July 31, 2010

Disappointment, Surprises, & Progress

I got an email last night form the Lady I was purchasing the quilt frame from. She informed me that she was returning my money because she offered it to someone else for more money…I hate people like that! At least I got my money back. Hubby wasn’t to happy about it either. We had already made arrangements to pick it up and he had rearranged his schedule to do so.

On a brighter note, he woke me up this morning and told me to get ready. He drove me to my LQS and bought me a brand new frame and said this is what we should have done in the first place! I love that man :) He is VERY good to me, better than I deserve!

The quilt frame is on backorder and will get here mid August. Bernina is making a few improvements to them. I can’t wait to get it!

Yesterday I worked on my Crazy Mom Quilt Along quilt. I will probably finish it up this weekend even though she hasn't posted the rest of the instructions. I studied the layout and know how to complete it. Here is what I have so far…


I have a white row that goes all the way around and another set that goes all the way around. Then there will be 2 more sets for the top and 2 more set for the bottom. I think I will back it with a sheet from Target (if the color matches). Not sure if I will have any squares left over. If I do I will probably piece them into the back or make a mini quilt with them.


July 30, 2010

Putting the Bee In Christmas

My 1st blocks were posted today for my Putting the Bee in Christmas Bee quilt…

These were made by Kelly

I LOVE the way they turned out. Thanks Kelly.


July 29, 2010

Lucky Me!

Seriously, I have had a stoke of luck this week. First I won 2 Dream On charm packs from Miss Print’s blogiversary giveaway.


Then I won a $25 gift certificate from Old Red Barn Co to the Fat Quarter Shop (2nd time I have won something from Dana).


Next, I got a heads up email about a Bernina quilt frame that was for sale at an unbelievable price…lets just say I am getting it for about 1/3 of what it originally costs! I get to pick it up next week (sick with excitement)!


Then this evening I was blogging and came across Linda’s post…she is purging some of her craft stuff. I commented on the Sew What Skirts book (I have been wanting) she emailed me and is sending it too me!


Yep, it has been a very lucky week :)

Funny, I am NEVER lucky. Makes me wonder if I am going to get struck by lightning or something…


A Little Sugar Anyone???

Last night about 9:20 I decided it would be a good idea to have an ice-cream sundae making party. So Scott and I loaded everyone in the car and drove to the store to pick out the goodies (we don’t keep that kind of stuff at the house, if we did I would be as big as a house)! We got home and made the best sundaes ever! Parker was having a friend stay the night and we told him that we did this EVERY night. You should have seen how big that kids eyes go…he said you do??? Like he really considering moving in with us, LOL!

It was lots of fun, and we all had a little sugar high going on :)


This monster was mine…yummy!



July 28, 2010

A Good Day

Considering the night I had, today turned out to be pretty good! I didn’t get any sleep last night which normally translates into me being cranky and blah, BUT today my quilting buddy came over for a sew day. We got a lot done. She brought her adorable little girl who even though the BIG age difference gets along quite well with my boys :)

Thanks for a fun day Amy!

We never take pics while she is here so I will just show you a picture of the progress I made on my quilt…



July 27, 2010

Swag Bucks

Have you heard of Swag Bucks? I was introduced to Swag bucks about a month ago. You can earn Swag Bucks several ways. I downloaded the toolbar and use Swag bucks to search the internet. I have some of the pages I visit everyday saved a a search and click on it instead of the actual page. I earn daily buy voting in the daily poll. I also am Friends with Swag Bucks on FB and twitter. This way I am alerted of any CODES they have out to earn MORE Swag Bucks. I managed to ear 700 Swag Bucks this month not even trying. There are several other ways to earn that I haven’t even done. I will be trading my swag bucks for Amazon gift cards, Barns N Noble gift cards, and also cash deposites to my PayPal account! I mean come on…it is free money! I am not saying you are going to get rich by doing this, but every couple of months you can have enough points earned to buy some extra fabric or whatever else you might want or need. If you are interested click on the button below and sign up.

July 26, 2010

More productive???

In an attempt to be more productive and spend less time on the computer I moved the computer out of my main room. It is now in the office/guest room right across from my sewing/dinning room. I am hoping to get my house in good order and get more sewing done :)

I am also going to try and get the rest of the boxes unpacked from the move almost 1 year ago (hanging my head in shame). I think we are all just living in this house like it is a temporary stop on the way to the next place. We have moved so many times that we stopped really trying to make any place home. Don’t get me wrong, we have done a few things, but I have kept myself from putting to much into this house to keep from getting emotionally involved. Seems like every time I get a place the way I want it and feel comfortable and at home we end up moving. I realize I can’t live feeling this way. So my goal is to make this house more than a house and start making it a home!

I managed to get the computer hooked up and the BOSE speakers hooked up to it. Now I can listen to music and the Bible all over the house :)

I also got the shelves and books cleaned and decluttered along with my sewing room. When hubby gets home he is going to take me to the store to purchase a few more storage containers so I can get better organized and have some more storage. I have SO MUCH stuff!

Anyway, wish me luck in keeping with my goals. I am going to need it!


New Challenge


I joined a new challenge today. Head over to http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2010/07/quilters-butt-and-improv-challenge.html and read about it and join the team!


July 23, 2010

Friday Night Sew In


My first project


I finished my DQS9 quilt! I sewed the binding down this evening. Just 2 more to go :)

I also worked on the Crazy Mom Quilt A Long quilt. I wasn’t sure I was going to do this quilt, but my friend Amy R brought hers to my house to work on…I fell in love so I decided to do one in the same fabrics (Hunky Dory). She is waiting for me to catch up with her and then we are going to work on them together.

