Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Someone loves me!

…….but who?

I received this charm pack in the mail yesterday. YES! Its Sherbet Pips! Not even out yet! Everyone LOVES it! The few precuts that were released early are already gone! Most people have to wait until April for this….but someone loves me! (notice the !!!!)


Who is this someone? I have no clue. This came in an envelope yesterday. I thought to myself *I didn't order anything, but the return address has the word fabric, and it feels like a charm pack..hmmm*

Of course when I opened it I was lost for words. Really I was jumping up in down inside but I had company and didn't want to look like a looney…I'm sure she wouldn't have minded much though. LOL

Anyways, whoever sent it (has to be someone with my addy, which there aren’t many…I have a few ideas of who it could be)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It’s a BIG one!

Twin size! DONE! Now off to the binding! Here is your sneaky peaky! It doesn’t look that big all bunched up, but trust me….IT IS! Took all day!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas quilt

Well I have the top together. I'm undecided about borders and binding. I don't really have enough fabric to do either, unless I do a scrappy one. So I either order more fabric, or go with a solid. What do you all think?dresden

Here are the two blocks I made for the quilt! I think I need to make this quilt again, except with fabric I can have out all year long. It is so pretty! 


So, any ideas on borders, binding, or quilting? I have a few rolling around in my head but wanted to get a few other opinions. I think I am going to do a flannel on the back since its a Christmas quilt.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I have been practicing some embroidery. I think I actually, kind of, understand it now. Thanks to my new book Doodle Stitching! Which was given to me by my swap partner. I love this book! It has some really cute designs. I couldn't wait to get started on one!


Also, I am working on a new project so keep your eyes peeled for some of these lovely fabrics!aaf

Monday, December 13, 2010

I *heart* my mailman!

So, after coming home from my daily routine I saw a sweet little package on my porch…..(boxed of course)


I looked at the return address and knew exactly what it was! It was my modern swappers package!! And I knew exactly what was in it because I wanted it from the day I saw the first picture….of course the pictures just kept getting better and better!

Here are my goods!!! I am so excited! Dorrie did such a good job picking out everything to match my interests! …and that book! So excited about that little surprise. Its one thing I had no clue was coming! So glad it did though!019  Doesn't it look perfect on my wall?!? I promise to give it a good home!!!!!


I also want to share with you an ornament I made for my Secret Santa this year….in the Houston Modern Quilt Guild. I hope she likes it. I really wasn’t sure what to make for her. 009

Friday, December 10, 2010

Take Time to Give Back!!!!

I just wanted to let you know about a little project a friend of mine is starting. She has such a big heart! You can make items and have them sold in the ETSY store and all proceeds actually go to the children in Haiti. Read about it here.

Also sign up on the blog here.


…while you are at it she is giving away a GO! on her blog so hurry up and sign up so you can win me one for Christmas! Do that here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Its that time again

Modern swappers is coming to an end. I have enjoyed my partner this time around. I hope they like all that I made. I can’t show everything because of course  I forgot to take a picture of it all together but I can show some of the items they will be getting.

Their “big” presenttree

I love this! Hopefully the new owner will love it too….if not they can sure send it back to me :)MS pincushion

Finally, it is Christmas time isnt it?!? Well I had to make something for Christmas……a mug rug for those cold winter days!mug rug

Here is the swap all together. Don’t try to read the tags, I put the name on after I took the picture……you will just have to stalk the mailman to see if its yours!Modern Swap 2

Be sure to join our group at Modern Swappers we will have another swap starting after the holidays! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Countdown till Christmas!

One of my favorite times of the year. Just because I love seeing the look on Allie Kats face when she sees what Santa brought her. She loves all of it….as long as its not clothes!

Here is the Calendar I made for her to start the countdown till Christmas this year.


It was all going ok until I decided I wanted to try to do the binding by hand. Considering I am already a couple days late with this and it needs to be up on the wall. Well its done. I may redo the binding after the holidays, but for now it will do. Snowman

I think it turned out kind of cute, don't you?!? Now off to try to get my quilt done before Christmas.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The good with the bad!

First the bad….


Don't you hate it when that happens?!? The worst part is my husbands debit card decided to quit on him last week and he is waiting for a new one and borrowed mine for gas today! So I am stuck with no thread! UHG!

I went to the mailbox (hoping to find that his debit card arrived so I could make an emergency trip to the store) and found these…..YUM! I'm not so upset anymore!018

One more thing. Its been getting chilly at night here in Houston so we had the chance to have a fire two nights in a row. Aliya was loving it! I must admit I was too!010