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!!