October 23, 2011

Dear Jane too????

Over the last few years I have been stitching 
away at these few blocks from Dear Jane.
  I have another 12 or so done too... BUT
 I am not even liking the color I have chosen anymore.
 Do you do that???? change your mind, 
change you choice of fabrics.
 I need to get organised and make it, not let it be a UFO...
While talking with Vicki on the phone the other night, 
she too was slowly plodding away at her Dear Jane.
 We discussed the idea of doing our quilts together, 
not in the same room sort of sewing....
just encouraging each other to do so many a week or month.
 Thats when the idea of a shared blog together 
and for others also to be encouraged ...
Those of you who have started their Dear Jane quilts
 or want to start and to keep the excitement going
We can finish that quilt, together..
 Sharing and plodding through the  Dear Jane journey together.
Janiac's Unite was decided upon.
 Why that name? We all need a name for our blogs 
that reflects us and what we are about.
 We are about uniting in the journey together with our Dear Jane quilt.
Would you like to join us on our Dear Jane journey.
If so visit HERE, leave a comment and Vicki or myself 
will send you an invite to join the Janiac's Unite blog.
 One thing we ask is you post once a month at least.
Post about your progress and blocks you have made.
 Encourage others to keep journeying.
 You can post more often if you want to, its up to you.
We need to Unite and get those Dear Jane's finished.

 Below is the button for your blog sidebar if you'd like to use it.
 Right click and save to your computer.
Then add the address link below 
to your picture once it's on your sidebar.

 Vicki and I would love you to join us on this journey, 
 we look forward to sharing it with you, 
and seeing your fabulous quilt come together.
Happy Janiac Quilting
 Hugs Dawn x x x

October 20, 2011

Chiselled Runner....

 I so love my Go is amazingly quick to cut out with 
and makes quilting so much easier.. not fiddly cutting.
 I have used 26 colored chisels and 26 white background chisels.
  The finished table runner.... nice and bright and scrappy...
  was made in about 2 hours all up including quilting and binding.

I straight lined quilted it... so simple yet so effective.
 scrappy is so nice when you don't look and just sew together....
especially when using Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
 That was a hard lesson for me... just sew, don't look...
I find that really really really hard cos I like matching...Do You?
 I have just cut out another 40 or so chisels for my lap quilt...
can't wait to finish that....
But first off  to stipple quilt some other peoples gorgeous quilts...
 If you want some Free Accuquilt patterns 
you can get 22 Free patterns if you sign up for them Here.

Happy Quilting

 Hugs Dawn x x x

October 14, 2011

A little bit of.....

Stitching.... it's my kinda therapy..
 For those times I just want to not think about things...
 I grab a stitching project, 
 (Only 3 stitchery blocks to go on my Gardeners Journal..)
A good old movie or two and 
 sit and stitch....
so that's what I am doing tonight.....
 not thinking about any kinda stuff.....

 Have a great night....
 Hug someone!
 Love someone!
 Hugs and Blessings
Dawn x x x

October 11, 2011

GO Baby - winner.

 Thanks you all for you lovely comments,
I would recommend purchasing one of these babies
do try to purchase one its so worth it. 
I am having lots of fun with mine.
 And the Winner....drum roll please.....
..... dum dum dum dum dum ....

 NO 58 is the winner of a GO Baby

58. Larissa said...
I am loving the fabrics you've chosen in each of your items!! Especially the half hexagons!! And those layouts for the quilt and table runner are perfect!! I think if I got the chance to own one of these little "Baby's" I would use the Tumber 3.5", Chisels (yes, looking at yours is inspiration enough!), and the apple core. Thanks for the chance to win one!!
yes Larissa that's you....
and just looking at the time you commented
you may still be awake.
 Email me with your snail mail details.
 And BIG Thank you to Accuquilt for an amazing giveaway and product.
 Happy days to all!
Sweet Cinnamon-y  Hugs
 Dawn x x x

October 10, 2011

More What's your Name?

I have thouroughly enjoyed reading
all of your Blogs name inspirational stories.
Have you visited some new blogs and read about
how they came to pick their name?
 I thought that as its been so much fun I would keep it going, 
so if you still want to keep reading 'What's your Name?'
 I have added a page at the top of my blog
( just under my blog header picture)
 Just fill out the linky and we can read your Blogs Name Story...
 Then we can visit and read new blogs as they come up...
  I have drawn the winner for the Charm pack with Mr RNG
and the winner is.....
I couldn't beleive it.... Mr RNG is having one of those days today
 He picked No1 after me saying to a friend recently
he nevers picks the first or last numbers...LOL
 He has this time, so could 'Mice in the Mix' send me an email
with your snail mail address so I can get a charm pack out to you.
 Thanks to all for particiapating it has been so much
fun reading your Blog name stories..
 Remember the fun continues, look for the page at the top
 Happy Stitching
 Hugs Dawn x x x
 'What's your Name' and join in the fun.

