Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Upcoming Linky and Giveaways!

    This Saturday, Oct 3rd, will be our first Sew Simple Saturday! Do you have a tip or technique that you would like to share with us? Whether you hand sew, machine sew,hand quilt,applique, free motion quilt, embroider, craft, make your own clothes, make bags or pouches or slippers or tea cozies? Whatever your passion is, we want to hear all about it! You can write a blog post or face book post! We will have a linky tool that is very easy to follow so you can link to your post!  I am always open for new ideas, tips and techniques that would make my sewing/crafting time more enjoyable and faster!
 And for caring enough to share, two of my fantastic sponsors are offering some great prizes for two lucky participants!
  First, the Fat Quarter Shop is offering a Gift Certificate to their beautiful online shop! They have a HUGE variety of fabrics, notions, books,patterns etc... I am sure it will be very easy for one lucky participant to spend this Gift certificate!

Second, our great friends at Aurifil is offering up a BEAUTIFUL Large Spools box of  Aurora Collection by Leah Duncan for one lucky participant!
OH MY! SCRUMPTIOUS colors! This set is just stunning! I love all these colors! And in 50wt!

So are you ready to link up to your great tip, technique or tutorial? This is so exciting! I can't wait to learn something new! Oh, and let's spread the word. Do you have a special person that taught you your craft or love of of sewing? Be sure to include them!
  So I will see you right back here on the blog to PARTY! Saturday October 3, 2015!
This is gonna be fun!
Happy Stitching ya'll!
xo jan

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lucy-Boston-Patchwork-of-the-crosses-Farm Love Friday and 100 Blocks and a Giveaway!!

Hey ya'll! Boy, I don't know where the summer has gone. Between the pretty little yellow wildflowers, the hay field and the Goldenrod , it seems I wake up each day with a headache! But they sure are pretty. I love being outdoors too! And Missy is doing great! Woohoo! I finally have weaned her off the seizure medicine for three weeks now with no side effects and no more seizures! I thank ya'll for all the kind words and support. Her and my little bull  "Quinto" are both waiting on the water to come out of that hose. And I have been VERY busy in the ETSY shop. See that pretty little block in the middle of the table runner I am working on? That is my 100th BLOCK! WooHoo!!!!!!!!!! I can't beleive I have designed 100 of these intriguing blocks. I guess I am totally addicted! To celebrate I thought I could giveaway a Starter kit to one lucky person and a set of Finishing Edge Templates to another person.. I am hosting the giveaway on facebook, so pop over there and leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the drawing! And if you share the giveaway either through your blog, facebook, instagram, pinterest, then you can leave a second comment for a second chance to win! The Starter kit comes with my very first block kit, 100 honeycomb cardstock templates, 150 Square templates, one Honeycomb Acrylic template and a Sample pack of my favorite needles! And the Finishing set comes with one pack each of the 3 different shapes for finishing the edges :)! I will randomly pick winners on Tuesday and announce it on facebook.
  And don't forget October 3rd will be our very first "Sew Simple Saturday"  Linky Party right here on the blog with prizes from Aurifl thread and gift certificates from the Fat Quarter Shop! So get ready to link up your simple sewing tips and techniques! You can link to a blog post or facebook post!

Let's have some fall fun ya'll! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Stitching!
xo jan

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's "Sew Simple"!

 Last week I was able to sneak away from the farm for an afternoon and I headed straight to Chattanooga for the AQS Quilt Show! I had signed up for a class and a lecture so I didn't have alot of time to actually see  all the gorgeous quilts! I did walk around for about an hour and visited with a few friends working in some of the vendor booths. One thing that I really noticed as I walked around, was how helpful, caring and friendly everyone was toward one another! I kept hearing things like " I wish I knew how to do that!" or "I wonder how she did that?" or "I wish I could learn that!"  and ALOT of "I could NEVER do that!" . Everyone was more than happy to share their process and encourage each other. So that got me to thinking. I wish we had a place where we could share our tips, techniques and tutorials! Just simple everyday stuff. like how to bind, Free motion quilting on a domestic machine, Applique, English paper Piecing, time saving shortcuts, cute little projects, maybe even no sew projects etc...etc...etc....Crafts?? Holiday projects! Quilters as a community have a very, and I mean VERY, vast wealth of information! 
  So I thought maybe we could have a MONTHLY LINKY PARTY to share our helpful hints and sweet little projects! AND I contacted my sponsors and they are very excited to offer prizes along the way! Woohoo! So get ready for....................

Yeehaw!!! This will not only be fun, but you could win some awesome prizes along the way, such as Aurifil thread sets from Aurifil  and gift certificates from the Fat Quarter Shop just for linking up, sharing and caring! I LOVE my sponsors!
  So, the very first "Sew Simple Saturday" link up will be Saturday, October 3, 2015! Get ready to link up to your blog post or face book post with a helpful tip or tutorial. It doesn't have to be a completed project, or an entire tutorial,  just something that you have learned along the way and would like to share or teach to others! We will then plan on the FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH for Sew Simple Saturdays!
  I will pop back in, right here on this blog with a reminder and some helpful guidelines for linking up before
October 3rd! So mark your Calendars with the date (Oct 3rd) and get those ideas and tips ready! I made us a cute little "Sew Simple Saturday" button on the right sidebar that you can grab for your blogs! Help spread the word and I'll see ya'll back here real soon!
This is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!
xo jan

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hexagons kits , Dutch Girls and Notions !

 Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know about a Sale and that I have restocked all my hexagon kits in the ETSY shop! Plus added Embroidery patterns, quilt panels and more!

  I have Christmas Hexie kits: These are great for making Hexagon Wreath ornaments, gift tags, mug rugs, teachers gifts and more!

And 1930's Reproduction Print hexie kits; Adorable for your Hexie swap Partner!

 And Halloween Hexie kits; These make really cute Trick or Treat bags and mug rugs! Or decorate your favorite shirt or sweater! Fat Quarters sold separately!

 And coming soon, I will have Civil War Reproduction Prints Hexagon kits and more!
I am also working on adding an Embroidery section to my shop with iron on transfers:
I have Dutch Girls: (these are the ones I am using for my Redwork)

Colonial Girls:

Purrfectly adorable Kittens:

Monograms and more!

And a beautiful 36" pre-printed Floral panel"

Also all Notions and Aurifil Thread is still on sale! All to celebrate National Sewing Month! I do ship outside of the United States, just contact me prior to purchase for the best shipping rates available. And I do combine shipping and reimburse any overages!
 Featherweight Quilt Company will be having different items on sale all throughout September to celebrate National Sewing Month and a very nice giveaway is coming up here on the blog and on facebook! So be sure to find us on facebook! And if you are not set up to purchase thru ETSY, just send me an email or private message on facebook !
  Happy sewing everyone! I hope you get lots of time with needle and thread!
It's back to the hay field for us! Gorgeous weather!
Thank you for stopping by!
Welcome to all my new friends here and on facebook!
xo jan

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September and Slow Stitchin'!

Sew did you know that September is National Sewing Month! I finally got my sewing mojo back I think with this block for my I Love Lucy Boston International Bee mate! Hannah chose 1930's prints. These little critters are sew stinkin' cute!
Last year I made Hannah a Jack and Jill block!

 I can't wait to see her finished quilt! It is going to be adorable! Sew have you got big plans for National Sewing Month? I'd love to hear what you are working on!
  And stayed tuned for an upcoming giveaway!

 Also I am linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday! It has been waaaaayyyyy too long! Be sure to stop by Kathy's and see what everyone else is Slow Stitchin'!
Happy Stitching yall!
xo jan