Monday, November 16, 2015

I'm Moving Saturday! Probably....

Hi everyone! I think I'm actually moving on Saturday! My house and how I got it is an incredible story and as soon as I move, I'll be posting photos and the story of this house! In the mean time, a new blog reader, Dianne, asked me about Jo James of Cart Before the Horse and that led me to Jo's blog to refer my new reader. While I was there, I saw this tutorial!
Isn't this an adorable holiday village? Fabric covered houses! The free tutorial and pattern for making them is HERE. Be careful might just spend hours on this website! Think of me this week while I'm SLOWLY packing to move! Oh, and special thanks to my friend, Annette, for helping me pack today! Anyone in the Oklahoma City area is welcome to come over and help (think a lot of people will be calling me-lol)! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Moving and Selling Stuff

Good morning! I'm getting ready to move and am selling stuff to raise money. Boy is it expensive for someone living on Social Security! Whoa! So I'm selling some unfinished blocks that I've put into photo collages so you can see how they look together. First are unfinished blocks from the Farm Girl Fridays QAL. They are 12.5" unfinished.
They are NOT sewn together. These blocks are $7 each. Here are some 6.5" blocks that finish to 6":

These blocks are $5 each.

There are 12 of these blocks. They are the Flower Box design. Another Lori Holt QAL. These blocks are 10.5" unfinished and are $5. each. Next I'm selling a yellow and red 24" x 24" Swoon block:
This yellow and red block with bee hive block in the middle is $10. Next is my Swoon Village block:
This block is $25. You will pay the postage on all the blocks. If you are interested in any of these blocks, email me at and tell me which ones you want and leave your PayPal address. I'll send you a PayPal invoice. Thanks you guys. I'll send photos of my new abode when I'm settled in! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Friday, November 6, 2015

It's Friday! Look at this adorable Christmas line!

Hi everyone! It's Friday! I'm moving in about 2 weeks. No date certain but I'm seriously starting to pack. I know everyone has moved but who has downsized? I need to cull out things and be merciless but it's so hard. Do I have a garage sale? Do I just give things away? Do I take them with me and put them in storage? The decisions...uggg. My new house is going to have a room just for the fabric! It has an ouitside door so Jen and I can have people come by the shop and pet the fabric with us! That will be so much fun! We are still getting things in at the shop. Has anyone made the quilt from this Jen Kingwell book?
Customers keep asking me if it is hard and I really don't know. I've seen a lot of these on the internet. If you've made one or are working on one, will you let me know if it is for experienced quilters only? Could a "newish" quilter do it? We are getting the cutest line of fabric in next week! It's Winter Wonderland by Heather Rosas. Look how cute:
There are more patterns in the line but I'm not going to put them all on here. I can't help myself--I love the little animals! Well, I'm off to cut and ship fabric. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! And, would you visit our Facebook page and follow us HERE? I'm trying to get it going and will soon be having giveaways to encourage people to follow so don't miss out! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Had to Show You a Photo!

Good morning! I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off (where did that saying come from...creepy but my grandmother used to say it all the time). Anyway, see that little red dot in the photo of the giant cliff? That's my 6 year old Grandchild! She went to camp with her dad and that is one of the activities! When I went to Brownie camp, they wouldn't even let us close to the fire, much less climb a cliff!
She shot a bow and arrow and rode a horse. Her horse looks like it couldn't run away with her if it wanted. I can take those activities but the cliff climbing got me!

We have a lot of new patterns in at the Etsy shop! Jen Kingwell, Kate Spain and more! The new fabric lines we've ordered for spring are to die for! We are doing presales for them right now.  Well, I have to get to work! Hope everyone has a nice day! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I'm Back!

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well! Thanks to everyone who wrote to me asking why it seemed like I fell off the planet! Lots has gone on for me--too much to talk about in one blog post. I'll eventually tell you all, just like I always do. The biggest news is that I'm moving! To Claremore, Oklahoma. I never, in my wildest dreams, ever thought I would live in Claremore. I've never even been there! The shop and I will be close to Jen, my shop partner. She lives about 15 minutes away from where I'm moving. That being said...boy do I have a lot of stuff. That's really putting it mildly. I have soooo much fabric that I've hauled from house to house but now I have all the fabrics that are in the shop too! I'll be selling some of that fabric for very little plus shipping so watch for that if you need some. I just did a tutorial for this block:
It is my month to be the Queen Bee for Stash Bee. If you would like to see the tutorial, click HERE. I did pictures and everything--lol. We got layer cakes of Sugar Flower fabric by Leicen in at the shop and I had to use it. The colors are so gorgeous. Of course, you know that my camera takes very poor quality photos so don't just go by this photo. 

Miss Blossom is settling in just fine. She is still having skin issues and the vet just put her on another round of steroids and antibiotics and medicated baths. I am praying that this is just the last effects of the mange and that she will get better. She seems very relaxed and happy as you can see. This is how she spends most of her day.

