Monday, November 10, 2008

In the Spirit




It was a good week. I feel refreshed and reinspired to sew.
I started with a few caps for Soulemama's new project Mama to Mama - Connecting families through the handmade. I love projects like this. Here are the caps I made. I wish I would have had some cuter t-shirts to use. I might drop by my local thrift and see if I can find some pretty stripes or printed children's shirts to use.
I finished my block for my Sew Connected group. This is Buffy's block. You can see all the blocks being made here.
















I've been a busy Christmas elf too. My gifts for my partner in Chookyblue's SSCS are completed, wrapped and on their way to my partner. My happy little elf lips are sealed. It's a secret, you know. Since I can't show you those gifts, here's a bit of early Christmas cheer, a finished Santa's workshop quilt and a couple of Annalee dolls that I picked up at my fav vintage store this weekend.















Let's stay with the Christmas theme...finished several packs of cards. Used one of these packs as a hostess gift on Saturday. They are a wonderful project to use up those scraps of vintage sheets.
















Lastly, it's been an exciting week for Tallgrass Prairie Studio. My Steely log cabin quilt was featured on Craftzine and my Music is Life mini quilts displayed on the vintage windows were featured on Craftgossip. I'm a happy camper.

31 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Congrats! You come up with such neat ideas - and get so much accomplished - how do you do it??? I feel like I'm running in circles lately....
Kris

Darcie said...

Woohoo! Lots of holiday cheer coming from you and your blog, Jacquie! Good for you!

And a huge CONGRATS for the recognition!!!

Exuberant Color said...

Congratulations on being "published" on the web. That is great, and you deserve the recognition for your work.

Alissa said...

You're motivating me to get going on some Christmas gifts!! And congrats on the web celebrity-dom!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

The window in the block is a nice touch. I think I'll have to make some of these quilted cards as gifts. Great idea.

Michaela said...

It great to have you back. I missed you. I kind of took a little unplanned break too, I just didn't feel like writing anything.
I love those cards! Congrats on all the publicity !!
I mailed my hats off too. All I have to say, my machine is not meant for knitted materials.
Have a good day!

jovaliquilts said...

I hadn't heard of the caps for Haiti project -- thanks for publicizing it. Sounds really necessary.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

You've been busy! How great to have your creations highlighted - congratulations

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of lovely sewing here ........

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well look at you Jacquie. You have reason for congratulations too! Good for you. You deserve it.

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats on your recent successes. That is totally awesome. You go girl! You really do have great ideas and deserve the recognition.

Tine said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful for you! You so deserve the recognition for your talent :-)

HomespunMary said...

So glad to see your spirits are up! And, congratulations on the web appearences! How fun!

MichelleB said...

Congrats on your quilts being featured! They are so wonderful. Love the block that you did for the Sew Connected group. I also love that little mini Christmas quilt - adorable!

audreypawdrey said...

How awesome for you to be featured! We all knew that your work was fabulous, but now it is shared with a greater audience. That rocks! I love the little Christmas quilt and those cards are too cute.:)

Fran said...

Kudos to you Jackie. You sound like your right on track with your Christmas 'to-do' list. Wish I could get caught up.
Love the cards and I have placed those on my 'to-do' list for Christmas.

~~Fran...:c)

belinda said...

looks like you have had a productive few days....way to go.

and congrads......being featured for great projects!!!

henny said...

Jacquie,
you always fuul of ideas...awesome!

Btw, I wanna ask you.. Is binding strip need to feel with dacron too so it would also puffy?
The second...
Did you there buy filler for your quilting, also dacron and had already layered by the factory or still like cotton? I had ever seen in someone's blog it was like a layer. Here, I found it just like cotton, not layered product.

Thank you as always :)

ivyarts said...

I love the pillow. Great design. I have to implement your disciplined approach to holiday gifts.

MightyMom said...

oh my!! such wonderful goodies to show!!

great job on all.

magikquilter said...

See I said you are an artisan....do you believe moi now?

Congratulations!!

mamaspark said...

Congrats, you must be so excited! I love those Annalee dolls too (my DD calls them the "creepy elf dolls"!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Good to see you back refreshed and congrats on the two quilt features!

Stephanie said...

Aren't you the celebrity! Congratulations, Jacquie. :o) Well deserved.

LOVE Buffy's block. If ever I need inspiration I just come visit you.

Cheryl A said...

Great recognition, congrats!

Dawn said...

Super beautiful work, as usual, Jacquie! And congrats on being recognized for your gorgeous projects.

Rebekah said...

my mom used to have a few of those annalee dolls...they are freakishly cute :)

I love that pillow you made!

Sara said...

So talented and creative! I love all your work! Those cards are great, I may just have to check it out! Also congrats on your two quilts being featured!

Helen said...

Jacqui! Congrats on getting published! How cool is that quilt? Thats my aim for 2009, to get something published! :) You have inspired me!

Yummers! said...

Jacquie,
One thing is better then the next.
I need to go back and look all over again.

You are on my blog today! Check out that beautiful mini-quilt made by this fantastic person!
Hugs,
Joni

Rein said...

Lovely sewing work!