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I’m excited to announce the winners of the April Correspondence Kit!

Congrats to Lori!

Be sure to check you email for a message from me (and be sure to check your spam folder, my messages tend to end up there for some reason)– I’ll need to know what kind of kit you’d like (older boy, older girl, younger girl, younger boy, or birthday) and your mailing address.

Everyone else, Thanks again for participating and remember, I give 2 kits away every month & offer them outside of giveaways.

Happy Tuesday!

It’s the second Friday of the month, and you know what that means: Time for another Correspondence Kit Giveaway! (And also time to get those letters out to your sponsored kids - click here to read about how sponsors all over the world are connecting and writing the second Friday every month)

What is it?

Simply put, a Correspondence Kit is, as the name suggests, a kit to help you with correspondence; specifically letter writing to Compassion Sponsored children. Each kit includes a variety of paper, letter templates, and goodies all for you to personalize and send to your sponsored child. I give away 2 kits on the second Friday of each month.

Types of Kits:

I currently offer 4 gender & aged based kits – Young Boy, Young Girl, Older Boy, & Older Girl. I also offer a netral Birthday kit. The photos below show one girl kit, one boy kit, and the birthday kit.

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Each kit will come with an assortment of pattered papers & color copies of the templates I’ve designed and featured on this blog. In the boy & girl kits, there will be enough paper & templates to write your child at least once a month for an entire year. In the birthday kit, there will be enough paper & templates to send a very special birthday packet as well as six months worth of letters.

Each kit will also feature and assortment of goodies that will be age & gender appropriate. These might include: stickers, paper puzzles, coloring sheets, activity pages, gospel tracts, etc.

How to enter:

To enter, simply leave me a comment and let me know that you’d like to win. Easy Peasy!

For an additional entries, follow me on instagramfollow me on twitter, tweet this giveaway, and/or share the giveaway on facebook (you can use the social media buttons at the end of this post). Leave one comment per task you complete to let me know. That’s a total of 4 possible entries.

This giveaway will remain open all weekend, and winners will be announced Monday night, April 14, 2014.

Please note, due to postage costs, this giveaway is limited to those with a mailing address in the United States or Canada.  

Good Luck & Happy Friday!

I’m also now offering these kits outside of giveaways. Click here or on the button in the side bar for more information.

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I realize I’ve been a bit MIA around here lately, and I’m truly sorry for it. Please bear with me as I work on finishing the last of my #26quilts, and try to find a new balance in my working and writing. Lately, it’s been a bit crazy and for more than a couple days in a row, all I’ve wanted to do is sleep when I get home and sew on the weekends. I’ve needed a bit of time to step away from this space and focus on a few personal goals.

I don’t plan on abandoning this blog, though. But, in all likelihood, I will be backing my writing down. Honestly, I’m still working out the details in my head. I sincerely appreciate your patience as I figure it all out.

In the mean time, know that I am on track to finish my 26 quilts, and have a couple lined up to share over the next few days. I’m still going to finish my series of posts about Ecuador – but I’ll tell you, I sit down and pull the pictures for them and get lost in the memories and finding the words to express how truly awesome it was gets harder and harder. And finally, thank you for still checking-in in this space and for allowing me the grace to breathe for a bit. I’ll be back at it soon.

 

Happy Quilting!

Emily

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Very early on in my #26quilts project, I drafted a quick list of people I wanted to make quilts for during the year. My co-worker, and good friend, Libby, was high on my list. However, what I wasn’t expecting at the time was to end up making her a baby quilt; but that’s just what happened. Before I could get started on Libby’s quilt, she and her husband found out they were expecting their first child. Very exciting! And Baby quilts are always fun!GiraffeBabyQuilt1Libby didn’t have a strong color scheme when I went to pick out fabrics, but she knew that she wanted giraffes to play a big part in the nursery. With that in mind, I set out to find some cute giraffe-themed fabric that was also gender neutral (I picked fabrics before they found out the sex of the baby).
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I ended up finding some great Riley Blake giraffe prints, chambray colored dots & hexagons, orange lined flowers, and yellow dots. I’m still a bit tired of making triangle quilts, so I went with a large chevron pattern.GiraffeBabyQuilt3It’s quilted 1/4inch on either side of the chevron seams, and that adds just enough to give it a good balance of weight and fluff.
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The back is pieced with a great rusty yellow colored polkadot print mixed with leftover fabric from the front and a small amount of super-cute giraffe print that I didn’t use anywhere else.GiraffeBabyQuilt5

