Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From my sewing table...

I started on the quilt I told you all about. I decide to make a "Friendship Star" quilt. I now have 8 blocks done. I'll do a block tutorial in my next post.




My children being silly:


And a lovely picture of my tulips! Spring has sprung! (But today was cold and rainy)

Hope everyone had a great weekend filled with sewing.
Maranda

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Stash...

Here's the latest fabric to join my stash. My husband actually brought this home for me. I totally love the black and white print.



Hope everyone is having a great Sunday.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

First off, I have to say that I'm better now. But Sunday was just one of those days. Yes, I pouted for 4 days before I could post these pictures. So what happened? Well here it goes.

I started out making a handbag...




There it is all finished and cute, with no pockets or handles. I really don't know what I was thinking, but I was so aggravated that I went on to finish my table runner.




Turned out pretty cute, but I was half way through quilting it (first thing that I have ever quilted) before I realized that I didn't double check to make sure that backing was smoothed out. I pinned this a few days before I quilted it. So there is a big fold down the back.




In other news I finished my sons quilt.




This is the second quilt that I have done. I didn't actually quilt either one of them. I used the tying method and added some buttons. But I think that I'm ready to tackle my first patchwork quilt. Here's the fabric all cut and ready to go.
Maranda

Monday, March 23, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Bex from BexsButtons gave me a Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you!!!





I have to list 7 things that I love:


1) My husband, Jeff! I love you, BIG honey.

2) My children, J.J. and Lizzy.

3) Sewing

4) Good and Plenty candy

5) Flip-Flops

6) Mr. Bear- My teddy that Jeff got me our first Christmas together.

7) Sunsets


Then I have to give it to 7 bloggers, who have to do the same thing:


ChristyNelson

Polka Dot Quilts

Sew-Funky

Ariane's Crafts

This That and The Other

Sampaguita Quilts

LizzyHouse

So there they are, some of my favorite blogs.

Maranda

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And the winner is...

FunnyBanana!!! Congrats, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

EDIT: Sorry this post was so late, on Friday I realized that I never had a set time for the giveaway to expire so I waited until Saturday to draw the winner.

Thanks to everyone who participated and made my first giveaway a success. You guys totally ROCK!

Also, I'm thinking about starting a beginners quilting bee. I'm looking for 12 people who are fairly new to quilting, who can commit to making 2 squares a month, for 1 year. If you are interested please E-mail me.

Maranda

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

From my sewing table...

Click here for the giveaway!

Here's what I'm working on right now:

A summer quilt



and a table topper.




I finished this yesterday and it's in my shop. It's a stroller organizer. So helpful for all the long walks of spring and summer.




And a little something to prove that spring is on it's way.







Thanks to everyone who has joined my giveaway so far, I have enjoyed all the comments and I'm working my way through every ones blog now as I'm getting to know you.

Maranda

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Click here for the Giveaway!!!

Gift's from my husband!

On Sunday morning I got these, for no reason!




And today I got this for St. Patrick's day!





I was so shocked to get this, I just said this morning that I needed a quilting machine. This machine does it all! Sewing, Quilting, Embroidering. I really made out this year.

Maranda

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Fabric in Shop & A Giveaway

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!
My fabric shipment came in yesterday. It's beautiful, I totally love it.


Great isn't it?
OK now for a giveaway!!!
Want to see what your playing for?


That's right, 4 different fabrics. What do you think, fat quarters, half yards, full yards...that's what I thought. Looks like it's going to be 4 full yards of fabric.
Here's what you need to do:
1) Leave a comment telling me your favorite fabric in my shop.
2) Post about my giveaway on your blog.
3) Follow me.
***You will be disqualified if you don't do all three unless you don't blog***
(Don't have a blog, then comment and follow)
I'll pick the winner randomly next Friday (March 20th)
Good Luck to everyone!!!
Maranda

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Fabric coming soon











Lovely right? It's all by designer Patricia Bravo of Art Gallery Quilts. I will take pictures when it arrives, thess images just don't do justice to the prints. Fabric will be in my shop on Friday.
In other news, I started a few projects yesterday at my sewing table, more to come on that later.
Maranda

Monday, March 9, 2009

From my sewing table

This tote bag is my latest creation. It's a really bright orange, perfect for those days of summer
that will be here soon. (Trying to convince myself that I won't freezing forever) This bag is already posted in my shop. What do you think of it?




Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gifts for my kids

I just receive my order from Say It Right Plaques. A "Queen Elizabeth" plaque for my daughter and a "J.J.'s Room" plaque for my son. They both really loved them and they came wrapped in tissue paper and my kids liked that they got to unwrap them.

Here they are:


They are many saying to choose from or you can have it personalized. These are perfect for any child's room. Want one for yourself, click here.
Yummy fabric not included!

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Item in Shop- Color Splash Fabric

I have Color Splash by Patricia Bravo available for pre-order in my shop!



Well there it is in all it's yummy goodness. I can't wait to get my hands on this fabric, it's amazing. If you want to be one of the first to add Color Splash to your stash, click here.

Maranda

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SMS Fat Quarter Exchange

Here's what I got:





Yep, my partners were great!!! I got great fabric, cards, candy, notebooks!









Thanks everyone. THis was my first exchange and it was great. I can't wait for the next one.



Maranda

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Swappers Fat Quarters

I can't believe that I forgot to post about these.





I was recently in a Fat Quarter Swap (It was great, but more to come on the later) and while preparing my fat quarters for the mail, I thought it would be great to find a shop that offers decorated fat quarters, well I'm standing in the gap to be that shop. I think half the fun is preparing the fat quarters but some people don't have the time or the desire to put them together, so I will be offering them. I will have a whole line of these, so check back soon.
Also if there is a certain print that you would like to see in my shop, just let me know.
Happy Sewing,
Maranda