Thursday, August 14, 2008


A big shout out to Christina of Bumblebee and a big thank you for the Brilliant Weblog Award.

There are a lot of blogs out there that are so informative and creative. I have learned so many new things with respect to quilting and sewing, etc. by so many.

Here are just a few that I frequent just because these gals are so talented, sweet and always inspire me.

Christina of makes the most awesome bags. You will have to check out her blog to see her past creations. Most, if not all are her own design. Very talented gal. She also has a very quick wit. Love that.

Sue of is a sweetheart. She is always ready to share or help you out if you don't understand a pattern, etc. She also shares my love for homeschooling. You go girl! I would love to be able to sit on Christinas front porch and sip a cuppa cold iced tea with her and Christina!

Autum of is another sweet soul. She is one creative cookie. I have enjoyed learning how to do new things with respect to sewing and quilting. I fear the zipper no more because of Autum. She makes it all look so easy.

Nikki over at is another sweetie as well. She talks about all sorts of stuff on her blog. She always has links to cool freebies and she makes the most beautiful quilts.

Monica of I would like to say is like a good friend who I have never met. She is so transparent and real when she blogs. She blogs about every day mom stuff that we all go through or never talk about. She has a wonderful series that she does called "Clean Heart." Without never having had the opportunity to meet Monica, I think we would be wonderful friends. We both enjoy the simple pleasures of life, family and home.

Ruth and Jessica a mom and daughter blog over at They are lots of fun! They always talk about interesting things. Share their latest sewing endeavors and cute pics of the kids, etc.

Amanda Jean over at has a wonderful blog. She has done a couple of wonderful quilt alongs. I admire you for doing these. Taking step-by-step pics for each quilt block so all of us in blog land following along understand. She has shared some beautiful quilts she has made and has some wonderful tutorials as well.

So there you have it! My top 7 fave blogs out there. After I eat breakfast every morning, I check you all out and find out what is new for the day...what quilts you are working on, what bag or purse you have sewed, etc.....and I get INSPIRED!

Thank you all for blogging and sharing a little part of you with the rest of us in Blogland!


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thehomespunheart said...


Congratulations on your award! Thank you so much for sharing it with me - I was encouraged by your kind words!

Have a great weekend!


Jennifer said...

I was reading your comment on YCMT blog and thought I would pass this tutorial on to you. This one was easy for me to make. It was my first try at a zipper too. I wasn't making it for pencils, but as a small make-up pouch for a purse. It was the perfect size for that, but to short for pencils. If you notice the pictures she gives are of two different sizes. The one she actually sews in the tutorial is smaller. To get it to fit pencils just extend the longer side a few more inches.

Sue said...

You are so nice... thank you... and now I MUST stop in and visit your Top 7!

Ruth said...

Cheryl, Thank you! You are so kind. Congratulations on the award, and thank you for the lovely words about Sew Chic.

My name is Cheryl said...

Monica,Ruth and Sue, you all are so very welcome. I learn something new from each of you and truly enjoy having gotten to know you through your blogs.

Jennifer, thank you so much for that link. The gal has a wonderful step-by-step tutorial for the zippered pouch. I will have to give it a try.

amandajean said...

Thanks for the award and for your super kind words. you are so sweet. :)


Autum said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so happy to know that I was able to be of some help in overcoming your zipper fears : )

bumblebeebags said...

you are such a sweetie, I think someday we all need to plan our own bloggerland convention. Then we can all get together and hang out!