Thursday, March 26, 2015

A "Sweet" "Tweet" GIVEAWAY!!!!


Enjoying a little free sewing...
and Mug Rugs seem to be a perfect item to always have on hand
to give to friends - new or old!


My first little set of birdies were made 
for a new friend...
I bought the gray background fabric from Joann's and that gorgeous
red floral print is from SWEETWATER Fabrics...my favorite designers!


And of course, another 
AUTHENTIC fabric for the back!

I just loved this little muggy rug...
*tweet*



You might find a theme here...


I found this cute fabric at my favorite quilt shop
 in Salado TX at
Christmas this year...
If you are ever in Salado...
Go see the girls over at 
They will love you to pieces when you visit!



and finally...



My last little Muggie Rug...
I made this one for a friend of mine 
at my new job...


Funny story, but I replaced her when she left my last job...
and here we are again working together...

And you have heard about how Southerners drink 
LOTS OF SWEET TEA?
Nope.
TEXANS drink the BEST SWEET TEA!
and this little girl is a LEADER...
so...the Tea Mug Rug was 
SEW APPROPRIATE!

Do you have a favorite Mug Rug Pattern you have sewn?
Leave a comment and
I will put you in a drawing for a SWEET GIVEAWAY!!!!

Drawing will be Sunday, March 29th at 6 p.m. CST

Happy Thursday!

Lana

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At the End of the Day...



In the evenings, 
when I get home from work...
Only after I kiss my man, 

I settle in here.


My favorite room of the house.
You have a place too, I bet.


A place to hide out for a few moments...


and find some color at the end of a long day.



A simple pattern, 
beautiful designs...

A cheerful "table" quilt 
 for our ranch house...
waiting to be bound 
and carried to a new home
 in the 
Hill Country.

Until then though,



In this room of mine,
at the end of this day...

I snuggle
 into the 
moment 
and
 just 

breathe.



"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord
plans to prosper you and not to harm you
plans to give you hope and a future. 
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, 
and I will listen to you
You will seek me
 and find me
 when you seek me
 with all your heart."  

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV


Monday, March 23, 2015

Young and Grown...We all Celebrated!

This past weekend was one of CELEBRATIONS...
One near, one far...
One little...
One grown...

BOTH LOVED...

My little GB Riggins

TURNED THREE!











I can hardly believe it!!!
His little life has overjoyed us with his smile,
his tenacity and his "SQUEEZES"...
Every time I hear him say Gigi...
I MELT I tell YOU!

Take a look for yourself...

video

Happy Birthday My SWEET GB...
your GIGI LOVES YOU!!!

and then...

THE VERY NEXT DAY...
in IOWA...
(funny story here...I have a daughter in Ohio..
and I keep telling people the wrong state when I tell them
where either of these two live!!! I had to change it
just NOW too...my son texted me and said
IOWA!!! ...
There you go sweet son of mine.... IOWA!)






MY BABY...
had a Birthday!

All grown, with a sweet wife and family of his own,
This man is one of the best Daddys I know.
 Handsome Son...
and my first born.
He is LOVED by his Mama.

Two GREAT reasons to 
CELEBRATE...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The LAST DAY...for our Bird Tree Blog Hop....Awwwhhhh...

What WOWED US ON FRIDAY....


AMY offered up this gorgeously LARGE quilt...
 This is not only BIG!!!!

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
GREAT JOB!!!!

AND




Over at Quilted Delights, Leah created this
 CHARMING and DELIGHTFUL quilt!

I loved every bit of this lovely, calm and surprising quilt!!!
AWESOME JOB!!!


I just cannot believe this is the last day!
Each one of you has brought your best Bird nests
for this hop! I have been thrilled beyond words...
Many of you have stepped up and been
such a help to me and without you
I wouldn't have been able to feather this nest
for sure! Thank you to all of you!

And ...
Tracy Lizotte...
Your beautiful fabric line
for
 Elizabeth's Studio...
It has been a DELIGHT to work
with such a wonderful line!
Everyone of us has loved working with
it and are in love with your artistry!

Although I can't wait to see what each
of you has created today,
I am so SAD this flight is coming to an end...

Please land with me for a moment
will you....

Madame Samm...
Choosing this for our hop really
was a thrill...you inspire us and we
love you for all you have done.

It's funny, we just all take it for granted
that these hops just "happen"...
They ARE WORK!
I only played a very small part in this...
all the time, energy and spirit Madame Samm
puts into these is nothing short of
REMARKABLE!
So for that...
I say THANK YOU.
It's not enough for all you have given to
each of us, but I pray you know how
much you are loved and respected
by all of us that before you started all of these
hops may have had blogs, been creating...
but didn't have the community we have now.
I mean it when I say, without this community
I probably would have quit blogging years ago.
I was encouraged not only by this community
especially on this hop, but by YOU
Madame Samm...
You sign all your letters, notes and blog posts with
"YOU MATTER"...
and may I say, in my stitching and quilting life
and how you supported me this year at Christmas
when my heart was broken over our loss...
YOU MATTER TO ME...

Ok ladies, I guess it's time to
fly through the trees today for our
last day...as much as I have tried to delay it...

You have ALL BEEN the Wind beneath MY wings...


WHAT WOWED US TODAY!!!!



ELIZABETH!!!!!
I SEW LOVE THIS!!!
I am cutting one of these out tonight...
What a lovely way to sit down to sew everyday!
BRAVO!

AND



Duff!!!!

Could this be any more SPRINGY?
Those are the MOST ADORABLE models
I HAVE EVER SEEN!
And their little dresses are PERFECTION!!!!


and THIS!!!
I HAD TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE....



