Monday, December 5, 2016

Looking forward to Mondays

If you are on social media I'm sure you've seen the memes...



Mondays are my Sundays so I don't have the same view as others..but if you look at it like this...

Every day should be viewed as a new day to do what you enjoy..sewing..stitching...cooking...gardening..working...whatever it is get out their and Seize your Monday!

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Motivation



mo·ti·va·tion
ˌmōdəˈvāSH(ə)n/
the general desire or willingness of someone to do something

Motivation is a word that creates hives in some people but yet gets others all jazzed up...for me it is a little of both, I guess you could say my hives get jazzed up!

Some days I wake up ready to take on the world...other days I don't want to get out of my jammies.

I do know when it comes to spending time in my sewing space that I'm more likely to be motivated if it is clean/organized. So today, Sunday December 4, I will spend the day cleaning and decorating the house for the Christmas season...and hopefully part of that cleaning will take place in my sewing space so that I will find the motivation to sew/create.

So tell me..what does it take to get you motivated to sew/create?

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Stash Buster

Do you have a stash of Christmas fabric?

Well I'm gonna help you bust it up...

Make Christmas gift bags...I find that 1/2 yard works great...from the fold sew sews up the side of the fabric, right sides together, flip right sides out, press..use pinking shears across the top and VOILA..the bag is done. You can close the bag with decorative Christmas ribbon and your wrapping is done!

I made a ton of these bags years ago and they are still under Christmas trees throughout the family and my mother in law loved them so much that she made a bunch of her own.

So grab Christmas stash and get to sewing...

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Up to the Challenge

Cheryl over at Muppin.Com threw a 31 Day Blog Challenge last year and I thought...I should do that...well then before I knew it December 15th was showing up on the calendar and knew I had blown my chance so when she asked who was in this year I threw my hand way up in the air and gave a shout MEMEMEME!

See that little button for the 31 Day Blog Challenge
You can pop over there and see the rest of the crazy bloggers who was ready to take on the challenge.

I hope this 31 day habit sticks and I can write more..share more about quilting, more about Kelly Ann's Quilting and we can have some interesting conversations about what you like, don't like and LOVE LOVE LOVE about this community that keeps us in stitches...

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Are you ready?

Good morning December...

are you ready for...

A big change in the weather?

Christmas??

2017???

I've been busy planning 2017 events and clubs for Kelly Ann's Quilting and would love to hear from you...is there something you'd like to learn? or how about you have a skill you'd like to teach? Stop by and have a chat or pop me an email...we want to make 2017 the year that everyone bonds with their sewing machines!

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Shop Hop Wrap Up

It is always amazing to me that we spend months getting ready for our annual shop hop, Quilters' Quest, and in a blink of an eye it's come and gone. And this year I totally forgot to take pictures..ME..the one that walks around taking pictures of leaves on the ground forgot to take pictures. We had new passport peeps...Colleen & Dena...and one returning stamper...Mickie..thank you for helping out this year. We also had a guest demo peep... Penni from Cabin in the Woods Quilter..THANK you to Penni for introducing so many quilters to her scrap books and templates. Another BIG..HUGE..THANK YOU goes out to the team at KAQ...Angie, Sally, Leslee & Artie...we worked our tushes off.

AND

a big THANK YOU to all the quilters that traveled through all of our crazy traffic but you have to admit beautiful weather...so the big reveal...the winners are...




Again, thank you to everyone that helps pull this off..with 10 shops..9 buses...hundreds of quilters...we all had a wonderful time.

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Throwback Thursday aka TBT

On February 4, 2004 Mark Zuckerburg introduced the world to Facebook and over the years TBT wasn't showing up in blogs but on FB....but I sometimes miss Old School...so here it is...
Throwback Thursday


This picture is from 2011 and is a collage of quilts that customers completed and brought in to KAQ for show and tell...

BTW folks..I LOVE show and tell at the shop and I gotta say I have some very talented peeps!

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann