Thursday, August 30, 2012


As I mentioned yesterday, this little blog of mine now has over 100 followers!  Something I never thought would happen but am very appreciative of.  I love having this space to use for sharing but also as a way to meet new people! 

As a way to say thank you for stopping by, reading what I have to say, and tolerating my instagram and phone pictures since I hate my camera, I'm going to be giving away some fabric!

The main event is this fat eight bundle of awesome orange fabrics I bought from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.  But this alone won't fill a big envelope so I'll be tucking some more goodies in there from my stash!

You have two chances to win:

1) Leave a comment - Share what your favorite quilt pattern or fabric line is.

2) Be a Follower - Since we're celebrating followers, all followers get an extra entry.  Just leave a comment to let me know!

I'll pick a winner on Tuesday September 4th at 10:00EDT.

Thank you again and have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday 8-29-12

Wednesday again!  There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day to get all my projects done.  I have, as usual, overextended myself and am feeling a bit of pressure.  Everything sounds so fun I just can't say no!  When this happens I just make a list in order of what needs done and chug along checking each item off. 

The first item on the list is the granny square quilt I'm making as a wedding gift for my sister-in-law.  Her shower is on the 8th so getting that finished has been my top priority.  Last night I finished making all the blocks, 64 of them, laid them all out and am now about halfway done piecing them into rows.  I'm making a trip to the LQS on my lunch today for backing and binding fabric so hopefully I can have it done soon!

Lots and lots of blocks!

Plus a whole other row that I had off to the side - big!

I also have a new addition to my sewing space - a new-to-me sewing table!!!  I was driving home from work and saw this lovely retro table in someones trash - I couldn't believe it!  I drove back by a few times to make sure it was the real deal and then the hubs agreed to pick it up for me on his way home.  It is much bigger than what I'm using now and in good condition. It will be perfect once I give it a good cleaning!

What have you been working on?

I'll be linking up over at Freshly Pieced today.  Coincidentally enough I won Lee's Aurifil giveaway a few weeks back and she became my 100th follower!  I'll be hosting my own giveaway later this week to celebrate so be sure to stop back.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friendship Quilts Blog Hop

Have you ever made someone a friendship bracelet? Received one? Worn it around until it was so gross because there was no way you were going to cut it off?!

Maybe you made one from this book? I loved (and may still have!) my copy.

You can still buy copies on Amazon!

Well the wonderful Diane has put together a Blog Hop that features quilts and other stitchy projects made to resemble those friendship bracelets from our youth!! There is an awesome line-up of participating blogs, a link-up party and even prizes!

Here's the schedule so that you don't miss a thing!!

3: Friendship Quilts Kick Off! at from blank pages...
4: Diane of from blank pages...
5: Whitney of The Peacock Tree
6: January T of Sew Sew Go
7: Melinda of Quirky Granola Girl

10: Courtney of Mon Petit Lyons
11: Jill of Made with Moxie
12: Danielle of Fresh off the Spool
13: Kelsey of Kelsey Sews <-- ME!
14: Kristy of Quiet Play

17: Marika of Live, Laugh, Love... Sew
18: Karen of Sew Well Maid
19: Rachael of imagine gnats
20: Katie of There & Back
21: Lori of Lori H. Designs    - LINKY FOR YOUR PROJECTS OPENS

24: A SURPRISE LINKY PARTY OPENS!!! (You do NOT want to miss this one!)
25: Secret
26: Secret
27: Secret
28: Link up closes for projects

30: Suprise Linky closes
October 1st: at from blank pages...  Judges Picks announced, Random drawing for the rest of the prizes, And so I don't give it ALL away, here's a list of the great sponsors... but I'll save their awesome prizes for the Kick Off!! ;) Free Shipping on orders $35+
Generous Contributors!
Pink Chalk Fabrics
A HUGE thank you to everyone who is participating in this event, the generous sponsors and of course Diane for putting the whole thing together!!!!
Are you excited?!?! I know I am. ;)
Be sure to grab a button and help spread the word!!
Frienship Quilts Blog Hop @ from blank pages...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP Wednesday 8-15-12

When I looked today to see when I posted last I was flabbergasted that it's been almost a whole month!  This summer has been going by SO FAST, but I'm 100% okay with it and am most definitely ready for Fall.  Things are finally settling down and I'm happy to have more time to sew and post. 

I have lots to share so I'll keep the Instagram pictures plentiful.  Here's what I've been up to for the past month:

Made Pickles!!  They were supposed to taste just like Claussen - they were close but I used the wrong dill, still tasty though!

Yes my counters are teal and my back splash is mauve

Added (LOTS) more fabric to my growing stash!  I went on a bit of a fabric bender and this lovely bundle is one that made it to my house :)

Birds & Berries FQ Bundle

Started a new quilt for myself!!  Did a bit of cutting and am almost done turning some Amy Butler lovelies into an On a Whim.

Went to the beach!!  We went up to the shores of Lake Erie for our annual trip with the husband's family.  Lots of sun, beer and some grown men in American Flag speedos made for a great trip :)

Long story short, I got fed up with my sewing machine always breaking and my parents picked this lovely up for me while we were at the beach!  Now I need to play catch-up on some bee-blocks!

Bernette 92C
Started (another) new quilt!  My sister-in-law moved up her wedding date so I have 3 weeks to finish - eek!  More on this tomorrow.


Psst - I'm 3 followers away from 100 - which means we're 3 away from a giveaway!

Also, check out the Friendship Quilts Blog Hop that Diane announced today!  There are some great bloggers participating and there is even a link-up at the end with prizes.  I'm posting on 9/13.

Linking up over at Freshly Pieced - be sure to stop by and see what everyone else is working on.