Wednesday, January 27, 2010

munki munki string blocks!

I got quite a bit behind on my Munki Munki string quilt for the Quilt along. I'm now finally caught up after making 3 blocks this week. It is sooo exciting to see the four blocks together. I'm loving all the bright colors, especially with it not being my typical choice. How fun to go out of your comfort zone and try something new!

Hope you are having wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

the pillow talk swap~ round two sign-ups!

Our first round for the pillow talk swap was a blast! The pillows made were incredible and all our flickr friends who participated were so fun get to get to know a little better.

Here are some of the lovely pillows that were made from our first round~

1. My Pillow Talk swap piece, 2. My Pillow Talk Swap, 3. Pillow Talk Swap Pillow from jqadams, 4. Moda Lush pillow from Ariel, 5. The Pillow Talk { Swap } sent :)), 6. Pillow Talk Swap , 7. a gorgeous gnome and girl pillow!, 8. Pillow for....., 9. pillow talk swap

Aren't they all sooo lovely!!

NOW FOR ROUND TWO!! yeah!! Heather and I will be holding sigh-ups till January 31st or once we hit 40 members. Make sure to reserve your spot early as we already had 11 sign up in the first 15 minutes.

If you are not a member already you can ask to join the group. We do ask that you have participated in a flickr swap and have photos in your flickr photo pool so we can ensure all our members have experienced a positive swap.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

simple yet complex

I wanted to say a quick thank you for all the kind comments from the previous post. Each comment meant so much! THANK YOU!!

I really needed to take some time to sit at my machine and sew, so I made Suzanne's block for the {bee-autiful} bee. She asked for a section to be simple that uses the main print and then another section that is complex. This was such a fun block to make! I find that sewing is such great therapy and sure can help mend anything.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday! Today is my daughter's birthday so we will be enjoying a little family celebration tonight.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

being hurt~ a song that relates

when i was in the car the funniest song came on the radio about being hurt. oh boy, oh boy, did it speak to me! have you ever been sooo hurt by someone that you know you should really be praying for them, but honestly just wish bad karma would bite them in the butt! sorry for the bit of sourness today, just had to share that there has been such deep hurt this past year. i won't go into any details since this someone is involved in our online world, but the saddest part is i once considered her my best friend.

on a good note, i'm sooo excited for the new year 2010, and am so grateful for the new friendships that have blossomed and have helped me through one of the toughest years of my life. i have found out what true friendship is. that they will be there for you through the thick and thin and won't judge you every step you take.

Thanks for letting me ramble, I promise my next post will be about something fun and crafty! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

a twilight sewing week-end

Heather and I are putting together a Twilight sewing week-end for one of the week-ends in February. Doesn't that sound like fun!! We will be staying in Port Angelas, WA, so that is where Twilight comes in with a trip to La Push beach, and maybe even Forks! Hopefully we will still get lots of sewing time in too. We've posted about it in one of our flickr groups for any of our flickr friends who live around the area or would like to travel. We have several lovely ladies joining us, and still have a few spots open to a couple more of our blogging/flickr friends. We'll do all the specifics through email to keep it safe. :)

Heather's friend was so kind to offer her beautiful vacation home to us for the week-end! Here are a couple photos of the house.

I get more and more exited thinking about it! Maybe since I can't wait to have a sewing get-a-way, and being a twilight fan makes the location PERFECT!