Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Don't miss out on our Surprise program!

If you know me, you know that I LOVE a fun mail day!  We want YOU to have a fun mail day too!  Join in on our Surprise program and you will get 3 unique packages in the mail.  This will not be like some of those programs where you get a bunch of things that you won't like or use.  This will be good stuff - the things that we make, some of my favorite things, and a few surprises along the way.  Some items will only be available through this program - we won't sell them anywhere else.  The picture shows some of the items from our prior Surprise programs.  

By purchasing "Surprise" you are committing to the full 6 month program where you will receive 3 shipments - one every-other month.  Your first payment secures your spot for the entire program.  With each new shipment you will receive an electronic invoice for $40.00 (which INCLUDES shipping within the US) that can be paid using a credit card or PayPal.  Space is limited in the program, so sign up now!

We just opened sign-ups yesterday and have had a lot of people join already.  I have to say that it makes me feel good that nearly half of the people who have signed up so far were in one or both of the previous Surprise programs.  I truly do work hard and put a lot of thought into it to make this special and to only include things that I love.  I found some great new things at Quilt Market this year, and am excited to be including a few of those.  But, I can't tell you any more than that, because that would ruin the surprise!  What I will tell you is that this is a good deal - I usually end up over-spending because I find more things that I just have to share with you!

Make sure to sign up now, because this has filled up pretty quickly in the past and the number I can take is limited (I'm only one person - lol!).

What are you waiting for?  GO SIGN UP!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fun at the Bonnie retreat!

Here we are in front of Bonnie's String Spiderweb quilt!  Nancy, Bonnie and I.  Bonnie's quilt is so scrappy and fun.  I had a hard time deciding what colors to use for mine, but finally decided that I would use red and blue patriotic fabrics for the stars, and neutrals for the strings.  In a lot of the quilts that you see with this pattern, what stands out to me is the spiderwebs, but I wanted my stars to be the star (haha) of the show.  

 Here is the ONE block that I finished in class!  I spent more time running around talking and taking pictures than I did sewing!  I'm really anxious to be able to work on this but I just have too many orders and other work to do, so it will have to wait a while.

Mary was one of my table partners.
 Virginia was another friend sharing the table
 Isn't it fun to see all of the variations of the pattern?  Looks like someone else decided on neutral spiderwebs.  Love the black and white too.  Fun!
 The lady sitting against the wall has adopted me - and her "real" daughter (lol) is on the right - she's a tad jealous!  And Meliza (in the center) flew from Corpus Christi for the retreat!  (check out that turquoise featherweight that she brought with her!)
 Mom, Meliza and Nell

 I don't know why in the world I didn't think to make my blocks SMALLER!  Check out those little blocks!  Well, now I can, because Brenda sent me her template!  Make sure to take a closer look at their table too - Cindy's Points of Interest blocks were just gorgeous.  I tried to steal them more than once!
 This is Colleen - she's a long lost friend.  We have sewed together in the past, but it's been years.  She didn't think she was going to be able to come to retreat, so it was great to see her there!
 Nancy hiding her face behind her pretty block.  And look at that nice machine she's using (haha  - it's mine!).

 More awesome machines.  This really was a great place to sew - look at all of the space on the table and around the table.
 Cindy and Lori took time out to pose for a picture.  It was really great to meet them in person!

And last, but not least - here are my Moth in the Window blocks from class on Saturday.  I cut Nancy and I each a kit for this quilt - all homespuns and brushed cottons.  Bonnie used recycled shirts, but that is a collection that I haven't started yet.  The temptation is there, for sure, but I just don't have space!

We had so much fun at the retreat, and the whole week that Nancy was here.  I just wish time would slow down a little bit - it went by sooooo fast.  

Hope you have a great week!