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...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Welcome little birdies....to the Bird Tree Blog Hop!!!!



Hello my little Birdies...
I am so happy you have joined us today!!!!
THANK YOU Madame Samm for ALL your SUPPORT
and for choosing these LOVELY fabrics!!!
I am so in LOVE with these!!!!
When Tracy Lizotte designed this line for
Elizabeth's Studio...she created pure beauty....

Shall we take flight?


I wanted to create something a little different with the bird panels...
So, I decided to give myself "snapshots" from my "eye camera" 
of this fabric...
I cut out the panels, attached them matching the background
fabric as best I could...which was pretty easy...
and then free-motioned quilted all around the leaves and 
tree branches...then quilted little tiny meandering stitches 
in the sky background...

I had fun doing it...but boy did it take a LONG time!!!




This made a gorgeously large pillow for my bench in my kitchen...


 And do you see my little wall quilt?
I think it looks a bit like Snow birds
and a bit like Spring... Those pinwheels 
made it look very wintery from this distance...


Finally, I really wanted to showcase those beautiful
little birdie houses...
and although the ticking fabric isn't part of her line...
I just loved that it gave those little
houses just the right contrast...
You can really see her art work and I loved
how this one turned out...
I am calling this one bird houses under glass...
look close and you will see the glass quilted
around the bird houses and the
buttons are the handles on the glass...