Monday, July 28, 2008

August 2008


July was a busy month at the Jackson household. We celebrated Sierra's birthday at Castaway Cove waterpark and hosted a backyard barbeque to celebrate Savannah's. We had family here from Dallas, California and Colorado. It was a full house and a wonderful time. If you'd like to see more party pictures and the famous birthday cake, just visit my website and click the Newsletter link.

If you've also been busy with summer plans all month,
here is what's going on at The Stitching Depot....

Moda Home 44" Texas Hankies $ 9.99/yard

Put your creativity to work with these fun and colorful Texas hankies. Design your own kitchen towels, seat cushions, pillows, and wall hangings or piece them into your quilt. Let your creativity take over.

Mark Lipinsky's Katmandu Collection $ 8.99/yard

You are going to fall all over yourself in love with these fabrics. Mark Lipinsky of Quilter's Home magazine has out done himself. These stunning prints are inspired by the Indian Mehndi art.

Benartex City Girl by Kitty Yoshida $ 8.50/yard

Jumbo flowers in savvy shades of Lilac and Magenta, giant paisleys, dots and bar code stripes, what do you have? A fabulously sophisticated collection that just shouts "City Girl!" Inspired by contemporary fashion and furnishing designs with a truly cool modern touch.

Bella Solids and Bella (PFD) Bleached White $ 4.99/yard

These fabrics are 100% Cotton and 44/45" wide. More than 50 solid colors to choose from, many in stock. Orders arrive in as little as 1 day.

Mini Bolts Just $4.99/yard

An assortment of over 200+ yards of 44/45" cotton, clearance priced to make room for new fabric arriving each week. Highest quality fabric available from companies like Timeless Treasures, Marcus Brothers, Maywood Studios, Windham, Andover and more!

Machingers Gloves $8.00

Professional style machine quilting gloves have soft flexible fingertip grips to give you full control with less resistance and drag on your fabric. They are form fitting and seamless making it easy to clip, change thread and remove pins without having to take your gloves off. They enhanced hand and wrist support for reduced fatigue and tension in hands, arms, shoulders and neck. Available in XS, SM, ML, XL.

Colorscope $7.95

View fabrics, yarns or other colored materials through the Colorscope and its internal mirrors repeat the colors giving you an idea of how they will look together in your finished project. It helps to determine the dominant color(s), contrast, tone, pattern and ultimately the right mix of colors.

Friendship Display of Quilts 2008

Volunteer Meeting - Thursday July 31st, 6:30 p.m. at The Stitching Depot
If you are able to volunteer your time PLEASE attend the first volunteer meeting for 2008. This will be an exciting year and there is so much that needs to be done. In addition to the quilt show, this year we have professional quilter and quilt artist Richard Larson coming to speak about Thread Play. The Quilt Show will be held at the Burkburnett Community Center on Saturday Oct 4th. If you can't attend the meeting just call and let us know you're willing to help out. Volunteers make this quilt show possible. Thank you for your help. Kimberly (940) 569-0804

Vendor Booths Are Still Available!- If you sell a quilt or sewing related item we'd love to have you as a vendor. Booth spaces are $45.00 for a 15' x 10' (width x depth) space. Download an application from our website or stop by The Stitching Depot to pick one up.

Thurs. August 7th 1:00-5:00 Lone Star - the Quiltsmart method
Wed. August 13th 1:00-4:00 Hand Quilting
Fri. August 15th 5:00-8:00 Mainstreet Madness
Sat. August 16th 10:00-2:00 Summer Tote

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Savannah's 1st Birthday

If you have little one's in your life than you probably have a few Baby Einstein DVD's around the house. While Savannah was watching TV I saw her giggle as this colorful caterpillar crawled across the screen and I thought, that would be an easy cake to make. It was a big hit with the big kids too!

I bought a soccer ball cake mold at Michael's and 3 boxes of chocolate and 3 boxes of white cake mix. The head is 2 balls put together with a couple cake pins to hold it together. The rest of the body is alternating white and chocolate half balls. I used 1 ball first cut in half and then cut into 2 1/2" strips (after all I am a quilter) to make the legs. To make the grass I put coconut and green food color in a plastic bowl, cover tightly and shake shake shake. I used Pillsbury Whipped icing to help keep it light weight and found the cookies at the grocery store last minute. That's all!

It whipped together quickly in an evening and is a lot more fun than a dry, boring store bought cake.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sierra's 4th Birthday

This was such a fun party. At the last minute I called Castaway Cove and to my surprise they only had 1 other birthday scheduled for that Saturday. If you want an easy party, fully catered I highly recommend the waterpark. And it was super affordable. My entire family really had a fun time, young and old. I'll admit I didn't go all out on the birthday cake, but I don't think anyone really cared - they weren't there for cake!