Me & My Stitches

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

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Don't forget to vote!

Time is running out to vote for The Golden Quilter Awards!  Be sure to follow the link and vote for your favorites!  There are lots of great people and shops that have been nominated, so go help pick the winners.

It's hard to believe that my birthday month (haha) is almost over! My mom brought me lunch on my birthday, and look what else...

Aren't they pretty?  They tasted pretty good too!  She also brought me a big ol' German Chocolate Cake!  I think that I was so excited I forgot to take a picture of it.  She makes the very best homemade GCC.  It is my dad's favorite, so we usually have it on his birthday, but he opted for pie last year, so I was having withdrawals.  It was sooooo good!  Aunt Nancy sent me some fun presents too, but I haven't taken pictures of them.  One was a really awesome towel that she embroidered - she does such good work.

I'm always amazed at how many tempting sew-alongs there are in blogland.  And also how many people seem to follow several of them and actually FINISH them!  Last year, I watched from the sidelines while tons of people followed along with Lori, from Humble Quilts blog, making a cute little quilt called Pink Lemonade.  I kept seeing these little quilts on blogs, and finally couldn't take it any more and just had to make one!  Well, it didn't take that long to piece it.  Then I basted it last year so I could take it along on The Great Fart  to start the hand quilting.  Well, I did work on it a little bit, but put it away when I got home, because I had a bigger hand quilting project to finish.  So, FINALLY, a year after everyone else, my Pink Lemonade is finished.  You can see on Lori's blog that she hosted another SAL this year called Abundance - it is wonderful and last I saw, 45 bloggers had linked up - showing their version.  I AM NOT going to break down and make it, even though the temptation is great!

We've been busy here, as usual with jewelry.  Kathy Schmitz ordered a log cabin pendant from me, and was kind enough to blog about it (how nice was that!?), so we've had a few extra orders this week.  Another exciting order this week came from Lynette Anderson from Australia.  We have a few ideas in the works for some upcoming jewelry, so I'm really looking forward to that.  This weekend we are finishing up some new orders and working on charms - it won't be long and it will be time to mail out the next one!

I posted a new pattern on my website.  These pin cushions were originally in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, January/February 2012 magazine.  So if you missed that issue, you can now get the patterns from me.



Callie is busy as usual, tending to put a damper on my productivity!



And the view from "behind"!  Now that's just funny.  What's really funny is that she tried to crawl through there and got stuck!  Watching her back her way out was good for a laugh!
I will leave you with that visual!

Have a great weekend!

17 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you are getting so many orders! that is fantastic!!
    Love your pink lemonade- some quilts just take more time then others. It's lovely!!
    Callie?! What a hoot!

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  2. Happy Birthday Month!!
    Congratualtions on your orders. Love your pink lemonade - sweet ;-)
    Thanks for the visual - too fun.

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  3. Lol at Callie! Such a cute face peeking through your machine!

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  4. German Chocolate is my favorite, too! Haven't made one for several years. One year while the layers were cooling, the cat got up and nibbled on it. My Mom just cat a little bit away, and frosted it!! Cats! Love the pictures of your quilting assistant and her antics.

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  5. I missed German Chocolate Cake????? Love your sewing machine!!!

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  6. Hi Julie - Your Pink Lemonade quilt turned out great - that's one of the SALs that I didn't do. Congrats on getting more attention for your wonderful quilt pendants - you're getting FAMOUS!

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  7. So...when is your birthday?!? Love your little quilt! So cute...and so glad Callie didn't hit a pin on the way out! Good luck with those new orders! Congrats!!

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  8. It's your birthday month? Why didn't I know that? Hope it has been a good one!
    Why do I suddenly have an urge to make cookies?
    Good job on Pink Lemonade. If I had hand quilted mine it would have taken as long as you. I am hand quilting Abundance (that one you aren't doing--are you sure?) and I see so many others that were finished hand quilting days after finishing the piecing. I am just past the halfway mark. I admit I am doing echo quilting around the triangles, and that takes a little more time, but still!! I do like how it is looking. If you decide to make it after all I think you would really like it. But I don't want to influence you (ha ha).

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  9. Your Pink Lemonade is very cute and bright! I also made that one, and Abundance this year. Lori is an inspiration to me.

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  10. Your Pink Lemonade is adorable! I remember that quilt along and even saved the pattern.
    Your cat reminds of mine. LOL! She fits into the weirdest positions to get attention.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Julie! What yummy treats!! Love your pink lemonade and Callie is just too cute for words!
    Cheers!

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  12. callie is soo cute! what great photos.
    Your pink lemonade turned out great and I'm happy to hear you are getting orders.
    Cute pin cushion patterns!

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  13. Wow, pink lemonade is wonderful. Sounds like business is really expanding!

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  14. Callie is a doll!! I have two Torties and they're such characters! Hope your Birthday was great - the treats certainly look yummy :) And, no pressure, but I'm making Lori's quilt too - Lol

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I'm trying to resist SAL's this spring...cuz I still have several to finish from last year. LOL!

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  16. I can see why Kathy and Lynette love your quilt jewelry! They're a hit everywhere! So glad Jacque is carrying them now. Callie is such a ham. I wonder if your sewing room is her favorite room?

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