Happy Monday and a Baby Bunting...

Monday, July 30, 2012
Hi Everyone.

I hope you had an awesome weekend. I had a busy one. I got up early on Saturday and went to Joann for a sale (yes, I shop there for other things besides fabric) I bought a big organizer for my jewelry makings and a rolling cart for my sewing machine. Since my little 10 lb travel machine died and I have to carry my 40 pounder around, I needed that. Then I came home and made a baby quilt for my sister in law (due in December). I passed that off to someone else to quilt so I would have more hours in my day to make baby clothes. This is the item that I finished in the time it would have taken to quilt the quilt:

A baby bunting with a matching hat. I mean the poor thing is going to be born in December in Canada she needs warm stuff. By the way this is the easiest pattern would even be great for beginners that are not afraid of zippers. Simplicity 5720

You see it is a bit of an emergency ... My husband booked a flight to Canada (where my in-laws are) for this Friday the 3rd. So I am sending all of the gifts with him so I don't have to pay $50 in shipping costs LOL. He will be taking a full size quilt for his Mom's birthday and the baby presents. So when I am finished working everyday this week I am going to be making baby stuff. I have tons of baby patterns that I ordered from Tie Dye Diva they are so stinking cute and if you buy three you get 25% off. I am not getting compensated for the edorsement I just think her stuff is too cute!

Tell me what you created this weekend... even if it was only dinner (I need new ideas for dinner).

Sweet Tea is here

Friday, July 27, 2012
This one is for all of us who love orange, teal, and grey....

Sweet Tea

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Hey Everyone,

Want a cute little project to work on this weekend... Our very own Miss Brooke made this adorable table runner

 for Ann Kelle (yes that Ann Kelle) and she has a tutorial available for it too... so head on over to Miss AK's blog and download it for yourself. Aren't we all so proud of our Brooke? I know I am.

So what shall we give away today? The newest thing in the shop I guess :) How about a fat quarter bundle of the Berry Colorway of Kona Modern Quilts?

Just leave a message, any message, to enter. Giveaway ends next Friday 8/3 at midnight EST.

Kona Modern Quilts is Here

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Hi Everyone,

I just got these in... if you haven't seen them used, Rita at Red Pepper Quilts has made a project with them and I love it... go check her blog. You can find them here in the shop

A little giveaway with one of my favorite people...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hey Everyone,

I hope you have been following along on the Christmas in July Blog hop with Don't Call Me Betsy It has been so much fun! Today we get to visit one of my favorite people Ms. Aneela Hoey  I let her choose what she wanted to giveaway from the shop and she chose Kate's Joy collection...

She is doing a fun tutorial for a Christmas stocking out of Cherry Christmas so head on over and take a look. And enter to win.

Happy Monday...

Monday, July 23, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Happy beginning of the week! Let's make it a great one! I am so excited because someone made my pattern from "The Book"

Look what Snoodles did:

So cute that she used the basket print for this... Hop on over to her blog if you want to win a copy of the book.

I sewed at our Guild's Sew Day on Saturday... we only stayed 4 hrs but I got the project I was working on finished... well the top is and that is the most scary part :) So I should be able to show it in a few days.

I hope you had a chance to get some sewing done this weekend.

Happy Monday!

Cherry Christmas and The Good Life

Friday, July 20, 2012
Hi Everyone,

The 10% discount code is being extended until tomorrow night at midnight XMAS10

Mistress Hoey's new collection Cherry Christmas is here...

And The Good Life by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake

Friday Fun Day... and a giveaway

Hi Everyone,

It is friday fun day... how about the cutest pincushion tutorial ever (or darn close) Amanda (The Quilted Fish) has a tutorial up on Riley Blake's Cutting Corners for a Glamper pincushion.

I have seen the inside of the Glamper (in pictures) by the way it is pretty Amanda if you know what I mean.

Don't forget to check out the Christmas in July Blog Hop today... there is an adorable bag tutorial.

This week I am sending you over to Sarah's Blog for the giveaway ... she just hit 700 followers so she wanted to celebrate with a little Cameo giveaway:

So head on over and see if you can get yourself some!

Sew day for the Guild tomorrow so I might actually get to make something ... Whoop Whoop!

I have been remiss...

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Hi Everyone,

You might have already seen this but I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Elizabeth at Don't Call me Betsy is having a Christmas in July blog hop and she has some amazing bloggers lined up... even celebrities... also there is some great tutorials and swag on giveaway so head on over and hop along. Today is Lee at Freshly Pieced and she picked Santa Claus is Coming Town fq bundle from my shop to giveaway.

Talk soon!

