Friday, October 28, 2011


So it is no surprise I am new to all of this. 

I was all excited about making a Hungry Caterpillar themed quilt, and still am, but I was sad to find out that the fabric line is 'old'.  It has been a bit difficult to find the patterns I want.  Yesterday I got three of them, the multi dot (which I searched and searched for and finally found a website that was not backordered and had the amount I needed), Tossed Caterpillers and Munch, Munch, Munch!  I love the grass prints that also go with these but noone around me has anymore and I have yet to find one online shop that has all the colors I want.  I need odd amounts (not full yds or even half yds) also.  So I have decided rather than ordering from an assortment of online shops and paying all sorts of shipping along with having to order more than I need (that would get expensive!), I will use something from another fabric line.  I am really loving batik fabric so I am thinking the rest of the fabric for the quilt will be of that type.  We shall see, have to wait for my multi dot fabric to come in.  I have never ordered fabric online before.  Wonder how long it will take to get here?

I haven't included a picture in a few posts so here is one I just took minutes ago. (Sorry it is not the greatest, I had intended on only putting great pics on here but that doesnt seem to be working.  Maybe some day :)

Wow, this post is a real mouthful.  Sorry about that. Hehe

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oh Boy!

Yesterday was an amazing day!! 

I awoke feeling truely blessed with great friends.  Once getting the boys off to school, I started my usual blog hopping (hehe) and found out I won a giveaway over at Lulu's blog, For the love....!  I had to email her to make sure I wasn't crazy.  She replied right away and she informed me that I was a no-reply blogger so she could not email me and that she tried to comment on my blog but could not do that either.  Oiy!!!  Thanks to the link she gave me I was able to fix this and now am no longer a no-reply blogger.  And after a little research I was able to fix the fact that noone could comment. 

But wait there is more!

A little later in the day...still on my high from last night and winning a beautiful pattern...I logged onto Facebook and saw a post by my friend Tracey.  She had decided on a "theme" for her baby's room!!  Click here to see!  Isn't it beautiful?  She won't be buying the quilt, obviously (hehe).  I was super excited.  And still am.  A fabric store near me has a whole line of fabrics to go with it.  My imagination began to run wild!  This is going to be such a fun quilt to make!  I can't wait to go shopping with her to pick out which ones she would like.  I am keeping the pattern a secret though. 

And still more...

Today, my excitement continues.  I got my first comment on my blog!!!  Thank you, Camille!  She has one of my favorite blogs, Simplify.  (Here's hoping that these links work - first time adding links to my post.) 

Now if I could just get some followers.  Hehe
The day isn't over yet ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I had the time of my life last night.  I went out with four of the most amazing ladies I know, Jen, Colleen, Maureen, and Doreen.  Everything is so easy with them.  We talk, we laugh and we laugh some more.  We share things none of us ever really expect to share.  We just have plain old fun.  No drama, no worries, just plain fun.  And for the first time in my life I am truely blessed with a group of friends.  Now don't get me wrong, I have had friends over the years, but have never been part of a group like this.  They accept me for who I am.  Last night was our third time going to dinner and drinks together and we plan on many, many more.  A monthly dinner with the ladies.  So fun.  Here's to many more.  And of course there is always room for more...but leave the drama at home!  And bring your laugh!

Love you ladies!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Last post I told you about a yard sale I was going to.  Wow!  Did she have a lot of fabric.  I could have gone crazy...there were so many that I liked.  Thank goodness that I am friends with her granddaughter.  She invited me to come check out all her fabric in her house one day.  There I can lay as much out as I want and buy whatever I want.  Anyways...thought I would share with you what I did get.  The kids had so much fun picking ones they liked, especially my oldest. 

My daughter picked the following fabrics.  She found the polka dot one first.  It is a flannel.  I am thinking I may make a pillow case with the fairy one.  I would hate to cut them up.
My little man only picked one.  He didn't seem all that interested.  I think I will use this one on the backing of his quilt.
Now my oldest, loved picking what he liked.  I think if the others weren't there we would have gone through all of it.  His first choice was the green.  It has a black flower print on it but it is hard to see in the photo.  Looking at them all together, I realize that will go really well together.  He didn't plan that, I don't think.  They will not go with his fabric we already have for his quilt because he has choosen a jungle theme.  I am sure he will figure out some project I can use them for. 

Can't forget about those fabrics.  My oldest also found the spider one and said to me, "Can you make a Halloween quilt with this one?"  Wow, I would love to, but I kinda have a long list before I can do that.  A boy can dream though, right.  I found the orange one myself and thought it would go great together.

I haven't been able to do any more sewing since my last post, so no more blocks to share.  Things have been crazy around here, between soccer and football.  I dont know how others do it.  I have such a hard time finding the time to do it.  It seems a lot of ladies are able to work on their projects once their kiddos are in bed, but for me...I am so wiped out, I can barely concentrate.  Hmmm, our scedule isn't too crazy this weekend, maybe I can fit some 'Mom Time' in.

I almost forgot!!  It's a GIRL!!!  My friend is having a girl.  I am so excited.  Now she just needs to decide on a color scheme for the nursery so I can go pick some amazing fabric for her quilt.  That is if she cares that it matches.  We shall see.

Till next time - Happy sewing!