Monday, November 9, 2015


Aloha!!  This last week my sweetheart had a conference in beautiful Kauai Hawaii, and so I got to go along for the ride and it was absolutely beautiful!!!

My plan was to work on write some patterns in the morning while he was in conference, but that quickly went out the window in exchange for sitting on the lanai and reading some great books!!  I mean can you blame me with a view like this.

We had such a wonderful time!!!  We enjoyed the beach and the waves, and we also got in two amazing (although they kicked my butt)  hikes!!  But the views made it totally worth it!!!

I lost track of how many times I just sat and watched and listened to the waves.  They are mesmerizing!!!  I absolutely love all the shades of greens and blues in the ocean.  Just amazing!!  I think I might have to put all my pics into so palette builders, so pretty :)

And like all good things, it must come to end. Although coming home to 5 wonderful children that were so excited to see us (and what we brought them ;)  sure makes it a whole lot easier to leave.

It was a wonderful little getaway and I just loved spending it with my absolute best friend in the whole world!!

And now, I am itching to get back into my sewing room.  Unpack, laundry, and then I am there ;)
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Cozy Cottage Tote

It's the Cozy Cottage Calendar Celebration this week and I am so excited to be a part of it!!!!   I turned my little cozy cottage's into this adorable tote!!  It is going to be just perfect for retreats!!

The cozy Cottage block is so much fun to make and goes together so quickly!!  The pattern for it is in the 2016 Calendar and has multiple size options and designs for pillows, wall hangings, and such.

I used Pie Making Day by Brenda Ratliff to make make my little cottages.  I love how bright and happy they are ;)   Wouldn't it be fn to live in such happy little cottages :)

And of course, the little lady wanted to model the cozy tote :)   I think I am going to have to borrow it from her now when I want to use it :)

Oh, and I was trying to harness my inner Lori Holt by taking pictures of this tote with  Barbara's beautiful antique treadle machine.  They just seemed to go together ;)   

Be sure and check out the Cozy Cottage Calendar!!!   It has so many beautiful pictures that will make an adorable addition to your sewing space this next year ;)   And then you can make up your own Cozy Cottages as well :)    And be sure to pop on over to the Celebration to see all of the amazing Cozy Cottage Creations!!  They are so fun!!!

Thanks for popping in today :)

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking this finish up to Sarah's and Amanda's ;)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cutting, Cutting, and some more Cutting :)

In January of 2016, I have the wonderful opportunity to do a trunk show of the quilts from Irish Chain Quilts as part of the Quilt St. George Retreat!!!!  I can not wait as I love to share these quilts.  However, I realized a bit ago that I have a bit of problem as several of the quilts from Irish Chain Quilts are on a Shop Hop that has become so popular it is booked out way past January.  Meaning several of the quilts won't be home to show . . . .So  . . .  I am working on some remakes!!!  And it is so much fun to get to be making some of these again!!!!  This last weekend I spent Cutting, Cutting, and then Cutting some more for 3 new Irish Chain Quilts!!!

The first to be cut up was some of the cool toned leftover's I had from my Tucker Prairie Fat Eighth Bundle by One Canoe Two.  I just love these beautiful prints and paired off with that beautiful Navy Grunge it is going to make a stunning Breaking Up quilt!!!

Then it was time for some cutting with scissors instead of a rotary cutter.  And it was a lot of cutting but oh so much fun as I added in some favorite movies while cutting, ie. Pride and Prejudice, North and South, and Jane Eyre ;)   I used a beautiful layer cake of Flutter by Amanda Herring that I picked up at my first market!!!  It think it is going to make the prettiest Daisy Chain baby quilt!!!  I just love the oranges, reds, and blues together!!!

And finally, I grabbed all of my bits and pieces of different "whitish" solids and a beautiful bundle of Peppered Cottons that I picked up at this last Spring Market Sample Spree and got to cutting!!!   Don't you just love those beautiful trim leftover.  And yes, I love cool tones together, they are just so calming and happy making!!

And that huge stack of squares will be turned into a Bitty Bits quilt . . . only I will be doing the opposite layout this time, ie . . . the chain of triangles will be in the whites and the background will be in all the beautiful colors!!!  I can't wait to see it done so ya, I might have to start on this one first ;)

So now that all of that cutting is done . . . it is time to get sewing!!! 

Linking up these new WIP's to Lee's ;)
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the fantastic Farmhouse Jelly Roll from Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop . . . . . .   Number #252. . . Congrats Abbie @ Rosewill Arts.!!   I have emailed you :)     


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Shabby Fabrics has so many fantastic Kits and Projects and I absolutely love their Laser Cut Kits!!! Shabby Fabrics  also has an amazing  Clearance Section, you are sure to find some amazing deals here :)

And for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Shabby Fabrics is giving one lucky winner  a Jingle Layer Cake by Kate Spain for Moda!!!!!   This is such a fun Christmas time and just in time to get some of those last minute Christmas Projects done!!!

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if you have any Holiday Sewing Plans this year . . . I can ask that now that Halloween is over, right ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Shabby Fabrics love. You can follow them on FacebookTwitterYou TubePinterest, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (top right hand corner) or Follow their Blog,  or you can Visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Shabby Fabric Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 9th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, November 2, 2015

October Bee Blocks

I am happy to report, that all though I am posting these blocks in November, they did indeed get mailed out in October ;)  Yippee for being on time ;)  October had some fun blocks and lots of trimming :)

First off for the Beejeebers Bee, Whitney had us make these fun Fractangle Blocks using this tutorial.  I love that she did them in fun Halloween colors too!!  Just perfect for October.

 We made 2 blocks so I did mine in opposite color layouts.   And I just happened to have a bunch of black and orange scraps from these quilts that were the perfect size.  Isn't it just so fun when it works out like that ;)

And for the Bee's Knees . . . Sherri had us make Half Square Triangle blocks :)  She is working on a HST Sampler quilt all in Bonnie and Camille Fabrics!!  It is going to be insanely amazing when it is all done!!  I can't wait to see it ;)

Now I am all set for November's Bee Blocks!!!  My goal is to not procrastinate this month as there is that holiday towards the end of the month that takes a bit of time to get ready for ;)  Good Times!!!

Happy November Everyone!!!  Let's make it a Super Happy Quilting One!!!
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