7 04, 2009

Dreams

By |April 7th, 2009|ramblings|13 Comments

I've never really remembered sleepy time dreams, but in the light of day - I have lots of dreams. Little things like canning vegetables this fall, or a room just for me to sew in. Other days it's a little extra cash to make that purchase. . . or better organization for the kitchen, and [...]

5 04, 2009

Really? Me!

By |April 5th, 2009|Tutorial|12 Comments

My wallet tutorial was added to the CraftGossip blog today!!! As soon as I realized I tried to go and update the post . . . I didn't keep the pictures on my computer from that tute :( Oh well - I'm really blessed to be noticed in this big blogland!Thanks for all the love [...]

3 04, 2009

Easy Mitered Corners!

By |April 3rd, 2009|Tutorial|48 Comments

  Start with a small mitered corner application to gain confidence in making excellent mitered corners every time! To start gather notions and fabric scraps to practice : My square measures 8 1/2 inches, and the 4 strips are 1 1/2 x 12 inches. Take special note here: when making mitered corners your strip length [...]

1 04, 2009

Squares Askew — Complete!

By |April 1st, 2009|Etsy, finished quilt|29 Comments

I hope that you aren't getting bored of this pattern! I love the simplicity of it and how I'm able to show off the fabulous prints with this pattern :) I love the back, almost as much as the front! I even used the alphabet on my machine to make a label - trying to [...]

30 03, 2009

About Ironing/Pressing

By |March 30th, 2009|learning to sew, Tutorial|25 Comments

I wanted to have a record of the ironing/pressing poll I did a few weeks back, I was about to just delete it but thought it was good information to keep! The post with comments is here :)Personally, I'm still torn - I like how flat the block is when I press my seams open, [...]

29 03, 2009

Recent Happenings — Around the House

By |March 29th, 2009|My kids|7 Comments

Owen, our big boy - he's 21 months old (or young) and not talking too much. He has three big sisters and mama to grunt and point with! We all get him :) Recently when he was asking for a snack (with a grunt) I said "Say please mama" his response is "neeeee" - while [...]

27 03, 2009

SewConnected & Project Improv

By |March 27th, 2009|Project Improv, SewConnected|12 Comments

Jessica at Twin Fibers sent out vintage sheets for this months block. I hemmed and hawed trying to decide exactly how to put this block together. Especially after beautiful blocks started showing up in the group pool - everyone there has something different to add to the group! In the end I framed out the [...]

25 03, 2009

Disney Program – at last :)

By |March 25th, 2009|My kids|10 Comments

I've been working behind the scenes here to figure out youtube and how to upload video from our slightly outdated video camera. Since I've been blogging I have become more and more techy - go figure!There's 4 third grade classes, so the teacher's were busy coordinating 80-90 students - they look like a lot more [...]

24 03, 2009

Have you noticed?

By |March 24th, 2009|My kids, work in progress|11 Comments

There's a huge blog party going on! The ladies at 5 minutes for mom are hosting and over 700 bloggers are participating so far. There's tons of giveaways and fun stuff going on. If you came from over there - Welcome!A couple of my favorite posts about my kids are :MommyhoodIt Smells so Goooood in [...]

23 03, 2009

Ready Freddy?

By |March 23rd, 2009|give away|21 Comments

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped to spread the word last week! I loved reading all the comments, and trying to respond to them all - new friends are fun :)I closed comments last night before heading to bed with 155 - WOW! I am so glad that you all love the bag! [...]

16 03, 2009

One Year . . .

By |March 16th, 2009|give away|145 Comments

I can hardly believe that it has been one year since I joined this online blogging community! I have learned so much, been so encouraged as a mom and quilter - thanks to all of you that have enriched my life by being a part of this blog and sharing your lives on your own [...]

14 03, 2009

A Notion or Two – March

By |March 14th, 2009|a Notion or Two|16 Comments

Thanks to all of you that took the time to tell me about your ironing habits! It seems that most press their seams in one direction with a couple of exceptions. Within a couple of hours of posting and getting the first bit of feedback, I decided to check into my books that I first [...]