Happy Long Weekend!

If you live in the United States, happy long weekend everyone! It’s Labor Day weekend, our last long weekend of the summer.

My grand-daughters are coming over for a sewing day! We’re going to start making Christmas gifts for friends and family. That’s right, handmade gifts for them to give. I’ve got several projects planned, so we’ll have to have more of these “sewing days” for sure! I’ll post pictures as we make them so you can share the ideas with your own children. Handmade = fun together and gifts that mean more than the ordinary “store bought” things. Can they keep a secret until Christmas? That’s another story…LOL!

Remember the magazine send away we did for Julia in Germany? If you’re new to my blog, a group of my readers sent their old quilting magazines off to someone they didn’t even know in Germany. Julia has a hard time getting quilting magazines but not anymore! LOL! I got the “sweetest” surprise in the mail last week from her. Look at what she sent!

German dog and kitty treats for you know who! Bitsy and Chelsea could smell the package as I was opening it! They were waiting as soon as I took out the treats. Amazing sniffers those dogs have!


…pink treats for me! German chocolate and little yogurt gums!


…the cutest pictures from Julia, along with a special thank you note. It’s going on my inspiration board for sure. For all of you who participated in this, we’ve made a new friend in Germany and isn’t that what blogging is all about? Thank you Julia! We love you!

And wait until you see the car one of my readers found for me! Lori Brown sent me an email with this photo she took! It’s the perfect bunny car!

And then because it wasn’t pink, her husband did some magic in Photoshop and ta da…


A pink bunny car for me! Maybe I’ll drive over in my new pink car and pick up my Grand-daughters. Can’t you see it?

If you haven’t been here http://cinderberrystitches.typepad.com/cinderberrystitches/ Cinderberry Stitches has the CUTEST little bag you can make and the pattern is FREE! It’s adorable! Natalie does the cutest designs. She’s another one of those Australian designers I love!



Oh, I forgot to add…my son and daughter-in-law are having a sale on Bunny Hill fabrics, this weekend only. 30 % off the listed price on everything except Lollipop Lane! You can find it here http://www.crafts4me.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=c&Category_Code=fabric

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  • Anonymous - I got Julia’s sweet note too….waving hello Julia!!!! That was a fun time and I have all my fabrics ready to make the Cutie Pattern. Just need to find some time …less beach, more sewing (G)!!!! Annie from San DiegoReplyCancel

  • Aim - Thanks for sharing that link to a free pattern! Love the bunny car–I want one of those =DReplyCancel

  • mamabug - Have fun with your grandaughters. I would love to see what the end results look like!! The car is PERFECT!!! You are right quilters have at least one thing in common HEART!!! I’m proud to be a member also :) The picture of Julia and her magazines is just adorable. What a good thing you started Happy Labor Day! KathieReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Love the bunny car.. get on that Anne. I can totally imagine you riding with all your little animals!!! Maybe you should get a golf cart and convert it so you can use it to go to the market etc, wouldn’t that be fun!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Silva - Aren’t the Smart cars just the cutest things ever! Hadn’t seen one with ears until reading your blog. Those Lindt people were very clever.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - That’s one of those Smart Cars, it looks so cute in Pink with the bunny ears. What a cute thank you card that Julia made.ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - Well, isn’t that just the perfect car for you!!!! LOL How cute is that! I got Julia’s note too, absolutely loved the card with her actually self on it! It’s right here on my desk. It is so fun to share with all the newly made friends in blogland.
    Have fun sewing with those girls!

  • yellowfarmhouse - What a hoot that car is – who knew, LOL. I got Julie’s note as well and she is adorable and took the time to write a very sweet note as well as a thank you. Hope your sewing day was fun, what a great way to spend a day.

    Hugs – karenReplyCancel