Thursday, January 24, 2013


We arrived home Tuesday afternoon and it felt soooo good!  Besides the laundry, shopping for food, putting all our stuff away, I decided to get to work on the  "Spring Kitty" wall hanging that I blogged about a couple weeks ago.  I am almost finished with the appliqué!  I'm actually making two of them - one will be a gift and she doesn't read this blog, so I don't have to hide it.

 While on our trip I entered a giveaway for the Quilting Secrets Blog Hop on Sue's blog and I won a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop!  I decided to order some 1/2 yard pieces of reproduction fabric and this came in the mail yesterday.  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Then,  Inspired by Antique Quilts told about the grab bags from Homestead Hearth  so I thought I would try them.   I love to get scraps for various projects.  I just received my bag and I'm very happy with it.  All the fabrics in it are new to me and there is a lot!

I'm going to need some time to get organized, but I'm planning to make some quilting goals for 2013 with a list of my priorities, etc.  I will let you know when I get something figured out.


  1. A Fat Quarter Shop order and a Homestead Hearth scrap bag--am I close? I want to come play in your fabric. : )

  2. Those look like so much fun to play with.
    Love the applique too. Such a cute one.
    Enjoy settling in back at home. At least until the next trip. It is so great that you can go and see your family.

  3. Congrats on the win! Love your new fabric.
    Spring kitty is adorable!

  4. Oh, the applique is so cute! Is it me or do those scraps match the fat quarters? They all look like civil war patterns! Doesn't it feel good to sleep in your own bed?


  5. Great fabrics! What wins! Your applique looks great. What a mischievious (bad!)cat! *giggle* ---"Love"

  6. Your wallhanging is delightful! What a beautiful gift for your friend. So many nice fabrics to be transformed by your clever hands into wonderul projects.