Friday, September 25, 2009

Anniversaries...


Today is my husband and my 11th Anniversary...I just wanted to say how much I love him...that's all...
:)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My favorite sites...

I love finding great sewing/quilting crafting sites...so I thought I would share a few of them with you...

for the upcoming Halloween season:

These are way way too cute...and Jenny is amazing in what she does...i just love looking at all her photos...Enjoy...
http://www.allsorts.typepad.com/owlsorts/

Then, when Halloween is over...visit her at her other site...she does and makes all the things I love...and her house is adorable!
http://www.allsorts.typepad.com/

Of course...the site that started it all for me...
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

My next favorite...so much so, I ordered one of her quilts just so I could say I have ONE!!!!
http://www.filminthefridge.com/
If this site doesn't inspire you...I don't know what will...She is as creative as talented and so fun to watch as she just gets better and better!!!


This one is just for when you have a few minutes and want to feel creative and let your mind take off!!! I can't believe how talented she is and how much fun she makes it for the reader!
http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/


Crazy Mom Quilts...enough said.
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/


For those of you looking to buy something original and really nice... visit:
http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/
You will not be disappointed!

Ok, so those are my favs this week to showcase...enjoy them...but most of all...
1. CREATE SOMETHING YOURSELF!
2. BLOG ABOUT IT...and
3. ADD ME On your EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENT of your new site!!!!

Back to my day job...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The St2dio

, it's been a busy night...and after I get both of those closets cleaned out from all those previously at home girls...now college students or married...I have finally claimed a space of my own! You other mommys know what I'm sayin....
So as I finish it, I will update with photos..but this is it for tonight.... and Patty...I love my new name for OUR future shop/st2dio!!!! Fredricksburg here we come!!!!!




Love that quilt draped over my bench...it's from my favorite site - Film In The Fridge...See Ashley, I really really do love it!

Ok, no...these are MINE...everyone can use a support sometime! :)



Monday, September 21, 2009

Quilts for Kids

It all started one day at lunch...I was surfing looking for sewing sites...AND MAN DID I FIND THEM! That's when I found a program called Quilts for Kids...
It's a neat program that asks you use your talents to make small quilts for children that have cancer. It just gives these children something to cling to while they go through their treatments.
The program provides strict guidelines to making the quilts, (so they will last through all the machine washing that they will have to endure) that actually simplify the process for you the quilter! Quilts for Kids will provide you with a material kit to make the quilt, (you only have to purchase the batting) with the promise on your part to return it within four weeks made to the correct specifications... You can even send one of your own so two children can benefit!
How awesome is that?
So, I emailed Quilts for Kids and they sent out my fabric and instructions! My quilt was perfect for me! It was a baseball-themed-quilt for a little boy! (I am such a HOUSTON ASTROS fan -- my sewing room is painted in Astros colors!!!)
I couldn't wait to get started!...and here it is...all nice an finished...
I can't wait to send it off!...oh, and the other reason this is also so special for me...

This is my first finished quilt EVER! I couldn't think of a better cause to propel me into finishing one...and now I AM HOOKED! Look out fam....you are all getting quilts for Christmas! and, I will send a quilt or two every few months back to the Quilts for Kids project...
Check it out...you will love the feeling of your special quilt finished, all warm- fresh out of the dryer, and ready to be sent to a little boy or girl that will love the comfort of it....


I made my own binding out of some baseball material I found...not bad... :)

my favorite little stitch...it looks like baseball stitching!