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 16, 2014

Almost show time!

It is a busy time of year for us - getting ready for upcoming shows and also for Charming 3.  Fun times!  This weekend we will be at the Northland Needlers quilt show.  Here are the details...

Friends Bound By Stitches quilt show
Salvation Army Comm. Center
5306 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

Friday, September 19th - 9:30 - 6:00
Saturday, September 20th - 9:30 - 4:00

We are really looking forward to this - sure hope to see lots of you there. Please come and say hi!  We are in the quilt display area (so we have extra eye candy to look at all day!!).  We are trying a few new things this fall.  First off are these awesome SOCKS!!

I just love them!  Each sock is different, yet they still match! I have them in 2 different sizes - the Medium is up to a ladies size 10 and the large are ladies size 10-12.  They also come in an XL and I got one of those for my hubby!  You will see him modeling them at the show.  I do not have these on my website, so if you see a pair that you would like, just send me an e-mail.  They sell for $15.95 per pair.

Something else new for the shows this fall are stained glass windows in quilt block designs! My mom has made up a bunch of little windows - I think they are all around 8" that are the same designs that I use for my jewelry.  I haven't seen them yet - she is bringing them over today.  Can't wait to see what all she has come up with!

More items that we will bring along - we were about sold out of pins, so we finished a nice batch of them...

And a few pendants with some added bling...

And the fun mail days are not over yet - look what Lisa from Primitive Gatherings shared with me...

A layer cake of her newest fabric line with Moda that will be in shops soon (I think!).  I whipped up a bunch of jewelry with it - will show you that at a later date!  Love the anchors.  I think these fabrics would make great baby quilts - the yellow is a nice, soft yellow and there are a couple shades of gray (not  Really pretty!

And I did finish up my second "Gathering Scraps" sample.  If you remember - I sent the first one to Primitive Gatherings for use in their booth this fall.  It should be in the booth in Des Moines - so if you go to that show, be sure to go see it!  My original plan was to make a smaller version and just not have it quilted yet (no time).  Well, I did make it a little smaller - the original is 65" x 75" and the 2nd one is 35" x 45". Well, I decided that it would look bad to have a quilt hanging that was not quilted - so I made a call to my quilter, Kym Ward and she was able to do it for me!!  I was so excited and happy that she was able to sneak it in.  Good thing I made it smaller - she may not have had the time for a big one.  She does such a great job and really does take good care of me.   And...DARNIT!!!  I just realized that I forgot to sew a label in when I attached the binding.  GRRR!!!! Why do I always forget to do that?  It is so easy to just add a triangle to the corner when you sew on that binding. Ok...add that to the to-do list for today!  If you didn't see Gathering it is...
Now I have to go get busy!  I will leave you with a picture of Ozzie - he is modeling some of the pumpkin pins!

Hope to see you at the show!!


  1. Lots of fun things here, Julie! Love the socks!!!
    Great looking jewelry. I think the bling on the bottom of the pendants is a nice touch, even though I am not typically a blingy girl.
    Lisa sure is good to you. I love the little anchors, too. : )
    I think Ozzie had been hoping for earrings.

  2. wishing you the best of selling times! I know you will be with friends down there so enjoy!!
    Ozzie should get pierced ears!

  3. Love the pins, especially the pumpkin ones! Have a great selling time!

  4. Wishing you a very successful fall show season.
    Travel safe and enjoy the shows.

  5. Oh, isn't Ozzie a sweetie?! Good luck at the show-I'm sure you'll do great. Looking forward to seeing the stained glass window designs,

  6. I have serious sock envy, Julie! Hope you're having a great time at the show!