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I can’t believe my good fortune! P6180014I AM a lucky girl! I won these gorgeous earrings from Liz at Eliza does very little. She is a wonderful and talented artist living in London. And she makes beautiful jewlery.  I got them in the mail about  a week ago and have been wearing them regularly. I LOVE them!!!  Liz, thank you so much!

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P6050106I decided that I wanted to try paper piecing. But, it couldn’t be too hard so when I came upon this tutorial, I was sold. Sign me up right away!!! I have finally started my green quilt, and I am already in love! I really love this pattern too. and it is SO easy! If any of you would like to give it a try, head on over to Film in the Fridge and check out her tutorial. Its a good one. Ashley is a quilting rockstar! Enjoy!P6050104I need to get to work…I can’t wait to finish this baby!

P6110146I joined the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap, how could I resist that kind of fun!? 🙂 So, of course I had to make a practice quilt! The little cutie above is my first attempt at a mini quilt. I had some fun with it. I tried a bit of embroidery mixed with patchwork. I also did some geometric free motion quilting on the squares and a bigger floral pattern on the rest of the quilt. I like it very much, so do my girls…they have decided that it is a quilt for their barbies!  The jury is still out on that one!:)

P6110144This is the quilt I made for my swap partner. She is a darling girl who asked for bright bold colors…no pastels, she said! I am hoping that she will like this one! It sure was fun to make! I think the flower pattern in the quilting is so pretty. I used Tranquility by Sandy Gervais fabric and Hobbs Heirloom low loft batting so its not as puffy as it looks! I can’t wait to hear if she likes it! This swap has been fun and inspiring. I have enjoyed seeing all the other designs, everyone is so creative, and so different! Love it!

P6110147And last but not least, my spring blooms mini quilt received! I got this darling little art quilt in the mail this week. It is appropriately named Sunny and was made just for me by Royce. She is a wonderful fiber artist from Tennessee.  Thanks so much Royce!

P6050102My momma had a birthday last week! Happy Birthday Mom! I decided to make her this cool weighted pin cushion that I found on Oh Frannson‘s blog. As usual, her directions were fabulous. Well written and easy to understand. I love her patterns! I used my precious Anna Maria Horner Fabric. My mom, I am happy to say, LOVES her pincushion too! She now has a place for her glasses and seam ripper as well.

And I am just the luckiest girl around! 🙂 My sister Hillary of Hillary Ann…Designing Happy makes these gorgeous cupcake pincushions! She sent me one in the mail for my birthday! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! 🙂 Its just so adorable! Thanks again Hill, and yes my pins are very happy living in a chocolate cupcake! P5300047cupcakesI grabbed this photo from Hillary because it shows just how cute they are! and I could not take a decent pic of mine! They really are that cute!

Good Morning! WOW!!! 268 comments! Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments. I have really enjoyed reading all the comments and checking out all the new blogs. Sorry, I’m a day late on this…Life has been VERY busy lately! (I’ll post more about that later!) 🙂
…and the winner is…
Stephanie…
Yay Stephanie!!! Congratulations! I’ll send you an email to get your info!
Thanks again to all who entered! This was too much fun!

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