Monday, October 31, 2011

New Patterns!

Finally some new patterns!  Life just seems to be SOOO busy!!  I need to get back to the things I love like sewing!! 
Here is a new table runner for Christmas! Magical Hats #453
There are three cute little mice AND the cutest snowman!  I just love snowmen!

Mice made out of wool !!

For all those cute new babies out there some stylin' bibs! for  are three syles and for boys there are three styles too!
girl version
toddler girl version in vinyl with drop down pocket
infant version of drop down pocket for girl

simple boy version easily made up for girls too!

boy version
toddler boy version with drop down pocket

here is a new hand bag too! 

Tickled Pink! # 170
This is a larger bag... with a large inside pocket!  So easy to make!  This is fabric is called So Sophie! distributed by
Riley Blake Designs!

hope you like all the new patterns!!!!!!!!!!!
Until next time... Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wow Where did Summer go??

Kayla, Tarra, and Austyn
I feel like it was just fourth of its almost NOVEMBER!  Where did the summer go??  Well let me give you a glimpse of summer... Fourth of July our middle son and his girlfriend...came home to utah.  We, my husband, our daughter kayla , our son Austyn and our future daughter in law Tarra... had a great time and went to Sundance to view the beautiful landscape on a gondola ride!  I had been working since June on a quilt for my mother for her 80th birthday.  I got this wild idea that I wanted to make her a quilt of her favorite things after seeing this book:  Some kind of Wonderful by Hatched and Patched
  But I did not just follow her directions and make it
I had to change alot of it to make it personal. But I had fun doing it...It took pretty much all summer to complete but it was SOOOOO worth it are the results.

My cute mom and her quilt!
Mom and me friends!
Throughout this quilt are several special things... like on the clothes line are some jeans.... these jeans are made from my dad's actual jeans...see he passed away in Jan. 2010 so this means alot to her.  I added a picture of my dad because of course he was one of her favorite!  but he always teased her that "he was the boss!" So I put that as a caption on his photo.  We always took pictures in front of a tree in our yard... with all the grandkids so I put a tree on the quilt and on the tree is my mom and dad's initials...since without them we would have no family.  There is a family favorite recipe on there from my grand mother with a pie.  I added a suitcase with all the states where my brothers and I live. and the color of the suitcase is a private see when my mother last visited me she went toone of her favorite places to shop "Ross" and bought this huge bright pink suitcase...because she had so many christmas gifts to take didn't know if I was going to be able to fit it in my car to take her to the airport!! I added a cute doll block designed by one of my good friends Ann, from Pixie Girl Designs because my mother loves dolls!!(Anns was a bit more complicated, but I simplified it)  I added my logo on her hand bag...(of course!)   On the back of the quilt were several labels with messages from all my brothers and  my family, and one of her favorite quotes.
mom's hot pink suitcase!!
My mom Louise Garbo with her quilt of favorite things
Clothesline with Dad's actual jeans
Ann's doll pattern with my handbag addition and bracelet!
My quilt was beautifully quilted by Cathie and Melanie at Thimbles and Threads in Draper, Ut... and I am so thankful to them for getting it done for me with such short notice! If you have any quilting to be done I would highly recommend them! My Mom loved, loved, loved her quilt and it will always be a treasure!
Yummy Lemon Cake!
Dad was always the boss! lol
No birthday quilt would be complete without a cake!
Pie recipe from "nanny"

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Working Hard!!

I have been working hard getting about 4 projects going!  ..... why do I do this to myself??  I know there are a lot of you out there who do the same thing!!  Don't you??  I can't show anything I am working on... because one is a surprise for a very special lady having a birthday soon.... and the other items cannot be released yet... so I am really bummed not to be able to share!  I am bursting at the seams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  but here is one little peak.... and hopefully the birthday girl doesn't see it..  This pattern is not mine but by Hatched and Patched!  Aren't they cute??  Happy Sewing! Hope you are enjoying the nice hot summer weather!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to all!!!

There are so many father's I would love to say Happy Father's Day to....  My dad Joe Garbo, my husband Raleigh Lockhart, my father in law, Harry Lockhart, my Brothers....Tony Garbo, Ken Garbo & Dennis Garbo... Our son Joshua Lockhart(his first),  our son in law Mike Haddock (his first too !) ,  My nephews... Bryce Garbo & Tyler Garbo (his first on the way!), Brandon Garbo and Rich Port. These are just some of the greatest dads ever!!

I wished I could hug my dad tight and  say "Happy Father's Day"! But 1 year and 6 months ago he joined heavenly Father.
My Dad, Joseph Garbo
So, if roses grow in heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for me. Place them in my dads arms and tell him they're from me. Tell him that I love and miss him, and when he turns to smile, hug and hold him for awhile for me! I love & miss you Dad!! Until we meet again, I know God is holding you in the palm of his hands.  Happy Father's Day Dad!

