Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SHOUT OUT to Kala Brand Music!

My number two son is on his second deployment.  Sometime in the past year he decided to start playing a Ukulele.  It is pretty cool to be able to play any instrument and have always enjoyed when the kids have an interest in learning.  When Michael left for deployment he decided to order an Ukelele to practice and found that other people were enjoying his playing.  He wrote to Kala Brand Music Co.  to let them know how much JOY was being created by their instrument.


To Michael's surprise, this FABULOUSLY supportive company sent TWO instruments for Michael to teach some others how to play!  

I hope you will join me in saying THANK YOU to this generous company for supporting my son and his friends while they are so far away from home!

You can find Kala Brand Music on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter , Soundcloud,  their website


THANK YOU so much for your support Kala!!!!  My son and I are very grateful!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

More Difficult Than Choosing A Spouse! { My Farmer's Wife Pull}

I ordered my book ( and two other Farmer's Wife books JUMPED into my cart) and was so excited I started pulling fabrics!  Being a scrappy sewer, I have already resigned myself to the reality that there is going to be a massive mess in the sewing room and possibly the tv room since that is usually my winter sewing home.

Looking for the perfect fabrics is a difficult task especially for a one year project.  You need to find something to commit to, something you love, something that you will not tire of, something that gives you passion...it is kind of like choosing a spouse! It may even be MORE difficult because one you have sewn it, quilted it and bound it...it is final!  SO much PRESSURE!


These are the two possible choices at this point.  I have had a complete and utter love affair with Liberty of London for years.  I have been very open about this adoration ( I gush) and through the efforts of Kristen Link of Sew Mama Sew organizing not one but TWO Liberty swaps ( THANK YOU KRISTEN) I was able to acquire this collection of gorgeousness!  It has it's own special place in the sewing room away from light but where I can see it.  This is my ring...my precious...



The second choice is actual four sacks!  I found these on either ebay or Etsy.  I think it was ebay and now I really wish I could remember since I will need oh so much more if I decide to use these! The colors are perfect and it seems somehow just right to use them in a 1930's quilt.  Gives it more authenticity. I LOVE these colors and the feel of the fabrics is different.  They are hearty and stable.  It is nice :o) It has stability and staying power. This too is a good choice...sigh...



There is not doubt what thread I will be using!  Aurifil 50wt!  I would use 2600 ( Dove) that is the perfect color when piecing with so many variations of colors but I am out, so I pulled some others that would work just as well :o)  The 50wt is an Egyptian cotton two ply thread and very thin ( but strong) to help with perfect piecing and FLAT seams.  I have heard that these blocks have some bulk in places, thinner thread will help make them not bulk up!


So I have a tough decision to make but luckily a have a few weeks to decide!

Which collection would you choose? 


I am linking up to 

Molli Sparkles

Friday, August 7, 2015

Have you made a Farmer's Wife Quilt?


Summer took over the household and made it next to impossible to sew.  I foolishly thought there would more time to work on projects and blog but the kids take priority in my days ( mostly because if I do not take care of them they will sit on me).  

When looking online for what is the newest, latest and greatest, I stumbled upon this treasure!  Angie from Gnome Angel, Marti Michell and Fat Quarter Shop are having a Quilt Along starting in Sept for The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt!  





September works perfectly for my schedule since the kids will be BACK in school! Committing to two blocks a week sounds like the perfect amount for even the busy girl's sewing schedule! 

Visit The Farmer's Wife Sew Along on Gnome Angel to find out ALL the information ( including the very active Facebook page)!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SURPRISE!

Little did I know that someone {cough...cough...Pat Sloan!} had a secret mission and organized an absolute MASSIVE birthday mailing to my home from so many of my friends and quilters that I adore and admire!  I thought it was a fluke when I had received a couple of cards and then it happened... more and more cards and gifts started appearing in my post box!  Adam was so excited to get the daily mail...LOL!


In addition to the FABULOUS cards...so many and SO FUNNY, there were a GIFTS!!!!  OMG AWESOME GIFTS from Pat, Jennifer Paganelli, Sara, Patty Young, Amy and Donna.  I am just really overwhelmed!










The cards were incredible!!!!


There were cards all the way from Australia from my sweet friend Jane!  Thank you Petal!  That took some planning!


There were handmade cards from Scott Hansen and Kate Spain!  Even one from Kitty ( Night Quilter) with our new #logcabingurlsclub!  You can join in the log cabin love fest too!



This has ben my BEST birthday EVER!!!!  Thank you everyone that contributed through online wishes, cards, texts and wonderful gifts!  You all have made the last year of my 40's the BEST of my LIFE!  


The random winner was chosen for the Unauthorized giveaway too!  It was Andres Rosales!!!!!  Thank you so much everyone!!!!!!  
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