Friday, May 29, 2015

Mini Mania Challenge....yep...I challenge ye!:)

Went outside to plant the Hellebore, Russian sage and ginger plants my in-laws dug up for me from their yard.  That's all I did because I was being devoured by the gnats! Bug spray was NOT helping!
I did get a few photos before fleeing the outdoors.
 This is Dinosaurland.  Everytime we find a lost toy in the yard we put it here.   I added an astronaut this afternoon!
 Something else was in the garden...this little mini I made after being challenged!  
My buddy Jo and her pals have been honing their sewing skills and have asked us all to join them! The new flickr group is called Mini Mania Challenge or MMC and I just realized that means 2100 in Roman Numerals OR what we are in now...the 21st Century! How cool is that?:)
Ok...I digress....back to the challenge.
Tiny pieces, colors, patterns...that's what it's about.  What can you do with a set criteria?  
Every 1st of the month is a new challenge with photos posted the last day of the month. 
In the new flickr group we can post sneak peeks and easily ask for help without having to send out several emails!:) They have been challenging each other since February with me just joining in this month.   Visit the flickr group to see what the others did with May's challenge and the past months.
(My new favorite way to finish the binding....bring to the front and use perle cotton!)
 You all are invited to join us.  What's great about this group is you can play or not play.  You can make a mini you LOVE and keep it! No swapping, no mailing, no stalking a partner to hopefully make something they would your best work only to be sad because you have to send it off!  Skill building and Brain building to boot!:)  Right now it's an invite only so if you are interested just let me know and I'll send you a flickr invite. You then will be able to post photos and chat but you don't have to join to be challenged. Anyone can follow the new instructions on the 1st of each month!:)
The minis make great presents mom loves hers!:)
Come on and play!  You won't believe how tiny the pieces are for the next challenge!:)
Speaking of tiny...the boy gave me some pixie lilies for my birthday...I hope the deer don't find them!
(Pin cushion, coaster, needle and scissor cases from my buddy Sandie!:)
Still hand stitching!



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  2. Goodness Dee you have been busy. I love the design for your mini, and what are you going to do with all that paper piecing????? Best ever bug repellent is Lavender Essential Oil....Mr D splashes it on all over.

    1. Wait and see!;)

      I will definitely try the lavender oil...that would smell better than the stuff I am using that's for sure!!

  3. Your garden is looking lovely . Thank you for setting us up with Flickr. Hope that someone joins in soon. It's nice that it's just "for us"

  4. And I love your mini design!

  5. I want to play with mini quilts, too! I accept your challenge! My email is ann dot annparks at gmail dot com. I look forward to joining you and your creative friends in this adventure!

  6. Great mini! That's something i love to make! I don't know if i can follow all challenges, but i would love to join your new group, if it's ok let me know. Hugs!

  7. Love the idea of that new Flickr group! When I have more time I may join in!! Your hand stitching also looks very special in that last photo :)