Monday, September 5, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge!

I want to apologize to EVERYONE for my lack of blogging! I can almost feel the angry mob with torches on their way to my apartment.
But, I have some good excuses/reasons. Ready?
#1. My mom recently came to visit! YAY! My family hasn't been out to see me since I moved to Montana, and it was so wonderful to see her and spend time with her. Which, leads me to #2.

#2. While my mom was here, we spent a fair amount of time shopping. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping, and I got to go to some new stores that I had never been to. Once of them was a place here called The Quilt Away Shop. It was floor to ceiling with fabrics. We spent hours in there, just looking through all the fabrics. Did you know that they now have fabrics that are reminiscent of the 1930's, but they're new?
So, quick sidebar. Growing up, there was one possession of my parents that I coveted above everything else. It's a quilt. My great grandmother on my Dad's side made it. When I was sick, that quilt was MINE. I swore that it healed me, and my dad would sit with me and explain where all of the fabrics came from, whether it was curtains from their living room to one of his sister's dresses. The memories that the quilt held started long before my memories started with it. I now wait impatiently for the large package under the Christmas tree to be that quilt, but I know better because my dad would never part with it. However, it's nice to have hope, right? :)
So, the 1930's fabric that I saw in the quilt shop reminded me of my great-grandmother's quilt. They were beautiful, simple, retro, yet new. Of all of them I picked one with retro patterns to make myself some beautiful kitchen curtains. After that, I might have to pick up some of the other fabric to make myself my own quilt. :)

#3. HALLOWEEN!!! That's right ladies and gents, it's time to start getting ready! I'm planning a swap with my 2 favorite crafty ladies, so I will be getting ready for that SOON!

#4. I'm working on PROJECTS PROJECTS PROJECTS! Here's a new one! These are now available in my shop, and I will be taking custom orders for different colors. Aren't they cute?!

Ok, enough excuses. I need a bit of a blog motivation. So, here it is! The 30 day blog challenge. I found this on another blog, and this seems like the perfect way to get me out of my blogging rut. :) So, keep looking out for it, I will probably be posting the very first one right after this.
I hope everyone is doing well and I hope that everyone had a good long weekend. :)


Nessa the Procrastinator

Yay! Nice to see you and I can't wait to see your challenge. :)


those bows are simply adorable.

(and growing up I had a magic blanket as well, they do have healing powers!)

beks xx

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