Week of Happy……Day One


Week of Happy……Day One


So I am just back from Sisters, Oregon and my second season there as a teacher at the week long event called Quilters Affair. I can only say it was just as Awesome again this year as when I went in 2012.  I hope you can come out next Summer in 2015.  It is the show’s 40th anniversary and I am sure it will  be spectacular!  And come take a class from me and some of the other incredible teachers there!

I have more to share about that but, for today, I wanted to share this lovely line that is hopefully still in stores from my friend Amy Butler. I have been meaning to get this in a post for MONTHS as I have a cool giveaway going along with it.

So to start out the Week of Happy, I wanted to start with Amy Butler’s line Hapi. This line was inspired by her trip to Egypt a few years back and all of the color and pattern she soaked up there.



If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I have been making a lot of these little totes.



I had a great time giving them (stuffed with goodies) to all of my students at Quilters Affair.  Cause I like giving stuff away……

And now to the fun part….Chronicle Books loves giving away stuff too….so they are going to give the following items to one lucky commentor this week.  If you comment on this post or any of the next 4 days of Happy you will be entered in the drawing for a package of Amy Butler Eco-Stationery goods from Chronicle including:

A four pack of little journal books (these are a great, handy size — I am going to re-write all my passwords in one  of them),


A paper mouse pad with beautiful Amy Butler prints and room for notes on the bottom,


and a gorgeous box of Notecards for those occasions that emails really aren’t the way to go.


ALSO Chronicle is giving away Amy’s Stencil book.  This book is really cool,  full of ideas and the stencils are on nice stiff, slick card stock, so they are great for stenciling.  I can’t wait to use it in a couple areas in our house. If I ever get to that, I will show you what I came up with!




So every day this week, comment on all five of the Happy Posts. I will draw a name from ALL of the comments between now and then. And then on Friday to wrap up the Week of Happy, I have another prize – my loot from Spring Quilt Market.  On each day simply tell me something that makes you happy, or made you happy that day.
Ready, set…..Comment!


Keep Sewing, Keep Happy!


  • I was so Happy today for air conditioning!!

    July 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm
  • Patty


    I am happy that today was a great day. I was able to spend some time outside and it wasn’t in the 90s like it has been. Her fabric is lovely.

    July 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm
  • Sarah


    Today I was so happy watching my children enjoy the rides at the Mall of America. We don’t normally do things like this, even on vacation, but splurged today and the wonder and excitement and happiness in their faces sparked my own happiness. Thank you for the giveaway; it’s lovely!

    July 15, 2014 at 1:22 am
  • Bobbie


    I’m happy that my “deadline” projects were completed ON TIME, and now I can concentrate on something just for ME!

    July 15, 2014 at 4:15 am
  • Debbie


    I am happy that the weather is beautiful, the sun is shining and the birds are singing.

    July 15, 2014 at 8:24 am
  • Judy


    I am happy today that we are not going to get the 100 degree weather that they originally had predicted.

    July 15, 2014 at 11:39 am
  • Cecilia


    Talking with my daughter and granddaughter on FaceTime made me happy. Thanks for sharing photos of the beautiful fabrics.

    July 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm
  • Marti


    I am happy that it rained. It has been very humid recently so it was much needed relief.

    July 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm
  • myra


    So pleased to find you. My good friend took a class at Sisters from you. She says you’re her new favorite.

    July 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm
  • I was happy that my son had a friend over and that they actually did stuff other than Xbox!

    July 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm
  • melissa


    I am happy that I’m going to have the house to myself for three whole days!

    July 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm
  • Sarah J.


    This fabric collection is so rich and beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I’m so happy I found your blog (and during Happy week!).

    July 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm
  • Joyce Carter


    I am happy today because I got to work on a quilt that I have had packed away for over a year. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    July 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm
  • Joan H.


    I am happy today because the weather has cooled down a bit.

    July 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm
  • Glad your classes went well. Wish I had been in one of them. I’m happy that my daughter’s first bigger summer show went well and she reached her sales goal. Check out her jewelry at https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmilyClaireStudio

    July 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm
  • Kathy Davis


    I was happy today that I got to “sub” at our state school for the severely handicapped. Sweet kids!

