Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Give Away

I have had a busy couple of weeks, it seems that I haven't been home much and I am tired. The weather is really nice today for a change. I have been playing with the grand kids today. My legs hurt, I feel like I have walked to China and back. Sitting at a desk all day doesn't do a body good.

My uncle died last Sunday and the funeral was Thursday. I live to far away and wasn't able to attend the funeral. He was the uncle that I knew the best and it is sad to lose another relative. Out of 10 kids, my mom and one of her sisters (who will be 100 in 2 years) are still around. Happy Mothers Day MOM and Aunt DD.

The May giveaway will start with a book. A Fine Line : Techniques and Inspirations for Creating the Quilting Design [Paperback] by Melody Crust, Heather Waldron Tewell.

Just leave a comment for one entry, blog about it for a second entry, become a follower for a third entry. In celebration of Mothers Day I am going to add more items to the pot so stay tuned for the best is yet to come.

PS: I added Batiks to this giveaway, look above.
PSS: I am also added a Fons and Porter mechanical marking pencil.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Dress

This is my project for the night, a blessing dress for the newest granddaughter. I used texture magic from superior threads. It was so fun to use. I took the texture magic sheet and a piece of the fabric and sewed a one inch grid and then all I did was steam it and the texture magic shrank up giving it a pin tuck look. I did that step on Saturday and let it dry. Very easy. Tonight, I just cut out my pattern pieces and sewed the dress together. I used the Heirloom Baby ensemble by Annie with a few changes of my own. I still have the hand work to do and then it will be ready for Sunday.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

I thought I would share a pin cushion that a friend gave me. When we did the pillow class last week she brought 2 pincushions and I just loved this one and asked her if she was going to give it to me for all my hard work. I was teasing but she is so kind she did give it to me and I love it. Thanks Karen.

I have read some wonderful blogs about Easter and watched some really awesome videos. I am not very good at writing what I feel but a song at church that we sang today says it all 'He is Risen". I am truly grateful for the sacrifice and the atonement of Jesus Christ. May each of you feel his love in your life today and always.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


At church we had about 10 sewing machines and that many people or more making pillows. We started at 7pm with 2 people and everyone else showed up gradually and we finished about 8:30. So I would say there were probably 16 pillows made. I think I walked a 100 miles helping everyone. This was a mostly beginner project and because everyone showed up at different times we weren't able to just tell the directions once. I think all in all everyone had fun, hopefully they learned something, and the pillows turned out so cute. Here are some pictures, I do have more but they have people in them and I don't want to post them without permission. Some people left before I could get a picture of their pillow.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Batiks, pillows, and giveaway winner.

BATIKS ARE IN. I just put 11 new batiks on the store site at bargain prices. I just love them. I would like to get some lighter ones next. I ordered them by the bundle so I don't even know what they look like till they get here. If you go to the store you can see them individually but the pictures don't do them justice. Pictures from my good camera won't load because the file is to big and I don't know how to change that, so I have to take them with my old camera which takes decent pictures but not great ones. Oh by the way every order in April over $25 gets a free pattern.

Here is my latest project. I made this little pillow from 8 charm squares from the Moda charm pack Grand Finale. We are going to do them at church on Tuesday to teach beginning sewers how to do a four patch.

Last but not least I need to announce the winner of the April giveaway. If you have forgotten, it was 5 fat quarters of Riley Blake fabrics. Not to keep you in suspense any longer, the winner is Nancy Sue number 128, the very last comment on the blog, what luck is that. I did use the random number generator to be fair. You will have to stay tuned to see what the May giveaway will be.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Block Lotto

Our local quilt store has a block lotto each month, a few of which I have won and put pictures on here. This is April's block. I thought it was pretty and wanted to share with the rest of you. They are tulips. Reminds me of spring, I love tulips, especially red ones. For this lotto everyone gets a different color for the flowers and when we take them in they pin them up till the drawing. It already looks like a lovely flower bed. I would really love to win this one but that is usually not my luck. What is the saying "If it weren't for bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all."

I tried to scan the pattern to share but the file was to large to load. I tried it two different ways with no success. If anyone knows how to do that, let me know. I will try again.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Is it Friday yet?

It is only Tuesday and I feel worn to a frazzal almost as bad as this quilt. My sisters put their first quilts on, so I decided to dig mine out from the top of the closet and take a picture. I was 12 when I started this quilt and I finished it when I was 19, the summer after my first year of college. I cut each octagon out by hand and strung them on a string. Each and everyone of those were hand sewn. Crazy to think of all the work I put into that quilt. It is pretty worn out and has seen better days.

I made another sassy skirt last night for a friend at work's daughter. I think I am hooked. They are fun, fun, fun. I have another one cut out for my 2yr old granddaughter.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hey, do I have a hot deal for you. I ordered a bundle of batiks but this is what I got instead. Novelty prints from VIP. It was going to be to expensive to ship them back so I kept them and I am offering them for a price you can't beat, $3 a yard. Go to (click here) INCHWORM FABRICS in featured items and you will see what I just got.

I also ordered some more precuts from Moda, and they are usually slow to send, so I figured it would be next month before I saw them. So of course I wasn't planning on them showing up and what appears at my door, you guessed, the Moda precuts. So if you are into precuts there are some new ones on the store site.

I sure hope you take a minute to go to the store and look. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sassy Skirt

I have another grand daughter having a birthday and so I made another sassy skirt. This skirt will be perfect for her because she is the sassist little 4 year old I know but very cute. They are so fun to make and so easy. I just love it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finshed finally!!!!

I finally finished the blessing outfit for #2 daughters son who was born 5 weeks ago. I started it 7 weeks ago but wasn't real happy with the pattern, so I modified it and finished it yesterday. Yea, it feels like a burden was lifted,now I just have to make a dress for the other baby and maybe two more sassy skirts for birthdays and then I may be able to get back to quilting.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Giveaway

April is here and the warmer weather looks like it may be coming. Maybe it is spring after all. I love it, I do, I do.

I made that sassy skirt for my granddaughter and forgot to take a picture. I asked my daughter to take one of her wearing it and post it for us to see. I can't wait, it turned out so cute.

To celebrate spring I thought I would give away a fat quarter of each of the 5 new Riley Blake prints I just got in.

Leave a comment telling me what you would do with 5 FQ's of spring. You can blog about it or put a link for a second chance. I am thinking I will pick a winner on the 15th of April. Taxes are due, hopefully everyone is getting money back. At least someone will get lucky that day.