Friday, October 28, 2016

Let's S.E.W. a New Link Up

As my last post explained I have joined with Rita from Fabric Please to get involved 
(follow link to get more info if you would like to participate)

So from now (Nov 1) until the end of February I will be making my blocks and sharing them in the 

Let's S.E.W. Gallery Link up 
here on UpStairsHobbyRoom from the 1st to the 8th of each month!

But it's not just for the With Glowing Hearts blocks....
You can link up any project you have made the previous month or if you want to start the first month with a WIP and share the finish the following month...that works for me too!!

This is all about Sharing what we love
Encouraging and being encouraged
and don't we all Win when we do that!

...and maybe some months... a lucky participant may "win" something lovely...πŸ˜‰

That's how I came up with the Link up name.....a little cheesy maybe, but I like to think of us as a community of friends that share a like passion....who want to help, encourage and teach each other as we are making things with love...that we share with the people we love!

I hope you will link up and share what you have been making ...and for whom/why...
Let's all inspire and be inspired by each other...

See you back here on November 1st for the first

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Great Cause Knows No Borders....

Have you heard that Canada will be celebrating its 150th Birthday this coming year?
Which is pretty amazing on its own....but 
is turning our celebration into a great way to give back....

Working to make the birthday celebration into Canada's biggest Quilting Bee!!
From Jun 14-17, 2017 at Quilt Canada there will be an army of volunteers sewing and quilting....

The goal is to donate 1,000 quilts to Ronald McDonald Houses all across Canada, 

So I am partnering with Rita from

To host an online Quilting Bee Hive along with other Canadian Bloggers....
hoping you will join us in making some blocks to donate
or getting your other quilty friends or guilds involve to make a whole quilt top!

How Can you help?
The slab blocks are to be made using at least one piece of the With Glowing Hearts fabrics, Discover Canada, Stonehenge 'OH CANADA or Cantik Batiks along with coordinating fabrics from you stash....

Rita has the With Glowing Hearts fabric line for sale here 
and you can find the instructions here 
for the block construction and how to make a quilt top, and how to choose your fabrics!
(If you have Sunday Morning Quilts by Cheryl Arkison & Amanda Nyberg, you will find the block instructions in there too!!)

You Don't have to be Canadian, Eh
Just willing to sew and post your blocks!! 

Rita will be supplying me with the Glowing Hearts Fabric that I will need to go along with my stash  for helping her spread the word and promoting her online shop....

I will be hosting a link up at the end of each month from now till February so you can show off your blocks. 
The Link ups will end in February with a Giveaway sponsored by Fabric Please for all those who have linked up their blocks or quilt tops!!

Mail your unfinished quilt tops and/or slab blocks to:

Leslie Whitby
2895 Almonte Road
Carp ON
K0A 1L0 
                                           Last day to mail is May 30, 2017

I can't think of a better way to celebrate any special occasion then to know how blessed you are and give back to those who maybe going through the roughest patch of their lives.
I have seen the good that Ronald McDonald House does, when friends of ours gave birth to a very sick child. To be able to in some way give back now for all the support our friends received is extremely gratifying!! 

                                                    I hope you will join me!!

And grab my button while you are here, it will link you to the page I have set up for all the upcoming info and link ups!


Monday, October 17, 2016

One Block Wonders Final Post......The Winners Are.....

I couldn't add a post without including a fall picture. I love this time of the year, with all its colours and no humidity!! Not to mention Thanksgiving...over for us here in Canada and on the horizon for my US friends!

I want to say a quick thanks again to all of the One Block Wonders sponsors
who made this year such a success and fun for all of you...especially the winners!!

Jennie from

Lori M.

Judy from 

Fabric Bundle
Jean Mc.

FQ Bundle
Becky K.

FQ Bundle
Quilting Tangent

Pam from 


Rita from

Cheeky Pumpkin Bundle
Sharon T.

BeBe from

Anne S.

Congrats to all the winners...

Don't forget to keep showing the sponsors your appreciation...
Like and follow them on FB and sign up for their newsletters to keep up to date....
and you can always check out my
I always try to keep it up to date!

Thanks again to everyone who followed along for the year whether just in spirit or with actual sewing!! 

I will be taking a break for the next few months, finishing up the patterns and hopefully getting some of my WIPs from this year finished, including my quilt samples!

(if I get enough interest I will post a link up at the end of each month between now and December to showcase your finished WIPs...leave a comment below and let me know...yes or no)

I am working on a few ideas for an online project to start in January and run till June, so if you aren't following my blog you may want to sign up for email or bloglovin to keep up to date! (both options can be found in my side bar)

Also any patterns from this year's One Block Wonders that have been completed are posted in my 
Craftsy Pattern Shop 
and you can find that link near the top of my side bar too!! 

Have a great week everyone 
and thanks again for being a part on my One Block Wonders year!!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy ThanksGiving.....and some Yummy Fabric Deals

We are celebrating ThanksGiving here in Canada this weekend....
There will be family, fun (or drama) and lots of yummy food....

But, then I will have to work all week to burn the extra calories, πŸ™ƒ!

So I thought I would share some of the 
Yummy Fabric Deals
from my wonderful blog sponsors to get the weekend started....
All the fun and no calories!!



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Enjoy your long weekend!
Happy ThankGivingπŸ”!