I know, I know. You are all thinking...Sheree, Where on earth have you been! I ask myself each day, where is time going? But as the sewing goes, time flies when you are having fun, right! I have indeed been enjoying myself immensely! I spend most of my time in the shop and then at home with the family. My winter was spent sewing up a storm, teaching up a storm, and cooking and baking (and eating!) up a storm! I wish I could say excercising up a storm next, but that is a whole different conversation. So nope, I am not even going there today!
I can't share everything in detail with you all in this post, because this would be a ridiculously long blog post. And yes, I know some of you are thinking, Sheree, your blog posts are always ridiculously long. Just bare with me as a share a bit of the highlights. And then the end of the post features the giveaway for today! So be sure to read to the end and enter to win the goodies!
First, I have to show a couple images of my babes. They enjoyed the snow this winter!
Now, let me brag on some of my students. I have been blessed with just a great bunch of students and have been thoroughly enjoying spreading my love of sewing, quilting and making with them! Midland, Michigan is filled with a ton of folks interested in the craft and they are finding me and my shop, which just thrills me to pieces! Here are a few pictures of past students and their projects. You can see more by visiting my facebook page. I have set up an album there and will be adding more pictures there soon.
If you are local and want to come take a class with me, be sure to check out the current class schedule. I've added classes through April. I am working on the May/June/July schedule, which will include loads of great weeklong summer camps for kids again!
My Simple Patchwork Quilt Class. This is a two-session class. Perfect for charm packs, layer cakes, scrap packs or fat quarter bundles! Take this class on Fridays, April 20th and 27th from 9am-12noon.
I'll share more projects from upcoming classes in my next class. We have so many great projects on the schedule, including lots of apparel classes for adults and kids! So do keep an eye out for those.
One of the things I love most about being in the shop is being surrounded by all of this colorful, joyous eye candy.
I am loving the Lark quilter's cottons, laminates and sateens by Amy Butler! I have already sewn up some great items with these prints and can't wait to sew more!
And I am also loving that Flea Market Fancy has been reprinted!!! I have the entire collection in the shop and will hopefully start adding it to the website soon.
I have so much for to share with you all, but I need to start wrapping this up. So let's get on to the Giveaway!! I headed down to Ohio last month to tape a couple more episodes of It's Sew Easy TV, which airs nationwide on PBS. If you are new to the blog, or missed my post about my tapings for Season 1, be sure to read this post and get yourself caught up. The kids went with me for this trip, as they had the day off from school. One of my little darlings will have her TV debut! Yes, Leah taped a show with me. I cannot even tell you all how exciting that was for the two of us. Here are a few pictures for you all. I did not take too many this time, as I was the last taping on Friday and did not have alot of time.
from left to right:Deepika,Stephanie, Angela, Erin, me and Leah on the set of It's Sew Easy TV. We all taked episodes on the same day. I don't when our episodes will air yet, but they'll another post coming up with more details!
a quick picture before hitting the road to head back to Michigan. From left to right: Katherine, assistant to show producer, Kathie Stull, show producer, Me, June Millenger of Brother International, Lucas and Leah in the front row.
I will let you all know when the start date for Season 3 is announced! And I'll show you my projects at that time, and of course will have another giveaway then.
If you want to see the show, go to the It's Sew Easy TV website or the PBS.org website and search your area to see if it is airing. If it is not, and you'd like to have your local PBS channel pick up the show, contact the local channels and tell them you want to see the show! Some areas picked the show up right away, while others did not. But PBS listens to its viewers, so if you want to see it, let them know.
Well, the show producer, the fabulous Kathie Stull, gave me a full DVD set of Season 1 to giveaway. I am on Episodes 108, 110 and 113. The DVD set is chuck full of great contemporary sewing inspiration, products and projects.
In addition to the DVD Set, I am throwing some fabulous fabric.
One of my projects features the incredibly sweet and out of print Momo's It's A Hoot Collection. So I have some fat quarters and 1 full yard cut of fabrics from this collection for the winner. Use it to make my project and then send me pictures so I can share here on the blog, okay! I also have a piece of laminated cotton fabric, which is featured in another one of my projects.
Again, I'd love for the winner to make up my apron design and send me pictures to share here on the blog.
So if you are interested in winning all of this fabulousness, leave a comment here on this post telling me if you have seen the show...if you have not seen it, why not!...and also share with me what you'd like to see more of on TV in the way of sewing/crafting. What's missing from the TV circuit for all of us crafty types?
I'll close comments on this post on Monday, March 26, 2012 and pick a winner soon after.
Okay lovely folks. I wish you all a fabulous and creative weekend! Remember, take some time to make something lovely, okay. It is good for the soul, my friends!
Have a Happy, Blessed and Creative Day!