28 08, 2009


By |August 28th, 2009|a Notion or Two, bag, sew-n-tell|30 Comments

Happy Friday! My friend Amy and I decided to save up our finished projects for a Friday reveal – she has a Mr. Linky up for you to join in and share your finishes with the rest of us too!Not that I would have been able to post anything earlier! We have had […]

26 08, 2009

Flea Market Fancy Freak?

By |August 26th, 2009|random|1 Comment

My friend Penny has taken on a new project – Getting Free Spirit to reprint Flea Market Fancy! Do you love the Denyse Schmidt, Flea Market Fancy collection?Click the picture to show your support and sign the linky/petition – let your voice be heard! Penny has already been in touch with the manufacturer, […]

25 08, 2009

I Love Pretty Things

By |August 25th, 2009|random|19 Comments

I stayed up late last night so I could look through thisall by myself! Cath Kidston Catalog and Magazine all in one – so much pretty in one spot!Just look at this kitchen! Changing accessories and adding color to the table made a huge improvement!Beautiful ironing board covers too.Encouraging the sewist in everyone […]

23 08, 2009

Zig-Zag Quilt Along Links

By |August 23rd, 2009|quilt-along|27 Comments

This post is a summary of the zig-zag quilt along done in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along Flickr group.Fabric Requirements** To make a 40″ square baby quilt – you need 10 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 1 1/2 yards for the back.** To make a 48×60″ throw […]

22 08, 2009

A Little Bit of Sunshine

By |August 22nd, 2009|give away, ramblings|16 Comments

Thanks so much for all your encouragement this week – seriously means so much to me. After Emmalie woke up with a bad stomach ache yesterday I was prepared for the worst, but she fought it off and is back at full energy today! She got her stitches out yesterday too! After praying […]

20 08, 2009

Getting There

By |August 20th, 2009|Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress|24 Comments

Hi there! Just a quick post to check in with all of you. This has been one of those weeks – you know the kind. When nothing is normal, and finding motivation is a challenge. Little Sophia seems to have a flu bug, and is currently asleep on the couch. […]

18 08, 2009

A To Do List & Drama

By |August 18th, 2009|My kids, work in progress|24 Comments

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey – lots of great info there, and it is helping to get me even more excited for the Fall Quilt Festival! If you haven’t done it yet – I would love to have your input too!Our weekend was a little dramatic – […]

17 08, 2009

Quilt Festival Preparations

By |August 17th, 2009|Bloggers Quilt Festival|19 Comments

With less than two months until the Fall Quilt Festival – I’m planning ahead, and would love to have your feedback via this quick survey! Please click over if it’s not showing up in your reader :)Survey Results – GlowDay.comThe only thing this free survey doesn’t offer is a way to expound on your […]

15 08, 2009

Book Review: Daniel X — Watch the Skies

By |August 15th, 2009|review|7 Comments

Something new for me! A while back I joined the MotherTalk network, and was recently asked to review Daniel X – Watch the Skies by James Patterson & Ned Rust.I have to say that action/alien adventures are not usually my first pick in leisure reading – but this book is fun! It is […]

14 08, 2009

The Quilted Quilt

By |August 14th, 2009|finished quilt, quilt-along, work in progress|61 Comments

Usually I wait until I have bound and washed a quilt to post, but this quilting was so inspired and I love it! I had actually thought I would be selling this quilt, as my girls are no longer babies (and I’m not having more!). BUT, Sophia claimed it, we “tried it on” […]

13 08, 2009

Our 10th Wedding Anniversary!

By |August 13th, 2009|Me|53 Comments

We were married 10 years ago today, well tonight. We had an evening, candlelight ceremony in Poulsbo, Washington where I grew up. It was beautiful and just as planned, but more than anything I was so happy that the day had come and we were married at the end of it!10 years seems […]

11 08, 2009

The Quilting Process

By |August 11th, 2009|work in progress|17 Comments

For me, I like to try things that may be a little unexpected. Go with the flow to a point, but then add my individual point of view that makes it my own. What about you?I’ve been quilting my zig-zag quilt – and I love it so far! Of course there’s a […]