Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wristlet Wednesday!!

Today I am making it Wristlet Wednesday. Excited....? I am.

Here are a few of my wristlets that are listed at ETSY.
Wristlets are great to use for those quick trips to the mall, parties or out to the club. Perfect to use when you don’t want to carry around a large bag. Don’t let the size fool you…..this wristlet will hold checkbook, money, keys, cell phone and a few other small items. You can wear it on your wrist, or carry in your hand like a clutch or toss into your purse and use as a zipper pouch.

If you would like to purchase a wristlet please visit my SHOP.
***They make great gifts!!!!***

Quilt Update

I am coming along with the quilt. I hope I am doing it right....since it's my first one. I have done research online and read some quilt magazines. I have to say, I enjoy it!! I now have my quilt top done and I am working on my binding. Hopefully I will have my layers quilted soon, just something like a basic straight stitch for this one, nothing fancy .....just easy!

Thought I would show you the top: (I had to use clothespins at the bottom to give it weight because it was a little windy)
And as you can see, the clothespins didn't seem to work to well.....LOL

Oh and I did a Fall pillow Yesterday as I was watching a quilting show on PBS.





Monday, September 29, 2008

I love it...

Awhile back I entered in a blog giveaway over at Cthings. She has become one of my blog friends and I love reading her blog. Please check it out.....

Cindy was giving this beautiful necklace away. I received an email last week saying I won. I can't believe I won it. And I have to say it's very beautiful and I love it, and it goes great with all my green tops.

Please stop by Cindy's blog and check out her Etsy shop by clicking here.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Two Silly Kittens

Most of you who read my blog know that I have two little kittens, Smokey and Push Up. They love to get on the roof of my Hubbys workshop. So this morning I saw them up there....I waited until they decided to come down and I was able to catch them in action getting down. I have to say they are to cool and smart little kittens. Enjoy!

video

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

54

54 squares...



Yesterday I ironed all fabrics and cut out 54 squares. It wasn't so bad.....the squares are large. I have a rotery cuter but not a cutting mat or ruler so I didn't layer cut. I used my paper cutter to make a perfect square and traced it on the back of the fabric and cut each one at a time. I am some what excited about doing this quilt. I hope to decided on a layout today so I can start stitching them together to complete the quilt top.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New

Have you ever wanted to do something new?? I have always dreamed of doing a small lap quilt. Just something easy like large squares. I can remember being small and watching my Grandmother and Mother quilt, they would have it all spread out in the living room and I just thought it was so cool. They used the old timey quilt frame and I would sit under the quilt and pretend it was a fort. Anyway, back to what I was saying....or typing.....I have decided to try it. I am using some Fall fabrics I have on hand, I do think I need to pick up some brown fabric for the back. So I hope it turns out good enough for me to post here on the blog..........

Here's some of the fabric I am using!

And speaking of new, I have a new fall purse listed in the ETSY shop!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Come on.....

You know you want to stretch!! You will feel so much better.
This is our kitten Push-up doing his morning yoga!! Isn't he cute?

As you can see, I changed up things here on the blog. I figured since it's finally fall I would change the colors to a fall color.....hope you like it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quotes

I love reading quotes....funny ones, ones that make you think, cute quotes. So I was searching throught the web and came across some for sewing.

Here's a few......

I got a sewing machine for my husband! Good trade, huh? ~Author Unknown
May your bobbin always be full! ~Author Unknown
Stitch your stress away. ~Author Unknown
Sewing forever, housework whenever. ~Author Unknown
Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets. ~Author Unknown
When life throws you scraps, make a quilt. ~Author Unknown

You can go to http://www.quotegarden.com/ and read more or even search for quotes!!

HAPPY SUNDAY

Friday, September 19, 2008

New Bags !!

This week I was able to get a few Fall purses done. Just thought I would share them with you. You can read more details about them here. I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Let's Paint!

About three years ago we gave my daughter a paint set for Christmas. I am all for one to get kids into art and bring out their creative side. So I decided to show you three of my favorite ones. I have the two small ones hanging on my wall in my sewing room and the large one is hanging in her room.

