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!