Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lucky ME!!

I'm so excited to be the WINNER of Jodi's scrapy giveaway!! I can't wait to see what goodies are in that box! Check out her blog, Pleasant Home , it's one of my favorites!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Little Sneek Peak

What I've been working on. Can't show it quite yet because it's for a certain someone. Whatever it is, it's super easy and super cute and I'm addicted.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Cactus

I WANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE!!..... eventually

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This posting everday for a month is actually really hard!

Today is kind of a lame post. I've been here for what seems like the last 48 hours! My 8th Notre Dame football season is quicly coming to an end!! Although it wasn't a season to write home about, we're all looking forward to next year! Farwell Irish Football 2010. Now bring on the basketball, women's basketball, and hockey season! Not to mention Christmas break, we're all looking forward to that!

Friday, November 12, 2010


So I have this swap to do. I have little time left to get everything together. It's the Homemade Goodness that just has me confused. I want to make something really nice for her. I know people say they're not picky but, yeah, I think they are, I am, I mean, I'm not snobby picky, I appreciate anything home made, but we all want something that we'll actully use or display, right? I started just gathering stuff up to give me a little inspiration for some idea of what to do. I also spend way to much time online surfing all the wonderful blogs out there. Not to mention flickr, or google search. Where do all those other quilters come up with those fabulous ides?! Anyway, I have a few ideas rattling around in my head and I hope to get started soon!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Cards

My Christmas cards are finished!! All I need to do now is take the kids picture! I'll even be done addressing envelopes before the weekend is over!
This is my rendition of Nicole's Shining Star card. I used 2 birds, didn't use the vellum, and what's a Christmas card with glitter? I glittered my star instead of embossing it! Now that I look at them together I do kind of like just the one bird in the tree, oh well.

My Card

Nicole's Card

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We all got 'em. Stashed away. Stuffed in boxes. Crammed in bags. Tossed aside for whatever reason. I'm showing some of mine with the hopes that the embarrassment alone will help me get out of my UFO funk and get them done already!
The first I guess you could say isn't really an "unfinished" project, but one that needs to be started! KarrieLyne hosted an awesome charmpack quilt along back in July. I got everything together and.........


My next project is a pair of window treatments for my bedroom. I went to visit my parents back in June and Mom helped me cut them out. I need to find just the right color material for the back. In the meantime........


Finally, this "beauty" is waitng to be covered with a gorgeous black and white fabric. I actually have the fabric torn off the ottoman but for now is been....


Oh, not to mention the missing trim in the above picture that needs to be done. I won't even tell you how long that's been gone.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Apparently, November is National Blog Posting Month. If you have a blog, any kind of blog, you have to post once a day for the entire month of November. You can sign up here and even win prizes. I didn't officially sign up because I WAS going to do it, then decide NOT to, then decided to give it a try anyway, 2 days late of course. It seems to have helped me get things done though just so I'd have something to blog about each day :) Some of my posts might just be random pictures, or have nothing to do with crafts at all. Hopefully I'll have lots more to show you, but for now, this is my post for today. I'm headed off to work, and don't know when I'll be back so today I kept it simple. :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Ever have one of those days where you feel like sewing, but don't really have anything in mind? That's how I felt about this little charm pack of Bliss that I bought. Sooooo, I cut the charms up into half square triangles......

.......and just started sewing them into rows. I had some white fabric leftover from my Pinwheel sampler so it came in handy! Not sure what to call it and I don't know if it's any kind of official pattern that's been done before, but I like how it turned out! It's crib size, but all the preggers I know have had boys!

I LOVE the colors in this fabric and will use again soon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I just wanted to take the time to wish my oldest son a very Happy 20th Birthday! You've been an absolute joy! I don't know where the time has gone. Love you

5 months

19 & 3/4

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's that time of year again, and my head just gets overwhelmed with ideas for Christmas! I've already started my Christmas cards and right now I'm about 80% done! I've also joined a Christmas Swap over at Little Miss Shabbys place! Our package needs to contain some chocolatey goodness, a hearfelt homemade item, some yummy fabric bits, a Christmas card and something unexpected. I'm very excited to put this all together for my swap partner Heather! I've already started her goodies and might show some little peaks later!

My Christmas card pieces! I'm actually a copy cat this year when it comes to my cards. I saw the design here and just had to tweak it a little so it's not an exact copy :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Summer in the City Giveaway

I really hate blogging about these ruins my chances of winning :)
But, Little Miss Shabby is giving away this gorgeous stack of Summer in the City fabric. Go enter and take the time to read her blog too!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Denim Quilt

This has to be one of my favorite quilts so far! I started this way back as a graduation gift, but....I loved it so much that I didn't have the heart to give it away! It took me a while to find the right backing for it. I originally wanted to use a flannel sheet. I made a trip to our local thrift shop and found the PERFECT cotton sheet for the back! It has huge hydrangeas on it in the same tones of blue as the jeans! I couldn't have been more lucky! It's my TV watching quilt and is nice and heavy for the winter :) And the best part about this quilt is the cost:

Denim from old jeans-FREE
Cotton Sheet-$1.99
Thread-about $3 worth

Close up of the quilting. Just an easy loopy line.

The Perfect Back