A look back at my trip to Savannah, GA for QuiltCon 2017.
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Prepping for QuiltCon
This month I’m heading to Savannah for Quiltcon!
Secret Santa Sewing!
I’m pre writing this, so there’s probably going to be some changes before this is even done.
Recap and Upcoming
Saturday we had so much fun! It was a different experience going to a “mixed” craft fair. We were one of few completely handmade booths; there were a lot of booths were people were sales reps for bigger products, like Tupperware and those “it works” wraps…which we all know don’t work. We did pretty well, and we’re looking forward to participating again next year.
We also have an upcoming fair that’s in our little town!!! On Halloween we’re going to be at the Pleasant View Tent Sale at 1550 Dowlen Street Pleasant View, TN 37146. There will be kid friendly activities, pumpkins to paint, lots of vendors! And candy!! It’s sure to be a really fun event. If you’d like to find more info, here is a link to the event’s Facebook page.
So recently we’ve been working on a number of items to add to our shop, and really trying to crank them out. Mel’s been working on turning some antique quilts into pillows and hoop art, and I’ve been working on coloring book portfolios. We’re both just working away diligently, and we’ll try to work on other items once we feel like maybe we’ve got enough. We both feel like you can’t have enough though!
I also have some other projects to work on, I’ve got my Michael Miller challenge, which I may work on at the Guild meeting tomorrow. I’ve got a quilt top that I plan on giving as a Christmas gift, so I should probably get that quilted, and I’ve decided to make another quilt for a Christmas gift, so yea…there’s that. O_O Oh and I’ve signed up to be a part of our guild’s Secret Santa swap! Because I need more to sew.
I won’t be able to post the Christmas gift quilts until they’re gone to their homes (OBVIOUSLY, HELLO!!! SPOILER ALERTS!) But I’ll get them posted with their little stories as soon as I can.
So what have you been up to out there? Sewing away? Crafting it up? Us too. 🙂
Until next time, happy sewing!
Post Paducah Preparedness Plan (extra super late)
(I apologize for the SUPER late post)
I went on a fantastic trip with my mother in law and aunt to Paducah, KY for the American Quilters Society Quilt week. We went up Saturday morning and came back that afternoon and we had an absolute ball! There were so many beautiful quilts to see, and about a million different vendors..some of which were questionable 🙂 I also ran into some of my fellow guild members! If I hadn’t been the driver I would have taken more pictures of our trip, the drive up was really picturesque. Old barns in green and yellow fields, big lakes, even a few scary bridges. Okay all bridges are scary. Here are a few of my pictures from our trip!
I hope you enjoy! there are many more pictures on Instagram, and I’ve used #PQW2015 to keep them all together. I’m going to make another post soon, I feel like I’ve been lagging!
Until next time, happy sewing!
In all the excitement..
…I forgot to blog!
The quilt was completed! 😀 I can now say that it got to its destination in time for the baby shower, too. 😀
This was so fun that I decided to make another one of these as soon as I finish up these couple of bags I need to work on. The next will be using the fabric line The Littles by Michael Miller and will have Riley Blake Fly Aweigh waves for the backing. I’m excited for all my “parts” to come in so I can get it going!
Since this post took a little time, I’ve also been to my guild! We learned improvisational curves from Jayne and perfect machine binding from Stefanie. I even got a new gadget! It’s The Binding Tool and it’s probably right up there with wonder clips as far as amazing. It really helps to clean up where your end pieces come together. I think we all had a great time and we all made some pretty cute things! Here’s what I made.
So now that we’re all caught up, this weekend is Paducah!!! I’m excited, me, my mother in law and aunt are all loading up Saturday morning to go see what all the fuss is about, also Hancock’s. If you also want to see what all the commotion is about, follow me on Instagram this weekend. I’m going to be using #PQW2015 so everything should be (SHOULD…be) together. It looks as though the weather may not be..pleasant, but we’ll make the best of it! I know a few others from my guild are also making the journey to Paducah, are you coming too? Let me know!!
Well, I’ve got some pre Paducah preparation planning to get back to, so until next time! Happy sewing!
P.S. Al had to jump into my photo shoot of the quilt.
