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An unexpected surprise came while I was on my way out the door, just after writing that last post. The UPS man brought the only thing more exciting than fabric: strike offs! As in, strike offs of our next fabric line, Simple Abundance.... hooray!!
So I'm up to my neck in swatches, and getting closer and closer.... here's the tiniest of tiny sneak peeks. Are you as excited as I am? Can't wait to show it to you for real... counting down the days.
Wish me luck! And sleep, that too...
Oh, and one more thing. You know how I love Shangri-la? Well, I really want to win this bag of Judi's! Really. Head on over for a chance to win. I must really like you guys... ;-)
730- the number of days I've officially been blogging as of today. Thats also 2 years, in case you don't want to do the math. A big thanks to all of you for making blogging so wonderful!
65- the number of times (in a row, mind you) Canon asked to have a peanut butter sandwich before giving up and eating his dinner night before last. We counted. Now that is persistence.
2- the number of bears sitting on my couch watching TV, wearing I Spy backpacks. My kids LOVE these. Check them out here. I had been planning on making something like this for my boys for the last... 4 years and never quite got around to it. Thank goodness for Angela!
51- the number of emails in my inbox that are waiting for a response. Today, I promise!
18- the number of degrees below zero it was at home in Idaho yesterday. Yikes!
40- the percent off my new pair of tall chocolate Uggs were. I heart them, and so do my warm, toasty feet.
27- (On a scale of 1-10) how badly I want to get back in my studio and start sewing something fun. Especially after reading LaVieEnRosiethis morning. I'm blushing... times 10! Thanks Carrie!
75- the number of first cousins I have. Bet you didn't know that!
You know how sometimes you are feeling good about things, accomplishing a lot, the to do list is getting shorter... and then you get sick? And then you pass it on to everyone else in your household? That's me. ALWAYS me. I'm not sure what is up with this shoddy immune system of mine this past year or so, but if its going around, it finds me every time! So anyway, I'm behind. Behind on emails, posts, FAQ answers, comments, you name it. Not to mention dishes, cleaning, laundry.... yikes! So really, my apologies on the late post I promised, I'll get it up soon!
On the bright side, I am feeling better today. And on the even brighter side, my little brother Dallin was here last week and we had so much fun having him around.
We even got to go shopping for tiny clothes for my newest nephew, who should be making his world debut in a few weeks. (Hooray!) Come back soon Dal!
I'm so glad you guys are as excited about the Moda Bake Shop as I am! Isn't it fantastic? My mom posted a really fun, simple hot pad tutorial over there today, and as soon as I am back in the full swing of things, you better believe I'll be making me some Cotton Blossoms ones.
And some red polka dot ones, and maybe a few with 1974 and some applique?
Oh, and one more thing. I know there are a lot of Miss Rosie fans out there, and I am definitely one of them! Well, in case you didn't know yet, Carrie started a blog called LaVieEnRosie so head on over, say hello and be inspired. She's amazing! I posted about this quilt long ago, but it is still one of my very very favorites. One of Carrie's designs, called Summer Wind (and the fabric is an old Moda 3 Sisters line, Wuthering Heights). Love it, love it. These photos are for you Carrie!
Now if only I could find the time to work on any one of the other... oh...20 quilts I want to make of hers, I'd be good to go. *sigh*
Whenever Aiden eats a treat that he finds especially tasty, two things happen. Number one, he manages to get it all over his sweet little face, and number two, he always says "Mommy, this is scrumptious!" I love it. In fact, sometimes I feed him treats just so I can hear him say it. It's true. Did you know that scrumptious means "delightful, excellent, delicious?" That's true too.
Have you been thinking about giving sewing/quilting a shot but haven't quite known where to start? Or are you a fabric-a-holic (like me) and you are always on the lookout for great projects? Either way, Moda's got a brand new blog, called Moda Bake Shop and you are going to L-O-V-E it. An ever growing blog filled with clever ideas and amazing little projects using all your favorite Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Sweet Rolls.... you name it. Now that is scrumptious.
Scroll down and you'll find my tutorial to make a simple little table topper out of a charm pack and a yard or so of fabric. Fun, quick and easy! I hope you enjoy it!
And also, I'm giving mine away. Yup, just to celebrate! Moda Bake Shop AND the fact that it just happens to be my 2 year blogiversary on Wednesday. Can you believe it? 2 years?
Just leave a comment before Wednesday and let me know your name, where you are from, and and which scrumptious little project you've got your eye on over there at Moda Bake Shop and you are good to go.
Example (as always): My name is Camille Roskelley, and I live in Nevada, although I'll always be an Idahoan. I want to make everything on the Bake Shop blog, but the top of my list? Definitely the Sultry Jelly Roll Quilt. Love it! In fact, I think I'm going to start it right now... anybody want to join me? :-)
Blogging from my iPhone today. (Sorry about the lousy photo, I just looked down and thought it was kinda funny) Anyway, just a few tidbits:
*Just a reminder, for all those paint color/camera/polka dot chair askin' people... If you are needing some instant gratification, check out my FAQ page, on the top of the left sidebar. I'm all about instant gratification. *THANK YOU for all of your sweet comments on the Homespun feature. I can't believe how great you guys are! Hmph- who needs kids to be excited for you?? ;-) If you missed the comment from Catherine (Editor at Homespun) here it is:
If you are interested in picking up a copy of Homespun (yes, you'll need to buy a copy of the magazine to make the quilt as the pattern is featured inside), you can obtain it either at your local quilt shop/newsagency or via the methods below:
Camille - thank you for your lovely review of the mag on your blog. I'm thrilled to bits that you are so happy with Homespun and glad the magazine turned up safe and sound. It was an absolute delight working with you and I wish you all the best with the promotion.
Catherine Sanchez Consulting Editor Homespun
(How great is she?!) Thanks Catherine!
*Later this week- a photography post. I've been working on it, just need to get it posted. Oh, and figure out all the answers to your questions... ;-) Any last requests?
*Check out Sew Mama Sewtoday. Don't ask questions, just do it!
*I better get moving. Probably should change out of the pjs before its time for Chinese take-out with the in-laws. Sweet and sour chicken and a Dr. Pepper? Count me in...