Sunday, September 30, 2012
Edited to add: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
I finally took pictures! And got them uploaded!!! I'm not so great at the editing part, so I really don't do much editing, maybe chaning the size of the pic. So any editing tips y'all want to throw my way would be greatly appreciated!!! :)
Here is the back! I watched "Creative Quilt Backs" by Elizabeth Hartman on Craftsy! It's a free class so if you have any interest in it WHAT SO EVER you should definately go check it out here, you have nothing to lose! And she is an AMAZING teacher!
Here is an up close of the front, you can kind of see the quilting. I did an all over loopy design and a little bit of stippling.
I've started working on a comissioned quilt. Which I included on my 100 day challenge list.
I've also started working a little bit on the quilt for my bed, no pics of it yet. I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet, I have a general idea, but that's it!!! Hopefully it'll come together pretty quickly though!
Edited to add: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
Now onto the GOOD stuff!!!Remember how I told you that you wouldn't be dissapointed if you stayed around until the end? Well you are about to figure out why!!!
Have you guys heard of the Amazing shop "Sew Me A Song" on Etsy? It is owned by Becca, who was previously co-owner of the shop Sew Fresh Fabrics. Due to life and a few other things, Becca had to open her own shop. She is AMAZING! I love love love her store and am JUMPING WITH JOY to have her sponsoring my lil ol blog! I went to her with a plea for help, I'm trying to grow my blog, and I know in order to do that you need some sort of sponsors! She gladly accepted my plea!
She is offering one of you, my follower, a lovely bundle of fabric! She comes up with the cutest names for her bundles and this one is called "The Daily News"
I must mention that Becca specializes in text fabrics and imports as well! You guys can go check out her shop here. I promise you, you will LOVE it!!!
So anywho, I guess I need to get to the giveaway RULES!
*To enter you HAVE TO BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG!* No exceptions on that one!
So as long as you are a follower all you need to do is tell me, What are you trying to finish up sewing before the end of the year?
That's it, that's all you have to do! If you don't answer the question you will not be entered into the giveaway!
*Edited to add: This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! Miss Becca said International entries are more than welcome!!!!*
I will leave this giveaway open until Saturday October 6th at midnight (EST) and will post the winner here as well as send the winner an email. If I don't hear back from the winner within 48 hours, I will draw a new name! Please PLEASE PLEASE make sure you leave your email address or that I can get to it through your profile! If I can't get ahold of you, YOU CAN'T WIN!
Only one entry per person please!
~Hope y'all are having a great day!~
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I hate how it seems like I miss a lot of things by a day or two because I'm at work! UGH! I found out about the 100 day Hustle hosted by Kelsey of kelseysews last night! And it of course, was ONE NIGHT too late!!! I love the idea she has....making a list of the things you hope to accomplish in the rest of 2012 (wow, doesn't seem like it's already close to the end of the year!!!) or looking back at what you had said you wanted to accomplish at the beginning of the year and marking that list off!
Well, as I wasn't really sewing that much at the beginning of the year I don't have a list, yet!
But guess what? Yep I made me one!!!!!! It's pretty darn long too!!! I don't know if I'll be able to accomplish all of this list, there are DEFINATELY a few things I HAVE TO finish this year, and those of course will be at the top of my list!
You wanna see it?????
SUUUUUURE ya do! (well if not, I'm showing you anyways!)
I could use all the cheering on and encouragement I can get too!
There are a few things I didn't put on there because, well, they are just unrealistic goals!
And really the only thing I've started actually sewing from this list is Dakota's quilt. (For those of you who don't know he is my step-son) I've got the design figured out for Amanda's quilt (which is going to be made from Tula Pink's Nightshade collection) and that is also my first comissioned quilt!!! *big grin* I do have all the fabric I need for my quilt, and I know what "pattern" I'm going to use, just haven't started it yet! My Christmas quilt is going to be made from the Joy jelly roll I have, and a few pieces of yardage. As for my niece's quilt, ummmm......I HAVE NO CLUE YET!!! My brother and sister-in-law (mainly the later) are SOOOOO PICKY I have no clue what they will even like! UGH! The baby shower is on November 10th, which is coming sooner rather than later, so I need to figure something out! And I need to do it quick like, as well as cute like! Any one got any ideas???? I think I'm going to put up Dakota's WIP and work mainly on the blocks for Amanda's quilt first, the design is simple, so I'm hoping it won't take me TOO long to spit out a Full to Queen size quilt!
As for the bags, well, the ones with names to them will be done quickly. As for the other stuff I can't really share any of those details yet, it's a SURPRISE! (One that I hope you guys will enjoy!)
My first swap that I hosted went sew well I've got another one in the works! It's going to be opposite of the Kona Rainbow, KONA NEUTRALS! And not charms either, one of the members suggested 5 inch by 10 inch bricks, which I LOVE the idea and have gotten some GREAT responses to the idea, so I'm going with it! And I'm still trying to work out the details, hopefully I won't have any last minute problems like I did with this one, but we will see! You live, you learn, right????
I'm also participating in my FIRST GROUP SWAP!!! I'm SEW EXCITED about this one I can't hardly take it!
As for me, I'm so nervous about this swap, my partner is a FANTASTIC quilter, and I really REALLY don't want to let her down. I want to make something she WILL LOVE and use! Sew, I'm hoping I can do this without making too many mistakes!
Okay, so I'll let you guys go, I know this was a VERY wordy post!!! So with that in mind, I'll leave you with some pics! :)
Yes, my baby girl has to wear glasses now! :( I'm praying she will grow out of it though!
~Hope y'all are having a great day!!~
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Just figured I'd share a few pics with you guys!
So bare with me...I'll just share a few!
On Ocean Blvd!
This was the view from our room....LOVE IT!
Lazy River Riders....
We walked the beach nightly, this is the night they decided to try to bury my baby!
I did my first emboridery job ever! I like it!!!!
Sorry to bombard y'all with pics but we had such a great time I had to share it with y'all!!!!!!
~Hope y'all are having a great day!!!~
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I think I may be having slight withdraw from my sewing machine though!!! My husband would NOT allow me to bring it with me!!!! UGH! That's okay though cuz it gives me more time to concentrate on my kids!
So, I though I'd POP on here and show you guys a little bit of my trip! There will be TONS more pics when I get home! I promise!!!
Julie of The Intrepid Thread is having a "clear the halls" sale....I couldn't resist
Oh yes, I bought the SWOON pattern!!!! If you don't have it, you should definately go check it out here. The pattern is by Camille from Bonnie and Camille, designers for Moda!!! I love it!!!! She has some other AMAZING patterns here.
Well it's time to head down to the beach for the day...
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!