Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm moving...

You can find my new blog at

I hope you'll join me there. :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Blessed Thanksgiving and a HUGE sale!

We all had such a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Thank God for all He does for us! So, in response, I decided to bless others with a HUGE sale at my Etsy store. Save 25% to 50% off on all Holiday Pattern Gift Sets.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stone Garden has bloomed!

The new pattern is finished and I really enjoyed this one! For starters, the center, border and binding are all from 5" strips! And while you can buy the pre-cut packs. I just used half-yard cuts of 12 fabrics from the same line. If you go the pre-cut route, consider buying a set from several different collections to give yourself some variety.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Business Time.

Good afternoon! I'm looking for new quilt stores this weekend to sell my and/or brick and mortar. I'm offering a 10% discount on first time orders! Just contact me for details.

I finished up the top of pattern #8 yesterday. I'm very slow and the whole thing from cutting to piecing to pressing took me 5. 8 hours. This is my fastest and easiest pattern to date! I hope to release it next week, so keep an eye out.

On a side note, I'm already feeling the Christmas spirit and made this adorable ornament this weekend! I'm sure I'll have to make a few more before the season is over.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Creative wheels are turning...

It's too bad that there are so many road blocks. My machine is sick again. The kids keep getting sick, which means I keep getting sick. And even though I have my next pattern completely designed and written up, the fabric that I MUST have isn't available in the stores yet. I also have another pattern spinning round and round, but I really want to do the other one first.

Now, in my hurry to post the Autumn Dance pattern, I completely forgot to mention that at least half of the amazing fabrics used in the cover quilt were loving hand-dyed by Jill Eugena of Color Me Wyrd. All of her fabrics are one-of-a-kind works of art!

While I am anxious to get moving on those other patterns, I do have plenty going on to keep myself busy. I'm participating in a mystery quilt at my guild...15 light FQs and 15 med to dark half-yards. I just now have my fabrics picked out. It was especially difficult for me, as I was determined to only use stuff from my stash. Now, I'm a bit behind as I haven't cut the fabrics yet and we are already into the first stage of sewing.

Shelby Sue, the new puppy, is also keeping me on my toes. Yes, she has a middle name. She is into so much mischief that a middle name was warranted.

I also haven't posted my center block from my Ostrich Challenge, so here it is. I have an idea of what I want to do for the first round, but it is going to be difficult. So, I'm procrastinating on it. The thing is, if I make a mistake, there will be not be any way to fix it.

Need to go now...the Halloween decorations are calling my name...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Pattern...Autumn Dance

Just in time for the fall season...

Available at my Etsy store. :)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Road block and Ostrich

I've hit a bit of a road machine is sick. We took it in for servicing this weekend and hope they aren't too backed up to get it done soon. I am really striving to have the new pattern available on September 21st, but that might not happen. I do have another machine, but it is really best to use only one machine on a project as they sew differently and the scant quarter inch measurement might not be precisely the same. So, this is just another opportunity for me to work on my patience level. LOL!

Regarding the Ostrich Challenge...I've decided on 6 rounds, 2 months between each round. We all have busy lives and I don't want this to take up a lot of time for anyone. If you are planning on participating, please sign up under the discussion board on the FB Fan page. The deadline to choose and submit a picture of your orphan block (or a block that you make if you don't have an orphan) is September 15th. The first round will be announced on the 21st and I'm excited about the theme! I think it will be an easy one, so you will have to be responsible for making it challenging. Oh, and I've decided to not to wait until the end for a giveaway! I'll hold a drawing for each deadline, including the one to submit a pic of your orphan block. And for this first one, if you can talk a friend into taking the challenge with you, I'll submit your name twice. Just be sure to let me know who they are so I can give you the credit. ;)