Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Please Help, Help by Midnight on December 31st!!

On the link above for Moda Fabricmatcher, if you could click the link and register that would be great!! you get entered in for a chance to win a nice quilt kit with fabric from Moda!! Please help!! and have a Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Last night we did our tree and here are a few photos of the kids. Have a safe holiday!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's Complete........

and I am in love, Sorry about the lighting in my sewing room. I just finished it, and I can say that I am awful at hand sewing so I did not handstitch my binding on, I sewed it, and I do love it anyways! I quilted my quilt by machine and as for the design, I just stitched the outline of my squares. I do not have a washing machine so I regretfully cannot wash it for a comfortable broken in feel (and I just did laundry the other night :O( But you bet your butt that I am going to use it tonight! I cannot wait to cuddle up and maybe knit with it. Seems my Central Park Hoodie has taken the back burner since I started quilting recently. I want to atleast finish my hoodie so I do not feel so guilty. Well, here are some pictures, and I am off to make dinner for the famdamily!!

oh, btw, I got in the mail yesterday my darning foot, and my 1/4" quilting foot that fits my machine. now I need to figure out how to use them!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My New Sewing Space plus some new stash additions!!!

So the above picture is of my latest addition to my stash. It is some Moda Cotton Blossoms, Wildflower Serenade, and Miss Jump's Scrapbag. I love!! Below are some pictures of my new sewing room with a cutting table that my husband built me out of African Mahogany and White Birch. I so adore him, and just love to be crafty in my new room.

Now when I am not busy chasing my four kids around the house (oh, wait, shall I say after bedtime) I enjoy listening to the radio and sewing. I am almost done my first quilt, and I am estatic!! I do feel ashamed that my lovely knitting has been extremely neglected :OD

Happy FIRST Birthday Ephrem!! (a couple of days late to post-Sorry)

Wednesday December 10, 2008 my son Ephrem celebrated his FIRST Birthday!! Happy Birthday Baby... We love you. You truly are growing up too fast, try to slow down a bit.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My 100th Post, Help me make it big!!!

Ok, so I am a member of Moda FabricMatcher and they have a contest each month for a Quilt kit. I would LOVE to win one, so the contest for the month of December is to post this on your blog, and get people to sign up. You can win some nice fabric from them! Wouldn't that be nice? Free Fabric, and their lines are gorgeous!! So what do you say, get on over there and enter!! So please link from above, the person with the most people linking off their page, win also!! There will be two winners. Now come, on, help make my 100th post meaningful!! and btw, THANK YOU!! P.S. you have to register for the Moda Fabricmatcher, and I believe put my address as to where you heard about it, I am not exactly sure. But it would sure be nice to win some nice free fabric!!

A New Blog

I came across this blog this morning and she is giving away a bag, and everyone knows how much I love bags, so go on over there and enter!! It is made with some beautiful Moda fabric. My new fave!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The beginning of a beautiful friendship.........................

here is a more updated photo, just 5 more rows to go, Yippee!!!

with my sewing machine.......hehe. I am working on my first quilt (lap size) with some Amy Butler Fabric, which I LOVE! here is a sneak peak, I have some Moda Cotton Blossoms coming in the mail. Which will be my second quilt, I cannot wait! I love love love quilting though. My poor knitting has taken the back burner ;(

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My NEW Craft Space

Well, yesterday was a busy day for me! I rearranged my childrens bedrooms and placed my daughter Camille in with my son Simon, moved Ephrem into my bedroom and moved Abigail into Camille's old room. The reason why? well two weeks ago we had the start of a chimney fire (we shut down the stove and it went out) but it started in what used to be Abby's room. We decided that if there were ever to be another (God hope there will not) we did not want her in the same room as the chimney. SO, in so created a mini craft/sewing room for me. Now this was my sewing nook in my bedroom. And here are some pictures of my new room. It is not complete as my wonderful husband is building me a drop down cutting table right next to my sewing cabinet! (so I can do it right~his words!) One of the many reasons why I love him so! So now today I can start my first quilt that I am doing a sew along with my good friend!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Bags, and a peek at what's to come!!

So yesterday I was asked by a good friend if I could make two bags using the sheep material I got from Japan, of course the answer was yes! and after working hard yesterday and staying up until 2am and waking up at 7:30 this morning, they are done, boxed and getting shipped out in a little while. I am going to make more and put them for sale in my Etsy shop, so keep your eyes open for their arrival!! Also, if you would like one custom made with fabric of your choice, let me know and we can make arrangements, Enjoy!!
P.S. The last picture is of my husband's wall mount we picked up on Friday, his first deer ever! Not bad!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I have reached a decision!

So after spending a couple of days sewing on my mil machine, I decided to keep mine, I love mine, know how to use it, and it is easier for me! So the other one is boxed back up and put away for a special person for xmas

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Looky Looky What the MIL Brought Me!!

