Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Well I hope you all enjoyed that long weekend because for me personally, it was exactly what I needed! School ended on Friday, new job started on Saturday. I think I slept for 12 hours straight Saturday night.. it was wonderful.

Thanks to everyone who supported our little shop this weekend, all packages are shipping today!

We spent some time on the beach, relaxing and mentally recharging.. then I busted out the sewing.

Last week I wanted to complete my 2 runner orders and 2 of the 3 puff quilts. I'm pleased to say I was able to get there! I still have one puff in progress, and i'm definitely not enjoying the process by number 3, but the faster I get it done... the faster I can work on the fun sewing :)

This one is for a former co-workers friend

 This is part 1 of 2
My brother's good friend is having twin girls 
and he's the godfather to one of them!

Whew, those puff quilts are a ton of work and I tend to forget that when I make promises to people that ask for them... Anyway, last one this week and also my Pillow Talk Swap Pillow needs to get done! Here's my sneak peek..

Alright, back to the grind.. see ya soon!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend SALE!!!

Hey all, just popping in to let you know that we're having a Memorial Day Weekend SALE!
FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders!

International orders are getting
10% off your ENTIRE fabric order!!
I can fit 10.5 yards in a flat rate envelope!

Purchase as normal, and i'll refund shipping/ the percentage ASAP.

This is a great time to stock up on those fabrics you've been eyeing!

I'll be spending with weekend sewing and relaxing.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
As always, thank you for supporting small businesses like myself! 

Aloha Friday

Whew, even though its technically only Thursday night, I cant believe I made it and survived the week.. it has been a really long week, but honestly, i'm feeling good and staying positive. As a completely anxiety ridden person, I feel like not only did I survive the week, but maybe I made some personal jumps as well??

Anyway, here's a quick rundown. Wednesday, i'm driving to school, car seems louder than usual (I had a soft top convertible so its like driving in a wind tunnel all the time) - whatever, keep driving. I go home at the end of the day, now i'm thinking I may have a slow leak in my tire, but I checked them all and nothing, so okay keep going. I get off the Pali (windy highway in the cliffs for those of you that have been to Maui) and i'm in bumper to bumper so i'm driving slow and the car is wobbling. Okay, I KNOW thats not good. Pull into the gas station and check tires again.. nothing. So finally I look under the car, and see this..

Welp, that sucks.

Call AAA to come change the flat, and he can't get the spare to fit (the spare that came with the car and will definitely fit) - fine, what do I know. Tow it to Kahului 25 miles away because no one carries the tire size I need. Change tire, now the car wont reverse.. WHAT?!

Apparently front wheel drive cars cannot be towed by the back wheels, when the car is not running. You think a tow truck driver would know this? Nope. Transmission = dead. Chances of finding a Saab transmission in the middle of the Pacific = ZERO.

Car is dead in the water until we can locate one and ship it out. Such has been my week.

Last day of school tomorrow. Mentally exhausted. Sewing has taken a back burner. After lots of sleep, i'll catch up. Silver lining... That tire could have been a lot worse and caused a serious accident, so i'm thankful that wasn't the case, which makes the rest of this a nuisance, but tolerable... see why i'm proud of myself?? 

Happy Aloha Friday!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Puffs, puffs, puffs

Still working over here.. chugging along. My goal for the week was 2 runners, 2 puff quilts by Saturday.. So far, i'm 1 for 3

1. One done and shipped
2. Waiting to be quilted

Puff Quilts
1. Still waiting for borders... patiently.

2. Almost ready for borders.

In other news,
Happy Go Lucky is here!!!
Bundles are listed in the shop, here's some eye candy for you

Hopefully i'll be more fun soon and have more to show,
 I have Monday off so thats a perk! :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Busy busy busy

Well, if the title didnt give it away... maybe the lack of posts did?

I'm entering the last week of school this week, but for the past month i've been doing double duty and shadowing/working weekends at the new job that starts... next week. Whoever said teachers get the summers off.. LIED. I've never had one off. haha oh well, such is life!

I spent most of the weekend working on custom orders that i've neglected and recently gotten from the shop. I've got one puff quilt just needing borders, one in the puffing stage, and one waiting to be puffed. Whew. Of course my machine is being fickle as well which is making the process oh so much smoother...

I've also got one runner completed and out the door tomorrow, the other sitting waiting to be completed.

The goal is to have 2 puff quilts completely done and both runners done this week. We'll see how that works..

We've also got Happy Go Lucky arriving this week!! Yayy!! I've set up some pre-order listings that are shipping as soon as the fabric arrives (should be early this week, I got the notification it shipped last week!)

I've set up PREORDER listings so if you're as excited as I am, you'll be ready to go!

If that wasn't enough excitement, Debbie has announced the Zakka Sew Along schedule and you could win a $30 gift certificate to our little shop! She also has a discount code that you can take advantage of asap! Use the code Zakka10 for 10% off your fabric purchase!

Phew, alright, i'll check back in later this week.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tula Pink Modern Blocks

I decided to try my hand at the Tula Pink Modern Blocks QAL and really try to make all 100. I never took part in the Farmer's Wife QAL, so I was excited when this came along.. So far, i'm 1/10 of the way done. I don't have a timeline for this, but i'm hoping to keep a regular pace and finish them in the next few months..

block number 23

block number 5

block number 11

block number 22

block number 6

block number 58

block number 9

block number 10

Block number 1 

block number 21

Woohoo! Some of these blocks have TEENY pieces... i'm picking the easy blocks for now
later on, some will have as many as 24 pieces each!! These are 6.5" blocks! Oy!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


820 entries on my giveaway!? Geez, I wish I could pick more than one winner! Thank you all for taking the time to enter and support my shop! Without further ado... the winner is Kellye !! I've emailed you and its updated in the rafflecopter as well.

I'll be spending the weekend relaxing and working on some projects that need to be finished.. Hopefully i'll have some things to show come Monday!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

W.i.P. Wednesday

Lots of things happening in these parts, some I can show, others I cant... not yet! I'm hoping to get some more things finished this week and then have loads more to show next week.

Scrappy Trip Along for a very special person in my life

3 blocks down, 97 more to go..

Mother's Day Present -- on its way to my mother -in-law, 
i'll reveal once it arrives!

Also trying to finish some quilts that I have tops done this week..

I'm also organizing/cleaning our the sewing studio, so watch IG for some destashes this week..
Happy Go Lucky should be shipping this week!! :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day

Hey all, for those of you that are new to my little blog space, welcome! I'm happy to have you! Today I have a fabric bundle up for grabs from my little etsy shop Knotted-Thread.

How do you feel about a complete fat eighth bundle of PB&J by Basic Grey!?
I love this line, the colors are fabulous!

As a an added bonus, i'm offering a 10% coupon code for our little etsy shop so be sure to check it out!
We've got some mirror dot bundles, low volume bundles, plus loads more!
Use code SEW10 at checkout

Two easy ways to enter using our Rafflecopter,
giveaway open until Friday, May 10, 5pm PST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, May 3, 2013

May -Year of Lovely Finishes

Well, since April was such a bust in the sewing aspect for me, most of these are carrying over! Ugh, hate when that happens..

May List
1. Hexie Snowflakes -- as always, 15 more this month
2. Mother's Day Bags (2)
3. Puff Quilt - Need to finish 3 by June
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