October 05, 2011

Sunshine Melody

 Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun
of finding 'Whats your name'.
 I so enjoyed reading many of them and how your blog got it's name.
I am keeping the fun open till  the 10th so others can join too. 
 Don't forget also to enter my 'Go Baby' give away HERE
 That means 2- Mr RNG draws on the 10th and 
announced on the 11th... exciting stuff.
 Got to be in it to win it!

Back to the title 'Sunshine Melody'

sounds like I want to break out in song and sing
maybe even dance and twirl around... 
Oh I do at times... it's fun being silly.
'Sunshine Melody' is my latest quilt
pattern and it's in Homespun this month, Vol 12:10
I so love this quilt, the yellows and the prettiness of the flowers.
 I used a charm pack that was a favorite of mine. 
'Spring Magic' by April Cornell for Moda...
It's a pretty and sunshiney.... 
Just perfect for a little girls bed...or a big girl like me...LOL
 For my overseas readers, the pattern is available in my Etsy Dec 2011/Jan 2012
For those who visited Peg's blog and saw the F.R.I.E.N.D.S 
pressies I sent her as part of the FRIENDS swap.
 Here they are again....(picture from Peg's blog)
 I had a few people write me about the Iron caddy and Peg bag Pattern.
The pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop.
All my patterns in Etsy have all been updated 
and are at the low price of $4.00 US.. 

Happy Stitching
 Many Hugs
 Dawn x x x

October 04, 2011

What's your Name????...

After having a conversation with some friends today
 about how we choose a blog name and what it is.
I have always wondered when visiting blogs
 where did they get the name for the blog.
We had a laugh at a few...he he
What's the reason behind the name???...
 Some are quirky and some very cute, some just roll off the tongue, 
 some make a statement, some are just because.
 I thought it would be great to find out.
 Why?? What's your name!
 Want to win a  Moda charm pack??? lets have some fun...
Just because!...
As well find out what motivated you to name your blog what it is.
I would love you to join me and explain
 "What's your Name and Why"
 My reason for 'As Sweet as Cinnamon'
- Its the meaning of our youngest daughters name.
 We love her name and the meaning is so special...
 She has the sweetest temperament and is even sweet to smell..
 her name also means Most Beautiful... 
actually both our girls names mean most beautiful
 and they are to us just that... he he...we are very biased.
 I also love, love, love Sweet Cinnamon Scrolls 
and have made them every Christmas for ages..
so it just was fitting to be a blog name.
Hugs Dawn x x x

October 03, 2011


Peg and I are friends... we sort of new each other before,
we would comment on each others blogs... you do when you like the blog look! he he
and are buddies on a couple of joint blogs.
So when Khris put us together in the Friends Swap,
I jumped and said yippee, yippee!
I know Peg....
 Peg is an amazing stitcher and quilter,
she also is a fantastic encourager,
just to see her amazing work is delightful.
You inspire me! Thanks Peg!
Where am I heading, well on Friday
 My F.R.I.E.N.D.S. swap parcel arrived....
Wow, I had sent mine to Peg the same day
so Peg will be getting her parcel this week.
 I offered to wait but as it was so tempting and 
Peg was ok with me opening them, so I did... Wow..
 Wow ....WOW...I was blown away with the
amazing generosity of this beautiful lady.
 Every Gift handmade and so so beautiful...
 F ....For the Future Christmas wall hanging...

R ....Rotary Cutter holder.... Oh I needed one of these hey Jude..LOL

 I ....interesting table runner.... very and in my favorite fabrics-Fig Tree
E ....every day armchair caddy - just what I needed
N .... notebook.. just perfect for my secrets...LOL
D ....designed by Peg, Mug rug... 
and its fabulous as a little doily on my dresser.
S ....shoe bag.... just perfect for my very special wedding shoes.
 And now they are hanging on my wardrobe...

 THANK YOU so so much PEG
You have truly blessed me with these very special gifts.
 I will treasure them and smile each time 
I look at them and remember you.
 Your parcel will be there soon. x x x
 It's on it's way....

 Happy Days All

 Dawn x x x