Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I am setting here today waiting on the big snow storm to hit. My husbands flight into PA from TX was cancelled this morning due to the snow falling in Philly. Of course we have no snow falling here in Allentown.....yet....the news keeps saying that it is coming. Hopefully the hubby will be able to make it here tomorrow and we can start our Christmas celebration.
In in the spirit of Christmas here are some photos of the presents that I made this year.

A Quilt for Christmas
somebody special is getting a quilt!

Christmas Presents
These are some lavender and flax seed eye pillows I made. I have already used the one I made for myself today!

Christmas Presents
Some cute little fabric baskets. Here are the links to the 2 different patterns I used from Pink Penguin & Vlijtig

I also made a few key fob's but forgot to take a photo.

Here is wishing everybody a safe and Merry Christmas!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


We had our first snow fall of the season yesterday. At least we only got about 4". For those of you who don't know me... I really don't like snow, but I will admit that it was beautiful this morning. It kinda gets you into the Christmas Spirit.

Snowy Morning

Snowy Morning
Our "See Rock City" bird house was all covered up!

Snowy Morning

Snowy Morning
Please somebody buy our house! Isn't it pretty!!

Well now that you have seen the view outside, here is a peek of what is going on inside.

WIP Christmas Presents

WIP Christmas Presents! Oh what could they be......Can't tell you. Don't want to ruin the surprise!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday

I just love it when I go out to the mail box and it is filled with wonderful goodies! Today was one of those days when I opened the mail box and found two packages and my Entertainment Weekly (my favorite magazine). Oh what a great day!


Oh, and what did I get??

In the bigger package I got some new fabric. I had such a great Tuesday morning when I opened my e-mail to see my newsletter and noticed I was link of the week! For being link of the week I received a $20 gift certificate! They were also having a one day sell on the Heather Ross Menodcoino collection (my favorite). I also have been drooling over the new Amy Butler Love collection in flannel. So I got some Amy Butler flannel and some pieces of the Menodcoino that I do not have. I am going to make me some Pajama Pants out of the Amy Butler flannel for Christmas!


Please visit their website. They have great fabric deals, the customer service is great and you receive your fabric in just a few days. Register for their newsletter and add their link to you blog and you could become link of the week!

And in the smaller package..... I received some labels that I had printed by Lilla Lotta. She does custom labels that are printed on Twill Tape. She can put something together for you, or you can send her your own logo which is what I did. I just love how they turned out and I have about 3 yards of them. I can't wait to use them on the Christmas gifts I am making this year.
Please visit her Etsy shop!!


What a way to start of the weekend!

Hopefully my happy Friday will run into the weekend and lots of people will show up for our Open House on Sunday! I am so ready to sell this house!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

One quilt finished and a new one started!

I finished hand sewing the binding on my Moda Arcadia quilt. I love this fabric line by Moda. It is so soft and the colors make me think of summers in Florida (oh how I wish I was there!). I only quilted around the blocks and borders because I wanted to keep the quilt soft. This was going to be my Spring/Summer quilt, but I think it will be nice to cozy up with on a Winter day. It will help me think about summer!

Moda Arcadia Quilt Front

Moda Arcadia Quilt Front

Moda Arcadia Quilt Back
I love how the back turned out! I can use the back as the front.

Here is another WIP (work in progress). I use some of my Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett stash to put this together. I was inspired by the mix tape quilts I have seen online. I thought is would be fun to mix it with big floral blocks. The dot fabric is from the new Amy Butler Love collection. The dots are my favorite. Still trying to decide what to do for the back. I think I will use some solids since the front is so busy. I just love all the bright colors. This may be a Christmas gift, but for who.....I will not tell!


Thursday, November 12, 2009


I can't believe I am posting 2 days in a row! But I am so excited about this project that I just have to share it.
Here is the quilt I finished and sent to Craft Hope.

