Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Elizabeth from Florida won the prize for my blog!  Congratulations, Elizabeth....hope you have fun with it!   My husband mailed it this morning!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This is just so much fun with the new followers just pouring in.....and all so very nice....
SO....... if you "Share" and someone signs up to follow, they will get a chance at the prize, too!  But, I am making another prize, (not sure what but trust me, it will be very, very good) that will go to the person who helps gather me the most new followers.....How do they do it?????  When you refer someone to my blog, and they sign up to follow....have them leave a note that YOU referred them.... the person who is the best recruiter at giveaway closing time will win the extra prize.....Wheww!!! Hope that is clear!  Watch for some more fun coming up, soon!
Also..... I am now opening it to people in Canada and Europe....found out the shipping isn't toooo terribly expensive!  :)   
I promise to have a giveaway soon just for all you down-under quilters!!!

On the QT - Giveaway!!!

My first blog giveaway!!!  Happy to be a part of this exciting event.  Giving away a Fairfield Crib sized batting, a fatquarter bundle of blues from RJR and a beige large spool of Aurifil Thread.  It is something I hope someone would love to have!   Please forgive me, but you do have to be a follower on my new blog....it is brand new!  Please  share this with your friends, I would love to watch those numbers grow!  I will e-mail the winner (USA only for my first giveaway) and will ship this by June 1st.  Use the following link for more giveaways:  http://sewmamasew.com.blog     Good luck everyone!!!!

If you clicked on # 261 of Sew Mama Sew and got to a page that was not my main page... you will not be able to sign up easily for my blog and the giveaway......something went wrong.....go back to sew mama sew and scroll down the page. You will see it again as # 62..... click on that photo and it will take you only to my main blog page....I am sorry for the inconvenience!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pre-Quilt Market Crazies.....

So these are two pictures of Fall Market in Houston.....I was soooo ready.  Everything printed, everything packed....at least three to four days ahead.   

This time, for Spring Market in Kansas City.....well, not so much!! 

But I expect it to be the best market....EVER!!!  Have two people to help me in the booth....My wonderful daughter, Sita....(in spite of the fact that she DOES NOT SEW) (I know, I can't believe it)!  and my friend Kim Niedzwiecki....and she DOES sew....Beautifully and Creatively!!  

I hope that market will inspire my daughter to love fabric and thread as much as I do....although she better keep her hands out of my Aurifil thread!!   (All eight spools of it)!  And well, Kim is going to teach me all there is to know about blogging!!

So, with just two days until we hit the road to KC, I agreed to make a cake (tiered, with freestanding butterflies) for my granddaughters' 6th birthday party.....I will show a picture of her eating it.....but won't show you the cake..... even my loving husband agreed it was fairly hideous!  This cake was made by someone who does South African gum paste flowers for wedding cakes....  But the worst part....I agreed with him 100%....it was truly ugly.   :)  The best part.... Sadie thought it was beautiful!   You just gotta love a kid that sees the love in a cake, not the droopy icing!

So.... off we go to market....will have tons of things for giveaways when I come back.....so do me a favor and tell all your friends to sign up for my blog.....I am feeling lonely here with just my first five followers....(bless their hearts)!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Beginning.....

Wow!  How exciting....how scary.....me, with a blog..... do I have anything interesting to say?  Will I find anyone to share in this adventure? Will interesting people join in to make this fun....and different....and exciting?   I hope so....

Please join me in exploring both the mainstream and the tangents of quilting....everyone brings their own twist to anything new.   I know I do.  Lets learn from each other and share with each other..... and most of all have fun in the doing.   

I welcome each person who happens upon my blog to bring a friend along....or two, or three... the more the merrier.  And if we break a few of the established "rules" of quilting....well....I say Yippee!!!  It means we are learning!! 

My newest pattern:

Based on the same layout of my Pumpkin Patch Halloween Quilt, this is the pattern that is making it's official debut at International Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City next week..... It is set up to be sold as a single pattern, a kit (kitted and sold by the wonderful RJR Fabrics), and also as a BOM.   It measures 68 x 86 inches and is primarily fusible applique.  I hope you like it!!!

Well, it may not be too exciting, but the first installment is on the screen, waiting for the pushing of the button that will officially launch this blog.....and not a drop of Champagne in the house!!  Maybe I can find a candy bar, instead!