Monday, February 7, 2011


Follow the link below to an awesome giveaway.  If you have never heard of Pink Chalk fabrics, they are awesome.  I have ordered from them in the past and will definitely be ordering from them again!

I hope everyone has been having a great day!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The morning after....

looking towards my neighbors

my oh how will it come out without tons of manual labor!  LOL

Guess I will wait for warm weather to use this again!

I have had good rest and will be starting my first cup of coffee.  I can't wait to enjoy that.  I prefer my coffee
very strong with cream and sweetner....YUM!!  I will enjoy every last drop of that first cup because what comes next will
not be as enjoyable.  I am going to put on my snowpants, gloves, hat and grab my trusty shovel!  I am so regretting not
getting my snowblower out and ready.... I thought it would be quicker to just shovel... I am laughing loudly now! 
The brighter side..I don't need to do my exercises as the task in front of me will be exercise enough. 
I am so lucky to live on a corner lot! NOT!!  LOL.....Happy Groundhogs Day!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Trial and Error on putting in pictures!

Ok, so I am learning how to add pictures to my blog...was hoping to be able to insert them into what I had already posted for today..but alas, I cannot, so here goes another short post...  

The storm is in full force now... the snow drifts are coming up to my front step  which is about 18" deep... my son ran out and we did a quick snow line measurement off of his jeans!  He is sooo funny!

I was wanting to post some pictures of my postage stamp quilt-a-long and my fabric selection for my doll quilt swap partner.  So here goes!!!
fabric selection for the doll quilt swap

Jenn~ if there is any one of these fabrics that you absolutely HATE, let me know and I will pull it.  I will be starting construction next week!!  Keeping in mind, traditional and brights...that will be my focus as I move forward... if you are a good girl, I will send you a sneak peak when I have some construction done!

Below are my fabrics and progress on the postage stamp quilt-a-long...  Progress is slow.. I currently have 14 blocks completed only 34 to go!!!  wooohooooo

Pleased with the points here especially since I didn't pin!!

Winter Wonderland

It has been a while since I have written anything, so I thought I would take a few moments this morning before I head to my sewing room to write a couple of thoughts. 
We are anxiously awaiting a big snow storm that is due to arrive at any moment.  The winds have picked up, the temps are dropping and my excitement level is rising.  I am excited to get to have my son at home, captive, for a couple of days!  He may not like it, but I sure do! ( giggles)   He is so busy with wrestling that I only get to see him for a couple of hours each evening.  Most of that time is spent doing I thank God for snowdays!!
What have I been up to?  I have been slowly working on a postage stamp quilt quilt-a-long but will pick up speed today as the top has to be completed by Thursday if I want to be eligible for a prize!  I love to sew under pressure.
I am also creating a doll quilt design for my swap partner, Jenn, of Purpleheart Ori"jenn"als.  I am excited to say that I have the colors worked out and have an idea as to what I want the pattern to be... I will work on the EQ7 later to actually put the layout on paper...  I will spend days creating in my head before I ever pick up a pencil to draw it out or hop on the computer to play with EQ7.
So today will be a creative day, a day of bonding with my son and a day for total respect for Nature.  I am thankful for a furnace that is working, a full refridgerator, my family as always, my always, but today I am especially thankful that I don't have to go to work and that I have my shovel all ready to go!
Today I will be living in wonderment!  I will share pictures as the winter storm progresses!