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I Spy Fabrics, Hawaii and Obvious Store

I received the fabric from the “I spy” swap I signed in. Karen from “Sew Many Ways” organized it and I am very very happy I participated. Thank you Karen for organizing it! If you haven’t visited Karen’s blog you are missing her Tool Time Tuesday posts where she looks at tools and stuff around the house outside of the box!

Each person had to get 3 fabrics and cut 40 – 5” squares and mailed it to Karen with self addressed envelope. I was so exciting when I received my fabric and was going through it like reading a book! 🙂

Karen was so sweet and make for everyone a necklace pin cushion! Thank you Karen! I love mine! You can store a small scissor and pins and on the other end you can skew a bobbin with your thread for sewing and then the nut will hold it there. Here is the tutorial of it if you would like to make your own.

I organized the fabric in few categories: food, sports, novelty, animals and sewing and knitting. The top row fabrics are the ones I sent: with lady bugs, chickens and bats. I can make a few very cute quilts with all the fabrics and I decided to start adding more novelty fabrics to my collection.

I wanted to share the picture of the Hawaiian coffee and chocolates we received from my sister-in-law and family. They are so good, that’s why I am just sharing the picture. 🙂 It was great seeing them and now they are on their way back to Hawaii. Have a nice trip guys!

Talking about family I want to give a shout out to my brother-in-law’s “State the Obvious Store”. If you are looking for a last moment gift to someone who has everything and likes humor you should check it out!

I am working on a couple Christmas gifts so I can’t share pictures, yet!

Happy sewing!

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Daisy Pincushion and the rest of the quilts

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! I did!

Me and Heather finished the matching pincushions we worked on between projects. They are so adorable and pretty big, too. The pincushion is around 6″X 3″. Heather picked the colors so the pincushion looks like a giant daisy!

The pattern for “Wild Flower Pincushion” can be found in “Bags, Pillows & Pincushions” Magazine:


I also did some Black Friday shopping. I got my first Honey buns from Greenfairyquilts.com These are my first honey buns. I don’t know what I am doing with them yet. They might be good for a mini quilt since they are 1,5 ”.


I also visited my local quilt shop “Happy Sewing Room” and got these fat quarters. The red one is their Christmas present.


Here are the rest of the Eastern PA Shop-hop tour. The quilt below is the sample made by “Endless Mountains Quiltworks”. This was a very nice shop and I like their quilt, but it was the fardest for us to go to. We were lucky and had a driver that day. Thank you Scot for driving me and Heather to the shops!
Here is the quilt at “118fabrics” shop. I like the border of the quilt.
Here is the ” J&B Craft Supplies & Fabric” Store in Nescopeck, PA.

And the last shop we visited was “Quilting in the Valley”. Their quilt is pretty, too.
I hope I got all the shops and matching quilts right! 🙂 Me and Heather had fun during the shop hop and got a lot of fabrics for couple of projects! 😉

I also received my 5” squares from the I spy swap I was in, but I will have to show you next time!

Until then, Happy sewing!!!

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Eastern Pennsylvania Shop Hop ’09- First Day

Yesterday was a fun day of shop hopping! Me and my friend Heather went to four shops. During shop hop you can purchase a passport and then visit all the participating shops to get stamped and qualify for big prizes. Each shop sells a block and each shop puts it together differently. You are able to purchase a block at each shop. We decided not to buy the blocks and instead shoped other fabrics.

First we went to Easton to the “At Piece Quiltery”. I forgot to take picture of their shop hop quilt. I bought a special fabric for a Christmas gift, I hope when is done the recipient will like it!

After that we were on the way to Stroudsburg, they are two shops there. Below is the “American Ribbon” shop hop sample.
Below is “Pocono Sew & Vac” quilt.
Then we were on the way to Effort to visit “Country Quiltery”.
We thought we would have a hard time finding that store since the GPS couldn’t find the address, but we found it easily! They served local apple cider outside the shop. I took a picture of Heather as she was taking a cup.
We had fun at all shops, we bought a lot of pretty fabrics! Here is a part of my loot! 🙂
Now, I am going to get busy sewing! Happy sewing to you, too!

