November 7, 2011


I finally found some motivation to sew…I am so happy that I am going to have a little girl to sew for and I have so many things I want to make for her.

This week has been productive (at least for me). Last Friday, Amy (Allie Kat Mom) and I took a little trip shopping. We hit up two of our Local quilt stores. The plan was to find fabrics for me to send out for my month in the VIBees. Which we did.

Here is my lovely stack of fabrics from that trip…


I am very pleased with the fabrics we found…Now I just need to get them cut and sent out.

On that trip we also came across this pattern…


I fell in love with it and bought the kit. I plan on framing it and hanging it on Hartley’s nursery wall. Here is mine…


I still need to do the stitching and frame it, but I am so in love with the way it turned out. I think it is going to be beautiful in her room Smile

I also bought 2 Sophia charm packs and some backing and binding fabrics to make Hartley’s first quilt. I started out wanting to make the Moda Bake Shop quilt “Mod Circles” but it soon turned into something so much more!

Here is the top (I found the background fabric in my stash. I couldn’t find a “solid” that I thought worked).


And here it is all completed…


The quilting detail (LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out)…


A look at the back…


I think it is so pretty and quite fitting for a sweet baby girl! I can not wait to wrap her up in it!!!

Now, I am off to start (or finish) more quilting!


October 21, 2011


I didn’t do much actual sewing, but I did play with fabric and thread. I bought the T-shirt from Motherhood Maternity, and purchased the iron-on-transfer online. After I got it finished I decided it needed a little something so I went to Target and found the bow Smile I LOVE how it turned out!


Finished just in time to wear it to the Halloween carnival tomorrow Smile


October 19, 2011

A Dream Come True!

Yesterday about 1:15 in the afternoon I had my Anatomy Scan. This is the Ultrasound that most people (if baby is cooperating) get a peak at the goods and find out the gender. As most who read my blog know, I have 3 wonderful boys that I love more than anything in this world. We have a bond that can’t be explained (there is just something about the way a son loves him Mom). Although I love my 3boys, I have ALWAYS wanted a little girl. My mom passed away when I was only 2-years-old. I never experienced the Mother/Daughter bond that I always saw with all my friends. I have always craved it, especially after I started having children of my own. Anyway, yesterday we found out that our little bun in the oven is most definitely a GIRL!!!

As a seasoned mom I have had my fair share of ultrasounds. I am part of a mommy group that shares their ultrasound pics, so I know what to look for as far as what a boy or girl looks like. I have been praying for several months now that we would have a healthy baby regardless of gender. I have also been praying that during this anatomy ultrasound my little bundle of joy would give me the money shot! And money shot she gave. The Doctor put the wand on my belly for a split second and pulled it away to adjust something. I looked at her and with a shaky voiced asked her if she already knew what it was and she said yes. I told her I was certain I knew too. I said it is a girl and she said yes and put the wand back on my tummy. the exact same shot came up and the Doctor said you definitely have yourself a little girl there. Nothing could make a penis fall out of that! LOL

I immediately started bawling and my heart started racing 100 mph I was so stinking excited!!!! The Doctor was able to get all the information she needed in the scan, although my sweet little girl did not want to show her face or profile. We got some sweet pictures just not any really great profile shots which I said was totally fine by me. I had been blessed with the shot of my dreams and I couldn’t be happier!!

All in all everything is well. Next week I have to start taking progesterone shots once per month due to my preterm labor history (NOT looking forward to that). I will have a monthly ultrasound (REALLY looking forward to that) to check baby, cervix and placement of placenta. My placenta is closer to my cervix than they like at this time, but they said that can change.

I have decided not to post that special shot of the goods but I will show you the best profile pic we were able to get.

She has her hand by her face Smile I am so in LOVE!!!


This is me at 19 weeks…


And this is the damage we did shopping for her. I could not wait to buy pink!!!


Do you see those adorable giraffe print shoes??? I think hubby thought I was having a heart attack when I found those!

I think Mommy needs some giraffe print shoes too Smile



September 15, 2011

A Little Late, But Still A Finish

A little over a year ago I got some pretty exciting news. I submitted a quilt to the Moda Bake Shop and it was accepted. I couldn’t believe I was going to have a quilt in the MBS, I mean does it get much better than that for a quilting nobody? I think not! Well about that same time life threw me a curve ball, a pretty ugly one at that. My life was turned upside down. Little did I know at the time, that curve ball was going to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. Sometimes it is hard to remember that there is a rainbow at the end of most storms :) Anyway, other than a few Bee blocks, I haven’t sewn in over a year. Partly because I lost all desire, I didn’t have room, and I didn’t have the time to do it.

The storm eventually cleared and the rainbow appeared. I now have the desire, energy, space, and time to start quilting again. YEA! The first thing on my list was the old MBS project. It is now too late for me to post it, but I still needed to finish it. So for the past few days I worked my rear off to get it done.

