Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Presents

Now that Christmas is over and I have taken everything down & cleaned my house- I know its quick, but we set up thanksgiving weekend and the tree is DEAD. Christmas eve I finished gifts for my nieces, pictured above. For Holly, I bought a cupcake bear she has been wanting from http://talkproof.etsy.com/ and I made a mini quilt to match. You can tell by the big smile that she loves it and was totally surprised that I got it for her. That little bear goes everywhere with her!! I can't figure out how to type in between, so there you have it above. Dylan loves nutcrackers and army, so he got the combo from his grandparents. We had a wonderful Christmas and hope you did too. I am getting ready to make a quilt with Amy Butler's sage greens and pinks and hope to post pics soon.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nicey Jane Fabric

I love this new Nicey Jane fabric line from Heather Bailey. It just came in today. I brought it all upstairs to see which fabrics it matches, and I was so happy to find that it looks great with Tanya Whelan's Darla, lots of Jennifer Paganelli, Anna Maria Horner and Pop Garden looks great, too. You can see all the combinations I posted on my flickr sight. I have pinks as well, but really love these blues and greens!!http://flickr.com/photos/sewfunbymonique

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dear Santa

http://fatquartershop.com/ is asking what people want for Christmas. You must know by now that all I really want is fabric! How did they know? So, here is my letter I am forwarding to fqs:

Dear Santa,

I would really love any and all fabric from Fat Quarter Shop, however, I am particularly partial to the new line from Patty Young called Flora & Fauna. Here is a link to the listing so you have easy access: http://http//www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=96941218121509694&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=36106&Parent_Ids=

Thanks for thinking about the adults!



Monday, December 14, 2009

Meadowsweet Picnic

I just got in lots of new Meadowsweet fabric from Sandi Henderson. It is just gorgeous! It reminds me of a picnic. The good news is that it coordinates with previous lines such as Farmers Market and Ginger Blossom. I love getting new fabrics and seeing what I can pull out from other designers to make the combos sparkle. I think my favorite is the blush colorway- the one with the pink plaid. It looks so sweet together! Which one do you like? I have more combos to take pics of , so I'm going to go play with my fabrics! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cookie Swap

Sorry to not post frequently, but my computer is in the garage, and the garage is not heated, therefore, I avoid it! My son has a computer in the house and I use it during the day, but my pics are on my computer. Whats a blog post w/out pics?? So what have I been up to? I have been sewing like mad to finish up everyones orders that need to be there by Christmas. My daughter turned 12 on December 3, so we had a party for her and my annual Cookie Swap was on Friday night. I look forward to it every year, but especially this one because it gets harder and harder to spend time with your friends now that the kids are older and we don't see each other at school (drop off vs walking home) or at a moms group, etc. Every year there is a different group of people depending on everyone's schedule. This year we had great cookies, as usual- sugar plums (on the red platter), the sprinkled ones next to it were so yummy- a combination of those frosted animal crackers with CRANBERRIES inside!! Also, gingerbread men, frosted lemon, hazelnut coconut, peanut butter chocolate and more. Holly and I each made a recipe- I did peppermint thumbprints and she did peppermint frosted chocolate cookies. They were from the cookie magazine- I believe from Better Homes & Gardens with the cookie sheet pictured on the front. Both winners in my book! Hope you are enjoying the season as well!

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