Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A fabric retrospective in bags...

Hi Everyone,

Don't ask where I have been... buried under sale fabrics for days and days... I just had to show you this though...

Box Bags

This is pretty much like saying... This is what Julie had in the shop last year....hehe... Sasha made all of these bags and there are only two who's fabric didn't come from my shop... if you can figure out which ones they are leave a comment and I will send you a surprise.

I adore this picture!

Hugs Everyone... I promise I will be back as soon as I can see daylight again!

Edit: Jenelle was the first one to name both bags... The brown with the white  buterflies and the orange... both from Chrysalis... there is also a handle sticking up in blue that down't belong but I didn't see it when I posted. 

Here are the names of the collections:

Echo
Delighted
Prince Charming
Moroccan Mirage
Silent Cinema (for those that guessed the grey one... it was one I had in the shop)
Dazzle
Lola's Posies
Happiness
Hoo's in the Forest
Kumari Garden

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Hi Everyone,

Lest I forget... Thank you, Thank you for all of your kind comments on my Swoon block and on the giveaway bundle yesterday! I appreciate your comments so much. I have been swamped with the sale so I haven't been able to respond to each of you like I like to do but I want you to know I read them all!

Now who wins the Kit for Sally's cute table topper?

Mr Random said:

And number 139 is:

Nancy Sue said...
What a sweet giveaway! Just a bit of spring to see on your table to sweep away the winter blues!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway...

Hi Everyone,

With a little help from a friend yesterday I marked down over 200 items in the shop to 30% off. The collections that got prices slashed are Pear Tree, Power Pop, Petal Pushers, Happiness, Sugar Hill, and Primitiva... yep it is only a week old. I am clearing it all out because I need room for all of the amazing things that are coming... Pezzy Prints, Desert Daydreams, Groovin', Verona, Woodland Tails, A Walk In The Woods, Poetica, Flock, Hello Pilgrim, Maya, and Cosmos... plus more solids and blenders.... It is going to be a crazy busy month around here. This week you can take another 10% off on everything in your cart with this coupon code: CLEAR10 until 2/3/12

How would you like to win this gorgeous bundle:

Utterly Inspired by Maureen take a little hop over to her blog and you can enter to win it.... don't miss out it is one of my faves and inspired my swoon block fabrics.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Swoonables and A Friends Blogiversary

Hi Everyone!

I am busy getting ready of the clearance sale. Will be marking lots of stuff down today and tomorrow so don't forget to go take a look in the sale section the next week or so. This is good stuff some of it is only been here a month or less... I have 15 new collections coming and I need to make room!

As promised here are the two new Swoon blocks from Saturday's sew day:



My friend Annabella is having a giveaway for her blogiversary go give her some love and you could win some of this:


Have an awesome day and I will see you tomorrow for Friday Fun Day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Belated Monday... A Walk In The Woods Charm Packs are here.

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was crazy over here! So I am just getting around to having a nice Monday LOL.

While I was working last night (at 11:30 PM) I noticed that my sweet friend, (and quilt guild president) Adrianne, had picked up a  few things in the shop.


I had told her on Saturday (at our sew day) that I would do a custom bundle named after her for fun, if she wanted to pick some fabrics for it. So I am going to choose 9-12 of these fabrics to bundle up for everyone. She did a post about it today on her blog and a quilt design with the fabrics... go take a look! I love that girl!

Sew day was so fun and I got two more Swoon blocks done. I haven't had a chance to take a picture of them yet. I will try to get to that today so you can see them tomorrow. I love the 2nd and 3rd blocks way more than the first one... but I knew I would :)

And these came yesterday!! You can find them here.




Go forth and have a lovely Monday... I mean Tuesday.


PS: I am the worst wife ever!!!! Happy Anniversary to the love of my life!!

MUAH!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Good Fortune Is Here! And a winner!

Yay look at the pretties:


And now for the winner. Mr Random said:


And #113 is:

Jane S. said...
Great fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win them. :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Fun Day (for real) And The Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Friday Fun Day is back for real... I am so happy because I got a little email telling me to hop on over to Sally's place and see her little table topper tutorial this morning... I gifted her with a little Petal Pushers fabric in her last package and she made something so cute with it:


How would you  like to win a kit for this? I will send you all the bits you need (except the backing and batting) and Sally has graciously offered to send the hexagon templates out of cardstock so you don't have to go find a template. This is how to enter:

1. Leave a comment here
2. Leave a comment for Sally then come back here and leave a second comment telling me you did.

The giveaway will run through next Friday 1/27 at midnight

Thursday, January 19, 2012

No Waste Flying Geese... Since you asked

Hi Everyone!

