Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January quilting goal

Ok so I am officially putting this out there. My goal is to finish my sister-in-law's wedding Quilt top and send it out to be quilted.

I don't think I will get it back in time to finish it this month, but my goal is to have the top ready to go.

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A Lovely Year of Finishes

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Final 2014 WIP

Happy New Years Eve! It is the end of the year and time to reflect. This year has been a crazy one for me. I did not complete any of my sewing to do list. However, I did complete an educational administive program and I did get a new job. I guess that means I true can't say I didn't accomplish much in 2014


My final Work in Progress for 2014 is my sister-in-laws wedding quilt. It is already to be seen together and sent out to a Quilter. Does anyone have some good suggestions for a custom long arm Quilter? Since I don't want any quilting in the signature boxes, I can't just do any all over design. Suggestions would be appreciated.

I am also working on a cute little embroidery design, but I can't share to much or it will give away the surprise.

I also had one last fabric splurge for 2014. We went to a couple fabric shops during our visit to TX and I found a shop I adore in Dripping Springs called Valli and Kim. They had so many pretties including a whole bunch of Anne Marie Horner prints. There was so much I wanted to get, but these are what made the cut.


Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Winner

Congratulations to: Allison P.

Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway = Charm Pack Winner (1)

Allison I sent you a separate email. Send me back one with your address and I will get this out to you on Monday.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

First Work in Progress in a long time

This is my first work in progress in way too long. Hey, but at least I touched my sewing machine again and I even put together a little something.

I should be working on my sister-in-laws wedding quilt.

Nikki and Pauls Quilt WIP

However, instead I made myself this cute little scraptastic placemat. It is just a top right now, but that is a great start for two days.

Scraptastic placemat top

Good thing too. I was too worried to touch her quilt because it had been so long and I was worried about my 1/4 inch. I was right about that. It took two days of sewing to even get to something that is some what acceptable. Luckily this was a low value piece and it was really just for practice.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Since it has been so long since I have blogged and I just found out about Sew Mama Sew giveaway day yesterday, I went back and forth on if I should participate. However, the more I though about it, the more that I realized what a great way to start back at this whole blogging thing.

Kona Charm Pack

Since this wasn't very planned out, I am just grabbing a  wonderful Kona Solids Charm pack out of my stash... it is always good to share from your stash right :)

Kona Charm Pack

I mean just look at those pretty colors. Why wouldn't someone want those to find a new home with them.

Now if you new around here and would like to follow along here are some of my favorite projects.

Some of my favorite creations

You can see more just top by clicking the links for: My Quilts, Completed Sewing Projects, Recipes, Tutorial and you can even learn more about me. And yes I know, I haven't finished anything this year... but I do have 22 days left of the year and I am sure I will finish at least one thing this year.

Now on to the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. I am using the rafflecopter app for this giveaway. If it hasn't loaded yet just give it a moment. Oh and it is only open to the US this time... Sorry all my out of country friends. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Stash #1 AKA Been bitten by the quilting bug again

It has been forever since I have touched my sewing machine or even really thought about quilting except in passing my craft room and thinking maybe I should go in there. I am still working on finding my "new normal". However, I have a feeling the quilting bug may have gotten me again.

Cotton + Steel basics stash building

Technically, I still haven't sat down at my machine, but I did start buying fabric and patterns again. And isn't that the way it started in the first place.

See pretty fabric... buy fabric... oh I could so make that... buy pattern... look at more fabric and patterns...Touch pretty fabric and patterns... Imagine doing something with the supplies...Then maybe make something with your new pretties...

Moda Building blocks pattern

The black Friday sale was what finally got me.

Oh and a FB post by Camille Roskelley.... I mean just look at those pretties.

I truly felt like I just had to have Moda Modern Building Blocks. And of course since I had a gift certificate and there was a sale I couldn't justify not buying some fabric. So, I purchased the Cotton and Steel Basics bundle too. When everything came it, I was so glad it was just as pretty as I imagined.

First time linking up to: Sunday stash @ Molli Sparkles

BTW I am feeling like I need to get back into this blogging thing. Blogging seemed to help me journal my creative thoughts... which in turned helped me create. I am so excited to get back at it. I have even started reading blogs again realized Instagram has become huge in this online quilting community. I have been so inspired, once again, by reading all your blogs, instagram posts and such out there. I have even been commenting again instead of just thinking cute. So let's see how this goes.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer is finally here...

This has been one crazy school year.Working on my administrative credential while teaching, took out a good chunk of my me-time.

However, we just finished with the school year the kiddos last Thursday. Not only did I say my goodbyes to my darlings, I also had to say my goodbyes to my Woodridge Family.

Today was my last day as a classroom teach at Woodridge Elementary School. Next year I will be an instructional support specialist. I will be work with other teachers on special assignment and schools in my district. I just don't know what schools yet. I

Since the 4th graders leave Woodridge to go to middle school, we have a secret dress up week to say good-bye. I didn't get a picture of us on art day, but here are some good ones from the rest of the week.

Super hero day - And yes were were one super team of teachers (if we don't say so ourselves).

Super Hero day

The funny thing is that so wasn't planned. Great minds do think alike!

Totally 80s day -  rocking the side pony brought back memories of my previous life as a Valley Girl.

Oh my god! My oh so awesome forth grade team so like rocked the 80's today!

I just have to say that I am so like glad I like got to teach with this like totally awesome team! (See Valley Girl, I grew up in the Valley during the 80s and may or may not talked that way. And no I am not sharing pictures!)

Our last day was Hawaiian day. Which is very appropriate for saying Aloha to our students. Each student got a lei and a Wildcat for Life certificate.

Hawaiian dayjpg

I will miss my team and the rest of the Woodridge family. Their support, friendship, and collegiality have meant the world to me. It has been a great 5 years. 

It is on to a new adventure for me. Next year, I will be a teacher on special assignment as a instructional support teacher with the district. I am not sure what schools I will be working yet, but I am excited to make a difference in a new way.

Less than a week until I have my final presentation and graduate from my administrative program. We had our rehearsal yesterday and I received some great feed back. Although, I now have some work to do on my presentation, I am hoping to get some sewing time in tomorrow. We will see about that.

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