Saturday, July 30, 2011

Do you HOP?

Yesterday was the beginning of the annual Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. It's an amazing event that covered the entire state.

There are 78 quilt stores that are participating this year. And I'm visiting them ALL!!

Just kidding.. Almost had you for a minute, didn't I?

I traveled from the East side of Minnesota.. all the way to the West side yesterday. We are spending a weekend with family for some fun and laughs. BUT when I head back home in a few days - I will be stopping at 5 (out of 78) quilt stores along the way. I have already warned my children to pack their patience. And I'm not above using guilt if I need it. "All the times I've stood patiently waiting for you in the toy isle and you can't give me 10 minutes of quiet in a quilt store??"

The Minnesota Shop Hop is so big that every year Moda has a line of fabric devoted just for the hop. And the fabric this year would make a GREAT quilt for camping...

Here are a few of my favorites...

I will let you all know what I find along the way.. maybe I'll stumble on something that's "Giveaway" worthy!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

And the Winner is...

Wow.. I've had a heck of a time with blogger today. This is my 4th time trying to get the winner posted. I think it has been my browser. But I'm not sure.

I worked on "the drapes" that have been on my to do list for a very long time. I haven't finished them but if it wasn't for the FNSI, I probably wouldn't have even worked on them. So thank you for motivating me!

Anyway - I'd better get to it while it's working.

The winner of the FNSI Giveaway is...

#34 Donna from

Donna finished a beautiful HST quilt. Go check it out.. I love the colors! Send me your address Donna and I'll send you a little package of goodies. I can't upload a picture for some reason!! GRRRRRRR..

But it's a charm pack of "Flurry" by Kate Spain and a quilting ruler gadget thingy. (technical term)

Now as I previously mentioned - this was our 2nd YEAR anniversary of the FNSI. Bobbi and I wanted to do something fun and exciting to celebrate. So will be doing a celebration in August because my cohost has been on vacation!

I also wanted to share a picture of what I'm working on this week.. but I can't do that either since I can't upload! So let's hope I can get this worked out very very soon!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew In Signup is finally here!!

For some reason I thought I still had another week before the FNSI. I started the new's going well but my house is upside down and laundry is piling up. I desperately need to get my "workin mom groove" back!!

So let's get signed up ladies!! It's this Friday the 22nd.

If you are new, click the Friday Night Sew In tab above for details on how it works. Otherwise add your name below and commit to some sewing!!

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