Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering Those Who Served

Happy Memorial Day! From my front lawn to yours!    

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How neat is it to have the parade come right pass you front door?


Also a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister NATASHA!


                      I hope you all enjoy your holiday!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Need a Little Help With Blogger

Can someone please help me? I've lost my followers or blogger has eaten them and I don't know how to get them back. If you have any ideas, I'd sure appreciate the help!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Little Bits of Things

I finished these blocks for Margaret’s Hope Chest. I have 2 more to make which are due this summer. If you are not familiar with Margaret’s Hope Chest check it out!


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                       This is Katie by Jennifer Young for Benartex. Don’t know where I’m going with these yet, we’ll see.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Fun in the Sewing Room

CHOCOLATE $2.28 at Wal-Mart!

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NEW CUTTING MAT 60% off at Joann!

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Winning BALI POPS in Sharon’s May for Me giveaway Priceless! 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

“Wayback” Wednesday

I haven’t done a new Wayback Wednesday post in a while, so today I have one that’s a bit different.

I’m feeling a little sad because my baby is a big girl now. I know I usually show a quilt but today in honor of big girl prom dresses and the like I have a picture of a dress I made years ago.

This is the dress I made for my daughter for Christmas 1995. I made many Christmas dresses for her but this is still my favorite. She was 3 years old and looked adorable in this velvet and satin dress and I think she knew it!                



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Monday, May 16, 2011

Squishies In The Mail!

Today I’m squealing with delight! I received my quilt from the Something for Nothing mini swap. I absolutely love it! It’s so colorful, just the kind of quilt I like! My quilt was made by Judy from Quilts of Mimi Park. After I take a few more pictures I’m going to hang it in front of my Juki where I can see it everyday. Thank you so much Judy!!!

This is the first quilt swap for me and it was so much fun. Thanks “V “ for organizing the swap!

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I am also happy to say I was a winner in the May For Me giveaway on Marcia’s Crafty Sewing blog. I won this beautiful set of photo quilt note cards made by Marcia. Aren’t they beautiful? She sells these and others on her website.  


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On the quilting front, I used 2 different charm packs of Sweet Remembrance from Connecting threads to make this easy baby quilt for charity. While auditioning fabrics for borders I noticed a “little problem block”. Do you see it? If you don’t, it’s the yellow HST block on the lower right. See it now? Hmmmm, guess I’ll be frogging again!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Daughter is a Senior Time Challenge!

I haven’t had much time to sew or blog lately. Lots of family things going on now. One major event was held on Friday, the senior Prom. A wonderful time was had by all and my daughter has spent the rest of the weekend recovering.

Now on to the next 2 events, graduation and preparing for college. I keep telling myself I’m going to survive this year.

I did have time to finish this pincushion for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This months color is pink!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nothing Finished

Still not a lot getting completed here. I made potholders on Mother’s Day and tried a new (to me) quilting pattern. It is true that practice helps! I can remember when I couldn’t do a meandering stitch.

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Here’s a look at a few of my Mother’s Day gifts.

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I’ve been itching to start some appliqué, now all I have to do is choose the fabrics.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

One Done, Two Almost

I’m back in the sewing room again, not starting anything new, but a few finishes.

My “15 Minute Play” Something for Nothing mini swap quilt is finally done. It will be on it’s way to it’s new home this weekend. I hope my partner enjoys it.

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I’ve also quilted my purple table runner from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for April. Today I will be binding it.

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And remember this from Sew Scraps Along? Well it’s been frogged twice! I learned a really valuable lesson with this one. Don’t start quilting until you have a good idea how a piece should be quilted. It sure saves a lot of time, and thread!

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