An Olympic Sized Hole in My Heart

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the blog for the summer and I’ve really missed it. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a break from working…so I have so much fun stuff to show you in the next few weeks! There were lots of good times this summer hanging out with my favorite co-pilot.


I am an Olympic superfan and might have openly wept during closing ceremonies for three major reasons. A: What will I watch while stitching? Who knew that I could watch so many hours of a cycling road race. B: Why is the dance portion before synchronized swimming not required national vewing? Seriously. Google it. You’re welcome. It rivals some Broadway shows I’ve seen. C: Will college football fill the Olympic sized hole in my heart?

In honor of the Olympics (and because I was too slow for the Fourth of July), I made this cute flag mini. It’s a Thimble Blossoms pattern. These quilts were all the rage on Instagram.


I hosted a little stitching soiree with some sewing buds. We had the ridiculous idea of making a swap item. I made this little cutie with some Liberty lawn. A dresden is always a good idea. Tessa of The Sewing Chick won it!


I received this cute little pouch. It was made by the super talented Sarah of Stitching & Bacon using a Carolyn Friedlander pattern.


The Triad MQG did a swap with the McKinney MQG. I made this colorful rainbow with the pattern from my Craftsy class.


And I also made this Bonnie & Camille dresden! I had two partners:)


The Guru made this awesome Designer Star!


And this gorgeous Blue Ridge mini! I REALLY wanted to steal this before she sent it off. She also had two partners.


I’ve been busy this summer designing two quilts for Quilt Carolina! There’s one version for the Triangle and one version for the Triad. The big reveal will be on October 6. You can learn more about the shop hop here and buy passports from any of the participating shops!


I also started a little cross stitching project this summer. In honor of the National Park Service turning 100, I’m making the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery design. We’ve only gotten one clue, but I’m anxiously awaiting the next clue.


More fun soon!

xx LC

Label Contest!

Are you on Instagram? It’s a fun little world full of quilty inspiration. I post there a lot, especially with process photos, my daily happenings and lots of Mack the Chihuahua. There are tons of things to see; it’s Pinterest straight from the creator. 

 So why am I yammering on about Instagram?! There’s a contest! Custom Labels 4U is giving away 250 labels. They make gorgeous woven labels.   

It’s pretty simple, you go to Ohhowsweetco on Instagram and click on my logo. And like the picture. That’s it! You do have to be a registered Instagram user. Whichever logo has the most likes on Sunday at 9 pst will win! Please vote for me! And tell your friends:)

xo LC

Winner! Winner!

First off, thanks so much for all the entries in the Blogoversary GIVEAWAY! I love reading them all and hearing what your favorite posts are! Normally, I let Mack the Chihuahua choose a winner, but he was busy…


The guru’s best friend from childhood, Margaret, is visiting Winston-Salem this week. I recruited her to pick a winner!! Well, actually six winners!


She chose the grand prize winner…Cara!!



Cara will be receiving:
– One package of Pellon Fusible Fleece
– Four spools of Aurifil
– Three spools of washi tape
– Three Collage fat quarters
– Two Echino fat quarters
– Three B&W fat quarters
– Two Melody Miller stickers
– A Needle Threader
– An Artnest pincushion ring
– A Designer Star pattern with 2 1/2 yards of Tula, Denyse, Amy & Joel to make it!


Then, Margaret chose FIVE winners of a pattern. They’ll get to choose the PDF pattern they want from my etsy shop! The winners are…











Congratulations everyone!! And I might just have another surprise coming soon for a special commenter;)
xo LC