Jen and Lee are going to help me move so Jen and I put everything in the shop on sale so we don't have to move as much. You should really check it out! You can see it at the shop HERE. My friend, Annette, is coming over tomorrow to help me do some packing. Thank goodness for friends! I am freaking out about what to do with everything. I know it will all get always does...but I still get all stressed. Wish I wasn't that way. Hope you are all enjoying nice fall weather and having lots of time to sew (unlike me). Love you guys! XO and stressed but cheery wave from Bev

Friday, October 9, 2015

Same Block...Different Look!

Good morning! I've been making this great block out of different fabrics because I'm the November Queen Bee at Stash Bee! This is the block I'm going to ask my hive mates to make for me. It's amazing how different a block can look by just using different fabrics. Here it is in Farmhouse by Fig Tree & Co for Moda:
I'll be publishing a tutorial with the measurements for this block on November 1st and will give you the links to the pattern then. Here's the block made from Bloom & Bliss by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs. 
You can find the fabrics in our Etsy shop. We have marked ALL of our yardage, except the pre-orders, down to $8.99 a yard. It's the same fabric you'll find for $10.99 at most places! Well, I'm off to clean and get ready for weekend company. Hope you have a wonderful Friday! XO and cheery wave from Bev!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's Fall and Time for Cinderella Pumpkins!

Good morning! Hope your week is going great! My friend, Karen Walker, has designed another pattern and I wanted to share it with you! It's called Cinderella Pumpkins and, of course, pumpkins are my favorite fall symbol. Here are some photos:
She's so talented, isn't she! Here's another version:
Karen used spicy fall colors but I'm going to make a block for her from non-traditional fabrics. You can see all the places to buy this pattern on Karen's blog, Chez Stitches. We got some new fabric in at the shop and I can't wait to use it with Lori Holt's Farm Girls QAL blocks! First, adorable Kitchen Utensils:
I think this one would be perfect for kitchen curtains or tea towels and potholders for gifts! The other fabric from the Lila's Kitchen line that I wanted to show you is Hens and Eggs:
I think this one is so cute! Those polka dot chickens kill me! Of course you can find them at our Etsy Shop. So what are you doing this week? Hope it's a good one for you! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Christmas Fabric Giveaway!

Good morning! We are all so excited about some special projects that Jen and I have going with Lea Anne from Podunk Pretties blog! She is doing a linky party every month and we are her first sponsors! As you may know, she is a fabulous quilt designer and has many wonderful tutorials and patterns that are free to you! So I'm not supposed to say what we are working on but I'll bet you can guess! Here's what you can win:
A Santa Express fabric bundle from our Etsy Shop! Yes, it's time to start thinking about those Christmas projects you want to get done ahead of time this year! So hop over to Lea Anne's blog HERE and enter to win! While you're there, check out her free tutorials! She's amazing! Have a wonderful Sunday! XO and cheery wave from Bev

The holidays will be here before you know it! Be ready this year!

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's Already Friday!

Hi everybody! Just thought I'd check in and see what you guys are up to.When did time start going so much faster than it used to? Is that because I'm older or because the waves of time (per Einstein) have us on a down hill slide? Whatever causes it, it's making me crazy! Although I have to say that maybe, it's possible, perhaps, that I'm not getting as much done because I have to stop and play with Blossom or hold Blossom or brush Blossom. As most of you know, I've been selling unfinished quilt tops to make money. Here's one I finished yesterday:

It's so hard to get a photo of a top with no-one to hold it up. This is  a top I put together with my favorite bright, fun fabrics. I like the way it looks.

Hope you have fun this weekend and get lots of sewing done! Cheery wave from Bev

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Tuesday!

How are you all doing on this beautiful Tuesday? I'm enjoying some nice weather here (so unusual). The mold, tree and grass counts are ultra high but I have Allegra! Ha! So lately I know I've been sharing a lot about what the shop is doing because that has been most of my activity--with a little sewing thrown in. I did want to tell you about something I've been using that I just love! It's Lori Holt's Seam Guide:

It is so awesome! It fits on your sewing machine bed and attaches with little removable glue dots so you can take it off if you need to. Those 3 straight lines make it possible to sew triangles and corner squares without marking! You just follow the lines and NO marking!

 I don't know about you but it makes it a lot faster for me. Another thing is that you can follow the line on the right and get a perfect seam allowance. Yes, you can buy these seam guides other places but we have all the colors and a great price and you can buy them HERE. They come in red, aqua, green and pink.

I think this is a perfect gift for your quilting and sewing friends or for a guild secret Santa! And I couldn't go without giving you an update on Blossom. She is a spunky, adorable little girl! 
She's been to the groomer who evened up her hair and it's growing back in pretty quickly. 
You can see what a large area was affected but now there is inch-long sort of sparse hair growing there. Most of the hair on her tail is gone but I still think she looks adorable. Have a wonderful day! XO and cheery wave from Bev