Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Gift Bags

I had a little time earlier this week and whipped up a couple gift bags to hold holiday gifts. Just the perfect size to hold a little fabric, a Christmas ornament, and some yummy chocolate!


Christmas Gift Bags


The pattern is Jeni's Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial and the fabrics are from Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas (still a little left here and here).


Now I'm on the hunt for some My Little Pony fabrics... these would be perfect to hold Megan's growing My Little Pony collection.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Project Life Week 47

November 20 - November 26


324:365
Volunteering at Bike the Bend with FBTSL.
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325:365
Thinking about fabric selections for my #SSSwap item
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Megan got bit by something... we think a spider (MUCH better by the next day!)
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Simple Abundance Postage Stamp Quilt
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Megan thought the Christmas tree needed her 2010 & 2011 Cane dogs.
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My new notebooks arrived today... love the colorful stripes!!
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A few goodies after visiting British Isles (on Small Business Saturday)
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Simple Abundance Postage Stamp Quilt

My love for Postage Stamp quilts continues... First there was the Verna version, and then the do. Good Stitches quilt, and now one made from Simple Abundance (by Bonnie & Camille for Moda).

Simple Abundance Postage Stamp Quilt


One of my favorite quilt patterns + one of my favorite fabric lines = LOVE

Simple Abundance Postage Stamp Quilt


Add one more to the to-be-quilted pile {grin}

Simple Abundance Postage Stamp Quilt

Monday, November 21, 2011

Project Life Week 46

November 13 - November 19

317:365
Happy girl with her new hula-hoop!
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318:365
We've started using our new mail sorting system and love it!
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It was the kind of day that only a couple glasses of wine and a little on-line shopping could take care of.
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320:365
I love my new coffee cozy!
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So proud of riding her bike to collect the mail.
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Having fun handstitching hexies.
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Megan and her new holiday Cane
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Erin Condren Life Planner

Before last month I hadn't heard of Erin Condren or her Life Planners. She showed up one day in my in-box in the form of one of those 'daily deal' emails.

Now I LOVE planners (even in this day of digital everything), and the deal was good (50% off), but it was still a pricey planner. So I turned to Google to see if anyone else had heard of these... well I don't know where I've been... turns out these things have been ALL OVER blogland (reviews, giveaways, discount codes)... and people seem to love them, so I ordered one.

Erin Condren Life Planner


I selected the Favorite Things Life Planner and was able to customize the front and back covers with my favorite things... starbucks, quilts, champagne, disney world, my daughter, diet cherry coke, christmas, chocolate, fletch, purple, john sandford books, sewing, margaritas, cupcakes, reading, chocolate chip cookies

Erin Condren Life Planner - My Favorite Things


To Do List

Weekly Pages

Month At A Glance

Notes Pages

Pocket


Here's to a well organized 2012!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Project Life Week 45

November 6 - November 12


310:365
My winning from Saturday's Houston Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Festival Meet-Up.
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311:365
WIP
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My new sewing space.
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Taking some new pictures to send to Grandma.
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Another winning... this time from Delish Magazine.
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The 3rd DSQuilts collection at JoAnns
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A great day for a little soccer in the front yard!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Change of Scenery

I got a little change of scenery this week

A Change of Scenery


Hubby and I cleared out the junk (oops... I mean guest) room and moved his desk in there, so I'm taking over the office once again.

I've only gotten as far as moving my table and sewing machine in... I'm looking forward to getting my fabrics, notions, and books all set up and organized.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Project Life Week 43 & 44

October 23 - November 5


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Hard at work.
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Fine in a pich, but I miss my regular machine.
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An apron I picked up at Disney World; thinking about turning it into a bag.
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Hubby went to the grand re-opening of the Galleria Disney Store and brought me home new ears!
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Making Halloween bags for Megan's class.
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October do. Good Stitches blocks - nothing like waiting until the last minute to mail them out.
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New puzzles!
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One of my favorite new fabrics from Fall Quilt Market.
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Tinker Bell at her school Halloween party.
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These arrived over the weekend, and I've just now had a chance to open up the box... beautiful quilting!
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A sign that Christmas is on the way... and I'm not ready.
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The down-side of cheap parking at Quilt Festival - I have to wait for the slow-pokes to show up and move their cars.
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Guess I'm a little shopped-out... this is all I came home from Festival with.
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The Houston Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Festival meet-up. Lots of fun (and not just because I won a Go Baby)!
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Winner!

Sorry for the delay getting the winner announced... the last couple of days have been a little crazy! While sitting at the kitchen table this morning I kept staring at our family calendar on wall... the next 9 days have NOTHING scheduled! Bliss!!

Well, on to the winner:

Winner!
Alisa... I'll be emailing you shortly


And here's what is on the way to you:

Winner!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

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Welcome! If you're visiting for the first time please feel free to take a look around... you'll find my sewing adventures along with my documentation for Project Life.

If you're looking for my Quilt Market/Sewing Summit giveaway it is one post down.
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This year for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival I'm showing my Bliss quilt.


Bliss Quilt

I shared a post about the quilt earlier this year. In that post I mentioned getting inspiration to finish up the quilt after sitting for almost a year.



Bliss Quilt - Close Up


So I thought this time I'd share the story of that inspiration and some new pictures now that I've had it quilted by the super-talented Joanna.

A few months ago I decided to join both the 3x6 and 4x5 Quilt Bees on Flickr. After lots and lots of thinking about it I decided to make a pinwheel block with the Twister Tool for both of my groups. I love this block, but boy does it take a lot of fabric! All but one or two members wanted white as their background, so that made things easy, but also meant that I would need 2 - 3 yards of white.



Bliss - Quilted

I knew I should have a couple yards of white left over from the piece I used for the Bliss quilt - perfect! But what if I made all the Bee blocks and then realized I cut something wrong for the Bliss quilt? I had no idea if that piece was Kona or Bella. So I set out to finish the quilt first and then move on to the Bee blocks. And everything worked out perfect!



Bliss - Quilted

I'm still sewing away on the binding... just need a little more TV time with hubby to finish up the hand stitching.