Saturday, June 13, 2015

The lucky winner is.......

Some of you know
 that I have deep love for cute little lambs
and  probably thought the sheep would be a sure bet.
But not this time.
I just love love love these 3 :)
And the winner is.....
BRENDA!!!
Congratulations Brenda!
Please email me with your full name and address
and I'll get your new beachy bag out to you on Monday!
Thanks everyone for playing along 
and stay tuned for more fun giveaways soon!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beach Bag Giveaway!!!


Oh my gosh!
I am having SO MUCH FUN stitching these 
darling creatures!!!

I just finished #16 (Gigi Giraffe)
from the free Animal Advent series by Brooks Books.
So it seemed like a great time for another giveaway!
You can find the charts HERE.
She is generously offering these charts,
one per month through October 2015.
Each one is just so adorable!!!
I also joined her Facebook group for this series.
I am stitching these on 32ct Blue Petit Point Belfast Linen.

So what is this giveaway all about?
Well here's how it works.
Just leave me a message in the comments 
with your guess of  which 3 of the following 
completed animals are my personal favs.
You must have all 3 correct to win.
If no one gets all 3 right I'll choose a winner
from those who get 2 right :)

So what do you win?
This fun summer themed beachy project bag!!!


I will chose a winner at random 
on Friday night June 12th
and post the name here on Saturday.




Friday, May 29, 2015

The Promises of Grace


There are people that God uses
to make a change in your life.
These people may not even be aware of 
how much you appreciate them.
Cindy is one of those people.
She leads a discipleship group
that I am part of.
She has shown us that you can learn to memorize
scripture at any age. (No excuses :)
She also leads a bible study 
that we just finished up today called Promises of Grace.
We went through a book by the same name
by author Bryan Chapell.
Talk about a book that makes an impact in your life!
I highly recommend this one!

Anyhoo....
She saw my big bag that I carry all my books in
and asked me to make one for her.
I was honored that she asked.
I found this fabric called Expressions of Faith.
I used the quilt panel for the outside pockets
and I love that one of the panels
has scripture about grace.
Seemed perfect to me :)
I'm going to give it to her on Sunday.
I hope she likes it :)




Thursday, May 7, 2015

I got a little side-tracked.....

So I was supposed to be cleaning up my sewing room.
I have Minions staying with me the next few weeks
and they need a place to sleep.
As it is now,
I step over fabric to get to what I need.
Not really ideal for little visitors.
In my own defense,
I came across this project while I was cleaning.....
That counts right?
I can't believe that I started this
WAY back in Feb 2013.
You can read all about it HERE

To make a long story short,
I finally finished this adorable pin cushion kit
that was put together for me 
She also has a really fun etsy shop.

Isn't she gorgeous!!!
She is way too beautiful to stick pins into.
She will be kept in a curio cabinet 
with glass doors to protect her.
It took me most of the day to finish her up.
I'm only sorry it took me this long to do it.


Can you believe how cute these pins are that Natalie Jo 
sells in her etsy shop?
She made 3 of them for me 
to match my sweet little pin cushion :)

Well I'd better get back to cleaning......*ugh*

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I'm feelin' Blue.....

Isn't this "Flow Blue" fabric  designed by Michelle Palmer
for Red Rooster fabrics just gorgeous???
I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love.
The bonus has been 
that through my love for sewing
I have met some incredibly talented women.
Michelle is one of those talented women for sure!
If you read my blog regularly, you've seen her 
hand drawn pen & ink artwork.
You can check out her etsy shop HERE.

She asked me if I would make her a bag 
made from her new fabric line.
Of course I said YES!!!
It's like opening a new box of crayons
when I get to play with new fabrics.
She sent this amazingly delicate hand stitched lace.
Gorgeous right?


And the little birds on this print are just adorable :)
It's hard to pick a favorite from this line.
I love them all!
If you love it like I do,
check with your local quilt shop.
Happy Sewing!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Gingham Apron Sew Along part 1

So I joined the Gingham Apron Sew Along 
(see the button on the right hand side of the blog for more info)
and I finally picked my fabrics today.
I was originally thinking red and yellow gingham,
but this rooster fabric changed my mind for me :)
So red and black it is!

And I HAD TO add jumbo red ric rack, right?

I'll post more pics when it's done.
I haven't sewn an apron for myself in years.
Should be fun!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Flower Power :)

It's finished! It's finished!
This darling little quilt for my sweet Minion Sofie :)
Who is that handsome guy hiding behind my quiltie?
My hubby is the bestest!

OK....
back to the quilt.
I had the quilt top finished for quite some time
and then I finally got around to sending it out for quilting.
I mailed it off to Donna's Lavender Nest.
Didn't she do an AMAZING job? 
I love the way she quilted flowers that mimic the flowers
of the orange boarder and backing fabric.
This is the first quilt that I've sent out to be machine quilted
and it won't be my last.
Her service is excellent and Donna is a dream to work with!
Here is a photo of the backing fabric. 
I made a matching pillow case as well :) 
I stopped by my son's house last night 
and Sofie thanked me again for her new quilt.
I love my Minions!!!