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7 12, 2009

Giveaway Day Winner!

By |December 7th, 2009|give away|5 Comments

I’m late to get here today – sorry! We woke up to 4-5″ of snow and single digit temps – it’s still snowing and there’s always lots of extra things to do when the snow flies! Plus the van drives better in the snow than Joe’s work truck, so we were swapping carseats […]

3 12, 2009

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Fabrics

By |December 3rd, 2009|review|13 Comments

I almost forgot to tell you –I have had the privilege of working with Windham’s Gees Bend collection of hand dyed solid fabrics! They are SO pretty, so much more than the color swatches online show. The slight variations in the fabric is really nice and adds depth to my projects!(image courtesy of […]

2 12, 2009

Giveaway Day!

By |December 2nd, 2009|give away|514 Comments

Sew, Mama, Sew is busy again! They just finished up a month of Handmade Holidays, with daily posts full of tutorials and giveaways, and now they are hosting Giveaway Day! After you enter to win here, go spend the day signing up for as many giveaways as you possibly can. Maybe you […]

1 12, 2009

Video Post

By |December 1st, 2009|Music|6 Comments

I realized recently that I’ve barely mentioned music since I removed it from my sidebar over the summer! I’m still loving most anything Ingrid Michaelson produces, but a new favorite is Regina Spektor – take a listen –Her voice is beautiful, and the lyrics are captivating.Over the weekend Cynthia at Fabricworm produced a quick […]

30 11, 2009

Gift Ideas for Quilters

By |November 30th, 2009|random|22 Comments

I’ve got a nifty list of gift ides, dream products for quilters, and a few must have’s too!OLFA Rotary Circle CutterLarge Self-Healing Cutting Mat — Mine is on it’s last leg!Instant Design WallSuper Satchel Thread Box10 Yards Moda Muslin Bleached WhiteGingher 8-Inch Shears — I mostly use my rotary cutter, but having a great […]

27 11, 2009

Cath Kidston Love!

By |November 27th, 2009|Inspiration, Thankful|13 Comments

I love my blogging friends! Andrea found this while shopping and thought of me – it’s a Mending Kit in adorable Cath Kidston form! Thank you, Thank you Andrea!!Love all the colorful bits and there is a built in pin cushion.And how-to booklet to get started with.Also Cath Kidston related – I have […]

25 11, 2009

I Am Thankful : : 17

By |November 25th, 2009|Thankful|11 Comments

for — my family, they are crazy and fun making every day an adventure!- my blog friends, you all encourage me to keep going with my creative passions!- A warm and safe home.- good friends to celebrate with.- the inspiration I find everywhere!The list could keep going on and on, I am blessed beyond measure […]

24 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial: Squaring Fabric

By |November 24th, 2009|Tutorial|34 Comments

All the patterns say “Square Your Fabric” but what does it mean!? Often when it has been cut in a shop, it comes to you less than straight, and before you can easily use your rotary cutter you need to get a straight edge to work with!

This piece had some extra funky folds in it, […]

23 11, 2009

This Week

By |November 23rd, 2009|random|16 Comments

feels a bit hurried! And it’s just Monday morning – I don’t think that’s a good thing. I had fun over the weekend, out by myself shopping – I met Marie and Pamela down at Tom and Lucy’s Art Shoppe, and started Christmas shopping for my kids! I know – I […]

21 11, 2009

Books Suggested To Me – by You!

By |November 21st, 2009|books|36 Comments

You all are a bunch of readers! I asked and you recommended a lot of books. Now to find some time to read a few :)Here’s the list –The Time Traveler’s WifeThe Hunger GamesSomeplace to Be FlyingThe Lovely BonesThe Story of Edgar SawtelleHave a New Husband by FridayWater for ElephantsDown the Common: A […]

20 11, 2009

Links for you!

By |November 20th, 2009|give away, sew-n-tell|7 Comments

I have a few links that you must visit -1 – A giveaway! Penny has amassed a great giveaway, I don’t want to spoil the surprise – but it’s good! And if you haven’t signed in on the petition to reprint flea market fancy, you can do that at the same time […]

19 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial : Unpicking Stitches

By |November 19th, 2009|Tutorial|27 Comments

In our discussion last week tutorials about some of the basics were suggested. And after yesterday’s post this seemed like the perfect place to start! I don’t remember learning this, I’m guessing it was learned as girl and has been ingrained since. (I learned to sew garments at 10)On the wrong […]