Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thanks Annie!

Last week, Annie from Annies Ruby Slipperz held a giveaway, and would you believe it, I won!!!



Three gorgeous charm packs of Honey Honey by Kate Spain.

So pretty!

I’m excited to see what kind of quilt they will end up making. :)

Thanks Annie!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Laura Ingalls came to visit!


For Liberty Girls this semester, we are reading and doing activities based on the book “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

It is such a great book!!!!

Each semester in Liberty Girls we read a historical series or book about a certain time period, and meet twice a month and do activities based on the book(s). I’ve been helping some of the girls by sewing period costumes for them and their 18” dolls each semester as some of the moms of our group don’t sew. (See here and here.)  But this semester I decided I had better not try to sew more than my own daughter’s outfit, and it is turning out rather fun! Each girl is coming up with their own outfits and they are all looking great! We’ll have a family barn dance at the end of April and I’ll take pictures of everyone then and post them here on the blog.



Since my daughter’s favorite color is pink, that’s what she wanted her pioneer dress to be! PINK!



Pretty cute, don’t you think?



The pattern had pantaloons with the dress so I made them. I think they are cute but a little long. :)



She loves her American Girl doll!


We were going to read the “Kirsten” series from American Girl dolls this semester, but I have to say, I wasn’t at all impressed with the series. Sure, it has some nice parts to it, but I felt the story line was quite mediocre and there were really no good values being taught. (IMHO, life is too short to spend time reading mediocre books!!!)  So, last minute, right before the semester started, we switched to “Little House in the Big Woods!” You can’t ever go wrong with Little House!!!

However, I did use for the Kirsten doll dress pattern and it can be found here:


Linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2013!

It’s here again!!! Woohoo!
When I began quilting again last year, I also began realizing that there were a ton of wonderful quilting blogs out there! (Who knew!)  One of the blogs I quickly fell in love with was Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I LOVE that she is so involved with doing charity work with quilts!!! I discovered her blog just after she kicked off her Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge last year, and I KNEW I had to participate! You can go here to read about the awesome quilt I had a chance to make for the challenge last year. (That sounds a little self-serving, but once you read why it was so awesome, I think you’ll understand why I can say that! :)
Anyway, it’s that time of year again. If you want to see what it’s all about, or get involved, go to her site and read all about it.
Happy Quilting!!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

More Operation Sunshine Donations!


A couple of days ago I met my friend Marion from My Quilt Diet and she gave me a quilt top and a finished quilt for Operation Sunshine! Two wonderful ladies donated these quilts and took them to Marion, who in turn brought them to me.


The first one is an adorable quilt top from Pamela Caldwell from French Knots!


Such lovely blues!


This will make one of the girls very happy!


And this cool quilt came from Emily Herrick from Crazy Old Ladies!  Yup, you’ve probably seen this quilt somewhere before…

It’s a quilt from her Geared For Guys book! The very one she made and that has been to international quilt shows. Wow! How cool is that?!



This will make one of their boys very happy! :)


So, to Pamela and Emily, I thank you both!! You have both been so kind in your donations. They will be very appreciated by this family!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Operation Sunshine Donation #3!

Sweet Jeanenne Nielsen sent this cute quilt to me in the mail for Operation Sunshine



What a sweet D9P!  One of the little children of this family will love it!!




And Jeanenne’s good friend Liesha Farnsworth donated the quilting. Didn’t she do a beautiful job?!


Thanks SO much Jeanenne and Liesha!!  They will love your quilt!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Second Operation Sunshine Donation!

Today Tricia Sagan brought over her gifts for Operation Sunshine!

This is such a beautiful quilt!

(I’ve got to find the pattern! She said she got it from the Moda Bake Shop.)

I found the pattern! It’s here! Woohoo!




And of course, since it has pink in it, my daughter wanted me to take a picture of her wrapped up in it. :)


And look at this gorgeous backing. So cute!



Tricia even bought some sheets to go with it. How totally thoughtful!


Thank you Tricia!!! What a great lady you are. It was wonderful seeing you again!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

First Operation Sunshine Donation!!!

 Amber from A Little Bit Biased came over to my house today to deliver her donations for Operation Sunshine!


This is a GORGEOUS Christmas quilt top! 



This family will Love having this cheery quilt this Christmas!



Amber also brought some cute little WIP’s!  A table runner and some blocks that could be made up into another table runner or some pillows.  So fun!


Thank you so much Amber! You are a sweetheart! It was really good to meet you today. :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Operation Sunshine!!!


Hello friends. I just learned of a family that is going through some serious crisis in our community.  I know the family, and to protect the children involved, I'm not going to share too much information about them.  Due to some horrible circumstances, the mother and her 6 children had to leave their home with not much more than the clothes on their back.  Some wonderful friends and community members are working to help the family obtain new living arrangements, clothes and other household needs.

In trying to find ways I could help, I began thinking of how wonderful it would be to make quilts for each of them. And, since I’m not Marion, at My Quilt Diet, I won’t be able to make 7 quilts in my sleep like she could! ;)  (Thanks, Marion, for helping to spread the word!!!) So, I am organizing a collection of new quilts for each of the family members as they are in need of bedding.  Wouldn’t it be great to give them each warm loving hugs every time they get under their new quilt?!?!

We are looking for new, pieced and quilted twin size quilts for each of the children, and their mother. There are three girls ages 16, 10 and 4, and three boys ages 14, 12 and 6, so it is desired to have seven quilts in all. If you would like to help out, please leave a comment below so I can get back to you.  (Please make sure you are not a "no reply blogger," and if you are, please give your email address in your reply.)

We understand that making a whole quilt may not be possible for everyone, so if you would like to help by making part of a quilt, please let me know.  Many hands make light work :)

Thank you all for being the wonderful people you are! Even if you are not able to help out this time, I know there are so many good hearts operating those sewing machines out there!

Have a wonderful day!

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