Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fabric Intervention

Why is it that whenever you are trying to NOT spend money and buy more fabric, that is when all the wonderful fabrics come out???  I am trying REALLY hard to not buy anything right now, but I feel my resolve slipping as I see these floating around ~

SALE Denyse Schmidt Chicopee Entire Collection fat quarter bundle
Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt for sale at So Bright Fabric on Etsy

or this one

Madrona Road by Violet Craft for sale at Westwood Acres on Etsy

tying with this one as my FAVES right now

Out to Sea by Sara Jane for sale at Westwood Acres on Etsy

What's a girl to do...except buy them all and pray for an opportunity to use them!!  Just kidding :o)  Seriously, does anyone else collect fabric??  Seems like I buy it and set it aside for that "perfect project" and then it just sits on my shelf in it's pristine bundle-y goodness, like a vintage toy on my husband's shelves...that's for you babe!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

14 Years...and Counting!

Today the husby and I celebrate our 14th anniversary!!  We don't usually do anything too big for our anniversary, just out to eat and a gift for each other.  This year, though, we are getting our passports and have put a deposit down to reserve our spots for next June's trip to Europe!!  I am BEYOND excited about it....11 days of European bliss with my sweetie :o)  I CANNOT wait!!!  The only bad thing is that I have put myself on strict fabric-buying diet....I'd rather save it up for Paris *sigh*

Honestly, it's pretty amazing for me to think we've been married for 14 years.  We've been thru so much together, and I just love this man more than I ever have before.  And I'm not just sayin it, either.

So, even though I am on a strict fabric-buying hiatus, my sweetie bought me the FQ set of Lilly Belle for our anniversary...isn't it yummy??  I may or may not have sent him the links to these from Julie's shop on etsy.  I ♥ The Intrepid Thread!!  Now...what to do with it!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Brrr! Giveaway Winner!!

Sorry for my delay this morning, folks!!  Yall rocked my socks off with the response to this giveaway!! I had no idea we were all so ready for winter, lol!  so without further ado, our giveaway winner is:

I will be contacting you shortly :o)

Thanks so all of you who entered, shared, and started following!!  I love the online blogging community...I have met so many great people!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

do. Good Stitches - Promise Circle

Have you entered the giveaway for some great Brrr! fabric yet??  you can enter HERE!


I am so excited to share that this month is my first month as the host of one of Rachel's do. Good Stitches Quilting Bees!  My bee is the Promise Circle.  I chose the name Promise because of the wonderful charity that we will be donating our quilts to....Threading Hope.  This charity takes quilts to children in poverty-stricken and war-torn countries.  I love that they personally take the quilts you make to the kids and send you a picture of the child who received it.  I know it's "just a quilt" but it's more than's a promise that others care.

So, I along with 9 other quilters will be making and donating a quilt each month.  If you are interested in joining a do. Good Stitches quilting bee, take a look at the flickr page and sign up!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Christmas in August - Giveaway!!

I started writing this post in July...and then just didn't have time to finish it.  OH WELL!!  So here we are with my Christmas in July August!  Yay!!  I love this fabric...the polar bears are just too cute for words ♥

Fabric is Brrr! by Laurie Wisbrun. was having an awesome sale in early July and I just couldn't resist :o)  I'm planning to make a queen bed quilt with it...although not sure about the pattern yet.

So, is anyone up for a giveaway??  I'd love to share my new fabric with someone!  Up for grabs is 4 fat quarters from any of the fabric in these get to pick!

Giveaway Now Closed
Enter to Win!!

Here's how:

1. Simply leave a comment here in this post telling me which 4 prints you'd like if you win :o)


2.  Become a follower and leave me a comment telling me! 

3.  Share about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, and leave me a separate comment telling me! 

That’s 3 possible entries, folks! Enter now through Saturday morning, August 11th. A winner will be selected using and will be posted on then!
This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no-reply" commenter, please include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you should you win! International folks are welcome!!

Good Luck everyone!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Life Happens

I hope yall will forgive me for the personal post.  Sometimes life just has a way of hitting you right between the eyes.  My father-in-law has been sick for a while, just gradually getting worse as the years go by.  We all knew he was declining, but none of us knew how bad he was.  He passed away this past Sunday.  It's one thing when you hear the news, but another completely when you're there when it happens.  I am so glad we were there, but it has been a heart-wrenching time.  Looking thru pictures, planning his funeral, dealing with all the details I have never had to think's all overwhelming, and sad, and eye-opening to how short life really is.  Foot surgery is still a go for tomorrow morning...pray for my sanity.

In other news, my sister (my absolute best friend, right after my sweet husby) and her family are moving here from California....starting the drive on Sunday!!!  They are going to be staying with us until they get settled, and that means giving up my sewing room.  I have a LOT of packing and moving still to do...but it is SOO worth it :o)

Hope yall are having a great week so far...and that I will be posting something wonderfully quilty very soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Okay, how did a week pass by already??  I have been working like crazy on my EPP quilt...and it's coming along!  I have spent every spare minute I have in my day to work on it. I was trying to get it to a finished status so I could baste it over the weekend....foot surgery scheduled for next Tuesday and I know I will be next to useless for a few days.  Thought it would be nice to start the hand-quilting while I am laid up.  Anyway, I don't think I am going to make that timeline...sad!  Oh well, I can still work on it and get it finished up!  I still have a huge stack of fabrics to make more diamonds, but I gotta be honest, I'm kinda done is obviously not done yet and I don't know how much bigger I want to make it.  I love, love, love this quilt, but I want it done already!

this is what happens every time I lay our a quilt...the cat immediately lays on it :o)  at least she likes my quilts!

and here she is EPP quilting buddy!

Here she is....101 stars big!!  My goal was 100 stars, and now I am not sure when to stop.

I LOVE how the back looks...all those itty bitty stitches, holy crap!

I'm linking up this week to Lee's at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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