Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Periwinkle and Pink Rag Quilt--LOVE!

Just finished this rag quilt featuring fabric by Dena Designs (the Monaco line) and some fabric by the all-mighty Amy Butler. It is a custom order, but I just love it! Thought I would share it with you before I have to send it off!

Also made this cute pincushion (pattern is from the book, Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson).

Gave this away too. Looks like I'm gonna have to make something for myself soon!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blog Carnival: The Great American Hot Dog

Did you know that July is the National Hot Dog Month? Well, it is, and the Fourth of July is a perfect time to celebrate American traditions like hot dogs, cookouts and parades.
My family goes to Bristol, Rhode Island every year to celebrate, "The Fourth," as they call it "up there" and to have some classic American cuisine (hot dogs included) and traditional New England fare as well, like "stuffies" (stuffed quahogs) and chirizo (sausage). My nephew and two nieces above (all cousins to each other) are happy to get to feast, laugh and "chill" with each other.

My daughter Molly ate her first lobster (she ate the whole thing) and appropriately followed it up with a hot dog. It doesn't get much better than that, does it?So, happy National Hot Dog Month, America. And, as they say in Bristol, Rhode Island, "Happy Fourth!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Featured Etsyblogger: The Creative and Happy Miesmama

Miesmama (aka Becky) is one of those crafters on etsy who stands out. She's a cheerleader for everyone, is very active with her etsyblogger group and has a happy blog, flickr page and etsy shop to follow. Her etsy shop is full of creative felt creations like these clips:Congratulations to Miesmama for being the featured etsyblogger of July! This honor is well deserved.