Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Holiday Weekend in the Mountains

This Labor Day weekend we packed up the kiddos and the trailer and headed up to the beautiful Fairview Mountains for my dad's side of the family's Reunion.

It was such a fun weekend!!!   I love that when we are camping with family the adults get to sit around and catch up on all the going's on while eating amazing dutch oven cooking :)

And the kids just love spending every ounce of time playing with their cousins :)

And there was quite a bit of riding around on the ATV's with their aunts and uncles as well.  So much so, that this little one got so tuckered out and took a nap mid ride ;)

What a great weekend.  And now that we are back, after I finish a few more loads of laundry, I have this lovely stack of Denyse Schmidt solids to cut into.  I love a new project for a new week!!!  Yippee!!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Fat Quarter Style and Giveaway!!

The wonderful gals at the Fat Quarter Shop's It's Sew Emma division have put out a new book called Fat Quarter Style and it is awesome!!   All the quilts in the book are made with Fat Quarters (since we all know we have lots of those lying around ;) and the patterns add a new fresh style to some wonderful traditional designs.

Fat Quarter Style consists of 12 quilt patterns and each pattern comes with 4 size options for a crib, lap, twin, and queen size quilt.   You know I love size options!!!  The graphics are wonderful and really do a wonderful job illustrating each step for each quilt.  I love it when I barely have to refer to the written instructions ;)

My two favorites from the book are Raindrops and Primrose.   I have already earmarked the corners of the book on these 2 pages and set the book next to my Fat Quarter stash.  They are so on the list to make!!  

You can see lots more about Fat Quarter Style as the Jolly Jabber has been doing a wonderful book hop with lots and lots of inspiration.  Here are the weekly round-ups for a summary of each of the patterns.  Week 1,  Week 2,  Week 3 and Week 4 will be coming soon so just follow along with the Jolly Jabber to catch that  :)  

Fat Quarter Style is only available at the Fat Quarter Shop.  And thanks to the wonderful folks at the Fat Quarter Shop, I have a copy of Fat Quarter Style for one of my readers :)  This is such a fabulous and super fun book.  I know you are going to love it!!

To enter for a chance to win this copy of Fat Quarter Style simply leave a comment telling me what you like most about Fat Quarters :)   

For me, I love the versatility of Fat Quarters, and I know it sounds crazy, but I also love I pressing a whole bundle of fat quarters to get them ready to cut into, which means of course I will be watching a favorite chic flick while pressing :)  So fun!!)  

One entry per person please and everyone is welcome to enter ;)  I will close the giveaway Wednesday the 3rd and announce a winner ;)   

Good Luck and have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Q & A and Winner

First off, a huge thank you for all of your lovely comments on our family pictures.  You all are the best!!!!  I have two tidbits to cover this morning.

First off, My Stars is doing a fun little Author Q & A for the upcoming release of Optical Illusions and it's my day ;)  Pop on over and check it out.    They even shared a little sneak peek of my project!!!    I love it when I get to share a little bit more.   My project in the book is called Old Dutch, can you see the inspiration behind the name??

And second tidbit for today . . . We need a winner!!!!!   Thank you again to the wonderful ladies at Sew Kind of Wonderful for allowing me to be part of their amazing hop!!!  It was so fun to get to share my Metro Hoops and you all left such sweet responses to it.  Thank you!!!


The lucky winner of the Quick Curve Ruler and new Contemporary Curved Quilts book is . . .

Congrats to Sharon Eshlman!!!!!  I have sent you an email ;)

That's all the tidbits for today ;)  Be sure to pop back in tomorrow for something fun ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Happy Quilting Family

Some time in January of this year I was sitting in the living room and realized our family picture did not include our adorable baby girl.   I started calculating and figured it had been over 4 years since we had done family pictures.  Ooops.  So when the weather warmed up, we all put on our smiling faces (and yes, a few of them were bribed)  and snapped away a lovely afternoon.  It then took me 4 months to pick my favorites.  Seriously, there were so many great shots, every time I went through them I just got overwhelmed and set them aside.   But, I finally choose my favorites  . . . and since I am putting them on my wall today I thought it would be fun to share them with you as well :)

The Corry Family

Jocelyn - Almost 3

Kamryn - Age 5

Kristian - Age 7

Jessica - Age 9

Spencer - Age 11

Mom and Dad

Nothing like getting new pictures to remind you just how fast they are growing up.   Seriously, I got a little emotional when the pictures were being taken, it just really hit me that time is flying by.  It was a good reminder to cherish every moment, the ups, the downs, and the everydays.  I love you sweet family of mine ;)

And just in case you are wondering, these wonderful pictures were taken on the campus of beautiful Southern Utah University by Kurtis L Leany of Zion Photography.  Thanks Kurtis, we love them!!!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Squishy Mail

I had some wonderful Squishy Mail last week.  First,  I started getting some of my Triple Irish Chain blocks from my wonderful Beejeebers Bee Mates ;)   I am so excited to see this one come together!!  Isn't it so fun already!!!  Now I just can't decide if I want to add three more blocks and make it a queen or keep it a large lap.  I guess time will tell ;)

Saturday afternoon I got another wonderful package in the mail.  It wasn't squish but the contents certainly were!!!  Oh yes, the Denyse Schmidt's Modern Solids box of amazing goodness, EEEkkk!!!!  I am so excited to dive into this.  I have a super fun quilt planned out and it is going to come along with a tutorial for the Free Spirit Fabrics blog ;)  Yippee!!!

Have you gotten any fun super squishy mail lately??  Is it just me, or does fabric in the mail just have a way of making you smile ;)

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