I love the way the simple quilting really shines on the back – understated chevron all the way.GiraffeBabyQuilt6

The piece is bound with bias tape & honestly, was fantastic to make. I love this big chevron pattern – it truly comes together so, so fast. 1 afternoon to cut and piece the front; 1 afternoon to sandwich and quilt it. It takes maybe 8 hours total & that’s being really slow/distracted.GiraffeBabyQuilt7I took Libby her new quilt at the baby shower we threw at work. Needless to say, she loved it! Yay!
GiraffeBabyQuilt8Libby, here’s wishing you and your growing family many, many years of happiness!!

20 quilts down, 6 to go!

 

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I’m excited to announce the winners of the March Correspondence Kit!

Congrats to Elizabeth!

Be sure to check you email for a message from me (and be sure to check your spam folder, my messages tend to end up there for some reason)– I’ll need to know what kind of kit you’d like (older boy, older girl, younger girl, younger boy, or birthday) and your mailing address.

Everyone else, Thanks again for participating and remember, I give 2 kits away every month & offer them outside of giveaways.

Happy Tuesday!

It’s the second Friday of the month, and you know what that means: Time for another Correspondence Kit Giveaway! (And also time to get those letters out to your sponsored kids - click here to read about how sponsors all over the world are connecting and writing the second Friday every month)

What is it?

Simply put, a Correspondence Kit is, as the name suggests, a kit to help you with correspondence; specifically letter writing to Compassion Sponsored children. Each kit includes a variety of paper, letter templates, and goodies all for you to personalize and send to your sponsored child. I give away 2 kits on the second Friday of each month.

Types of Kits:

I currently offer 4 gender & aged based kits – Young Boy, Young Girl, Older Boy, & Older Girl. I also offer a neutral Birthday kit. The photos below show one girl kit, one boy kit, and the birthday kit.

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Each kit will come with an assortment of pattered papers & color copies of the templates I’ve designed and featured on this blog. In the boy & girl kits, there will be enough paper & templates to write your child at least once a month for an entire year. In the birthday kit, there will be enough paper & templates to send a very special birthday packet as well as six months worth of letters.

Each kit will also feature and assortment of goodies that will be age & gender appropriate. These might include: stickers, paper puzzles, coloring sheets, activity pages, gospel tracts, etc.

How to enter:

To enter, simply leave me a comment and let me know that you’d like to win. Easy Peasy!

For an additional entries, follow me on instagramfollow me on twitter, tweet this giveaway, and/or share the giveaway on facebook (you can use the social media buttons at the end of this post). Leave one comment per task you complete to let me know. That’s a total of 4 possible entries.

This giveaway will remain open all weekend, and winners will be announced Monday night, March 17, 2014.

Please note, due to postage costs, this giveaway is limited to those with a mailing address in the United States or Canada.  

Good Luck & Happy Friday!

I’m also now offering these kits outside of giveaways. Click here or on the button in the side bar for more information.

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Week of: February 10-16, 2014 PLWk7_2

What happened this week: I took some photos at the old County Courthouse, got started piecing my One Block Wonder quilt, and celebrated Valentine’s Day with the girls at work by getting a much-needed pedicure. PLWk7_3

Anything special in the spread: Trying to use up some of my scraps & stash. Since it was Valentine’s Day week, I went with a hearts theme and dug out several old and new Studio Calico cards with a heart motif. PLWk7_4

Techniques this week: More of the same. Some stamping, a cork embellished card, and labels for journaling.PLWk7_5

Overall thoughts: Still loving this project. It’s amazing to have a year-at-a-glance record to flip back through.

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Supplies used : Midnight core kitStudio Calico Project Life kit (labels for journaling; flower card; “& hello” card; Heart Geotag; pink ray card; all heart printed cards; and MTWTF Stamps), Target red Washi Tape.

 

Tools used : Design A pocket pagesFiskars corner rounderZig Millenium penAmy Tangerine date stamp3×4 Grid Journaling CardsStaz-on InkAll photos were printed at Walgreens using the Printicular app for iphone.

 

Project Life is a memory-keeping system created by Becky Higgins. Each week I post my Project Life layouts. For 2014, I’m using the Midnight Core Kit and supplementing it with stamps, buttons, and filler from various finds. To see layouts from 2013, click here.

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