hope you enjoy:
Mr. Yellow is stuffed and the wings are hand  stitched

Mr. Rooster has   cotton with added felt very colorful with beads for the eyes

Ms Pinky is stuffed felt with added beads and cotton made buttons for her wings

Ms Pretty Yelllow has lots.  She is dressed with felt, cotton, beads, buttons and her wings are decoupaged cotton then folded and sewn in place...such a cutie..

Mr Orange is done in all cotton with beads and tulle for his wings.

Mr Lite Yellow i could not get a good pic of no matter what I did but he is stuffed and embellished with beads and ribbons..

And in the end I connected them with wire, beads and crystals and made into a window chime so when the sun sits on the crystals they just shine as they should

Here is one of my most prized pincushions made from wool....she has added beads, lace ,silk ribbon embroidery and crazy quilt stitching.  She was worth all the time it took to make her.

I also decided that my little wooden  seat needed to have a black silhouette painted on it and this was done with outdoor  patio paint, a stencil then sealed.  With all the rain we have been getting in TN lately I think this took the longest to
I hope you enjoyed my little bird show and here  are the others that are joining me so please visit and leave a comment to let them know they are appreciated..
Tuesday, May 7~

And if you happen to get this far I have a little give away:  oh how about a half of yard of some tweet fabric to make your own birds with a new bird stencil.   The pic is with the stencil I used because the one I bought for the give away is in my car which my DH took to work this morning but I assure you it is a new one.  Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew Mama Sews " 2013" Give-Away Day.....Winner


Wow after putting 220 names into a basket my DH picked the winner and here she is:
I use to express myself with paint - but I learned a long time ago that I was better with the sewing machine
If i do not hear from her by Monday evening I will pick another name.

Thanks to everyone who commented...i appreciate the time you took and to Sew Mama Sew for  having this fun hop...

This is Sew Mama Sew's 10th biannual link up give away day.  Please click on the link to read all about it.  Really it is a nice way to join the blogging community  and to meet new blogs and artist that you may not normally come to visit.
If you are here at Sharon's  Dancing Thru Threads for the first time welcome! I am a firm believer in  letting people know what is  out there for us all to enjoy....we have so much talent in all of our art community that we just need to pass along any info that may help a new blogger get their feet wet for lack of a better way of saying it.  This give away is open to all and I will ship everywhere.  please just leave a comment telling me what is your favorite way to create such as needle and thread; mixed media; painting on fabric or etc... hopefully you get the picture.  If you are a follower please let me know that also because you are so much appreciated..This will be a week long give away party...and will close on May 10th..Winner will be announced by the 12th.
Please join me tomorrow as I will be showing you some pretty birds that I have created...with another give away
This is my give away:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Improvisational Piecing W/ Jacquie Gering

Craftsy has a new class on Improvisational Piecing with Jacquie Gering
please click on any craftsy button on my side bars and look up New Classes  and you will find all the info on it there, have fun.  I am taking the class now and I find her to be a super teacher.

Shake your PomPom's winner

I almost forgot to have a winner for the 3 FQ's that I promised.  As usual I put all the names in a basket and had DH pick one.  I just like to keep it personal like that and it does help my hubby feel a little involved anyway.  So the winning person is:

             patchouli moon studioApril 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM who said:
Sharon those are so cute. Hope your surgery goes well. Hugs to you. 

Please get in touch with me with all the info to mail out these 3 spring FQ's I hope you like them.  Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.  I go to doc tomorrow to see if he will at least let me use 3 fingers...

3 sprin FQ's for give a way winner

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Next blog hop coming up

Our next blog hop will start on Tuesday...Our head cheer leader is Mary and of course the awesome Madame Samm is our hostess, I have a funny feeling this will be an awesome hop so please join us...
Here is the schedule It's For the Birds blog hop~

Tuesday, May 7~

Wednesday, May 8~

Thursday, May 9~

Friday, May 10~

Monday, May 13~

Tuesday, May 14~

Wednesday, May 15~

Friday, May 3, 2013

Secret Tote Bag Swap

 Lias Handmades is hosting a Secret Tote Bag Swap over on her blog.  Sign-ups are open from now until the 29th of May, and then you will have 1 month to make your tote.  It really seams like it will be loads of fun...taking a look and see what you think.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013