Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Layer Cake Winner

is comment #10, which is Heather.  Congrats!!!  Send me an email with your contact info.   I will get you this layer cake so you can start sewing,  Thanks for all who commented,
it was very fun reading what people got. 
Have a great and safe New Years!!!! 
  Post to ya'll next year, (yikes!)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crazy Gifts

Merry Christmas! 
Have you ever gotten a really weird gift for Christmas?  Well this is the time to share.  Now until Friday, Dec 30,  leave a comment telling me about the weirdest, funniest or worst gift you have ever received for Christmas.  A random winner will be chosen to win this
Christmas layer cake

  There are 33 10" squares, reds, greens and whites.  Remember you must be a follower to win the contest.  If your not, become one.  The winner will be listed Friday, Dec 30.  Enjoy your holidays.

I'll go first, the worst gift I ever received was a toilet brush, with a pair of rubber gloves
can you believe it!! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just about done

Almost there.  The baking of cookies is the last thing to do.  The kids are out of school tomorrow so the baking will commence.  I'm signing off until after Christmas when I will have a fun give away.  Until then I hope your Christmas is filled with joy, love and peace.
Merry Christmas!!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011


This is one of my favorite children's books.  Fun for the Christmas season.  I feel like Moose right now.   Busy, busy, busy trying to make everything "perfectly perfect".  I don't know about you, but I'm not ready for Christmas to be in 8 days.  Holy Cow!! 
Still lots to do on my list of To-dos.  So here's my list and I've checked it twice (or more)
make 7 pair of pj pants
sew pillowcases
packages in the mail
sew on a quilt table topper (this is a must for my sanity)
last minute shopping, there's always something
wrap tons of presents
bake cookies and treats for us
bake treats for the neighbors and deliver
get teacher gifts ready and deliver
bake for Christmas breakfast
and plan Christmas dinner
last of all try to enjoy this wonderful time of year!
We'll see how it goes by next week
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fabric Sale!!

On my Etsy Shop.  The prices have been reduced!  Don't wait, there's only one of each bundle. 
When they are gone their gone!  Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas all around

Here's what I made last night.    I LOVE Christmas and this is the first on many quilts in the making.  I went through my stash and was amazed at how much Christmas fabric I have.  Am I the only one that hordes Christmas fabric???  Also I have tons green and red which I'm turning into Christmas table runners.  So they might even be done this year.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Just a note:  There have been problems with people posting comments.   If you are one of the many, try to click off the "stay signed in" box on your account.  That seems to help on some.  Please email me if you are still having trouble.  Thanks for being patient as I try to work this all out. 

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


OK, here's the latest pattern, called
Perfect for those teens who just love to be crazy active and do all
of those sports that make moms worry.  
 The quilt finishes 60" x 72".
the images are appliqued with Steam-a-Seam fusible webbing. 
The pattern was just posted on my Etsy Shop, so it's ready to order.  Watch for upcoming sales too.   Have a great day and enjoy your holidays!  Happy sewing

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Baby it's cold out there!

Holy Cow!!  It's was a whoppin' 17'  degrees when I took the kids to school this morning.  I'm glad to be back inside where it is warm.  I think I need some hot chocolate and a cinnamon roll.  I hope your day is a little warmer.  Happy sewing.

Friday, December 2, 2011

From Chaos to Cute...

or at least functional.  I mentioned that I was going to do some cleaning,
well I started with my sewing room/office.  
Here's the before.  What a disaster!!!!

I went to work.  First I had to empty the entire room, which is saying lot.  I moved, cleaned, folded, re-stacked, dusted (have I mentioned how to hate to dust), shifted and organized. 
 The nice thing is I had it done in a day. 
Here's what I came up with.
My sewing table is now away from the window so I don't get the glare.  It's soooo much  better.  I still have the natural light, which is a must.   I love windows.   I want to put a nice soft squishy chair there in the corner.  My kids like to come in and talk to me while I work. So now on I'm on the look out for a great chair that will fit in that spot, red maybe?

Some changes, notice the dresser under my work table.  I had my husband cut off the bottom two drawers of it so it fit perfectly.  I did lose two drawers of storage for fabric, but I was able to move things around a bit and make it work.  Painting is waiting until spring ,hence the cement ruck will be gone (smile).  There is still work I need to do.  Paint, recover my chair and ironing board and make a new valance  But all is all I like the feel.  I'll show you the rest when I have it done.  Sew now I  can sew on a few more projects, like I'm ever done with projects (smile).   Have a great weekend!