Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ready or not

Baby #3 is well on his/her way.


Sorry for the creepy ultrasound picture…but it’s the law of blogging-you-are-pregnant…you must share the ultrasound picture.

I’m due March 19th…so I’ll have 3 babies born in March…so every March we’ll be the party house and sick of cake. :) We are really excited…I’m not feeling ready for 3 kids, but it will come. To celebrate I started a baby quilt that I’m not quite sure about:


I’m trying to jump out of my color comfort zone…but it might be a mistake. I’ll show you even if it is...unless it's really bad.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sullivans Edge Ruler Blog Hop


Today I’m part of the Sullivans Edge Ruler Blog Hop. The rulers have a nifty cutting edge that sharpen the rotary blade each time you cut…which I need…because rotary blades are expensive and I’ve been known to keep mine a long time. I have the 6.5" x 24" ruler and the 6.5" square ruler… I mainly use that big one up there.

As part of this blog hop I’m supposed to share a recipe with you…and since I made cookies yesterday for my UPS man so he likes me again…I’m sharing my plain old but love Snickerdoodle recipe:



We make this recipe weekly. My kids roll the balls in the cinnamon/sugar…which means there is cinnamon/sugar all over my floor…always. Which is why the bottoms of my slippers are sticky…always.

For more ruler info, giveaways, and better recipe’s than mine…visit the rest of the blog hoppers this week:






You can find the ruler’s at Joann’s online (click on the photos in that link to go to Joann’s), or at many quilt shops.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Teaching & winners


Last week I basted this quilt on my kitchen floor during the day while Ben was home and Ryan sleeping. I rarely quilt when my boys are up and at-um…so Ben took quite an interest in what I was doing.

So I let him help.


He did really good…he didn’t poke himself once. Never mind that I had to re-baste his half after he was gone, it was fun to let him be a part of the process. I need to do it more often. Even if only because it teaches me great patience. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Veranda Stacks


Just when I was thinking the other day that I could really use a couple more hours in my day (without my little helpers)….I got a box of these lovelies on my porch from the UPS man. Did I mention that my UPS man told me that delivers more packages to my house than anybody else on his route? I hope he was kidding….or else I owe him some cookies. Today he brought me diapers…thank you Amazon.


Back to fabric….so the sweet people at Robert Kaufman (love them) sent me some extras. As if to remind me that I already don’t have enough time to sew with what I buy! The fabric line is Veranda by Amanda Murphy…I know you can find it here, but probably in other quilt shops also. It’s very pretty fabric, and I love that she mixed in some near solids.


That’s my favorite print up there…no big surprise there…its aqua and blue and lovely.

I have 3 – ten squares, and 2 - roll ups to give away. If you’d like one…leave a comment on this post and I’ll make my husband draw a number on Sunday night. The first draw will pick which they want and so on. :)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dots and pink


I got this lovely all pieced last week.  It went together even better than expected and I managed to sew all the sashings together without any swear words…thanks to good music and Sugar Babies. 

I have the backing all ready and hopefully I’ll get this basted after I clean my kitchen floor.


The pink is a slightly different shade than in the front fabric…but at 4.75 a yard I couldn’t resist  (I think it’s sold out now).   It’s very very pink.   The front fabric is Ruby…available in October.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bloggers BOM and Printable To Do Lists

Jackie has organized a Block of the Month/Quilt along that will be starting next week.  We will all design a block and share the tutorial on our blogs each month…then Jackie will have the final setting.  She sent us all this stack of Kaffe Fassett fabrics:


You can find out more info about it on her blog.

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Also because you so many of you were interested in my super-duper-high-tech  (not really)  To Do Lists,  I put them into my google docs so you can print them yourself.


There is one with my chores on it like I use (find that one here)  or one without any of my daily chores on it (find that one here).   Just open the links, go to file on the left, and down to download or print.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back in the Groove

I’ve spent this week (at least half of it) getting back in the groove.  Schedules, school, exercising, cleaning routines, pre-planned meals….the whole sha-bang.  


I’ve felt so swamped lately…hopefully getting in some routine will get me back on track.  Or at least make me feel like I’m back on track…doing it is another story.  I have been sewing a tiny bit in between family visiting.


But right now I’m going to sit on my porch and watch my kids fight while I read these:


I really want all of those pumpkins on the cover.  But I don’t want to make them….I want Target to make them for me.  :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011



All of our end-of-summer fun has left this blog a little lonely.  My sewing machine hasn’t been touched since I got home.  I came back to this lovely stack though, which is sure good motivation to get it humming again!   Hopefully we’ll talk soon…after I unpack… again.   :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Round and pink…

As in a pink fuzzy Sprocket Pillow.  


This one is trimmed with pink chenille, up-cycled from my Mom’s old robe.  I love the vintage look it gives it.   This one is staying at my Mom’s house…it’s way too pink for mine.


I love the feel of chenille that is older and well used…it’s softer and better quality than anything I’ve ever found on a bolt.    So next time your at your thrift store and you see a nice chenille robe you might just want to pick it up.  Just make sure its pink (like a sweet old lady who never wore it) or white (bleachable).  

Cause you never know who’s naked-ness was in that robe.  :)

Friday, September 2, 2011



I’m home from a lovely trip to WA and back to laundry, cranky children, and a car that is in desperate need if vacuuming.  Coming home from vacation is the worst part of vacation.  :)  I managed to get these photos edited….this quilt is my favorite yet (I always say that). 


The fabric is from this fat quarter stack at The Fat Quarter Shop.  The pattern is called Seville (big surprise) and is available in my own shop in hard copy or PDF, and at The Fat Quarter Shop here.   This pattern in is full color….all of mine from now on will be. 


The pattern uses 10 fat quarters plus white fabric and a border.  I wouldn’t call it a hard pattern because the blocks go together very quickly and easily, but you do have to have some experience seam matching and pinning when your sewing the quilt together. 

I sure do love this quilt!   Now back to cleaning up spilled Frosted Flakes in my carpet….