Sunday, April 24, 2016

thank you jan patek!

a recent giveaway on jan patek's blog was this adorable pillow kit...lucky, lucky me! i adore her patterns and have the christmas nativity one waiting....a couple of years ago, won a FQ bundle of jan's fabrics from cyndi at busy thimble that i've been saving for just such a project. this kit, though, has everything, including the backing fabric.  poor jan and her staff were ill and then i moved, so it took a while to arrive but so worth the wait!

can't wait to get started on it, but first the hawaiian needs to be done. binding is getting sewn down so another few days should find it officially OFF the UFO list!   cannot recall exactly when it was started but has to have been 3-4 years ago anyway.  might even get another small project done this week too!  *** in the meantime, things are getting to be normal here in maryland.  been hanging photos and wallhangings this weekend.  the shelves have arrived for the fabric, so that is next on the agenda.  DD came for a visit so my hug tank is full for now.  busy week upcoming with a few fun and FREE things to do since the budget is on life support.  am blessed to have enough food and shelter and fabric! 


  1. What a great win--and a perfect project as you settle into your new home.
    Glad to hear your daughter has been able to visit.
    Fun and free sounds like a good combo to me. : )

  2. Super cute pillow to fit in with your new home.

  3. Beautiful fabrics, pattern and pillow. I love Jan Patek's designs. So glad you and your daughter got to visit :)

  4. Congratulations on winning such a perfect housewarming gift kit! And I loved seeing those gorgeous blocks for FWS, too. Praying for you to soon have a paycheck!