May God Bless You this day beyond measure! May He pour out His richest blessings in lavish ever-increasing abundant overflowing blessings of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, HOPE and PERFECT HEALTH upon YOU!!! May your every need be met and may everything you put your hand to prosper. Know that you are His chosen child and you are Loved and Treasured by the King of Kings. God Bless You!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Celebrating Wonderful Wednesday Today on Super Sunday!


It has been so hard keeping this secret!But in just a few days...I can share pictures! The exciting part? I constructed a quilt top designed by John Q Adams, Quilt Dad himself, that is featured in his soon to be released book! Squeal! Hint: I had a delightful time working with fabrics filled with little foxes, turtles, owls, deer....

But that's not all the excitement swirling around my little corner of the world. In the Fall, I am headed back to college! I won't be taking classes...I will be TEACHING Art! Talk about a shift in schedules...it's been over 10 years since I taught college classes. I will be dusting off text books and refreshing lectures over the summer.

Updates on Spring cleaning and my nephew's wedding quilt...both are still considered as works in progress.

Happy Sunday!
with love as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Discovery on this Wonderful Wednesday!

I have an Explorers heart...
I love the thrill of discovering!
As a child I loved searching in the plowed fields for broken china and pottery. Somewhere hidden away in boxes in the attic are some of my 'special' childhood treasures, not all...as that would fill a dump truck!


Sharing one of this morning's discoveries with you now!

Cathy has a new product line and a giveaway to celebrate! Make sure you take a moment to explore, she has some BEAUTIFUL items!!!And you can see, the link provided takes you right to her new adventure!


http://cathydanielsblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/new-product-range-and-giveaway.html


Also, this is a reminder...the winner of the Traveling Stash Box will be selected by random selection tonight and announced Thursday March 13th! I will also be emailing the winner!

Happy Wonderful Wednesday!
with Love as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Sunday, March 9, 2014

We Have Power!!!

Just dropping by for a quick update!

We have power at the house!!! We lost power days ago! I never knew just how much I depended on my electric sewing machine...
Most certainly time to restore my Singer Treadle!!!
So very thankful that Duke Power was able to restore our power, as there are still tens of thousands without power in our area!

It was really bad and somewhat unexpected and under-predicted by the weather folks. Most were unprepared for the latest winter weather event. The local grocery is still without power, they will have such a big loss and mess to clean up with all of the spoiled foods. Even the big 'box store' has suffered a major loss..all of the foods in coolers or freezers are now spoiled and can't be sold.


Once I can get caught up on restoring the house in order and taking care of damages I will be back for a nice long visit! Oh how I have missed everyone!

Happy Sunday!
May your day overflow with blessings beyond measure!


with love as always,
Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Traveling Stash Giveaway

Are you an active blogger?
Do you LOVE all things sewing/quilting?
And are you willing to share some of your fabric stash?

If so, you may be interested in this giveaway!



The Traveling Stash Box
is a Large Flat Rate Box which ships by Priority Mail filled, and I mean FILLED to the brim with a great selection of usable high quality products all related to some aspect of quilting. Fabrics, kits, notions, patterns, books, thread.... The only draw back is due to the amount of postage [around $12 in the USA], shipping is only within the USA.

For your chance to be the next to receive the Traveling Stash Box, leave a comment [what was the best quilting gift you have ever received] along with a link to your blog. That's it, pretty simple right? [ps*If I don't have your email...I will not be able to contact you if you win!]

Then on March 12th the next person will be selected and announced here on the blog March 13th!

Happy Thursday!!
with Love as always,

Carol

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Unexpected Pleasure and a Giveaway

Yippie!
I have unexpected blogging time this afternoon! And a giveaway announcement...
But first some Gluten Free Foods.

 
I was very excited to learn Hershey's Cookies'n'Cream Premium Frosting is Gluten Free and has No Trans Fat!! This tastes amazing on Gluten Free Brownies!


Now for something a bit healthier...Gluten Free Salad. Organic Spring Greens, wild caught tuna, and fresh strawberries![no dressing]




I've been busy working on many projects!
But this is one of my favorites at the moment...I'm embellishing bee blocks I received in January!



Monday the Traveling Stash Box arrived at my house! The box was packed and literally bursting at the seams!!! Before sending it on to the next person, a trip to the Post Office is in order to pick up a new box!

I will be writing another separate post later today with details of how you can enter for the giveaway and join in the fun.

Hint:You must be an active blogger...Love all things sewing/quilting...and be willing to share some of your fabric stash.

Happy Tuesday!
with love as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Missing.......

I will be missing and out of the 'loop' for a few weeks....yes, you read correctly weeks not days.

Terrible timing!

Each of you will remain in my thoughts and hopefully when I return I will have some very exciting news to share with you!

with love as always,
Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Saturday, February 15, 2014

And the Winner is......


The Grow Your Blog Party is over and I don't know about you...this year's party was so much fun!!! So many new friends and exciting blogs! Thanks Vicki for hosting such a great party!!

Now for some fun...the winner of my giveaway from the Grow Your Blog Party was the very first to comment...

Gina of Sew Much and More
You are the Winner! 


Gina please check your email.



Happy Saturday everyone,
with Love as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog ~ 2014

I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit! A cold winter weekend visiting with friends near and far is the Best 'cure' for the winter blues!The kettle is on and fresh from the oven are these yummy homemade gluten free cranberry cinnamon rolls.

Gluten Free
You guessed it...I'm having to learn "how to cook" all over again! I've not had gluten [except for accidental contamination] since July 2013. Oh what a difference, and all for the better, minus having to relearn cooking skills. If you have questions about a Gluten~Free lifestyle and the need to eliminate gluten just ask...