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Quilt Retreat in Milwaukee, WI

I have been sewing up a storm. I want to share with ya about a trip to Milwaukee, WI.

These are pictures were taken at the rest stop in Western PA. The tree leaves were changing their colors, very pretty!

I just thought the bear was so cute!

This was our hotel room in Milwaukee. I loved the warm colors, perfect for Fall!
You are probably thinking where is the quilt retreat? It was in the hotel room. I was sewing while hubby went to meetings. I got so much done! I borrowed Mom mom’s little Janome Gold. The machine worked great on the little coffee table. I had a cutting station set up on the desk.
I pieced a charity quilt I sign up for and two table runners. One of the runners is a surprise for my sister so I can’t show you yet. The charity quilt is for Quilts for kids they send me the kit very fast. The kit include everything but the bathing. I had so much fun piecing it! Now I have to quilt it!
I was lucky we stopped at few quilt shops. Inspired by nature I picked up these fall prints.
The first shop was “Quilts and Kreations”, OH.
On the way back to the high way my husband saw a sign for underground quilt shop. The shop was called “Olla Mae’s Drygoods ” and it was located in basement, we had to take an elevator to the underground level, under a bank. I found these treasures:
My favorite quilt shop on the trip was “Sew Little Time”,OH. It was a little shop with very friendly stuff.
Maybe it was my favorite because found these fabrics, aren’t they pretty?
I got my frame working so I will be posting about it! Stay tunned…

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Life is Good ….Fall Easy Stripe Table Runners

I have a good news to share! I got my driving licence! Very excited for me, I went on my first driving trip to the grocery store by myself. I also got good news at the doctor’s office. I had to have a mammogram done and after all the worries the doctor think it’s just a swollen lymph node. It’s such a relief!
I found “Easy striped table runner”pattern designed by Karen Montgomery on a trip to Pittsburgh. We stopped at the “Quilt company” shop and the owner designs fabrics for Timeless Treasures, she design the pattern, too. I picked up these fabrics she designed.
I wanted to show you my fall table runners:

If you look carefully you will see that this table runner is different from the first picture one and the picture below. It’s the same fabric. Just by changing the way you cut the fabric it looks very different.

The pretty candle holder was a gift from my lovely hubby!

I love the pattern and I am addicted to it! I made couple of table runners already.

This is the back of the Fall table runner. I just love all the colors!
My friend Heather is learning to quilt, this is her first project and she did great job! We decided to exchange runners from our fabrics. You can always use more runners!
Happy sewing!

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Autumn Decorations and Quilt Show

I love this Autumn arrangement! We got it as Anniversary present from my brother-in-law. Bret made it! He picked apples and oranges and made that branch into a heart shape! Thank you Bret is lovely and very thoughtful gift!

Last weekend we went to a Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks. Here are some of my favorite quilts:







I did a little shopping:

Enjoy the fall cooler weather and happy sewing!

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What a Surprise from Millie!

I got a package in the mail yesterday. It was a big box full of goodies from my friend Millie. She deleted her blog by mistake and I felt so bad for her, after all the time and love she put into it. I am so excited she decided to blog again!
I opened the box and I found this pretty bag!!! I love the colors and the pink tissues 🙂
She must of gone crazy to send me so much stuff, I was stunned! She sent me lots of pretty fabrics, a wonderful book “Easy Does it for Friends”, a very cute card and a box of chocolates. I started eating them right away! 🙂

I have never seen these fabrics or this book. It is amazing how every shop has different fabrics!
There is a very cute Christmas panel. I will show it after I make it into a wall hanging! 🙂
I love these pastel colors, there are so feminine!
This is a view of one of the pages of the book and I made a “border” around it with the fabrics from Millie! This is the cutest book I’ve seen! I like all the projects in it!
I can’t say enough Thank You Millie!

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