A while ago my mother in law gave me her sewing machine cabinet, well, today she brought down the original Sewing machine that went in it for me. It is I believe a 1972 Singer Touch and Sew II deluxe zig zag machine model 775. with all the accessories. So my 10 year old is going to use my other machine.

Special Delivery!!!

Yay for me my fabric that I have been patiently waiting the arrival of has arrived from its long journey from Japan. Thanks Isabel!! I love all of it. I cannot wait to make things with it, check it out, I will have some bags and things being made, if they come out well, some will get listed in my Etsy shop, of course I want some of it also, the fabric is so beautiful!! Don't you all agree??? Love the sheep! And check out the rabbits!! The single pics of fabric are prequilted!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Reorganized Sewing Nook

So yesterday my husband let me add a new piece of furniture to my sewing nook. I had a lot of fun reorganizing when the baby allowed me too. I am expecting some fabric quilt squares this week and want it to be ready for when they arrive so I can jump in. I added a solid wood pine 7 drawer dresser. I absolutely love it! So, I cleaned out my sewing cabinet that was given to me by my mil, and put all my notions and things in the dresser. I then went through my sad little stash and put that into my cabinet and eliminated an old ugly plastic bin. I still have one there though for my scraps. So I am so excited I just wanted to share it with you all!! Oh, btw, I have a box of fabric coming in the next couple of weeks from my friend in Japan, I know what i will make with it now, a quilt. I cannot wait!! Here are two pics of the new area. Doesn't it look nice???
This is a before picture:
Below is my sewing machine, it is nice, I LOVE it!! Oh, you quilting ladies, I found a walking foot on Ebay for $13.00 that will fit this, so in a week or so, I will buy it!
Here is the after picture, doesn't it look nicer and cleaner.
Like the 7 drawer dresser?? this is the cleaned after picture!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My First Etsy Sale!!!!


Been Busy.....

So, in the knitting community everyone has heard of the Central Park Hoodie, well I have started to make one for myself and can I say that I am in LOVE!!!!! This sweater is beautiful, and I chose my fave yarn Naturally Naturelle its an Aran 10 ply. I hope that it does not take me too long to finish because I am dying to wear it!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wow, inspiring, maybe I could someday be that good.......

Check out this lovely talented woman, I hope that I can learn how to do that!! Such beautiful Quilts!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Creative Thinking

I have been doing some creative thinking, I have so many ideas, but I am not a designer, so therefore not sure how to make what I want. I can see it clear as day, but designing and making it will be tricky, hmmm...... Well, tomorrow is a new day, and hopefully I can work on my idea. I will keep you all updated on whether or not it is even doable, wish me luck!! (today's a better day, more positive thoughts running through my head.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sew Craft Blog

Yesterday, while I was browsing, I came across this Sew Craft Blog and decided to join! It looks like a lot of fun, and a chance to meet some new people. So what are you waiting for, get over there and check it out!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Such Beautiful Craftswomanship!!!

I came across this blog this morning and wow, is she talented! I wish I would win, as I do not own one single quilt. I want to learn but it seems so difficult. So I decided to do a post to increase my chances for one of her beautiful quilts. I never win any of the contests I enter, but maybe this time will be different. So, what are you waiting for, get on over there and check it out!!!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Some Craftyness.......

I just wanted to let you guys know (if there is anyone who reads this) that I have been busy crafting, and will slowly be adding items to my Etsy store. Just click the link in the side bar of this blog. Thank you

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So I was reading the JC Handmade blog (might I add that she is very talented!) and wanted to enter her giveaway. I need to link one for allie + maybe one for you.
The colors I would choose if I won are purple and dark blue. Wish me luck!!

Remembering a Good Friend

Happy Birthday Katie! You were taken from us and your daughter Michaela way to soon. May you rest in peace. We miss you..........

October 29, 1980 - March 27, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Sorry it's taken me a couple of days, I got a couple of pictures, not all yet, I need to take more but the other day I received a package from Isabel and here are a couple of pics of her yarn destash that she so kindly sent my way all the way from Japan!! I will take care of it, now to find the perfect patterns for it. If anyone has an idea for my first lace project, could you please let me know??? I have not done lace yet, but want to and the mohair she send should let me do something. Any easy lace projects for beginners?? Have a great day, I will post more pics when I can. Thank You Isabel!! This above pic is Knitpicks Palette, and below is the laceweight mohair!!
I believe this is the Silk Garden that she sent (I am not sure, never seen it!!)
Some Knitpicks Essential
And some pretty wool/acrylic blend for a sweater!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday Abigail!!

Today my first born child turns 10. Happy Birthday Abby, may all your dreams come true!! We Love YOU!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What does your birthday mean?

Your Birthdate: August 1

You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.

You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.

Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.

You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.

Your strength: Your supreme genius

Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity

Your power color: Gold

Your power symbol: Star

Your power month: January