Monday, April 27, 2009

Aaaah...Nap Time

This is what nap time looks like for mommy: Blogging, snacks, new Japanese quilt books and TV. Yes, TV in my bedroom. We just got a TV this past weekend, and its the first time I've ever had one in my bedroom. Todd and I are both pretty anti-TV in the bedroom, but I decided I needed one to keep me company while he's out of town. And I'm just loving it!

Guess what I got in the mail last week?! My quilt from Doll Quilt Swap 6!!
Isn't it GORGEOUS??!! I absolutely LOVE it! I almost died when I opened the box! It came with some other goodies, but I'll have to post those pics later, cause my camera battery died!! THe quilt is made from Darla fabric, which I absolutely adore! I cannot wait to put it up on my studio wall! I feel so special that super-talented Tina made such a beautiful quilt! Thank you again, Tina! You're the best!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I'm still here!

I bet you all thought I disappeared! Well, as I mentioned in my last post, I went up to Pennsylvania to work at the Lancaster quilt show. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work! The first day of the show (I had already been there a few days by then), my special friend Cara came up. It was the first time we got to meet in person. I got about a 45 min break to "power shop" with her. She did all the reconnaissance work throughout the day, and staked out the top booths! So off we went!
Our first stop was the quilt books. I picked up Piece O Cake's "Aunt Millie's Garden". I've been eyeing it for awhile, but after this torture, I just couldn't take it anymore. I also got Fig Tree's new book, and "Material Obsession"--which I would've bought for the quilt on the cover alone! I love vintage style quilts with a twist! And see the "Mother Earth" book? Well, the author was THERE!! Yes, she was! I got mine signed for Liberty and Wyatt.

I also managed to do a little shopping in the booth I was working at, LOL! I picked up some wool and a kit/pettern for a bag with yummy Lakehouse fabric. The last booth we made it to was the same one I saw and loved at Hampton--The Christmas Shoppe in New Hampshire. I grabbed some Lecien Durham fat quarters and a BOM pattern just as they were closing. And guess what I saw there? Bren's new quilt, "Benji's Pockets"! I was so excited! It is just beautiful, and seriously, there are never any good quilt patterns for boys, let alone FABULOUS ones! So I planned on going back the next day when I got a break so I could take a picture (gotta figure out all those fabulous fabrics).

Well, guess what? I got a call from my hubby--Liberty was throwing up. Inexplicably, I burst in to tears. I could hear her in the background whimpering for mommy. It was decided by me and the girls that I would go home. I hemmed and hawed, but I'm sure glad I did, because when I walked through the door at 2 a.m., little Wyatt had started throwing up. I spent that day at the hospital with Liberty. She was seriously dehydrated, and with little kids, that can get really scary, really fast. I caught a little nap here and there with her on the hospital bed. Other than that, my husband and I didn't really sleep for days. Poor Wyatt almost had to go to the hospital, too. I spent a whole day feeding him Pedialite through a syringe. But they recovered, just in time for me to catch what they had!

Long story short, guess what appeared in my mailbox yesterday? The "Benji's Pockets" pattern! Thank you so much Bren! You really are my "Quilting Guardian Angel"!! Now I am carefully picking out my fabrics, and getting so excited to start sewing!! My poor baby boy needs his own special quilt!

When I came home, there was a package from Superbuzzy in my studio that I had ordered before I left. I get so much of my inspiration from all the Japanese fabrics.

I loved this panel:
The words are all German. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I HAD to have it!

I also picked out this adorable felt deer kit, along with some cute half-yards. I'm all about Matrioshka's lately!

Whew! That's it for me, peeps! Happy stitching!