Craft Hope Quilt

Craft Hope Quilt Close Up

Craft Hope is "a faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world." They do different projects, from sending handmade sock monkey's to Little Heros Burn Camp to this project where they are sending quilts to Margaret's Hope Chest. Margaret's Hope Chest is a group that donates quilts to people in need. These quilts are going to homeless children this holiday season. I just love the idea that my quilt is going to keep a special child warm this winter.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yes. I am a slacker!

I was just looking at the date of my last post and I can't believe how long it has been. I know. I am a slacker. But just because I haven't posted anything doesn't mean I haven't been busy. As most of you know we are trying to sell our house so we can move to Fort Worth, TX. The hubby is already there and started his new job. We have been getting a lot of showings on the house but no offers yet. Please keep your fingers crossed that it happens soon. I would love to move before Christmas!

So what have I been up to for the past month other than keeping my house really clean ( the sewing room has been the hardest as I love to have my fabric scattered around me).....

#1 - I finished the baby quilt for my friend Reagan. I gave it to her last week and she loved it. I got so use to it being in my sewing room that I almost didn't want to give it away.

Reagans Baby Quilt
Such happy colors for her baby girl!

Reagans Baby Quilt Back
The back is done in my two favorite colors, Pink & Orange.

Reagans Baby Quilt
I just love the way a pieced binding looks.

#2 - I did my 2 blocks for Heather for our Virtual Quilting Bee (which is a lot of fun! I will post Nov. blocks as soon as Mary receives them). I love the fabric Heather sent for us to use and her completed quilt is going to be beautiful!

Sew new to me quilting bee - Blocks for Heather 1

Sew new to me quilting bee - Blocks for Heather 2

#3 - I made a mini quilt for "comfortstitching" for the HR mini quilt swap. I also included a quilt little key chain pouch. I love the way this one turned out. I used some of my favorite fabrics.

HR Mini Quilt

#4 - I finished piecing & quilted my Moda Arcadia quilt. The binding has been sewn on and is currently being blind stitched. I should have this one completed this weekend.

Moda Arcadia Quilt
Here is a sneak peek!

Whew! I am tired. Maybe I shouldn't wait so long to write a post!
Now I get to start on Christmas present. I just got a great idea today but I can't tell you!!

For your enjoyment, here is a photo of our little Tater who brings smiles to my face every day!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Raegan's Baby Quilt and other cute stuff...

Even though we have the house for sale and I have to keep it clean, I am still working in my craft room (I just try to keep the mess contained). My newest project is a baby quilt for my dear friend Raegan who is having her first girl. I love how the quilt is turning out so far. This has to be some of the cutest fabric I have worked with. Not sure what is going on with the back yet but I have some ideas.

I also finished my Heather Ross Mini quilt for the swap. We are also including a little handmade item. I made a little zipper key chain pouch. I hope my swap partner likes it.

Today in the mail I received a package of material to make a block for my first quilting be. The fabric is so cute and I can't wait to start!
Back to cleaning the house. We have a showing tonight! Keep your fingers crossed....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Good News and a Stacked Coin Quilt

So the good news is - My husband just accepted a job in Fort Worth, Tx! We are so excited to be moving but will miss the friends we have made here in PA ( I will not miss the winters!). Now for the fun part of selling our house. So if anybody knows of anybody wanting to move to beautiful Nazareth, PA, we have a house to sell them. Now I will have to keep my sewing room clean!

I did finish a project last week that has been sitting around the house for about a year. I finally got the binding on my stacked coin quilt! I love how it turned out and it is perfect for this fall!

I have also opened up my Etsy store. I have a few items in it and will be adding more soon. I was planning to have a "grand- opening" and a give-away but with all the moving excitement I haven't had time. But I promise a give-away is coming soon!

I will leave you with a little sneak-peak of one of the blocks of my Heather Ross mini-quilt. The Quilt is almost finished. Only one side of the binding left to do!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Munki Munki Day!

