Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And so it begins........ And A Give Away!

September! I love September!

Fall is really in the air with a mild and breezy 77 degrees here in central North Carolina.

The windows are open and the sheers are fluttering.

Atlantic Coast Conference football kicks off Thursday night with the Gamecocks (booooo!) of South Carolina traveling to Raleigh to take on the NC State Wolfpack!! Don't call our house - we'll be glued to ESPN!

Tonight, my son, Jordan and his band, 100 Yorktown, are releasing their new CD in Greensboro at The Blind Tiger. Admission is free if you are over 21. It will be a Par-Tay!!!!

I will be 50 years old on the 17th. Laughed really hard at the mail box today when this arrived -

There are so many wonderful resources on this here internets! Check out the Give-away folks over there to the left. Prizes galore!

This is National Sewing Month!

I plan to sew everyday. I have so much fabric that I should never even think about looking at at fabric store nor website shop! But you know I will.

Check out these fun month long promotions:

The FabShop Hop offers a chance to check out 100's of online shops and to win prizes.

The CraftShop Shuffle is a "searching" game that leads you from one craft shop to another in order to find and register DAISY, our disco bird at each shop visited. The goal is to locate all of the birds.

Everyone who achieves this goal is automatically registered to win the grand prize picked especially for each different shuffle. In addition, anyone who locates at least half of the birds will be placed in a drawing for one of the gift certificates provided by the participating shops.
Love Mystery Quilts? We have just the thing to give you the opportunity to visit online shops while earning a Mystery Quilt Dash pattern!

Here are some great online sources for inspiration and free patterns

All people quilt

Apron Patterns and more

Anna Maria Horner, author of Seams To Me, has tutorials galore!

Coats and Clark, the thread and yarn folks, have lots of patterns.

More patterns at Craft Pudding - cute embroidery!!

Pink Chalk - Free patterns and fab fabrics!

Wee Wonderfuls

Amy Butler - Free patterns
. Who doesn't love Amy's fabric!?

Living Creatively - way too much stuff and fun!

Burda Free patterns - yes, the pattern company offers free patterns!

Indygo Junction - I want it all!!!!!

I bet you have many bookmarked just as I do!! There are literally days that I am so busy reading blogs and creative websites that i forget to eat lunch!

Now I have a little more business to share with you.


(One of many I hope to have this birthday month!)


500 Business Cards

Winners may choose size: 2x3.5”, 2x3”, 2x2";

paper: 14pt card stock (matte or gloss coating) & 13 pt card stock uncoated

color: (4/4) Color both sides; (4/1) Color 1 side , B/W backside;

(4/0) Color 1 side, black backside

Shipping must be paid by Winner.


You know you need some new business cards, don't cha? I know I do. I usually make my own but to win some would be cost effective and time saving! Check out their full range of beautiful products and great deals. They even have die-cut cards!

To win simply leave me a message below about how you will use the 500 Cards if you win.

If you are a twitterer and tweet about the give away, please come back and leave another comment for one more chance to win.

I will do the random generator thingy to choose 2 winners on Wednesday, September 10th.

And really last but not least, here's what I am working on for Jordan. Don't all rock'n'rollers need western style shirts?


  1. Thanks for all the info!

    It's funny, I just pulled out a pattern for a toddler size western shirt last night. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Congratulations on your upcoming BDay :) Sounds like you have such a fun busy month planned!!!!! Can't wait to see all your great sewing projects!

  3. I checked out your son's myspace and listened to some music...very nice! You must be proud! Talent must run in your family ;-) Happy early birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday! My friends have been bugging me to make a logo, make some labels, and they may as well add business cards to the tally. I've seen many neat ones tucked into packages and gifts.


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