Sunday, August 5, 2012

This Week

Cosmos by jenib320
Cosmos, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I don't even know what to say.  Thank you so much for your kind words of support and encouragement on my last post.  I really appreciate all your comments and emails, thank you for each and every one.  I originally had grand visions of responding to everyone, but my goodness, then it exploded! It's comforting to know so many of us share these same experiences.  We are not alone! :)

PS - I grew those Cosmos in my garden!

Ready to be quilted by jenib320
Ready to be quilted, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This week is going to be a bit quiet around here! All three of these quilts need to be quilted (one is half quilted already, yay!), bound, washed and photographed by Friday! We are leaving for a week away on Saturday, yippee!

Wide Mouth Zipper Pouches by jenib320
Wide Mouth Zipper Pouches, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Didn't get around to a ton of sewing this week, but I did make some more wide mouth zipper pouches using Anna's fab tutorial! I made a small and a medium this time.  Both pouches are made with fabrics by Katherine Codega! I think the big pouch is going to make the perfect makeup bag!

Rabbit Mini Quilt by jenib320
Rabbit Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
In addition to the fat quarter I used above, I worked with this charm pack from Katherine Codega too! Look at those bunnies!! I knew I had to feature them together in a mini quilt! I simply sashed them in a solid, and then used the rest of the squares for a really scrappy binding! I love how it turned out.  It's made itself at home on my wall of bunny stuff!

I had so much fun working with Katherine's designs, they're edgy and cool with a bit of whimsy, just my style! You can find all of these fabrics and many more in her shop here.

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George even liked the mini quilt!

LillyBelle by BariJ by jenib320
LillyBelle by BariJ, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
After getting my first taste of LillyBelle in my blogger's choice bundle, I had to have some more! You can find LillyBelle by Bari J at The Intrepid Thread, Fat Quarter Shop, and Sew Fresh Fabrics.

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

I am happy to welcome a new sponsor this week, I Don't Do Dishes! She's a new shop, but she's already got a great variety!  A few other notes: Emmaline Bags is making a big move from Australia to Canada! She's having a moving sale through August 15th, make sure to check it out!  Bloomerie Fabrics just got a beautiful, fresh makeover, their new site looks great!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh lake air
Sound of: The Muppets
Taste of: Noodle & Co
Sight of: George!
Feel of: Relaxing after a long day

Good Things about Today:
- Spent some time with Michael
- Relaxed a bit
- Managed to get a few things done!
- Beautiful cool weather!

20 comments:

  1. Such a sweet bunny quilt and I can certainly tell George likes it to pieces!

    P.S. My 4yr old son has taken a liking to your bunny;)

    Have a wonderful week!!

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  2. Yay for the double dose of George! And I love your vase :)

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  3. You have to stop with the cute adorable bunny pics. :-) You're making me want one! {Okay, don't really stop posting bunny pics. I would miss them too much!)

    And thanks for the shout-out, too!

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  4. Your cosmos are lovely! It's such a great feeling to grow flowers and then enjoy them inside. Love what you did with Katherine Codega's material. You've inspired me to stop by her shop and get some fabric :)

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  5. George always makes me smile!

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  6. I'm thinking George approves of the new bunny quilt, hope you've hung it where he can see! :)

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  7. A wonderful post!
    I didnt know there were orange cosmos, I have white ones, but I want orange ones now!

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  8. I love the bunny mini quilt! Such cute fabric - and George is adorable!!!

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  9. I love cosmos but have never been able to grow them in my yard. I think it has something to do with the soil.

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  10. That picture of George on his bunny quilt is just too cute!! I'm really excited to see your new quilts finished, they look so pretty! Love the pouches too :) Have a great week!

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  11. George is just adorable. My kids really like it when I share pics of him. Very cute mini quilt. I hope he can see it from his little nest!

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  12. Love your pictures, flowers, bunny quilt, little bags and of course George! I always look forward to seeing what is new on your blog. Thanks!

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  13. Love your new id photo. Oh George - a baby bunny quilt just for you!

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  14. Where did the galloping horse fabric come from-is it new? I love it!!
    sbedjfink@sbcglobal.net

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  15. Hi, Jeni. Your bunny wallhanging is absolutely adorable. Very cheerful. I would also like to commend you on your post about health problems (arthritis, in your case) and how to work safely. You were informative and handled the subject with objectivity. I noticed you had a huge response to it, and rightly so. Bravo!
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  16. Sorry, did not read carefully. Looking up horse fabric creator now!

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  17. Love the bunny mini and, of course, the bunny model George.

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  18. Thank you for the mention. I love all of your photos... they are really making me want to sew something!! thx Janelle @ Emmaline.

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  19. Your flowers are lovely! I love the new pouches and mini, too!

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  20. I have zipper pouch envy! Yours look very professional. I have been looking at this tutorial, and want to make a couple of them to use as project bags when I knit socks. Have you seen the PUL fabric that they sell to make covers for cloth diapers? It is supposed to be washable and waterproof. I picked up 1/4 yard of it a Hobby Lobby over the weekend to use as lining in my makeup bag. (I got the idea from Sewing4Home.Com.)

    Brenda

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