This Week

Sunday, August 5, 2012

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!


  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!!

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

  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!

  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 :)

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

  13. Where did the galloping horse fabric come from-is it new? I love it!!

  14. 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,

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

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

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

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

  19. 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.)



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