Friday, August 31, 2007

A Quilt Of Your Own

A good friend of mine has challenged our guild members and I'd like to pass it on to all of you. We are to make a "quilt of your own", and you can't buy any fabrics to do it. Each month she'll give us a new block to do. We have only done two months so far, so you have plenty of time to catch up. The first one is Patience Corners. I changed the fabric placement a bit on mine, but it is a quilt "of my own" so I can do what I want with it. I encourage any of you who want to give it a try to do the same. But definitely make it "all about you".

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Look at my gorgeous sister-in-law! We got this magazine from Northern CA in the mail a week or so ago. And right there on the back cover for this jewelry store ad was Jenai. The best part about her... she is even more beautiful on the inside.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Jelly Maker's Cabin

Well it's official, my second pattern, "The Jelly Maker's Cabin" is now available. Several stores have already placed orders and I'll post a list of them soon. You can always get it directly from me though. The top is made entirely from 2 1/2" strips and goes together so quickly! I have to take a moment to thank my testers, couldn't have done it without you! While I think the color scheme I've used for the demo is perfect for the title and pattern, I can't help but wonder how lovely it might be in some light, romantic pastels...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pay It Forward...

Okay, I'm ready to "Pay It Forward". I've been blessed by so much lately that I feel the need to bless others as well. Inspired from Jane's blog... .

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I have no idea what this gift will be, but I promise to my heart and mind into it and that it will be done within a year's time... probably a lot less, but let's give myself some extra time just in case.

The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. It is that simple, you just pay it forward to three more people. So if anyone is interested and wants to join in feel free. It is always fun to receive and even more fun to give, so don't make me wait too long... join in the fun!

Happy Feet

Gentry wanted a penguin quilt for his birthday because he loves Happy Feet. I had a terrible time finding a cute penguin fabric. Finally found the dancing penguins on blue fabric at the AQS show in Paducah, but it was part of a pillowcase kit along with the red and the black/white striped. So, I got two kits. Then I found an applique pattern of the dancing penguins, it was very "folk art" looking with earthy tones, felt and button hole stitches, but they were dancing so I knew I could use it. I decided to do the watercolor technique for the water, ice, mountains and sky. And the bow tie blocks were a must because I kept thinking... penguins... tuxedos. I added snowflake buttons and then some penguin buttons on mountain in the background. He loved it. I'm so glad as it was a bit of work.

Gentry's Birthday

Another month gone by again? How does that happen? I guess we all get busy though don't we? I have lots to share though... I promise to post each day until I'm all caught up!

First of all, my sweet little man turned 6! Here are his birthday pics...

Wow, when did he get so big?

Well, since my babies are growing so fast we considered getting a puppy... something little that wouldn't get very big, unlike my children. We had an opportunity to have the most beautiful Chihuahua I've ever seen, we all fell madly in love with her. Next thing you know, my face is swollen up like a balloon, my eyes just slits. So, no puppy and we were all heartbroken. We already knew cats were not an option, both Hailey and I are allergic. But the dog allergy was a new one!

Okay, next post will have some quilty pics, I promise!