Monday, September 21, 2009

Time to get busy...

Classes start again after my teeny, tiny summer break.  While I'm not looking forward to driving fighting traffic through the city, I am looking forward to new television starting this week (Grey's Anatomy) and last week (Bones).  Oh Grey's, how I've missed you!  I'm looking forward to my online Toxicology class, which if designed well, will help me with my career.  UGG season is almost upon us people!  Other things to look forward to:  my first wedding anniversary :)

Things I'm not looking forward to:  lack of time to clean house, the warm summer air, fresh veggies from the garden, flip flops.
The zig zag quilt is basted and ready to be quilted.  I basted with pins to try something new since the spray adhesive was far too sticky last time.  I found an amazing backing fabric at JoAnn's.  It's the perfect print, was wide enough I didn't need to piece the back, and was incredibly soft!  Amanda Jean over at crazymomquilts has a great blog post about where quilters buy their fabric.  There are alot of interesting comments over there so check it out!

Friday, September 11, 2009

.....And the winner is

Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog and for the suggestions for the Wonderland jelly roll.  I can't wait to start cutting it up but still need to narrow down my choices.

And the winner is lucky number 13!!!! Congrats to ladmquilter  who said, "I like the idea of a string quilt. I think that would look great."  Please email your mailing address and I will send the fabric your way!

Here's a sneak peek at what I finished tonight: 
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Now off to find some backing and purchase batting. Border or no border...that is the question!

Birthday Celebrations

Today is a very special day for my family.  Today is the eleventh of September, also known as my Dad's 50th Birthday.  I have mixed feelings about how to celebrate the day and I can't imagine how my dad must feel to have his birthday forever marked with the tragedy known as September 11th.  We remember those lost on that day....But still we celebrate, especially this year, and this milestone. 

For dad's birthday, I surprised him with cupcakes at work.  Dad only works about a mile away from where I work so it was actually quite convenient.  I'm very glad Dad decided to go to work today as there will be a special surprise waiting for him when he gets home.  I am very much like my father...I hate to be the center of attention.  I hate to stand out in a crowd.  Let's hope Dad is not too angry with me for my present!

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So Happy 50th Birthday to the best dad a girl could ever have!!!

Oh and don't worry!  I'll be picking a giveaway winner shortly :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Free At Last!

The semester is finally over!  One class was a breeze...the other completely made up for it.  Only 6 more classes to go for my degree.

Now that I have time again (for only 2 weeks until classes start again) I have so much to do.  The house is a mess, the pets have been ignored, and sewing has been non existent.  Luckily I am still motivated to work on the zig zag quilt top...which is almost done!  Pictures coming soon.

It's coming along great and I'm loving the colors.  Now to pick out some backing so I don't stall out.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway - open until September 11th!  Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions.  I have an idea or two of what to do with the jelly to find some Wonderland backing fabric at my LQS.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

100th Post Giveaway

Better late, then never!

In celebration of my 100th post and my new bloggy name I am hosting a giveaway!!

Enter to win the fabric pictured below...Winner takes all!100_0954 by you.
Three fat quarters from my LQS....

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and three pieces of fabric approximately 6-7" x 42".


To enter leave a comment telling me what quilt pattern to make using my Moda Wonderland Jelly Roll. I have been dying to use it, and can't think of what to do with it.

To get a second entry, blog about my giveaway on your blog, come back and leave a 2nd comment telling me you did.

Giveaway will be open through Friday September 11th at 5:00 pm EST. Winner will be selected by! Open to my international bloggy pals too!