Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It Seams to be Sew will be quiet ...

Hello my friends,
I am sorry I haven't been on lately...please bear with me, I promise to be back next week...Until then, I will be with family.
Thank you all.

Love,
Lana

P.S. For my block partners, my blocks will be a little late, but will get them to you next week. I promise - I apologize that they will be late.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ready for a new home...

 

Finally finished...it will be hard to let go of this one.
and that marks the last quilt for the show! There are others...but you will have to wait
to see those until after next week.  :)












Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew-IN Results!!!!



 
Well, of course I was SEWING last night!!!! and here's what I was working on...
This is a little baby quilt that I am calling...White Picket Fences!
If you haven't noticed, It's all ABOUT SPRING these days!






Friday, March 18, 2011

New friends...



I was able to meet up with Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling and her sister Darla from Doodling In My Mind  yesterday when they made a quick trip to Houston to see family...

Walking into the Hobby Lobby where we had agreed to meet up, I was a little nervous, but looking forward to meeting my first blog land friends! Well, they were there full of smiles and hugs and it was a delightful and fun afternoon!
I took them to our new JoAnn's Fabric store...LOTS OF STORE to visit - and then to one of my favorite quilt shops in town that was close by...Quilter's Emporium. 
I learned a lot about these women...Linda and I actually lived in the same little town in Kilgore, TX many years back where she taught school...we both love Victorian homes...and she's very close to her family and her sister, Darla - who is an artist in her own right! I hope you will click on her website above and visit...you will be amazed at what she can do with watercolors...I am.

Although we all agreed that what happened in Houston would stay in Houston....
I did promise to let you all in on a little secret from the day...it appears that car doors that are locked in Houston also STAY locked in Houston! (See Linda...I didn't tell all, but thought you two would get a laugh...)

While we were in the Quilter's Emporium, I had the privilege of introducing Linda and her patterns to the ladies working in the shop...I am going back today to show off the quilts she so graciously left with me for my upcoming show...and maybe be able to leave some of the patterns she left with me...Wish her well! Wouldn't it be great to have her adorable patterns debut in Houston at MY FAV little shop!

Well, I wish I could show you a picture or two from our day...but - you guessed it...I forgot my phone had a camera!!!!

I promise to get some pics when I go to return her quilts in a couple of weeks!

Moral to this story...

If you have the opportunity to meet up with a fellow blogger sometime - I RECOMMEND IT!

Thank you Linda and Darla for a great afternoon!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS....




Good morning! Well, late...actually...
Forgive me for being soooo late in posting the winner...
My sweet man has been gone all week, and came home last night...
and somehow it just all melted out of my mind...
Sew...without further ado...

The winner is .....

#7 - KATHY H

Thank you everyone for not only stopping in...
but for going by Linda's blog and checking 
out all her lovely items!
I know she has really enjoyed having 
everyone come by -- 
Now, Kathy H, look in your email!!!!
and respond to let me know where to send 
your little pattern!!!
Have a good afternoon everyone!

Love, 
Lana

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tonight is THE NIGHT! GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCED!

You still have time 
to put your name in the hat 
for tonight's giveaway!
Click HERE and put 
those comments in!
Thank you again Linda for 
sponsoring this GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Easter Pretties....and maybe a new swap....

Well, we have candle mats...mug rugs...and now Silver Mats!!!
I think we should have a bonified swap!
What do you think?

There are four in this set...now where did that other one go.....

Are you seeing SPRING leaves yet???




When I was in Salado last Christmas, I picked up a mystery bag of fabric strips. I didn't know what I was going to get, but I hoped it was good...ever done that? After all, it was fabric and it was $3.00 for the bag.

The other day, I was visiting one of my favorite blogs - Film in the Fridge, and Ashley had posted a tutorial for a strip quilt...and LIGHT BULB! I had strips!





The strips turned out to be a variety of fall leaves that were either set in blue or brown and I ended up using Kona Cotton (Charcoal) for the backing - I so love this color...




