Saturday, July 3, 2010

So, summer is here and that is always a good thing :-) This is my sweet niece Isabella, she is growing so fast!! It doesn't seem like long ago I made her her quilt for her first birthday. She turned two in March.

And this gorgeous gal, who just happens to be my daughter, turned 15 in April. Where does the time go??? I took her and her friends to see Eclipse last night and was telling them to get to sleep at 6 a.m. this morning!! Crazy teenagers :-)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

You're calling me....

So, look what comes in the mail the other day. My first BOM for the christmas Designer Mystery BOM!! I had almost forgotten about this. I am reinspired....somewhat, but better than being completely flat line when it came to my creative self. Oh how I miss her and was mourning the fact that she was gone :-( I am done work for the summer next wednesday and I can see myself quite possibly digging out my sewing machine again :-) :-) I may be taking a extended leave and I am going to make sure to join a quilt quild again.
I've been creeping your your creative blogs once again. Used to be my daily(sometimes mulitiple)thing. I didn't check in for a long time. I was so touched to see some lovely ladies replying to my "leave" post. I knew I would be back someday, but hopefully I will be back at it sooner than I thought!!!
It's been a rough year and admittedly I have dealt with some really low points. I am seeing my Dr. soon as I really think I am going through early menapause or something. I have been feeling completely out of whack for quite a while. I need to feel myself again!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Life sure can throw a curve Ball!!

For any of you who may have wondered where the heck I am. I am alive and kicking..although, I am not sewing or creating :-( I actually packed up all my sewing supplies, fabric etc last week until I have a sewing space again. Plans are to build this fall. Since moving into this house we are renting I just have no inspiration. It's been a rough-ish transition. I look forward to the day I am back in create mode. I do miss it.
I'll be back someday!! xo

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

For Claire/Pinwheel-Block#2

I finally got this baby quilt done for sweet baby Claire over the weekend. The top has been together since October!! My friend and her hubby were blessed with this beautiful baby after several tries/miscarriages. I knew I wanted to do something special and what is more special than a quilt made with love? The strips were made from a moda scrap bag.
I still have to wash it. Machine quilting not to bad after not doing it for a while.

My Block #2 for my Pinwheel Quilt along.
Easy peasy.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tisket a Tasket(block 11 done!!)

Glad to finally have block #11 done!! I am aiming to have block #12 done this weekend.
We are in the midst of being hit by a snowstorm. So I guess that is an excuse to stay in and get some sewing done! :-)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-a-long has begun!! :-)

After a busy weekend, I mustered up the energy to complete the first blocks of the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-a-long that Rachel of P.S. I Quilt is having.
I've had this layer cake for a while(my first one) and wasn't sure what I would be doing with it. When Rachel announced the quilt-a-long I knew what it was for!
First Block in once color selection.
And the second, my Fav.

Yay!!! I love it already!! :-) :-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some finishes!

First up is a covered sketch book for a very creative girl that this is going too :-)
Next up is another pinchusion I made out of the new Nancy Halvorsen book I just got. I am not going to lie, this thing was a bit challenging for me. There were a few stiches that had to be ripped and the curves where a bit tough..still a bit of a newbie with these. I had to redo the center of the fower because I missed the part where i was supposed to cut out the middle of the fusible web and the pins didn't slide in nice without a "pop" sound and I figured it wouldn't be good for the needles so I took the whole top apart and redid.
But, I think all the pain staking labor was worth it because it's pretty stinkin' cute as far as I'm concerned.

Both of these things got sent off to that special creative girl yesterday. Felt good to have done and sent off!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Quilters Forum and I joined a Quilt along!

and after snooping around for a short bit came across a quilt along for this quilt. I love it! I'm thinking it would be a fun quilt for my daughters room. It starts March first so that gives me time to finish last years Tisket a Tasket BOM. Just two more blocks to go!!
Just click on the Button(right) if you want to join this quilt along too :-)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A little bird outside my window...

Look at the pretty little bird I spotted outside my window perched in a tree. What a rare bird to be seen!!

I wonder what you would call this bird?

Well, I know you girls are smart and have guessed it's not really a real bird.
It's actually a........ pincushion!
I know. Totally cute, right??

I was at my LQS last week and they just happened to have one copy of the new Nancy Halvorsen book waiting there just for me to buy.
So many cute things to sew in this book!!
I knew when I saw the bird that it was the perfect thing to go along with what I made the other day for a special lady.

So, they are already for take off. Safe flight little birdie, hang on to that bag!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I just signed up for this!! :-) :-)

A finish and two WIP!!!

I took a day off yesterday and what a great day! Between regular household chores, reading and a bit of cooking, I was able to spend time with my sewing machine again!! We are reconnecting and this makes me happy :-)
I was able to finish this Sweet Treat Bag for someone special.
I was also able to get this quilt basted and was so excited to start machine quilting it, when I discovered.....I could only find one quilt glove. *gasp* I searched and I searched and cannot imagine where in the world it went. Pretty sure no one in the house would need it for anything. Anyways, I attempted to try with one glove and it was a no go. I have no grip with bare hands and therefore no control which means I have to rip some stitches out ;-) Next trip to my LQS will be to a new pair!

And finally I got at my last two blocks of my tisket a tasket BOM. I don't know about you but digging out fabric to pick out for the appliques can create quite a mess in ones sewing space. I was able to get it all put away as I did need to sleep. My sewing space is in my bedroom which I am not a fan. I miss my sewing room from my house and being able to just close the door on the mess ;-) This fall we are planning on building and the sewing room of my dreams will be there :-) :-)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It finally happened!!

I MADE the time to sit down to my sewing machine and it felt good!! :-) It's been over a month since I used it, poor thing :-(

Working on a honey bun project.
This picture was taken way back in October. I saw this moda scrap bag and new it would be perfect for a little project that I wanted to do

Here is the project that has been w a i t i n g to be completed!!

Oh and I just thought that this chicken pot pie deserved a picture ;-) The sun was shining in so nicely and we love us some chicken pot pie!!

I hope to be posting much more often :-)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Love is....

......Elmo and Auntie's homemade chocolate chip cookies, xoxoxoxo
Anyday I will be sitting down to my sewing machine. I have had material out, looking at books for inspiration and I know my time is coming to start creating again!!! I miss it!! Thank-you all for you continued inspiration!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year!! I am soon going to get my sewing mojo back and therefor more blogging will be done! I had to show the cute little snowman I had made before christmas. He's got his jammies on and feeling kinda sleepy stifling a yawn. I used the pattern from one of my Tonne Finnager(spell?) books.

A update on Isabella and her Black Apple Doll I made her. Even though my husband AND her Daddy thought Rosie Posie was funny looking.....

Isabella loves her. Kisses :-)