Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

From our house ...

to yours.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Look what just landed on my doorstep.
Santa came early and brought me one of my favorite gifts of all,
Our new fabric line is called Vintage Modern.
I can't wait to start cutting and stitching.
It wouldn't be Christmas without an overdose of sewing going on around here.

As I mentioned in my last post, JOY is my favorite Christmas word this year.  We will have all of our children and grandchildren home for Christmas Eve this year. 
We haven't all been together for Christmas for 8 years. 
That will be pure joy! Crazy with all 23 of us, but the joyful kind of crazy.

It was so heartwarming to read your favorite Christmas words, expressions of love and gratitude you have for the Savior and for your family and friends.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it really got me into the Christmas spirit. 

I wish I could send each of you your very own Christmas gift, but unfortunately I have to pick one winner for the Spring Fling Bed Runner kit.

The winner is:

thedodds:  "My word is LOVE: hoping everyone feels loved this Christmas. 
And a very happy Christmas to you and your loved ones, Bonnie x".

Congratulations, e-mail me your address and I will send your kit right out.

I hope you all enjoyed the Moda Blog Hop and got lots of fun quilting ideas and yummy recipes  to make for the Holiday Festivities.

Merry Christmas.
 May this be a season of JOY for all of you,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Welcome Moda Blog Hoppers!

Today is my day to share my quilt block and recipe for the Moda Blog Hop, but before I do, I want to show you a picture of my new Bed Runner that is appearing in Quilt Magazine this month! 

I wasn't going to blog about it until next week, because the magazine won't be available until then, but I got permission to give you a sneek peek.  (This is only part of the article)  They did a fabulous job on the feature and I just couldn't resist sharing.  

The Bed Runner is called Spring Fling and is made with RUBY charm squares.

I rarely do kits, but we do have the kit for Spring Fling available now on our web site.  We have also just added Ruby Charm Squares!

Now down to business, this Moda Blog Hop is our way of saying "Thank you" to all of you and to give each of you a gift from each of us. 

Just let me say, from the bottom of my heart, I so APPRECIATE the wonderful words of encouragement and kindness you give.  They really mean a lot!

My block is called Raspberry Jelly and is very simple.  You can download the instructions and the recipe here.  It would be quick and easy to stitch a few blocks together to make a hand made gift for someone you love this Christmas. 

My recipe is one of my favorite cakes.  It is called Very Fat Fudge Cake and is worth every calorie, besides we don't count calories at our house in December.  It's just not allowed.

I love it with pecans, but if you would rather, you can sprinkle it with mini choclate chips, coconut or toffee bits.  They are ALL good!

And last of all, one more gift for a lucky winner.
A kit for the Spring Fling Bed Runner!

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas word is this year. 
Mine is Joy.

I will announce the winner on December 13th.
Don't forget to hop on over and visit these lovely ladies today...

                   French General        Oliver + S        Sweetwater        Ellen Luckett Baker

I hope each of you enjoy this special time of year with family and friends and take a minute to celebrate the real reason for the season.
Find Joy in your lives,