3 11, 2009

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Tutorial|71 Comments

I'm so excited to share my Stocking Tutorial with you! Thanks for all your sweet compliments the other day - my family is excited to have special stockings made by mom! There are a lot of little steps, but they are so fun to put together! I hope that you have a go at it. [...]

3 11, 2009

Family Dinner Swap

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|In the Kitchen|17 Comments

Let's swap recipes! I need some serious help getting creative in the kitchen. I even checked out a pile of cookbooks recently and hardly looked through them - it's hard to know if they will turn out good, or if my family will eat it! That's why I love this community - you all are [...]

2 11, 2009

Christmas Stockings

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2009|finished project|50 Comments

While I wasn't mopping up the kitchen or soaking my hands in dishwater I was working on these over the weekend! Last year when I made our tree skirt, my family suggested stockings. I wanted to make them, but had purchased enough fabric for the tree skirt only. Well, earlier this summer I was blessed, [...]

1 11, 2009

Weekend Moments

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 November 1st, 2009|moments|14 Comments

Friday evening sewing with Ella --I have a set of stockings nearly complete and ready to share with you.Saturday evening trick-or-treating --Ella's a cat, complete with robe tie tail. Emmalie pulled her Sleeping Beauty dress out of the dress up bin. Sophia found the Tinkerbell dress up clothes. And Owen is just being himself - [...]

31 10, 2009

I Am Thankful : : 16

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 October 31st, 2009|Thankful|23 Comments

Today is one of those days that started out rough, and has had a hard time gaining momentum -- I need to remember to be thankful.I am thankful for -- my handy husband, who can fix the dishwasher- healthy children- blue skies and sunshine, even though it is cold- good coffee- my mom - Happy [...]

29 10, 2009

Clearing my head – again!

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 October 29th, 2009|random|35 Comments

So, I have taken on a big project -- A big project with deadlines and secrecy. I can't tell you about it yet, but the moment I can, you will be the first to know!But the project (which I sought out) has got me thinking a little crazy. Like I must deep clean the entire [...]

29 10, 2009

Color Wheel Supplies —

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 October 29th, 2009|embroidery|5 Comments

Color wheel supplies:Have you managed to collect yours? I thought a 6" hoop seemed more doable right now, use any size hoop that you have or want to use! I use the ruler to divide the space up.I tried measuring and it didn't work! Just eyeball based on the number of colors you are using. [...]

27 10, 2009

I’m a Winner!

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:47+00:00 October 27th, 2009|give away, moments|22 Comments

That feels really good to say! I think everyone should be able to say that every once in a while :) Such a good boost! While the Quilt Festival was going on I managed to visit a few of you and left comments - one turned me into a giveaway winner.Rene had an unannounced giveaway [...]

26 10, 2009

SewConnected & A Notion or Two

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 October 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|14 Comments

Good morning and happy Monday!I got to work on my bee blocks for the month over the weekend. Some months are more challenging than others - but I love the diversity!Allyn asked that we take the pieces that she cut and make these grandmother's fans. While it wasn't difficult, it was tedious, but I'm glad [...]

23 10, 2009

Sew & Tell

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2009|bag, finished project, sew-n-tell|37 Comments

I spent Wednesday - sewing! I didn't do any dishes, laundry or vacuuming until after 4:30pm! Yeah, the place was a disaster between the kids and all my threads, but I was smiling. As has happened often, I had an idea for a bag that was keeping me awake, needing to be made. So I [...]

22 10, 2009

Embroidery Color Wheel Details

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:39+00:00 October 22nd, 2009|embroidery|15 Comments

Well I'm so flattered that you all love my color wheel! I've worked on it here and there over the course of a month - it could be done faster, but I was mulling over options and need time to make decisions. Enough of you asked about the dmc numbers so I thought I would [...]

20 10, 2009

Color Wheel Project

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:47+00:00 October 20th, 2009|embroidery|69 Comments

My color wheel inspiration post started me on an adventure! As I usually buy fabric per project, I don't have a stash to collect color samples from, so I went searching for fabric online. My quick realization was that I could not afford to purchase the fabric needed, even for a small quilt. So my [...]