My daughter was around 8 when she painted these!



Go out today and buy a pack of crayons and paper and have fun getting to know your creative side!!!
**Note to self ~ I must remind Santa to bring more paint this year!** ;-)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blah!

BLAH!

That about sums it up for my day. I have just felt blah all day. Not to mention it's been raining off and on today.

Oh where oh where is my sunshine???
It tried really hard to shine (see the sun rays popping through the clouds).

But it finally gave up and the clouds won.
I hope everyone had plenty of sunshine today!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Go Go Go!

Today was my daughter's first soccer game of the season. I had the best time....it was so fun to watch. It was SO hot, and I think every kid had that red sweaty face after the game. They were able to win 6 to 4 so they were happy and the parents were too! Durning the game I over heard one of the little boys on our team turn to another and say...."I can't believe we are beating them!" It was the most funniest thing.


I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Waiting Patiently.......

Hubby and I decided to get a new camera (Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd) . And I think it should be delivered within the next few days. I feel like I am waiting for a new born baby to arrive....LOL. It is taking FOREVER!! Here is what it looks like:

and I even got a camera bag too!
Anyway...I pray that everyone in Texas and nearby is safe from Hurricane Ike this weekend!!!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fall Inspiration

I was out walking yesterday with my hubby, and he pointed to a few leaves on a tree that have turned yellow. Aw the first signs of Fall. I absolutely love Fall and the beautiful colors of yellow, orange and browns. I love the crisp air and the smell of pumpkin spice candles. So I was looking through ETSY for fall items. I want to share a few that I really like......

I love the colors in this pendant....and it's great for Halloween! You can find this cutie over at
jochris12


I think allysatticcrafts has something that would add warmth to any room, I love this.

Oh my gosh....look at this soap! It's so cute! Who wouldn't love washing with this candy corn soap....oh I bet it smells sweet! Find it over at smokeymountainscents.

Blakeswork has some of the cutest magnets. I love the orange and how it pops out on the wood, and it reminds me of the leaves in fall.
I hope you get a chance to check out all these Etsy shops out....theres's so many cute things for Fall!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Productive

Well, after drinking most of the coffee from the post below I was able to be productive and get a purse done. It seemed as if it took me all day..... But....... I really like this one. The color is beautiful. I got it listed in my ETSY shop if you would like to read details on this pretty purse.


Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slooooow Mode

Boy, I am in slow mode this morning! I just can't seem to get moving. I have alot to do today...

* carry daughter to school (not to mention I need to fix her breakfast!)
*cut and iron some fabric
*sew that fabric into a purse
*get my walking in (since I over slept)
*put up some clothes
* take daughter to soccer practice today
*and MUCH MORE!

I need A LOT of this.......

Hopefully I will be able to blog a little better later today.......once I drink a few cups of the good stuff.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Perfect Day To....

Create!

Hubby at work, Daughter at school, the sun is shining, and music playing in the background. Yes, the perfect day to create. So the other day I bought some new fabric.
and this morning after hesitating to cut into the fabric I decided to make a Pomona Handbag.
I went with the Fall Floral print. I have to say I love the way it turned out.
This is such a cute handbag that I thought it needed a matching mini key fob to go with it. Cute huh? So cute I tried to talk myself out of listing it on Etsy. But Etsy won...... you can find it HERE.
I hope everyone has a productive day!!!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thank You!!

This week my blog received two awards!! Thanks!

The first one is from Rosebud Collection. Thank you very much. She awarded me the


Sorry for just getting around to it. She has a beautiful blog and I hope you get a chance to read it. Be sure to check out her post about Fingerprint Friday.....she has some beautiful photos.

Here are the rules for the nominees: 1) Add the logo of the award to your blog 2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you 3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs 4) Add links to those blogs on your blog 5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

Now here are my 7 nominees:
Lucky Ladybugs Designs
Elizabeth Jayne
Little Brown Pen
Crysto's Life
Wendi Winn
The Silly BooDilly
Journey of Love Designs


My second adward I recieved came from Tins and Treasures. She rewarded me with the

Thanks a bunch!! I enjoy reading her blog....and I do often. She teaches a Fitness for Life class at a High School and she will share some of the recipes. So please check her blog out.

