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Sneak Peek + Angel Oak, Johns Island, South Carolina

We arrived in Charleston, South Carolina late Saturday. While on vacation, over the next week, I will be mixing up vacation photos and sewing/quilting projects that I am finishing (with those 4 hours a day ;-)). So far:

  • We spent 1 day at the beach, close to our rental – Seabrook Island which was great as it has one side on the Atlantic and the other side in a coastal lagoon – perfect for kids.
  • Today, we got in our first part of sight-seeing in, we went to Angel Oak Tree, an oak tree that has been aged to be greater than 400-500 years old (shown in the pictures below). We also visited Downtown Charleston where we went on a Horse drawn city tour and visited Old Market City. We really enjoyed the city tour with the horse-drawn carriage and the knowledgeable guide. I would recommend Old South Carriage Co. for the tours around Charleston.
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  • Here’s a sneak peek of one of the sewing projects I finished yesterday. I have 2 fabric give aways later this week, sponsored by Jumping Birds…come back Friday. These are perfect for going back to school projects.

New York Finale + Give Away

So, I am finishing up my posts on our visit to New York this week….and in celebration of my 40th birthday last weekend, the fact I have reached 200 followers (thank you all), I would like to include you all in my experience in the Lotta Jansdotter Surface Printing class I have a GIVE AWAY  :-).


The lucky randomly chosen winner will receive:

  • A Lotta Jansdotter Strawberry Journal
  • A Charm Pack of Bella Fabric Line (Lotta Jansdotter)
  • Lotta Jansdotter’s book – Lotta Prints (which covers most of the things we learnt in the surface printing workshop)

All you have to do is leave a comment below, by midnight Thursday 20th June, about what inspiration do you get for your projects from the environment around you. For a second entry, just let me know if you are a follower. If you are a no-reply commenter please leave an email address. I will announce the winner next Friday.


Previous posts from our New York Visit:
40 and Lotta’s Surface Printing Workshop
New York Part 1: The City Quilter Fabric Stash Additions
New York Part 2: Quilting Inspiration

The New York finale is really simple, here are some of my favorite photos and views of New York.

Central Park
The park is so large we only saw a small part of it. We had amazing weather both days. The boys visited the Central Park Zoo where the Polar Bear was the star. There was a great sense of community and fun here. I also loved the statues at one of the entrances of the zoo.

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The High Line
This was a great (new-ish) place that used to be a railroad track above the factories in the meat packing district. It is now ~ 2 mile walk through gardens,  some vendors (like coffee, ice pops, and food items) and various art pieces. This is my favorite place in New York.

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Rockefeller Center
To get a good view of the city on such a wonderful day, we took advantage of the views at the top of Rockefeller center. We were lucky with the atmosphere which was buzzing as it was Puerto Rico Day and a parade was occurring. At the top we saw the Empire State building on one side and a great view of central park expanse on the other (wow is all I can say).IMG_7538 IMG_7562 IMG_7565

Grand Central Station
What an amazing Building, even in the pouring rain it was captivating. Celebrating its 100 anniversary, it is still in its glory. Look at the amazing ceiling with its celestial paintings.
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Times Square
We were very lucky with the atmosphere in Times Square when we were visiting. Obviously we went at night to get the full impact of all the lights….but the night we went there was a viewing party going on.  In the middle of Times Square you could sit and watch the Tony awards which was broadcasting on an extra-large screen – there must have been thousands of people out that night.
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I hope you enjoyed our view of New York.

Have a great weekend!!! Linking up with Amanda Jean @ CrazyMomQuilts.

February goal check

This weekend has been really productive!!!, and it means that I am closer to my February Goals. If you remember, I linked up with A lovely year of finishes  and The Girl who Quilts (and I won the give-away, which is so cool!!!)
A Lovely Year of Finishes The Girl Who Quilts

This is a check-in on where my goals are.

  1. As mentioned on Friday 1st, complete top and back of my “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song)
    I have now almost completed the top – I worked out a way to make the border in more of a block instead of a string which gave me more manageable pieces to work with. I also worked out the corner pieces as well 🙂
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  2. Finish 4 sets of chair bags.
    I have cut out 2 sets of chair bags but have not started sewing yet. 
  3. Finish 4 sets of pot holders.
    I have 3 sets of pot holders completed…our kitchen is a light green – these are the ones I made for use in our kitchen.
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  4. Cut out fabric for my son’s quilt.
    Not started yet 
  5. Triple zip pouch.
    Fabric and other materials selected. 
  6. Try out a paper piecing block.
    Not started yet but I have something in mind.

More general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge.
    See yesterday’s update here. 
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
    Check – doing well. I also joined Pinterest, I was struggling with just using bookmarks to find things I liked in the www. Let me know if you have a site or which sites you would recommend I follow. 
  3. Post a new recipe each week.
    Check – doing well