Friday, August 21, 2015

Frugal Friday with Marsha--My Entries to the Quilt Show


You might be wondering what my quilt show entries and Frugal Friday have in common.
Well....if you know me then you know they do go together.  
It's so very rare for me to buy anything new, and that includes fabric.
I pick up fabric at thrift shops, yard sales, estate sales, and several people "donate" fabric they aren't going to use, or don't want anymore to me.

I love making 'scrappy' quilts, so I am in heaven with my stash of fabrics.
I will tell a little bit about each picture.  I hope you enjoy. (and eventually some of these will be listed in my etsy shop)

This was a quilt top from about 1935 that I found in my mom's basement.  It' a signature quilt with church members names embroidered in it (most of them related to me).  I had a lady at church finish it for me to give my mom as a Christmas present.  She only charged me $30 to finish it.  It was in the bed turning part of the Heart of Kansas quilt show.

This is what I made for the quilt guild challenge.  I used only the fabrics they gave us to use for the front, which we paid $2.65 for.  I found the backing and batting in my stash.

This T-shirt dress was made from a pattern in a book that I received in for reviews.  The t-shirt was just in the girls' drawer and the patchwork on the bottom was part of some fabric that I paid $2 for the whole box of at an estate sale.  The lace was given to me by a lady at church.

My fractured pineapple quilt is the result of a workshop I took at the guild taught by David Duwe.
As far as classes go, this was a good one.  Only the $20 class fee was needed since nothing extra had to be bought and no special fabrics were needed.  It's made entirely from my stash of fabrics that have been given to me or that I bought second hand.

This is my Goodnight Irene quilt which was the result of a sew along with Terry's Treasures blog.  I did buy a charm pack for $5.77 from the Missouri Quilt Co. online, that is the cream colors.  The colorful squares come from a popcorn tin that was given to me full of 2 1/4 inch squares already cut.   The batting and backing fabric was given to me by a lady at church.

This mini log cabin quilt is also the result of a $20 workshop that I took at quilt guild. Again, no extra items to buy and it's made with scraps.  1 inch strips of fabric.   Again, fabrics from my stash.

And, my last entry for the quilt sho is this Rudolph story quilt.  The story book panel was given to me by a lady at church.  I cut it up and put the story into a child's quilt.  I worked with greens and reds from my stash for the sashing and borders.

I hope you enjoyed the 'show' and until next week....keep on being Frugal!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIP Wedesday 8/19/15

August is slipping by fast.  Sewing and I are not finding much time together.  I really must figure out a way to change that.
I haven't worked any more on the hexagons, but will will at my Needlers group this afternoon.

Last Friday was sit n' sew at the quilt shop.  I just pulled a UFO bag off the wall and went.
It was half square triangles.  I was going to at least make a lap quilt, but change my mind to just use the squares that were done and make it in to a table runner instead.
I will just throw some batting in to the bag and work on it again next month at sit n' sew.


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
Hexagon quilt
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Charming Stars quilt
Brown half square triangle table runner
5 sets of doll blanket, pillows and rug
Hexagon flower table runner
Wall hanging for quilt guild
yo-yo's that need to be made into projects

2015 Finishes:

Locker Hook Rug
re-do binding on blue and peach patchwork
9 lined fabric bags
yellow crazy quilt lined bag
Pink hexagon table topper
Blue hexagon table topper
Yo-Yo Table runner
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Fractured Pineapple quilt
Challenge quilt for quilt guild

I am linking up with the following blogs:
alt="WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced" />WIPs on Wednesdays

Monday, August 17, 2015

Atomic Mailer is Here! Edit--Already Over 1000 members in 12 hours!

Edit:  The promo to the first 1,000 to join is now over.  From now on the promo will change as membership rises.  I wanted to put this link in for you as it will change with each new promo!

Here's the post I promised the other day.  Atomic Mailer officially launches today at Noon EST!
I personally can't wait to get in and start sending my ads and start seeing the results and the money come in.
This is an ad they gave us to share with our readers and "customers", which I have edited to my own liking to highlight so many of the perks.

Again, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me through email at or message me on facebook.    If you've not given advertising through a mailer a try, I hope you will consider it....and with the added bonus of the ways to earn while in Atomic Mailer, this is a no lose situation for everyone!

P.S.  I highly recommend upgrading for higher earnings.  When you join you will see one time offers when logging in.  The first will be a discounted lifetime membership.  If you pass on that one it will offer you a 2 year upgrade.  Pass on that one and it keeps going until it gets to the discount on the monthly upgrade.
If you aren't sure, I recommend trying the monthly.  You may cancel after that first month if you decide it's not for you.
These offers truly only come once when first joining and you will not see these discounts again!
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Now before I share some cool details about this new
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I know that sounds nuts, but it's for real and pretty
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If they're paying us to join then what do we have to
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WIP Wednesday 8/12/15

It's been a couple of weeks or so since I've done a WIP Wednesday post.
I intended to, then didn't 'get around to it'.

I did finish some things that are now moved to my finishes list.  I will do a post soon including the pictures of my entries into the Heart of Kansas quilt show.

All I have worked on lately are hexagons, and that was only while we were on our big family camping vacation trip.  I decided it was finally time to start putting them together and see just what I end up with with all of the hexies that I have to get made, and that I am already done with.
Hopefully there will be some progress to show you each week.


