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P5220003So, my lovely little sister gave me this adorable little elephant for my birthday!
P5220002Isn’t she so cute?? Irresistible, if you ask me! So, the funny thing was when my girls brought me all the other elephants in our house to introduce our new little friend to her family! I had no idea I had so many elephants! It was clear I have a “thing” for them.

So, I thought I would share a few of my favorite elephant fabrics that have been hanging out in my pictures folder and my etsy favorites! Enjoy!

edited to add…
Here are the links for the fabric:
from left to right:
#4 this particular bundle is no longer for sale but, you can find a similar bundle here.
#6 Sorry ladies, this fabric is no longer for sale.
#9 this one is my personal favorite!

I am having a great time making the log cabin blocks for the log cabin quilt-along! Here are my blocks so far:

block #1:P4210002and block#2:P5060080-1I am using my Katie Jumps Rope fabric (with some stash fabric added). I am so happy with how its turning out! I love it!

This quilt-along is open to everyone, and you can join us anytime! Just head on over to the Missouri Star Quilt Co., click on Community, register to be a forum member and then you will find the Sew together, Far apart forum. Hillary is doing a great job leading this crazy bunch of quilters!  Stay tuned for block three, then we will sash, and finish them up!

and just for those of you who have little girls who love to wear dresses and hair bows…there is  a great giveaway going on at Megans Closet. Enjoy!

P2260083P5060075-1I have heard some people say that applique is the “A” word! Sometimes I have to agree! I have been doing the bunny hill blocks of the month. As you can see, I am a few blocks behind! Its much more difficult than I thought it would be…but, also relaxing and rewarding! Hopefully my skills will improve.

There is a great giveaway going on over at the Crafty Girls Workshop. Go check it out and win some lovely Christmas fabric!

Have a lovely day!

Here are my nine patches for the past two weeks! P5060083P5060082I am completely addicted! This has been so much fun! and I really love a good scrappy quilt! I get to use all of my favorites at once!  I have thrown in a few vintage prints, some left overs from other quilts, and some that I won recently! This is great! Thank you Amanda Jean!


I thought a few of you may need a good laugh today!

When my sister showed me the following fabric…I laughed out loud! I REALLY need to back a quilt with this stuff! Too much fun!

I hope you all have a lovely day. Happy Mother’s Day!

sewingsewing2Mom, I love you! Thanks for everything!

This Contest is Closed! Thanks!

Okay, so I have been dying to have a little giveaway of my own! and I figured now is as good a time as any right??  I was informed that Sewn is hosting a blog launch party and I thought to myself, “I am a party girl, this could be fun!” So, here I am…I joined the party! It should be fun! You’ll have until Sunday evening, June 7th,  to enter the giveaway. I will draw a name using  a random number generator. So come on and play!

I just finished machine quilting my quilt from the Mod Sampler Quilt-Along…here’s the front:P5030053and the pieced back…P5030054

I love these blocks! I was able to use a couple of nine patches that my mom had left over from a shop sample, so she gets to be part of it! Isn't that great! I love it!

I love these blocks! I was able to use a couple of nine patches that my mom had left over from a shop sample, so she gets to be part of it too! Isn't that great!

Now, I just have to bind and wash it…then we’ll try for some better pictures! 🙂 Okay now for the actual giveaway:

I have six fat quarters left over from my Mod Sampler Quilt-Along quilt. P5030057Five Amy Butler Daisy Chain in Grey, and one Tula Pink Full Moon Forest in Aqua. P5030060So here’s the deal…Leave me a comment, say what you need to say, say what you mean to say…ahem. 🙂  If you would like to subscribe to my blog for a second entry, go for it. Make sure to leave me a second comment saying so! and for those of you that are interested…you may blog all about it for a third entry…just leave an additional comment with a link to your blog! Enjoy!

Well, last weekend was my birthday. So, I decided to take a little break from sewing and blogging! I finally got outside and did some planting. Yup! Spring is finally here, so I springified our front porch. P5030051-1I know some of you are thinking…”what??? you put a quilt out on the front porch???”  Yes, I did! I made it for this purpose. I thought it would be lovely, I used scraps from another project and I stapled it to the wall. My reasons(for stapling it)  were…1)I did not want it to blow down or tear in the wind. 2)If I hung a bar, birds would surely perch on it and poop on my quilt.

See…its not so bad! and the staples are tiny…and its a covered shady porch! It’ll be fine! and I love it!


I Love Lilly of the Valley


and my Iris!


the Azaleas are gorgeous...let's hope I don't kill them this year!

I filled as many pots as I could and then put the rest into flower beds! Next week will be our little garden boxes…tomatoes and green beans! Yeah!

and my mama brought me the most adorable little fabric bag…FILLED with sewing goodness! I am in heaven…thanks mom!P5030049Isn’t the ric rac to die for? This was perfect!

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May 2009

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