    July 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm
  • Jess


    I was happy because I found a pair of hiking boots that fit better than any I’ve ever had before. 🙂

    July 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  • Crystal


    I just wanted to say, “Thanks, Scott!” I loved being able to take Painted Forest with you last week and the treat bag was just so thoughtful. It made me very happy. 🙂

    July 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm
  • usairdoll


    What awesome goodies! My sister had shoulder surgery today, Monday and I’ m very happy that all went well! The surgery took longer than expected, the Doctor found more damage than expected but the big picture is she did well, the Doctor fixed what was wrong and a complete recovery is in her future! It was a good day and both of us are happy!!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    July 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm
  • Chris


    The sun is shining, no snow, tomatoes in the garden, grean beans, cucumbers and lots of good friends. What more can you ask for?

    July 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm
  • Alexis


    I’ve been happily working on my second or maybe it’s third quilt with this line of fabrics!

    July 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm
  • Delaine


    I am happy because I am on vacation and the weather is beautiful. Thanks!

    July 16, 2014 at 3:24 am
  • today I’m happy the week is almost half way done!

    July 16, 2014 at 3:31 am
  • Lori M


    I was happy that I got a chance to sew with my “posse” on Sunday–makes Mondays seem not so bad!

    July 16, 2014 at 3:56 am
  • Lee


    My son, who has limited time (he is a resident) called today and we talked for an hour! Made me a happy mom!

    July 16, 2014 at 4:24 am
  • I am happy that the weather is not 80+ today, as it has been the past few weeks.

    July 16, 2014 at 5:18 am
  • Laura MJ


    Im happy for my new fantastic job, opportunities for a promotion and a nice fresh cup of coffee!

    July 16, 2014 at 7:19 am
  • What beautiful fabrics. And the giveaway items are amazing. I love little notepads!! I am happy today because the dishes are done, the house is clean, and I’m ready to begin another great day with my kids. 🙂

    July 16, 2014 at 7:35 am
  • I’m happy it is cooler today nice walling weather!!

    July 16, 2014 at 7:45 am
  • Pam S


    Hapi makes me happy! This fabric line is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for the eye candy. Your little baskets are delightful.

    July 16, 2014 at 8:11 am
  • auschick


    Last night, my toddler (2 1/2) requested that I refer to her as, “your majesty”. I LOLed big time on that one!!

    July 16, 2014 at 10:04 am
  • Gill


    I’ve just got home from my pilates class – it always makes me happy !

    July 16, 2014 at 10:25 am
  • Sherry VF


    I’m happy that we have a lovely day of mild summer weather…high of 75 and low humidity! Great giveaway.

    July 16, 2014 at 10:35 am
  • carolyn montgomery


    sewing makes me happy.

    July 16, 2014 at 11:22 am
  • Jeanette


    Amy Butlers colors make me happy. Pinks and oranges and teals and chocolate are some of my favorite combos. I am happy Sisters went well for you. It’s such a fun event.

    July 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  • Kat Scott


    Monday I was happy that my partner and her nephew made the drive home from Alabama to Missouri safely, after 5 days away! Very cool looking stencils!

    July 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm
  • Beautiful colors makes me happy!

    July 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • I am happy to be home from a fabulous vacation visiting my sister in California.

    July 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  • tulsa


    I am so happy for dear friends.

    July 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm
  • belinda j


    Ooh… what a gorgeous line of stationery 🙂 having my 2 year old snuggling on my lap while I’m writing this makes me happy :)))

    July 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm
  • Elaine


    I’m happy that my last quilt project is complete, and today I got to go out in the sunshine to the Fabric District here and pick new fabrics to make a blanket for my second grandson! Can’t wait to get started!

    July 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm
  • Carole H


    Such gorgeous fabrics and related products! Sometimes I am happy just looking at the luscious colors and dreaming of projects….but sometimes, like today, I am happy because I FINISHED a project!!

    July 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm
  • I’m happy for this beautiful day.

    July 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm
  • Jamie


    I’m Hapi for a beautiful day and making dinner for my Nonni tonight. Thanks for the chance to win a surprise!

    July 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm
  • Sandy


    I am happy because I got to talk to my granddaughter on FaceTime!

    July 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm
  • Rosa Souza


    It’s midwinter down here and the weather is driving us crazy. All the Amy Butler colours in this post made my day!

    July 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm
  • Lindafran


    Super. Hapi makes me Happy! Lindafran

    July 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm
  • Donna Joy


    That gorgeous brightly designed fabric makes me happy.
    Today I donated books to a local hospital, that makes me happy.

