Monday, January 28, 2013


Here we are in the middle of an especially cold Winter but I'm feeling all Sunshine-y today!
I'm finally over this rotten cold I’ve had for the last few weeks and able to get some things done! So here's a double post to share some goings on...

First and foremost, I want to tell you about and exciting new plan for the shop! We decided it was time to overhaul a few things and one of them was our random sales…  it seemed like we were always waiting for a special occasion to celebrate. Now we are going to celebrate every week; we’ll make our own special occasions! Every Monday we’ll feature an item with an extra incentive… like a free item with purchase!!!

This week it’s Flirt jelly rolls!
If you’re like me, you’re already in love with this sweet and “Flirt”y fabric line by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Now you’ll have an extra reason to love it… for the week of Jan 28th thru February 3rd you’ll get a matching panel FREE with any Flirt jelly roll! 
This is while supplies last only so don’t miss out! This darling panel will help you whip up an adorable project in no time… perfect for Valentine’s Day :)
We have the panels available individually plus charm packs and Fat Quarter Bundles, too, so you're sure to find just what you're looking for!

Be sure to check back each week, there will be more fun specials!

On to part 2: This weekend was so wonderful, Road to California is always a sure way to inspire and motivate me… I’m so glad I was able to go! The weather was dreary, raining and cold but as soon as I walked inside of the huge Ontario Convention Center, I forgot all about Winter! The quilts were gorgeous and the colors were all so warm and cheery :)

This year’s  theme was “Best in the West”… and they all certainly were just that! This was only part of a stunning “Route 66” display… it was amazing!
"Route 66" display

I also included some blurry phone pics (no camera's allowed but many artists graciously gave permission to share) of some of my favorites that impressed me so much… there was so much talent on display!

Stunning Pineapple Quilt

Adaptation of "Starry Night", one of my favorites!

Gorgeous applique!

 With all of this inspiration I should be back on track in no time!!!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Welcome to a wonderful new year! 2013 is full of promise and opportunities... I know it's going to be great!

Celebrating and relaxing with my family over the holiday break has been wonderful and very soothing to my stressed out craziness of late.
I've been so busy with school and work that I didn't complete the challenge to make quilts for all of my kids for Christmas. Fortunately, there's always next year so now I have a head start! 
(In my defense, I did issue that challenge to myself before deciding I was going back to school ;P)

I did finish some quilts recently but in my haste to get them to their new homes I forgot to take pictures of most of them! I did remember  to take a few pics of some lovely Irish chains we quilted up before Christmas. They both are so lovely but had completely different stories. The first one was made by a new quilting friend in Texas. She said she is pretty new to quilting but I couldn't tell... her piecing is just fabulous!

The second quilt was an antique top. My friend's grandmother started it 70 years ago! Her sister recently finished the piecing and binding. They gave it to their mother for Christmas and as you can imagine, she was thrilled to receive such a special memory of her mother from her daughters. A lovely generational quilt :)

I’m also going to be working on my BOM quilt, it’s due next month and I still only have 3 blocks done, yikes! I’m going to have some late nights playing catch up!

BOM quilt, remember me?
Started in July... due in February... gulp! 

To help ring in the new year I’ve got a sale going on @ the store… go to and shop around for a bit. Be sure to check out the new fat quarter bundles under the pre-cuts tab. When you’re done shopping, use coupon code HAPPY2013 during checkout for 20% off your entire purchase! As usual, get free shipping when you spend $100 or more!
Sale is good thru January 7th
New Fat Quarter Bundles!

Happy New Year!!!

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