Sunday, May 30, 2010

Party Hat Fun!

Have special Birthday party coming up? This will be the perfect hat to let them know how special they are. The pattern is available at the shop and is designed by Blue Cricket Design.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Art Gallery Fabrics

A picture of their cute booth!

Pat Bravo (isn't she cute)

more of her booth!

I heart this bag! The kits come with everything! including her own thread.

I fell in love with the Art Gallery booth at Market. Pat Bravo the designer is a gem! She was extremely gracious to Shelby and I (thanks, Pat) She has come out with these great bag kits, (Shelby went nuts over them!) Her booth was amazing! She had lots of great, fresh, new ideas and I can't wait to get her new lines in! Check out her blog

Tell her Material Girls sent you!!
(What are you waiting for, hop over to her blog)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2 projects ready to go!

This is a wall hanging by Sandy Gervais made with her fabric "Nice & Nautical"

This is the Fresh & Fancy May tablerunner of the month! Designed by Bonnie from "Cotton Way" I have had both of these all done except for the bindings so last night I did some marathon TV and bound both of them. I am ahead, yes you heard me right! I already have June's tablerunner done (needs binding) all my blocks are done for the Shop Hop quilt I still have to decide how I am putting that one together. But, I have been thinking whenever the designers come in I am always giving someone an idea for this or that. I have decided that it is time for Material Girls to have their own patterns which will be available soon. I hope to release 6 patterns starting in June! I already have 2 completely done! Yahoo!
Be sure and check out our "Big Memorial Day Sale" going on now thru Monday!
See ya Soon,

Monday, May 24, 2010

We are home!!

This is going to be one of the Block of the Months (starting in June) It's designed by Fresh Cut Quilts.

Shelby taking a break at the Art Gallery Booth!

Heather Bailey and some of the gals from Riley Blake Designs!
I don't even know where to start to tell you about Market!! It was fantastic!! I should have taken more pictures to post but I am a lameo when it comes to this. I haven't even finished unpacking yet, and we did have to ship home a ginormous box full of quilty wonderfulness!! Some of my favorite booths were Quilt Soup, Riley Blake Fabrics, Bonnie and Camille, Art Gallery, oh, and the list goes on!! I did get to meet Pam from Pamkittymorning a famous blogger, and searched and searched for Monica from Happy Zombie (she was sick at market and so I missed her.)Dang it! I kind of felt starstruck with so many of the fantastic designers and bloggers all in one spot. (I will load more pic's off of Tom's camera soon)
Be sure and stop by the shop this weekend we are having a huge Memorial Day Sale!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oh so much fun!

This is a fat quarter pack of "Happy Zombie" (Monica) fabric line. Oh, it's so cute!! I have yet to meet her or Pam Kitty morning so I am on a search today!

This is some of the things we have bought. This is covering Shelby's bed, I wonder where she plans on sleeping?

We are having a great time!! I love this City!! It has so many neat fun places!! I'll post more later. I have run into lots of great "Quilting Celebrities" Bonnie and Camille, Heather Bailey, Kate Spain, Barbara Jones oh the list goes on. This is better than being in Hollywood!! I am in awe.
Well, I am off for more quilty pleasures:)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Market it Bust!

Please buckle your seatbelts and prepare for takeoff!

Loaded me a lot of good reads!

Mommy's little flight candy!

Suitcase is getting full!

Downtown Minneapolis

Okay, in approximitely 6 hours I will be getting up to catch a flight to Quilt Market!! Yahooey!! Market is in Minneapolis, which for me, translates to a long flight! ugh, I hate to fly, so let me apoligize now to any of you who happen to be on my flight in the morning. I have a prescription from the DR. so I don't completly freak out. So, if I am on your flight and I zonk out please ignore the drool that will be dripping from my mouth or the very lady like snores. A girl has got to do what ever it takes to get her to Market!! I will be posting on here about my adventures, and all the good times I will be having!



Monday, May 17, 2010

30 years ago today......,

this is Spirit Lake Lodge

the mountain before it blew

This is the mountain errupting

and after!
WOW! Most of you won't remember this but it was a BIG deal way back when!! 30 years ago tomorrow (May 18)just after 8am with the force of atomic bombs Mt St. Helen's erupted!! I wrecked my very first car in the ash, and it was pretty much the last day as a Senior in High school that we went to school, (they weren't sure of the dangers of the ash so we didn't go) Harry Truman became a celebrity by rufusing to leave the Spirit Lake lodge, which took his life when the mountain blew. I was ready to take life by the tails and show it a thing or two! "Call Me" by Blondie was the number one hit on the radio, "Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back" was a huge hit at the box office. Styles were crazy and "Big Hair" was a must!! Oh my!! Good Times!!

