Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oh, Boy! Owlish Delight For You!

Boys. You just have to love them. My guys are fun and spunky. How about yours? What's more fun? Hanging out with more boys like cousins ...

and friends. Oh, they're cute, aren't they?

How about literary buddies who get to travel to great places like New York, Toronto, Malta, New Zealand, Utah, Michigan, Vermont, and it goes on.

This little boy is very grateful for your help. It touched his heart. He was deeply affected by your generosity. "Boy, you do have some friggin' awesome friends, Mom." That "f" word slipped and he did say it to me. I put it in to show you how impressed he was. Then his mouth was promptly washed with soap and he was banned from hanging out with the one who taught him the word at school for a while. I still love my little foul-mouthed guy so don't call the authorities, ok?

He asked me to make something for you. Well, there were many of you who responded to our plea. How about a pattern instead? I did a demo on Quilt Out Loud this month. This was the design that was to be sold but I decided to give it to you, my rockin' awesome readers. [Note the absence of the "f" word.] Please enjoy and we would love to see your photos!! You can find the pattern here.

Thank you to Jodie Davis, Mark Lipinski and their awesome crew. It was so much fun to have you guys here. Check it out!

Most of all, THANK YOU!

xo, L and Alex

Monday, April 25, 2011

Traveling and Such

Dear Readers,

We've been traveling. My brother and I are such great travelers so my parents take us on big road trips. We went away and had fun but today it was back to school. Remember, we had all of those snow days to make up.

Speaking of remembering, do you remember this fella? 

Well, Flat Stanley has been around the world. He's been to New Zealand, Malta, Canada and the United States. In North America, we got photos from Toronto, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Utah, Florida, New York and many other places. My mom will post photos on one of her accounts for all to see. Thank you everyone!! My  classmates and I are grateful!

I was so excited with your help with this project. I begged my mother to do something special so I have an announcement. I would like you to come back later this week and download this free pattern as a token of my gratitude for your generosity in hosting Flat Stanley. This pillow was demonstrated on Quilt Out Loud with Jodie Davis. The episodes are live right now! Here's a pic of Mark Lipinski and his crew setting up before the shoot when they were here back in December.

Here's mom with Jodie Davis. We're prepping the segment on the pillow.

Click over and join QNNtv so that you can watch this fun show and come back later this week to grab the pattern.

Thank you. 
xo, Alex 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Aurifil's Miss April

There's a new girl in town and her name is Susan Guzman. She's designed a lovely project for you. Go to the Aurifil blog to check everything out!!

You can find out more about Susan here:

Website:  http//

Pat Sloan interviewed Susan on March 15: Check it out here.

Remember, if you make on of our projects, load up photograph to the Aurifil Flickr group. You are then entered into the Aurifil thread prize contest. There's one winner selected each month!

xo, L

Friday, April 08, 2011


Remember that Sunday one week before Christmas? Jodie Davis, Mark Lipinski and crew came to my home for a visit. It was fun. It was crazy and now it it is live!! Watch the preview here!

Go and join for lots of fun and quilty information!

Have a great weekend.
xo, L

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Gratitude and Giving

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. Thank you too for all of the excitement and passion for the Flat Stanley project! I am so lucky I have friends like you! Alex and I have been smiling and giggling at all of the photographs that we've received. So far, Flat Stanley has visited, Malta, Canada and local places like New York City and Pittsburgh. He's having lots of fun!

Flat Stanley with the Stanley Cup [Anne Walizer]

My boys have given me lots of love for my birthday too. Don't you love the Blue Dog painting? How about my new iPod holder made out of Crayola clay? Cool, right? They're so Martha!

Another goody popped into my e-mail box today too! This is the cover of a new book that will be out in September 2011. Sew The Perfect Gift is a compilation of a lot of amazing designs for gift-giving. Karen, from Martingale, sent this along a nice birthday present. I've seen a bit of the proofs and the projects look wonderful! Guess who's project is on the cover? Thank you Martingale for the awesome birthday gift!

With the receipt of all of these gifts, I believe that one has to give. Tonight I am excited to let you know that we have the winners of the Quilt Album software. Congratulations everyone! Becky, my winner, please e-mail me your mailing address here. Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop!

March 29
Rachel Griffin 
winner – sandi 
Benita Skinner 
winner – Janet B

March 30
Linda Lum deBono 
winner – Becky [The Quilting Booklady]
Vanessa Christenson
winner – Evelene S

March 31
Geta Grama 
winner – Connie
Michele Foster 
winner – Kristi V

April 1
John Adams 
winner – Andrea
Pat Sloan 
winner – Lee Ann L

xo, L

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Mommy's Friends Are Awesome!

Dear Friends,

This is Alex. Thank you so much for helping me and my class. We are so happy! We received notes from about 50 of you and we are excited. Mommy and I thought about what we were going to do and we talked it over with my teacher, Mrs. Adams this morning. Here's our plan.

We have sent out my Flat Stanley to four people who will mail it forward and then back to the school.  They had provided addresses so that made it easier for Mom to send them out today. [She will be sending you an e-mail to let you know.]

For all of the other nice people [ALL AROUND THE WORLD - not just the US], I would love to hear from you! There are two ways that you can help. Either way is great!

1. Print out Flat Stanley's photo, cut out and take it along with you. Take photos of the two of you having fun and send the photograph to my mom. You can post a photograph on Mommy's Facebook page too. The directions are here. [Please note: There was a typo on the first .pdf but this one is correct as of April 4, 2011. The e-mail address has been corrected.]

2. For those of you who don't want to take a photograph but still want to write, Mommy made up a postcard. You can print it out and write me a note and mail it to me. I will share it with my class. Click on the picture above and print. Directions are on the .pdf file here.

Thank you!!!

xo, Alex

Friday, April 01, 2011

Flat Stanley Needs Your Help

Dear Quilters,

Flat Stanley came to visit my class and now he needs to visit America. Why does he need your help? Well, I need to send Flat Stanley all around America and we don't have family to send him to because they're all in Canada. Friends are all around the world and the only one with friends in America are my mom's wonderful quilt friends.

My class is trying to see how many states I can travel to by May 1st. If you have a child or a grandchild who might be interested, please let my mom know. If you don't have kids and want Flat Stanley to visit your quilt shop or studio that's ok too. You can e-mail my mom here. All you have to do is to promise to send the envelope to the next person on the list. You can take pics and e-mail them to me or put them on my mom's Facebook wall and mention where Flat Stanley visited. Let me know asap. I have to get my mom to put everything together this weekend. 

Thanks! Quilters are cool.

xo, Alex