Monday, May 27, 2013

Kate Spain Blog Hop!

Kate Spain Blog Hop 

Do you know Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts? Well, she is wonderful! AND she has put together a month packed full of Kate Spain! What could be better than that?! Maybe that she asked me to join her. haha, j/k. Well, she did and I'm SO excited!! There are a few designers out there that I REALLY love, but looking back at all my finishes, Kate Spain fabrics seem to be at the top of the list for fabrics I LOVE to actually use! 

So be sure to stop by Blossom Heart Quilts for all the details, and to stay updated on where the blog hop is at throughout the month of June.  It starts off with an interview with Kate Spain, then some hopping, linkies, and giveaways to be won! It'll end with another interview using questions YOU submit! So start thinking of what you would love to know about Kate Spain! (How cool is that?!)

Here's a quick peek at the schedule and giveaways:


Monday June 3rd - Interview with Kate Spain at Blossom Heart Quilts
Tuesday June 4th - Jane at QuiltJane
Wednesday June 5th - Christa at Christa Quilts
Thursday June 6th - Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
Friday June 7th - Laura at Quokka Quilts

Monday June 10th - Chrissy at Sew Lux
Tuesday June 11th - Lynne at Lily's Quilts
Wednesday June 12th - Julie at The Intrepid Thread
Thursday June 13th - Kristy at Quiet Play
Friday June 14th - Link up your favorite Kate Spain project!

Monday June 17th - Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday June 18th - Heidi at Fabric Mutt
Wednesday June 19th - Melissa at Ms Midge
Thursday June 20th - Jess at The Elven Garden
Friday June 21st - Janice at Better Off Thread

Monday June 24th - Diane at From Blank Pages...
Tuesday June 25th - Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Wednesday June 26th - Kara at Me And Elna
Thursday June 27th - Readers' Q&A with Kate Spain at Blossom Heart Quilts
Friday June 28th - Link up your blog hop projects!

And some awesome sponsors!

Mystery prize from Kate Spain
Serenade layer cake
In From The Cold fat quarter bundle
Cuzco mini fat quarter bundle
$20 gift voucher
In From The Cold jelly roll

$25 gift voucher

Can't wait to see you back here in June! :)

Happy Memorial Day!! :)
Don't forget the coupon MEMDAY10 for 10% off in my Etsy shop!


Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Coupon! plus Us

I have LOTS of things I want to blog about... but time is something I don't have a lot of. I decided to do a quick Memorial Day Coupon for my Etsy Shop. 10% off your order! use code:

Just so you don't miss it. ;) So HURRY and go buy everything so I can have some money to take advantage of all the great fabric sales going on! Ha! ;) 

I wish you all a VERY wonderful weekend!! :)

And just so you know I am still alive, here's a picture of me and the Mr. We went on our first date in a LONG time (second since we moved to Iowa, if you don't count all the double dates and work dinners we've been to.) It was fun. :)

Out first date in a very very long time! Love this shaggy man! And I am so grateful for good friends to babysit for us! Thank you! :)

And yes, we do still have the cute little baby boy. :) He is growing!! Too fast already. I can't believe it's already been a month. I really do feel like he'll be off to college way too soon. I think I'm just dreading the day when we won't have a baby in the house anymore. I love them when they're small. :)

#icantbelieveitsalreadybeenamonth. she helped me take his weekly photo, 3 days late. Then he pulled out a handful of her hair. He had a very pleasant look on his face after that. #paybackforallthefingersinhiseyes

And here's a little peek of what I'm sewing... so loving this one!

Progress. :) #fromblankpagespatterns

Ok, now I need to go save the baby from the sister. What a pair. :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

FREE Craftsy Class, Today only!

Have you taken a class on Craftsy yet? If not, today is the day you should try one!! New members receive one free class, today only!

I've taken a few, and they are great! There are some free mini ones you can sign up for as well. So be sure to go look around! I really like Elizabeth Hartman's class, or Angela Walter's has a great FMQ class.

Online Quilting Class

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Giveaway Winner! & sneak peek!