I have the 62 JR strips sewn into sets. I now have 31 sets ready to cut…DSC_0163

And the center of my block has been sewn…


I have several of the strips cut into their pieces, but haven’t taken a picture of that.


July 22, 2010

I have a disease…

That compels me to buy fabric…tons and tons of it even though I have enough to make 1 quilt top a month for the next 2 to 3 years! No matter how hard I try or how much I try to control myself…I jut can’t! I am just waiting for the medical community to catch wind of my symptoms and label it with an official name. Maybe then they will come up with some kind of treatment for me…until then I will just have to continue to purchase fabric…What makes this worse is I seem to have too many enablers showing cute stuff whether it be quilts or fabric lines…so as any sick person will do, I am putting some of the blame on you! That’s right, you heard me…STOP making so many cute projects and posting pics! Stop posting pics of all the cute fabrics you find! Stop having such fabulous quilt alongs! Stop inviting me to participate in your fun groups!

Just kidding…don’t stop! I rather enjoy my sickness and with out you guys I would be lost!

Going to go sew and try and fight the urge to buy the cute Thimble blossoms pattern that Tracey posted


…and try not to purchase a LC of Bliss!


July 17, 2010

Natalia’s Blocks Finished



based off of this tutorial



This is why…

I LOVE my mailman!!!

DSC_0156 He is always delivering me such wonderful goodies! Of course I LOVE my hubby even more because he is the one that makes it ALL POSSIBLE!


July 14, 2010

New Website & Give A Way

Head over to Pleasant Home where there is a great give away going on. She has started a wonderful new website featuring sewing related pictures. The new website is called Sew Picture Perfect.



July 13, 2010

Productive day…

Today I managed to get 1 of Natalia’s blocks done. I have everything cut and ready to go fro the second one.



I also machine appliquéd all the petals down on all three of my mini Joseph’s Coat quilts. One of them is for the DSQ9. I originally planned to hand appliqué the blocks, but after giving it a try I decided I had bitten off more than I could chew. Hand appliqué isn’t really my cup of tea! I am happy with way it turned out. Now all I need to do is sandwich and quilt them.

DSC_0151 Here is a close up of the stitching…DSC_0152

One more thing. Along with everything else I am doing, I decided to participate in the Bible in 90 Days reading plan again. I started a week ago Monday. I have managed to read/listen the required reading everyday. Please pray that I will be able to keep up with the assignments.


July 5, 2010

My Day

I had a fun day shopping with my friend Amy R from allikatmom.com ! We went to the outlet mall close to her house. I got to see where she lives. She has been to my house a few times already so it was about time I made the drive to hers. Looking forward to getting together with her again.

On my way back from Amy’s I picked the boys up from the airport. We got home and I did a load of laundry so I could pack my bag for my trip to Austin.

I managed to get both of the BFF quilts finished. Her quilt has been labeled and wrapped. I can’t wait to give it to her. I wasn’t really in love with it until I pulled it out of the washer…It is PERFECT for her. My hubby likes it too and is happy I am switching mine with the NEPTUNE that I have on the bed. He just doesn’t care for NEPTUNE (strange man) but I love him anyway :)


July 4, 2010

Happy 1 Year to ME!

It is my 1 year quilting (July1st) and my 1 year Luv2Kreate blogging anniversary (July 3rd). WOW how time flies. When I started blogging it was really just a way to keep a record of my projects and to be able to look back at my quilting journey. I never imagined that people would actually read it…I wasn’t even sure I would be able to keep up with a blog, but I am glad I did because I have met some great gals this past year!

I have finished 15 quilts. I have 3 tops that still need to be finished. I made 1 bag (not a God given talent). I have made countless Bee blocks, 3 mini quilts, and have 3 mini quilts in progress. That is a lot in 1 year!

Can’t wait to see what this next year brings :)

Haven’t decided yet, but I may have a little celebratory give away in the next day or two…we will just have to see :)


July 2, 2010

Best Hubby EVER!

Wednesday, we got a last minute call from the kids Grammy asking if they wanted to visit for the Holiday weekend. I put them on a plane yesterday late afternoon (after all the delays due to hurricane Alex).

Yesterday afternoon while I was getting the kids ready for their trip hubby called saying he had a surprise…Ok 1 thing you may not know about me, I LOVE surprises when I don’t know one is coming, but HATE it when someone says I have a surprise for you and then I have to wait for it! On the other hand Hubby LOVES this. He likes to plan surprises for me (BIG and LITTLE) and then give me hints over days and sometimes weeks. He knows it drives me crazy and for some reason the game makes the surprise fun for him. We have been married for 7-1/2 years now and I have accepted this and play along for him :)

Anyway, he calls saying he has a surprise. He has booked a hotel room for Friday night then proceeds to give me a few hints. We played the guessing game through text messaging all afternoon (I have to admit it was kind of fun, but only because I knew I would have the answer soon). Last night (after I guessed the answer) he told me where we are going. NOW this is where the BEST HUBBY part comes in. He booked a room at the Westin Hotel connected to the Galleria and has planned 2 fun filled days of SHOPPING, eating, and relaxing!!! For the record hubby HATES (ok maybe hate is a strong word) shopping, but knows how much I LOVE it…isn’t he sweet??

I am off to pack and take the dog to be boarded! Have a great weekend…I know I am going to :)