Tuesday, November 25, 2014

t h a n k s g i v i n g t h o u g h t s

t h a n k s g i v i n g

we are all a mix of
friends family culture history

we are a scrap bag of goodness

and our blessings come in the same manner

during this holiday week
let's take a breath

be thankful and grateful and thoughtful
this thanksgiving

take a moment and leave a note of thanks, something you are grateful for
not for a giveaway
not for any reason other than
to give that notion "flight"

I am thankful for all of you!
because of all of you, I can do what it is that I do!!
I am grateful for that...


(photo:  aunt Laura's lamp, my mother's vase, shells from a friend, orchid from a neighbor, candlesticks from my aunt, my mother, and me, painting found along the way, dishes from a friend)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...a busy year!

s u r p r i s e

it has been a busy year

while I really wanted to have a big reveal at
Fall Quilt Market

beat me to it

it's true!

and I am just over the moon
believed enough
in my ideas to allow me to 
write my very own book

but there's a twist

do you see it?
look again
it's true
agreed to be a part of the book
and I think you're really going to appreciate what she has to say

while the book won't be shipping until 

I just wanted to let you know
what I have been doing this last year

and if you are a wholesaler, and you are attending Fall Market
A    M O D E R N   T W I S T
will be a part of the
Author Hop
and you will have a "preview peek" at the actual book

want to know about the projects?
want to know about the book?
want to see that cover?
stay tuned....

for now, I just had to give a little squeal of delight
and while the book won't be available until next year
if you leave a comment
about what 
have been doing for the last year
we'll have the random number generator
select one comment
for a copy of the book
and send it to you at the beginning of next year

what have YOU been up to?


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun-Size Quilts! Giveaway

it's a proud moment
to be included in such fast company
Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Jeni Baker, Natalie Barnes, Melissa Corry, Elizabeth Dackson, Victoria L. Eapen, Debbie Grifka, Julie Herman, Emily Herrick, Kimberly Jolly, Thomas Knauer, Cheri Leffler, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaugh, Jocelyn Ueng, Heather Valentine, and Jackie White

I have a quilt design featured in the new book by
Fun-Size Quilts!

after completing this fun quilt using

I thought I would make a different version
linens and neutrals
and hand quilt the project

it's nice to have a little hand quilting to pick up every so often
and these Fun-Size Quilts! are the perfect achievable project size for some hand quilting

is going to give away sixteen eBook copies of the book
so head on over to their site for more blog links

leave a comment here
for a chance to win an eBook

just tell us all the smallest 'fun size' quilt 
you have ever made
and the story behind that quilt
 here is one of the Jaybird Quilts designs
in the book
and you probably recognize these little guys, right?

it goes without saying
but I will anyway
gosh, I am so proud!!!

thank you
for the great giveaway

(winners will be announced
Wednesday 30 July)



Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July - Giveaway and Shop Discount!


it has been a great weekend
eating bbq and enjoying friends

celebrating independence

lots of yardage is on
and if you have been following along, there is an additional discount!

today's post, tho, is about doing something different
stepping out of your comfort zone

having a great time
this weekend

for me, this past few years, I have ventured out
I have become a Martingale Author
I'm so proud!

One of the books is

and this is a bundle of fabrics used in one of the projects

tell us all by leaving a comment and your email
what you have done
how you have stepped out
of your comfort zone this last year
for a chance to win the fabric

and please - tell a friend about the shop site
we'd love to have you give us a try....



yes, it's a BIG DISCOUNT!!!!!!!

is the special code to enter
after shopping our already discounted fabrics

hope you'll shop with us today!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July Giveaway and discounts continue...again!

4th of July

the good news is that it's only saturday
there are really two more full days full of possibilities
before Monday arrives
with all of it's responsibilities
and to do lists

so what will you make of today?
how will you enjoy tomorrow?

and how will you carry a little bit of the relaxing quiet time
with you?

we have been having a giveaway weekend
each post, an opportunity to leave a message 
and have a chance
at having your name selected
and a lovely package sent to your door

the first day, I asked for memories
the second day, I asked for recipes

today, I ask you to leave a note
sharing with all of us
the most peaceful moment
of the holiday weekend

one of these beach driftwood 
lovely batik bundles of half yards could be yours!

today's discount code is....yes....



Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July Giveaway #2

The 4th of July giveaway 
and discount posts

How many of you have seen our pattern 
Thatch Roof?
We did it in these great colors from 
and two different batik lines

there is a little of this fabric left - fat quarter bundle
and it's yours if you're chosen

please leave a comment telling all of us
your favorite salad recipe
for the 
4th of July

and remember to have a safe and sane 4th


and for those of you that like to read to the end
each day, at the end of our 4th of July weekend series of posts
we will be adding a 'discount code'
for the shop site

there are some already fabulous sale items in the shop
but we're giving you one code per post
today's code:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July - Giveaway and discount!

4th of July

where has the time gone?

Spring Market
has come and gone
and the new patterns are on their way to your lqs!

we have some
4th of July

to give away to two lucky people
that leave a comment on the blog 

in your comment
please leave a tale about your favorite
4th of July memory

one of my favorite memories was fireworks at the end of the street
everyone would bring whatever they had
and the "men" would be in charge
of figuring out how to make them sparkle and shine
when you're only in 2nd grade
this is a pretty spectacular thing

and let's remember
to celebrate


and for those of you that like to read to the end
each day, at the end of our 4th of July weekend series of posts
we will be adding a 'discount code'
for the shop site

there are some already fabulous sale items in the shop
but we're giving you one code per post
today's code: