Friday, September 3

On Thursday morning Joe and Darci headed on their annual trip to the state fair. It was such a wonderful day to be out and about and both had such a wonderful time while they were there and managed to not only get out of the fairgrounds before the big down pour of the day but also successfully made it home without car troubles like last year. Darci enjoyed some bacon on a stick, as bacon is one of her favorites to eat and Joe made sure he came home with his bucket of Sweet Martha cookies. Although Darci had her sights set on tasting some camel on a stick, they were unable to find the stand . . . They both came home with wonderful memories and truly enjoyed their day and look forward to the mom/son time again really soon!!

In light of the Minnesota State Fair trip-we decided it would be fun to do a post on a stick.

The idea was a good in theory. . . but didn't work out as well as hoped.

So....our one and only photo of the newest charms to arrive

Moda's Sentimental Studio's "Evening Mist" on a stick.

Much like the fair food, this sells for $8.00.

Much unlike the fair food, this sticks with you longer, keeps quite nice, & smells good!

Aside from racing trips and trips to the fair, we have been working "Fast & Furious" on new projects for fall. G.E Design's new "Fast & Furious Holiday" book came in this week, and the sample spread out on the cutting counter is the first we've done from the book. Look for the finished result next week along with the new monthly wool projects!!

On our post last week, Darci had been working on her Prairie Women Sewing Circle projects and the photo above is the finished quilt top for meeting #2 project. The group will begin meeting in October and the cost of the program (which has 6 projects plus 2 side projects) is $35.00.

This little guy is super quick and fun to make for fall.

This guy is "October Scare" by The Wooden Bear and can seriously be completed in one sewing days time.

We finally got our "Bliss" quilt done out of fabrics that will be arriving some time this month in quilts shops near you. The colors of this quilt are so fresh and fun and would make wonderful projects for people of any age!!

Speaking of any age, we have really enjoyed jumping on the kids clothing train and finished another cute little jumper!
This pattern is by SewBaby and is called the Petal Dress. The pattern comes to make dress sizes 6 months- 2T and also gives pattern/directions for the adorable tulip hat. (above dress)
The directions for this baby were very easy to follow and the petal dress was fun and quick to make.

And of course if you are making that cute little dress as a gift you could always add a little stuffed animal to go with it. Stanly. He's been swimming around with us this week and was sewn up out of Punctuation fabrics that arrived by Moda's American Jane. Stanly was very fun to make (a Fig Tree & Co. pattern) and would make a wonderful addition for any child's room!!

Well . . . Lacey was able to put the metal ball purse aside and finish the table runner. She also dove into the adorable Frenchy handbag from Amy Butler.

Lacey sometimes tends to be a critic of patterns, especially bag patterns, and would tell you that this was one of the best written bag patterns she's sewn and although she always wondered if they were worth the $13 investment and would say they were certainly were. This pattern can be made in 2 different sizes, and takes a day to sew and be able to use.

Aside from quilting, we took a little trip to the movie theatre to view the movie Eat, Pray, Love last weekend as Darci had read part of the book, and both gals love Julia Roberts' acting. Although the movie was quite different than they were expecting they had a good time enjoying the scenery of the 3 countries (Italy, India & Bali) and each other's company in a theatre with a mere four people!!

But, in light of the movie title, we both hope that over this long Labor Day weekend you are able to spend some time eating with those people whom you love and we pray that you all have a safe and wonderful weekend!!

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