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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Spinning Plates

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Right now I have several things happening in my house- painting, electrical work, new doors going in... and I am not too proud to admit that I might have bitten off a little more than I can chew.  My goal was to get certain things finished in the house before family comes to visit for Christmas and it looks like it is going to actually happen, but it just might make me crazy first.  And, though I have a plan, I haven't purchased or wrapped a single gift yet, and I'm usually finished with everything before December 1st.  I did manage to get my Christmas tree put up so at least there's that, and I've (mostly) kept the puppy from eating it, so...winning there too. (just ignore the fact that I took the photo before the tree skirt was on, ha!)


Last week's party was so great.  I just love browsing through all of your amazingness, especially when I'm missing my own sewing machine so much.  This awesome quilt is by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal-


This modern masterpiece is by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts-


This fantastic quilt is by Sew Preeti Quilts-


And I love this one by heARTS Creations-


Okay friends!  Let's link up!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)





Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Happy NTT!

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I hope that all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday last week, and I hope you snagged some great deals on Black Friday (if that's your thing).  I do have my new sewing and cutting table, but it still needs to be put together, so still no sewing from me (and I haven't even put up my Christmas tree, which is unheard of on December 4th around here). By the looks of things though, y'all have definitely been busy creating!  One day soon I'll make it back to my machine...

This stunning Arboretum quilt is by Anne at Springleaf Studios-


I love this fun, modern quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch-


This soft, pretty quilt is by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-


And I sure do appreciate a scrappy quilt, especially when it's a riot of color, like this one from Sew Preeti Quilts-


Okay friends!  Let's get our party going!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)





Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Deals!

Hey there, friends!  I hope you've all gotten your fill of turkey, dressing, and plenty of dessert, and are enjoying your holiday weekend with lots of family time.  Now that turkey day is over, it's time to get busy finding perfect gifts for everyone on your list, and for those special people who love sewing (that includes you!), Black Friday is the time to get gorgeous fabrics at amazing prices.

Lots of shops keep their specific Black Friday sales close to the vest before the actual day, and since this post was written a few days ahead of time (so I could have a work-free Thanksgiving myself), I'm just going to give you a little tease.  Be sure to head over to these shops to see all of the goodies they have this weekend!

At Shabby Fabrics, they are having a HUGE blowout sale, with 75% off of tons of products.  Lots of kits, fabrics, patterns, and books, and even extra markdowns on their sale and clearance sections!


At LouLou's Fabric Shop, they are having a massive clearance sale on almost everything in the shop, including bolt ends, precuts, and lots of yardage.  LouLou's also has a cute little gift section, with perfect inexpensive items for your quilty BFF.


Lady Belle Fabrics is always one of my favorite places to shop, but one of the things that sets them apart is their longarm quilting service.  Brooke at Lady Belle does beautiful work, and sometimes the best gift you can give is the gift of time.  What quilter wouldn't want to be able to have a quilt top sent away and come back magically quilted?

Lady Belle also has a gorgeous section of Christmas fabrics, just in case you need the perfect print to finish up a last minute holiday project.  Be sure to check it out!







And finally, Fort Worth Fabric Studio has lots of special deals, like this awesome Dream Big tree skirt, as well as lots of precuts, bundles, kits, and patterns.


Okay friends, be sure to visit these shops for ALL of the specific Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals happening right now.  I know you don't want to miss out!   Happy (belated) Thanksgiving and happy shopping!


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Almost Back in Business!

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends.  Whew!  These last couple of weeks have been so very hectic, but we are finally all moved into our new home.  Of course, that means that we are currently swimming in packing paper, bubble wrap, and boxes, but progress is progress.  And, I have my sewing studio all put together...well, almost anyway.

You might remember that my dining room table was being used as my sewing extension and cutting table, and since my dining room is once again a dining room in my new home, I need a new table for my studio.  I'll be heading to Ikea this weekend and then I'll be all set!


My new studio is a little smaller than my old one, but it has great light, a nice sized closet, and a dreamy aqua color (that I didn't have to paint myself), so I call it an even trade.  Since the windows in this room are huge, there wasn't one wall that really worked for my giant color wheel, so instead, my minis are hung in a whimsical line around the room.


My Oh Happy Day! banner that used to hang in the middle of the wheel is still on display, but now hangs above the windows, just across from my machine.  The other main wall houses my project drawers, design wall, ironing board, and some quilts on display.


I can't wait to get everything else all together in my house so I can get in here and really start creating!

Our last NTT was a couple of weeks ago, but it had so many great projects linked up.  This scrappy bird house quilt from Frederique at Quilting Patchwork Applique is so amazing!


This scrappy string quilt was shared by Gretchen's Little Corner, along with LOTS of other scrappy goodness, so be sure to check out all of the others shared in her post.


And I just love all of the great texture in this quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch.


Okay friends!  I can't wait to see what you've been working on all this time.  Let's party!  By the way, since next week is Thanksgiving, NTT will be taking a break (just odd timing with the move being so close to the holiday).  BUT be on the lookout for my big Black Friday post with some amazing sales from my favorite shops.

