Me & My Stitches

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ready to Roll!

It's been a busy week - catching up after one show and getting ready for the next!  On Thursday, we are off to Clear Lake, IA for the "North Iowa One-Stop Shopping Spree".  This is not a quilt show - just thirteen vendors.  What fun, huh?  You can do your own shop hop, all under one roof - no need to drive miles and miles - we do the driving for you.  Here are the details:

North Iowa One-Stop Shopping Spree
Best Western (I-35 & Hwy 18)
Clear Lake, IA

Friday, November 15th - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Here are a few log cabin pendants that we finished up to take along to the show:

Hope to see you there!

Do you all remember Lil' Punky?
I have just a few kits left for this pin cushion, and I will not be making any more.  If you are interested please visit my website.  The cost is $14.95, which includes the pattern and the kit.

Are you all on Facebook?  I have a personal account and a "Me & My Stitches" account - I'm hoping to get more Likes and then will start posting on there more often.  So, if you are on Facebook - please go Like my page! You never know, we may have a Facebook giveaway if we get lots of followers.

We had an inch of snow yesterday here in Iowa.  I thought it would only be a few flakes, but it really came down.  It seems way too early for snow, but they said on the news this morning that we had an inch of snow on the ground last year at this time too.  Maybe it's Mother Nature trying to put us in the mood to listen to the Christmas music already playing on the radio, and the decorations already out in stores!  I don't know about you, but I want to celebrate Thanksgiving before I think about Christmas!

I sold a lot of pin cushions in Lee's Summit last week, so I've been making up some new ones, and have a few more yet to do.  I also forgot to mention that a customer brought me the best scrap bag!  I would love to see the quilt that she made with these fabrics, because they are all awesome - not a bad one in there.  I don't know why, but it's always so much more fun to play with someone else's scraps - I've been using them all week to stitch an order for a new customer who has a shop in Louisiana.  Such fun - new scraps and a new customer!

Speaking of scraps - there was a huge loss to the quilting community last week.  I met Cindy Hathaway when Fons & Porter published my jewelry in their magazine "Love of Quilting".  She and some of the girls from F&P started sending me amazing boxes of scraps, and I remember Cindy saying that she would never look at her scraps the same again - and she just couldn't stand to throw away smaller pieces, knowing that I could put them to good use.  It was always so much fun to get a box from them.  Sometimes I thought she put some bright fabrics in there just to challenge me to see if I could use them. I always had fun making things with those brights and sending her pictures (to show her that I can sew with brights when challenged!).  Unfortunately Cindy lost her year-long battle with cancer last week.  I will miss seeing her posts on Facebook - she was always so positive and such a happy person.  She will be missed by so many people.  Please keep her family in your prayers.

I can't have a post without an animal picture..
As you can see, Boomer and Dottie have bonded!

Have a great day!


  1. Thanks for the link to your Facebook page - I 'liked' you there and have been spending a bit more time reading on FB. Lucky you to have snow already. We're enjoying a record warm spell and I can't wait for the snow.

  2. Sounds like a great shop hop - I wish we lived closer!
    We've got less than an inch here as well but I'm still not ready for the Xmas music either.
    Hey - I keep forgetting to ask what size scraps you use? Some are just too small for what I can use but I would rather pass them on than trash them :^)

  3. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.

  4. It's always hard to realize we are losing vibrant women to cancer still! I'm so sorry.

    I'm not ready for snow but it sure sounds like winter is hitting the US today!!

  5. Love those pendants, Julie! They still boggle my mind!
    I'm not on Facebook, but I still like you. : )
    Sorry about your friend.

  6. Good luck at the market. jealous! I know...I don't have to live in it. So sad to hear about your friend at F&P.