9 09, 2009

Back to School

By |September 9th, 2009|My kids|20 Comments

Going back to school is not only emotional for mom - it's hectic! In the last couple of years I have developed routines with Ella to make sure we get out the door on time. And now getting ready for Kindergarten, Emmalie is getting in on the action!Much like the chore list, I make checklists [...]

4 09, 2009


By |September 4th, 2009|Doll Quilt Swap, sew-n-tell|37 Comments

I've been working to finish up my doll quilt all week. It needs to get in the mail Monday! But I think I will admire it until then :)I've titled this quilt "Flowers for . . . " I will have to update you with who the flowers are for once it is received. Now [...]

3 09, 2009

Homemade Tomato Sauce

By |September 3rd, 2009|In the Kitchen|8 Comments

After Joe and I married, we both decided we didn't like our moms spaghetti sauce very much. One used a jar of sauce and added fresh bits, and Italian sausage, and the other used canned tomatoes with browned hamburger. Neither was bad, but we figured that their must be better! This sent us on a [...]

3 09, 2009

SewConnected – August & A Little More

By |September 3rd, 2009|In the Kitchen, My kids, SewConnected|23 Comments

I know - it's already September, I was slow to take the time to figure out paper piecing. I've read a few tutorials, but until I sit down to do something for the first time - it is still an unknown. In the end I had a lot of fun making these for Amy -Over [...]

1 09, 2009

Color Wheel Inspiration

By |September 1st, 2009|Inspiration|24 Comments

Hi there! With all our trips to the library - I have exhausted the quilting books of interest. So with our last visit I brought home a design book! I've been checking out more home design type mag's too when looking for inspiration - I find myself more and more challenged to make my own [...]

31 08, 2009

Something New

By |August 31st, 2009|Blog Info|8 Comments

In the new year I told you I was adding advertising to my site - take it or leave it, I am looking for a way to help with the family bottom line (and support the fabric addiction). I have learned a lot in the process, like adding filters so that stuff I'd rather not [...]

28 08, 2009


By |August 28th, 2009|a Notion or Two, bag, sew-n-tell|30 Comments

Happy Friday! My friend Amy and I decided to save up our finished projects for a Friday reveal - she has a Mr. Linky up for you to join in and share your finishes with the rest of us too!Not that I would have been able to post anything earlier! We have had a busy [...]

26 08, 2009

Flea Market Fancy Freak?

By |August 26th, 2009|random|1 Comment

My friend Penny has taken on a new project - Getting Free Spirit to reprint Flea Market Fancy! Do you love the Denyse Schmidt, Flea Market Fancy collection?Click the picture to show your support and sign the linky/petition - let your voice be heard! Penny has already been in touch with the manufacturer, with some [...]

25 08, 2009

I Love Pretty Things

By |August 25th, 2009|random|19 Comments

I stayed up late last night so I could look through thisall by myself! Cath Kidston Catalog and Magazine all in one - so much pretty in one spot!Just look at this kitchen! Changing accessories and adding color to the table made a huge improvement!Beautiful ironing board covers too.Encouraging the sewist in everyone :)It all [...]

23 08, 2009

Zig-Zag Quilt Along Links

By |August 23rd, 2009|quilt-along|27 Comments

This post is a summary of the zig-zag quilt along done in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along Flickr group.Fabric Requirements** To make a 40" square baby quilt - you need 10 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 1 1/2 yards for the back.** To make a 48x60" throw [...]

20 08, 2009

Getting There

By |August 20th, 2009|Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress|24 Comments

Hi there! Just a quick post to check in with all of you. This has been one of those weeks - you know the kind. When nothing is normal, and finding motivation is a challenge. Little Sophia seems to have a flu bug, and is currently asleep on the couch. I'm praying that it doesn't [...]

18 08, 2009

A To Do List & Drama

By |August 18th, 2009|My kids, work in progress|24 Comments

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey - lots of great info there, and it is helping to get me even more excited for the Fall Quilt Festival! If you haven't done it yet - I would love to have your input too!Our weekend was a little dramatic - on Sunday [...]