Saturday, March 29, 2014

Baby update!

Hello everyone! 

First of all..thank you for all the support and wonderful comments about the baby! He is doing great. As of right now, he's still in the NICU because of jaundice and poor feeding but he's starting to come out of it and getting hungry. He's just a sleepy little thing. Everything is going well and we hope to bring him home soon.

4/4 Update: He's finally home and doing great! We're all adjusting wonderfully. I'm going to step away from the blog for few weeks to enjoy this time with my family. Don't go anywhere, I'll be back soon :)

Here's my little guy...just the perfect baby.

Here's an awesome pic my mom shot right after I gave birth to him...

And for those of you wondering about his name...

Now...about the Two Sisters Traveling Stash! The next recipient is Deb @ A Simple Life Quilts. Thanks for all the comments showing interest!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Taking a baby break! See you soon!

Ok peeps. It's time. Time to say adieu for a little while. I have to be induced TONIGHT due to a pregnancy diagnosis which could be fatal to the baby. So instead of having another 4 weeks to prepare for baby I'm trying to get things done and out of my hair today!

If you're waiting on something from me...I'll get to it later when I can. Gotta go!

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers :)

Update: The Baby and I are doing great! Thank you for all the support and comments!
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blogiversary Giveaway Winner!

A huge thank you to all those who entered into my Blogiversary giveaway! There were all sorts of amazing things that you guys have learned! I wasn't able to respond to all the comments that kept coming in BUT I did read them all. Here's what a lot of you said you learned...

  • Paper Piecing
  • Installing Zippers
  • Free Motion Quilting
  • Accurate 1/4" Seams
  • Applique
  • Curves
  • Binding
  • Trying new things
  • Not to be perfect
  • It's ok to say No

Those are some great things to you've all learned! Such a progressive year for you all!

Now for our winner! The rafflecopter picked entry #570 out of 988 entries which was a blog comment...

Congratulations Jill! I've sent you an email. 

A big thank you to Aurifil for providing great thread packs as well!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork, Please - Embroidery Pouch

Well I finished every project in the Patchwork Please Book except the Market Tote. I didn't need to add another tote to the collection I already have. I'm considering this book DONE!

Here's my Embroidery Pouch. I just love the way it turned out. The points were a little bit of a challenge due to being pretty small and using templates. Next time I'll paper piece everything to get nice and crisp points. All in all I think it's really cute and fun!

I've mailed this little cutie off to Julie for the Birthday Bash Swap we're in together. She's received it by now so it's finally time to share with all of you!

The front cover is SO Julie and SO me actually. I wanted something fun and cheery for the inside liner and thought the blue bunting fabric was a perfect fit. Who doesn't like bunting?

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Challenge: Embroidered Baby Blocks Tutorial

Sew Lux Fabric Designer Challenge: Baby Blocks

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I have a fun tutorial for you but it's not green!

With a baby on the way, choosing a project for my Design Challenge for Sew Lux Fabric wasn't too difficult. Since I'm having a boy I thought some Red, White & Blue blocks would be fun. When I spotted the Sailboat print in their inventory, I knew that was the theme and pulled other fabrics to match. 

To read my fun Q&A's for the Challenge Click here!

Sew Lux Fabric Design Challenge

If you're interested in purchasing these prints, please visit Sew Lux Fabric to grab the bundle here! The red prints pictured above are substitutes for what I used but still really fun!

Here's what you need to get started:

  • 6 Fat Quarters (There will be plenty of fabric left over)
  • Pins
  • Polyfil
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Hand Quilting Thread
  • Perle Cotton (optional)
  • Regular Writing Pen for drawing pattern on paper
  • Water-Soluble Fabric Pen or Frixion Pen for drawing embroidery design on block

Let's get started!