    July 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm
  • Carol


    I’m happy that my family is healthy and life is good!

    July 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Lois Callison


    I am Happy today because I took my Grandaughter to an Art class at Artful Possibilities to do a clay class! It was fun..

    July 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm
  • Tori


    Amy Butler uses such beautiful colors I can’t help but feel happy when I get to use her lovely fabrics!

    July 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm
  • Ann


    I got to spend the day with Pat Sloan, quilter extraordinaire!! That sue made me happy!!

    July 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm
  • oooh, what a fun giveaway! I’ve been eyein the Amy Butler Stencil book! It seems like a lot of fun but I’ve never done stenciling before so I haven’t bought the book yet!

    July 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm
  • anastasia kempffer


    what wonderful new items!! they all make me very happy~

    July 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm
  • Piroska


    My baby grand-daughter makes me happy–over-the-moon! :o)

    July 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm
  • I am happy that I honored my need for a nap, curled up with my honey and my kitten, between sewing spurts!

    July 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  • Mary


    I sprained my knee playing soccer on Saturday, but today I was happy to be able to go for a walk on a beautiful summer day. I’ll be happy-er when I can run again!

    July 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm
  • Today just getting the washing done made me happy as i have been quiet sick for a couple of weeks and today was the first day i actually am starting to feel better (actually maybe that made me happy today) 🙂

    July 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Helen


    Having quiet time away from work to quilt makes me VERY happy. Thanks for the giveaways!

    July 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm
  • kerrie


    I am very HAPPY as I have made 80 teashirt for my charity .even more happy to see A SMILE ON A CHILDS FACE

    July 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm
  • I am happy to live in such a beautiful place, and to have the experience to interact with such wonderful people.

    July 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm
  • Beth


    Amy’s beautiful fabrics make me so happy!

    July 17, 2014 at 6:50 am
  • Janie


    I am happy that today is my Friday! No work tomorrow just quilting.

    July 17, 2014 at 7:19 am
  • audrey


    So happy to be a quilter.:) Love all the generous, talented people I get to meet.:)

    July 17, 2014 at 10:09 am
  • Jill Froelich


    Amy Butler one of my favorite designers. Love her style.

    July 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm
  • Donna Gies


    Love all of Amy’s beautiful fabrics.

    July 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm
  • I was happy on monday for the rental car we have. Daughter’s car was in a hit and run by a drunk driver, she is fine but her car needed some loving at the body shop. We have a nice rental car for the week.

    July 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm
  • kimberlier


    Loved playing in the backyard and being silly with my two little boys & my husband!

    July 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm
  • I was so happy today that I met a new friend and fellow quilter. We only live a few blocks from each other.
    I work from home, by myself and friends that are not “online” are very rare and such a special treat for me. I feel very blessed.

    July 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  • Michele T


    I am having a blast with the people in our traveling group on a tour in Europe…. We are having a blast and sharing so many laughs and memories together!!!

    July 18, 2014 at 1:26 am
  • Shelley C


    I love going for rides with hubby…sometimes it’s just to town for gas and back again, but I like being with him on these little jaunts. Some days we take a ride further afield and just enjoy one another’s company. I tend NOT to do this much in the winter since I do not like the cold; but spring summer fall, you can find me on the road again! 🙂

    July 18, 2014 at 5:58 am
  • Donna Joy


    I am happy to sew clothes and baby quilts for my soon to be here 1st grandchild.
    Thanks for sharing you wonderful gifts.

    July 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm
  • Mary D


    Everyday is a day of gratitude for me. Today the weather in this midwestern state has been less than scorching and I can open my windows to a breeze. Me and my quilting buddies I just enjoyed the sunshine and blowing winds.

    July 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm
  • Linda E


    Today I am HAPPY because this is the first day of our vacation. We visited a State Park in NJ and rode our bikes along a series of roads that encircled a beautiful lake. The sunshine, fresh air, exercise, and great weather made me very happy. 🙂

    July 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm
  • Dina Kok


    I do not know if i am too late, but this whole week i looked at the internet for textile from Amy Butler, what made me happy? I came on this site and saw at once the colorful textiles my heart jumped that is what i want.
    But i live in the Netherlands and maybe that’s a problem?

    July 19, 2014 at 2:52 am
  • KAY


    I am happy to have have a lovely stash of quilt books to look through for inspiration and calming down time today. x

    July 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  • I am happy that I have a loving husband!

    July 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm

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