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)





Wednesday, October 30, 2019

All Packing...No Sewing

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Well, we are supposed to close on our new home in two short weeks, which means that fast and furious packing is happening day and night.  Since I knew that sewing would be impossible, my studio was the first room I finished.  It makes me a little sad to see it in this state, but pretty soon it will be in my new house!


Before we get to last week's party highlights, I owe you four different giveaway winners!  Chris, comment number 13 is the winner of the gift certificate from Lady Belle Fabric, and Darlene, Lori, and Nancy, comments 13, 7, and 11 are the winners of the cute Halloween napkin sets from Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Congrats, ladies!  I have emailed you so that you can get your prizes!  :)



 

Last week's party was amazing!  Take a look at this stunning X+ quilt by Anne at Springleaf Studios-


This textured twist finish is by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal-


This scrappy beauty is by Sew Preeti Quilts-


This festive jelly roll quilt is by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-


Check out this pretty sawtooth star quilt by Linda at kokaquilts-


And finally, I am loving this Metro Rings quilt by Gretchen's Little Corner-



Okay friends, it's time to help a girl out.  It's time to link up your latest quilty projects.  Oh, and if you wouldn't mind, while you're sewing this week, send some good vibes my way for efficient packing, because it is a monumental job.  Let's party!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)

*NTT will be taking a two week break while I pack and move to our new home.  I'll see you on 11/20!


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Adding To the Madness

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  As if things weren't busy enough with our new puppy, we have thrown another huge change into the mix.  We are moving in a few weeks!  I'm not usually a glutton for punishment, but when the perfect house comes along, you just have to jump on it.

So, needless to say, the roller coaster that is my life right now isn't slowing down anytime soon.  And until everything settles down a little bit, my days will be filled with packing and puppy-minding instead of sewing.  While I won't be sewing for a little while, I still LOVE keeping my inspiration fueled by browsing all of the awesome projects you link up.  In fact, it's my favorite way to wind down my day before going to sleep at night.  Take a look at some of my favorites from last week's party.

Yvonne at Sew Yummy linked up this bit of vibrant, scrappy awesomeness.


Jen's Crafts and Quilts Scrapbook shared this sweet baby quilt.


And this amazing quilt is by Soma at Whims and Fancies.


Alrighty friends!  I'm looking to YOU to help me keep my creativity going, and I'm going to live vicariously through your quilty victories, so bring them on!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)




Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October Sales and Awesome Giveaways!

Happy fall, y'all!  There is definitely a chill in the air, and this is the time I really get busy thinking about sewing lots of snuggly things.  I have rounded up the best sales and happenings from my favorite shops on the web, so let's get down to business.





First up is Fort Worth Fabric Studio where there's always lots going on.  Brand new in the shop is the Rose Lane collection by Riley Blake.  I love these fresh, sweet colors in these fabrics.











Also, the Cat Happy collection is on mega-sale right now through October 29th, so don't miss out.  These are such great neutral prints!









Fort Worth Fabric Studio is sponsoring the first giveaway of the day, with a spooky vibe!  THREE different (US only) winners will receive a set of these fun Bone Appetit napkin sets.  They're sure to add an extra creepy touch to any Halloween gathering.


             Fort Worth Fabric Studio




Over at Shabby Fabrics, they celebrate the holidays and seasons in a big way!  Check out the Eek!  Spooks!  stuffed pumpkin kit.  The single kit makes all seven pumpkins and they are super fun.





If you're already looking ahead to Christmas (and really, who isn't?) take a look at The Joy of Christmas Block of the Month.  Everything is all laser cut and pre-fused for you, so you just have to iron it down and stitch into place.  It's starting this month, so hurry over!


         Shabby Fabrics








At LouLou's Fabric Shop, they've got a perfectly curated fabric bundle for every style.  With Halloween coming up next week, I love this Bats and Cats bundle.














And if cute, quirky Christmas is your jam, LouLou's has this Eat, Drink and be Ugly bundle on sale right now!




LouLou’s Fabric Shop
And last, but certainly not least is Lady Belle Fabric.  Over at Lady Belle, folks in the US can take advantage of free shipping with the code freeship.  This shop is also a great place to take advantage of elegantly curated bundles, like this gorgeous one called Autumn Feels.  I love that these fabrics definitely look like fall, but are a little more subtle.

Lady Belle Fabric








Listen up, Tula Troops!  If you're looking for the new Monkey Wrench collection, look no further-  Lady Belle has plenty in stock.






Lady Belle Fabric is also sponsoring the final giveaway for today.  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card to spend any way you choose!






To enter all of the giveaways, just leave a single comment on this post, and then hop over to these fantastic shops to take advantage of these amazing deals.

Since one of today's giveaways is only open to US residents, please be sure to let me know if you're international.  Don't forget to leave an email address if you're a no-reply blogger, and only one entry per person please!  Unfortunately, replies to your own comment counts as an entry (the system numbers those, too), so remember to put your email address in your comment if necessary.

Additional replies/comments/entries are always deleted.  I'll announce the winners at next week's NTT (October 30th).  Happy shopping and good luck!  :)


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