Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Raining Magazines!

How is a person supposed to focus with all the distractions Mr. UPS drops on the doorstep?

I HAVE to make this...

...and I know my Sydney would love one of these.

(Quilts and More Winter 2009)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Houston Part V

As long as you don't mind I will just keep these coming every so often.

This Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt was a sight to behold!
The hexagons are less than an inch in size.  As someone who is working on a GFG quilt and knows how long it takes to sew these by hand, I am in awe.

Made by Noriko Kido, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
She says about this quilt:
"I love quilts of simple patterns. The hexagon is especially interesting for me. This wonderful world is composed of many colorful pieces, which are cut from only one hexagon template."

The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.
Houston 2009

Houston 2009

Houston 2009

Houston 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time to get it together

Now that the sickies have left (I hope), it's time to get things under control over here.
The last couple of weeks have been hectic and this house is a mess.
I need to clean and organize because on Monday I'm planning to start Jacquie's Joy in the New Year Challenge and get some projects done.

Right now the entire contents of my pantry is on my kitchen counters, however.  On Monday we had insulation put in the crawlspace and guess where the access is.  Today they're wrapping and sealing the ductwork down there.
Tomorrow I'm hopefully getting a quote to run a gas line to the island so we can get a gas cooktop installed.
I'm also thinking that, while the patry is empty we should put some new flooring in there and paint.
Those kitchen counters may not get cleared for a while...
We have quite a few more fun projects in the works around the house.  I'm excited about it all, except for the draining of the bank account that comes along with the fun.

Enough boring chatter.
Here's a little sneak peek at the collection I told you about yesterday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Still here

Things are looking up around here.
Except for some serious night time coughing, I think we've dodged the bullet.
Fun from the UPS guy helps, of course.
Spotted Owls by Alexander Henry.
I've already cut myself a huge teenie piece of this because I don't think it's going to last long in the store.

In other exciting news, I recently ordered my first entire collection of fabric. My store is little. This is a big thing for me. Today I received a fat quarter of each one of these fabrics in anticipation of all the bolts coming soon. I feel a giveaway coming so stay tuned.
Happy, happy...

Friday, November 6, 2009

I think there may be...

...H1N1 in our house.  Now I'm going to have to stay home and sew.

And bake.

(Recipe over here.)
Have I mentioned that I hate the new Blogger editor?

And knit.
Knitting Season!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just Arrived

Just thought you might want to know...
Yesterday the UPS guy brought this:

It's stuffed with cute projects including the "Plenty of Pockets" bag by Monica, otherwise known as The Happy Zombie.

There's a whole bag section!
How do you like this little owl pillow?

There's also a bunch of table runners and some cute quilts including a quick and easy Christmas quilt.
As always, it's 15% off the list price in the store.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wild Thing

It's my first twin sized quilt.
A gift.
Pretty wild but I like it.
It's big - 72" x 90".
I'm not sure I have a big enough space to pin this.
Quilt top

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Look what Mary did!

She puts me to shame! I'm SO inspired to finish this project. It's on my list of things to do before the new year.

Mary is the first person I know of to actually complete the Geese in the Forest quilt.

I love the border and I'm going to see if I can order some of the dotty fabric for the store.

Not only did Mary complete the quilt, but she hit a little printer bump in the process and made 46 blocks too small.
Look at what she did with them!

If you'd like to congratulate Mary on this wonderful accomplishment, hop on over to her blog and leave a comment.

BTW, Geese in the Forest kits (that's what Mary used) are back in stock in the store after a long wait for white and lime green Bella Solids.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Have your cake...

It was my birthday on Thursday.
It was a fun day of shopping, lunching, dinner-ing...
On Friday more lunching and cupcakes for dessert.
If found this in the cupcake bakery:
Guiltless pleasure
My birthday gift to myself.
Don't you just love it when you stumble upon something that just makes you giddy and happy?