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Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Special Assignment

As you can see, I couldn't even wait to take a picture before
I unwrapped this gorgeous bundle!
It's the new line of fabric by 3 Sisters.
I haven't seen a 3 Sisters group that I didn't like. This one
is no exception. I wonderful palate of cream, brown, blue, red and pink.
I get to make a shop sample with these and the little pattern that came with the bundle.
It's all half square triangles. I think you can even
download the pattern at the United Notions web site.
(the pattern shows a really slick way of making the HST's, so it should make up pretty fast)
Ah, so nice.
I haven't gotten to make a shop sample for anyone in a while...
so I really appreciated being asked!

Also, I am happy to say that the hubs is making wonderful
progress this week in his recovery.
So, this really is a great week!

Sherri and I are getting lots of pictures of finished Full House tops for AYOS!
It is going to be a great parade!
If you are playing along... 
Don't forget to email one of us a picture and a link to your post showing your project.


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Monday, January 23, 2012

I Am Weak

Have you heard about the new Block of the Month by Fat Quarter Shop?
There was no arm twisting here... as soon as I saw it
I went ahead and signed up... in a heartbeat!

I love getting these blocks every month and
I have no doubt that the new Designer Mystery 2012 will be as
fun as the 2011 Mystery BOM has been...

Each month will be a new design by a great group... you know you love them!!!
The fabrics will be the Vintage Modern group by Bonnie and Camille
and the designers include:
 Aneela Hoey, Blackbird Designs,
and of course Bonnie & Camille,
Bunny Hill Designs,
Cosmo Cricket, Fig Tree Quilts,
Me & My Sister Designs, Kate Spain,
 Minick & Simpson,
Pieces from My Heart, Primitive Gatherings
and Sweetwater.

I know I am behind on my 2011 Mystery (what's new)... but now
I have good insentive to get it finished up and get ready for the
new BOM, right?!? 
Yeap, count me in!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

No Snuggling, But A Little Swooning Going On

I have been M.I.A. for a while now...
from blogland and my sewing room.
Sewing is definitely a happy place for me,
and I just can't create
at all while under stress.

My poor DH has been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks in the ICU unit.
I didn't want to share much before...
 but now it seems that we are mostly over the hurdle
and he is on a slow road to getting better.

The surgery was actually planned, and as my hubby prepared, I prepared
mentally and just to be safe,
I colored my hair prior to going!
Anyway, I want to thank everyone who knew and sent us extra prayers
and good wishes.
We have an army of angels on our team and are so very thankful for that!
So, even though there are still many
days ahead of special care for my DH,
I can exhale a little
 and give a sigh of relief now.

So no snuggling for me this year yet...
but I did finally enter my sewing room, last night, brushed away some of the cob webs (kidding)
and embarked on my first block of Swoon!

I am using Nine Dot by Carrie Nelson.
Does it bother you to see the little stripes going
in different directions in
a block?

Here are some of the other color combos I have picked.

Oh,  and I did make this little sampler
from Temecula Quilt Co.  Twelve Days of Christmas Mystery.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Mosaic Monday

Inspiration from Cabbages and Roses...
wonderful ideas and fabrics for a refreshing look.
I know you are familiar with their fabrics with Moda...
but have you seen their website for home decor?
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Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year, A Chance to Renew

I have been absent all week!
I am so happy at the turnout we have so far for AYOS.
Every one is so creative... I am sure it will be another fun year.

(photo borrowed from somewhere out on the web)

I have been wanting to share with those of you who are making Full House...
the fabric requirements so that you can start your wheels turning and
maybe start looking at your stash while you are waiting for the pattern to
Full House Fabric requirements:

2 charm packs
1 fat quarter roof background
1/2 yard sashings and borders
easie peasie!

I have big plans for 2012.
I took photos of my projects but I have been traveling
and it seems that my camera cord has been traveling also... and we haven't
caught up with each other yet.

Here is my plan for January:
  • I can tell you that first on my list is Swoon. I have that one cut out right now. Yeah!
  • I plan on taking one of my unfinished projects and completing it as a monthly goal.
  • A Schnibble per month is a must!
  • Henrietta Squirrel is on the agenda also. I have all the patterns that didn't get done last year. So I can start that as a monthly project as well.
But that's not all!
Remember that last year Kelly at Charming Chatter challenged us to come up with a word for the year?
Last year my word was picnic.
As in: enjoy life, take it easy...
I have lots and lots of ideas that have been brewing in my head this past year
and I have decided that my word for this year is:

I want to make changes in my home and my life but I don't necessarily want new.
I just want a little change, to refresh, a chance to re-new.
So that will be my motto for the year!

Do you have a word???

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Brand New Year but...

it's Another Year of Schnibbles!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Years celebration!
We had another full house...
I didn't take any pictures at all of the baby shower!
However,  there were a lot of pictures taken... I just need to get my hands on them!
Here are a couple of pictures of the left over balloons and gifts.
The theme was Bees. As in Ba-bee.  

Jill's friends made the cute little invitations.
It was a fun day and so very sweet!

But I'll bet you are wondering about
Well, here it is...
Sherri, at A Quilting Life and I decided that we would make it simple and start off
the year with Full House!

It is a very fun pattern so we hope you will enjoy the first project of the year!

I know some people made Full House as their "free choice" pattern
for Le Petite last year. If you did, you might want to whip up another
variation of the pattern. Carrie (Ms. Schnibbles herself) had a great post
a couple of months ago and gave a few examples
 and instructions of other projects using this pattern.
You can go see it here.
(photo borrowed from La Vie En Rosie blog)

Sherri has the ins-n-outs of joining in for Another Year of Schnibbles,
so if you want to know how it "works", go check out her post today.
For those of you who are already familiar with how we play...
go grab a pattern from one of your LQS's or
 from one of our featured quilt shops listed on my sidebar.
If you are already a member of Fat Quarter Shops
Schnibbles pattern club, you are probably
already set and good to go!

We will have a parade of Full House on February 1st!
And don't forget to add our button to your sidebar if you are playing along...
or if you just like
the button! hehe
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