Again I will award 7 more blogs I enjoy reading.

The Sandy Dog Bakery
What's it All About
Simply Designed and Etsy Finds
Jenny Loves You
Wee Scream Vintage
No Title Necessary
Able Mabel

Here are the rules for the nominees: 1) Add the logo of the award to your blog 2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you 3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs 4) Add links to those blogs on your blog 5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

I hope you enjoy reading the blogs I have posted!!! Congrats on your adwards.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Good Bye Hanna, Lots of Water, and One Mean Look

Very HAPPY to report that Tropical Storm Hanna was not that bad. We had lots of rain, and heavy winds but no damage. I am glad to say Hanna has left .....

First thing in the morning my husband and daughter were ready to hit the outside. My husband has said many times if it wasn't for me and our daughter he would love to be a storm chaser. I believe him too...he loves watching storm chasers on You tube. My daughter, I think, would love to be one too...she loves all the excitement. SO...out they went, walked to the river behind our house, it was about to over flow. It has been almost dry this summer and you could see the bottom but not today.


Another photo of the river


This photo is going down the path, the sides were full of water.


OKAY....this is were the ONE MEAN LOOK happens. When I saw this photo I about flipped. My husband knows all to well how I feel about water and snakes. I DON'T like snakes and I know they are out there. So he let our daughter get into the water for this photo. I just looked at him and said "You know there could be snakes in that water" He smiled and said "Yes honey, but I walked through it before I let her get in it!" Whatever!!


Anyway the sun is out now and the skies are blue with white clouds...just the way I like it.
(**My thoughts and prayers are with the ones in Hurricane Ike's path....he sounds mean**)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quite before the storm

Well, it's been so nice and warm the last couple of days....hard to believe Hanna the Tropical Storm will be knocking on my door soon, as in early Saturday morning. Weathermen say we could start feeling the wind picking up about Friday after lunch. It's suppose to hit near the bottom of our coast and move on up. I don't live on the coast but live about 1 1/2 hrs away and the edge of the storms away seem to reach out to us. I hope it isn't has bad as they say it could be.....lots of rain and tornado's though. And I have been glued to the TV waiting to see here Hurricane Ike is headed, the weathermen are saying there is a chance it's following Hanna in the same path. I guess the summer wants to end in a real bang!!!



I hope anyone in the path of these storms are able to stay safe!!

Summer Comes to an End

Bye Bye Summer it's been nice!

To end the Summer season we decided to go camping at Kerr Lake. We met up with my sister and her family. I have to say we had a ball. It was really relaxing.....which was what I needed. There were only about 4 other tent campers there. We thought it would be packed but we were wrong. It was nice and quite. The only thing was the lake water was a little low this time.

We had great food, sunshine, campfire....smores, bike rides, swimming and fishing. We enjoyed watching boaters go by, talking and laughing, and visiting the nearby store for some major good milkshakes.

Anyway I want to end this post with some pictures I took at the lake.
This was the sunrise. Every morning I could sit up in my tent and watch it rise.
This was our spread....we laughed about how far we were spread out, and this was one site too.
My hubby (in gray shirt) and my brother in law fishing.
Hubby, daughter, and niece playing a game of toss the water ball in the lake.

A sailboat.....every sailboat that went by always looked as if they were falling over.

I am still in shock. It's so hard getting my daughter still to take a good picture of her....she loves making a silly face at the time I click the camera.....so I was happy to get this great pic of her.
Even on vacation there is time to get some fun exercise in......this was also our transportation to and from the bath house too....unless it was an emergency...then we drove the truck...LOL
Around the lake:


I love this picture....it's so peaceful!

There was an old graveyard that you can get to by taking a bike trail. It's the Hargrove family back in the 1800's. It's very pretty and peaceful too.
I love this picture because of the old feeling, it's the entrance of the graveyard. I love the old trees and the iron gate.
Well, that's some of the pictures I took. I hope your summer was a great one, and that Fall is even better........and cooler!