Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A little teaser...

I have to wonder what this will look like when I am done...
and to whom it will go to...
any takers? 

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!



Monday, September 27, 2010

It Seams To Be Sew...Time To ANNOUNCE A WINNER!!!!



So what day is it???
OH, THAT'S RIGHT!!!!
It's Monday!!!
September 27th!!!!

I have to say...
I have enjoyed all of your blogs,
comments, and suggestions!

I KNOW I will be doing this again very soon!!!
Thank you everyone for participating!


And the winner is....
#84

PegC

over at
Lightning Fingers


http://paclight53.blogspot.com/


Congratulations!!!! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

How could I ask for more...





Just a little departure from my regular music...

Tomorrow, I will celebrate my anniversary with my sweet man Bill.
Who couldn't love those beautiful eyes...



This was our wedding song you are listening to..

What a gift it has been to have such a sweet man -
my heart is full of wonderful memories of the children we have raised,
the battles we have faced,
and how the Lord not only brought us through it,
but filled our cup to overflowing.

I wouldn't trade a moment of it for anything in this world!
So, we are off to the ranch this weekend to celebrate!

AND Then...


Dad with his sister - Aunt Barbara
 We will  celebrate Bill's amazing dad's 80th birthday!

With my heart this full, how could I ask for more...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

***Don't forget...I will announce a winner on Monday morning bright and early!***

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Need a little help here.... *sigh*


Well, I worked on this quilt top this week...and although I really like the individual fabrics...
and the pattern ( Swirly Girls Design - Patchwork PDQ)...
 

IT JUST LOOKS ANEMIC....
I need some color swatches to look at ladies...any ideas?

Take a picture and email it to me or send me a fabric website or suggest a fabric...
 

I just sat a dark brown piece of fabric next to it to see what I thought.
ALAS....Still not doing it for me.

If I were on Project Runway OR Design Star...
this would be my undoing! I'd be sent home!
I would be hugging everyone goodbye!

HELP!

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!!!






Pay It Forward!!! NUMBER THREE!!!

Well, I NOW have my THREE!!!!
Patti from Tapestry of Dreams is my THREE!!!
So, if you want to join in the fun...
hop over to Patti's site and be one of her THREE!!!!

I have also on my own decided to take a FOURTH!!!!
Debi from Peace by Piece is my FOURTH!!!
so, if you miss out on Patti's site, go by Debi's sweet little site and be one of her THREE!!!

I have chosen to do a fourth...but that's just me...
Three is a great number to send to...
so go forth and CREATE and SHARE!!!
Thank you to my FOUR Ladies for participating!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Upcoming Events!!!

Well, it is officially 5 days until I announce a winner for my
I am getting so excited! If you have friends that haven't signed up...Get them in here and signed up!!!!
The drawing is this coming Monday, September 27th!!! I am going to post it before I leave for work!!!!

AND...
I have two people that have signed up for my
PAY IT FORWARD EVENT!!!!!

Stephanie from The Queen of Unfinished Projects
and
Linda from Stray Stitches 
(Linda is also having a YUMMY Give-a-way on her blog too!!! Check it out!)

I just need ONE more!!!!
Who will be my ONE MORE???

Ever done this???

Well, as much as I would love to say my quilting is perfect....
It's not!
The good thing about mistakes is that they can ALWAYS be fixed!
Nothing ever has to be thrown out!

So it is...with my Friday Night Sew-In Quilt...I am making this for a friend of mine's baby-to-be...
and found this!



Ever had this happen to you?
Well, I hadn't!
But I didn't want to throw this quilt out and start over....
AND
I have a STRONG adversion to ripping out all those already sewn stitches!
So, here's what I did!

First, I cut a strip the length of that side of my quilt.
I made sure to make it wide enough as to not have any more problems!!!



Then I folded 1/4 inch up and ironed one side of it.




















Next, I placed the strip on my quilt where my boo-boo was!





















I had to match up my previous sewing seam with the ironed fold so I could make it look like it belonged there...and pin it all safe and sound!







































Once that was all done, I took it to my machine, and slowly and carefully began sewing (on the front side) down the original sewing line I had before.







































Carefully removing pins as I went!
Once I was finished, I folded the newly added piece over and ironed it down.
It looked like this...







































Not too bad if I do say so myself!
I only had to trim it underneath where the original material was (so it would lay flat) and then trim the top to the size of the quilt.







































This took all of 20 minutes to do, (MUCH LESS than if I had removed all the stitching on the back of the quilt that I had already done to start over...) and it is now ready to be quilted and then bound.


Back on track...is always a good thing...







Monday, September 20, 2010

It Seams To Be Sew...Pay It Forward!

Here's the plan...
The idea is that 3 of you join my Pay It Forward and then 
I will send a hand made gift (made with love!!!) to each one of my THREE
within the next 365 days!

Then, those 3 people must also host a PIF on their blogs
and ask for 3 people to join their PIF -  To pay it forward!

So this is me, asking for 3 people to join my PIF -
just leave a comment to this post !
That's it...no Catches!
NOW...
I only need THREE...
who wants to be my THREE????

