Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ringing in the New Year with Changes

Sorry to be wearing out the use of this image.. but it indeed one of my favorites and I only get to trot it out once per year!

I love the plucky " can-do" face on the young homemaker knowing that she WILL put her house right for the New year no matter what a mess it has become.  With her spirit in mind I am going to be folding my Fresh Thread posts back into my personal Domestic Anarchy blog 

 The reason for this are complex but not worth a whole like a cyber paper and in the end I like the plucky retro housewife am doing my best to put my house right in the new year and part of that has to do with reclaiming my time for myself and my family.  I do hope that you will join me over at Domestic Anarchy and wish you all the best in the new year!

As a small technical note I wil leave this blog open for a bit as I change over all my business contacts but if there are design feebies that you want get them now since I don't know how long it will take me to get them all posted back up!

Monday, December 27, 2010

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor.....

Wow... over a whole month of not posting!.. What can I say.. the holidays swallowed me up and have just now spit me back out!  But with a quick assessment of things I am happy to say that I am launching into the New Year with lots of ideas, classes and fun for 2011!

For all of my Chattanooga area sewing peeps you can find me teaching at Chattanooga Sewing a couple of times in the new few months with other dates as I post them.

Want to learn the ins and outs of In-the hoop applique?   Love cupcakes?.. then bring them together with my in the hoop class. Jan 19th at 5:30

Have a 6needle machine and want to learn how to get more out of it?
Feb 5th is the time to get all of your questions answered and learn some tricks that will make your machine sing!

New to quilting.. love batik?.. need a table runner?
Feb 16th.. be there!

New baby in your life or need a shower gift to wow the mother to be?  Want to learn how to work with Minky but quake in your boots just thinking about it? March 5th..

Interested?.. have questions?

Contact  Chattanooga Sewing Machine Center for more details and class sign up!

Or drop me a note in the comments section!

Friday, November 19, 2010

I Play With Fabric

I play with fabric... honestly I think maybe you could have a form of therapy that is all about unfolding and refolding fat quarters in a slow even pace... when I am stressed.. this totally zones me out and brings my breathing back into a normal range..

Too much life and not enough quilting of late.. it makes Maddie a cranky girl!

Here is to hoping that tomorrow is holding lots of thread and stitches!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Book Lovers... take note!

 Please note that you can find the books I am putting up for sale in the ~Bookcase~ on the Fresh Thread sister site... the Longarm Virgin. Click HERE to find out what is new!  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

M is for Mailbox!

And Amy you need to check yours since you are the winner of the newest copy of
 Creative Machine Embroidery magazine!
So leave a comment and drop me a note so I can get it into the mail to you this week!

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's a Giveaway!

It's been way too long and I think you all would agree!

So it's time for a little giveaway!

To celebrate my new article in
Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine
I have a copy to give to you!

Even better it comes packaged with a bonus CD with CME Fashion Numbers
So it's all good!

( Please note that it will be the Nov/Dec issue not the one pictured here.. it seems that I can't get an image of that issue to upload right now... geesh I love technology!)

So..  if you want it just leave a comment below and I pick from the comments next Monday.. since I think that a little good news like winning a magazine would be a nice offset to the usual "joy" of Monday!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

On the road again.....

Ok... it seems like I just got home and I am on my way back out again... my, this makes me sound like SUCH a jetsetter..NOT.   This time it's the whole fam-damily and we are going to Tybee Island off the coast of GA for a Marine biology camp.  I am running around here like a chicken with my head lopped off trying to get ready and get the house ready for the housesitter.. I mean.. reeeaaaallllly?  Cleaning my house to go on vacation.. where is the mercy?

The week has been good but fast!... ran into an adorable blog reader at one of my local fabric haunts... she is new to embroidery and cute as a button.. she does hair ( yep I am talking about you!).. I need to go see her and see what she can do with mine!

I started a new quilted piece... not really a quilt so much as a piece of art that will be quilted.. not sure about showing it off here but it will be over on my Longarm Virgin Blog at some point.

I am teaching next week at Chattanooga Sewing... so if you dream of "blinging" up your embroidery  this is the class to learn it all!  We will be Hotifixing ourselves silly.. and I think there is room for one more in the class... so if you want to come play call Chattanooga Sewing and  get that last spot!

I finally saw my new article in Creative Machine Embroidery magazine and  saw my photo in the front!.. yikes.. looks like I am storing nuts for Winter in those cheeks!

I hope to have a holiday/winter type free file up real soon.
Happy trails!