Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hope Sew

I have been working on transforming half of my bedroom into "The Studio"  and will do a reveal post soon. Yesterday I was hanging a shelf and decorations and just had to share my project. 
Originally I planned to just hang the word "hope" on the wall alone.  It is my favorite word - anchored in faith. Not just an empty "hope it rains" type hope but knowing that my heavenly Father has every thing in control and will never do anything that's not for my good and His glory. 
I bought this sign at Hobby Lobby because it was on sale (I also bought hope, faith and love for the nursing home) but they were out of the other words. It's been hanging on another wall, never where I really liked it. 
I hung it up and didn't like it all alone, decided it needed something.  Then I remembered a picture frame I had purchased for my room but never used. But what to put in it?  I mused on that for a few minutes : maybe a picture of my kidlets,  maybe a quote about hope.  I went on my merry way and then I  looked up at the lone word Hope and said oh I hope so...  And decided that's what needs to be in my frame. 
I used a piece of fabric with sewing trims and some of my chip box letters from K&Company (I love these letters)  a small piece of card stock and a gluestick.  Took less than 10 minutes but I LOVE  it. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blocks of the Month

I have signed up for many a BOM with grand intentions.  I either never remember to download the patterns or download the file and forget about them. Or just plain run out of time.  Sometimes it is a bit of both. That being said
There is a great one over at Fat Quarter Shop and they are teaming up with Moda to raise money for St. Jude's.  It's just way too cute and I *will* be making it. The puppy love block looks just like my nephew's favorite stuffed animal "Dog dog"  I need to make this block for him for sure! I believe there are kits available too.
Quilt Doodles also has a Mystery BOM going on - "My favorite things"  I haven't started it yet but I have a plan for it. There are prizes each month too!
This next one - I'm not exactly sure why I'm so excited about it but I  actually have fabric picked out and I am ready for the first block... Which is not coming out until June.  I love this quilt! It has coffee and tea cups and is adorable. Jacquelynne Steve always has great stuff!  This one is called Cozy Afternoon.  She has kits available here.  I love the fabric she chose, but I have been collecting pinks and greens for a while and decided to use them - all I need to buy is the cream color for the back ground!  I even have backing fabric.  Yippee!
Maybe I will work on the others while I wait impatiently for my Cozy Afternoon! If you'd like to join any of them click the links above!