Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stash Report - Week #5

Fabric in this week - 0 yards

Fabric in YTD - 4.25 yards

I my Kitchenaid Mixer Cover - -2 yards
Fabric out this week - -2 yards
Fabric out YTD - -16.81 yards

Net Change - -12.56 yards
Stop by Judy's blog to see how everybody else is doing

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Word Up

Kelly & Kris where so nice to host a
Word Up Sewing Party.

The goal was to sew something with our word for the year.
My word is "Nest"
as in "Nesting"
Making my house more of a home.

I have wanted a cover for my Kitchenaid Mixer
I found this Tutorial
and made my cover for my day of "Nest" quilting.

Stop by Kelly's Blog to find Mr Linky to see what everybody else worked on today.
Thanks Kelly & Kris!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stash Report - Week #4

I have still been good on my January Fabric Fast.  There are SO may shops that are doing their best to derail me.  Good thing there is a delete button on my e-mail.

Fabric in this week - 0 yards
Fabric in YTD - 4.25 yards

I finished the Valentine's Table Runner for Bee -1-1.75 yards
Fabric out this week - -1.75 yards
Fabric out YTD - -14.81 yards

Net Change - -10.56 yards

Stop by Judy's blog to see how everybody else is doing.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Heart Struck Runner

Thanks Kim for another wonderful Design!
See Kim's Tutorial here
She made hers with Giddy and it turned out just adorable.
I had a Sent with Love charm pack and think it turned out cute too.
The border is made scrappy with the extra charms that I had left over.
I think it will make a wonderful Valentine's gift
For Bee's new "Nest"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's a girl to do?

Sure it is January.
But it is in the high 70's
So what's a girl to do?

Why have a yummy ice cream of course!
Cold Stone has a Ubber yummy
Cinnamon Bun Batter ice cream. 
I didn't even add a mix in.

I got the tulip blocks completed for my
Home and Garden Quilt.

And here is my January
This block is much cuter in person than it looks in the picture.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stash Report - Week #3

Fabric I ordered at the end of December arrived this week.
The Cabbage Rose 30's BOM also arrived this week.

Fabric in this week - 4.25 yards
Fabric in YTD - 4.25 yards

Bee stopped by and raided my stash - 6.86 yards
Kindle Cover gift - .25 yard
Tilly's 2nd Baby's Quilt - 5.95 yards

Fabric out this week (and last) - 13.06 yards
Fabric out YTD - 13.06 yards

Net Change - -8.81 yards

Good start to the year.  Visit Judy's blog to see how everybody else is doing.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tilly's 2nd Baby Quilt

Yeah - I have a finish!
I just love the way this Whirlygig Make Life Quilt.
Can't wait to see the new baby boy all snuggled up with it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little Miss Shabby BOM

Little Miss Shabby has put together a
Birdie Stitchery BOM
I decided to make all my blocks in advance so I just need to
complete the stitching each month.
This is will be my first Stitchery Quilt.
I am sure each month will be just as cute as January.
Visit the Flickr page to see how cute every body's blocks are turning out.

I hope to get stitching on this one this weekend.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kindle Cover

We put away all the Christmas decorations except one.

TJ has fallen in love with this pillow. 
No matter where we put it he finds it and cuddles up with it.
I am working on make a replacement year around cover.
I hope he will love it just as much with a different cover.

Jeff got me the most wonderful Christmas Gift.
My Kindle!

And found a cute Tutorial for a cover.
I took it to work and another girl that also received
a wonderful Christmas Kindle too.
So I made her one with birds.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Word Up

This month's Charming Girls theme is
Word Up

Kelly has challenged us to come up with our word for the year.
Really everybody's choice for their word has been both insightful
and a bit overwhelming since they are all such wonderful words
with such thought and meaning behind them.

After much contemplating I have chosen my word

I know it might seem like a strange word.
When I was a young pregnant soon to be mom I kept being told that I was
As I prepared my home for the arrive of the most blessed gift I would ever receive.

Through the years I have enjoyed watching Bee growing up.
With each milestone I aways thought of it as her
standing on the edge of the
flapping her wings and getting ready to leave the

This past Friday my Baby Girl moved into her first Own very full
2 couples, 1 baby girl (the other couple's little girl), 1 large dog & 1 cat.
I am so proud of her and wish them all a warm and happy "Nest"
This has left me with an
"Empty Nest"

I am going to
once again and get my home ready for the next phase of my life.
Clean, Organize and prepare my home for its new family dynamic.

Stash Report - Week #2

I just love to visit all the weekly stash reports in bloggyland on Sunday mornings.  Judy at Patchwork Times is so kind to host it each week.  After being on a fabric binge last year I am going to try and behave myself better this year.  Reporting my stash might be just the thing to keep me in line.  Everybody has a little different way that they count their out fabric.  For me it will be a completed project.

Fabric in this week (and last since I am getting a late start) - 0
Fabric in YTD - 0

Fabric out this week (and last) - 0
Fabric out YTD - 0

Net Change - 0

Visit Judy's blog to see how everybody else is doing.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

101 Blog Post

I can't believe this is my 101 blog post! 

 This is the center for my Thimbleberries
Home & Garden BOM
This one is probably going to get alot of
attention since I am on a fabric diet for the month of January.
I don't really like my fabric choice as much
as I thought I would.
Visit the flickr group to see all the other blocks.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years

Happy New Year!

Jeff & I had the whole long weekend together
so I didn't find the time to post on my blog this past weekend.
I do have a few things to share tomorrow.

New Years Morning as I was watching the Rose Parade
I heard them talk about the float viewing.
Every year I hear them talk about it,
however this year I turned to Jeff and told him how fun I thought it would be to go.

The next day we drove the 2 hours up to the float viewing.
We are both so happy we made the trip
and just might do it again next year.

As they say each year during the parade,
TV doesn't do these floats justice.
My pictures also didn't do them justice.
I have posted all our pictures on my Flickr account.

This puppy was just adorable!

My favorite float was the Quikrete 3 little pigs.
It had so many cute and has all kinds of funny little touches. 
This bird just made me smile holding onto her eggs
as the wolf blew the straw house down.

Jeff's favorite was this girly dragon serving tea.

I didn't make any new years resolutions.
Although I have made a commitment to my self.
No new fabric during the Month of January.
Lucky for me I have plenty of projects and fabric
to get me through more then this month.