Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New BFF pattern

I just released my newest BFF swap-pliqué™ pattern ~ "BFF Trick or Treat" and you'll have plenty of time to get it done for Halloween. This new pattern includes 6 costumes, 5 new hairdo's and fun Halloween accessories to mix and match. The use of glow in the dark fabric for some of the elements adds another level of fun to this project. And yes, the costumes also fit the best friends from my other BFF patterns. I had so much fun designing this, I hope you'll have just as much fun making it.

Okay, back to, really

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Square eyes

I have square eyes from too much time in front of the computer. No I'm not surfing you tube or blurfing, I'm building my new website which I hope to have up by mid July at the absolute latest.
We'll see how it goes, refer to welcome message :)
At the moment Quilter's Warehouse hosts and manages my site. Even though they have done a fabulous job over the years, it's time for me to manage my own site. I will still have a link over to them but I have so many things I want to add. It will also give me the freedom to make changes and add content very quickly. I am excited and I know even when I get it done I will want to make a bazillion changes but I have to start somewhere.
If any of you have any suggestions for my site and things you'd like to see included please let me know. I would love your input.
Gotta go close my peepers, they're tired.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Morning coffee, BFF's & zentangles

My morning coffee even tastes better in my new coffee mug that I got from one of my BFF's.
Don't you just love it !!! A few of us BF's were "chillin'" at Barnes & Noble one Saturday morning and Cathi came back to the table with this adorable mug for me. She said she just had to and I'm so glad she did. She also told us about zentangles. Have you heard of them?
These are so cool and so fun. As soon as I got home I was cutting paper and doing zentangles.
The site explains it much better than I do but it's basically doodling but within a specified space (3-1/2" square) and is quite meditative and inspiring at the same time. The gallery picture on the site are stunning and so not like my first ones you see here. It's something I will enjoy doing to relax and also as design exercises. Beware ~ I think these could be habit forming.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Shhh, don't tell anyone but yes I can do hems too.

About a week ago hubby and I were out and about and I found this pretty aqua top for an unbelievable bargain so I scooped it up with out trying it on first. Well, as luck would have it, it fit ~ except for the length. If I were a (much) braver and (much) fitter woman I suppose I could wear it as a dress, it was that long! However, being neither of the aforementioned, I had no choice but to shorten it. I haven't hemmed something knit in quite some time but thankfully it all came back to me, I dug out a stretch needle, found the correct stitch on my machine and now I have a top instead of a dress. I guess one hem now and then isn't too traumatic for a quilter.
Quick where's the chocolate?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Darlee's Jar

OMG, Darlee sent me a picture of the project jar she made. I love it ~ and just take a look at her perfect notes to put inside! I like the coffee break note she has all set to go in the jar. I am so happy that she was inspired to make this for herself and thanks for sharing Darlee. If anyone else made a project jar e-mail me a JPEG (400 x 400 or less) and I'll post it.
And Cathi, to answer your question about the quilt pictured in the last post; that's not my migration challenge, that's my Bar Nine pattern but I'm so glad you like it. I'm laughing at the thought that you think I actually started my challenge ~ silly girl.
Ann, I am happy that the Parmesan Potatoes were a hit at your house. I have yet to post the Macs & cheese recipe my friend Marti gave me. Watch for it soon.