Thinking about color...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Hi Everyone,

I hope you are having a super week... Look at what Design Seeds did today:

So pretty... but you knew I would love this right?

I was thinking about starting a monthly or quarterly club based on the Pantone Colors of the seasons and color of the year. They were perfectly right this year with the Tangerine don't you think? Would you guys like to see a monthly club or maybe a quarterly club with colors from the season represented in fabrics as stash builders? If not then what would you like to see for a monthly or quarterly club? I would love your suggestions.

Happy Monday...

Monday, July 16, 2012
Hi Everyone,

What a crazy weekend. I am sorry that the coupon code from the newsletter wasn't working until this morning. There was some kind of problem that I had to get the webhost to fix. It should be good to go now.

The Birds and the Bees is flying off the shelves if you made a purchase late Friday or after your order might be delayed one more day. I will work as fast as I can to get them all out but I didn't anticipate the flood of orders.

I just marked down all of Moda (except the solids they are already super low) to 30% off MSRP. Still some awesome Lucy's Crab Shack, Serenade, Quilts Blocks, Vintage Modern, and Summersville left.

My friend Kathleen is having a giveaway on her blog. She is giving away this lovely bundle of The Birds and The Bees:

So head on over and enter to win yourselves some. (I did not sponsor this so all thanks goes to her. She did buy it in my shop though :) )

I was gone most of the day yesterday. First Church then a much anticipated concert. I went to see two of my favorite artists performing together... Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. I am fairly certain it was the best concert I have ever been to. Wow! Just so awesome. I didn't get home until midnight.

Hope you all have an amazing week...

Talk soon!

Birds and bees and flowers and trees... and fabric...

Friday, July 13, 2012
Hi Everyone,

The Birds and the Bees, Cameo, Cameo Voile and Pagoda Lullaby are here... dang I am tired.

 Birds and the Bees
 Pagoda Lullaby
 Cameo Voile (New blouse here I come)

Friday Fun Day and The Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

It is that most awesome day of the week when we start dreaming of the weekend :) Today we are sponsoring a giveaway over at Maureen's Blog so you need to head on over to get your self some of this:

Amy Butler's latest Cameo... It is so gorgeous... love love! It is coming to the shop today ... Can't Wait. Also The Birds and The Bees, Pagoda Lullaby, and Cameo Voile (can't wait to make some new summer blouses with this).

I am hoping to tour a couple places for possible shops today or tomorrow. Will let you know how that goes :)

A discount code for the book... and other stuff

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Good News Amanda the Generous has given us a 20% discount code to buy the book (An Apple A day) the Coupon Code is BLOGTOUR ... I hope you get a chance to pick one up.

I am sure most of you have seen this but sweet Maureen had her tutorial on the Art Gallery Blog this Monday and I didn't get a chance to post about it.

Look how awesome!
As a matter of fact you should just go over to Maureen's blog and take a look through the whole week she has been super productive and all kinds of tutorials and fun going on over there. She is also hosting a giveaway for me tomorrow so come back and see us... PS LillyBelle should be restocked in about a week.

About 2 weeks ago I took a class from the Awesome Kate Richbourg it was all about how to use a mini torch to fuse fine silver links... so much fun playing with fire. I had a torch already but I was afraid of it. Now I am loving it... here is a picture of my chain I made and my fingers LOL

Not too bad for my first attempt if you look at the left side those are my first links then the right are my last ones... much smoother with practice. We made jump rings then fused them with a torch (if you click the link you can see some of the process) then I flattened mine and pulled some of them into the oval shapes. There is a picture of my arm and the clasp we made at the link as well... second to last picture :)

Then last weekend I took another etching class and made more fun antique-ish metal pieces to put into my jewelry creations.

I cut out my Bella Brick Quilt on Monday I can't wait to get started on sewing it... hopefully this will be our bed quilt.

So there you go... lots of little bits...

I found a place I want to rent for the shop,  it is a mile away from home and next door to our local post office how perfect is that? Let's see if I can negotiate it... LOL

Talk soon!

Play it again Uncle Sam Sale

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hi Everyone,

I heard from a few people that they were dissapointed at missing the sale on the 4th because they were away for the Holiday. So I decided to give you all another crack at it. 20% off with coupon code FREEDOM20

I have been trying to keep up with inventory but please be kind if I run out of something. I will ship as quickly as possible but it might be one or two days longer wait depending on the volume.

Sale ends 24 hrs from now, 7 AM Pacific time Wednesday.

Happy Monday and some winners...

Monday, July 9, 2012
Hi Everyone,

The rumors of my death have been greatly exagerrated. My husband lives in the same house with me but last night asked if I was okay. He thought there must be something wrong since I hadn't blogged in 4 days LOL

There is a ton of fabric coming this week ... okay maybe it is a little over 1/4 ton (about 600 lbs) so what is your favorite print from Birds and the Bees? I think this one is mine...

it isn't even my normal favorite colors but I just love it!

