Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday, everybody!! Did you get your nap? I did!! Woot! Nothing better than a Sunday afternoon nap! ;)

Woke up ready to work! Made a couple of scarves.

Then worked on mom shirts...whew...they are wearing me OUT! But I love it and am soooooo grateful! xoxo

Now I'm working on a new project that I'm super excited about! Taking these...

Cutting them up and throwing in a little funk...

Can't wait to show you what it's going to be!! Gonna have to hurry! Must be done by Thursday. Yikes!!

Guess what? Tomorrow's Monday! Who's excited?? I know, I'm crazy, but I LOVE Mondays!! Why?? I'm not sure, maybe the promise of a new week? Who knows... ;-)

Catch ya later! xoxo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ok, ok....

So was chatting with a friend this evening, and she ever so gently reminded me of how well I keep up with my blog. Yeah, I'm talkin' about you, Christine. ;)

Every month I say, "I am going to do a solid never happens. Haha. Obviously.

Hey! I'm a busy girl. Do I still get to call myself "girl"? ;)

So here's what's going on. This week...

Had the pleasure of helping with the 2yos at Bible study. After two hours, I was thinking, "Somebody pass the Xanax." Who knew attending Bible study could lead to drug use? ;)

My DD, BonnieLove was born 14 years ago. Here she is the day she was born. Her AuntK taking care of her while her tired momma ate some lunch and rested just a bit. Yes. She was about an hour old here. Beautiful then, and you should see her now.

Wanna see? Here she is. Can't believe I gave birth to this lovely creation. What a blessing.

And she is just as beautiful on the inside. :)

Working on a new project. Very excited. Can't wait to share when it's completed!

Yep! Fatigues! Curious?? ;)

We hit a new high on the FB fan page! Had a contest and got a winner!!

Woot!! 202 fans!!!

Seems like I'm missing something... But it'll have to wait. I'm off to bed.

Night, All! xoxo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Uberfest Block 12

So, here we are, October 12, and I have not been the the best blogger... but I've been here in spirit!
I'm super excited to share my little piece of Uberfest with you.  Calling my block Autumn Sun, as it is inspired by cool crisp autumn days, when the sun shines brightly(cause ya know, I'm a sunshine kinda girl).
Scott sent me these four fab pieces of fabric, from Nel Whatmore's Sleeping Beauty line, you can read all about it here. The rules said I could add in one fabric of my own(it's from my stash, no clue as to where it came from ;)  ) I chose a cheddar, or gold, if you will, so here they are:

Instructions were to include either half square triangles or log cabin.  Of course, I went to work trying to incorporate both.  My first attemp at rough sketching was horrible! fancy software here. ;0)
And one night on my way to bed it hit me. Thank goodness I keep notebooks everywhere!  This is what I came up with:

And colored it in with the kiddos crayons:

Really just a log cabing with the inside strips made up of half square triangles.  I could tell you how to do these but Miss.Print has done a wonderful job expaining it here.

After you make your squares, layout your block.

See? It's really just a simple log cabin. No rocket science here. Lol!  After you have all your strips made it's time to sew it all up!

Round one.

Round two, and all done. :)

Lights not so great in my sewing room(yeah, I know), so here's another taken downstairs.  Yes, Kandis if you're reading this, I know I need a "real" camera!  My phone STILL is not cutting it! :-/

The PDF is available for download here

You can find tomorrow's block by Erin Singleton of Two More Seconds  just by clicking her name, but you'll have to wait... ;-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oh, My Word!

Holy Moly!! It's been a while!  Not going to apologize but how about we play a little catch-up? ;-)  Real quick like, ya know. :-)

Since you've last heard from me, I've....

Sewn a forest of trees...

Done some of my best work yet, IMHO, on a friends pillow for her bed.  Yes, I did cut those birds and branches out, each one is a solid piece.  Yeah....kinda proud of that one.

Went and had a wonderful visit with the Divine Miss Em(and her sweet momma, too)!  Isn't she lovely?  Love her so!!

Have done a load of team wear!!!  Keep it comin', it's my bread and butter, no lie!

Opened a little Etsy shop...made one sale, and sewed these scarves...that have yet to be listed. :-/  But, hey, they were fun to make, and I can always give them as gifts! ;-)

*ahem* bought a little fabric...just a little...

Made a bonnet...for that Etsy sell. ;-)  What American girl, at sometime doesn't want to BE Laura?

My baby turned 7.

To celebrate, we took the monkeys to the zoo. Haha...yes, I know I'm funny. least give me credit for trying!

While the kiddos were admiring the animals, their mom was drooling over the flora... Found a fav..Confetti Lantana! Why do I NOT have this in my yard???

My friend Chrissey and I fell in love with a little girl named Grace...Repeating to myself..."J, you are too old to start over, besides, you just got your life back!" AND.....repeat

And finally, at midnight, this blog will post my Uberfest post!  I know, I've been horrible and I feel the guilt, but it's done!! I've designed an original(at least to me)block, learned how to do a PDF, upload it and link!  I thought I was signing up to do just a regular quilt-a-long...hahahah....nope...WAY out of my league for sure, but I love a challenge and learning new things! Here is my starting 4 1/2 inch square...

As you can see it's been a full 5 weeks, and, as always, no promises, but.... I will try to do better. ;-) xoxo