Friday, July 18, 2014

Working, Unexpected Journey and I'm a Bad Ass

I Had Surgery

It’s been a long spring and summer. I had foot surgery on April 25th to replace my tibial tendon and correct my flat foot (yes, there’s still one more foot to fix!) The surgery was on my right foot, and needed (and still needs) a lot of elevation time to keep the swelling down. This has put a big crimp on how muchI was able to sew this spring and early summer. 

Life Throws Curveballs Sometimes

While my foot is getting back to “normal”, life has thrown another curve ball at me in the midst of all this. Next week, I begin a journey with my mom, who will be going through radiation and chemo for cervical cancer over the next six weeks or so. Please keep her in your thoughts as she goes through this.

I Am Working

I’m extremely thankful to have lots of work on hand at the moment, making more projects for Melanie TestaWorking on Melly’s pieces, means I can’t really share what I have recently been working on, but have no fear! I’m sure I will soon have yummy photos of other projects to share with you here. 

I Am A Bad Ass Quilter!

I have exciting news as well! I was notified that I was accepted to be part of the Bad Ass Quilter’s Society’s Spool Stitch Corps! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to finally have a “real” part in the Bad Ass family! It will also be nice to still have “work” to do during this time. 

I'm In A Book!


My piece Sugar Skull is in Karen McTavish's book that just came out, Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition!!

Get Your Lady Bits Checked Out

On a side note here, I just want to preach a little to make sure you go and get into your gyno’s on a regular basis for pap smears! No one likes doing it, but do it anyways! Please! It's a small thing to do, that can save your life. Make sure your daugherts, sisters, mothers, friends, cousins, EVERY woman you know is getting theirs done consistently!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Lucky Winner Is....

What a great blog hop this has been! Everyone seems to really like Melly's fabrics, as they should! I can't wait for the next opportunity to work with them myself! Thank you to Melly and to Windham Fabrics for sponsoring this great giveaway adventure!

And the winner is??


Anne-Marie B.!!!! Anne-Marie, please email me your name/address/phone number at thefibernation@gmail.com so we can get your prize to you!

Congratulation Anne-Marie, and thank you so much to everyone else for "playing"!

Be sure and check to see if you're a winner at one of the other bloghop stops as well!

Melly Testa - June 2 
Vivien Zepf - June 2 
Chrissie D - June 3 
Sue Bleiweiss - June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison - June 5
Jamie Fingal - June 6
Lyric Kinard - June 7
Jen Eskridge - June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun - June 8 (guest post)
Stephanie Forsyth - June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - June 10
Teri Lucas - June 11
Scott Hansen - June 12
Helen Eckard - June 12 (guest post)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Melly's Meadowlark Blog Hop Giveaway!


I had the pleasure and good fortune to design and make three quilts for Melly's new fabric line, Meadowlark for Wyndham Fabrics, that were in her booth at Quilt Market. (Un)Fortunately I can't show you the whole quilts, because they are now magazine destined! (Woohoo!) But I can show you some in progress shots, which show how beautiful these fabrics are and how well they play with each other. Also, the tried and true test, which is cat attraction. *wink*

I was very lucky to be able to watch Melly as she went through HER design process in creating this fabric line. From hand drawings to the final fabric. I'm not ashamed to say when my heavy box of fabrics arrived to make her quilts with, I cried when I opened it and took them out. To see the transformation of them going from prints on a piece of paper that I would see via FaceTime with Melly, to holding and petting those fabrics in my hands was amazing! As an extra treat, Alex Veronelli of Aurifil was kind enough to send me a huge selection of the 12 wt variegated threads to quilt them with - their threads look A-MAZE-ING with Melly's fabrics!

Here are some random shots I took during the process:
DOTS!

If you know me, you know I must love Melly, cuz I actually used pins for her. *wink*

Miss Penny is a big fan of Melly's fabric!

Aurifil Mako 12 wt threads look amazing with Melly's line!

I swear these fabrics are in love with eachother!

And now my friends, YOU have a chance to get your little paws on some of this delicious fabric! Just leave a comment on THIS post, and you're in the running for a chance at winning a fat pack of the entire collection – that’s 26 10″ pieces!  I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner and announce it here on my blog on Friday, June 13th.  If you want to be eligible to win, you HAVE to leave me a name (no anonymous) and check back here on the 13th! Good luck!
Also, keep hopping along the blog hop for more chances to win some of Melly's awesome fabrics!
Melly Testa - June 2 
Vivien Zepf - June 2 
Chrissie D - June 3 
Sue Bleiweiss - June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison - June 5
Jamie Fingal - June 6
Lyric Kinard - June 7
Jen Eskridge - June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun - June 8 (guest post)
Stephanie Forsyth - June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - June 10
Teri Lucas - June 11
Scott Hansen - June 12
Helen Eckard - June 12 (guest post)