Monday, June 25, 2012

~ Happies From Home ~

Last week, I mentioned that I had an opportunity to visit a couple of shops while at home. I finally unpacked some of my goodies and just had to share. I thoroughly fell in love with Janet at Janet's Quilting Bee. She truly demonstrates Southern Hospitality!!! I wanted to take her and her shop back to Georgia with me. We spoke briefly about hand quilting, which I have been wanting to learn. Well, that brief conversation led to my mother scheming with consulting with Janet on tools needed for one to try out hand quilting. I left the store with everything needed to make a throw pillow. Included in the goodies was a hoop, lots of needles (some for my machine as well), thread, a really cool coin thimble, some templates for future projects, and, well, you get the point ;-) My mother is such a supporter of my quilting. I'm thinking she is very fortunate that my hobby is not restoring antique cars or some other ridiculously expensive hobby!! I am looking forward to having a project to work on during my upcoming travels.

Preprinted (yet to be ironed) pillow top

While there, I saw this cute little fat quarter which may be the beginnings of a quilt for my frustration.

I picked up a couple of "happies" while visiting Block Therapy, another shop that I fell in love with and wanted to take back to Georgia. They had a wonderful collection of fabric. They had a section of fabric precut into one and two yards at a super price. I have no idea what I'll be doing with the fabric, but I just couldn't walk away empty handed!!

This weekend I celebrated my birthday and 23rd wedding anniversary (YAY me)! I entered several giveaways, thinking the RNG would, for once, be kind. No luck so far...still waiting to say, "Look at what I won!" But, needless to say, my cup runneth over with all the blessings in my life!!

Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!

~ Michelle ~


  1. AZEKA's GrannyJune 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Congratulation on your birthday and anniversary. I look forward to seeing pictures of your hand quilting project. You do know that is getting mighty close to sewing. Be careful, the next thing you know your niece will have you "sewing" blankets.

  2. Good luck on the hand sewing project. A pillow is a great size to start with I would say. Looking forward to celebrating your birthday (belatedly) in person!

  3. Love the cat fabric! I am excited to see your hand sewing project. I do enjoy hand sewing but don't do enough of it. Way to go on the anniversary. Congrats!