It may be VERY LATE and it didn’t make it to MBS, but it is still a finish (still needs quilting), and I am still proud of it!


I have a few other tops to finish up and then I am going to put my machine on the quilting frame and start quilting them all. I have about 5-6 tops to quilt. Luckily I have the Frame and that should make it go pretty fast, I hope :)


September 6, 2011

“The Baby Made Me Do It”

“The Baby Made Me Do It” is slowly becoming my catch phrase! I swear that being pregnant turns my brain to absolute mush and makes me do some CRAZY things!

Here is my latest disaster…


Last night my sweet hubby made my favorite dinner which is grilled chicken and salad with all my favorite veggies. I was so excited because I am a veggie girl and haven’t been able to tolerate veggies of any kind for the past few months. Anytime we cook chicken at my house the whole kitchen gets bleached and I also wash my kitchen sponges and dish scrubbers. We have a few scrubbers that hold liquid dish soap. I ALWAYS wash these (of course I remove the liquid soap first). Well last night my youngest son walks into the kitchen after dinner and said “What happened to the dishwasher? I think it threw up all over the floor.” Hubby and I run into the kitchen to find the above. We stood there for a few minutes trying to figure out what the heck happened, when suddenly I remember that we had chicken so I washed the scrubbers. My preggo brain just forgot to remove the liquid soap from them first! We all had a good laugh about how the baby is slowly sucking away at my brain cells…

On the bright side, I didn’t have to mop the floor today!


September 5, 2011

Sewing At Last!

I finally did some sewing today! Amy came over and we worked on Bee Blocks. I finished up 2 and now I am all caught up. One of the blocks was well over due. I will be priority mail it Tuesday.


VIBee block for Meghan:



VIBee block for Natalia:


It felt really good to be sitting at my sewing machine again. I am feeling motivated and plan on working on my Putting the Bee in Christmas quilt from last year. I need to make at least 4 more blocks for it and then decide if I am going to add sashing and cornerstones. I have several WIPs that I have just a few more blocks to make before completing the top. I also have several tops to put on my frame and quilt! Can’t wait to get some of these finished up so I can start sewing baby stuff Smile


September 1, 2011

Lovely Afternoon

I had a lovely afternoon running errands today. What’s so great about running errands? Well this past weekend my friend, Amy of Allie Kat Mom moved into the apartments across from the housing area where I live.

We get together every now and then to quilt or hang out, but it is hard when you live an hour away and you have kids in school. Now that she lives down the street (literally a few minutes away) we get to hang out and run errands, etc. It was so nice having a partner in crime today. She even graciously put up with my cranky preggo butt SmileAnd that is saying a lot!

Amy, I am so glad you live close enough to “hang out” now!


August 30, 2011

A Lot Happening In My World!

I haven’t posted in what seems like forever! Really the main reason for that is I haven’t been quilting. Yes, I have made Bee Blocks since the new round started, but other than that nada!

There has been so much happening in my world that really there hasn’t been much time (or motivation or space) for quilting. BUT I am hoping to find my motivation and get back to it real soon…

Over the past year so much has happened. I fell in love with an old high school friend. We decided to meet up one day for a football game and have been inseparable every since. We knew it was going to be serious petty much from the get go.

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I live in a suburb south of Houston and he was living in Houston. We were making the hour drive everyday which got old pretty quick! BUT it was worth it Smile


In March, he asked me to marry him and I said YES!

The boys were thrilled!

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We found a house here were I lived and moved in the last week of June. We were married on Galveston Beach July 9th where we had our first kiss. It was a BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT day filled with lots of LOVE, FAMILY, and FRIENDS!

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That same wonderful week, we got some really great news…We are expecting a baby March 12th, 2012!


We couldn’t be more excited!

We are both 38 and wanted to try and have 2 before we were way too old, but that just isn’t going to happen! I have been so sick this time around that I literally wasn’t able to get out of bed for over 6 weeks except to throw up. I have been on nausea medication that has helped some. In the past few weeks things have gotten better, but to his disappointment, my baby making days will be coming to an end in March Smile

Now that things are settling down I hope to get some quilting done. I have so many WIPs that I would like to get finished before baby Thornton arrives. Hopefully now that I have my quilt frame up the quilting will go pretty fast…we shall see!


(All photos except the sonogram pic were taken by my wonderful photographer @ The Sweet Light Photography Studio in League City TX)

May 2, 2011

VIBee Blocks

Don’t have heart attacks people, but I have been sewing!




January 16, 2011

Liebster Awards....

My friend and sewing buddy Amy of Allie Kat Mom nominated me for the Liebster Award (Thanks Amy). The Liebster Award is a way to highlight some of our favorite blogs with a following of 300 or less. I have come across several must reads from other peoples nominations.

I am nominating the following…


Chasing Cottons

Kelby Sews

And stop by Amy’s blog too Smile