Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop!

I am so excited that it is finally my turn on the Let's get Acquainted Blog Hop put on by one of my favorite blogs Plum & June.

So if you are new to my blog - welcome! Thanks for taking a few moments to check out my corner of the blogosphere. I hope you will make a cup of hot chocolate (or tea or coffee...or whatever is your poison) and take a look around.

If you don't know me, here are a few things you should know:

I love pandas. Seriously, I am obsessed. I have a PandaCam app where I can watch a live feed of the San Diego Zoo Pandas 24/7. I own multiple panda things such as stuffed animals, usb drives, frames, figurines, etc. Heck, my car is even named panda - so what if it is red?

I am a self-taught quilter and have been quilting for about 4 years now. I've always admired quilting and woke up one day after I was newly married and decided I wanted to learn how to sew. I figured it couldn't be that hard. Clearly I was delusional. But I adopted Nina (my sewing machine) and haven't looked back.

My husband is in medical school which leaves me alone to quilt for hours on end. Yes he really is gone ALL THE TIME.

I love to read and will fangirl with you about a variety of books at a moment's notice. And if I haven't read it, I'll go read it and then fangirl with you about it.

Here are a few of my most recent/favorite projects:

If you are looking for a place to start, might I suggest...

Stockings for Kids -- Last year I ran a charity stocking drive for foster and kids and this page will link you to tons of stocking tutorials from some of your favorite bloggers -- perfect in time for the holidays!

Citrus Sails Quilt -- This was the first quilt I completed as a member of the Do.Good Stitches Charity Bee...being a member of this group is one of the highlights of my sewing time -- I really enjoy using my quilting abilities to help those in need.

Just Read! Kindle Case Tutorial -- A super easy and fast way to make a zipped, padded case for your kindle. Perfect gift idea =)

and of course there is always the quilts page to see some of my finished quilts.


I had an awesome fall table runner tutorial planned using some of this gorgeous fabric:

Yup, that's chicopee from Denyse Schmidt. At first I was on the fence about buying it, but I am so glad I did - it is so gorgeous in person, the photos really don't do it justice...in fact I am wishing I bought more than fat quarters.

But you're probably wondering my tutorial is.

I am almost finished with it but apparently all of the drains decided to no longer work in the house and I have spent my time trying to not flood the house, take photos for my tutorial, bake a pie (shameless plug: I am guest posting over at craftytammie for her Sew Full of Thanks blog series) and celebrate my husband's birthday (Surprise! You get new sewage pipes for your birthday!! Yay, just what you wanted!!).

Needless to say I didn't finish my tutorial. But don't cry. It will be available tomorrow. I promise. So come check it out. You won't regret it (aka there just *might* be something in it for you if you stop by...hint hint)

Edit to add: Tutorial is finished! Yay! Click here to go to the tutorial. And if you'd like to win a fat quarter bundle of the fabrics I used click here to enter my giveaway!


And don't forget to visit the following blogs this week as part of this awesome blog hop

Cynthia from A Quilter by Night
Stephanie from Smalltown Dreamz
Cynthia from Quilt Doodle Doodles
Diane from From Blank Pages
Laura from Waffle Kisses
Mary Ann from Rocknquilts
Angela from Angela B
Jaime from Stitches to Sprinkles
Allegory from {sew} Allegorical
Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts
Lynne from Bouts Choisis
Nat from Made in Home
Francine from Mocha Wild Child
Stacey from The Tilted Quilt


made by ChrissieD said...

Great mosaic and I've enjoyed having a look around your blog, particularly your Christmas Stocking tutorials and I love those Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Good to meet you on the blog hop :)

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Lyanna, nice to meet you on the blog hop! Your stocking project is great - what a great idea and nice thing to do. Looking forward to following your blog.

Kelsey said...

Can't wait to see it! My husband works a ton and is in grad school so I get lots of time to myself for sewing too!

Bouts Choisis said...

Your "stained glass" is gorgeous - that's my favourite from your lovely selection. Hmmm - I wonder if I could get my husband to take up full time education again? :-) Lynne.

Anna said...

Love that mosaic! And thanks for the links to the tutorials- I've been looking for good gift ideas :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Lyanna nice to meet you! Love your mosaic!

Beth said...

Great learning about you and your panda obsession! Your projects are fantastic - I love all the HSTs!

Melissa said...

Love reading more about you :) Aren't there red pandas? Could have sworn I've seen something somewhere once about red pandas.... Can't wait for your tutorial!

Marci Girl said...

Oh it is so nice to get to know more about you!

Martha said...

Hi Lyanna nice to meet you I love your mosaic. It was great to learn about how much you like pandas.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

So nice to meet you Lyanna. You have some beautiful projects and my son is in love with pandas as well. In fact last year we took a vacation to Atlanta just so we could visit the pandas at the zoo. They are so cute and fun to watch in real life.

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Mina said...

You have some pretty makes. I was on the fence with Chicopee as well.

Marta said...

I'm so late to the game, but it's hard keeping up with all the awesome blog-hoppers! I'm glad to know the story behind your name and look forward to seeing what beautiful projects the lovely Lyanna makes next. :)