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Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in BOM Journey (12)


Journey of a Quilter is baaaaccckkkk (356)

Hi All, I'm so pleased to announce that Journey of a Quilter is back. It's by far the most popular quilt block of the month we've done to date! With the scrappy, now I mean scrappy - 20+ fabrics, beautiful hand dyed weeks floss, dupioni silks, silk pins, embroidery needles, sewing machine needles, private step by step blog postings and close up pictures...what more would you like? join maybe?

Well it's coming...3 options to choose from so pick the one that works for you and your schedule...maybe you are the type that wants everything at once - done. But maybe you are the type that wants to receive a special kit in the mail each month - done. And maybe you want to do it in black, white and red from your own collection - done or you want me to put together a special colour - you just let me know that you'd like purples or blues and I'll put something special together just for you!

Would love to see you all play along...please sign up for Journey of a Quilter 2013 - today!

----as a little side note here's Kathy's Journey quilt in her choice of fabrics - isn't it just devine?


Happy Birthday Pastimes Online (267)

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to yooouuuu....Haaaapppy Birthdaaaayyy dear Pastimes Onliiiinnnneeee. Happy Birthday to YOU!!

(photo curtesy of Google/SweetBeeBuzzings Blog)

Well another year has passed and boy has it been fun - 4 block of the months done

Journey of a Quilter

A Kittens Tale


{still have one kit left if you're interested}


Many countries have received goodies from our store






New Zealand



United Kingdom

{just to name a few}

And totally looking forward to another year...THANK YOU all for following my block, signing up for my newsletter and keeping me inspired with your creations. Here's to YOU!!


Review: Vignette Issue 2 (243)

Sew for Issue 2 you're in luck as it's pretty much just as great as Issue 1 with more recipes, tantalizing photos, and inspiration..She's gone and done it - made an awesome magazine...

Here's your preview, thread that looks like you could just take it off the page...

This Raspberry Crumble makes my mouth water..yummy!

More inspiring photos...this octagonal english paper piecing looks like an awesome project...ooooh I must remember to save a copy for myself this round :)

Until next time, stay happy, make a good recipe and be creative...Valerie


Review: Vignette Issue 1 (242)


As promised, here's my review of the Vignette Magazine by Leanne Beasley (remember she designed Journey of a Quilter)...I'm in LUV! I LUV the pictures, the colour saturation in the photos, the PHOTOS are amazing, the recipes, the full colours stitchery images, all of the projects and's my review and your preview. I've sold out of all of my copies so far so good as they say...more en route because YOU just can't get enough:)

How about curling up in this chair to do your stitching - looks perfectly comfortable for me and Tig!

this just says how I feel each and every day

Last but not least or should I say the main part of this mag is this incredible 16 part block of the month project starting from Issue 1. See Kathy's start in this recent blog post, Show off YOUR Stuff, she may just inspire you.

If you've read this magazine I'd love to hear your review and if you've started the block of the month, please send me some pics...I haven't decided if I want to start this now or next year Yikes...not sure what to do here as I can't possibly add another block of the month to my existing 5!!! Until next time stay happy, dry, and creative! Valerie


Finished Quilting Project - Journey of a Quilter (235)

Sew remember my Journey of a Quilter bom from last year - it's completely finished, and quilted by some of you might remember I took a class from Ana Buzzalino in Jan and have put my lesson to the test for both Journey and A Kittens's some inspiration, I hope for all of you:)

Best pics of the quilting are from the back...

Okay, Journey club members, how are your's coming along...I've seen a few but would LOVE to see more finished tops:) Send me pics ladies...

And here it is at Heritage Park, Festival of Quilts this year...I'm super happy with how it was many of you put their quilts into Heritage Park this year?