I'm Carol a.k.a. Beulah an artist working with thread and fabric, ink, paint and whatever else catches my eye. An organic gardener, Gluten-Free, dreamer and does, consumer of tea and chocolate along with lots and lots of salads! My family calls me the 'leaf eater'. I try to sew or create several hours each day and especially love the days when creating begins at sunrise and ends well into the night. What you will find here on the blog...a bit of everything...I don't have set days for posting, and write often about what is consuming my time at the moment.
 

2014 began like every year, a blank canvas but is rapidly filling with an ever expanding creative list of projects and new adventures!
Blog Tours, Online Quilting Bees, Publications, Wedding Quilts,Writing,Gluten-Free Cooking, Charity Quilts,Gardening, a New Business...more on each of these in the coming weeks.

I won't 'keep you' as I know you, like myself are just 'itching' to pop in and visit with everyone! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to our visits in 2014! But before you go I have something to share...my first giveaway of 2014!

Just leave me a note and let me know you were here and where you call home, that's it! :) And on February 7,2014 by random selection one of my guests will be notified by way of email [make sure I have your email]and posted here on the blog, to be on the look-out for some 'happy mail'. The giveaway...now that's a secret...what fun is a surprise if you already know what it is???

If you would like 'extra' entries there are several options for a total of 4 'extra' entries.

1. Become a follower of my blog via GFC and leave a comment telling me that you are a new follower = 1 additional entry

2. Become a follower of my Twitter@sowingstitches https://twitter.com/sowingstitchesand leave a comment with your Twitter 'handle' = 1 additional entry

3. Become a follower of my Pinterest Boards
http://www.pinterest.com/sowingstitches/and leave a comment with your Pinterest url = 1 additional entry

4. Become a follower of my InstaGram @Sowingstitches and leave a comment with your IG name = 1 additional entry.



Until next time....
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Stay warm and cozy,
with LOVE as always,
Carol a.k.a. Beulah


The complete listing of all participants in the Grow Your Blog Tour 2014 can be found here on Vicki's blog, she is the one who gathered us all together! :)

http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/

YIPPIE! Grow Your Blog Tour 2014 Starts Tomorrow!!!

Less than 24 hours.....and the FUN begins!!!!
A perfect weekend for visiting too!
I can't think of a better way to spend a bitterly cold weekend!!!
Hope you are able to join the fun......there are over 500 participants this year.
Talk about good chats and giggles with friends....
This is the best cure for those 'winter blues'.

Happy Friday!
with LOVE as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Friday, January 10, 2014

Growing

It's the most wonderful time of the year....... Nope, not Christmas....
It's time for the 2nd Annual Grow Your Blog Tour!
I participated last year and it was LOADS of fun!
Perfect visiting during the dreaded cold days of winter!
Thinking that YOU might like to join the fun, I am providing the link but you must hurry and sign up, as the deadline is but a few days away!

http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/2013/10/grow-your-blog-2014-this-is-official.html


Happy Friday!
with LOVE as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Itsy Bitsy Spider.......



 This post is NOT about spiders...just the song. I keep singing it over and over in my head as I work on these blocks for my Postage Stamp Quilt!

Progress is occurring with these lovely blocks as the box of 1 1/2 inch squares is slowly emptying!


Happy Wednesday!
with Love as always,

Carol a.k.a Beulah

Monday, January 6, 2014

"Go for the Gold" Block Challenge

     "Go for the Gold" Block Challenge
In celebration of the spirit of the Olympics I plan to challenge myself to create a quilty project as I enjoy the Olympic coverage.
A project to use my highest level sewing and quilting skills to push me to achieve a higher level.

You are welcome to join the fun!
Take a few days, think about what you would like to create and we will 'get together' here sometime next week and cheer each other on as we prepare and train for our "Go for the Gold" Block Challenge.

We have a few days to come up with a project and set fabric aside, clean our work areas...

But I need your help!
I'm not sure what I want to create!!!
I can't decide if I want to create a total project or just the blocks for a quilt...
 

What has been your most challenging project or skill when quilting?
Where do you go for inspiration when it is time to create a new quilting project?

Time to flex my fingers, sharpen my scissors, load my bobbins, clean the sewing room....

Happy Quilting!
with love as always,

Carol a.k.a. Beulah

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Scrappy New Year!



Scrappy New Year!
That's right...
Scraps are the theme for 2014 here at Sowing Stitches.
The sewing studio is overflowing with scraps and snippets of every size, shape and color imaginable!
There are boxes, bags, totes, piles, shelves basically mountains of scraps that must be used! (No sense in letting good fabric be thrown out in the trash.)



I've spent hours researching, gathering ideas, pining inspiration, all on the topic: Scrappy Quilts.[500 quilt blocks should put a dent in my scrap pile...right?]

Honestly, now is the time to tackle the abundance of overflowing scraps!
So for every creative adventure in 2014, 1 new quilting project created means that it will be mandatory 2 scrappy quilting projects must be created BEFORE starting the next 'new' project.

[We shall see how long this lasts...just like all well intended New Year's Resolutions...life may well happen...and something more exciting may come along! :)]

*No fabrics were harmed in the production of this post.

Happy Scrappy New Year!
May 2014 be filled with many happy hours of sewing, blog hops, quilting bees, laughter, and friends! May everything you set your hands to prosper and may you be blessed with Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, Prosperity and Perfect Health.



with Love as always,
Carol a.k.a. Beulah