Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

First hot wheel cars.  He makes car noises.  Loves them!

WIP {work in progress} Wednesday


I'm working on a couple pot holders and a small tote bag for Kris' Aunt who has a birthday this coming week.  I'll do a nice reveal of them later this week or next Wednesday.


Just a quick tote to practice before I make the said birthday gift.

A little mug rug and mouse pad for my mom's office.


The Lotus Quilt, still yet to be named, is coming along well.  I have completed sewing the top and trimming it, it's an odd size - 67x69.  I love how it looks though. 

I also did just a small pieced back to tie it into the front. 

The most exciting thing of the week if I made my own binding!  I was beyond scared to do this, I mean what a waste of pretty fabric if it went wrong!  It didn't though, it's so thrilling to see it all rolled up and just waiting to go on the Lotus quilt.


Same as last week...
The mini-pini quilt
Mod-Times quilt {which may eventually get scrapped}
Dutch Girl quilt for mom

This week's stats:
New projects -  3
Completed projects - 1 
Currently in progress or On-Hold - 6

Join in at  Don't Call Me Betsy this week

Monday, May 30, 2011

Bachelorette Talk Tuesday.

Okay it's time to get back into the grove of some non-sewing blogging.  The Bachelorette.... Ashley Hebert.  Yeah, I wasn't a fan of hers on The Bachelor last season, and I really am not starting off liking here this season.  Although I think the Brown hair makes her look a bit more intelligent.

The man in the Man.  What the F**k dude?  I mean I get the whole "I want her to see me for the real me, and not my looks" but seriously, he is taking it a bit too far.

First date:  William

Wedding Planning - how funny.  I mean this guy is pretty cute, and he totally played along with her on the cake smash.  He jumped right in at the ring shop too.  Props for that.  Then even though he was scared he gave her flowers to use down the aisle.  Then he even said I do!  Plus who doesn't like a guy named William - hello future Prince! 

Sob story.  Everyone has to have them on this show.  Although I really did enjoy his story.  The story about his watch being kept on the time it stopped when his dad died.  That's a sweet thing. 

Group Date: 

West -  His name is a direction?  I hope it's short for something like Weston.  He is okay looking though.

Constantine - cut your hair!  {image to left}

Ben F - cut your hair too.

Ames - not sure what is up with your forehead.... but I can't stop staring at it! {image left}

The Jabawalkeez was pretty neat.  I couldn't have the courage to get up on stage! 

Bentley -  I'm sorry but he is a big DOUCHE!  Did he just say she has a rockin' butt and he wants her to tickle his dick??  Yeah I think he did.  WOW.  This is like Wes from Jillian's season times 10.  And this is the guy who has a daughter names Cozy.  Where did that come from?  And she gave him the rose... *gag*.  "Can we just bag this and go play blackjack?" Sleezebag.  He will stay a long time of course, ABC likes drama. 

 {At this point I would like to share that my husband is snoring soo loudly next to me that I have to keep turning up the volume.  tee hehe}

Mickey - he looks better scruffy and in his glasses.  Stop with the head or tails though.  Goodness can you not make a decision without a coin?  His mom has passed away too.  Too many sad stories.  They are flipping a coin to decide the rose... that's sad.  He is lucky though.  Colbie Calet - lucky!  Seriously lol.

Cocktail Party/Rose Ceremony:

JP - I liked that he just jumped right in to talk to her.  Good for him for putting the kiss up to a coin.
William - was he just doing a President Bush impersonation going on?  Not cool he took some one on one time though tonight - he had a date!
Blake - dancing one of one - good way to get touchy!

{insert commentary now - I LOVE the nickname DING DONG for William.  He's pretty decent SO FAR - but that nickname sure does suit him well.}

Jeff -  Here we go.  The mask is coming off!  I don't know who he thinks he is - Batman?!  More like Robin to me.  I know the brain hemorrhage story is sad, and it shouldn't be something to make fun of - but there is no reason for him to hide himself.  Then Matt came in... come on ABC - cut us a break!

Bentley - "I'd literally rather be swimming in pee" than be having dinner with the fountains around them or planning a wedding with her.  I can't wait for the after the rose with this one - she will have something to say to him!  Then he even insulted her kissing.  He said "it was kinda cool, but it kinda sucked at the end".   I can't believe the producers let this guy on.  I am all for ratings, but this is just completely mean to Ashley.

Okay - so far West, Mickey, and William are my front runners.  My wild card pick is JP.

Oh and does Jeff sleep with his mask on?  How does he keep people from seeing him all day?  He's cleaning though, kudos to him, I bet the rest of the guys are slobs. 

Preview for next week:  Bentley - "I'm totally gonna make Ashley cry.  I hope my hair looks okay."  DOUCHE!

SPOILER:  Here is what Jeff aka Mask Man looks like... I did some googling.  So don't look if you want to wait to see him. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Some Hubby Time

My mom was out of town for almost a week, so when she came back she wanted to see Aiden.  So Kris and I took some time for ourselves!

On Friday mom took Aiden for a few hours and we went and had a sushi lunch date.  Then we both had some time to ourselves.  I worked some more on my Lotus Quilt and he worked on cars.

On Saturday we used up some movie ticket vouchers we had and saw The Hangover 2 in theaters.  Their were two showing at 1230pm and we passed the first theater and went into the 2nd one, the one listed on our ticket of course, because we follow directions.

