Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I have been extra busy this last week getting ready for a family reunion with the kids and grandkids,(so please forgive the lack of attention to the blog). There will be 33 of us with 16 kids under the age of 8. We are going to borrow a cabin in Island Park and spend a few days over the Memorial Day weekend. Grandma (me) has been given the job of activities for the kiddos. I am tired already and haven't even got there yet. So I will be missing in action till next week sometime (I wont give a day, who knows how long it will take to recoup).

That being said I will draw the winners of the may giveaway early and I have decided to draw three winners. Wining numbers are below generated randomly by:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

28 103 82

Timestamp: 2011-05-26 04:49:00 UTC

#28 Deserea will get the book and the pencil.
#103 Deb will receive the Batik FQ bundle.
#82 Joanne Lendaro will receive the panel and a charm pack

So ladies email me back and let me know your address and I will send your goodies out next week after the holiday. Thank you to everyone who entered. See you next month.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fabric Pens

I just got this promotional flyer from a distributor and thought it was so cool that I had to share it with the rest of you. It looks like you can mark on fabric with them and then when you iron the fabric the marks disappear. I think I am going to have to get me some and try them out.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Current Project

This is my current project called "Pavers". I cut it out over New Years and have worked on it a little now and then when I wasn't busy with other pressing projects. Well I decided I wanted to give this to someone so now it has become a pressing project. Do you see how it works in my studio(aka sewing room, used to be spare bedroom, now to much stuff that no one can sleep in it even if they wanted to, and the dress form might scare someone in the middle of the night it has me a time or two) Sorry, off track, I did that a lot yesterday that is get off track. I would start one thing and see something else I had been meaning to do and off I would go until I remembered that I was originally working on something else. Well I did get a few things done but my intention was to finish this quilt yesterday. I still have the borders and then it will be ready for the quilt frame. I need to get it done by Memorial Day and maybe I can if I don't stray out side and start pulling weeds.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Arrivals

I just got these wonderful flat folds in there are four fabrics from Studio E's Oxygen line and then there are three fabrics from Quilting Treasures. They all have three things in common,teal,green and brown. I even have a free pattern for the Oxygen line that I will send with the order. So check out the store. Lots of new stuff this month.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I had a doctors appointment today out of town about 2 hours away. I am so tired that I can hardly stay awake. I did a little shopping when I got done because there isn't very much shopping here where I live. WalMart is about the only place, most of the nice places have gone out of business. Our local quilt store is even going out of business, they are retiring. So there won't even be that option.

Well anyway I need to get back to what I was blogging about. I am going to add this LoveU panel in blue to the May Giveaway. Should I draw a name for each item or should I just draw one grand winner. Let me know what you think and depending on popular opinion, I will decide what to do. Stay tuned there may be more.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Picture Quilt

This Quilt was made for Daughter #1's Sister-in-Law. It turned into quite the project (lots of work), but has a lot of meaning and Love sewn in. The hard part was getting a decent picture of the finished project... just did not seem like there was anyway to do it justice... sorry for the poor picture.

HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!! I know I have a great Mother, Grandmothers, Mother-in-Law, Aunt's, Sisters, Friends... who have touched my life for good.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More for the May Giveway

Have any of you had the chance to use Fons & Porter Mechanical Fabric Pencil? I have and I love it, if I only could keep track of where it is. You can buy different colored leads and this one will come with white. The strong, ceramic 0.9 mm white lead is great on dark fabric and washes out with laundering or with the eraser. Ten white refill pencil leads included. I am adding that to the pot for the Mothers Day Giveaway.See the two previous posts for the May giveaway, a book and a bundle of Batik FQ. Also, you might like to check out the store, I have added new fabric in the last month from Riley Blake designs at an awesome price.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Enchanted Garden

I just got 3 more bolts of Riley Blake fabric in from their Enchanted Garden line. They have such cute fabric. It is hard to resist and you can't beat the price.

I am trying to think of something extra special to add to the giveaway, so stay posted.;)

Monday, May 2, 2011

More Items for the May Giveaway

I am thinking that everyone loves Batiks and if you don't you can give them away to someone else if you win. I am going to add a fat quarter bundle of the following BATIKS to the May giveaway. So someone will get the book and someone will get the batiks. Stay tuned I may add more to the May giveaway. Look for details below on how to enter.

Also, for May I am giving away a fat quarter for every $10 you order from the store. In the next couple of days I should be getting some more Riley Blake fabrics.So be sure to check it out.


It is cold and rainy outside after having sunshine for 2 days. It feels like April still. These flowers have been waiting to be planted and it is still to cold to plant them. I have some hanging baskets but I may not be able to put them out this year because of the wind.

My spring flowers are trying to bloom. Here are some pictures of the ones that have braved the cold wet weather.

The husband and a couple of the kids tore down the back deck that was about ready to fall down on Saturday. Sunday was nice but not near as nice as Saturday was. Here is a picture of the new baby in her blessing dress along with her brothers. They were not wanting to take any more pictures.