You all are asking for the directions for no waste flying geese. I think I might have over estimated the amount of fabric I will save but it is still pretty significant probably somewhere between 1/2 yard and 1 yard. You should do your own calculations before you buy your fabric if you don't want to under buy...

The method that Melissa used in her Flying in Squares quilt here is what I was talking about. It is step two. But there she doesn't give you the calculations to make these for other quilts. So this is what you do... the fabric that is going to become your goose (the center triangle) needs to be a square that is 1 1/4" bigger than your finished block's width. In Swoon the geese are 6.5 x 3.5 unfinished so you need the square to be 7 1/4 (because the geese are 6" finished) then the small triangle fabric (the side triangles) needs to be 7/8 bigger than the finished height of the goose, in this case 3 7/8. You need one big goose fabric square and 4 small side fabric squares. When you put them together you get 4 geese out of these pieces. So:

1- 7 1/4 sq + 4- 3 7/8 sqs
is equal to
4- 6.5 x 3.5 rectangles + 8- 3.5 sqs

If you drew this out you would see that you are basically saving a little less than half of the fabric making them this way.

I am so excited Good Fortune will be here tomorrow or Monday and A Walk In The Woods charm packs are on their way too :)

Sorry no pretty pictures today I am buried in orders and have to run... hugs to you all!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My First Swoon Block

Hi Everyone,

As promised I am back with my first Swoon block... I finished it yesterday morning. I decided to just cut one and make it since I am deviating from the pattern and making no waste flying geese to save fabric. I wanted to make sure my calculations were correct before cutting the whole quilt. If I calculated correctly it will save me about a yard and a half of white fabric... and that is pretty good :) I am using the Art Gallery Pure Elements White Linen for the background and I am so in love with it.

Moraccan Mirage Oasis Screen in Rust, Pure Elements in Ash, Pure Elements in White Linen

I am enjoying seeing everyone's blocks showing up over in the flickr pool for the Swoon-Along.

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Monday, Inpiration, and a Block Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

It is a Holiday for some of us! No shipping today so I have a little less pressure but will still be getting working done. The Newsletter came out last night. I hope you got yours because there are some super fun projects in there.

Here is the bundle that I put together that is inspired by Maureen:

A few days ago she showed some fabrics on her blog in these colors and when I told her I would love to do a custom bundle out of those colors she came up with a few suggestions. I got the bolts out and put together three in each color that I thought coordinate well. You can find the bundles here. What do you think?

I was so inpspired by these colors that I decided to use them as the basis for my Swoon-Along quilt. Here are the fabrics that I picked all together:


I have my first block almost done so I will show that to you tomorrow.

Melissa at Happy Quilting has put together a Blog Hop with some of our favorite bloggers. There are prizes and this is going to be a lot of fun so don't forget to follow along!

Have an awesome Monday!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Let's pass out the cake! A Stitch in Color Is On The Way.

Hi Everyone,

I am actually going to start cutting my fabrics for the Swoon- Along today. I am making up a new bundle for the shop called "Inspired by Maureen" it might be what I use for the Swoon quilt. I will show you on Monday :) You might want to head on over and see Maureen she is having a giveaway today.

A Stitch in Color is  on it's way should be here Tuesday or Wednesday. If this is one you have been dying for you might want to get your order in early :)


Let's see the winner of the cake!! Mr. Random said:


Binks said...
Yummy! Thank you!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Fun Day... and the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Nose to the grindstone here :) How is everyone's New Year's Resolutions coming? I am trying to Balance but it is difficult :) Lookie what showed up yesterday:


They are so awesome... and a hinty... Miss Brooke will have a fun tutorial in the Newsletter (comes out on Sunday) that uses this collection.

I am so so so so so so excited!!!! In about a month, give or take, there will be a brand new way to visit my shop!! Just imagine... no more convo-ing me to get just the right amount of yardage you will be able to pick it yourself and you can sign up for emails about new collections and all the fun things you can do on other shops websites... I am so happy I can hardly sit still... and I can not keep a secret either LOL

So how would you like to get a little of the Primitiva up there ^ leave me a comment and next Saturday the 21st I will pick a winner. You can choose which colorway you want :)

The Newsletter comes out on Sunday and I have a bunch of fun projects from the girls to share with you so don't forget to sign up.

