Monday, June 10, 2013

A Little Gift

Good evening!

As promised, here is the list of everyone posting this week for the Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop (Scroll to bottom of this post to see the full listing):

Friday, June 14th:
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrienne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There's A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts

I had quite a busy weekend. But I made no progress on my quilt, sadly. That has been set aside for the moment as I make things for a couple of birthdays...

Yesterday it was one of my good friend's birthday. She is one of my only yarn-loving friends, so I thought it appropriate that she should receive a few skeins (plus a gift card so she can buy a few more)....

in color order drawstring bag full of yarn

Inside a cute drawstring bag, of course!

in color order drawstring bag- elephants

Yay, elephants! I used the pattern from In Color Order again, but I added a few inches here and there so it would fit the yarn more comfortably. The elephant fabric is something I got at Joann months ago. The top band is some shade of Sketch, and the inside is the lovely peacock print from Frippery. I have gotten to the point where I barely even have to refer to the directions to make the bag anymore. Score! Now what I really need is to make one for myself...

Next up on the birthday list is a foray into paper piecing. Hopefully it is not a total disaster! I have only printed out my sheets at this point, but I can tell you it is Dr. Who related! Are you a Whovian? Maybe you should go check out the Dr. Who Along over at Trillium Design! There will eventually 20 blocks- so plenty for a quilt or you can pick and choose and make little projects (like I probably will). I'll let you know how my attempt at a paper pieced block goes!

Because it's Monday I will be linking up to Let's Get Acquainted hosted by Laura at Little and Lots this week. Speaking of Laura at Little and Lots, below is a list of all the participants in the 2013 Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop. Be sure to check them out!

Friday, June 7th
Nancy @ Owen's Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Ashley @ Wasn't Quilt In A Day
Casey @ The Studiolo
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That
Ange @ Heart Of Charnwood
Kim @ Robot Mom Sews
Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting

Friday, June 14th
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There's A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts

Friday, June 21st
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Liz @ Beadqueene's Bits And Baubles
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts

Friday, June 28th
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5th
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Alyce @ Wonderland By Alyce
Anna (ME!) @ The Crooked Banana
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher
Kristy & Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs
Caroline @ Carolines Craftiness
Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works

Friday, July 12th
Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure
Karen @ Quilty Creations
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let's Begin Sewing...
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {No} Hats In The House

Friday, July 19th
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma
Alison @ Making Happyness
Kelsy and Amanda @ Everyday Fray
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya

Friday, July 26th
Vicki @ A Quilter's Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elise @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boondocks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.


  1. That yarn looks nice and the bag you've made is lovely. I really like the elephant fabric :)

  2. Cute drawstring bag! I know I'd be super happy to get a bag like that, and that plus yarn?! You are an awesome friend.

    (Re: your quilty confession: I used to only hand-sew quilts. Like, I hand-pieced. Then I hand-pieced the backing. Then I hand-quilted. Then I sewed together the binding by hand. Then I sewed it on the quilt by hand, and tacked it down. What a mess I was. Amazingly, I think all those quilts are still holding up!)


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