Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Bye 08!

Happy New Year!!!
I just wanted to tell all of you, my blogger friends, and customers "Thank-you"! I am so blessed to have the job I do. I hope 2009 brings all of you a happy, healthy, project finishing year!
Tom, Shelby and Parker, I love you guys so much thanks for putting up with me and Material Girls! I couldn't have done this without you!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I am technology challenged!

Okay, so my family got sick of me being behind the times and bought me for Christmas: a Blackberry Storm phone, a camera ( Nikon coolpix, I think I might have said I wanted this because Aston Kutcher does the ad) and a pink ipod. Now all of these are fantastic gifts but I am clueless, maybe unteachable when it comes to electronic gadgets. So one of my New Years resolutions, is to learn how to work these. (my friend Christy has taken me on as a charity case, and has willingly volunteered to help) she may be in for a big surprise! So, watch out for my pictures to show up soon!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy 100 posts to me!!

Wow! I made it 100 posts!! Thanks to all my blogging peeps! Hopefully in my next 100 post I can learn how to post a picture or something without asking my kids, or hubby to help me. Be sure and check back in the next couple of days because I will be posting a giveaway!! And we all love those giveaways!!
See ya Soon!!

PS. Christy, I ready to begin my blogging 101 lesson! can you also show me how to use the camera, and new phone I got for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa's Coming!

Merry Christmas! and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Block of The Month #2

Okay, I'm probably going to shock all of you but here is block #2 for the apron quilt. Done, complete, by little old me! Wow! my arm is getting tired just from patting myself on the back! This is a really fun quilt designed by Bee in my Bonnet Lori Holt. I am already planning block #3, (I had to call Lori, and ask her if I could start it, I think she might still be holding the phone with her mouth wide open in complete shock!) Call me at the shop if you are interested in this pattern. Stay tuned for more complete projects!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh I forgot to tell you only 5 more till my 100th post!

Wow! 2 posts in one night, but I just had to let you know I am going to make my goal of 100 post by the new year. I'm so excited, its kind of goofy but I am easily amused. So leave me a comment and keep me motivated!
Thanks my bloggy friends!

I'm finished Christmas Shopping! Wahoo!!!

I am done, yea! I just have to wrap and put under the tree. I left the shop early and was determined to finish tonight. I got home in plenty of time to wrap but guess what! I did block 2 of my apron quilt, made some yo-yo's and here I sit writing about it. Gosh, I amaze myself sometimes, I must call Lori and ask her what block 3 is. Look out girls I am on a roll.....
I will show pictures of my yo yo's and block tomorrow.
See ya later!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Apron block of the month

Here is my first block (done!!) for our apron quilt we are doing in our 30's club. Its not to late to join, I have extra kits cut and they are yours if you want one. We are also doing a yo - yo exchange and I am off the chart with the yo- yo's.

Just let me know, it gonna be a good time!


the amazing nanette

For those of you who blog, you must certainly know Nanette from Freda's Hive, and if you don't be sure and check out her blog, she is an amazing woman who loves retro anything. She came in to the shop today and she is just a neat lady to talk too! Every time I check her blog she is creating something new or has just finished some amazing project
. She has cute ideas and fun projects so be sure and check her out!
Thanks Nanette

Friday, December 19, 2008

Is it really going to be 2009

Well, I am starting to set those dreaded New Years goals! ugh! yea! you know the ones. So, last night me and my cute hubby headed out to Franklin Covey to buy me a new planner. For those of you who know me I tend to be rather DISORGANIZED, (I know where things are but those around me tend to find it chaotic!) sheesh! So will see if old Franklin really does help ( I don't know, I might be the Franklin Covey challenged!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brrrr! it's cold

It snowed all day here on the Wasatch Front and BRRRR! its cold! and I love it! I don't have to drive far to work so its not a bad commute but for those of you who have to drive I'm sorry, (but how is Santa supposed to land his sleigh without snow?) So I am making this a short post but where ever you might live be it sunny or snowy I wish you a Happy Safe Holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Donate if you can

I have come home early every night from the shop this week, ( something I don't usually do) and I have sat and watched the local news (depressing I know!) and have been so concerned about the local charities~ Utah Food Bank and Toys for Tots ( they are in need of toys for kids they really need 12 to 15 year old items) I know times are tough right now but if you have any extra please donate to your local charities. We are still taking food donations for the local food bank if you need to drop off any items. Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Oh boy was I wrong! I thought once my kids were of a certain age it would be so much easier, but.... I am learning each age just brings a new set of challenges. Shelby my senior in HS. (who is a really great kid. ) got her first ticket last week for coasting through a Stop sign. (right after her dad and I told her there was a Stop sign at the corner of our street for a reason) Well, tonight we got the dreaded phone call...Dad, I got in a wreck...someone just hit me. We rushed out of the house (me wearing Tom's shoes) and down the street (no one was hurt, thankfully) but it is the worst feeling in the world. I hope no one ever gets that dreaded phone call. May all of you be safe this Holiday Season!
PS Shelby insisted that I post this~it wasn't her fault!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Worse time to get sick.....

Oh my gosh is time just whizzing by or what? I don't know about the rest of you but I am slightly behind. I still have gifts to buy and wrap and no, I didn't get my tree up. We just refinished our hardwood floors and can't put anything on them till today, but.... I spent the evening at the Insta-Care with a diagnosis of Bronchitis, yes that is a bummer! I swear every year at this time I either end up with pnuemonia or bronchitis, yuck!!!! So all of you need to run out and get your Airbourne, take your vitamins and get plenty of rest!!!
Stay Healthy

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So many new lines of fabric!!

