Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Getting ready....

In 5 short weeks we will leave for CA.
My mom is turning 80 and we will be having
a party to celebrate her with all our friends and family.
We will be leaving CA the next day
 to drive to St Charles MO. for the Needlework Galleria.

This will be our first Needlework show as a vendor.
I used to travel for work years ago
attending trade shows twice a year
but this is the first time it will be for SewMuch2Luv.
We are excited to see how it goes.

We've been busy getting things ready.
We now have more than 60 stitchable stockings,
170 side kicks, 40+ Lil' Big Bottom Bags
and I'm currently working on the larger bags.

In between I've been working on regular orders
as well as custom orders.
I always love doing custom work.

And I have to show you the garden my hubby planted for me :)
Our 12 foot sunflowers are almost at 6 foot now
and the pumpkin patch has flowers,
so we are on our way!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Monday :)

I know I said I would be posting more.
But the end of July got away from me.
We had a Sewing Day at our new church here in Idaho.
We were making dresses

It was such a great day!
The youngest among us was 11 years old
and had never sewn before.
She ended up making 3 dresses!!!
20 dresses were made in total
and it's so cool to think about the little girls
who will be blessed by them :)

Then I needed to finish up
 the 60 Bag of the Month packages for August.
The club keeps growing and I'm so grateful
to all my amazing customers!

I'm sewing as fast as I can 
to get an inventory together. 
This October we will be attending
 the Needlework Galleria show 
 in St Charles, MO.
My bags are "made to order" 
so I don't have an inventory laying around.

And last but not least I have to show you
the little giftie I bought for myself :)
Sometimes you just need something
super cute that comes in a super cute tin.
It's called Frivols and now I just need to figure out
when, if ever, I'll have time to sew this little quilt...ha!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July Birthday Club Winner!!!

Congrats Ramona Stone!!!!

(Sorry for the delay is posting July's winner) 
I've been super busy with orders in the shop.
Don't forget to join the birthday club 
if you haven't already done so :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ooh la la :)

Little by little we are getting settled in.
It's taken longer than I thought because
we've been so busy with our Etsy business
that we've hardly had time to decorate.
So far I've managed to make curtains
for the eat in kitchen area
and dining room.

This fabric is all from Breath of Avignon by American Jane.
I've been hoarding this fabric for years
and I'm so happy that I finally have 
the perfect rooms to showcase it.

My hubby painted the walls in a pale yellow.
The perfect backdrop for the french blues
and of course the reds :)

Well that's all for now.
Back to work!
Oh, by the way,
I'm having a give away on my Facebook page right now.
Hop on over and enter to win a project bag.
The give away ends Saturday 7/23

Saturday, July 16, 2016

My King Arthur :)

I made a little pillow with a pocket
from a finished cross stitch piece I did
in memory of my sweet kitty.
Now Arthur can still keep me company as I stitch :)

Last May I had to say good-bye to my Sweet King Arthur.
He was 15 years young
but his kidneys failed.
He liked to sit with me while I stitiched.

He and Barkley became good buddies over the years.
Barkley struggled as much as I did
when we lost Arthur.
Its amazing how much our fur babies
bring joy to our lives.
No matter what kind of day you are having
they will greet you with unconditional love :)
They are a gift for sure.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July Bag of the Month and a few others :)

Since moving to Idaho in January 
we have started a Bag of the Month Club.
This is the July package. 
I can share it now
 as my customers have all received their surprise packages.
It's been so much fun to find the fun themed tuck ins
that go in every month's packages.
The cost is $40.00 with free shipping in the USA.
If anyone is interested in joining,
please email me with your email address
 and I can send you the info.

This is one of the fun bags I listed in the shop yesterday.
It's just so bright and fun!

These 2 feature hand drawn pen and ink artwork 
by the Artist Michelle Palmer.
Her work is ah-mazing!!!
I love trying to find just the perfect fabric
s to showcase her artwork.

Well I'd better get back to work.
The August Bag of the Month bags won't sew themselves......

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Birthday Club a Finish and a new start

You may have noticed this same photo off to the right,
well all you have to do to join is to follow this blog
and then email me with your email address and birth date.
Easy peasy!

This is "Summer" by the Cricket Collection
stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct linen.
I've changed out colors to make it brighter.
You know I added some red :)

This is my new start. 
It's Warm Winter Woolens by LHN
stitched 2 over 2 on 40 ct Mocha Linen.
I do love me some sheep :)

What are you working on?????

Monday, July 11, 2016

Stitchy Goodness :)

This is "She Seeks Wool" by Teresa Kogut.
Isn't she awesome?
Of course I had to add some red :)
Once I had her stitched I decided to turn her into
a project bag for myself.
I love the way she came out.

Yesterday was a rainy day here in Idaho
so I decided to drink some hot tea
and do some stitching.
So I started "Warm Winter Woolens" by LHN.
I'll show you my progress next time.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day!!!
I'll be back in a day or so with the details of my new 
Birthday Club :)

Friday, July 8, 2016


It's been such a LONG time since I posted
and I have to say that I have missed you all.
We arrived in Idaho at the end of January 
and we've been crazy busy since we arrived.

My awesome hubby worked so hard to get
my sewing studio ready :)

We have witnessed Spring.
This is a big deal for me as I have lived in California
most of my life and it's just one big Summer there.

I've stitched......

We've taken a gorgeous motorcycle ride.
The scenery here is ah-mazing!

And I've stitched.....

We flew back to California for our nephew's graduation.

We drove back to California because my Nana heart couldn't
bear to be away from my Minions for another second.

And I've stitched.....

And we launched the Bag of the Month Club.
It's been so much fun and it has doubled in size since January.
So crazy but I'm so blessed by my wonderful customers!

Well now that I'm back I have so many fun ideas for my little blog!
Stay tuned and expect to see me more often!
I'd love to hear from you!!!