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.
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy!
I was so Happy today for air conditioning!!
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.
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!
I’m happy that my “deadline” projects were completed ON TIME, and now I can concentrate on something just for ME!
I am happy that the weather is beautiful, the sun is shining and the birds are singing.
I am happy today that we are not going to get the 100 degree weather that they originally had predicted.
Talking with my daughter and granddaughter on FaceTime made me happy. Thanks for sharing photos of the beautiful fabrics.
I am happy that it rained. It has been very humid recently so it was much needed relief.
So pleased to find you. My good friend took a class at Sisters from you. She says you’re her new favorite.
Rachelle - Warming Crafts
I was happy that my son had a friend over and that they actually did stuff other than Xbox!
I am happy that I’m going to have the house to myself for three whole days!
This fabric collection is so rich and beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I’m so happy I found your blog (and during Happy week!).
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.
I am happy today because the weather has cooled down a bit.
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
I was happy today that I got to “sub” at our state school for the severely handicapped. Sweet kids!
I was happy because I found a pair of hiking boots that fit better than any I’ve ever had before. 🙂
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. 🙂
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!
The sun is shining, no snow, tomatoes in the garden, grean beans, cucumbers and lots of good friends. What more can you ask for?
I’ve been happily working on my second or maybe it’s third quilt with this line of fabrics!
I am happy because I am on vacation and the weather is beautiful. Thanks!
today I’m happy the week is almost half way done!
I was happy that I got a chance to sew with my “posse” on Sunday–makes Mondays seem not so bad!
My son, who has limited time (he is a resident) called today and we talked for an hour! Made me a happy mom!
I am happy that the weather is not 80+ today, as it has been the past few weeks.
Im happy for my new fantastic job, opportunities for a promotion and a nice fresh cup of coffee!
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. 🙂
I’m happy it is cooler today nice walling weather!!
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.
Last night, my toddler (2 1/2) requested that I refer to her as, “your majesty”. I LOLed big time on that one!!
I’ve just got home from my pilates class – it always makes me happy !
I’m happy that we have a lovely day of mild summer weather…high of 75 and low humidity! Great giveaway.
sewing makes me happy.
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.
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!
Beautiful colors makes me happy!
I am happy to be home from a fabulous vacation visiting my sister in California.
I am so happy for dear friends.
Ooh… what a gorgeous line of stationery 🙂 having my 2 year old snuggling on my lap while I’m writing this makes me happy :)))
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!
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!!
I’m happy for this beautiful day.
I’m Hapi for a beautiful day and making dinner for my Nonni tonight. Thanks for the chance to win a surprise!
I am happy because I got to talk to my granddaughter on FaceTime!
It’s midwinter down here and the weather is driving us crazy. All the Amy Butler colours in this post made my day!
Super. Hapi makes me Happy! Lindafran
That gorgeous brightly designed fabric makes me happy.
Today I donated books to a local hospital, that makes me happy.
I’m happy that my family is healthy and life is good!
I am Happy today because I took my Grandaughter to an Art class at Artful Possibilities to do a clay class! It was fun..
Amy Butler uses such beautiful colors I can’t help but feel happy when I get to use her lovely fabrics!
I got to spend the day with Pat Sloan, quilter extraordinaire!! That sue made me happy!!
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!
what wonderful new items!! they all make me very happy~
My baby grand-daughter makes me happy–over-the-moon! :o)
I am happy that I honored my need for a nap, curled up with my honey and my kitten, between sewing spurts!
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!
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) 🙂
Having quiet time away from work to quilt makes me VERY happy. Thanks for the giveaways!
I am very HAPPY as I have made 80 teashirt for my charity .even more happy to see A SMILE ON A CHILDS FACE
I am happy to live in such a beautiful place, and to have the experience to interact with such wonderful people.
Amy’s beautiful fabrics make me so happy!
I am happy that today is my Friday! No work tomorrow just quilting.
So happy to be a quilter.:) Love all the generous, talented people I get to meet.:)
Amy Butler one of my favorite designers. Love her style.
Love all of Amy’s beautiful fabrics.
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.
Loved playing in the backyard and being silly with my two little boys & my husband!
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.
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!!!
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! 🙂
I am happy to sew clothes and baby quilts for my soon to be here 1st grandchild.
Thanks for sharing you wonderful gifts.
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.
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. 🙂
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?
I am happy to have have a lovely stash of quilt books to look through for inspiration and calming down time today. x
I am happy that I have a loving husband!