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4 Years

4 Years

Our baby turns four today! At 6:17pm (EST) today, four years ago, this little gift came into my life. Every day since then has been so much better, filled with more joy and love than I ever imagined. Happy birthday, my wee one. Advertisements

Prayers & Squares Quilting

Prayers & Squares Quilting

Last Saturday I went to my first meeting of the Prayers & Squares Quilting Ministry at my church. Prayers and Squares is a combination of quilting and praying– prayer quilts are made for whomever needs them and kept on hand. Then when someone needs extra special prayers, they pick a quilt and the whole parish ties … Continue reading

Australian Zipper Pouch and Candy!

Australian Zipper Pouch and Candy!

Yum and ooh! I had a lovely package delivered today, all the way from Tara in Australia! She made me the cutest zipper pouch with lots of hand stitching. I love the beautiful bee and flower she sewed!  Here’s the package in all its glory (above). One side of pouch, with little hand embroidered bees … Continue reading

Blog Hop! It’s All About Me (day 1)

Blog Hop! It’s All About Me (day 1)

There’s a new blog hop starting today! I’ll be posting on the 26th, but until then there are lots of other people posting (and lots of giveaways!), so check ’em out! Tuesday, February 19 Just Let Me Quilt Sunshine Quilting Karen at That Other Blog Grammie Q Gracie Oliver Arts Marjorie’s Busy Corner SnippetsNScraps Sowing … Continue reading

Sugar

Sugar

…as in, Sugar Honey Iced Tea. Yes, I know, I am so junior high. When I broke my sewing machine needle last week, I also apparently broke the metal plate, too. Since then, the fabric gets jammed when I try to reverse. I figured out Wednesday it is because the broken needle actually scratched the edge … Continue reading

Herringbone Quilt Block Sewalong

Herringbone Quilt Block Sewalong

For the sewalong, I picked my fabrics and then cut them into strips on Saturday. I cut 28 strips because I want to make at least two blocks (I never feel like I actually know how to make something unless I have made it twice. First time could have been a fluke). I am using … Continue reading

Sewalong!

Sewalong!

Anyone up for a sewalong? I just signed up for this herringbone block sewalong, which looks like fun AND will let me cross something off my 2013 Project List (more on that later!). You just have to make a project using this tutorial and submit it by January 29th and you could win $50 to … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hello to 2013! I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year! In the next day or two I will be posting my fun plans I have for free patterns and new tutorials I am going to share with you this upcoming year!

Sorrow and Hope

Sorrow and Hope

I have posts and tutorials I planned to post yesterday and this weekend, but the events of yesterday in Connecticut are just too heart wrenching. I feel so much sorrow and sense of loss over what happened, and I don’t even personally know anyone there. I cannot imagine the horrifying pain of those parents who … Continue reading

Oops

Oops

So in between Saturday’s pumpkin picking and Sunday’s pumpkin carving, I did a big giant oops. I seriously cut my finger with the rotary cutter while working on a table runner (so much for being excited the Wee One was in bed early and I could do a little work!). After a trip to the … Continue reading