Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Still Winning!

I was really on a winning streak for awhile (me and Charlie Sheen) - I won this awesome book from Dawn Heese from Linen Closet Quilts...

Doesn't the cover just make you want to look closer?  I can't believe that I won this!  The projects are really inspiring, and I was already a big fan of Dawn's designs.  Be sure to check out her blog and get a copy of her latest book - it really is a good one!

We have finally finished up the first month of charms for "Charming" - our brand new charm bracelet program. They are all shipped, and if you haven't received yours yet, you should be getting it very soon.  Below is a picture of some of the charms - I think it was about 3/4 of the total orders.  Each of these are 3/4" in size...

 I've got some of the next release done - I probably better get back on track for those.  Also, thanks to some of you, I sold out of pumpkin pendants and scissor fobs last week!  I am working on more today.

And speaking of pumpkins - Simple Quilts magazine is now on the newsstands, I saw it at Wal-Mart over the weekend -

And a picture of my Lil' Punky pin cushion that is in this issue...
I've sold several of the magazines and kits (thanks to all of you!), and still have some in stock on my website, if you are interested.  And, be sure to check out Kindred Quilts blog...(we have an over-achiever on our hands!).  She bought the magazine and kit and has already whipped up Punky, and is working on four more! While you are there, sign up to be a Follower so you can see just how much she gets accomplished!

I also wanted to share my latest Non Farmer's Wife blocks...

Three down and just 2 to go - and they are all cut out and ready to sew - hopefully that will happen some time this week.

I had a great time at the Twilight Stitchers quilt show in Blue Springs, MO last weekend!  I didn't have time to take any pictures (you know I am sooo bad about that!) - but actually we barely had time to run through and look at the quilts.  The show went well, and I met lots of great people.  Now I have about a month to re-group before the next show in Lee's Summit. Really looking forward to that as well.  Now...I better get some pumpkins made!

Hope you all have a great day!


  1. Business is good! Lucky you...great book!

  2. I'm breaking my blog commenting silence to say I was sooo excited to see the email that said that the first charm had shipped. I'm watching the mail!
    I might just break down and try Punky, too, even though I swore off paper piecing a long time ago!! I've not ventured out yet since surgery, but I'm sure DH would love to find this mag for me. : )
    Still love, love, love your blocks in red/black.
    You rock, Julie!

  3. Wowzer! That's a lot of charms - glad to see the program went over well for you!

  4. Wow - that is a lot of charms!!! You really have your work cut out for you!! But busy is good, right?

  5. Lucky win!! Looks like a great book. I don't know how you can get anything else done with all the tiny paper piecing that you do! I love your little pendant and just might have to request one for Christmas!

  6. Awesome win! You have been a very busy goodness that's a lot of charms! Love your pumpkin! Your non Farmer's Wife blocks are just fantastic!

  7. Congratualtions on your win! Just love the photo of the charms - what a bowl of treasures! Love the little pumpkin - great gift idea too. SO much goodness in this post ;-)

  8. I need to hang out around you Julie so some of that luck will rub off! You've sure made a lot of charms - fantastic! I can't believe you only have 2 more blocks of you non-Farmer's Wife! Way to go!

  9. So fun to see a basket of your charms! You are doing great with your business! Love the book too.

  10. OMg I love the little log cabin block charm am I ever impressed!
    ok lil punky pincushion is just adorable, I think i need one of those for me!