Friday, September 21, 2012


I got this quilt top done some time ago and did not know that I was going to do for quilting it.  So when I decided to send out quilts to the longarmer I knew that this one was going to be one of the ones that I was going to send out.  I am so happy I did.  Last night I got the binding done and slept under it for the first  Anywho here are more photos of it then you might need, but I could not stop taking photos of it;)

Kitty approved.

She did the flowers so cute.

So you can see all the different quilting.

" are you done yet... I am tring to sleep here."

Thursday, September 20, 2012


A couple of projects I have been working on.

How cute are these little dresses?  I have two more ( pink ) done.  I want to put them in a shadow box and hang them in A's room. They are so much fun to make and I want to make more, but can not think of a good reason to make more.

I also got this table runner almost done ( all but the hand sewing on the binding.). I just love the way it came out.  I was telling someone that you could have the ungliest project in the world and if you add giant rickrack to it becames the cutest project ever:). I told Ada this and she said " but this would not be ugly even if you did not have the rickrack.". Man I love that little girl.

Elijah had a play date yesterday, so Ada and I got to have girl time.  She wanted to do one thing and one thing only.....paint with me. Not sure why this was so important her, but that is what we did. ( I am not going to lie to you I was not so into the idea, but as we did it we both had a lot of fun.  That girl is smart that way.

Hope you all have a nice productive day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Did you know that the internet has almost anything you might need?

I made this for dinner last night and it was sooo yummy and easy.  I loved it, it went over so so with the kids (but anything that is not pizza or pasta kinda goes over so so with the kids in this house.)

OK why am I telling you this you ask, well I almost never make any Asian food because of the soy factor.    Well Mark and I where talking about what to eat this week (because you know we have exciting conversations like that all the time) and he said to me "have you checked for a soy substitute?" (WELL DUHHHHHHHH) so onto the internet (not sure if you know this, but everything  is in the internet) and within 2 seconds I found a recipe for making a soy substitute!!!!!  Man that makes us happy here is the allergy house.  It was easy and good.  It made more then I needed so stuck the rest in the freezer ( we will see how that works).  Anywho this is the recipe that I used.

Have fun on the internet;)

BTW have anyone of you seen this?  It is kinda additive. (thank God they do not seem to have fabric.... that would really kill me;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Brown paper packages tied up in bows

These are a few of my favorite things today ( this of course does not include my favorite favorite things like my sweet husband, huggable kids...... )

BTW did you hear the sad news that card holders will no longer get free soy?  Bummer right... Oh well, My drink still makes me happy.  Sometimes I tell my kids that I love them more then Starbucks, then they really know that they are loved;)

I had to go get Ada her first vilion book today and found this book for Elijah... Hope he is happy I got it :)

Ada planted these beans this summer and I was not sure they would grow, but grow they have and we have gotten a bunch of beans off them.  ( OK maybe this is something that makes my little one happy, but in turn that makes me happy:)

This jacket that I got when I was out visiting my sister... I may or may not be wearing it everyday.... If you see me everyday in it please forgive me.:)

Smiles:). Does anyone else see The Scream in that one at the top?

I am starting to see The Scream everywhere.  This is on my back porch... Kinda creepy right?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Halloween Tees

Is this to early for this? 

"my piggie tails are smiling" Here are the tees that I made for the kids.  

And the back of hers.  Forgive the little tutu showing she was on her way to ballet and I made her stop to get some photos.

" the sun is in my eyes!" love the way that this one came out.

I have extra patches so if you have a kid in the area and want a shirt just let me know and bring me a shirt that fits your kid:)


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Monday, September 10, 2012


 Always hug like you mean it:)

Off to a meeting, back tomorrow.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Quilt show

So I took my MIL to a quilt show was it fun.  I found a whole bunch of stuff that "NEEDED" to be adopted by me:) oh and of course a ton of wonderful quilts.  Here are the things that found a new home with us ( us being my fabric and me;)

I just fell in love with these charm packs, when I find a charm I like I tend to by 2 so that I will have enough to do most small projects.

A soon ( in relative terms) to be table runner.

Some notions.

Cool new tool, can't wait to use it.

New obsession, don't ask just know I am kinda crazy about paper piecing right now.

And of course there is the fabric.  This stuff just SCREAMED  to me.... Love it.

Cute dots....cause who can not use more dots in their life/stash?

Halloween print so that I can make a couple of shirts for a couple if cool kids:)

Stripes, the color on this is bad, but trust me it is cute.

For a rainy day.

This one I keep taking out and petting..... Man I love this fabric, it is my fav of all the stuff I got..... Now I have to introduce all my new fabrics to all my old fabrics so they can have a fabric party:). 

I will be back more next week when my MIL leaves we have been having tons of fun and no time for blogging.

Oh and a joke that made me laugh:

Why did Beethoven get rid of his chicken?
Because he kept saying Bach Bach Bach.

LOL LOL LOL Sorry that one just cracks me up.  Have a nice weekend

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First day of school

Today was the first day of school.  Not going to lie there was crying, but not because it was A's first day of Kinder.......

But because of this one.  Darn food allergies! I wish I could get rid of them for him.  All is better now, for now... we will see how it is tomorrow and the next day and the next day, but I think they heard me and are trying to fix it.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Another one done!

Well I have this quilt on my sewing machine for a long time.  The free motion that I picked was a bit more intensive then I expected it to be, but after a beer with my sweet husband the other day I was much more relaxed and it just moved right along.


Here is a photo of the front and back.

The flowers that I grew to love.

Man I just love this quilt.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ready for fall?

Here is a little project that I have been working on.  It was super easy, but cute.

I love the monsters on the back... I wanted to make pillow cases for the kids from it, but they said it would scare them.... So I am going to put it on the door instead heheheheh

And here is Ada's new trick....climbing trees:)

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Toy

Better yes?

I got a new toy and I LOVE it!  I was reading this book and it is wonderful ( it is a bit much for me, but it has so much info that I can use that I do not mind)  and the author suggested a app called Snapseed. This app let's you edit your photos.  It is the easiest most intuitive program I have EVER worked with.  The two photos above are an example of how you can change a photo.  I took this photo in Africa ( well is one and about 5000 of it closest friends) and the light was not good for photos, but the subject was good.  Now I can change the light and make the photo one that I like more:). 

Here are some more that I changed.... It is kinda additive ;)


Better color

Org... Good photo, but can be better

Better color.

Love this cat, but again not great lighting.


Really dark when we saw these birds, but fun shot.

How about the color now right?

Like the B&W one also.

OK I will stop showing you for now, but know that I love this program and will be using it A LOT!!!!

Hope you have a great day.