Thursday, July 3, 2014

Guest Post: Jodi of Pleasant Home

Hey everybody!  


I have the honor of sorta kinda hi-jacking V's blog today!  If you don't know who I am, my name is Jodi and I live in Sandy, Oregon.... I blog, design, sew, quilt, and all kinds of stuff, over at Pleasant Home  [www.pleasant-home.com]   





I've "known" Vanessa since she started blogging. {My heck V it's been 7 years already}  We both started blogging around the same time.


"In the beginning" V's kiddo's were little {amazing what can happen in 7 years}. she blogged mostly about her family and life with her handsome hubby Jake deployed... 






 She blogged about decorating her home... {i think her style has evolved a little over the years - don't you? }





 She was selling handmade's in her Etsy Shop....




And was famous for her stitchery... 


 Over the years I've watched her fun and adorable family grow... 



I've met the in-laws...



And her mom... 





Got to see her handsome hubby come home... 



Learned a few things about cows.... 


Watched her make a name for herself and grow V and Co.....


Hi-Fived her for the leap into Fabric Designing... 


Constantly in awe at her fabulous tutorials and patterns.... 




And all thru this fabulous thing we call blogging!

I finally got to meet her in person at Spring 2013 Quilt Market, here in Oregon! and... it was like.... we'd met before... It was so great! 



It has been so fun getting to know V and her family.... It is friendships like this that make all the years of blogging  {and at times stressing over getting a blog post done}  totally worth it! 


I am blessed to be able to call her a friend..  

AND to top it all off....I got a fun package in the mail several weeks back...full of some of her latest fabric!  COLOR ME HAPPY !!! 



After a series of "unfortunate events" in my life... {how many emergency room trips can a gal make in a few short months?} I finally got to make something with it..
Tah Dah !


I am in love with this quilt!  One of my favorite patterns is a baby quilt pattern I designed called, "This Way and That Way"...  


I did a little math and added some blocks to go from baby size to lap/twin size and I love how it turned out.  




I am in love with V's latest fabric collection.. It's a little modern, a little vintagey and totally fun!  And I think .... if I do say so myself... that it looks really good sewn up in my "This Way and That Way" Pattern... 

You can find the pattern in my Craftsy Store HERE ... 
For extra yardage requirements visit PLEASANT HOME... 

Thanks V for letting me play with your fabric, for letting me hi-jack your blog and for a fun 7 years!  I look forward to the next 7!  
ooxx`jod

9 comments:

Anna said...

love this post!!!! like a mini little trip back in time.

Sharon S said...

Nice post. Hijacking works here! Love this fabric too.

V and Co. said...

ha! that was fantastic! hilarious how much our life has changed from the country days to moving to the bigger country living in the midwest. :) thanks Jodi!

Jessica said...

Love it!

charlotte said...

Great post! Loved seeing the time travel pics.

Heather said...

I great post on how perseverance pays off. I loved seeing your journey as it gives inspiration to us all. Love your fabric range as well. Managed to pick a a few pieces in a local store here in Singapore!

Aunt TC said...

What a great post! Thank you for letting us see V and her family. Thanks to them for their service to America and their contributions to quilting. Happy 4th of July!

SarahZ said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for the look at the beginnings :) Your quilt looks fabulous in Color Me Happy!!! Such a great collection327 :)

Amy DeCesare said...

Fun post, filled with inspiration, inside the sewing room and all the way into the big world! I love the fabric line, and it looks awesome in that quilt!

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