Class of 2004 and Winning at life
Yep, there we were, ten years ago, jamming out to “Yeah”, “I like the way you move” and a whole gambit of songs that were so great…at the time! (looking back I think 2004 could be classified as the year of Usher) 😀 Well it came time for us to all meet again this summer. I’m not going to lie, I have been having anxiety over this. Not because I was afraid to meet up with the rude people I went to school with or run into an old boyfriend (I didn’t date anyone in my grade at my school!); but because this was a 2 part event that cost me $60 a person to go and I had a feeling it was not going to live up to my expectations of what a $60 a head party should be.* I believe the planning for this all started earlier this year, and from the way things kept changing and the communication seemed to be less and less clear, my anxiety was only getting worse…and it was actually a little worse than I expected. The only saving graces were that I saw a couple of my friends I hadn’t seen in a long time, (Facebook really doesn’t make up for being miles away) I got to laugh with my friends about silly high school things that I didn’t even realize happened, (If any of you are reading….OMG IT’S TAN TAN!!) and of course people that I didn’t like that were always so well put together were no longer so put together and I felt like I was winning at life. 😉 So that’s that!
So not only am I winning at life (at least in my head anyway!) I won a giveaway on Instagram! Okay, just about any time I see some sort of giveaway I try to get in on it. I don’t even care what it’s for, I just want to win. A fat quarter bundle? Maybe a cute crochet bee and some other bee things? How about a rug mug? I WANT IT! So you can only imagine how excited I was to actually win something. The best part is I didn’t even realize I entered!
A few months back Kate & Birdie Paper Company posted that if you were making things with their fabric to use the hashtag #kateandbirdiehandmade so they’d all kind of be in the same “spot” instead of #kateandbirdie #winterslane #bluebirdpark etc. So…since I absolutely love everything I have seen by Kate & Birdie, I had all kinds of things to tag in my instagram! I didn’t really think anything else of it, and bam! Two weeks ago they post on their instagram that me and 3 others had won a bundle of their new fabric line, Autumn Woods! So I waited patiently for my package to come in, and Monday it got here!!! It’s so beautiful!
As far as sewing goes, I am STILL (omg) working on these three bags. Very little sewing has been done between cleaning and packing up our house. I think most people would think we’re going about this all backwards, but I think it will be so much easier to get moved since over half our stuff is already packed. I do know that when I finish up these three bags that my sewing room is going to have to be packed away, too. So then I won’t really be able to sew for a while… 😦 The bright side to this is that when I do get to really sew again it will be in my new home in my sewing room that is not also a guest room. 😀 Hopefully I can get a big bulk of these bags done tomorrow at my guild meeting. We’re having an open sew and sharing out Michael Miller Fabric Challenge entries. I’m pretty excited to show off my pillow…it’s just so comfy!
Are any of you doing the Fabric Challenge? I’d love to see your entries! Tag me on instagram! @sewfluffincute I’ve seen some entries that blow my pillow out of the water! But…for a years worth of free Michael Miller fabric? It’s just another giveaway for me to enter! 😀
Until next time, happy sewing everyone!
*Just a little note: This event was planned in such a way that a lot of people got upset over it, there is an alternate reunion being planned that I think is only $10, so it wasn’t just me. I will not be going to the alternate reunion because it’s 4 hours away from me, I have to plan my trips down there and it’s not going to work with how busy we are right now, and because of one of the people that is involved in planning it, and when I asked other people they said they wouldn’t go for the same reasons.
Hi everyone! I have had so much going on I thought I’d try to catch everyone up with me. 🙂
I finished up the Titan’s bag for my coworker to give to his mom. I heard she liked it well enough that she started using it almost right away! That makes me happy.
I also finished up my Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller fabric challenge entry! I was pretty excited about that. I decided to make a lumbar pillow for my sewing room’s chair. It is just a plane wooden kitchen chair and I needed something. It’s so bright and pretty! I love it!
I also got some gym time in. I have been easing back in since being sick, and I’m up to going to classes now. I ran into my gym friend who has also been sick and just getting back into classes, and she asked me for three bags! THREE! 😀 So while I can, I’ve been working away on these bags. I think theyre coming along pretty well. I am trying to put all three of them together at the same time instead of one bag at a time like I normally do.
Anyhow, that’s what has been going on with me, lots of sewing!
I hope you’re all having a nice week! I’m heading to my ten year high school reunion this weekend! Woohoo!
Until next time, happy sewing!