i sew becuase it relaxes me...
all about me, my family and what we do.

live well. laugh often. love much. words to live by. but, what you may not realize is that those
sentiments are actually only a small part of a poem by Bessie Anderson Stanley written
in 1904. The full poem can be found below.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday Design Table

I would like to start posting where I am on Mondays with my projects.  Most people post a snap shot of thier design wall.  However, I don't have a design wall yet and today is not Monday.  This is a work in progress!  But, I did take a photo last night of where I was with the quilt I am working on for Rayne.  She picked this quilt pattern herself.  I feel like I have been cutting for DAYS... oh wait, I have.  So far I have cut about 6 yards of fabric and I am sure there is more to go. 

Here is where I am today though:

We will see how I do with my design table!

Friday, September 9, 2011

It is the weekend!

Friday is here.  The sun is shining.  It isn't 100 degrees outside.  This is going to be a GREAT weekend.  Here is the lineup.

Elmo Live.
Girls Night Out.
Sunday Relaxation.
Sewing binding down.
Fabric Cutting?!

Do you think I should let Rayne help me cut?

I am sure there will be some other things thrown in there.  Always seems to be on the weekend.  They always go so fast and seem to be so much fun. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

FABRIC, FABRIC, FABRIC... Oh the Possibilities

Well, this weekend was one of my favorites sales at Joann; all clearance fabric was an additional 50% off and I had an additional 10% off coupon!!!  After three, yep 3, trips to Joann I have lots new fabric to show for it.  Here is a sampling.  I say sampling because I think I bought 65 yards of fabric.

Rayne is having a blast with all of these fabrics designing her next quilt.  I can't wait to see what all of this turns into!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blog Update

I have made a ton of changes to my blog and there are more to come.  I will also be posting more regularly and about more then just sewing, mainly because I have a husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, friends, a career and not a ton of time to sew.  There is so much to post.  On a positive note this blog has been read by people in Alaska this month.  I think that is amazing.

Needless to say, tomorrow is a big day.  Fabric sale!!!  Shhhhh, don't tell anyone until after I shop.

I can't decide between two patterns.The first is on Moda Bakeshop by crazy mom quilts.
  http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/08/cartwheels-quilt.html - Cartwheels quilt by crazy mom quilts.  This is her photo on modabakeshop and her blog is here :http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/.  I love this pattern.  I was thinking bright, fun, young fabric.

And I can't find the other one, but i have the print out here.

I guess only time will tell.  Night!

Progress Report - When is Friday?

Well, I have been getting a lot of things done in my state of the art sewing room ... okay, so it isn't state of the art and it isn't exactly a sewing room.  Technically it is more a sewing room than a dining room.  I have done way more sewing in it then dining.

Finally, after a year, my son's quilt is ALMOST done. All I have to do is finish stitching the binding on!!!!  I can't believe.  Apparently, neither can he.  Every time I turn by back he has stolen if from me to lay on the couch one.  I can't complain though; that is why I made it.

I will post pics soon.