Monday, June 4, 2012

finally moved!

Finally moved all the way into my new house.  Now for the unpacking and rearranging the house 467 times a day to get it just perfect. I have projects calling my name and I can't wait to get started.  Happy sewing!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

my blankets, so far

for my daughter
for my daughter
for my other niece when she was born
for her again. the 1st one was too small.
2nd, for my niece
my very first

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hold Please.

everything is on hold while I pack and move.  i have 3 blankets I need to finish ASAP and no time to work on them.  One needs to be quilted and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get my machine to quilt.  It really sucks because the fabric combo is really pretty and it's for charity.  and can someone tell me how to get a super hyper almost 3 year old to sit still so i can pack? 

Saturday, May 12, 2012


so stuck right now.  my machine isn't cooperating and neither is my inspiration.  I have so much to finish and feel like I'll never get it done.

Monday, April 30, 2012

house hunting has taken over my life.  I can't sew or cook or anything in fear I will miss the perfect house.  I sit in front of the computer and refresh every few minutes to make sure I will be the first one calling about a house that pops up. I hate it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I finished the squares the other day for the little girls puppy quilt and they don't fit the size I wanted so I have to piece black strips in between some blocks to make it work.  I really hope she likes it. I like it more now that I have the squares all sewn together.

the charity quilt is a complete flop.  the packing slip indicates it's missing the border strips. I'll wait for the director of the program to contact me to let me know how to proceed.

been in bed feeling sick all day so no progress on anything else. I'm hoping to "upgrade" this blog with photos and stuff in the next week or so. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I sewed a few of the blocks together and still don't love it.  I think I'll take it apart and try and find another way to do it.  I can't add fabric to what I have so I have to find a way to make it work.  

today I need to start on the charity quilt and wash the fabric for my moms so I can get started on it too.  I wish I had a magic cutter that just cut the fabric how it needed to be cut (magically, how it would best be displayed) if I just thought about it. deciding on a pattern and then cutting the fabric is my least favorite part of the process.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

new machine, new stitches

my birthday is Saturday and my wonderful mother got me a new (to me) sewing machine.  I pulled it out last night to try and work on a quilt top blanket I'm making for a 9 year old.  I cannot love this fabric but I do love this machine!! it does so many cool things.  It has about a million different stitches and even embroiders letters.  I am so excited to use it. I just wish I could figure out how to love this fabric and get this done. 

I would also like to figure out how to make my blog interesting with photos and such. one thing at a time I guess.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I haven't sewn in days. I've been so busy with my boys.  I have 5 projects that need to be finished and I haven't even started.  I'm trying to start a quickie blanket/quilt now with only 4 different fabrics and I am so uninspired.  It's definitely easier with more fabric choices.  well... here I go.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

my fiskars self healing cutting mat is cut to shreds.  does anyone know why and how to fix it?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

today I finished a quilt, reattached the binding on my son's car's blanket, altered 3 pair of jeans into skinny jeans all while watching a 6 wk old, an 8 week old, a 3 yr old, my almost 3 yr old and an 8 yr old.  tomorrow I'm going to rest. lol.  I need to find a pattern for my mom's quilt and start the charity quilt.  

Thursday, March 29, 2012

where and how do I get fabric donated to me?  I have a charity I'm working with and would like to do more but financially am not able.  I need more ideas.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

last night I had the ultimate shopping experience.  I went online and chose every fabric I loved and all the supplies I wanted.  didn't worry about cost or anything, just chose what I loved.  then it all went into a wish list instead of the cart. lol.  it probably would have cost around $2000 or more for everything I chose.  eeek!  it still felt great to imagine projects and who they would go for.    ;)

Friday, March 23, 2012

a 2 year old, a newborn (that doesn't sleep) & a visiting puppy then add in the worst allergies ever.  oh ya, I am getting nothing done. I have my quilt top done and waiting to be sewn to the back for my daughter and I just can't get it done.  sink full of dishes, not getting washed.  I guess it's all gonna be there when I'm done.

on another note, I've been looking at other blogs and seeing all the amazing things people are creating and their sewing/craft rooms and I have to admit I am so jealous. one day I hope to have a stash of fabric big enough to create a quilt from without buying anything and on display as beautifully as some of you.  I need to find a fabric donater (is that a word?) to help me out with my quest.  

happy friday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm so proud of myself!  I finished the "rail fence" for my daughter last night.  It's the best I've done so far. all my blocks lined up pretty perfectly and most importantly she loves it.  I'll have to sew the rest together tomorrow.  I have too much to do today.

my next project is to collect all free fabric (shirt tails and what not) to make my mom an old stye quilt like my aunt and great grandmother used to make.  I'm hoping to have it completed by mother's day.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

yesterday I started my first fence rail, well my and my daughter's version.  I'm not doing too bad. my seams are straight and so were my cuts so I'm proud so far.  I have 6 more strip panels to sew today then square and sew together.  as for the 2 yr old.. well he is hyper as ever and probably more so since I'm busy.  wish me luck!

Friday, March 16, 2012

it's raining today so no park for monster boy.  broken iron so no quilting for mama.  guess I'll straighten up the garage a little and then look online for more giveaway fabric to start my "collection" with.  I get so excited and inspired looking at fabric and seeing the patterns other people have made.  I can't wait to start getting better and making harder designs.  my older kids don't understand and think I'm just obsessed and maybe I am. that's ok with me. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

today I just wanted to start a quilt with a clean house. gave him toast and oatmeal and walked away. he broke it into tiny pieces and threw it on the living room carpet for the ducks. =/  as a bonus my iron broke.  guess I'll try again after a nap.