Monday, November 30, 2009


Cyber Monday special: enter Monday in notes to seller at checkout and I will refund the shipping charges on any in stock item in my store. Free shipping applies to anyone in the world! :) Have fun internet shopping! Lotsa great deals out there!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


We get to go on vacation for a few days, so thought I'd just post a fun photo from the weekend. My son made a grappling hook and attached it to the pine tree in the school yard behind our house over the weekend (its removable). They have been having the best time on it. Hope you have this much fun this week! :) Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Motion Quilting

This quilt has been so fun to stitch together! I tried the spray baste so that the annoying safety pins wouldn't be in the way, and it has worked like a charm. This mom wanted her daughters name in the quilt, so I am going to try to embed it in different places- kind of like a treasure hunt! It feels so good to be back quilting. I love how things just POP out and the quilt looks cozier with each stitch. Hope to finish this today, but I'm not rushing through it! Click on the picture to see the stitching closer.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Fabric Option

I am always looking for cute prints for boys. I love Ellen Crimi-Trent's new line called Woodland Friends. Her prints are adorable!! Whats great is that she has an etsy shop where she sells her prints so you can coordinate with the fabrics!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beautiful Purples!

I am in love with these blanket tops! I couldn't wait to get a picture & send them to the future owners. My husband put up a new clothesline for me this weekend as the pergola doesn't get much sun in the winter. I just wish we had grass instead of cement. We have a smallish back yard and it is mostly pool. I was being careful not to fall in while taking the pictures!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Pictures

Well, I got away this year without making costumes! :) I love sewing, but the costumes my kids want tend to be difficult. The very first jacket I made was when Dylan wanted to be a civil war soldier. That was really hard putting in sleeves & epilets (can't remember what they're called). Actually, my first costume was when he wanted to be a king in kindergarten and I made this really cool cape that was red sequined on one side and gold lame on the other with a gold tie. The base was basically a black satin dress with gold lame rick rack trim. Several years in a row he was Jack Sparrow and the last year we hunted to make one of those really long coats that Jack wore & it had a split in the back & was lined. I think after I made that one, quilts seemed easy and maybe that's when I thought I had 'arrived' sewing wise. Well, I hadn't, but it was definately a feather in my cap. Holly's costumes have been easier. I have made her costumes for an angel, pioneer girl, asian kimono. This year, Holly wanted to be Alice in Wonderland, and we found this cute one at Party City. Dylan loves being anything military & he had all this stuff anyway from playing airsoft. Great timing since I am sewing so much. Didn't need to fit the costume in this year. Hope yours was fun! Did anyone sew anything fun??

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Love My New Camera!

I am so happy with my new camera! I bought a Canon Powershot SX and love it! I just finished making 4 really large throws for a very sweet family and took millions of photos. I chose a close up of the one I posted in progress on an earlier post, but there are more posted on flickr. I have some great Halloween ones of my kids I will post in a couple of days. Enjoy!

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