Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Major Talent from Down Under

Shannon Lamden, a.k.a. Aunty Cookie is one talented well,...... cookie.  Look at this amazing stuff:

I ordered the cutest fabric in black and white (seen above in red) that features various crafty characters.  I plan on fussy cutting them and making a wonky bento-box style quilt.  I got the fabric over a month ago and asked Shannon if it was okay to publish her pictures on my blog (it was!) and then got preoccupied with the move.  I brought out this fabric again today and I can't believe I haven't told you all about it!

Anyway, you can check out Shannon here and her etsy shop here.

What fabric designer are you just sure that you discovered?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quilting Tools...and I do mean "tools"

I spent this weekend getting my house in order.  I pulled all of the weeds in the front yard, which filled my garbage can to the brim.  I also spread some manure (not as gross as I thought it would be).  And planted some flowers and four shrubs.  I am so happy with the way it looks.  Now I just need to find someone to mow my lawn this summer.  There is bound to be some teenage boys living in the neighborhood who would like to make some extra money.  Anyway....  I also decided to hang up some pictures and have found some new uses for my quilting tools:

1.  Setting a too-short level on top of my 24" rotary cutting ruler makes a 24" level.  Perfect for marking level lines for hanging shelves.

2.  That same cutting ruler is perfect for measuring between pictures when you don't have a tape measure handy.

3.  Pins are a great for temporarily positioning wall hangings.

So what non-quilting things do you use your quilting tools for?

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm alive, I swear

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted.  Or that I am still not completely moved in.  There is so much to do and I don't have enough time (or energy for that matter) to get it all done.  I did get my sewing room put together last night....you've got to have priorities.  And a new quilt top will be finished tonight.  Woo-hoo!  I hope to find my camera cord in the next few days and I can get back to posting regularly!