Sunday, 29 November 2015

Home Sweet Home

There definitely is something sweet about being home. I had been away for almost three weeks for work and finally came home on Friday. It was such a blissful home coming. I also had a few packages waiting for me when I arrived home. I'll give a little glimpse into some of them today :)

First up is a package from Sew Sisters.

The Bargain Lover's Club is on the top left. Pink Sand Beach Designs Huntington Hobo pattern on the top right followed by some pretty cute lions on the bottom. I have another pattern by Pink Sand Beach Designs and love it!

This Timeless Treasures Mini Lions print is absolutely adorable! It was also in the Clearance section!

Next up is my stop at Avonport Discount Fabrics. My favourite fabric store :)


From top left to the bottom left:

1) In From The Cold by Kate Spain for moda
2) ABC Menagerie by Abi Hall for moda
3) Persimmon by Basic Grey for moda
4) Holiday Cheer Tote Pattern
5) Splash by Alex Anderson for RJR Fabrics
6) Hothouse Flowers by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics
7) Max & Bunny for Andover Fabrics
8) Dog Park by studio.k for Clothworks

I also picked up a can of 505 Spray but that's a necessity purchase, not a stash purchase :)

I'm linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash since it has been far too long since I've added to my stash! Have you added anything to your stash lately?



Monday, 16 November 2015

Birthday Bonus Club Sign-Up

It's been a while since I've been able to write a blog post. I am currently away for my work but I have an exciting new adventure to tell you about. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge and I have decided to coordinate a year long event called the "Birthday Bonus Club"!

What's the Birthday Bonus Club you ask?! It is a year long commitment to send each member of the club 50 mini charms on their birthday. Simple as that and incredible fun! Imagine getting so many packages in the mail (or hand delivered) to you during the month of your birthday! Imagine all you have to do is send 50 mini charms to each member of the Birthday Bonus Club during the month of their birthday. This club is a year long commitment. So if you cannot commit to the full year, please do not join.

Here are the rules of the Birthday Bonus Club:

Participants:
  • should be Canadian
  • should be Facebook users (a Closed group has been set up so participants can communicate with each other)
  • must commit to participating for the full year (January to December 2016)
  • should keep a list of packages received during their birthday month (a list will be provided on the closed Facebook group)
  • should be prepared to buy fabric if they do not have requested colour/style/motif in their stash 

Fabric:
  • Each Birthday Queen receives 50 mini charm (2½ inch) squares from the other participants
  • Squares may be the same fabric or a variety 

  • Does not need to be pre-washed, but can be
  • Should be quilt shop quality fabric

Requests:
  • May be for a particular colour (i.e. Purple), motif (i.e dots), or style (i.e. low volume)
  • May not be for a particular brand or designer
  • May include one "Please no" (i.e. "Please no batiks") 


The Birthday Bonus Club starts January 1st! You can sign up for this club by heading over to Facebook and asking to join the Birthday Bonus Club :) If you have any issues, please contact me or Jenn by our blogs, email or FaceBook :)

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Mercury Pillow

Well I had busy weekend working so I didn't get to sew as much as I would have liked. However, I did manage to finish my Mercury pillow.


I am quite happy with how this turned out. It was a bit time consuming to do the echo quilting but well worth the effort!


The fabric for the backing is a text print called Garden Party by Tea and Sympathy for Studio e fabrics. Here's a close-up of the fabric.


I love this fabric. I only have small scraps of it left now. I love "Home is Where You Are" and all the tea related comments. I am an avid tea drinker!

So I'm not sure where this pillow will wind up in our house but I'm sure I will find a home for it. Now onto another project....