Monday, December 27, 2010

Yeah for the Bingo!

I hope everyone had fun doing the Holly Jolly Bingo over at In Stitches.... I know I did....

There was a lot of excitement over the last 18 days...
My poem was in the top 8,
This blog was mentioned on day 8
I won this lovely quilting kit... designed by Diane Nagle using the Siena collection from P&B (here's the link to the free pattern).

And, congrats to the winner who seems to be Darlene at this time....

I hope everyone else had fun... now to unpack and dust off the sewing machine and get to making that quilt!  .... and a couple or three UFO's I have lying around...

Merry Christmas everyone and a joyous and prosperous New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All...!

Merry Christmas to everyone.  I hope you're doing well on your Holiday Bingo!  I have about 9 more words to go... has anyone called Bingo?  Good luck!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Of Giveaways and Things

How's your Holly Jolly list coming?  I've gotten about 4 out of 25 words so far...

Here's a giveaway from p.s. I quilt... feel free to share the love... or these fabrics if you win... ;)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bingo Blog Fun!!

The Quilt Shoppe will be doing it's Holly Jolly Blog Bingo again... I'll be playing along... will you?  Good luck!!  Now to pick my 25 bingo words!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coordinating Fabrics... and Boxes...

So I just completed a cross country move... NY to CA.  Well, three months ago now.  I spent the first month just trying to get adjusted to my new surroundings and doing all kinds of exploring.  Now that it's getting colder, and I actually have some free time I have started thinking about my quilting.  So I went into the office I haven't been into for a while and started opening up boxes... and more boxes... and bags... whew!

It's amazing how much fabric you can accumulate very quickly.  I counted about 5 packages of brand new fabric I bought because I liked the fabric and "planned to do something with it."  I found 2 BOM UFO's, 3 UFO's in progress, a quilt kit or two, and lots of random fabric.  I have two or three finished quilt tops waiting to be sandwiched.  I got into purse making and have a bunch of silks and damasks for that.  I have teddy bear fabric in long plush or velveteen pieces.

And, as you can see, my poor little Singer is sitting under a bunch of teddies on the table... waiting to come out of the box... I really have to get more coordinated.  It's a little hard because we're in a rental, and I don't want to really go whole hog until I can properly set up.  Or maybe that's just an excuse to think about this tomorrow... maybe I should take a break and start looking at fabric online...?  Those quilt tops are going to need some backing after all.... 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

How Long Has It Been?

Hello!! Yes I am still alive and slowly getting back into my quilting... or sewing... or connecting pieces of fabric together in some sort of organized style, or whatever you may call it...

I still have to get my sewing room in order, but I have bought some fabric, so that is a start... not that moving 2 huge trunks full of fabric cross country didn't have me ponder for a brief second whether I needed any more fabric or not... when you see the fabric you'll agree it was well worth it...

Anyway... in this season of giving, what better way to show your support of working toward a common goal than supporting this raffle posted at Fat Quarterly which includes the collaborative efforts of several quilters...  10$ = a yard of fabric, three or four fat quarters, or two or three cups of coffee at Starbucks (I buy a venti every time, so two for me) which can go for someone in need...

I will post soon on my new fabric purchases... sitting at the post office as we speak!

Until then I thank you for hanging in there and continuing to visit my blog!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Moving Day...

...has finally arrived. Thank you to all of you who continue to visit my blog despite the fact I've been posting about once a month. I promise as soon as I get settle in my new home I will start blogging again about the sewing in my life.

It's amazing how much fabric I have accumulated in just a few short months.  I came across several patterns and kits I picked up that I had forgotten about.  I found bags of fat quarters I had bought on visits to local and distant quilt shops that I had forgotten about.  And don't even get me started on the BOM packets that I found scattered around....

I ended up filling a HUGE container (the big plastic ones with the wheels on one end) and another Tuff Stuff container with fabrics.  And, that's not including the sewing machine, sewing notions, rulers, organizers, books, etc.  Wow.  It will be fun finally having a room where I can spread out and get my sewing area properly set up.  But, still, wow.

Thanks for following me on the journey.  In same ways, I feel as though I am just beginning.  So tell me, what's your secret to organizing your sewing room?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bear With Me

HELLO!!!  Thank you so much to all of you who continue to check my website for updates.  The move planning is going along.  I will be in a new home cross country by mid-September.  Until then my quilting projects are on hold... but not the retail therapy...

I came across this print in the latest issue of APWQ, and I fell in love and had to have some.  I LOVE teddybears.  I bought a bunch of fabric and the main and pillowcase panels... now to find the perfect pattern to showcase how fun this fabric is... I have a collection of teddy bears (over 100) and so a quilt in this fabric will be the perfect accent on my rocking chair in the future "teddy room."

Enjoy!  It's called "Bear With Me" by Fabri-Quilt

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

B-I-N-G-O!!! And Bingo was His Name-o

The Quilt Shoppe is have a Spring Bingo game with some excellent prizes.  Here's the link to Spring Fever Bingo!  Good Luck!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Seriously, I am Still Alive

Thank you so much to all of you who continue to visit in the hopes that I am posting... I am in the midst of finishing my residency in NY and will soon be moving to Northern California.  With all of the activities over the last several months, I haven't even had time to sew.  I keep getting my "Pennsylvania Dutch Quilt BOM" packages which I look at sadly and place up in the sewing room.  I will have to get to them another time.

Thank you for visiting.  I do stop by from time to time to update the "Pattern of the Week."  I will be back.... I promise.  Until then, I enjoy looking at all of your blogs when I have a quiet evening to just catch up on life in the non-academic world.... Once, I move though, watch out!  I'll be catching up on all those UFO's that are just clamoring to be finished!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gone Fishin'...

Wow!  I can't believe I haven't written anything for the last two months.  I thank all of you that have been stopping by and checking on the site.  I have been posting some blogs on my main site, but I haven't been doing much sewing.

I frantically made a couple of purses and friendship bags for the Christmas holidays, and that's the last time I used my sewing machine.  I've been so busy traveling and finishing up work projects that everything else has been at a standstill.  I will have a lot of free time next month and plan to get to work on some of those UFO's that piled up.  I think if anything just to finish the tops.  I also have been getting the Pennsylvania Dutch BOM patterns and feel bad every time I just grab the package and put it on the shelf.  So there's lots to do.  

Promise to post more in the upcoming weeks!  Thanks again for sticking around patiently.  Can't wait to see what you've been up to this winter.