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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Oh how I miss sewing!

I just don't get enough sewing time in lately.  It's really too bad since my sewing time is directly related to mood!  I have finished one baby quilt top, need to add some applique to another and have 2 blocks done for yet another.  I also made this little gift for a Secret Santa exchange at work.
2 pillow cases and a throw pillow.  Why don't I make more pillows?  I really like how quick and easy it is and then of course the feeling of having accomplished something! 

Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I've really been wanting to blog lately, I promise I have!  But. . . I hate blogging without pictures and the computer isn't reading my camera card :(  Check back soon!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oh for the love of work!

I can't believe its been over a month since I've blogged.  I have been super busy with work, kids and kids' sports.  I'm hoping after getting all my certifications for work this month, I'll have plenty more time to sew.  It'll be great to work ourselves into a better schedule too.  I've been working hard on my 36 patch quilt (quilt along with crazy mom quilts) and I'm loving it but it has a long way to go because I loved it sooo much that I decided to make it a queen size!  I managed to make a baby quilt top that I can't wait to share.  My log cabin quilt is in the binding stage and I can't wait to get it done and sent off to the recipients - they really need something happy in their lives right now.  I promise pics next time!

Until then!

Monday, July 25, 2011


I turned 36 yesterday.  I'm amazed that I (along with so many others) managed to go to school and change careers after having 3 children.  I'm in a place I never thought I'd be in and I'm loving it!  The hubs was waaay good to me and got a Happy Birthday/Happy Graduation/Congrats you got a job gift.

What do you think?  Yep, I do have a pretty good husband!  I knew it wouldn't be very family friendly but today that was the only car I had to drive and after getting Liam in and out of his car seat 3 times . . . well, I think we'll be taking the van next time we run errands. 

I spent last week in orientation and tomorrow is my first day in the ER.  Guess I better get some quilting done before the kids get home from the pool.

Until next time friends!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Busy Bee

I've been really busy quilting.  My "stay at home" time ends Monday, so I've challenged myself to get as much done as possible before then.  Here's what I've been working on (since I obviously have not been blogging!)

This is a block for the Bumble Beans quilt along.  I didn't plan my layout too well so my colors are off but I am still pleased with how it turned out!

This is a little quilt I dreamt up about a year ago.  I had a some difficulty finding the perfect gray so it got put away for awhile but I decided to pull it out again and get it finished.  It is much more striking in person!  The HST are cut from 4" squares I purchased off E-bay during my 4" square addiction.

This is from 2 Christmas charm packs - Ready, Set, Snow and leftovers from another one I forgot the name of :(.  The border is a red with white snowflakes that I picked up at Joann's.  (I'll post a better pic after it's quilted).

LOVE how this turned out!

Box of Chocolates - I had a bundle of Chocolate fat quarters in my stash and decided it was time to do something with them.  I kept it simple as I didn't want to take away from the fabric.  I just love these colors!

Spirited - about a year ago I won a charm pack - Spirited - and thought it would make a funky little baby quilt.  I like all the coin/charm quilts I've been seeing on flickr so I followed suit and made one!

This was supposed to be a "Turning Twenty" quilt but I pieced most of the blocks wrong so this is what we ended up with.  It's for my daughter Caitlyn and she wants softball fabric on the back.  I don't think it's big enough for her bed so it might get another border when I decide on a color.

Wow!  That was a lot.  I start my new job on Monday. . . it's kinda of bitter sweet.  I've sure enjoyed having 3 years at home with the kids but its high time I start contributing to the bank account.  At least 12hr shifts will still allow some quilting time!

Until next time!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Japanese + and blocks

My oldest daughter says, "That's ugly!"  I have to agree but these babies are addictive!

Until next time!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scrap Buster #3

As I cruise the blogs I've been seeing a lot of coin quilts and with my love for scraps thought I should try a scrappy coin quilt.  I decided to go with blue but didn't think I had enough for a quilt.  I asked 3 of my friends to trade me some of their blue scraps.  AFTER I asked for scraps, I sorted all of my scraps.  I had one grocery bag and 2 gallon zip log bags packed FULL of blue.  I guess I didn't need all their scraps but they sure added character to the quilt.  They all sent scraps but 2 of them wouldn't accept anything in exchange.  One box I got was pretty much cut into strips for me at 2.5" - How perfect!  And most of the fabrics in there were sooo my style!  I cut and I sewed and I ironed and I cut and I sewed and I ironed (refer to pics in last post) and Wa La!

Hopefully this gets off to the quilter this week.  I had a few leftovers from this and am already working on another layout!  Yay for scraps!

Until next time!