Happy Mt. St. Helens Day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tribute to the Yo-yo mama's


This is so cute!

a great idea for some of my yo-yo's!
I am a yo-yo addict! There I said it! I belong to a group that meets at the shop once a month called "Yo-Yo Mama's.(no its not a 12 step program, although at times it could be considered that) These ladies are amazing (and of course I don't have any pictures of them) they are all uber talented and bring a smile to my face just walking through the door. We exchanged yo-yo's for while and I have a huge collection now! Each month that we meet these amazingly talented women bring in finished projects and food, homemade food no less! We had a meeting once and we were all asked to bring our favorite bread recipe and a sampling of our bread! Yikes! what was I to do? my bread came in a polka dot wrapper and was so not homemade!! So, I did what any non-cooking skills quilter would do.....Panicked, I went to a cake store called "Nothing Bundt Cakes" and bought several of their mini bundts and gave them all a map and business card to the store:) Delish!!! We are now exchanging 2.5 squares. Oh no! I love these ladies and am so blessed to be included in there group. Thanks Yo-yo mama's!

a book I think I need!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Live, Laugh, Breathe!

I am not sure how to write this post, so here goes. In January one of my friends was talking about this blog she had read and how touching it was. I decided to go home and check it out. It is a story told by a darling mom who lost her baby to SMARD I sat through the entire night and read her blog. My heart broke for her and her cute husband. I have checked her blog weekly, and I have wanted to reach out to her in some way. Many times I just wanted to give her a big hug! I felt really guilty reading something so personal, but so amazed at her courage,and strength, she made me want to be a better person, mom and friend. Kendra is having a celebration of Makenzie's life by hosting a LIVE,LAUGH, BREATHE Event. It is being July 17th at Shepards Park. Here is the poster for the event!
Kendra is in need of donations and sponsors. I am donating a quilt for the silent auction, and if any of you feel like you could help in anyway she would so appreciate it. Please checkout Kendra's blog it will tell you her story and about SMARD. (Kendra, if you are reading this I hope I did okay with your story!)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tuesday!!!! May 11th

Seriously, I am really a Franklin Day Planner nightmare!! I told you the giveaway was Monday May 11th. Wrong! It is Tuesday May 11th That means you still have one whole day till its time to enter a great Giveaway on My Giveaway Today
So, mark your calender and set the alarm clock for tomorrow! This is really a good one!
good luck:)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Giveaway!

I am so excited we are going to be featured on My Giveaway Today on Monday May 11th Hop on over to their blog and leave a comment and become a follower of our blog and you could be the lucky winner of one of (2) $50.00 gift cards! This is a great site they giveaway something FREE every day!! and who doesn't love free!!
Good Luck:)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Saving for a Rainy Day

I have never been good at saving money. EVER! My mom would tell me all the time "save your money for a rainy day" Well, I grew up in Oregon, and it rains everyday or almost. My thinking was "what? save my money and miss this fantastic sale" SERIOUSLY? (Which would explain where Shelby gets her spending habits.) (Thank goodness my hubby saves for both of us!) Well, all that is going to change (wink, wink) I bought this cute piggy bank at Target! She is so dang cute, I practically had to run down the isle with her because Ashley my friend wanted her, she has been to several Targets today searching for my pigs twin sister. When I showed Tom he looked at it and said "what's it for?" I told him I was going to save money and he seriously was flabbergasted! (Really, honey I am serious about this!) I am having some vinyl lettering cut to say "Quilt Money" for her sides. I am really not sure if I will ever fill her, but at least my thought process is heading there. Well, I am off to add the $1.00 bill I found in the washer to Miss Piggy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Simply Utah

If you haven't heard of these gals, you are missing out. It is 2 sisters that wanted to pull together a place where all of you could go and find some of the most unique and creative products out there. It is an olnline directory for creative businesses,specifically within the state of Utah. We are one of the featured shops on there site Simply Utah on Friday May 7 We are offering 25% off one regular priced item, and with each purchase made that day you will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card. Just in time for Mothers Day!! Hop on over and leave a comment on their site, to be entered. Oh, but wait there is more if you become a new follower over here or already are we will be doing a drawing from our followers for another $20.00 gift card. That's 2 chances too win!!
Good Luck!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tidbits from Triangles

We just got a new book by Fresh Cut Quilts!! Kari used to work at the shop and has a cute fun style. It is packed full of yummy projects using half square triangles. For those of you who don't know I am triangle impaired. She swears even I could complete these projects. I am so excited! She is having a giveaway on her blog Fresh Cut Quilts