Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just Checking In

I am just checking in to say that I am out of here.

Don't worry I will be back.

A friend needs help at her quilt retreat this weekend,
I volunteered my cooking services.

I get to spend the next four days cooking and quilting.

I was trying to send out an email to those of you who have joined my swap.

I say trying to because when ever I tried to send it stupid google would say 
that the email was not recognized. 

I think I have to re-enter everyone's email again or something, I don't know I am not technically savvy.
I am a seamstress and a mom and that is about it. 

I was also asked to set up a Flickr group, so that we could see what everyone was doing with their squares.

Once again not savvy, so still working on that one too.

If you are ready to send your squares let me know, and I will at least get you my address.

Have a great weekend, I will return and report about all the quilty fun.

Monday, April 15, 2013

You Know You Want To

I am here today to try to convince you to join my little swap.

I have some awesome ladies that have been to every party.

They have signed up for all three swaps.

I would hate for them to not get what they wanted.
(600 rainbow squares)

If you have been on the fence about it, have no fear.

I am nice, and I will let you play.

If you are afraid of the cost.

Joann's is having a fat quarter sale this week.

They are only .99 each.

I will let you pull from your stash.

If your favorite color is purple and you have an excess of it,
I will let you have that color.

I really want to get to know you, so come sign up.

or if your favorite color is aqua blue, there is still an opening here.

If you have no idea what I am talking about,
you can go back to my original post here.

Since a post without pictures is boring I thought I would share this one.

There was two inches of snow this morning...
this is a happier and warmer place.

I really miss it there.
I mean really is there anything better than Hawaii.

Friday, April 12, 2013

What To Do

My friend Julie moved away last year.

It was so sad, she lived just two doors down.

She was the spice queen, 
when ever I needed a weird spice, I knew she would have it.

She knows how to can everything, 
and even makes grape pie.

She is awesome, and I miss her a ton.

Anyway she signed up for my swap.

I think it is a little funny, 
because when she lived two doors down, she did not come and play the swappy game.
But now that she lives on the other side of the country,
now she wants to play.

Julie was wondering what to do with her fabrics once she gets them,
So I thought I would show you what my other friend Kim and I did with ours.

Kim is awesome and she is moving too.
Thankfully only to the other side of town

She makes these super cute rainbow quilts.

I say these, because she has made a number of them.

I don't even know how many, but she loves them.

Super cute, she makes half square triangles,
 and they turn out adorable.

Even the back is adorable.
The blue sky,
the rainbow,
and then the moons.

(Oh Kim if you are reading this I was just over at Wendy's and she has the cutest rainbow quilting pattern)

I made this rainbow quilt for my husbands niece.
She is a rainbow lover.
If you want to you can read about it over here

It will tell you the pattern and stuff.
You can also see Sisi's reaction which is priceless.

Sorry I just had to brag about the scrappy binding.

There are still spots open for the swap.

Swap one has one place left (aqua blue)
Swap two is about half way full,
and swap three is wide open.

If you are afraid of the expense...

I am not a fabric snob, and I allow fabrics from Joann's, and hobby lobby.

In fact Joann's is having it's daffodil dash sale, I think next week end.
As part of the sale they are having all fat quarters only .99 cents.
So with shipping and fabric you are less than twenty bucks.

Best twenty bucks you'll ever spend.

Go on over and sign up, I know you want to.

I mean look how cute those quilts are, you know you want one,
or three, the possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Let's Do This

 It is spring!!!

Even though it did snow this morning.

For those of you who are new,
in the spring I do a rainbow swap.

This is how it goes. 

Step one......

Sign up.

You sign up on this cute little google doc 
that my friend Aimee made for me. 

Now in the past this has been very popular so there are going to be three swaps.

Click on one of those links.
(or all three if you feel so inclined)

Pick your color.
Give me your info, and you are in.

Look how easy that is.

Step Two....

You get to go shopping!!!!

You will buy ten fabrics of the color you chose.

All you need is a 1/4 yard, or a fat quarter.

You see there are twenty people in each swap,
each buying ten fabrics.

So you will get back 200 different fabrics.

I know awesome right.

Step Three....

Cut them up.

You need to get twenty squares from each fabric.

Four inches each.

I have provided you this nice little tutorial .

Step Four....

Stack them up.

Please show that you love me, and you are thankful for this swap.

You can do that by stacking your fabrics into twenty individual piles,
one fabric per pile.

This saves me from touching 800 separate pieces of fabric,
and for that I am very thankful.

Step Five....

Send them to me.

The deadline for them being in the mail is May 6th.

That way I can sort, bag and hopefully have them in the mail 
back to you by the end of the week.

Then you will get a nice Mother's Day present.

Somethings to remember....

This is not Orange...

this is not Yellow...

and this believe it or not is not Green.

There is a difference,
 and we want to love every fabric you send.

We want to put a little bit of you into our quilts.

So let's play nice.

There is a difference between aqua blue and royal blue,
lime green and kelly green,
light pink and hot pink.

If you think this is going to be a problem for you, go ahead and pick yellow.

This is a spring swap so we want cool bright fabrics,
not warm moody fabrics.

Sunny orange not pumpkin orange.

Ok are you excited?

Have you been waiting?

Have you been planning your projects just waiting for me to come back?

Just kidding

Go sign up...

I will send you an email with all the gory details,
in case you got lost along the way.

Have fun!!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

I'm Back

Let's see if I can remember how to do this.

Sorry it has been so long since you have heard form me, 
but as I used to say when I was three, and playing hide and seek...


Just to give you a little heads up, I am not dead 
and it is coming!!!!

I will be starting it this week.

I will hopefully have all the links up, 
and ready to get the party started by the end of the week.

Deep cleansing breaths...

Let's do this.

See you tomorrow.