The movie started and it was just us.  We have a feeling that everyone else who was supposed to be in our theater saw the first sign and just went in without paying much attention.  Fine by us!  We talked and laughed loud, and even considered some inappropriate, could get us kicked out of the theater, behavior.  In the end though we just watched the movie.  It was a funny, but not too new from the first one.  More raunchy though. 

After that we went and did some grocery shopping before we picked Aiden up from mom.  It was a nice couple days to ourselves.  I think we needed a little couple time.  Tomorrow I plan to just stay in and sew if I can.

Hope everyone else is having a nice weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Bedtime Books...

WIP {Work-In-Progress} Wednesday

UPDATE:  Here is a picture of my brother wearing his costume I made him.  It worked GREAT he said.

New & Completed:
A scrappy improv mug rug.  I just randomly decided I needed to try making my first one.  So I just started cutting and sewing with no plan.  It turned out really cute!  I put it to use right away.


Started really working on my Lotus Sugar Pop quilt this week.  I need to think of a name for this one.  Anyway, all the pieces are cut, and I laid them all out and am now working on sewing the rows.

In Progress or On-Hold:

- Mom's Dutch Girl/Sunbonnet Sue quilt {hold}
- Mod-Times Quilt along using Lola's fabric  {hold}
- Pastel pinwheel quilt  {hold}
- Lotus Sugar Pop quilt {in progress}

This week's stats:
New projects -  1 {mug rug}
Completed projects - 1  {mug rug}
Currently in progress or On-Hold - 4

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabric Tuesday!

I won something this week!

I am beyond excited with what I won too.  Thanks to Amy for her Bloggers Quilt Festival last week I was one of the random winners.  I know right, luck!  I won a 1.5 yard pack from Vicki Welsh over on Etsy.  She makes beautiful hand dyed and painted fabrics.  She let me decide if I wanted fat quarters or a mix of cuts or just one large cut.  I have future hope of making a rainbow quilt, all those bottled rainbow blocks on the interwebs are inspiring me, and I picked to get a 1.5 yard cut of this amazing rainbow gradient cut.

Won't this make a great large chunk for a pieced rainbow quilt back?  Like with some white surrounding it.  Oh I got all excited!  So that is my exciting Fabric Tuesday news. 

Here is a few images from her site.

The entire cut
close up of left
close up of middle
close up of right.

Visit Vicki and see her beautiful work!

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Writer's Workshop

5.) List ten favorite things about one of your favorite people.

Okay - my favorite people are of course my husband and son, then my mom and grandpa.  But I happen to adore my little brother.  A ton.  So since I don't mention him on here enough, I thought I would answer writer's workshop about him!

1.   His laugh.  It is soo contagious.
2.   He isn't afraid to do something he enjoys, like figure skate, even though it isn't seen as "popular".
3.   He has a perfect smile.
4.   Even though he is my younger brother, by 8 years, he sometimes steps up to the plate and acts like a big brother and I love that.
5.   He dreams big.  For example, he used to dream of making it to the Olympics, he wanted to be an astronaut and work for NASA, and he also wants to open a school in Africa.  Oh and he's a double major and a minor and will be graduating college in 3 years instead of 4 or 5.
6.   He jumps on hotel beds with me and probably always will!
7.  He has perfected silly self pics from me!
8.  He is an artist.
9.  He is a true believer in God and lives his life that way.  He is compassionate and loves all creatures no matter what.  He may complain about people, but he never is hateful. 
10.  His OCD makes me crack up sometimes.  Like that he has about 40 hand sanitizer bottles around him at all times.

{pictures:  Mom took this when she got to Hawaii - 5/18.  self pic.  art that he made for Aiden.  Last time he saw Aiden - Nov. 2010.  Sr. picture taken by Kris}

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

lou-LOU-thi giveaway post

Anna Maria Horner recently revealed her louLOUthi line at the 2011 Spring Quilt Market.  I can't wait to see some in person and get my hands on these beauties.  They are so full of color and pizazz! 

Pink Castle Fabrics is having a giveaway to win some of these as soon as they as available.  The winner will get to pick their top 5 fabrics from the line and will win a 1/2 yard of each!  What a great deal is that? 

Here are my top 5....

1.  21
2.  25
3.  19
4.  20
5.  22

I really love them all, but I think I love the retro colors of the ones I picked.  Would be a standout quilt! 

Juliana Palette

Eleni Palette

Isabela Palette

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Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This week I am doing WIP {work in progress} Wednesday, the right way... with a real update!  So here it goes, hopefully I can keep up with it better this way.

Completed Projects:

I finished my brother's costume for his Shrek 2 on Ice performance.  It turned out soo great.  Here it is all ready to be taken to Hawaii this week.  Next week I hope to share a picture of him actually wearing it.

Bathroom redo:

I was tired of our non-matching bathroom.  Since we don't have the $$ to buy new, I redid!  I decided to jazz up our shower curtain a bit and I loved how it turned out.  I also grabbed a few of our old black hand towels and spruced them up too.


I'm starting my Sugar Pop Lotus quilt this week!  I can't wait!

In Progress or On-Hold:

- Mom's Dutch Girl/Sunbonnet Sue quilt
- Mod-Times Quilt along using Lola's fabric
- Pastel pinwheel quilt
- Lotus Sugar Pop quilt

This week's stats:
New projects -  2
Completed projects - 1
Currently in progress or On-Hold - 5
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