Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Etsy Shop

I have had an Etsy shop for a while but never stocked it with anything. I placed some of the fabric items in the shop here. If you visit my Etsy shop and make a purchase, leave me a message and I will give you an extra chance in my giveaway to be posted this week!


Good Morning!

I am swamped with fabric! All in a good way of course because it is afterall, FABRIC!!!! I am slowly starting to receive my orders in from Moda and I love everything! I am working on getting a web site up and running but that is slow going.

So, in the next couple of days, I will have a giveaway to celebrate my new business! Details to come :-)


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I want to keep all the fabric for myself!

It is going to be extremely hard to have to part with the fabrics that are coming in now! I want to keep at least one of each for myself! Well, I suppose I could justify them as samples right?

I have ordered several different pre-cut fabrics that will all hopefully be in by next week. It is going to be so much fun getting my store set up and my online store created!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My new Adventure!

I love fabric! I love thread! I love quilting! So, I thought I would open up a small quilt store! My dh owns a transmission business and the building has an empty office space. It is the perfect space to have a small shop and I won't have to drive far to get my fabric fix!

Right now, the closest quilt shop is 30 minutes away. I hate running out of a thread color or a certain fabric and not being able to get to the store until the next day. I am in the process of setting up my accounts and ordering my supplies which is exciting in itself!

I will be mostly stocking precut fabrics and fat quarter bundles which I never can seem to find even at my local quilt shops.

And so begins another adventure!!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Flower Applique Quilt WIP

This is the latest project that I am working on. I am almost done with the applique but ran out of green thread. And of course it is a holiday so nothing is open. I cannot wait to try quilting it on my bernina. The patterns are from none other then Kellie from Don't look now. My inspiration is from a photo on her blog from someone who made a quilt from her patterns and also from this awesome quilt that you see at Jillysspace.

The kids had fun this morning. I hid eggs outside and froze my butt off! I cannot believe it is so cold in April! Yesterday we actually had some rain and snow mixture. Where is the warm weather?? Have a great day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I think I am in Love!!

I picked up my bernina yesterday evening. I stayed up until after midnight playing and did not even make a dent in what the machine can do! My stitches are just perfect and free motion quilting has never been easier. This machine is an absolute dream!

After we picked up my machine, we went to the harley davidson shop and dh bought his dream machine! A 2008 Harley Davidson flhtcu Ultra Classic Electra Glide. I should have asked for the Bernina 830 huh? lol

At any rate, I will post updates on how the machine runs as I play around with it. I have not even taken the embroidery unit out of the box. I think I will wait until I have my class for that. My dealer will be giving me 5 or 6 lessons to go over everything on the machine. I am in Heaven!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bernina Day! Bernina Day! Woohoo!!

My Bernina should be in today at my dealer!! I cannot wait to play with it this weekend! My husband thinks I am nuts to spend so much money on a sewing machine. He just does'nt get it lol! I am so excited!!!!!!!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I took the plunge and bought a Bernina 440 QEE!

I went into my local dealer yesterday and purchased a new Bernina 440 QE. They are running a special for this month of either a Free Embroidery Unit or a Free Serger with purchase! The price was incredible and hard to resist. I will get it in on Friday so all weekend to play with my new machine!

If anyone lives near Western Massachusetts and you are in the market for a new sewing machine, stop by and visit Kathy at Charlton Sewing Center. The customer service and prices are the best!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, April 6, 2009

DQS6 Quilt

I am almost finished with this quilt. I just have to sew the binding down and put the label on. I used Steam a Seam lite to put the applique down and then applique stitched around them. My free motion skills need much improvement but I really love this quilt. I hope my partner likes it as well.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

butterfly quilt tops

I made these two quilt tops up yesterday. I still have to add applique to the purple one and then quilt them both. I really love pink and purple :-)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Orange Crush Baby Quilt

This is my 3rd finished quilt of the year! I used a charm pack from Studio E and off white Kona cotton. I free motion stitched it on my Brother Se270d machine. It was much easier then my kenmore because it has the auto run button. Not having to control the foot peddle and my hands made it much easier to do.