Monday, April 30, 2012

My Giveawayis ending!! Hurry Up!

It's a GIVEAWAY! And I have barely had any entries to it! Not even the people who followed me from my last giveaway! What's wrong with this picture????? Is it the fabrics I'm offering? Anywho it ends MONDAY APRIL 30 AT MIDNIGHT!!!!!!!!! So less than 24 hours left to enter! Hurry up and go here so you will be entered in the drawing!!!

Oh yeah! I told you guys I'd let you know how the girls did in the pageant today! I haven't had time to upload the photos yet but THEY DID GREAT! Jordyn (the youngest) won the highest title which was Elite Supreme! A beautiful crown, huge trophy, sash, goodies (toys and candy) and some CASH!!! Miss Shy won Supreme of her division!!! (Still a great job) She won crown, sash, trophie and some goodies too!! Will post some pics soon!



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Progress & I got mail!!!

If you are looking for my giveaway please go here!!!!!

I've made much progress on the girls' outfits for tomorrow!! YAY! All I have left is the finishing touches on Jordyn's top (that's the young curly headed wait I mean "Angel")
YAY! Since the pageant is tomorrow I'm so glad that all I have to do after in the morning is add the ribbons to hers! I really really need to make their hairbows, but I don't know if I'm going to get to that part or not since I do have to work tonight.
Want to see them? Sure you do! (Well if you don't I'm showing you anyways!)
This one is Jordyn's TuTu. Normally they have really cute "themed" outfits but this pageant is a "Wild TuTu" theme so they HAVE to wear TuTus. Cute huh?
This one is Shy's. Very similar but I put more blue in Jordyn's because of the top Shy is wearing. Didn't want the blue to be overpowering in it.
This is Shy's top!! Completely finished! (This is the back view) I didn't take one of the front, but it's plain. I didn't think the fabric called for any more design! Jordyn's top is the exact same fabric except her background is white. I think it turned out pretty good. I will post pics of both of them in them once I get home tomorrow night from the pageant! (I'm hoping I'll have some crowns to post too!)

On a side note: I GOT MAIL!!! Wahoo! I love getting mail! Especailly this kind:
I got these Bella Solids yardage from Missouri Star Quilt Co. for a project I'm going to be working on VERY soon!!!! I'm so excited about it, but it's a surprise so I'm not telling you what it's going with! HAHA
I got this "Tumbler" from them too! I got it on one of their "Daily Deal" specials for only $2.99!!! I think this will make some really cute quilts!
OH OH OH Look at what else I got today!!!!
The Fat Quarter Shop was having a great deal on this FQ Bundle
And since the oldest demon I mean Dakota is into football, I figured this would be perfect for a quilt for him!!! I know he's going to love it. But I'm doing it as a B-Day present for him. (Which is August 23rd) So I still have some time for it!!!
And I wanted to let you know that I've decided to do my first blog hop!!!!!!! I'm really nervous about it though, and have NO CLUE what I'm going to be making, but I know it's going to be something good, I hope anyways!!!

Click on the button in my upper left corner to find out the info on it and join in w/ me. I think the deadline for entering is this Friday! So anyways, just wanted to give some updates!!!
Hope ya'll are having a great day! Will talk to you tomorrow and let you know how the pageant goes! I'm sure that'll be very photo heavy!!!!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

A little GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

This giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all who entered!

So for all of you that just read my last post, let me "get on with good stuff"!!!!
I am having some problems that I need your help with!!! As some of you all know I have been working on some mini quilts for the girls, and I'm almost completely finished with them!! (YAY!) But I'm having a MAJOR issue with one part of it!
I don't know if you can see it that well, but the BINDING part!!! I get making it, I get sewing it on to the "sandwhich", my problem is once you get it on the entire quilt, but when you get to the end HOW DO YOU DO IT?
I have these big gaping wholes there, and I don't know how to connect the 2 ends! So please, give me some pointers on it!

Now, onto the GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Like I had told you guys I had something really awesome planned, but I've been too busy to make it happen, so I've settled (FOR NOW)! (Yes, that means there is another giveaway in our future, never know when I'll pop one up!)
So for this giveaway the rules are simple:
YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!! So, if you haven't already move your mouse over and CLICK on the FOLLOW button for me!!!
You MUST answer my question!! (If you don't answer your entry will NOT be counted!)
And for ONE extra entry: SPREAD THE WORD!!! Blog about my giveaway w/ a link back to me and leave a SEPERATE comment letting me know you did and a link to your post!
That's it, pretty simple conditions, huh? One more thing though! This giveaway is only open to US residents! (Sorry to all you internations peeps out there! Just can't afford those shipping charges right now!!!)
So for my question, I want to know, What made you start blogging? Was it a person, did you stumble upon it, a suggestion from a friend, an inspiration???? (and give me more than just 2 words! lol)

Now, what am I giving away you ask? I guess that would be nice of me to tell you huh?
6 Fat Quarters!!! Sorry, no fancy designer or anything! But I think they are pretty! I love brown mixed w/ any color!!!

