Monday, August 22, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

I've been a very happy Fat Quarter Shop customer since Kimberly opened her on-line shop eight short years ago. When I first started ordering fat quarter bundles/towers from Kimberly she was still working a full time job and fulfilling orders out of her home. I remember receiving e-mails explaining that my order would be shipped the next day while she was out on her lunch hour. LOL She didn't have a staff, Kevin was still working a full time job, no warehouse, etc. And yet she managed to provide excellent customer service. She's now a mom of four, Kevin is a full time partner, there's a fabulous staff and warehouse full of lots and lots of fabric and the incredible customer service continues.

I don't shop like I used to because my cabinets are full and my budget is very tight however no matter how small my order is I still receive great customer service. Approximately 10 days ago I placed a tiny order but had a question about said order. I sent Kimberly an e-mail with my question, although she was home ill she responded immediately and then had one of her staff members send an e-mail with an answer to my question. EXCELLENT customer service!!!

Kimberly asked if I was interested in having a giveaway on my blog and I said YES. LOL There's nothing in it for me - just a fun giveaway giving someone an opportunity to win something special.

I enjoyed reading all about the ways you countdown the days till Christmas - thank you for sharing.

Yes, yes I know you want to know who won! LOL



Congratulations Ariane - I can't wait to see what you do with your new fabric. Enjoy!

In Friendship!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Giveaway Closed

(back in a bit to announce the winner)

You Could Win!

Countdown to Christmas



The Fat Quarter Shop is offering YOU a chance to win a fat quarter bundle/tower of Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics!


Leave a comment between now and Sunday evening telling me how you and yours countdown the days till Christmas.

A winner will be announced Monday (8/22) and I must have a way to contact you so please if you're a 'no reply' blogger, etc please include your e-mail address in your comment.


I'll be back on Monday to announce the winner I'm going to spend the week end quilting and binding Sweet Shaye's quilts.

Have a great week end!

In Friendship!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Serious Fun!

Two afternoons in my sewing room + four mini quilts = serious fun! :-)

"Sarah", "Viola", "Abby" & "Lucinda" are four of six patterns found in A Collection of Antique Two Color Doll Quilts by Temecula Quilt Co. I plan to make the other two, "Virginia" & "Emma", as well.

I've seen mini quilts popping up all over blogland for many months and everyone truly seems to enjoy making them. I know I'm really enjoying them.

Take a few minutes to visit Wendy at Snippets of a Quilter - she posted one today that's absolutely adorable. Wait, scroll down to see the sweet red and white snowball mini she posted a few days ago. She's seriously addicted, too. LOL

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for popping in.

In Friendship!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blocks of the Month


I am a total sucker for block of the month projects - especially the mystery one offered annually by The Fat Quarter Shop. 12 mystery blocks and setting designed by many of my favorite designers, beautiful fabric (this year it's Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts - huge swoon), packaged beautifully with lots of extra fabric and sent every month right on schedule. Seriously how can anyone resist it????? I really should - why - well I go gangbusters at the beginning and then 'poof' the love affair is over. Sigh!

I did spend yesterday afternoon making the first three blocks - yes I was already behind. Ugh!!!!

Do you see what I see? Look closer - there through the throat of my sewing machine - see them - the pretty packages of the 2010 FQS mystery quilt. The love affair ended months ago and I'm seriously behind.


Why does this happen?

Does this happen to you?


I hope you're having a wonderful day? I probably should spend my day working on those blocks - really I should. Shouldn't I? Will you cheer me on, please?????

In Friendship!

with a sigh!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two Charm Packs Later

Another successful day in my sewing room. I finished a third smaller quilt for Shaye with the Bliss charm packs. :-)

This one definitely needs borders so it'll be a few days before it's totally finished. I need to place a tiny fabric order.

In the meantime I need to quilt and bind the other two flimsies and make the curtains for her room.

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and compliments.

In Friendship!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I'll bet you're blissfully excited that I didn't use blissful in my title. LOL I'm sure it's gotten a bit tiresome. :-)

Another fun day in my sewing room + 30 blocks = official flimsy. woohoo!!! A second floor quilt for Little Miss Shaye. :-)

This pattern is by The Pattern Basket and called Jelly Squares. It's very simple and graphic but a perfect pattern to show off the prints. It does call for an outer border but my daughter and I have decided that we'll leave the border off and I'll add a scrappy binding. This will keep the focus on the blocks.

I have a plan for a crib quilt using the charm packs and hope to work on that today. I'm just about 'blissed' out. LOL

I hope the week end finds you enjoying time with your needle and thread.

Thanks for stopping by - come again soon.

In Friendship!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blissfully Tired


It didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to make with the Bliss 2.5" strips. I pulled out my bolt of Moda Bella and started cutting. At the end of the day....30 blocks. :-)

I've used every regular spool in my thread arsenal so it's time to pull out the 'big gun'....the cone of Aurifil thread. The empty bobbins look very sad but tomorrow they will be filled and my machine will be 'locked and loaded'. LOL

Some have asked how I've been able to spend so much time sewing - well, the laundry is piled high, the floors are dirty, the furniture is dusty, the bathrooms need attention and I'm unemployed.

What's a girl to do? SEW! SEW! SEW!

Enjoy your day!

In Friendship
Bliss(ful) Juice Boxes & Jelly Rolls

YUM :-)

I pressed a fat quarter bundle/tower of Bliss yesterday and cut out two quilts . Yippee!!!

The first required 63 - 8" squares - Juice Boxes by Allison at Cluck, Cluck Sew .

A new floor quilt for Little Miss Shaye - woohoo!!!

She really enjoys sitting on a floor quilt surrounded by toys; this of course when she's not rolling all over the floor. LOL

I also cut out 3 - 2.5" strips from each fat quarter which equals 1.5 jelly rolls. I have a second floor quilt planned. :-)

I've been having a Bliss(ful) time in my sewing room - I hope your day is Bliss(ful), as well.

I appreciate your visit - come again soon!

In Friendship!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stinkin' Cute!


First I want to send out a huge HUG to each and everyone of you who took time to leave me a hug earlier this week. You truly made my heart smile - thank you bunches and bunches!!!! I've been working on responding to your comments please bear with me.

After a brief hiatus from my sewing machine and my sewing room I'm back in the groove and having fun. :-)

I have finally finished (well to a flimsy stage) my Annie stitchery project. I had a ton of fun working on this project and now look forward to quilting it. I want to quilt it in a crosshatch pattern but I'm a little fearful of my ability. We'll see! The patterns are designed by Barbie Jo Paquin of Cleo and Me Patterns, Inc. Barbie Jo is not only talented but a sweetie, too. And, she has a sister named Darlene - woohoo!!! LOL

Speaking of stinkin' cute - sweet Shaye is waiting for a quilt (yes curtains for her room, too - LOL) from her Nana Darlene and Nana Darlene needs your help. I have plans for a larger quilt using Bliss fat quarters but I want to make a crib size quilt using these charm packs - any thoughts or ideas?????

I hope your day is Bliss(ful). Thank you for your friendship.

In Friendship!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

(HUG) Request

I need a hug - do you have one to spare?


In Friendship!
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