To my husband...Raleigh Lockhart
I just want to say you are the Light of my life!  I love you more than you'll ever know.  You have been the best father, husband and friend a woman could ask for! You have always been a hard working, supportive, thoughtful,creative,  loving person!  (can you tell I just LOVE this man??!)   Happy Father's Day sweetie!

Raleigh Lockhart --Wood turner too!

A Favorite Find.... a new Quilt Shop in Town!!!!!!!

My husband and I were headed to Logan, Ut yesterday to visit our son Josh, his wife Julie, our sweet grand daughter sweet baby Reagan and our daughter Emily.
  On the way we had to stop at the cutest quilt shop ever!!
An inviting entrance with cute green chairs and table!

1115 N 200 E  Suite 230
Logan, Ut  84341
(435) 213-3229

Kris Thurgood of DIY Dish and Myself

You may know the owners... Kim and Kris of the DIY Dish!!  I had the pleasure of meeting the famous Kris Thurgood herself! (and what a sweetheart she was! Very friendly and down to earth).   Her and her sister own the company "DIY DISH" is the best creativity show to watch on the internet.  Click on my side bar where you see the icon DIY DISH so you can enjoy their show too!
Then check out their new quilt shoppe! How fun is that?You may also know they have been on the Rachael Ray Show and Nick Bergus Show! They have even been featured in many magazines including the great magazine called "Where Women Create!"  You just have to check out their new awesome quilt shop!  They have such creative cute displays which make you just want to buy all your fabric and run home and sew something !!  Here are a bunch of fun photos of their shop!  Gather all your girlfriends and head on up to Logan!!  They are going to be offering lots of fun classes and clubs! Be sure to go down stairs for more great fabrics and patterns, Janome sewing machines and ask about their sewing table cup holder!!  (I was so bummed because I forgot to get one!) It's such a great idea!  It was so nice  meeting you Kris! Congratulations to Kim and Kris on a great shop and I wish them lots of success!  (I think they are already there! lol!!)  Happy Sewing my friends!

How fun is this??  I had to stand here for a long time just soaking in all the cuteness!!
The new location for broadcasting their show!  How exciting!  I should have stood behind the counter and took a picture like all the hollywood props in universal studios!!

An awesome selection of fabric to choose from!

Here is my sweet grandbaby Reagan and her momma Julie! 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Postal service...

Most of the time I am satisfied with our local postal service,but yesterday I was a bit upset!I sent the latest winner package and it came back! (for 25 cents)! That was not the problem...what was the problem is I used the self serve postal unit at the post office and because I sent it as a large envelope ( which it was!) it was supposed to be sent as a parcel...I felt so bad since I had sent it a few days ago... So Kristen I apologize for your package being late! On to much better things. shop hop is coming soon to Utah!!!!! Cathy over at thimbles and threads in draper Utah is going crazy making sure everything is ready! She has some of the cutest new samples! You need to get over there during shop hop and check them out! I am going to be starting something new.... A give away a week... I think it would be fun! But before I get started I want to decide what will be given away! So soon.... I will reveal a date for these giveaways!   Here are some new samples of the Ava #155 Bag! What do you think??

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fuhriman family your the winner!

Fuhriman family send me your address so I can send your notebook and pattern! Congratulations!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Giveaway and more market photos!

Don't forget about the giveaway!!  I will be giving away a "Noteable" Fun notebook and a free pattern too!  Leave me a message that you are a follower and following me on facebook too!  You will be entered into the drawing at this point!

here are more market photos...They are are going to be very random... so enjoy!!!!!!!!!

New patterns from Cotton

Camille from Thimble Blossoms and her new patterns behind her!

Bonnie & Camile from Cotton Way and Thimble Blossoms  a few of my favorite patterns behind us!


Kari Ramsey from Fresh Cut Quilts! Loving her new line "Daisy Dance"!!! Way to go Kari!!



A really cute new line called "hoos in the forest by doohikey designs distributed by Riley Blake Designs.
Riley Blake my favorite of designers won first place for their booth and it was SO deserved!!  Congrads  Cindy and Brett and Jina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it all! Until tomorrow and more pictures ! Happy Sewing my friends!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quilt Market Pictures!!

Finally some pictures of Market... I am sorry this took so long... I was celebrating my birthday!! Too Much Fun! then working.... yes... I still do that ha ha! Anymore there is never enough time to have fun!... so here goes.. lots of pictures!
Sample Spree Line which wraps all around the entire building and 2 hours before they open no less!... for those of you who do not know what this is... on the night before market opens they have an event called sample spree where shop owners can buy new fabric not yet out and samples and patterns from vendors. It is SO much fun!

Lots of fabric to buy!!!
This is all the ladies rushing to the Moda table for fabric !! 
Here is Lori Holt of "Bee in my bonnet" standing in front of her new fabric line, " Sew Cherry" distributed by Riley Blake Designs and her new patterns!  She is so talented! 
Look at this pillow!!!!!!
Wall Hanging! 
Her new quilt!  (sorry I don't have any names of the patterns)
Thats all for today... more tomorrow!
Hope your enjoying pictures!  Happy Day my friends!