So is it time to have a winner of the Apple Of My Eye Book and the Necklace Kit? I think so...

So the winner of the Book is:

Njeri said...
This as a fabulous book I would love to have a copy.

And the winner of the Necklace kit is:

Cindy Sews said...
The necklace is my favorite! The book looks awesome!

I will contact you in a moment ladies.

Have an awesome Monday everyone!

Giveaway a day early...

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Hi Everyone,

I had a sweet note from one of my clients this week about making a bundle for her to giveaway for her 50th blog post. Well, you know me I couldn't resist helping a sister out... so she picked a main fabric (Lily Bouquet in Dark from LillyBelle) and I grabbed a few coordinates to add in. She needed to post it today and I am going to be crazy filling orders today and tomorrow from the sale, so we are doing it a day early.

This is the giveaway bundle for this week:

So head on over to Kelie's blog and enter win a little of this :)

See you all soon :)

4th of July 1 day sale and Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Hi Everyone,

I am having a one day sale for July 4th ... Everything in your cart is 20% off with this coupon code FREEDOM20 I also marked down all Holiday fabrics to 30% off MSRP, that includes Christmas and Halloween Fabrics, for the Christmas in July Sale. The coupon code is good until Midnight Wednesday night. The Christmas in July sale runs until the 15th.

You can find the Holiday fabrics here but there are lost of other things im the sale sections here as well.

The Coupon Code is active now if you want to get a head start....

Talk soon!

I sewed...

Hi Everyone,

I know it is hard to believe but I actually sewed last weekend. I just made this simple zipper bag but 1) It was something I wanted to do and not something I had to do 2) I cut into some stash that I adore 3) I got to use the latest fabric from the shop Essex Linen

I cut into my precious Melody Miller Typewriters.... eep.... and matched them with the Medium Aqua linen. I only have two colors of Linen so far (I was overwhelmed at Market and couldn't make a decision) but I will be adding more in the next couple weeks. 

 I made this for my Pillow Talk Swap Partner to send along with her Pillow.

I loved how this Erin McMorris fabric went with it so that is the lining. It has a fun orange zipper.

Don't forget about the book tour... today is Sally's turn.

Happy Monday.. An Apple A Day Book Blog Tour

Monday, July 2, 2012

Yes, it is my turn....

An Apple A Day book is centered around a day in the life of a quilter/sewist. There are 9 projects to take you from morning to evening. Centered around sewing and family life.

The Box on the cover is designed by our fearless leader Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish she,of course, also designed the fabulous fabric that we used for the projects in the book. The book can be purchased on her website here
My project for the book is the "Pack and Press" bag. It is designed to carry your rotary cutting mat, cutting tools, and rulers to class or sew day. It has a fold out panel that you can iron on so you don't have to carry a big bulky ironing board with you. We affectionately call it the Pack and Play...

 This is the pocket inside

This is it with the ironing surface open.

To see a photo of what it looks like closed you can click over to the purchase page here

There are some brilliant projects in this book. I love Amanda's Sewing Box which you can see on the cover it has nesting boxes on the inside to hold your sewing bits.

The first project in the book is this Necklace by Jackie:

At Quilt Market all of the girls from the team that were able to come worked in the booth with shop owners making these necklaces. It was very industrious of them. I was not able to help because of all of my appointments with fabric manufacturers but I could tell everyone was having fun.
So... would you like to win a kit to make this necklace?

All you have to do is click over to Amanda's shop and tell me which project picture most intrigues you.

Don't forget I am giving away one of my copies of the book here.

Tomorrow head on over to Sally's for the next leg of the tour.

You can also click on the button on the right side of the blog to see the full tour list with links if you miss a day.

Have an Awesome Monday!

An Apple A Day Blog Book Tour Starts today

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Come hop along with us. There will be prizes along the way and a couple of fun tutorials. The book is beautiful and I don't just say that because I have a project in it. I would say my project is the least of these. I am so blessed to get to work with some of the most creative people I have ever known. I can't wait for you to share this week with us.

To purchase the book you can visit Amanda's website here 

The Book tour starts today. Head on over to Amanda's Blog and Jana's Blog for todays posts.

Tomorrow you are back here with me
Tuesday Go to Sally's Blog
Wednesday Head over to Candice's Place
Thursday you get to see Stephanie
Friday Hop over the pond to Germany and see Johanna
Saturday Back to North America but this time is Canada and Jackie
Sunday Wrap it all up with our good friend Brooke

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