Is Seeing Believing?

Everyone collects something...
For me, it is a word.


At first it was a gimic for me...
My Houston Astros were on their way to the World Series and the theme was


All of us would chant that word during a game when it looked like we weren't gonna make it...
But we did! Whooo Hoooo!
That's Right....THE HOUSTON ASTROS DID GO TO THE WORLD SERIES!

And so, that's how it started.

Everytime I would see a sign with the word


I would buy it...ok, if it was on sale... :)

But slowly, God began to show the real meaning of the word

through our life...

Things were tough.
Three of the five kids were in college and life began to feel empty.
Major LIFE and Major DRAMA happened.
You know...we aren't alone in that feeling I am SURE...

Then...
I realized that my little collected word


wasn't a chant for a baseball club anymore...

It was a choice.

I didn't have to put my faith in my circumstances, my job, my kids, my husband...even my reputation.
I only had to trust God - and



Now more than ever, everytime I see one of my signs, I remember this...

John 6:69

"And we


 and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God."

So now...my collection is a choice to ...
 

that ultimately- no matter what happens - what life brings - what people say,
I still belong to my Lord...
and He loves me...

Happy Monday Everyone!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In!!!

Yay...I did get to join the Friday Night Sew-In group last night...
Celebrating the end of summer officially with my cinnamon candle lit, a little Miles Davis, and this...

Don't forget to sign-up for my It Seams To Be Sew Give-A-Way HERE...










I love Friday Night Sew-Ins...


Arrived...

Today, my mailbox brought me something!
This is from Ashley at Film In The Fridge...she is so talented! Anytime she announces a quilt sale, I head over to take a look...
This time I couldn't resist...






Now tell me...could you resist this either?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Clean-up on Isle 7...Finished!

Well, I was right...
I was up until 3 a.m.!
Do you know how many infomercials are on at that time?
I DO!!!
So...here it is...
All Clean.
All ready to work...
Wow, now that I look at it..maybe it's a little too clean...
I know. I need help.
But I also know...It won't take me very long to mess it up again!!!!
Happy Thursday Everyone!!!
 Don't forget to sign-up for my give-a-way, if you haven't already~


Trick for Readers...set your wall calendar ahead...It will not be outdated for a little longer...


My little stash closet...




































I organize according to types of fabrics...not just color...


I have to say...I do like it...

Don't you love odd little baskets?


And finally...CLEAN FLOOR!!! (I don't see any cords...and neither do you.)

TA-DA!!!!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Clean-up on Isle 7...

It seems that my studio is in desperate need of a clean up...anyone wanna come help?
My mama always used to say, you have to make a mess to clean a mess...
 (sigh* - thanks mama...)
So here goes...





Whew...I may be up a little late tonight...stay tuned!
Why can't I be like everyone else...and create cleanly???

It Seams To Be Sew GIVE-A-WAY TIME!!! September 27th!

And the clock is ticking to enter.... I am sooooo excited!!!!

JOB UPDATE!!!!






































For those of you out there that have sent your prayers and good wishes our way...just wanted to update you... My sweet man Bill had a great interview yesterday and has been called back for a SECOND interview coming up this week!
He also got a call today to head to Lousiana to work on a job (He has his own Valve repair business) for the next couple of days!
Isn't God GOOD! He always manages to stand in the gap for us...AMAZING GOD!
Keep the prayers coming!
(p.s.  Honey...you ARE a CUTIE for sure!!!)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Give-a-way Update!




Hello everyone!
Thank you for stopping by!
For those of you that are entering my
please don't forget the following:

Post a comment 
I love hearing from everyone - ESPECIALLY all my new visitors!
Make sure you post about the Give-a-way on YOUR blog! I love visiting everyone's blogs and seeing all your neat creations and getting to know you!
and finally....

Please leave your blog address in your comment
if you want to be entered! I want to be able to reach you when you WIN!!!!

SPECIAL NOTE: 
If for some reason you tried to post a comment and was not able to, please PLEASE try again! I think Blogger had some issues last night and several of you were not able to post!

Good Luck Everyone!!!!
(I am cheering for you!)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It Seams To Be Sew GIVE-A-WAY TIME!!!

Thank you everyone for such nice comments on my last post...I really appreciate all the kind words of encouragement! 
They truly made OUR day!   :)


!!!!!!!!NOW!!!!!!!!

On to some
GOOD
stuff!

I was cleaning out my sewing closet today
and
found
this!

It is a 
HONEY BUN
 from Blackbird Designs
called
BEACH HOUSE
for Moda...

I hadn't realized I still
had a new one left
after
 I made this...




So here is where
you
come in...

TO ENTER:

Post
this give-a-way on your blog
and then make sure you post on here...
and
Finally...
be sure and
tell all your friends!!!

that is... if

you
are
i.n.t.e.r.e.s.t.e.d.

The drawing
is

Monday,
September 27th!!! 

I will post the winner sometime that morning!
Now, if that's not a great way to start off a Monday morning...
I don't know what is!
:) SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!