Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vintage Modern...Vintage Modern...Vintage Modern...Vintage Modern..

Just let me start out with a big "Thank You" to Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop team!  

So thrilled that you chose our Vintage Modern line for the 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month!  I just happened to get a sneak peek of the entire quilt and it is absolutely beautiful. 

Ladies, you will not want to miss out on this project. Trust me on this one.

It's been such a fun line to design with. 

Vintage Modern will be available before you know it!   
(Watch for it in May)

So, here is my Vintage Modern item from my closet.

Just a couple of clues.

They were my Mom's before they were mine...

I let my kids play dress up in them a few years ago...
(not sure why I did that!!!)

They had something to do with this...

...and yes, they will be passed down to one of my girls...
(possibly, the one in the picture above).

Hint: It might not be that obvious, you might want to think twice before you answer.
Hmmm, another clue maybe...

If you are right, you could be the winner for one of these...
Since it is Bonnie and Camille day for the hop, pop on over and enter on Camille's blog too!

Then stop by Fig Tree tomorrow and see what clues Joanna has for you.
Friday 2/24 – Fig Tree Quilts
Monday 2/27 – Minick & Simpson
Tuesday 2/28 – Cosmo Cricket
Wed 2/29 – Sweetwater
Thurs 3/1 – Fat Quarter Shop – Grand Prize Entry Post
Fri 3/2 – Fat Quarter Shop – Winners Post

Good Luck,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Just returned from the Stitchin'Heaven, Moda 2012 Quilting Cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel Mexico in the Western Caribbean.  As they would say in Belize,

It was Unbelizable!

I had such an amazing time with all the quilting ladies, Deb, Clay and Rachael,

and my new friend and roommate, Sandra.  She was so much fun!
and very hepful (that's helpful in Texan).

The first two days at sea we had class and the ladies stitched their little hearts out on the Blissful Day quilt. (We still have a couple left on our web site)

I taught one class,

Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister taught another

and Debbie Maddie taught another class.
The quilters stayed in the same place and we rotated class rooms.

The ladies could sew until midnight and some of them did!

The quilt blocks on my quilt could  be arranged different ways to make the quilt unique to each quilter.

They were very creative.

We had fun prizes for some lucky winners.

In the evenings we dined in style with fabulous food and enjoyed great entertainment!

On day three we docked in Honduras.

We had a little beach time after it rained. 
 It was cloudy, but the air was warm and it felt so good to dig our toes into the sand!

The next day we docked in Belize.  We went to the Belize Zoo, yes that is a Boa snake that we could hold... if we wanted to... and no, I did not want to... 

 ...and then we had an amazing boat ride down the Belize River. 
It was like being in the middle of the jungle. 

We saw monkeys, crocodiles, iguana, and many more exotic animals.

The food off the ship was a little less gourmet, but none the less authentic and yummy.  Beans, rice, chicken and orange Fanta in a glass bottle.  It tasted good to me!

Back on the ship we indulged in lots of ice cream, pizza and late night snacks. No dieting this week!

Our third stop was in Cozumel mexico.  Kayaking in a glass bottom kayak and snorkeling were our activities there.

We saw colorful fish and lots of sea creatures.  It was amazing!

As you can see, not much sun, but much warmer than the weather I left in Idaho, that's for sure.

Back on the boat for our last day of sewing and a farewell party.

There were prizes for everyone and some ladies even won quilts. 

Robin won my quilt!

Thanks ladies!  I have a whole new bunch of quilting friends. 
And a special thanks to Deb at Stitchin' Heaven for the opportunity of a lifetime!

Get your quilting friends together and take a quilting cruise, you will love it!

Check out the cruise slide show

The yummy chocolate dessert is mine... wish I had some right now!