Sunday, May 31, 2009

Book Trade?

Is anyone interested in a book trade? I'd like to trade this book, Sew & Stow by Betty Oppenheimer (sorry for lack of picture, but it's 11pm and I need to get to bed:) It's brand new, but I don't have the receipt for it - hence the trade. I'd be willing to trade for:
Pieced Curves So Simple by Dale Fleming
Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner
Just thought I'd put this out there...ok, now I can go to bed!

And the WINNERS are:

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who visited my blog and participated in my very first giveaway. I still can't believe 553 people dropped by!!! That's amazing! It's the least I could do as I have been lucky enough to win a few giveaways in the past - so I was so excited to contribute this time! Isn't SMS just awesome in organizing this event?! It's been so much fun visiting all of the blogs out there and reading all of your comments (I really read all 553 of them)... although my husband would say I need to stay off the laptop for awhile:) ANYHOO....the 2 WINNERS are:

1. Brittney who wrote: "Thanks for visiting my blog! I love all your quilting and knitting - and you have the cutest little model :-)
Count me in for the giveaway - I love, love, love the Tula Pink Nest fabric!"

2. Cheryl Arkison who wrote: "Oh, those hats! Yeah, the fabric too. But I am in awe of those baby hats. If you ever have too many..."

Brittney and Cheryl - I'm off to send you an email! Have a great night everyone!

Friday, May 29, 2009


474 and first giveaway!! WOW!! This is really a lot of fun...thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look around. I've loved the opportunity to check yours out too and can't wait to see who the lucky winners will be! I know I've spent way too many hours on this computer so I hope I'll be lucky enough to win as well! Good Luck to all of you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - May 27, 2009

Well, DRUM ROLL,'s just a little something but I hope it will make 2 lucky winners happy! I'm so happy to be participating in Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day I'd like to give away 1 set of 5 inch Moda Posh by Chez Moi squares AND 1 set of 5 inch Moda Nest by Tula Pink squares. Please just post in the comments section and I will draw 2 winners (doesn't matter if you are international, I'm happy to ship anywhere!)on May 31st at 6pm EST. Thank you for stopping by!! Good Luck!

Baby Hats, Oh More Baby Hats

I really don't know if my daughter has enough baby hats:) Don't you just love babies in hats?! I swear since she's been born I have made her soooo many hats. She's getting better at not ripping them off her head! I guess that's good because the sunny weather is now upon us and she needs to wear one. I will be posting my giveaway for the SMS Giveaway Day later on...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - May 27th

I'm happy to say I'll be participating in this week's SMS Giveaway Day this Wednesday....I'd like to give some FABRIC away because, heh, who doesn't love fabric!!! Stay tuned to see what I have in store for you!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Morning

Well I went to the park again with my little one. I couldn't resist posting another picture of her. She just loves the swings...she giggles with is sooo cute. Hopefully everyone is enjoying this Sat. going to do a little sewing tonight..working on my String Quilt. I purchased some LOVELY Denyse Schmidt prints to add..

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good for the Soul

Ah...a beautiful summer's day...a walk to the park with my little girl and dog...this is just what I needed.

PTQB - May 2009 Block (Colleen's)

Colleen said she likes white space, skinny pieces, blocks within blocks, right angles, squares....and here is what I came up with! I hope she likes it. It allowed me to try some new things - strips within the blocks ala Denyse Schmidt. I can't wait to see what Colleen's quilt will look like at the end. The colours are bold and the prints are graphic..I love it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Allison's May Block

Allison's May Block
Originally uploaded by BlueberryGabs
Ah, the joys of curved piecing! I thought I was doing really well until I tried to match up the bottom seam....Well, all I can say is I tried:) Hopefully this imperfection will diappear with quilting. One trick that Allison mentioned was to square up the first block and then place each additional block on top to square them up so the seams match. I did do that and thought things were going well until I went to sew them up. You learn something new everyday!! This quilt is going to look great I'm sure!! Can't wait to see the results!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saying Goodbye

I hate saying is so hard. My beloved Grandmother passed away on Thursday morning. She was only 80 years old. She was the best Grandma anyone could ask for. She was sweet, cute, so kind - I miss her in so many ways. We had a special relationship. I'm so grateful for the time we did have together...I'm trying to focus on this right now because I was doing a lot of "if only" when I learned the news. My husband came to tell me at work..I took one look at his face and thought...who is it? My Mom? His Mom? I just wasn't prepared to hear that my Grandma died that morning. I had just said to my Mom the night before that we needed to get her seen again by the specialist. Well, I need to accept that it was part of a bigger plan and I had no control over it. I can only remember our love for one another and let it bring me comfort in the days ahead. Thanks for listening - to anyone reading this. Have a good night!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

String Quilt - My New WIP

Inspired by Ashley's Kaleidoscope quilt , I got busy over the last few days and started cutting up my scraps. I paper pieced these blocks which has been such a breeze - I actually used grocery flyers as my paper because I ran out of copy paper. It worked fine - mind you I haven't taken the paper off the back yet:) I thought this was a good WIP as I can just make blocks as I go. It definitely is busy with all of the different prints and colours, but I guess that's the point! It will be my first lap quilt for the family! Can't wait! Will keep you posted.
Happy Mother's Day to everyone!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

PTQB - Erin's Block - April

I'm caught up! I made Erin's block which she titled "Rectangles and Squares." I really like her choice of fabrics and colours. I really have enjoyed being a part of the Pieced Together Quilting Bee as it allows me to try new techniques and keeps me sewing....even though I was up late last night and am now paying for it with getting up with my little one this morning! She's had a runny nose for a week, not to mention cutting 4 teeth....:)