Friday, June 29, 2012

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"Sewingly yours in lewisville,nc is selling all dies 70% off!! Until gone!!!"

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day Dad!

Happy Father's day!

Dad was a super cute baby!
with my Grandfather-miss you!
He grew up to be a very handy and good young man!

And then he served his country well...

Married a sweet young girl from York County Pa...

And had an adorable!

And a few years later had another baby girl...

Happy Father's Day to the best Dab ever!!!

keep dreaming...Colleen

Mom and Dad on one of our first trips to our favorite lake in Canada.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Father's Day and Vote for me!!

Happy Father's Day!

I entered the Quilting Gallery's Themed Quilt Contest this week.

The theme is Quilts for Dad.  Having made an entire wall hanging series for my Dad I had to enter.

The quilt was one I drew out and made when I was fearless and oblivious to the 'rules' back in 1994 1993.  If you look closely I turned in the edges and had stitched them closed, I think Carrie called this knife edge binding.  I didn't know what real binding was.  I hand quilted and appliqued and embroidered.  The star fabrics were fabulous cottons from a fancy fabric store.  That really looks like the back of my dad, though his hair is now more salt then pepper.  The inscription reads "To the best Dab, his hands create wonders, for those he loves."  Fireworks are in the sky.  He is wearing his flag shirt.  He was born July 5th and we always have a huge 4th of July party with fireworks.

I made two more for two more birthdays.  All were very personal.

Please go here to vote for my quilt.

Happy Father's Day!

Keep dreaming...Colleen

Coreopsis in my garden given to me by my secret pal!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer Sewing and Tula Pink

I sewed this bag last weekend.  It is Amy Butler's Birdie Sling.  I was motivated by the Wednesday's visit by Tula Pink. 

I used a different colorway on the other side.

I used scraps to make the pockets.

I got Tula Pink to sign this pocket in the green area. 

I made Tula a bookmark with a scrap, I was making other bookmarks and was a little addicted.

Eeek!  I never have acted the groupie before but she was pretty awesome!  We took a photo at The Little General quilt shop but I dont have really good pics because I forgot my camera and all I had was my iphone.  But here are some of the quilts she brought and fabric samples she shared at her talk at The Graylin International Conference Center

Tula Pink showed us sketches of the new collection she is working on called 

After the talk we hung out at Old Staley's Bar & Grill,  listened to Sean sing, and talked for a couple of hours.  It was a really great night.

This is Gina owner of The Little General and her husband Sam.  
They looked like Princess and Prince charming!

If you want to read more check out Paige's blog and Kelly's blog.

Check out other summer sewing projects over at Ellison Lane

keep dreaming...Colleen
Triangle MQG mates Angie and Tammi

Friday, June 8, 2012

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"Beautiful evening on my patio- one more workday then summer break!"

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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"Me & @tulapink at the little general"

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012


So tomorrow is 5th grade graduation and I am presenting 4 awards to my library volunteers.  I wanted to give them a little something too.  So tonight I whipped up these bookmarks. 

 I think I have found a new addiction!

Two boys and two girls

The sayings match the fabric on the front.

And then I went a little nutty and found this scrap of Nightshade and...

and because embroidery is so much fun, and I like to read and Tula writes books so she must like to read.
Ok so I don't remember what redound or redox means but they made sense at the time.

Here is my cozy little nook I was sewing and embroidering in and tweet chatting in all at the same time!  Cause it is Tuesday and that means Talkin Tuesdays!  Wow!  What a multitasker!

keep dreaming...Colleen
Here in the south we shoot water from firetrucks on our kids
 on field day then put them on the bus to go home.