Thursday, January 27, 2011


Today is my husbands birthday! YAY! He will be older than me for a whole month! I get to tease him extra this month about him being older. Of course when my birthday comes along I am just as old as him so it doesn’t work anymore.

So a Happy Birthday to my OLD husband! I love him!!

Of course I cant post without posting a picture….this is actually the fabric I plan to use for the DQS swap. I think/hope my partner will like it.

DQS fabric

Friday, January 21, 2011

And the winner is….


Amelia said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 followers!! I'm so glad to be a follower of your blog, I always find such inspiration here :)

Thank you everyone for celebrating with me. I will send an email to the winner so we can figure out pin cushion details!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First 2011 finish, and a little Allie.

Finally quilted, and bound. Only took me forever to finish it.

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The pattern is beautiful, but was very challenging for me. Not sure if I would do it again or not.

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Also, Aliya really wants to learn how to quilt. She is always playing with fabric and watching me…helping me….asking me when she will be big enough for her sewing machine.

We started her on some less dangerous embroidery work….and WOW! She did great!

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Here is the work she finished, right before her attention went to cartoons. I think she did great for a 5 year old. Of course I don't have many to compare to her. T 017

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Giveaway…100 followers!

Well the title speaks for itself. I made it to 100. So in celebration I am going to be giving away a charm pack and a pin cushion.

Charm pack is of Moda’s new line. Max and Whiskers. Perfect for any animal lover!

Charm pack

Also, I will make you a pin cushion in the colors you choose with my FFA2 collection.


Here is how to win……

1. Leave a comment! That's it! A thoughtful comment would be highly appreciated.

Thank you for following, I really do love my online friends!!!

Forgot to add: Winner will be drawn on Friday :)

A late post

I didn't share what I got for Christmas. My husband said I could get some fabric, so of course I did. The pretty stack here is from him.tutorial 030

I also ordered some thread and books that were on sale at Connecting Threads! Isn't my hubby wonderful.

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I have a new thread holder, courtesy of my Mother.

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Also a few other things my mother got for me, the storage for my embroidery thread and a new rotary cutter! I even picked up a few more fabric items with my Christmas money from my Grandma.

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My mom made me this, I really like the old singer in the middle. Hopefully this summer I can get lucky and find one in a garage sale.

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Finally, some non Christmas talk.

Here are some of my ideas for my DQS10 partner. I am leaning towards brights, possibly batiks. Which would you pick…if you were my partner? OR maybe you prefer something else. I can keep sketching……I have plenty of time.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just another Sunday

Taylor Swift playing in the background (so relaxing). Had my morning Starbucks. Stalking my partner for the DQS10 swap.

Here are a few things that I have found for my partner so far. I do think it is a little difficult because we have very different taste, but I am going to try my best to make it something we both will like.


1. Shoo fly... enfin quilté !, 2. Nénuphar, 3. Cabas quilté, 4. Spots & dots : hommage à "stitchindye"

I really am leaning towards a simple quilt design, photo 4,  with lots of bright colors, photo 1. Hopefully I can incorporate some accents like in photo 2 and 3. This idea is not set in stone yet, but it is one of the ideas I am leaning towards. I have plenty of time to decide. I do need to collect some brightly colored fabrics if anyone has any and would like to swap let me know.

Also, if my DQS partner is reading this….I would like for you to know I am excited and will be happy with and appreciate whatever you make for me. I have made a gallery, and you can always look at my favorites for more clues. I will leave you with a mosaic of some of my current favorites!


1. patchwork clock, 2. Pillow for Grandma, 3. PTS Pillow, 4. Christmas swap with my friend, 5. Pillow talk swap round 4 - Send!, 6. Modern Swappers, 7. little red and wolfie mini quilt, 8. Where Bluebirds Fly, 9. Oregon Star, 10. { urban } home goods - done!, 11. Finished Tufted Tweet quilt!, 12. "Someday my Prince will Come"

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I have been busy!

I do have one finish to show you, but its been gloomy outside so I haven't had a chance to photograph it.

I also have a couple things in the works that I cant show yet….but I have been busy working on them.

Make Mine Modern sign ups have also closed. I have been very busy trying to get all of that underway.

I also wanted to take this time to thank Cherie for nominating me for the Leibster Award. She picked my blog as one that she enjoys visiting as part of the Liebster Awards.  The idea is that it is for blogs with "small" followings (less than 300), so it's been a fun week seeing all sorts of blogs that I wouldn't have ordinarily found.  So, to pass it on, here are 3 blogs I think are worth visiting:

I am going to point out some of my Texas Girls!!!

A Blond Quilts: Because Bry has some great taste in fabric! Her Inspiring Mondays are the best!

Karamat: I love the things she makes for her daughter! Plus she has a great online Etsy store where she sells lots of yummy fabric!!

Luv2Kreate: Love her blog, she is taking a blogging break, but hopefully she will get back into the swing of creating very soon! I for one can’t wait!

So, those are my three…..without nominating some that I know have already been nominated for the award!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Make Mine Modern!!

Make Mine Modern, once known as Modern Swappers is starting up a new round. Round 3. So far we have 67 or maybe more participants. So head over to our flicker group and read the details of the swap. We have had two really really great rounds with some amazing people.


Make sure you head over and look at what people have made in the last swaps. Blog about the swap, help us get the word out! Sign up while you are there….Sign ups end January 15th!

This is going to be SEW much FUN!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One more

Finished another block. I am officially done with the blocks from my bees so far this month. Still waiting on two to arrive.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blocks away!

I have been working on my Bee blocks so I can get them out the door and start working on something for myself. So far I only have one more block to do, but I think more may be on their way soon.

Here are the blocks I have finished so far.

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Pretty In Pink



Sunday, January 2, 2011

New years thoughts

Well I have been thinking about what I really want to change this year. Some things that for sure made the list:

- School, figure something out. Not sure if I want to go back full time or just finish my degree online, but either way I need to make plans.

-Quilting, Keep up on my monthly blocks (which I was doing awesome until the holidays) going to try to stay ahead with my bees. They have first priority of the month.

-UFO’s I want to finish UFOs in my closet. I really only have a couple but I want to finish and enjoy them.

-Keep a quilting journal. I want to log all my projects in one place. Some things that will be included are costs, and time it takes to finish a quilt.

-Exercise, I started going while the princess is in school. I plan to continue that in the new year.  I am going to set a goal to lose a total of 10-15lbs.

I also want to say how last year was so great for me!

-My daughter turned 5 in November and learned to read this year! She also started Pre-K. She is also always receiving comments on how sweet and smart she is. I am so very proud of her!

-I started a blog and joined the online community, I do believe I have grown as a quilter and I feel that you will see many things coming from me in the year 2011.

So happy New Year to all my friends I have made online. I appreciate and love all of you!

Now I am off to enjoy my Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks. YUM!