There was just enough in my little bag to get a sweet little boy's baby blanket...Can't you just see a dad buying this quilt for his little hunter?




All in all, it took about four hours to make - I like to hand stitch the binding to satisfy the old fashioned quilting idea I have, that is before machine sewing came along! Don't get me wrong, I *heart* machine quilting...but this does make it a little more personal for me when I give something as a gift.

Anyway, back to the sewing room I go! Have a few more items I want to make before the day is over!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Four days left....

That's right! 
Just four days 
til we choose a winner 
of this lovely little pattern....
Don't forget to go here and sign up!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I wanted this one...

I know I am not the only one out there 
that makes something for someone else, 
only to really want it too!
This is one of those times! 
This canvas fabric is from...of course...
'AUTHENTIC' by Sweetwater...



And I know if you have been one of my readers for any 
length of time, that you will recognize this from
Blackbird Designs by Moda... It's called 
'Beach House' and YES! I still had some left!



Anyone have a favorite bag pattern they want to share?



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just for fun...

Here's a couple of items I have been working on this weekend...
some finished in the car on the way to see my daughter and one this afternoon.


These coasters are made from a charm pack of 
'Lily & Will' by Moda that took a little over an hour to make - YAY!
and I was able to finish the handwork in the car...
nice way to make the time pass...


The Carmel Swing Bag is from Pink Sand Beach Designs 
and I used the ' Make Life' series from Sweetwater-
This bag took just a little over an hour and it was a first for me.
I KNOW I am going to make another one for myself!







 I am heading outside for a little bit
since the sun is out, is warm and is shining bright!

Don't forget to sign up for my EASTER  giveaway here... 
The deadline to enter is March 14th!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011



Another Yummy giveaway! 
... a bundle of 15 fat Quarters from "Where The Wind Blows"
 
But to enter you must visit 
Vignette in Stitches to see how to win these!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

HOP ON IN ...IT'S AN EASTER GIVEAWAY!



Today, I want to introduce you to a fellow blogger...
Linda over at B. Bumble & Company.

She is the designer 
some of the most amazing 
applique quilt patterns I have ever seen...




Linda comes from a family of artists -
her mother was a talented 
cake decorator/designer 
and her father an accomplished architect, 
furniture artisan and illustrator! 
It's not hard to see where she 
has gotten her inspiration 
with parents like that! 
Even her brother and sister 
are creative and artistic!




A few months before 
Christmas last year,
after visiting her online 
shop several times,
it finally dawned on me...
(I know..I am dense at times) 
that these patterns of hers 
aren't all wall hangings,
but some are QUILTS!
Now, Linda has been a 
regular reader/commenter
on my blog many times, 
so I decided to ask her
if she could do a 
wall hanging pattern
for me in honor 
of my little bunny Cotton...
and she agreed.

Yesterday, I opened my 
email to find these...
I can't tell you how
thrilled I was to see them!
AREN'T THEY ADORABLE?
 


I knew she would design
a cute pattern, 
but these just blew me away!





Tonight, I called Linda 
and asked her if I could not only
feature her newest patterns...
but if she would mind
if I had a little 
GIVEAWAY!!!


And here's the deal - 
You will have several 
ways to win one of these
wonderful patterns 
JUST IN TIME 
FOR 
EASTER!


First...
Visit Linda's shop and then leave her a comment
on her blog! Then come back and tell me which 
pattern is your favorite and why!


Second...
Become a follower of Linda's blog and come back
and let me know for another chance to win!


Third...
BLOG ABOUT 
HER NEW PATTERN -
and the GIVEAWAY HERE
and come back and 
share the link for another
chance to win!

The deadline to enter is  
March 14th 
at midnight.
The winner will be
announced on 
March 15th.

How easy is that?


Thank you Linda for 
being such a wonderful sponsor!


Good Luck Everyone!