OVER AT PINK DOXIES....
WOW. WOW.
I just LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!!
GREAT GREAT JOB!!!!

NOW...
REMINDER:
Please send me your mailing addresses so
I can mail out your little prize...
Again,
Thank you EVERYONE!


Love to you all...

and here is today's beautiful offerings....
ENJOY!

Monday, March 23
Debbie Kratovil Quilts
how arT you?
Hill Valley Quilting
Pink Doxies. Blogspot.com
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Fabric Bias
Lovelli Quilts
In The Boon Docks
Bacon Then Eggs
Sew We Stitch


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bird Tree Blog Hop...DAY 6!!!




WELCOME!
Happy FRIDAY!

I have so enjoyed this hop...
You ladies are just DIVINE!
So much quilting / creative genius going on
here!!!

Just look at what WOWED us YESTERDAY...


Mary's little Birdies (above) look quite at home in
their wonderful and preserved "woods"!!!
I love the crazy blocks...it really just brought this
quilt to life!

AND



Deonn's little sweet birds look like they LOVE
their new homes!  Such perfection going on here!
BRAVO!
Everyday, all your beautiful creations have been posted

to Madame Samm's Pinterest page HERE.
Be sure to check them all out!!!

Today will be no exception...
This beautiful fabric line by 
for Elizabeth's Studio is just stunning!

SEW...
Grab a cup of coffee or tea...
and come fly with us!
You will NOT be disappointed!!!


Friday, March 20
Freemotion By The River
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Tea Time Creations
Baa's Amazing Adventures!
Selina Quilts
Ramblings of a Quilter
Busy Bee Quilts
Quilted Delights
Grandmamas Stories

NOTE:  Super Mom - No Cape!
 (she was listed yesterday but had trouble with the comments...
so if you wanted to add your comments to her site, please try again today!!!! It's working!!!)


WHAT WOWED ME TODAY!!!!



AMY!!!!! This is not only BIG!!!!
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
GREAT JOB!!!!

AND



LEAH!!!!!
Over at Quilted Delights!...This is CHARMING and DELIGHTFUL!
(see how I did that?)
I loved every bit of this lovely, calm and surprising quilt!!!
AWESOME JOB!!!

AND....Indulge me...

I KNOW THIS IS NOT USUALLY DONE...
BUT IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING...
AND I HAD SUCH A HARD TIME...

CAN WE HAVE HONORABLE MENTION TODAY?



Selina...this one just wowed me with that
lovely pattern...and those surprising polka-dots!
(and wooed me with that lovely background and sunshine...)
Nice Job Lady Bird!


Please send me your mailing addresses
and I will send off your little prize!

Hugs to you all!




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's DAY FIVE...Let's Bird Tree Hop Shall We?


Hasn't this little Bird Tree Hop been fun?
I have LOVED everyone's creations! 
I am so inspired by how everyone interprets
this beautiful fabric by 
for Elizabeth's Studio...

YESTERDAY...
These WOWED US!!!!

Look ABOVE...those little birdies peeking almost over the top of
this delicious bag!!! Dorian did such an EXCELLENT job
on her stitching...the bag and her photos!!!
GREAT JOB!

AND


Check THIS OUT!!!!!
 HER Crazy Quilting on
this ADORABLE BAG is lovely!!!
I am in LOVE I tell you!
GREAT WORK Renee!

Everyday, all your beautiful creations have been posted
to Madame Samm's Pinterest page HERE.
Be sure to check them all out!!!


Today's offerings are just around the corner...
ARE YOU READY??

I can't wait to see what is up today...
Let's look together!
Here's our latest group of lovelies!


Thursday, March 19
The Raspberry Rabbits
More Stars In Comanche
Sew Many Yarns
Super Mom - No Cape!
Stitchin By The Lake
Jane's Quilting
Quilting Through Rose Colored-Trifocals
Quiltscapes


What WOWED US TODAY!!!




MARY!!!! This is just STUNNING!!!
Those little Birdies look quite at home in
their wonderful and preserved "woods"!!!
I love the crazy blocks...it really just brought this
quilt to life!


AND



Deonn!!!!
Isn't this just the prettiest thing you have ever seen?
Those little sweet birds look like they LOVE
their new homes!  Such perfection going on here!
BRAVO!

Today was SO HARD!!!
I LOVED everyone's projects!!!

Thank you so much for hopping with us,
you have been so inspiring!!!

Hugs to all of you...
Each of you have been so sweet and helpful to me...
I SO APPRECIATE YOU!



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bird Tree Hop Day 4....Taking Flight


Hello!
Welcome to day 4 of our little Bird Tree Blog Hop!
Yesterday, this is what WOWED us!

Look at that!  BAM! Out of the park with this one!!!!!
Jeanie!!!! I thought that was your actual cat sitting
in front of this until I looked again!!!!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

AND...



Ella and Nesta really nested into the spirit of flight with their
little bird guide cover!!!!

I love the bird panels on this and those polka-dots!!!!
GREAT JOB!

Get Ready today to be WOWED by a new group
of our lovelies...


Ready, Set...
Let's take flight!!!


Wednesday, March 18
Red Eye Crafts
Marjorie's Busy Corner
Ridge Top Quilts
Stitching By The Beach
Seams To Be Sew
Living My Dream
With Work In Hand


WHAT WOWED US TODAY!!!!



Look at that...those little birdies peeking almost over the top of
this delicious bag!!! Dorian did such an EXCELLENT job
on her stitching...the bag and her photos!!!
GREAT JOB!

AND



Check THIS OUT!!!!!
YOU HAVE TO GO SEE HER Crazy Quilting on
this ADORABLE BAG!!!! I am in LOVE I tell you!!!!!
GREAT WORK Renee!!!!!!!