I hit the Munki Munki pajama jackpot at Marshall's today! I am so excited! For those of you who quilt, you know why I am so excited. For those of you who don't let me explain.... Munki Munki is a brand of PJ's. You can find them at some small boutiques and on-line. One of my favorite fabric designers, Heather Ross, designed some of the cutest fabrics that they have used for their PJ's. This fabric has now become very hard to find! The PJ's run around $80 (Ouch!) on line and go for higher than that on ebay. So when I found out that they are selling the PJ's at Marshall's for a lot less ($17 Wow!) I had to go and see what they had!

I got lucky! They had the aliens, sushi & cats. I don't know which is my favorite! I bought some to wear (cause they are so cute), some to cut up to use and to swap.

Oh, and the day just got even better when I checked the mail. I got materials to make Key Fob's for my Etsy store which I hope to open very, very soon. So stay tuned!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Another Project Finished!!

I finally finished my mini-quilt for the Good Ol' Summertime mini-quilt swap. I love it so much that I almost want to keep it but I know it is going to a good home. I hope my swap partner likes it as much as I do. 

I have all of the buttercup bags made for my Etsy store! Now all I need to do is take photos and open for business. My goal is to have it up by mid next week.
Now for the rest of my projects:
 - Finish Heather Ross Mini-Quilt for swap (it is soo cute!)
 - Make a little extra something for the Heather Ross Mini-Quilt swap
 - Start on Reagans Baby Quilt
 - Start on my Orange & White Quilt (finally something for me!)

Whew!! I am tired just thinking about it. Well back to sewing!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Rainy Friday

It is a yucky rainy Friday here in PA. I find it so hard to be creative when the weather is dark and dreary so I guess it is lucky that I have to work today. So here is a little something to brighten mine and your day - 

I just found out that a friend of mine is having a baby girl! I am so excited for her. I am especially excited that I get to make another baby quilt. I am going to use my "Red Letter Day" by Lizzy House fabrics. The ducks are my favorite! And you never know..I might work in a couple of my HR Far, Far, Away fabrics too. Cant wait to get started.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Buttercup Bags

I have been busy making Buttercup Bags for the opening of my Etsy store. The pattern is from Made By Rae.

Here is a sneak peek - 

Keep checking my blog for a Buttercup Bag give-a-way coming soon!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy E-mail

After a long day at work (I only work part-time so this is kinda a joke) I came home and opened up my e-mail. If you are a crafter like then I am sure you subscribe to all sorts of crafty/fabric e-mail news letters. One of my favorites is the fabric shopper. Each day I get a e-mail featuring a new fabric. I was so happy today when I saw this - 

The fabric is Senor Burrito by Alexander Henry. I LOVE IT!!! I can't decide which colorway to go with so I might have to order some of each.....hope the hubby is not reading this!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Fabric Friday

I have been collecting Orange & White fabric for my next quilt. Me and my husband grew up in Knoxville, TN and my husband went to the University of TN, so by law we have to own a Orange & White quilt. I just received this new fabric in the mail on Thursday. Don't you just love opening up your mailbox and having it filled with yummy fabrics!!!! These are all from Amy Butler and of course the full moon dots will make it into the quilt. I also think the Orange & Aqua might make it into the quilt too. Can't wait to get started - but I must finish all of my other projects first!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Starting New

As you can see, I have started a new blog! I am very excited about all new things I am going to start posting. You can see I have also changed the name of my blog to Sunshine Girl. Why Sunshine girl? One reason is my hubby always calls me sunshine and for those of you who know me, know that I love being out in the sunshine!

I will also be opening my Etsy shop in a couple of weeks and for the opening I plan to give away one of my Buttercup bags!

So please be patient with my while change my blog over (it is more difficult than I thought it would be). I will leave you today with photo of a mini-quilt I started. I want to make a mini-quilt in each color to hang on the walls of my workroom. I started with yellow, not one of my favorite colors, but I love how it turned out. Can't wait to start working on the other ones!

I hope everybody enjoys my new blog!