Thanks everyone for entering my giveaway last week! I'm excited to go check out all your favorite patterns!! :)

I have good news! When I switched my comments back to Google+ comments, they ALL showed up together! Yeah! :) So none were lost. (Mike over at The Amateuar Quilter, actually posted about the Google+ situation HERE if you want to read how it works. I guess it's not as bad as I supposed, just new, and like all things, takes time to figure it out... Thanks Mike!)

and the winner is...

Congrats Cheryl! I sent you an email. :)

Thanks everyone else for stopping by and entering!

In other news, I have a two patterns I put together before the baby came. I'm hoping to get one listed today! It is listed on Craftsy HERE. I love it! :) So stay tuned! I am going to be sharing it for free for the first 24 hours or something, then I'll list it for sale. I will also be doing another giveaway, since I said I would last week. ;) I'll let you know!!

Simple star! :) this was fun. #fromblankpagespatterns #simplestar
Simple Star Pattern
coming soon!

Until then, I'm hoping to get out and mow our lawn... and play in the sun! (I bought a crabbie sandbox for the kiddos last week. The sand I ordered won't be in until tomorrow, and with the warm weather today, I'm really looking forward to using it as a pool with the wee ones. I think they'll love it!!) :) Hooray for summer! (ok spring, but warm spring!)

Do you have any fun plans this week??


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Giveaway Oops!

A friend notified me yesterday that in order to leave a comment on this giveaway you had to sign up for Google+. I had recently linked my google+ comments to my blog comments, and I didn't know that meant one could no longer just leave a normal comment. Bad timing to figure that out. Sorry for anyone that came by to enter and was annoyed/turned off by that. I changed it back so the comments are normal now. BUT when I just looked at it, all the previous comments are no longer there. I'm not sure if I'll be able to see them if I switch it back, but I think I'll wait until the giveaway is closed to find out... I can save all the comments that are there now, just in case they then disappear.

So annoying.

I'm sorry if I can't get it to work. If you follow my blog, and entered before I fixed the comments, feel free to come enter again. (again, so annoying. I'm so sorry!!) Otherwise I'll do my best to figure it out. Super lame.  :( Maybe I'll do another giveaway next week to make up for it! :)


Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway Day!!

 This giveaway is now closed. Thank you everyone who participated! :)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I LOVE Sew, Mama, Sew!'s Giveaway Day! (click the link to read all about it) It's so much fun meeting so many new people, and finding awesome blogs! Basically the coolest online party ever! ;)

If you are new to my blog, I hope you'll stay a while! :) I'm so happy you've stopped by! It's been pretty quiet around here as baby number 4 just joined our family 2 weeks ago. I'm having too much fun with him, and haven't wanted to much of anything else. ;)

Now onto the giveaway!
Today I'm going to offer up a pattern bundle.


Pick any THREE patterns! 

You can view all the available patterns in my Craftsy Store HERE.  If you win, just let me know which ones you want and I'll email them to you. :) (all patterns are PDF's, and are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please no sharing either.)

I'll leave the giveaway open until May 10th at 7pm Central time.

How to enter:
only one required
  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite pattern of all time (a quilt pattern, a quilt block pattern, clothing pattern, bag pattern, a favorite book with patterns, whatever. It doesn't even have to be a sewing pattern.)
  •  Follow my blog somehow (google+, by email, twitter, etc.) leave a comment telling me how

Make sure to leave your email or a way to contact you if you win. If I can't get a hold of you, I'll pick someone else.

Good luck! :)
ps. I probably won't respond to the entries, 
but I'm sure excited to read them all!! :)


 This giveaway is now closed. Thank you everyone who participated! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day, and a BABY!

It has been dead around here on the blog lately, but I still can't miss out on Sew, Mama, Sew's giveaway day! Starts Monday May 6th. I'm planning on offering up some patterns, maybe some fabric, and if I find anything else, well, we'll see. :) be sure to come stop by. And check out for more details.

Otherwise, the little Mr has arrived! He was sick for a bit and spent some time in the NICU, but now he's home with us and we all love him so much!! I'll share more soon, hopefully. ;) mostly I just hold him all day until the Mr comes home and steals him away from me. :)