Sunday, January 23, 2011

Good Stuff!

Can't help but post about some good stuff going on.
First, it's Sunday and I'm home relaxing!!!!! Love, love, love lazy Sundays!
Secondly, in my laziness, I'm watching the playoff game, and the Packers are beating the Bears quite convincingly! Go Pack! I'm really not a huge Packers fan, but I do like Aaron Rodgers, and I do despise Jay Cutler, like every other self-respecting Coloradan.
Next, Camille of the fabulous Thimble Blossoms patterns and fabric, is having a great little giveaway on her blog. So, go enter to win her wonderful book, and look at all her beautiful photographs. Amazing!
(Don't you just love that red and white polka dot chair??)
And, if that isn't enough good stuff, my Valentine's quilt is almost finished, and it isn't even February yet!
Can you tell I'm easily pleased? Enjoy your Sunday, and I hope it's filled with lots of good stuff!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Finally Finished!

Here is the newest addition to our family! This is 4 month old Isabella. She is keeping us on our toes, and we love her to death already!

Last February I posted that one of my goals for the month was to complete a Schnibbles pattern called Madeline. It's only been 11 months, and the goal has been accomplished-just in time for Valentine's Day a year later! I'm such an overachiever lately! So, drum roll, here it is:
I love how it turned out! I'm almost done with my other Valentine project-a design of my own. I will get a picture up once it's finished.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm Back...Happy 2011!

So, I've realized it's been almost a WHOLE YEAR since my last post to my blog! Yikes, a year goes by quickly!
Instead of exhausting you with all my excuses, I will simply sum up my 2010 by telling you that it had some highs and some lows, and very, very little quilting!
Here's to a wonderful 2011, full of lots of highs and lots of fabric!
Hopefully, I will get my next post up before 2012!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Projects!

I'm feeling the optimism at this time of the month...will see what happens by the end of the month. I'm going to try not to bite off more than I can chew, so here are my modest goals:

Catching up on my Schnibbles and staying on track! So, I've got Tuffets to make, followed by a Madeline and a Sunday Best-still waiting on charm packs to arrive.

Then I want to put together my Butterfly Fling quilt. I've had the fabric for some time and know just what I'm doing with it, now I just have to actually DO it!

So here's to a productive February for everyone out there! Good luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hello February!

Well, February is here! Super Bowl is less than a week away, the Olympics are coming, school valentine's parties need attention, and my tax pile is looming large on my desk!

So, what am I doing, you not preparing for a super bowl party, not crafting super cute valentinesy items, and, no, of course I've not started my taxes...We're repainting our bedroom and bathroom...what else????

This project started last spring when I decided that I was sick of our bedding and needed a change. So, I made a huge quilt for the bed, a wallhanging, bought new sheets and towels, shopped for cute knick knacks, prepared things for the walls, and even bought the paint. And, that's been the story ever since, with absolutely no painting.

My husband is having shoulder surgery next week, and as he is the painter extraordinaire in our home, our bedroom either needs to get done NOW or what several more months! You'll never guess what my vote was for....well it seems victory is mine...assuming we actually finish the painting and get everything put back before next Tuesday morning at 9 am.

Will post more pictures as the adventure unfolds!

As for what else we've been doing...

Preparing to walk the plank occurs regularly at our house!

Meeting some gymnastics celebs at DU-Joey Hagerty and Alicia Sacramone!

Finally finishing my Schnibble from November!

Working on a few of my own projects, too!

So Happy February everyone! What are you busy doing?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Better Late than Never...

Happy 2010 (I'm only 3 weeks late)!!!

So, it's only been 2 months since my last post...YIKES!

Where have I been? No good reason, other than the normal Holiday busy stuff. Oh, and the real reason, of course, which is that I haven't even touched my sewing machine since November. Definite withdrawl coming into play! I abandoned all things quilty for the Holiday season, and now I'm back and itching to do something creative with my hands. Thanks goodness for fabric, right!

So, to my sad, lonely, dusty sewing machine I go! I'll let you know what I'm working on in my next post, which should be up before March, I promise!

Anyway, here's some pictures of what we have been doing for the past 2 months!

See you soon!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Projects and a Fun Box!

Well, first of all, just look what arrived yesterday afternoon!

If that doesn't put a smile on my face...well, I just don't know what will! I got a whole box full of goodies from the Fat Quarter Shop! I ordered a bunch of Essence fabric, Blessings fabric, a jelly roll and yardage from French General, and some Wiscasset fabric! It feels like an early Christmas!

Speaking of which, I'm realizing I better get busy sewing some Christmas presents! So here are my November Projects that will hopefully get done!!!!

First of is my Schnibble of the Month which is the Picnic pattern. I'm not using charm packs, I'm going to use some Picket Fence Fat Quarters that I've had forever!

Next is my Gobble Gobble quilt which is now on Month 3 trying to get finished. The blocks are fingers are crossed.

The rest of my to-do list is projects for presents. I have 2 small wallhangings and some cute calendars to do (Moda Bake Shop).

Meanwhile, it's 70 degrees outside in November, and I'm very torn between sitting down and sewing, and going outside to enjoy the weather! I'll let you know!