Giveaway!

Check out the awesome giveaway over at one of my favorite blogs, Lucy & Norman. Megan’s giving away some AMAZING hard to find fabrics — Flea Market Fancy? Lush? Am I ringing any bells? 😉

Visit her blog and comment for a chance to win!

-K

Getting back in the groove

So I started my new job March 1, I love it. I can’t really talk much more about it, but I work with awesome people. Sooo much better than my previous job, in that I’m actually treated with respect. Weird how much of a difference a bit of respect can make.

I’ve made some recent purchases to start sewing again. Now that I’m working full time I have little time to sew, but lots of money to burn. Of course anyone who works full time feels my pain. I definitely make the most of those weekends!

Ashley over at Film in the Fridge had a giveaway for her two year blogoversary. I commented (there were literally THOUSANDS of comments!) and I was actually one of the lucky winners! I couldn’t believe it! If you’re ever looking for quilting inspiration, definitely check out Ashley’s site. Everything she makes is droolworthy. All of it is gorgeous, great use of color, and very modern meets traditional. What’s not to love? Anyway, here’s what I won:

A half yard bundle of Laurie Wisbrun’s Donkeys and Wellie’s line from Spoonflower! Woohoo!

Looking at that fabric got me thinking about all the fabrics I’ve been meaning to buy. So I went on a bit of a spree…*guilty face*

A FQ bundle of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Pastry Line, aka Dobby Dots (8 FQs, purchased from Fabricpalooza):

A FQ bundle of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Line (29 FQs, also from Fabricpalooza):

Laurie Wisbrun’s newest line, Tufted Tweets (12 FQs, purchased from Sew Fresh Fabrics):

Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow in the Pond Palette (16 FQs, purchased from Hawthorne Threads):

Joel Dewberry’s entire line, Deer Valley, in FQs (45 FQs total, from Hawthorne Threads) (the photo below is just *one* colorway!):

(photo from http://justdandy.typepad.com/)

So yeah…quite an investment. I’m currently hand-piecing a queen size quilt for me and Tripp’s bed. I’m buying (another, more expensive) sewing machine in two weeks, one that can handle (finally!) quilting Ezra’s quilt. I think I can, I think I can…that thing is going to be a MAJOR achievement. Soon!

xoxo

K

Block Party!

Block Party is having a quilt along kick off giveaway! Check it out here and be sure to check out their blog while you’re at it — much inspiration to be had there!

Also, here’s a chance to win a thread catcher over at PoppyPrint. It’s adorable!

THIRDLY (wow, lots of giveaways!) there’s an awesome chance to win a quilt kit and other goodies over at Jaybird Quilts! Go check it out!

I’m still alive!

Moving is tiring. It’s also so expensive.

I haven’t been doing any quilting this week because I need to get to a store and buy a new iron. Until then, no crisp edges for me! It kinda stinks because I was going strong on Ezra’s quilt, and I realized I’d left my iron in Arkansas…or maybe in Abilene. Hm. Anywho, I’m hoping to get an iron tomorrow and make serious progress while Tripp’s shooting a wedding this weekend.

I have been doing some knitting, though! Check it out.

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I made a hat! It’s super soft and comfy. Now I’m awaiting some Munki Munki from a swap and also a chance to buy an iron, and I’ll be back in business, complete with comfy hat! Austin’s been pretty chilly, so I’ll probably need it 🙂

xoxo

K

Also: Giveaways!
The Sproutz Store is giving away 3 charm packs that aren’t available yet in stores!

Annette’s Acre is giving away tons of goodies for her 6th blogaversary! (All links are to different giveaways — the first is embroidery/cross stitching goodies, the second is lovely yarn, and the third is a book giveaway! Super generous of her!)