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
Hexagon quilt
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Charming Stars quilt
Brown half square triangle quilt
5 sets of doll blanket, pillows and rug
Hexagon flower table runner
Wall hanging for quilt guild
yo-yo's that need to be made into projects

2015 Finishes:

Locker Hook Rug
re-do binding on blue and peach patchwork
9 lined fabric bags
yellow crazy quilt lined bag
Pink hexagon table topper
Blue hexagon table topper
Yo-Yo Table runner
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Fractured Pineapple quilt
Challenge quilt for quilt guild

I am linking up with the following blogs:
alt="WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced" />WIPs on Wednesdays

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Program Alert!

Coming next Monday at Noon EST there is a new mailer opening called Atomic Mailer.  It's going to be explosive too!
This post is just a heads up to be on the look out.  It's owned by Mark Fox who is well known and trusted for the many other websites that he owns such as Traffic Magician and Traffic Royal just to name a couple.

A mailer really works to get the word out about your website.
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P.S.  Feel free to contact me if you are not familiar with mailers and I will answer any questions that you have.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

July 2015 Online Earnings

July was a tremendously busy month and my online earnings show it too.

PerkTV-- $15 in gift cards (if you join, use my code 860efbf6 and get 50 bonus points)
apptrailers--$7.04 paypal (if you sign up, bonus code predictableuranus2 for bonus points)
zubeezone --$3.50 paypal
pinecone research $6 paypal
swagbucks $45 in gift cards
lucktastic $20 in Target gift cards
Traffic Magician --$11.01 paypal
Redstaghits -- $10.85 paypal

For a total of $118.40.  Now, redstaghits is new and I am in as a JV member and paid out $27 for a year upgrade and also $10 for an ad co-op.  I paid $11.99 for my upgrade on arkhits and paid $6.99 for my upgrade at Trafficmagician.  This takes my monthly earnings down to just $62.42.

As I said, July was tremendously busy, taking me away from my computer a LOT!  I've already brought in more than the $62 in August since things have slowed down for me away from home.
I look forward to seeing my totals for August and sharing them here with you!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Frugal Friday With Marsha--Camping Trip


It's been about forever since I've written here. July was just crazy busy, ending with our family vacation camping trip.
It was such a fun time! So surreal and a much needed break away from home. Awesome family time.

My youngest daughter and her boyfriend didn't get to join us as they had already planned a float trip with his family.
My son came. My oldest daughter, her 5 children, and father of one of them.
My middle daughter and her husband and 3 children.
4 family friends joined in on the fun.
My middle daughters husband, mother, 3 of his aunts, his brother and nephew joined us too.

My brother and niece came and spent the first day with us. A friend of mine and her hubby came and spent an afternoon.
Several of relatives on my daughters husbands side of the family and his friends showed up in and out while there.

Food---there was sure plenty of it!! Everyone shared what they brought for every meal and some took care of entire breakfasts.
If I could have stayed another week or so, I may have gained some weight!

We did get hit by a huge storm the first night. Very high winds took down some of the tents and everything was just drenched. We made the best of it by hanging 6 lines and hanging our clothes, bedding, etc up to dry.
There was 4 inches of rain and I found 3 inches of that inside my suitcase. Oh well, didn't bother me to wear my pj's the next day since it was a cooler day.
I wish I had taken some storm shots, but sadly, dealing with scared grandchildren and getting NO sleep, I didn't even think of it.

However, here are some of the pictures that I did take:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Frugal Friday With Marsha --Preparing for Our Camping Trip


Happy Friday to all!
Our family camping trip/vacation will be here before we know it. We are all excited.
My daughter and her family have reserved and paid for 9 camp sites at one of the lakes. There will be a ton of us there--around 50 I am guessing. It's going to be hot, but it's also going to be an awesome family time too.

In preparing for the trip, my husband has gotten out the camp stove and lantern that he got from his mom's house when she went to the home. He's got both of those in working order.
He also received a free first aid kit from work to add.

I had $13 left from my church cleaning paycheck and spent it at Aldi. I bought a bag of charcoal, styrofoam plates, plastic cups, paper towels, and ibuprofen.

I traded points on the lucktastic app for $20 in Target gifts cards. I have cashed out with swagbucks for $10 Walmart, and should be able to earn another $10 before the trip. I've cashed out with PerkTV for $5 Walmart and should also be able to get another $5 there before the trip. (If you happen to sign up for PerkTV, please use the code 860efbf6 and you will get 50 bonus points)
All of this I will spend to help buy our food and any other non-food items that we still need.

Of all vacations, I would say that going camping is one of the most frugal you can do.
We will be tent camping though, which is something we've not done for close to 20 years! Not sure I'm looking forward to sleeping on the ground, but unfortunately, air mattresses aren't in our budget.

We've owned out tent for almost that many years but have never slept in it. The year we bought it we found that our favorite RV park to stay at rents out campers and cabins too. Yep, we rented a camper and have gone that way every time we've been there since. I didn't even know what our tent looked like until we let my daughter and her family borrow it last year. It's a cool one....tent on each side with a tunnel in between the rooms.

What do you do to make your vacation more frugal?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Writer's Unite 7/16/15


Welcome to another week of sharing your writing. I enjoyed checking out what was shared last week.
I, myself, have not done much writing except a few blog posts here. Seriously, one day I will get back to writing regularly on bubblews, but right now there are other things taking precedence....both online and offline.
In the meantime, keep sharing each week :)

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