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I know, I know, it was last summer the first time I showed you a picture of the nursery, with a promise of more to come. Well, this morning I took a few photos of it. It's nothing super fancy, but I love it.
In case you were wondering, I have a super sophisticated method of picking winners. I put all the entries in a folder in my email, close my eyes, scroll up and down until I count to 10. Then with my eyes still closed I click on a name. Today it is...
Ellen who said "I love your blog, and certainly have commented before. As for quilting, I started my first quilt just about a year ago, granted it is still not finished, due to two moves and a baby on the way! I love the pillow, and happy birthday to me that my favorite quilt blogger got to go today!!!"
I hope that new baby is a girl, because you have a sweet little (giant) bundle of Bliss coming your way. Email me your info and I'll send it off.
Thank you to everyone who participated! I love that there is such a wide range of quilters here. From brand new quilters to experts with 50 years of quilting under their belts (and I'm guessing a pretty sweet stash) and everywhere in between. Love it!
(Just put the binding on mine a day or two ago. Can't wait to show you!)
A week ago I found this coat on clearance at Dillards...
...which led me to the following conclusion: I have a houndstooth problem.
I considered taking a picture of me wearing all of these things at once to illustrate said problem, but I only have two feet.
And while I'm at it, am I the only one with a red polka dot batch of laundry? You know, darks, whites, mediums and red polka? Surely I can't be the only one.
What are you in love with right now?
*Just a little reminder, the Moda Blog hop is still going on, and so much fun! Catch up here, or if you are all caught up, today belongs to the fabulous Sandy Gervais. Go say hello, and see her darling mini paintings. Then please ask her nicely if she will send me the red polka dot chair one. Thank you in advance. ;-)
Well, Hello! Glad you made it. Today is my day for the Moda Pillow Talk Blog Hop, and I am happy to say I actually finished my pillow, despite a craaazy weekend. No Target pillows to show you today (Phew!)
In case you are visiting for the first time, here's a little bit about me. My name is Camille Roskelley. I am 27 years old, married to Jarom and mom of three little hooligans. Life with three boys has been interesting so far, and it's only been 8 weeks. I wouldn't trade it for anything though, because I love all my boys. Even Max, our 90 pound yellow lab.
quick family pic before church last Sunday
I started my own company, Thimble Blossoms back in 2007, and it has been a busy 4 years to say the least. In fact, 4 seems to be the number for me this year. It's been 4 years since I started Thimble Blossoms and I've designed 40 patterns, just finished up my 4th line of fabric for Moda, and have a 4th baby on the way (ha! just teasing). So when I started making my pillow, I went with the whole 4 thing. In fact, the 4 blocks that make up the pillow center are from my Wild Thing pattern, which is my favorite pattern to make. Besides, wild pretty much sums up my life right now. Crazy might be a better word, but lets go with wild in an attempt to tie this all together.
My favorite colors are red and aqua plus a little (okay, a lot of) gray, and Bliss is my favorite line we've done so far. So much so, that we decided to do a bit of a follow up to Bliss for our next line, Ruby. (If you look really close you might notice just a titch of Ruby in that pillow...)
The (crooked) buttons on the back represent each member of our little family with their favorite color. Sorry the buttons are crooked, but I had about 30 seconds to sew on 5 buttons and had a baby in my arms. I promise we aren't crooked. That part wasn't intentional.
And of course the whole thing is pretty simple. That's kind of a thing with me. I like simple.
So, that's my pillow. Hope you like it. If you don't, please don't tell me. ;-)
Now on to those Pillow Talk questions...
What is a little known fact about yourself?
I am quite possibly the least coordinated person on the planet. Seriously. A few weeks ago I started going to Zumba with some friends and I love it. Am I the least coordinated person there? Absolutely. But I learned something new about myself, I don't mind making an idiot of myself in front of 100 people as much as I thought I would!
How do you relax?
Something along the lines of pj's, Dr. Pepper, Friends or HIMYM reruns, Reeses, a favorite quilt, and the couch.
What do you sleep in - PJ's or NightGown?
I love me some flannel or fleece two-piecers, like these from Christmas last year:
What kind of pillow do you like, Hard or soft, foam or feather? And why?
Soft, feathery, and thanks to my mother, covered in Moda Snuggles. She made us pillowcases last Christmas, and I'm pretty sure we'll never take them off.
When you were young did you sleep with a stuffed animal? If so what?
I had a stuffed cat that my mom made me when I was 8ish, I think.
Believe it or not, I had a matching jumper. But that is a picture you'll never see.
Do you sew in bed? Read? Watch TV? eat?
Nope, no sewing in bed for me. The husband is too scared of pins and needles being lost in there (wimp). But I do watch Friends. Every night.
How many nights have you or your spouse spent on the couch?
Well, right now we have a newborn, so most nights are at least partial couch. Before that? A few... ;-)
What's a toddy??
Early to bed or all-nighter?
Alllll-nighter. *sigh* One of these days, I am going to get some sleep!
Who would you most like to have a pillow fight with?
Hmm.. that's a tough one. I'll get back to you on that.
To follow in the footsteps of the lovely ladies before (and after) me, I am also doing a giveaway (thank you Moda!). One lucky winner will be taking home this Bliss fat quarter bundle. Well technically they will be getting it in the mail. You just have to tell me how long you've been quilting. Deal?
To reward you regulars, you can get one extra entry if you've ever left a comment on my blog in the past. Just leave a second comment to let me know. The winner will be announced on Feb 16.
Don't forget to stop by all the blogs on the hop and say hello. Definitely say hello. People love that. In fact, Barb and Mary's day is tomorrow and I'm very curious to see what they have to say. Those girls are a hoot!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping, and good luck!
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