Craftsy Flash Sale on Fabric!

Craftsy is having a 48-hour flash sale this Friday and Saturday on all fabric! Yippee- just in time for all those last minute holiday projects.

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I’m eagerly anticipating a fun quilting/holiday event called “Homespun and Holly” on Saturday at one of my local quilt shops. The featured designers include Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs, Karla Eisenbach of Sweetwater, Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool Designs and Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister Designs. I’m so excited to meet everyone! I’ll be sure to take photos and update my blog soon after the event.


Halloween Fabric Stash

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the traditions and fun associated with kids trick-or-treating and the crispness of the autumn air. I love carved pumpkins sitting on porches and the colored leaves as they blow across lawns.

I really love Halloween fabrics. There are so many cute designs that I just cannot resist adding a fat quarter here and a 1/2 yard there to my stash.

I looked at my Halloween stash recently and decided it was overflowing, and I need to pick a project already!

Part of My Halloween Fabric Stash

Hmmm, are you wondering what I’ll pick? It is a delightful pattern full of whimsy and mischief from one of my favorite designers. I’ve been working on the first block this week and will post a picture of it when I’ve completed it.

Here’s a hint . . . it’s the same designer who created this crazy cat quilt pattern set that I did a few years ago and is now hanging in my sewing room.

Happy guessing!


Visiting Center Diamond Quilt Store

This weekend, I went on a camping trip with my 2 favorite guys – my husband and our son. On the way down to the campground, I managed to convince them that I needed to stop at a quilt store. Lucky for me, they didn’t mind waiting for a few minutes while I browsed inside Center Diamond in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Center Diamond is a great little quilt shop along the Oregon coast. I particularly love their collection of batik fabrics.  It’s definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

I was searching for a turtle batik for a while and happened to find one while visiting. I picked up several coordinating fabrics that just feel summery to me. Wonder what I’ll make?

Turtle batik and other fabric

Aren’t these little turtles just wonderful?

Happy crafting!