Thursday, February 26, 2015

Birthday Fun and a Winner!

I'm having a lot of fun sewing these jewel star hexies. I am using small scraps for some pieces and really pushing it on seam allowance but this will be a mini for me so I'm not concerned about it too much.

I so enjoy pulling out those precious pieces of fabric that you save for just the right thing, many from sweet friends, that I received in swaps over the years. Slowly working on a piece. I get really excited with each new star. The fussy cutting, well, you know, it's just the icing on the cake!

My birthday was last weekend and I sat down for some birthday sewing! Only I didn't sew anything I had planned. One of my girls wanted to sew. I could not refuse! She was so excited and loved every. single. minute!!!

Here is the beginning of her placemat. I think it's beautiful!

I ordered some pretty fabric for my birthday (of course)!!! Some lucious Liberty prints and some other favorites too!

Another fabric line I've been drooling over lately is Lighthearted by the super sweet and talented Ayumi!!! These florals are so pretty with the tiny strawberries too, gah! love them!

I have a couple of things I've been working on that I'll share another time. I feel a sense of freedom right now. I have 3 flimsies and only a handful of WIPs. It feels good to finish things up and also knowing what projects to let go of because your just not feeling it anymore. Time is far to precious to work on things you don't love. I'm slowly learning that just because I see a quilt that I absolutely adore doesn't always mean I have to make it or add it to "the list". It's okay to admire and move on, really!

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The winner of the Milk, Sugar & Flower FQ bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is Bruinbr / Kim! Congratulations Kim! Thank you all who entered.


Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

9 comments:

Lisa Walsh said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! I love your paper piecing too. I would like to try that this year! I agree with you about only making things you love. There are so many beautiful things being made and it's tempting to try everything but a person can only do so much! Have a great day!

bruinbr said...

Love, love, love your jewel star hexies! So many favorite fabrics there! Glad you also had a wonderful birthday! Such a sweet way to spend it sewing with your daughter :) Thank you again so very much for the amazing giveaway!! I'm so excited!!! :)

Linda said...

CONGRATS KIN ! ENJOY!
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Linda said...

HELLO,love your Hexies>so pretty!
I haven't been bitten by the 'hexie-bug' as of yet but after seeing yours . . . . . .

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Linda said...

Kim, sorry I spelled your name wrong in comment #3!
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Jacque. said...

WOW...what a fun post! Love the star hexies, the fabrics you bought and the placemat your daughter is making! All wonderful and all so you! What day is your birthday? Mine is the 16th...did I know your birthday was by mine? Happy Birthday to you and you still double rock!

Kay said...

Gorgeous EPP work. Happy birthday. x

KaHolly said...

Happy belated birthday, Erin! Love your fabrics and your projects. Congrats for being in such a happy place.

Nisa-mom said...

Happy Birthday, Erin .. that was such a smart to choose lovely birthday's present .

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