March 26, 2009

Construction halted!

Scraps My 2nd Story Beach House project is on hold while I stop to do a little sewing favor for a certain Quilting Rock Star that I just so happen to have the good fortune to be friends with.   Here is a beautiful little pile left over from my cutting - I'm bursting to show someone, but for now, I am sworn to secrecy....

March 23, 2009

Quilt Show

Show I put in almost twice as many hours this week as I usually work at the quilt store - this week was the Quilter's Anonymous quilt show in Monroe and the only show where our shop participates as a vendor (and I can see why - it's a LOT of work and I'm exhausted!!!)

Thursday and Friday I worked in the shop, but Sunday I got a chance to work out at the show, connect with some guild friends, see the beautiful quilts on display, and even meet a blog buddy!   This is me with Candace, from Squash House Quilts, who is just as nice as can be and isn't she cute as a button?!  It was fun to finally connect with another blogger - I hope you enjoyed the show, Candace - it was really nice to meet you!

I haven't spent much time in the ol' sewing room this month.  Hopefully after the honors concert tomorrow, I will be able to return to my trusty Pfaff.  I really miss him!

March 15, 2009

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Irish Last weekend a customer at the quilt shop asked if we had any St. Patrick's Day fabric.  Sadly, we do not, but it reminded me that I had stashed away some adorable Alexander Henry fabric and it was high time to put my fabric to good use.

Miraculously - given the current disastrous state of my sewing room - I was able to find this fabric with the adorable leprechauns.  This is vintage Alexander Henry, dated 2002 - no one does novelty prints like they do!  The pattern is Toast Points from the Atkinson Designs book, Let's Do Lunch.  A very fast and easy tablerunner.  Now we're all set at my house for the Wearin' of the Green.


March 10, 2009

2nd Story Beach House

Beach No, I didn't win the lottery, but I did buy a beach house!  This lovely fat quarter bundle of Blackbird Designs' new collection - Beach House - had to be mine.  I think it wants to be Miss Rosie's 2nd Story when it grows up.

Sadly, my quilt time is extremely limited this month as we are involved in a flurry of concerts and practices with the boys.  I'm off to my sewing room to steal a few moments with my Pfaff before the orchestra concert tonight!

March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Lily9 This beautiful creature with the dimples turned 9 years old on Saturday.  Here she is just about to blow out the candles on her birthday cake.  Happy Birthday to my sweet girl - we are so lucky and blessed to have you in our lives.

March 1, 2009

And the winner is....

The Random Number Generator picked comment #5 for my contest winner - so Kathie, from Inspired by Antique Quilts - come on down!  I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment and I'd also like to say that the quilt blogging community is the best ever!  Here's to many more posts and years of inspiration for all of us!