Friday, January 15, 2010

sew & tell and a bloggy meetup

So I hope you weren't getting too excited about seeing that little bag finished for which I bought the supplies this week....  because, well, it's hard to squeeze in sewing time on vacation.  Maybe I can get it done for next week, but I also have a couple quilt blocks that I need to finish too.....

I wanted to show you something for Sew & Tell that my friend Nicole made for me.


Here we are!  It's interesting how you think your maternity clothes are cute until you see them in a photo.  I love that scarf - but not sure it's doing much besides keeping me warm!

But first a little background.

If you read my guest post at Natalia's yesterday, you may have seen a mention to my friend Allyn, with whom I credit for bringing me back into the world of sewing.  When my daughter was born, it was her doctor husband who saved my life by getting me to the ER when my BP got so high (and then slowly tried to kill me a couple of weeks ago by giving me a double decker Five Guys burger with grilled onions and jalepenos, but that's another story).

Allyn has 5 sisters (lucky!)!  Her sister Nicole and I have gotten to be bloggy friends over the last year or so, commenting and emailing and for me, admiring her work (I'm secretly lobbying for the title of sister #7).   She lives in Utah, where I am currently visiting my mom.  So we decided to meet up and do what?  Go fabric shopping!


I LOVE Nadine's shop - Material Girls Quilts.  I blogged about them last year when I went for the first time.  I love meeting my "imaginary" friends!  We had a great time gabbing, looking at fabric, eating lunch and hanging out.



So back to sew & tell....
Nicole makes car seat blankets.  I was looking forward to ordering one from her and then she showed up with one she wanted to give me!! How sweet is that!?  Kindred spirits for sure. And the one she gave me is made from Amy Butler.  Awwwww.


She's designed hers to have elastic around the head part of the seat so your blanket won't drag on the ground.  Smart girl.

And it's reversible!

and I love this detail on the handle straps.

She linked up last week with her amazing wedding ring quilt she made, so go see it if you missed it!  SO beautiful and inspiring.

Oh, and be prepared to laugh when you read her blog.  I'm just sayin'.

What do you have to share today?  Here's the guidelines:
1. Link to your specific post (email me if you have questions about that.)
2. Please mention us here and link back to this post so everyone can join in.  (You can mention Sew & Tell in your post and have the button on your sidebar or blog, that works too. )
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

18 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Busy Little Quilter said...

Wow! I can't believe I'm the first one! I can't wait to see what everyone else made this week.

I love the car seat cover. That was
so sweet of her to make you one. I would love to go shopping at Nadine's store. You lucky girl!

Sew It UP! said...

You must of had lots of fun shopping. The car seat cover is just too adorable! Where was this when my kids were that small?

Lauren said...

I love the car seat cover! The fabric alone is to die for and then the cuteness of the car seat blanket makes it just amazingly adorable!!! It almost makes me want to quit school and have a baby. But I will wait!

p.s. I like your scarf.

Lois Grebowski said...

Coming over (and following) from Natalia's blog. Like you, I'm re-learning sewing. Love the new fabrics... Like you said, we've come along way since the calicos of the past!

Rene' said...

Fun post. How nice to get the opportunity to meet your "imaginary" friends!!! I love the car seat cover Nicole made for you. Beautiful fabrics too. I love that some are brave enough to cute into their Amy Butler LOVE fabric. Mine is still sitting on a shelf! I did see Nicole's wedding ring quilt last week (gorgeous) and I also laughed reading her posts. Great sense of humor. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

Just found your quit blog and linked some of my sewing adventures! I added your button on my find me here page where I list all of the linking parties I join in on!

I LOVE Material Girls almost as much as my own Children!Nadine and her store are the best!

Nicole said...

Thanks! For everything - inspiring me to finish stuff, having cute kids who want to sit on my lap, loving Amy Butler fabric (and really all fabric), and being willing to meet me. We're definitely kindred spirits! I'll be blogging and linking later... when I get further along on my lone star. I think the pins all over it will detract. Hmmmm. (Did you notice I found a toile for my next lone star?! I'm probably the only one who cares, but I was SO excited.)

Laura said...

So cute! I love both those fabrics.

pinksuedeshoe said...

The car seat cover/blanket is fantastic, the elastic is such a good idea and I love those fabrics. The Material Girls store is to die for. (I live not too far away.) It is impossible to go inside and not find something you love!

Lara said...

Amy - that has got to be the coolest car seat cover! I wish I'd known about Nicole when Gus was still in his capsule. That cover would have made my life so much easier. Damn Wellington weather. It's meant to be summer but we've had maybe 6 or 7 beautiful days. The rest have been windy, wet and cold. Today is 11deg C.

Sara said...

Great meet up! I like Material Girls...and your car seat blanket is awesome. What a nice gift!

I had no finishes this week...

Nicole said...

I'm commenting again b/c I finally finished my project. It's 2:00 and I'm off to blow dry my hair. Always neglect somewhere in my life... :)

LyndaG said...

Made it in time... I love the cover, too. Thanks.

Heather said...

That is just adorable! How great that the two of you got to meet. ;o) I remember the wedding ring quilt from last week. It was to die for!! lol What a talent!

sewtakeahike said...

How fun Amy! Did you get any new treasures at the quilt shop? Do tell!

V and Co. said...

hey i better see a post about me here soon! if i had my camera i would of snapped a bazillion pictures. but instead we'll just have some memories and one funny picture at ikea. ;)

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Amy~Thanks so much for the shout out!! It was so nice to chat with you, hope you had a great visit. See ya next Utah visit!!

Jennifer said...

I just added my finished quilt from last week! Sorry I'm a little late in adding mine, I was out of town this weekend! That is a great car seat cover, I just love that fabric.

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