Friday, November 21, 2014

Night Sky Quilt Along Finished

I finished my Night Sky quilt be Thimble Blossoms!
And not a day too soon.
I was playing with Jana M who hosted the Night Sky Quilt Along!

I used an assortment of my American Jane fabric from my stash.
The fabrics are all pretty busy...
so I was nervous that it would be overload...

But I think it turned out just fine.

I had originally thought about making up my own block arrangement...
but after playing with other options...
I thought the original layout on the pattern worked just fine.

There are no borders on the pattern but I am considering
adding a border to it.

I am so glad that I played along on this one!
Thanks Jana! It was fun and also seeing everyone else's quilt 
in progress on Instagram!

Now, I am back to working on Sail Away!
 I stopped working on this in September 
while sewing the rows together... so I just 
need to finish that and add the borders! It was on my
 list to finish before the end of the year. I think 
I will get it checked off soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Christmas List... just one thing!

This is one of those Tiny Homes!
Isn't it just adorable?

It is only 500 square feet.

I am sure I could manage to live in it!

I will even take the little grey cat! 
I think I will call her Snippits.

See... a sewing space too.

Really, it's not too much to ask of Santa is it?

More photos of this little gem can be seen at Country Living.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sick of It!

I have an issue!

I believe it started when my computer got upgraded, due to Windows 7 no longer being
I cannot comment on blogs if their comment section looks like this:


I have a google  account but it will not accept my comments. I read blogs still... and wish I could comment... but  can't unless it has a place to comment that looks more like this: 

Friday, November 14, 2014

My New Favorite Book for Baby Projects

I'm still catching up on things.
I wanted to do a little book review for Martingale Publishers.

This book is so adorable!
Baby Says Sew by Rebecca Danger...
who is currently expecting her third child!
She has already published a knitting for children book 
and now has come up with a whole nursery of ideas!

I am already a grandma but there are two more little ones coming our way
early spring! Yeah!

This book would be fantastic for a new mom but super useful
for a grandma or anyone who has little tadpoles in their lives!

(photos by Brent Kane for Martingale)

Baby Says Sew is like an A-Z book covering just about everything for
the nursery...
from play toys, softies to basic wearables and even bedding and
each project is really cute!

This is the only book I need for
the future grand babies! 

These little squares are great for grabbing but as
Evie got bigger they made it easier for her to play catch...
who would have thought?

Okay, I am sure that the stacking turtles
are just going to be for me...
but I will share... promise.

A mom just can't have enough sheets. 
Seriously. Babies stay in these cribs through
toddler... and then they get converted into youth beds.
Sheets... easy enough to make and much cuter than store bought, right?

This is the first project I intend to make from the Baby Says Sew book.

Very little sewing experience is needed for many patterns.

The projects are very versatile  for at home or
 on the go! 
There is a pattern for 
a baby carrier, sleep sack, diaper-change bag, and toys.
Actually... now that I think about it... it would be a great gift for 
an expecting mom!

Okay, like I said... I am still trying to catch up with myself, so
this book was already released last month. 
The good news is that you can find it at Martingales or at Amazon!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I've Been Doing Some Surfing: Market Surfing!

I finally had a chance to look at some the photos taken
from Fall Market!
I usually am looking minute by minute... and thanks to 
Instagram I was able to see the photos from
Market as it was happening but
it's really nice to see snapshots that get put up on 
various blogs.

To me, I liken this event to the CMA awards or 
project runway...

The booth displays are what I see first.

Then I look at the elements of the booth.

These were a few that struck me as different...

I mean that in a good way!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bird's Eye View Winner

We have a winner!

The winner of the Atelier Jolly Bar quilt kit is 
Susan S. 
I know you will love making Bird's Eye View!

This is just one of the kits available using Jolly Bars at the
Thank you all for your comments for the giveaway!
And congratulations again to Susan!

Friday, November 7, 2014

As Easy As A, B, C

 I have been sneaking in a little play time this week...

I'm working on rows ! and 2 of Night Sky.
I am using my American Jane fabric stash. 
You know she use to be an elementary school teacher didn't you?
Doesn't it all make sense now?

I can't wait to see what the others are doing in this quilt along!

I don't know how far I will get this weekend...
 but I am sure I will make a little bit more progress
making this one. I just love these stars...


I am kind of thinking of making up my own arrangement... 
and not putting the stars in rows.
What do you think?