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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April Sponsor News and a Giveaway

2021 keeps trucking right along and it's the middle of another month, friends.  That means it's time to give you the latest rundown of awesomeness from my favorite shops on the web.  So, let's dive right in, starting with LouLou's Fabric Shop.  




Have you seen the latest LouLou Bundle?  Oh. my. goodness.  These luscious colors are my jam.  They just feel so cheerful.


LouLou's has a perfectly curated bundle of 8 fat quarters each and every Tuesday.  They're great for use in a smaller project, or as a foundation for a something larger.  If you love one, you have to snap it up because when they're gone, they're gone for good!





LouLou's has something for everyone.  There are new fabrics added to their shop practically every day, and their sale section is always full if you're on the hunt for a bargain.


Right now, this Bonnie's House bundle by Bonnie and Camille is on sale for a great price (along with tons of other goodies).


LouLou’s Fabric Shop





Up next is Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  They too have a weekly curated bundle and I love these just as much.  They are released in limited quantities on Fridays, and are a perfect way to build stash, or just get a little color inspiration.  This Liberty Belle bundle is perfect for any summery patriotic project you might have coming up.


               Fort Worth Fabric Studio






Fort Worth Fabric Studio also has tons of fantastic sales that are constantly changing.  They have a Monthly Bargains section, remnants and end of bolts, and even HUGE weekly deals on specific products.  


Right now, this Yuletide Bells fabric roll is an absolute steal.  Supplies are limited, so be sure to get yours HERE.  And while you're at it, be sure to sign up for their mailing list, so you'll be the first to know about everything going on in the future.









Lady Belle Fabric is last in the roundup, but certainly not least.  Lady Belle has tons of modern fabrics by the yard, bundles, notions, and patterns, so there's sure to be something that catches your eye.  


For all of you lovers of low volume fabrics, they even have the Little Whispers low volume fat quarter club.


This South Paw quilt kit is newly available for preorder in the shop.  I love the color palette in the featured Liliput fabrics.



     Lady Belle Fabric









Also new at Lady Belle is this bundle of the Velvet collection by Amy Sinibaldi.  The colors are so fresh and springy!


Lady Belle Fabrics is also the sponsor for today's giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend on anything you choose!  Hooray!









Before you head off to hunt for treasures at these fabulous shops, be sure to enter the giveaway.  To enter, just leave ONE comment on this post.  

Don't forget to leave an email address if you're a no-reply blogger, and remember, 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 (April 21st).  

Good luck and happy shopping, y'all!



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy NTT!

Welcome to another Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  Sadly, I still don't have anything to share with you.  At this point, sitting down to sew really isn't the problem, it's standing up to cut fabric.  And since I didn't have anything cut out and ready when I broke my ankle, I'm kind of in a holding pattern.  I'm really missing my sewing machine.  The spring weather has been glorious lately, and that's a consolation at least.  I've been spending as much time as possible outside enjoying it, even as I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it's already April.  

I'm going to get back to my machine as soon as I possibly can, but until then, I'm living vicariously through all of your beautiful projects.  Check out this awesome quilt by Quilting Gail-


This simple rainbow patchwork quilt is by Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic-


This fun tumbler quilt is by Kat at Scrapbox Quilts-


And finally, I love this scrappy quilt by Linda at kokaquilts-


Okay, friends! Let's get our party started!

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 within your 
    post.  
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, March 31, 2021

NTT- The Road to Normalcy

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Well, the boot's still on, so no change there, but I did get my second vaccine dose on Monday, so I'm feeling great about taking that step toward getting life back to normal.  My son is almost 17, so he got his first dose this week as well.  Hubby works for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, so he's been vaccinated since January.  We're alllllmost there.  Hooray for science!

Since I don't have anything new to share (again, the boot), take a look at some of my favorites from last week's party.  Janis at Canyon Rim Quilting shared this sweet string quilt-

This stunning quilt is by Frederique at Quilting Patchwork Applique

I love the crazy scrappiness of this quilt by Tubakk at Den syende himmel-

Take a look at this cute star quilt by Cheree at The Morning Latte-


This vibrant beauty is by Michelle at My Bijou Life-


And this soothing piece by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal makes me long for the beach!


Wow!  Y'all really brought the eye candy last week.  So, without further ado, let's get our party 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 within your 
    post.  
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, March 24, 2021

NTT- Taking the Good With the Boot

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  This week has been one of highs and one big low.  As I mentioned in my last post, we did a closet overhaul in our bedroom and as promised, here are a couple of pictures of the finish.



I am in LOVE with the way it turned out, and it makes me so happy to see how beautifully organized everything is.  Just for reference, my closet is 7.5 feet wide, by 8 feet deep.

Unfortunately, my excitement was tempered by the fact that while walking in my neighborhood, I tripped on a fairly innocuous crack in the sidewalk and rolled my ankle, breaking my fibula and partially tearing the ligament in the process.  Womp, womp.

Silver linings are tough in this circumstance, but miraculously there are a few.  First, even though part of my fibula was sheared off completely and pulled away from the bone by the ligament, it has settled back into place and doesn't require surgery.  

