Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We have a Winner!!!

And the Winner is ................................

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-11-29 17:20:35 UTC

Who is............Jan from the Blog Neecy needs to Sew - go on over and congratulate her!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I've been busy baking up a little something  over at the Moda Bake Shop so go on over and take a look.   You all know I'm so in love with this fabric Ruby.   I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one since I just visited the Fat Quarter Shop and they are sold out their Layer Cakes in Ruby.

So to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog I decided to give away a layer cake of yes.................. my all time favorite fabric -  Ruby.  And, I'm not gonna lie, the thought of parting with it isn't easy. 

So if your interested in winning some of this fabric here's what your gonna need to do........................

Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know that you are or already were.  Be sure and leave me an e-mail address so I have a way of letting you know if you win.  This giveaway will go until Tuesday morning at 9:00.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

For the LOVE of Fabric..................

I think it may be fair to say that  I've been a little out of control lately when it comes to fabric. Ya know how some people love shoes, and some people clothes, my downfall has been fabric. Pretty fabric just makes me so darn happy.  I get all giddy waiting for the UPS man to come.

I've wanted some of this fabric forever.  I always wait to long and then I can't find it anywhere. This is Bliss by Bonnie and Camille, probably my favorite fabric designer.  Isn't it pretty.......I really want more from the collection and when I saw these 5 fat quarters for 10 dollars I jumped on it.

I don't remember who this fabric is by.   My daughter picked it out.  If I wasn't lazy I go look and see, but I'm feeling lazy today.  My  10 year old daughter has been really struggling lately with anxiety.  Lucky girl, why do they have to inherit all the crappy stuff from their parents.  I've been at a loss for what to do for her.  Doctors don't seem to want to diagnose it.   It's not like I want to get her on medicine (unless of course she needs it), but I want to know what I can do to help her.  She has stomach aches almost daily.  Sorry I don't mean to tell all our problems, but maybe it some of you have been through this you can offer me some advice?  Long story short, the week her anxiety was really bad I told her if she would go to school every day I would buy her some fabric and we could make her a quilt.

This fabric is for my newest Moda project.  It's butterscotch and roses by Fig Tree and I LOVE it.

My project is going to be out of these fabric's.  I can't wait to show it to you.  It's going to be one of those long term projects, but hopefully I will get in done in a few months.

I've had this fabric for a while.  I bought it because I really want to make a pin wheel quilt 
out of it.

Just like this one from V and Co.

Guess what............Thanksgiving is at my house this year.  Crazy - well to me it's crazy.   It seems like such a grown up thing to have Thanksgiving at your house.  I guess it's official I'm a grown - up.  I guess I should be by now, seeing that I'm married with four kids and all.    I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Guest blogging!

Hey, I'm guest blogging over at A little Bit Biased today about my sewing space. Which is really sorta pathetic but I made it seem as glamorous as possible. Come over and say hi. Amber has a super cute blog that I know you will love, especially you quilters.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pinterst - they wont invite me!

I know, sad isn't it!   Here it is the newest craze and I can't get an invitation.  I've tried, like three times, but it's just not happening.  Sooooooooooooo,  if I were apart of that super cool group here is what I would pin. 

(wow, you guys are all so sweet.  I didn't realize you could be invited by a friend.  I now am a proud member of the pinterest group.  Thanks for the invites!)

I love this Christmas tree skirt.  Maybe not with that much lace, but I REALLY like it.

from U Create

This makes me miss my fireplace in our old house.  Not that it was even close to this pretty, but still it was something easy to decorate.

From Better Homes and Gardens

I love these garlands.  They are so natural looking.

From Better Homes and Gardens

I especially love these long ties.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Loving the little Christmas trees wrapped in burlap and a pretty bow.  That I can probobly do!

From Better Homes and Gardens
These are so sweet and simple, I just love them.

From Pinterest - the people who won't invite me!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


 First I have to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your comments.  Thank you so much for taking the time to induldge me and my silly requests.  I had so much fun learning more about each of you.  I'm still trying to get back to each of you. 

My two year old wasn't too excited about taking pictures if you can't tell!

I think I've already told you what a neat area we are lucky enough to live in.  It has quite a few Historical homes (with some pretty cool stories).  It was a lot of fun to go trick or treating to some of these homes.  Someday, I hope I'll get to go inside and see some of these.  Our church women's group is organizing some home tours this Christmas, I'd love it if some of these homes were in it.

I LOVE this house.  The owners have done so much work to it.  They've been adding the front porch these last couple of weeks.

Isn't their front porch gorgeous. 

I had to show off this cute little crocheted spiders web that my daughters piano teacher made for me.  I think it's my most favorite Halloween decoration ever. 

She is so sweet, when she saw that I put it on my lamp, she hurry and made another one for the other lamp!  I'm one lucky girl!

I just finished a project for Moda Bake Shop that I think turned out pretty darn cute.    Of course I couldn't go wrong when I had this gorgeous fabric to work with.  I can't wait to get it written up and posted.

Thank you all so much again for your comments.  I just loved getting to know some of the readers a little better.  One reader even e-mailed me the nicest letter about how she admired my family and how we live our life.  I can't even tell you how much that meant.  I never even imagined there would be someone out there reading my blog because she was interested in how we lived our religion.  Especially when so often I feel like I fall short in so many areas.