Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Style Stitches Monthly Challenge

Wow! What a month! How was everyone's Christmas and New Years?
My Christmas was amazing. My Mother in Law got me this.
Well, she got me an obscene amount of Joann gift certificates. I had enough left over to get a couple dies too!
Then, my husband/sister-in-law& her boyfriend/my dad gave me cash and I was able to get THIS!!!! 
And I have been in hog heaven. I am so grateful for the blessings in my life.

Now that everything is settled back down somewhat and we are back in the saddle, I have decided to join a sew along. I was looking into Quilting Bees, Block Swaps, Quilting Swaps, Mug Rug Swaps and nothing jumped out at me that I knew I would be able to legitimately commit to and enjoy. I'm still nervous about quilting. I need to just make a quilt and get it over with!! ;)

But, then I got wind of a monthly Bag Challenge over at JemJam. Bags? Bags??? I can DO that! I'll be doing that anyway! This is perfect!! I will be trying new styles, new techniques and will be able to put the finished product in my shop (hopefully). PLUS, there will be two random winners every month for gift certs to Above All Fabric and Fat Quarter Shop. That's just icing on the cake!

Here is the link for the rules and regs: JemJam Style Stitches Rules

The first bag went into blog land a few days ago, so I am behind....but that' okay. Better late than never. :)
I just ordered my Style Stitches book from Pink Chalk Fabric and will have to wait for that, so that gives me time to finish up a few projects in the works. This is so cool. I've wanted this book since it came out and now, the perfect excuse to get it for myself. ;)

Happy January you all and here's hoping you find something exciting that inspires you!


  1. Wow! What a fun challenge! That bag is huge. Haha. Can't wait to see what fabric you choose and follow you along as you do these challenges! Good luck!

  2. Oh, you lucky girl, you. I like the Go Baby much better than the GO and can't wait to see what you do with your new machine. I got the heads up on the bags, but I'm not that into bags to deticate on that scale. But if you are a bag lover, that is a great swap - have fun with all your new endeavours.

  3. What a neat Christmas you had!

  4. Oh I am so jealous, not only a Go but also a new sewing machine, you lucky girl! Linda

  5. You must've been a verrrrrrry good li'l girl to get all of those goodies. :-)

    Jansie, you have a very cute blog so I became a follower "lickety-split". :-)

    I found you from the "Shabby" blog, where you created your siggie. Very nice one!!! I also used the tut to create my siggie. :-) Easiest instr's I've come across yet! :-)

    Looking forward to seeing what you create w/ your new toys!!