Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Win, A Buy, and A Join

You know I am Swoon-crazy, and I really enjoy watching others as they are swooning. One of those has been by Heather of Crafting . . ., who used Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda. Isn't it wonderful?

Oh a whim, I had purchased a couple of charm packs of Hometown, but it was Heather's quilt that made me realize what a good decision that had been! So you'll be seeing that quilt in the future, but meanwhile, I am more than happy to enjoy this little mug rug that I won in a give-away on Heather's blog. It is impeccably made and oh, so sweet sitting on my sewing table. I am really enjoying using it as I sew. Thanks, Heather!!

Stormy though it was, I decided to stop at Joann's last night to see if any DS Daisy Mae had come in. I was pleased to discover the entire line. 
17 of the 19 prints all lined up together

There's been quite a discussion on flickr about this line (as there is for every new DS line!), but I was pleased enough to purchase some small pieces of my favorites. I really like how the DS lines are usable together, so that's the main reason I added to my stash.

Lastly, I was super pleased (downright happy in fact!) to see a new bee starting, based on the book, Modern Blocks, that I told you about here. There's a thread on flickr that posts bee openings, and invariably, when I find something that sounds interesting, it's already full! Well, lucky for me, this time I saw that the new Modern Blocks Bee was looking for 11 bee members, and only a handful had signed up! I jumped right in (and here's the especially happy part) so did several of my blog buddies. I am so excited to be in a bee (no pun intended) with these fantastic ladies and experience how this kind of bee works. My month isn't until July, but I'm sure you'll be hearing about it before then. Oh, if you don't have the book, and are interested in seeing some "real-life" blocks made from it, well check out the new 99 Modern Blocks group. Very fun!


  1. Yes, Hometown is wonderful, I have to admit to a stack of FQs arriving at my house on Tuesday. And the bee will be so fun, I am glad to be in it too!

  2. Aww, thanks Debbie for showing my quilt on your blog. It makes my day. :)

    That bee sounds like fun. I think you sent me a link for it too but I don't have the book. Would have been fun though. Can't wait to see how it goes.

  3. What a lovely mug rug that you won! Too pretty, are you going to use it or hang it on the wall? I wouldn't be able to decide! I'm so glad to be in that bee with you as well! :)

  4. I didn't even know the new line was out!! Can you tell I'm a bit behind :) hehe! And I love you darling mug rug- too cute :) Ouuuu, I may have to think about bees- haven't done one yet- still nervous ;)

  5. the bee sounds fun. i love the bee i am in. we are taking some time off too but will be starting again once the new year starts...

  6. Yay for the bee! I can't wait, I think we'll have so much fun! I just got my Hometown out tonight trying to figure out what to do with it. Still nothing...Congratulations on the cute mug rug! Heather did a great job!

  7. For a second I thought you whipped up that mug rug...:) Still super excited about the bee - just love the idea of the connections it will bring. Awaiting the arrival of my Modern Blocks book. :)