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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Need some sugar for your Valentines Honey?

I make this super duper deliciously yummy English Toffee and I sell it...helps to pad my fabric addiction costs...LOL!

Heres what you will get: 1.25 lbs of English Toffee made with real butter, semi sweet chocolate and your choice of Almonds or Walnuts...shipped to you priority mail....ITS DA BOMB! Perfect for your honey for Valentines day...all boxed up pretty too with a Valentines bow!

Check it out in my Etsy Store!

                                  Thank you!

Lucky Stars BOM Progress....

Heres my first practice block done in "Garnet" reds for January....
And then my purple "Amethyst" for February....

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Scrappy Swoon Along- part 1 & 2

I am following along with the Scrappy Swoon-a-long on Flickr....heres parts 1-2!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quilting Block Swaps Australia Angels

In the Quilting Block Swap Australia group, we have a group of "Angels" who make and send blocks to those in the group who haven't received promised blocks or are going through a hard time and just need a little boost....I am one of those angels and I enjoy it very much.  I got a request from our leader to make a tree block for a lady in it is...

I had a piece of leftover Christmas piano keys so I put this together in a wonky "no pattern" type of construction...I think its so cute, might just make myself one with the leftovers!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Look what I got!

I participated in the "Quilting block swaps Australia" Cushion Swap 2013.  This is the cushion cover that I received from my partner Robyn along with a cute card and some yummy tea!  Turns out she was also my partner for January so she sent this beautiful block also....

If you look closely, you can see that she "wove" fabrics together in the middle of the cushion cover, I have never seen anything like it, its just gorgeous....thank you so much Robyn!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How could he be 27 already?

Today is my only sons 27th birthday!  How the heck did that happen?  I was a teenage mother and had him just before I turned 17.  So, yes, that makes me a young granny now..which is wonderful!  Nothing better than my funny little grandaughter and being able to keep up with her!  Heres a picture of my son and his daughter...I am so proud to be his mom and her granny...they are the light of my life...

Happy Birthday Justin!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

My 1st Bee Block!

I just joined my first Bee!  Its the Simply Solids Modern Bee!  This is the block requested for February (our first month).  Its called a "Duckcreek Puzzle" block.  It was very different to make, I enjoyed it...

Please excuse my overworked worn out ripped up crappy old cutting mat...LOL!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mystery Quilt Class

I took my friend Julie to our LQS "Shared Stitches" for a Mystery Quilt class for her birthday.  So like all mystery quilt classes, you have no idea what you will end up with so you sort of "run with it" and hope for the best with your fabric choices.  Heres Julie, deep in thought...sewing away!!

And heres my quilt top, I actually finished it that day!  Speedy Gonazalez!!

Its made with kona "Cardinal" and a beautiful woodsy christmas print, I figured I wanted to knock out a 2013 Christmas gift with this thats what I did!  We ended up meeting some great gals, seeing some fantastic vintage machines in use and overall had a great day that Julie and I both enjoyed very much...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

QBSA Cushion Swap

I joined a cushion swap over at "Quilting block swaps Australia"...its run by a great gal named Sue.  She asked who would like to do a cushion swap in January and of course I didnt say heres my contribution to my partner over in Australia...she wanted Red, Gray & White...a pillow for her living room...its on its way to Australia on Monday...Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap

This is the table runner I recieved from my partner in the Modern Christmas table runner swap on Flicker...Its gorgeous...I love the stars and the text prints she used!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Easy Street!!

All I can manage to say after completing this quilt top is "Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god!!"....I sewed and sewed, then sewed some more, I pushed myself so hard because I wanted it done done done!!  It got to the point where I told my husband that I didnt really think I even liked I was really pushing myself to finish.  Here it is...
Its huge, it Ginormous, its fantastic, its a monster, its stupendous!  I cant believe that I MADE IT!  I am blown away, flabbergasted, amazed...completely amazed at how this all came out...its FANTASTIC! 

So heres my question....why do the quilts that are the biggest pain in the butt to make become our favorites when it is all said and sewned?? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Modern Mystery Mini Round Robin

Heres my starter center block for the Modern Mystery Mini Round Robin with Michelle at "quilts in my crayon box".  I absolutley love love love Moda Vintage Modern fabrics...they are so can join too...theres still time to sign up!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin 2013!!

Join the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin 2013 with Michelle over at, shes looking to fill a few more spots!
Check it out here:
Its so much fun!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The best kind of help

Koi is my "right hand gal", shes always in the sewing room keeping me company!