Adios Blogland Vacation!

Well, it's been a completely relaxing couple of weeks----YEAH, right like any busy mom has any spa-like vacation days with 3 munchkins in tow. But it has been a bit of time to catch up on a few of the projects I've been putting off a while besides enjoying my time with the family.

{ooh, and I can't forget the doggie...he needs mom, too}

In a nutshell my activities include, but are certainly not limited to:
  • another guest post installment for Stash Manicure, scheduled to post the 22nd (YAY!)
  • started a gift for a very nice bloggy friend's sewing room & plan a sew-in tomorrow to complete it
  • met with some fun local quilters, a new group meeting once a month {with NO RULES!!}
  • baked an unbelievable amount of the munchkins' favorite cookies
  • swapped a few dozen delicious fat quarters online----YES!! New STASH!!

  • took a road trip with Mr. Fabulous to the quilting mecca of the state: Shipshewana, IN 
  • figured out my list of tutorials---which are still in progress....haven't forgotten
  • appliqued to my heart's content
  • reorganized the incredible mess in the sewing room
                                               {I'm not messy but Jane sure is...good grief!}
  • started a new, top secret super fun project that I'm completely in love with and can hardly wait to share
  • Oh, and one more little thing....won a blue ribbon. Oh, yes. I couldn't possibly be more excited about my very first ribbon. It truly was an amazing surprise that made my month!!
Don't forget to sign up for the giveaways if you haven't already...comments are open until tonight at midnight, Central US time. I plan to announce the winners in tomorrow's post.

Best Wishes & HAPPY Quilting,


  1. Congratulations on your blue ribbon. That's a great achievement. You have made me totally exhausted reading your list of "done's", but I can't wait to see what you secrets have to share

  2. Yay! Sounds like an awesome time was had. I am still drooling over all those wonderful FQ's.

    Awesome achievement on the Blue Ribbon.

  3. The spa was sounding good till I read on. Wow, a Blue Ribbon - congratulations. You have been quite busy, I feel like a bit of a slacker (although I haven't been quite as busy as you) I haven't touched Jane in over a week, but I have good reasons.

  4. I see there are a lot of things to look foreward to :-)

  5. Congrats on the blue ribbon!!! That's awesome!! I'm heading to Shipshewana next weekend for a quilt retreat! I can't wait!!!

  6. It does sound like you have been very busy. A blue ribbon, wonderful. I was wondering if you stash is mostly 30's fabric? I love the looks of it. If it is mostly 30's fabric which designer do you like more. I am just starting out and I love the style.


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