See ya tomorrow for the winner of the cake :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Art Gallery Basics and A Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I got a box of yummy yesterday... I decided to do a Color Of The Year bundle in Tangerine with a few of the Impressions prints and a bunch of the Art Gallery Basics... I think I love it!


I didn't just get these gorgeous oranges... I also got a bunch of the solids in ...go check it out here.

Today is my baby's 14th birthday... where has the time gone? She is gonna kill me for this :)

Today we are going to the same place we went on that day, Monterey, her favorite place on Earth.
See ya tomorrow :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fourth giveaway winner....

Hi Everyone,

You should go read the blogs today there are lots of people talking and lots of fun things going on :)

Winner of the $40 gift certificate....

Mr. Random said:

And number 217 is:

MollyP said...
Balance is a great goal word. I think most women need to focus on that word. We so often give of ourselves to everyone around us until we suffer personally, and only take time for ourselves and our personal needs when we reach a boiling point. Balance... just thinking the word calms my mind. Very nice.


Yay Molly! I will email you in a moment.

Talk soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Declaring "I am awesome and so are you!" day and another winner WOOT!

Hi Everyone,

As busy mom's (yes, I know there are men reading too but you don't suffer from this as much as women so you have to bear with me here), wives, business women, workers, girl Fridays...what have you, we can sometimes get down on ourselves. We always have guilt that we don't spend enough time with our children, that we messed them up so bad that they will never turn into productive adults, that we can't concentrate at work because yada yada at home it going on... I am declaring it is "You are awesome" day!



This is the day when you give yourselves a break! Your kids aren't going to graduate high school in diapers! They will some how manage to live with their dysfunctional childhood just like we all did. Not only that you have done an awesome job just by getting them to school today with their PB&J sandwich. You get to take a break because you have done everything right this morning (no really, you did). Today everything you have done or will do is just what was supposed to happen and it will all turn out perfectly! Every time you have a thought that something went wrong turn it around and say "That was perfect!"

Not only that... you are not fat today. You don't need to lose weight you are perfect just the way you are! You aren't too skinny either, perfect remember? Don't beat yourself up over that extra piece of chocolate today because it is helping you to maintain your perfection :)

If any of your friends says I need to lose weight tell them how perfect they are. Even better write a tiny little note to at least two friends today to tell them how perfect they are. How much you love them and wouldn't change a thing about them. Be sincere, they will appreciate it :)

Go forth and be awesome... and pass it on!

The third winner of the 400th post giveaway gets this:

Good Fortune fat 1/8ths ... Mr. Random said:

And number 146 was:

Mimi said...
I love Kate Spain's fabric!! Thanks for the chance!

Yea! Another Winner!

Hi Everyone,

This is fun don't you think? I do anyway :)

Terrible Picture...

Mr. Random said:

And number 35 is:

Vroomans' Quilts said...
Lovely zip bag, and I would not mind a bundle without the ribbon either. I like to do tutorials on my blog.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ding Ding Ding Ding... we have a winner!

Hi Everyone,

We have the winner of A Walk In The Woods Fat 1/8 Bundle:

Mr Randon said:

And #111 is:

annmarie said...
Happy 400 & Happy New Year. I love Aneela Hooey. Thanks for the chance to win some!


Woot Woot! I will be emailing you in a moment Annmarie :)

Today is Modern Quilt Guild meeting day... so that is where I will be. First I have some orders to get out :)

See you tomorrow with winner #2 :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Fun Day... Let's have a party with Cake!

Hi Everyone,

It's Friday! Woot Woot! Let's have Cake!


Yesterday I was taking these pictures to put these Fat Quarters up for sale... but I thought let's give them away instead. There are 10 Taza Fat Quarters and 8 Little Apples Fat Quarters. Just leave a comment if you would like to have these :) I will leave the Giveaway open until next Friday at midnight as usual :)

Last year on this date I only have 43 followers :) It has been a busy busy year! Thanks for hanging out with me and loving fabric with me. I wouldn't ahve missed it!

I wanted to show some photos from my clients from the last year... this is kinds of a year in fabrics :)

From Tina


From Stephanie

From Carly

From Linda
From Reene
From Tiffany
Carly again :)
From Marnie
From ltngirl
From Chanina
Fun huh?

Talk soon!