Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yes it's True!

I'm a little excited about the new 100 Blocks Vol 4....  

...because I have a block featured! WHAAHOOOO!!!

The magazine isn't out yet - it will be out in early November. So I'm still waiting to get my hands on it.

I will be participating in a Blog Tour the week of November 7th. (My day is November 10th). But I will have information on the Blog Tour each day starting on 11/7 to help you find all the participants. There will be Giveaways for some amazing goodies!!

I will also have some advance copies of the magazine that I will giveaway too! YAY!!!

Can't wait to show you guys my block!
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

FNSI Update....

Just to let you all know I was able to power through and cut all those hexagons. Once I got the math figured out, it went pretty smooth.

I only needed 39 hexagons for my project. If I had needed more than 39 - I probably would have to break down and buy an Accuquilt thingy.

If you want to know who the LUCKY FNSI Winners are.. head on over to Crafty Vegas Mom to find out. You never know.. it could be you! Pin It

FNSI - Progress

One of the downsides to living in a smaller town is that we only have one big chain craft store - and it's not JoAnns. *sigh*

Well, I've been trying to work on this diaper bag for someone and I was stuck in limbo. My local craft chain was totally out of the magnetic closure.. for.a.very.long.time!!! So long, that it made me wonder if there is someone in my town that operates a purse/bag making sweatshop.

So I had to pay double the price from somewhere else - but I had to get this bag done.

I finished it during the FNSI. And the person that ordered it - sent me an email asking for another one for someone else. So I need to make another one this week. 

Not the best interior picture - but look at those little bunnies! So sweet. It's a personalized Diaper Bag. 

After I finished with that - I wanted to start a project with my new "Circa 1934" fabric from Moda. It involves hexigons. I've never worked with hexi's before but they didn't scare me. I was up for the challenge. 

AARRRGGGHHHH!!! Cutting these little hexi's about put me in the nut house! And look...

....I didn't get very far. And I don't even want to tell you how long those few took me to cut. I don't have a ruler type hexi template.. or an Accu Quilt thingy.. so I eventually had to walk away and made myself some hot cider. 

I could have kept cutting - BUT I was worried that if I don't have them cut right - it will make sewing them even more frustrating. Any quilter knows that accuracy is the key to a nice finished product. Right?

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gearing up for a productive WEEKEND!

Yep.. that's me. I'm getting ready for the Friday Night Sew-In tomorrow night. I plan on sewing most of the weekend.. as much as I can squeeze in anyway. You know.. between feeding my family.. doing laundry... and cleaning.

I have a few supplies that I need to pick up on my lunch hour tomorrow and then I will be all set.

I will be working on 3 projects in total and one of them will be with these fabrics...

How about you? Have you signed up for the FNSI yet? Do you have your project all ready?

Don't forget.. Bobbi is hosting the signup this month. So head over there to get your name on the list if you haven't already. Pin It

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sign-up for the October Friday Night Sew-In!!

The signup for the October 21st Friday Night Sew-in has been posted!!

My co-host and cousin, Crafty Vegas Mom, has the linky over on her blog this month. She is planning a super fun giveaway with another very well known sponsor who was generous and sent some amazing gifts to pass along to one.. or two of you!

So get on over there and get yourself signed up!! We only have 8 days to go!! Pin It

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Double the Cuteness!

One very nice benefit of going to Arizona this past week for work - was that I was able to see some of my old friends.

Even though I missed my kids terribly, I was wishing I had more time to see everyone.

Just 4 short months ago, my friend Ashley had twin baby boys. I couldn't wait to meet them and to see their whole family. They went from a family of 3 to a family of 5!!

When I first met Ashley.. she was a single girl. Look at her now.

I made super soft flannel blankets for the boys. Since they live in the desert, I didn't want to make something too warm. They are self binding blankets - if you've never made one before, you need to consider them next time you need a quick baby gift. Here is a great tutorial. They are so easy to make.

I miss these babies so much right now!!! They are identical and so happy! Benjamin and Ethan... but I seriously couldn't tell you which is which. 

Here they are snuggling with the new blankies. I told their Mom that when I come back next year for their 1st B'day, I expect them to be dragging these blankies around as their favorites.

And here is Kennedy - she is so sweet. I brought her a Moose from Minnesota. 

The moose is wearing a wool sweater with a moose on it. The irony made me laugh.

Here are some better pictures of the blankets. 

This is my new "go to" baby blanket.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011


If you have been reading my blog for a while, you might remember this post. I told you about my nephew, Timm. He's an actor. He's been working very hard at it for a lot of years!

He is in a new TV show that is premeiring this coming Monday night on HBO. It stars Laura Dern and it's called "Enlightened". Timm is her boss, Dougie. It looks pretty funny from what I have seen so far.

Here is a trailer

Season 1 Trailer - Agent of Change

And here is another video....

The only downside - I don't think my kids will be able to watch their cousin since it's HBO so you never know what's going to come out of someones mouth.

Anyway - if you have HBO and you watch it.. I'd love to hear what you think of it. It premiers Monday Oct 10th.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Sunday Bike Ride

This past weekend, the 4 of us took a bike ride. I really didn't have time for it because I had quite a few sewing projects that I needed to finish. You see, I was hopping on a plane early Monday morning to go to Phoenix for the entire week to meet my new team. Since I used to live there, I was planning to see some friends and I had gifts to deliver.

But - my husband convinced me (with guilt) to take a break from all the sewing and enjoy the Fall colors before they are gone. I'm glad I did.. 

Here we are taking a little break... we rode 8 miles. 

The pictures don't even begin to show how pretty it was. 

The air was cold crisp.. and clean.. and the sky was so blue.

This is a bridge that goes over the St Louis River... 

It was early in the morning. But I wish it had been closer to noon so Sun would have higher in the sky and made this a much better picture. 

Is this a cute picture?! My boys look so happy. Makes you think that they were actually getting along doesn't it? Pictures are deceiving - what you don't know is that they argued almost the entire way over who would be in front of the pack.

"I'm first!"

"Na Ah.. it's my turn to be first!"

"You always get to be first!"

"WHAT? - being born first wasn't enough for you?!!"

"MOM.. he's riding to close to my back wheel!!!!"

"MOM?"... "MOM"....

"DAD.. Mom's ignoring us!!"

And on that note.. I'll "Leave" you with this beautiful picture...

P.S. I'm still in Phoenix - so I'll be sharing more pictures of all the things that I made and carried in my suitcase. Stay tuned!

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