Friday, May 24, 2013

Two Weeks Away!

I've tried to reign in my excitement, but one of my lifelong dreams is coming true in two weeks!!  I am heading to Europe with my sweet husband for our second honeymoon, celebrating 15 years of marriage this summer.  This trip is over a year in the making--planning and waiting, and I cannot reign in the excitement any longer!!    We are spending 11 days in 3 cities - London, Paris, and Rome.  Since we are going to London on day 1, sometime that day I am planning to get my tail over to Liberty of London.

Poor Branson is not going to be able to get out of fabric shopping while we're there!!  Good thing I am packing an entire empty suitcase to carry it all back home :o)

I have been making travel bags lately to get ready for the trip (because I apparently don't have enough pouches!!)  I thought about making the Amy Butler Weekender Bag, but that pattern scares the crap out of I've been putting it off and now I really want to make one!!  I don't have the time before we leave to make one, but maybe I can make something close.  Today I finished my over-the-shoulder bag, complete with inside zipper pocket (not shown).  The flower was made using English Paper piecing, placed on Paris map fabric, and sewn together with my favorite Aurifil thread from appropriate!

This purse measures approximately 10" x 11" ish....I didn't get a final measurement.  There is just one strap so it can fit comfortably over my shoulder, across my chest.  I don't want to carry a heavy bag when we're sight-seeing!

I'm linking up this week with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It up Friday!  Amanda Jean's blog was the very first quilt blog I started reading and what got me so hooked on quilting in the first place.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wedesnday

Another week flying by again!  I was able to get a lot done this week, despite the busyness of this month.  I had a couple of finishes...which I am very excited about!  They are both of my heart quilts...the first one is the signature quilt from a friend's wedding.  Lovin that gray!!

terrible cell phone pic, but it's all I could get of this one!

Also finished this heart quilt for my SIL for Mother's Day.  This one was easy to put together, despite its appearance!  I love it and need to make another one for my hallway :o)  I quilted it the same as the one above, swirls and pebbles, which seems to be a new go-to for me.

In other news, my daughter Emma turned 10 last week and the original plan was to have a Nancy Drew party....but at the last minute she changed her mind and wanted to go roller skating instead.  But not before she asked for a quilt for her b-day.  The Saturday before her b-day I found this Nancy Drew charm pack at the quilt shop and whipped together this lap quilt for her!  It's not quite finished, but it is basted and ready for quilting.  I just need to find the time to quilt it!

Finishes: 2
In Progress: too many!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


This post was scheduled to be published first thing this am, but I had some issues with blogger, apparently!  Here we go again :o)

I am blown away by all the entries in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!!  I had a blast reading through the comments and I can't reply to each one, but wanted to thank you all for entering to win!

Now for the winners!

Winner of the pillow cover is - CurlyGirlMom

Winner of the Tula fabric is - Mike Pearson

I will be contacting both today for shipping info and will have everything in the mail on Monday :o)

I printed out each entry and put them all in a basket and had Dayna choose one at random.  Thank you all again for making this a fun giveaway week!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

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I always seem to miss participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day....not this time!!

I have been thinking about what to give away and couldn't just pick I have 2 items up for grabs.  You can enter for one or both (rules below)!

The first item is a handmade item made by yours truly!  I recently made 2 of these amazing pillows for my couch and have an additional one for giveaway.  I am giving away the cover only to make it easier to ship.  Fabrics are Kona Ash and Lotta Jansdotter Echo and it's machine-quilted by me :o)

The second item I'd like to giveaway is a charm pack of Tula Pink's very hard to find Neptune fabric!!

Now for the Rules!

1.  If you'd like to win the pillow cover, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite vacation spot.

2.  If you'd like to win the charm pack, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite fabric line is.

3.  You can enter for both giveaways, please just leave separate for each item so I can keep it straight :o)

4.  Comments will remain open until May 10th.

Thank you so much for entering and best of luck!!  Open to US and International :o)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Finish It Friday

This week I finished 2 pillows and a quilt (almost)!  I just need to finish up the binding which should be pretty quick.  The pillows are for our new couches, eeep!!!  I love them!

I'm linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WIP Wednesday

The weather this week has been just ugly...overcast, rainy, no sun.  So my pictures are not the greatest!  But I have been working on stuff this week, big yay!  Work is not settled down, I'm still taking work home almost every night, but I am turning it off at a certain time to work on something creative.

I was bound and determined to NOT start any new projects until I whittled down the WIP list....but I couldn't help it this time!  We have new living room furniture being delivered on Friday and I just had to make up a pillow for it!  I actually need to make another one, but since this one was an experiment, I started with one. I've never made a pillow like this before, and it's totally inspired by this quilt I have loved for a while.  There is no pattern, or tutorial, so I had to wing it.  It measures approximately 24 inches to find a form....

I have a bit of insomnia now and again, so this pouch was born out of that last night!  I love's in all of my projects lately.

This quilt is going to be another favorite of mine...seriously crappy picture, ugh!  Oh well, you get the idea :o)  This is going to be a Mother's Day gift for my SIL who had a miscarriage this past fall.  I know it's going to be a hard M Day for her, and I hope this makes her feel extra loved.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

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