Whew! the elves have been so busy here at the shop, unpacking all the new lines of fabric that have been arriving here daily at the shop! We received 2 lines from Free Spirit Darla and Savon Bouquet both really great lines with polka dots and stripes mixed in with some truly great florals. A novelty Timeless Treasures line that has the cutest owl print in it, and a few more. I am running out of space. So if your up for a new project come in and see us!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

It's snowing here on the Wasatch Front! I love it! It makes it feel more like Christmas. I still don't have my tree up, but I plan on that tomorrow. This month is zooming right on by me and I am way behind, which is par for the course. So for those of you who don't get snow, rumor has it we Utahns are going to be buried in it. So I will throw a snowball for you!!
Have a great day!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I am really glad this week is over! Me ~being the smart girl I am, had my wood floors refinished, duh! you say. I know what was I thinking. Now I need to clean and paint and haven't even got the tree up. Could someone put the brakes on for just 1 week so I can catch up! So if I seem a little frazzled you know why! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Elves or just a bunch of goofballs!

Okay, so I hurried and had all of us take pictures and Tom posted us as elves. We look like we have been sipping Santa's Special Sauce, but no that is just my clan being silly!!! The fifth elf isn't us, they just added him in to make us look better! Have a good laugh cause we did!! Have a good one!
Nadine and the elves!

Dance, I say

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh so cute!!

We have so many cute new fabric lines in at the store, I am ready for Christmas to be over and start in on the new stuff. We have received Gypsy Rose by Moda, Natures Chorus (Moda), Kitchenette (which for all you retro lovers, this is so cute!),Love is in the Air (Valentine), and a ton more!! I was going to take pictures but I forgot the camera, so maybe tomorrow.
Every time the UPS guy drives up its like Christmas, I'm sure he hates us about right now! but don't we love the men in brown!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A contest-but not mine!

Everyone needs to go over and check out http://wwwfredashive.blogspot .com she has a contest and a lot of fun stuff on her blog!! She makes the most amazing things and chooses awesome fabrics, usually vintage which I love. Tell her material girls sent ya!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I started a new quilt!!!

I really don't sew alot for the store anymore but..... I started a project tonight, I finished 1 block and that is all I got done. I was reading other bloggers and I can't believe what people finish. Its a really easy quilt and I hope to finish by Saturday morning. So, the tree didn't get put up but, maybe tomorrow. Ugh! I need a day off, just to sew and decorate. Well, I have to go now I still have to make a few yo-yo's. silly me!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Our very own Barbara Jones designer of QuiltSoup patterns, and soon to be released fabric Bubblegum Basics by Henry Glass is in the Australian Quilters Companion magazine. Barbara is the designer behind the quilt we have in the BHG quilt sampler magazine. She is truly a wonderful person, and we are so proud!!! we have the magazine for those of you who want a copy, and soon her fabric will be arriving, we can hardly wait!! Hop over to Barbara's blog and tell
her congrads!!!

The Ping Pong Challange

Christmas came a little early this year, Tom and I bought the kids a ping- pong table for Christmas, Parker said that all his friends were awesome players and could beat Tom. So...Tom being the adult that he is had to set the table up early, go out and buy an expensive "sand paddle" and start the challenge.... I now have about ten 15 yr olds and one very winded old man, (but so far Tom is the master.) Shelby and her friends will be here soon, they all are coming to challenge the winner. I suppose its time to put the yo-yo's down and show them my quilting ping-pong arm....
Game on!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tune in to Studio 5!!

Be sure and tune in to Studio 5 at 11:00 am tomorrow. I will be demonstrating how to make a fast, easy Christmas stocking on the show. I have done this show before, but I get extremly nervous. I try and act professional and mature which, for those of you who don't know me, I am neither~ I am a big cheeseball ( but I do think I am rather funny!) So, I am off to make a stocking.
Be sure and tune in!!!!

PS~And yes, Camille, there is a package, with a SURPRISE!!! Or the store is yours!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just me rambling!!!!

Okay, so I had this fantabulous post planned for today, (and you all know how computer challenged I am) anyway I had Tom come to the shop to take pictures, and I just sat down to post and guess what?!!! I left the camera bag at the shop and don't want to go down to get it, I'm all tucked in my jammies looking like a Victorias Secret Angel (jk~ lol!) be real I'm a quilter it's 100 percent cotton flannel, so you will all have to settle for my ramblings tonight! So have a great night, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Surprise!! Jeaniney

This is Jeanine, she is one of the girls that works at the shop, we don't see her as much as we would like because she went and fell in love with a guy named Nick, now Nick's a nice guy and all but sheesh! he doesn't share her well. So this post is dedicated to my lovely Jeaniney!! See we still love you!!
only 29 left to go!

Monday, December 1, 2008

30 posts in 30 days!!

Okay, call me nuts, but I'm trying to make a post a day. 30 post in 30 days will get me to the grand total of 100 posts, it seems so easy and I usually have alot to say but sometimes I am at a loss on what to post. My goal is to make it by New Years~ cause we all know thats when we all start our New Years resolutions, lose weight, finish projects, yada yada. So, I'm on girls! This is it, a post a day, so please leave me comments to encourage me along the way!!!