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Let’s Bee Social #19

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

All this talk about dreams lately.  What #quiltblockdesigncontest?  I am dreaming big, thanks to all of you, my friends!  Your votes have kept me hoping!  Please keep voting daily to win incredible prizes from AccuQuilt, as seen on their facebook page…. and to receive a year’s worth of FREE Patterns from me!
Let’s work together to Win the Dream!

And then there is the Dream Getaway Sewing Retreat.  Offered by Caroline of Sew Can She.  Did you see Caroline’s postings about the Dream Getaway Sewing Retreat?!!!  What a dream that is!  Can you imagine?  Picture this…. it’s October.  The winter weather is on it’s way back.  No worries.  You are in Key West.  Enjoying your stay in a cute cottage – with a pool!  Great foods, great friends, great projects to make and sew!  You are on your all inclusive vacation, sewing and soaking up the sun and fun!  Interested?  Tickets go on sale June 1st at noon! Read all about it here!

Another exciting piece of news…. The Plum & June new blogger blog hop is on it’s way.  I participated in last year’s hop and it was such an incredible experience!  I learned so much.  I met a ton of inspirational people who also participated.  One even became my best friend!  If you are a new blogger who posts mainly about modern quilting, you do not want to miss this!  Dream big and be inspired!  Check out this post now!

Who inspires you to dream big?

My mom has been my lifelong supporter.  No matter what I have ever wanted to do.   

Ride a motorcycle?  She encouraged me to go for it!

Become a welder?  For sure!

Monday was my mom’s birthday.  I made her a quilted jacket out of Charley Harper prints from Birch Fabrics.  And I am glad to say…. That gift was finished on time and delivered!  I took the day off, kept the kids out of school, and headed to Stratford to visit with my parents for my mom’s big day. 

Sneak Peek of Mom’s birthday suit!

But I am saving those details for a Friday finish!

NOW…. What’s new with you?

I am sew looking forward to visiting with all my quilting friends!

Show me what you got!

And Let’s Bee Social!
(If you are not sure what Let’s Bee Social is all about,
you can read the details here.)

Keep On Quilting Voting On!!/entry/6669356

22 Responses

  1. Vicki says:

    Your mother sounds like my kind of women! Actually, she sounds like my mom. We are two lucky ladies.

  2. Vera says:

    Oh, I may lost my ability to dream big but it is eventually coming back 🙂 The power of sewing community!

  3. Hope those votes are coming in thick and fast Lorna .. I too have dabbled in a bit of welding!

  4. Mara says:

    I bet your mom was so happy to get her jacket, it looks like it turned out just as awesome as yours.

  5. Marly says:

    Great jacket for your Mother.

  6. Cara says:

    I love the fabric you're using for her jacket. Looking forward to the grand reveal. 🙂

  7. Jayne says:

    I knew your mom would love her jacket…and I knew you would finish it on time. Don't know how you did it…you have more on your plate that most of us! I get a lot of inspiration from my daughter.She is my biggest fan, critic and supporter. After all, she was the one who forced me in to this quilting 'hobby'!

  8. I'm so glad that you got the jacket done for your mom. I'm sure that she loves it. Good luck on the accuquilt contest. I'll be sure to stop by the vote. And, as always, thanks for doing this link up!

  9. Happy birthday to your mother. Great fabrics for a great jacket! Eager to see the following.

  10. Ruth says:

    I spent half a day welding once in college, wearing that big hood,blind as a bat, holding onto the welding element, trying to get started so the weld arc would show me were to point the flaming thing frightened the life out me! Looking forward to the big reveal!

  11. You are one amazing woman! Love the pictures! Your mom must be another amazing woman to raise such a strong, talented daughter!

  12. Jehnny says:

    Those pictures are great! And oh, adore that Charlie Harper fabric, your mom will love it for sure!

  13. Jacqui S. says:

    I hope your mother had a wonderful birthday, she surely will enjoy wearing her jacket.

  14. A very happy belated birthday to your mom!! I know she loved the jacket!-Soma

  15. Beth says:

    Thanks Lorna! And I am looking forward to seeing the jacket!

  16. Oh Lorna, Lorna, Lorna…I smile every time I visit your blog!! I love it! Also…added the Plum and Jane Blog Hop to mine…thanks for the heads up!

  17. WhoMom says:

    Love your Mom on a bike! Voted for you again today. Thinking about trying to emulate your fox quilt.

  18. Nancy says:

    Thanks for hosting, Lorna. I enjoy seeing what everyone's been up to.

  19. Still voting! Dreaming big:)

  20. Hi Lorna, Keeping it real! Thanks.Love the bike! and the jacket too. Lovely!

  21. Happy Birthday to your mum, Lorna! My mum wasn't exactly thrilled when I got a motor bike.

  22. Jo Ferguson says:

    The first vehicle I ever bought was a motorcycle. I would take the bus in the winter and be right back on my bike as soon as the ice was gone. I loved it. Looking at your photos brought back some lovely memories. However……my mom wasn't so supportive… Happy Birthday to your mom.