I’m back…

Hello there, I’ve been gone for a long time
and have been missing ya’ll so much!
2014 was an incredible, but crazy, busy year for me…
So many awesome things happened
and I want to share some of the fun things
I worked on over the next few days…
It all started with Celebrate the Seasons with C&T
The book includes patterns for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter,
all with full size layouts & reversed templates!
I had a great time working on each of these projects,
and if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be
Thankful… or maybe Merry & Bright?…
Humm, I don’t know…
the little chicks in Happy Easter turned out so sweet, plus …
well, then there’s the map, love maps and travel! … lol…
Okay, how can a mom have a favorite child, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

I’m so grateful…

… for all of ya’ll!
And to say thanks,
I’ve joined the Quilter’s Blog Hop Party
with participants from all over the world!
And to share in the fun,
I have 2 giveaways!
The first one is this
owl be home for Christmas Kit
to make this little table topper
 °Ü°
And for the second one,
I’m giving away a signed copy of
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7
where you’ll find a pattern for my
Retro Chair
Enter once, twice, or three times by:
(1)  Leaving a comment and telling me
what you love most about quilting
(2) Following my blog
(3) Subscribing by email
You have until Nov. 26 to enter!
I’m having a problem with
my domain provider, so…
you have until this Friday, Nov. 29 to enter!
And don’t forget to visit
the 100’s of bloggers participating
in this fun party at:
Hugs,

Christmas in July and a giveaway!

Welcome to my day in the Modern Holiday Blog Tour!

Modern Holiday is a gorgeous book
filled with beautiful projects!
From cover to cover,
this book will inspire you!
Not only are the quilts, pillows, stockings,
the advent calendar, the tree skirt, and many more, amazing,
but the book itself is one of the pretties quilting books ever!
plus, Amanda’s instructions are clear and easy to follow.

These are some of my favorites…

 …love the appliqued snowflakes…

Don’t you just love these?
…so fresh and modern!
 I already know what fabric I’ll use for my advent calendar…
Yeah, those are little Yo-Yos… love, love!

 …the tree skirt is soooooo pretty… gotta have one too!

When I saw Amanda’s quilts at Market,
I knew I had to make the cover girl, Holiday Forest…
 … you know how much I like trees!
and I had some happy fabric in my stash
that was perfect for this quilt…
The easy to follow, step by step instructions,
made this a fun, easy, and super quick project.

I love it! And have enough leftover fabric 
to make the matching pillows!

°Ü°

Would you like to decorate your home this Christmas
with some of these beautiful projects?
Amanda Murphy and Stash Books have a copy
of Modern Holiday for one of you!
(a hard copy if you are in the US
or a digital for international)
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me
about your favorite Christmas tradition!
You have until Friday, July 26 to enter… good luck!

And don’t forget to visit the other participants in
the Modern Holiday Blog Tour:

Tuesday, July 9th – Sew We Quilt 
Wednesday, July 10th – Sew Sweetness 
Thursday, July 11th – Me and My Sister Design 
Friday, July 12th – Fat Quarterly 
Monday, July 15th – Bernina (We All Sew) 
Wednesday, July 17th – Diary of a Quilter 
Thursday, July 18th – Ellison Lane Quilts 
Friday, July 19th – A Quilting Life 
Monday, July 22nd – Aurifil Threads 
Wednesday, July 24th – Amanda Murphy Design

Hugs,
                                





Pincushion, pincushions…

I love pincushions and have collected a few patterns over the years,
now I just need a few extra hours in my day to get them done, lol!
I just finished these two little cupcakes
for my Pincushion Swap hosted by Bea
I used two kits I bought at the Superior Threads booth
in Houston, using their Texture Magic
super fun little project…
They were kitted in these little plastic containers
that will be great to ship in Ü
I also bought a kit to make a bag for my IPad,
and can’t wait to work on it after making this little guys!
I pulled out my stamps
and Fabrico pens, which I LOVE,
and made these…
  Soooooo easy, and fun!
Then I decided to make a bunch of these as Christmas gifts
for my friends in my modern quilt guild, The ModGal Studio
 For the girl, I used our logo and printed it onto
fabric prepared for printing,
and used a fun alphabet to stamp “ModGal” onto the ribbon;
I used a red/white chevron print for the back, and it turned out fantastic!
~ ° ~
…have you seen today’s awesome creations?
Thursday, January 10
I will be sharing my words for 2013 tomorrow!

Hugs,

                            

It’s a party!!!

It’s Party time!!!!

….and to celebrate, I’m joining the

It all starts Monday, Dec. 10, and runs through the 15th.
I’m so happy to have you over!
I found this clever Smoothie in Houston
and just had to bring a few home with me, lol!
So… how about a little
“Fat Free” Smoothie and two of my patterns?
To enter, leave a comment and tell me about
your favorite Christmas cookie…

For a second chance, follow my blog and leave a comment…
Subscribing to my blog posts will give you a third chance,
just comment so I can count it…
I will choose a winner on Sunday, Dec. 16th
Please include your email address
or contact information so I can get in touch with you…
…can’t reach anonymous comments
I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by…
and because of the time of year,
please forgive me if I don’t answer all your comments.
Hope you enjoying visiting all the wonderful blogs
in this year’s hop.

Merry Christmas!