Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Been Awhile

Sorry we have been away from the blog world for a little while - the ladies of Home a la mode have been traveling all over.  In the last 6 weeks, we have been to Oklahoma City for the Affair of the Heart show, and the to Houston for the International Quilt Festival, and we are in Tulsa this weekend for the Affair of the Heart show again :)

We are busy making plans for the upcoming year.  We are really looking forward to growing this blog with new, fun product launches, videos & tutorials for quilts and crafts, and much more. 

We would LOVE to get your feedback - what would you like to see from Home a la mode?  Comment below.. you never know, there might be a prize involved ;)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Birthday!

A few weeks ago, my amazing god-daughter turned the big 18!!!  I can still remember the day she was born like it was yesterday.  She has grown into an beautiful young lady, both inside and out.
She was my flower girl when she was 2-1/2 years old :)
Since I wasn't a quilter when she was born, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make a special quilt for her.  And what a better thing to use than our "Say it With Words" panels.  I chose to use the Prayer Shawl panel because of the great sayings it has.  But I'll admit that is was also because it was charm pack friendly.  I chose the new LOL charm pack because of the great selection of colors, and her favorite is purple.  That, along with our quilter's grid and basting spray, made this a wonderful handmade, but quick project (I did the entire thing on a Sunday afternoon).
 Happy Sewing!  ~Jill

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bragging Rights - Peggy

At our recent show for the Plano Quilt Guild, we got to see and visit with one of our good customers, Peggy.  She had told us that the fabric she bought from us at another one of our shows had turned into a beautiful Saw Tooth Log Cabin Quilt.
And she was right.  Check out this GORGEOUS quilt she made using Moda Fabrics.  Along with the quilting done by Richard Larson, she now has a treasured keepsake to last for generations to come.

Remember, send us your pictures of what you have made and we will brag on you too.  Email them to me at jsmisek@homealamode.com or just post them to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homealamode.

~Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School... Time to Sew!

I want to start off my congratulating all the moms out there with kiddos in school.  WE DID IT!!!!  We made it through another summer with our kids and they are still alive.  I don't know about you, buy I really LOVE my kids.  But I also love dropping them off at school with their shiny new backpacks, ready to learn... and then heading to Starbucks with my BFF to enjoy a cup of coffee without anyone needing anything from us :)
Here's a peak of my little angels starting the first day of school - my oldest started middle school and was too cool to let us walk her in :(
Well, now that the formalities of the "posting-of-the-first-day-of-school-pics" is over, it's time to get down to business.  We now have 9 months of "free" time - yes, we should probably be doing laundry, cleaning something, or other chores.  But let's face it, we would rather be sewing ;)
This is your formal invitation to "SHOW US WHAT YOU HAVE MADE"!!!!  We would LOVE to see our Facebook wall covered with pictures of what you have made - whether is be quilts, crafts, or anything else using Moda fabric, "Say it With Words" panel, or any of our other amazing products.  Make sure you share our Facebook page with all your friends, too, so they can see your creations as well.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our newest quilter, Claire

Below is the story (short as it may be), written by my 11 year old about making her first quilt.
One day, I made the mistake of saying "I'm bored" at my Granny's (Karen) house.  It was the 4th of July.  She gave me some grid and charm packs and told me I was going to make a quilt.  It took forever, but I was so happy to finish it.  I love how soft it is!  Sincerly, Claire - The 11 Year old Seamstress.
Here are some pictures along the way.
 Pressing it all down
Got it all laid out and pressed!
 Time to start sewing
And, here's the completed picture!!!

Now, because summers get crazy and the school year is even crazier, she didn't get much of a chance to work on it.  That's why it took her until this summer to get it finished.  But I'm so proud of her.  She did the quilting and even the hand-sewn binding.  I guess it will soon be time for her to start another project... but I bet she never tells her Granny she is bored again ;)

~Happy Sewing!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tablecloths to Curtains

We LOVE hearing from our customers - especially when they send us pictures of what they have made!!!

Check out what our friend, Susan, made with our Lakehouse Tablecloths :)
 
And here are her sweet comments:

Hello!

Just sending these photos so that you can see how darling the tablecloth “curtains” turned out in our cabin’s guest room. We bought these from you. They are darling. Thanks for the quick fulfillment of the order and the cute packaging. We’re very happy with our purchase!

If you have made anything with our products and would like to be bragged on, email it to me at jsmisek@homealamode.com.

Happy Sewing! ~Jill

Friday, July 11, 2014

It's Time for Another "Affair"

Once again, the ladies of Home a la mode loaded up the trailer (a day early this time;)) and headed up north to the Tulsa Expo Center.  Being that this is one of the hottest shows we do, we were praying for cooler weather.  But as you all know, cooler weather in the south during the summer only comes with a rain storm.  So, we got a little wet unloading, but at least we didn't sweat as bad (see, there is an upside to everything).


If you are in the Tulsa area, or are just looking for an excuse for an impromptu road trip, head on out to the Affair of the Heart show.  Tell us that you read about it on this blog post for a special prize :)
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