Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby it's cold outside....

This is what is going on outside my window right now.....

Can I just say that I hate groundhogs......they are so untrustworthy!

But that's OK because inside my sewing room it's bright and cheery!  I am working on a design for a new cross-stitch pillow that includes a saying I have hanging on my sewing room wall that says

I can do
just not

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

All Dolled Up In Salt Lake City

I am excited to finally be able to start talking about something fun that has been in the works.  You see, we are lucky in our neck of the woods because Spring International Quilt Market is being held in Salt Lake City. To add to all the market fun 30 Utah designers have banded together to create a Booth Hop called All Dolled Up in Salt Lake City!  There will be prizes created by each of the designers as well as two quilts begin given away containing unique doll blocks created by each of the designers!  And, there will be free patterns for each doll block.  So, get ready market attendees and come get all dolled up with us! 

So, want to see my block?   Well here she is........

Her dress is made from Riley Blake's Penny Lane by My Minds Eye
Her skirt is gathered then appliqued for a 3D affect complete with under slip, bitty buttons and rick rack trim accent her dress top and her facial features are hand embroidered.  This is my doll that will be included in the quilt.....stop by the booth to see what I do with the one there! 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Waiting to Ship, In the Works, and On the Wall!

I can't believe I have been home for a whole week and back in the swing of things.  I just finished the postcards to send to my retail store customers showing my new April cross-stitch designs. We will start shipping them to stores later this week so watch for them soon.

Cross-stitch isn't all I have been up to.  I have a quilt in the works

and one on the design wall

Quilt market is only 2 months away and I have miles to go before I sleep.  I also have a fun embroidery project in the works.  I started it on the flight to Galvestan where we left for our cruise and even worked on it while laying on the beach in Roatan, Honduras.  Worked on it again last night while watching the movie RED with my husband.  I have to have a project  to work on while watching TV at night or I am lights out!  I can't wait to share this one with you, but it will have to wait - it's a large project and I have hours of stitching left.

Here's to a wonderful Sunday.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm back from the caribbean and back to work.  What a fun trip.  7 sunny days with family and friends.

Thank you all for your fun comments and for following the blog.  I decided to award one prize for posts and another prize for following and here are the winners:

Tricia - post number 19
Shelli - follower number 50

Tricia & Shelli check your email for a message from me!