Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa gifts a new Sewing Machine into the growing family…

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house… Ok, it wasn’t really that dramatic, but I was like a kid waiting for the last postmaster delivery before Christmas and look…the universe delivers!

Santa aka Aunty Linda sent me a beauty! ***Squeal***  Isn’t she cute and spunky?

Lovely...

 

 

What shall I name her? A prize is in order if I pick your story/name for her!

 

 

 

To help you understand my nervosa, “see related post” to meet the rest of my needle family… Woohoo!

Ok, here is the story… My Aunty Linda visited and I made her, her first quilt “see post”.  You see, she is quite a collector and more times than not, you can stop by her house to find treasures before you go and scour the universe for treasures!  Case in point, she happened to have this gem times two!!! So she parted this one inspired by QUTI and of course because she loves me!!!

I am in search of an original manual if anyway can find one for me to buy!!!  I believe it is a Singer SewHandy Model 40k.

So I feel loved and blessed this holiday season…thank you Aunty!

P.S.  This is your virtual thank you card! Ha! Just kidding!

P.S.S.  Don’t forget to share your Quilting Under The Influence of The Holidays Stories!

 

QUTIs hopping under the influence this holiday season! Prizes! Join us!

Let’s hop til we drop!  Free prizes await you and your fellow “sewists!”

What’s in it for you?  Free to a randomly selected winner is a QUTI bag, cool cap and a surprise fat quarter bundle of fun!  Woohoo!

Check out the shopping page to see the loot! http://quti.org/shopping/

The fun starts now and ends on December 17th!

Here’s the gig:

1.Register on QUTI’s site by submitting your email address into the subscribed field to the right (following the Feedburner instructions and confirm your subscription via email).  Or sign up through Google Friends Connect (I am so lonely there!).  If you are already registered, thank you for following us-I will check your email from my master list! (Required for drawing) :-)

2. Either post a QUTI button on your blog or link back to QUTI in a blog post.  (This would be lovely but not required to enter!)

3.  Post a comment on QUTI indicating how you QUTI! Share a fun fact or share your favorite vice that goes with your quilting/sewing traditions. (Required for drawing) :-)

4.  Check out our fellow fab blogs tomorrow when all 250 blogs with prizes are revealed! Woohoo! http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/quilters-blog-hop-party/

Cheers!  Happy blogging and hopping!  Linda at QUTI

 

Spooky Halloween Post-by Guest Blogger Tiffany

Cheers to the QUTI Club!  Here is Tiffany, an avid QUTI follower’s post…

Ever since last year, I wanted to make a tree quilt.  I spent the summer looking at the Monkeypod trees at basketball practice and wondered how a tree would look on fabric.  Then, my son’s 2nd grade class explored thanksgiving through the 5 senses and my daughter just loved the many different happy Halloween prints at the fabric store.  Voila!  The tree quilt presented itself–a cobweb trunk with pumpkin and spider leaves, art from my 2 year old, and thoughts from my son…what an excellent way to celebrate the fall holidays!

A quilt born from celebrating under the influence of my kids, fabulous fabric, fantastically creative friends, and the holiday season before us!!

Signed, Tiffany, a QUTI fan and obsessive hand quilter

 

Sassy Gifts for your Quirky, Quilty, QUTI friends!

Join the QUTI crew with a fun cap and pinkalicious tote bag for the holidays!  Each purchase comes with a secret quilters gift to keep or regift to your quilty friends!

Check out the shopping page to order now! http://wp.me/P1JRkn-7k

Cheers!  Linda at Quilting Under The Influence

Azuma-Bukuro-WHAT??? Translate=An Amazing Gift Bag!

Still working on my Christmas collection… who I am fooling?  I am just getting started!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fun and quick bag!

I wrapped up those napkins I made previously and it made such a lovely birthday gift for one of my best girlfriends!

Check out this blog for a great tutorial and other great items.  Coco-Stitch also sells these on Etsy!  Check them out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/cocostitch?ref=em

http://coco-stitch.blogspot.com/2010/11/simple-azuma-bukuro-bag-tutorial.html

Cheers!  Linda at QUTI.org