Also, the walking boot is a marvelous thing.  Once you injure your ligaments/tendons/joints a few times, they are permanently weakened and are much easier to injure in the future, and this is where I am.  If you can believe it, this is my sixth (!!!) break in my ankles and feet (fourth on this foot), so I've had my share of casts and boots.  In fact, I even brought my boot to the doctor with me with the hope that they wouldn't cast me.  I joked that it was BYOB day at the ortho practice, ha!  A boot isn't exactly comfy, but it does make things like showering a lot easier.  So, yay for no cast.

And finally, you might have noticed that thankfully, this is my left foot and not my driving foot!  By driving, I mean my car AND my sewing machine.  I'll still be down for a while because I'm pretty swollen and bruised, so elevating and icing is happening as much as possible, but I really think I'll be back at it in a couple of weeks, even if it's just in small spurts.

Since I don't have any quilty news to share from my studio, take a look at some of the projects y'all shared last week.  You know how much I love green, and these blocks from Anorina at Samelia's Mum are so awesomely springy!


Anja Quilts linked up this cute quilt-


I love, love, love this quilt by Julie's Quilts and Costumes.  


And this triangle quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts is just fantastic (and don't miss the other quilt she shared in her post)!


Okie dokie, friends!  It's time to get our party started.  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 within your 
    post.  
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, March 17, 2021

Needle and Thread Thursday!

Hey there, friends!  I don't know about you, but springtime is when I love to take on the serious organizing and "freshening up" in my house (and outside for that matter).  This is the time of year when we do a ton of planting outside, clean out closets, etc.   Since moving into my house in fall 2019, we've been planning to do a closet overhaul in our main bedroom.  The closet is actually a pretty good size, but because my home was built in the 70's before closet systems were a thing, it only had a single bar running along each side of it.  There was so much wasted space!  All of that is changing this week and I am SO excited.  

The closet has been stripped bare and is being painted today, and yesterday a freight truck delivered a huge pallet with all of my closet pieces.  The next several days will be all about putting the components together and getting them mounted in the right spots.  I'll be sure to include a photo of the finish when everything is all done.  All of that is to say that I haven't spent a single second at my machine since finishing the secret project I teased last week.  You know me- I'm a one project at a time girl... in all things, and the closet is it this week.  ;)

So, take a look at some of the amazing projects linked up last week.  Kris at Sew Sunshine showed off this fun quilt (you know I love some scrappy improv!)-


Sally at Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking shared her progress on this colorful quilt-


This creative denim quilt is by Tubakk at den syende himmel (her blog is written in English too!)


I am in LOVE with this quilt by Sandra at mmm quilts. That quilting!!!


This low volume lovely is by Linda at kokaquilts-


And finally, Jayne at Twiggy and Opal showed off this unique, modern quilt.  That quilting adds so much to the interesting piecing!


Well there you have it, y'all.  You're sure keeping me inspired when I can't make it to my machine!  Let's see what you've got this week.

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 within your 
    post.  
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, March 16, 2021

March Sponsor News!

Happy Spring, all of you lovely people!  Even though it's not official (and I'm sure we will still have a few cold snaps), spring is in the air, and I am loving it.  This time of year makes me want to add some pops of color to my flower beds, do some spring cleaning/organization in my house, and refresh my stash with a few fabulous new fabrics.  If you're looking for a way to breathe some new life into your stash, check out the latest from my favorite shops on the web.  I know you'll find a few things to tempt you.


LouLou's Fabric Shop has a brand new LouLou bundle each week, and they're always perfect for a little stash refresh. Each bundle is curated from a variety of collections, resulting in a bundle of fabrics that can't be found anywhere else.  This latest bundle is so soft and pretty!

The quantity of weekly LouLou bundles is limited, so if you see one you love, you have to snap it up!

LouLou’s Fabric Shop






If you're looking ahead and already planning for summer sewing, LouLou's also has a huge preorder section.  And preorders are always 10% off!  I love this Words to Live By collection, coming June 2021.









There is always something new over at Lady Belle Fabrics.  If you're a lover of neutral fabrics, Lady Belle has a couple of brand new bundles that are stunning.  



               Lady Belle Fabric







These two bundles are from the Soften the Volume collection by Art Gallery Fabrics, and they would look lovely paired with brighter prints, or all on their own.








And finally, Fort Worth Fabric Studio has lots of amazing deals and happenings right now.  Their Monthly Bargains section is bursting with great fabrics at super-low prices, and they're also running a super special on this fun bundle of purple solids.  This bundle is so scrumptious, and it even comes with a free pattern!


              Fort Worth Fabric Studio






I've also been eyeing this gorgeous Flower Garden quilt kit in the Preorder section.  It uses the Secret Stream collection by Free Spirit, and it is an explosion of luscious color!







Well, there you have it friends!  Go browse through these shops for a few minutes, and I know you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy.  It's amazing how a few new fabrics can make your stash feel brand new!

Happy shopping, y'all!



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A Secret Little Project and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  This week, I've been working on something that has to be kept under wraps, and the way I've quilted it means that I can't even give you a sneak peek without giving it away.  You'll just have to wait and see when the time is right.  :)  Don't worry though, with the amazing highlights from last week, there's still lots of pretties to ogle. 

I love this heart quilt by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty-

Joyce at heARTs Creations linked up this colorful quilt-

This sweet little creation is by Frederique at Quilting Patchwork Applique-


And finally, this lovely low volume quilt is by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-

Alright!  It's time to link up the latest happenings in your studio.  Let's do this!

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 within your 
    post.  
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!  :)




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