Over at quiltinggallery.com, they are doing a quilt block drive for the victims of hurricane Sandy. More crafty people are needed to assemble log cabin quilt blocks and send them in! Go here for the registration and instructions.
I may not be a host stop on the Party Hop, but I have been stopping by every blog and entering to win! Go to http://quiltinggallery.com/quilting-fun/blog-hop-participants-08-2012.asp to find the list of who is partying along with the Quilting Gallery.
Edit: The sweet blogger from http://basildonkitchens.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/quilters-blog-hop-party-with-give-aways/ just came by to comment, and she is on the party hop! Go visit her first!!! =)
Now I know, I’m usually nowhere to be found near the internet on a Saturday, I just happen to have some time to waste before I’m off on an adventure.
I made a new banner for my Etsy! It’s simple, but I like it. Please excuse the poor quality, it’s 760×100 pixels, and I stretched it so it was at least seeable. There is what I thougth was going to be a chevron quilt, but has actually been turning into one huge diamond, as well as one of the favorite necklaces I’ve made.
It’s a beautiful day already, but alas, I think it is going to be 90 degrees again. Michiganders aren’t prepared for such heat, we wilt. lol
After a nice catchup lunch with some girlfriends, I’m going to retreat to the air conditioning at my friend’s house and quilt the day away.
I might do some embroidering because I have a mini quilt swap that I’m waiting to hear who my partner is. =)
What’s on your agenda for this beautiful Saturday?
So forever and ever ago, I mentioned prettybyhand.com and the stunning quilt pattern that lead me to find her blog. She has now launched her own pattern store!!! I am so excited for her, and I’m practically hyperventilating because I bought the pattern!!!!! You better go on over to her shop and check it out, and find the promotion for 20% off on her blog!!! http://prettybyhand.bigcartel.com/
Here are some of the goodies I received from fire mountain gems, there are plenty more, just haven’t unpacked everything yet!
These pretty rings are for sale in my etsy shop!
I’m going to be making a Super Mario wallhanging and the hub is super excited. There is a super mario QAL going on, but I don’t like a few of the blocks. Some I will have to map out myself. If you’re interested in the Super Mario QAL, go to
There have been some scary, uncontrolable fires spreading across the mid-west of the U.S. I’ve stumbled on a blog called Have Fun Quilting!!! Who lives out in that area, and was actually evacuated from her home, but was able to return to it, unharmed. (Thank you God!) She has some big ambitions, and needs our help! She wants to get quilts to all of those who have lots their homes in her immediate area, and if possible, further beyond. She isn’t a non profit organization yet, but doesn’t want to wait to start getting the quilts to the victims. She is accepting finished quilts, fabric, monetary donations, quilt tops/blocks, and other sewing supplies.
For more information, visit her blog.
I am an utter and complete failure. While making the quilts for kids quilt, I’ve totally screwed it up, and I’ve taken out lines upon lines of quilting, only to make it worse. If that isn’t bad enough, this is week four, and they asked that they be returned in three to four weeks. Now I am trying to get it finished, but it isn’t quality enough to send back… I don’t know what to do. Do I just send them some money? Do I make some quilt tops and send them in with backing and batting for someone else to make nicer quilts with? I suck.
So yeah, that’s where I am today. It’s hot, I have no will to work, and I’m worried about the quilt that I’ve mussed up pretty badly. *sigh*
Meet Steffan, my 2011 Mazda 3. He replaced my poor, beat up 2003 Grand Am (whom I will miss dearly, she and I spent the better part of a decade together!)
Steffan is going to make a road trip in two weeks, and I’m really excited about it. My husband and I have been going up and over to Pentwater Michigan now for six years. This year, I will be driving Steffan instead of the hub driving his 2005 Mazda 6. It’s still in very good shape, just needs a tune up, and well, I told him I was driving, and that is that. lol
In years past I’ve been resigned to doing what everyone else wants to do, becase I didn’t have a car with me, and trying to drive the 6 is like pulling teeth, the hub doesn’t like anyone driving his car. (Plus it rides funny, it isn’t as sporty as I’m used to) =P
I’ll have to make a little game of it, and take pictures of Steffan near landmarks! It will be a fantastic good time!
In other news, last week was Vacation Bible School at my church. Man, was that a lot of work! I am so glad it’s over! The kids had so much fun, and that is all that matters. I now have time to myself again! I will have to hurry up and quilt the John Deere quilt to send back to quilts for kids.
Here is the beginning of my Quilts for Kids quilt with a John Deere theme.
I’m on a roll! I’ve been purchasing fabric left and right like a naughty girl.
I bought these half yards on eBay from a lovely new seller. She only has a few things listed, but she’s just starting out. Go take a look, she might have a perfect fabric for your stash! (I saw some ridiculously awesome pink flamingo fabric…)
It came! It came! My Quilts for Kids kit came! I got an interesting John Deere themed package that I’m going to call Tractor Love. I may try to make a few little hearts in free motion quilting. Well, I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, I still have to piece it! (And if you’ve been paying attention, I spend much more time buying and cutting fabric than actually piecing and finishing quilts!) But I have to finish this one. This is my jump start project. I am forced to finish it, then I’ll have the juices flowing to finish up others. Plus, it isn’t too huge, I think the kit makes a lap size quilt, perfect for little hands.