Now, let me do a re-cap:
As long as you are a follower and you answer my question, you will be entered!
If you want a second entry all you have to do is blog about it, come back and leave me a seperate comment w/ a link to your post! This giveaway will be open until Mon 4/30 at midnight (eastern time)  I will announce the winner on Tuesday!!!!!
Good Luck!!!!!!
Psssstttt....if you are going to give me any pointers about binding, please do so in either an email to me at craftnursequilt(at)gmail(dot)com or on a different post! Only giveaway comments on this post please, (it'll make it easier for me!)


Just plain UNLUCKY!!!

Okay, I am back! Exhausted, but back!!!! And I'm back with some just bear with me for a few and I promise I will get to the good stuff!

My rantings: I am not exactly sure why some people are lucky and some aren't. I don't know if it's the "luck" we've made for ourselves or whatever...but lemme tellya....I AM THE MOST UN LUCKY PERSON in the world!!!

 I don't know why or even how. But it's true. Not only do I not have any so-called "luck" but if something bad can happen to something I'm doing, or trying to do, it usually will! (no I'm not talking about quilting or sewing in this ranting!) Let me give you an example...
I just became a nurse this year. I graduated (by the Grace of God) on Dec. 14 from my nursing program. And I was hearing how all these people from my class had taken their state boards and found out their results and  blah blah blah. Well, me, in the middle to end of January still hasn't even recieved my Authorization to Test!!!! WHAT?!?!? So, I'm calling the company that does our tests and they take my info and then I am informed that I'M NOT IN THE SYSTEM!!!!! "What? The check for test has cleared my account, so how am I not in the system if you have my money?" So, after like, I dunno, 2 weeks, I finally heard back (after the Director of Nursing from my program bugged them to death) and they had lost my application!!!!!!!

So, you see what I mean? Bad luck just seems to find me! I guess why I got on this ranting in the first place is all these giveaways I've been entering. I have NEVER and I do mean NEVER won anything in my whole life (except what I have to pay for myself like Ebay), except here recently. I won a gift card to Joanne's from the first blog hop I had ever even heard about. I entered probably 500 giveaways that week, and I won ONE! And I can't tell you how many more I have entered since then, (and multiple times on the same one on some) and NADA! ZIP! I don't know if there is anything I can do to change my luck, but if there don't I wish I could do it!!!

Are any of you just plain "unlucky"? If so, what's your take on it? Are any of you lucky??? If so, what's your take on it from the "good side"? Just wondering! I hope I didn't offend anyone, just wanted to rant and rave and jabber some!!!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Quick One

I wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten about my giveaway!!!! I just didn't realize this week would be as hectic as it is! Not only am I working for 12 hr GRAVEYARD shifts in a row (ugh) I am trying to get my 2 girls' outfits done for their upcoming pageant! (That is Sun. and yes I know it's now, ummm, I think Wed and I'm just getting started!!!) I don't know if any of you all have ever worked nights before but let me be the first to tell you IT AINT FUN! It drags your body down! But, oh well, I gotta do what I gotta do!!!
So anyways, I will be posting the giveaway on my next off day! (No, I'm not telling you which day it is, you just have to keep checking back! :)) I had something really good in mind for it but, sorry to say, I haven't had the time to pull it off. But I'm pretty sure you all will be happy with it anyways!
Sorry for the quick update. just wanted to let you guys know what was going on so you didn't think I completely BAILED on you!
'Til next time!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

And the winner is....

So, I'm sure you guys are ready to know....WHO WON? I know I said I was going to try to figure out the random generator thingy but guess what? I couldn't. So the next best thing is....
along with.......

(these 2 are my random generators!!!) LOL They were excited to be helping! (She was washing her hands this morning when I asked her to come help me. Then she says the water just jumped on her!)
So....this is what we did...
Their rules were they had to keep their eyes closed, reach in the bucket, and pick ONE piece of paper.

They picked...

Mary who said

Kelie, I unashamedly stole your idea and am having my own give away. Please be sure to comment and join. the link to your page and my giveaway are here:

Along with my full sewing story

Mike Pearson who said:

I posted it on my blog!

SO CONGRATS YOU TWO!!!! I will be contacting you both very shortly, however if I do not hear back from you within 24 hours I will pick another name!!!

Okay, I bet you all are wondering about my next giveaway? I am going to do one, but I'm not quite ready for it just yet. I'd say give me until at least Wed. to get everything together for it! I was hoping I'd have everything ready for it by today, but things just didn't go my way this weekend. Sooo...As soon as I get it all together I will post it! Keep your eyes peeled!!!
I also wanted to share with you all a finish and a WIP!
My first binding job!!!! I love these mini quilts! So easy to get finished!
Up there is a pic of the beginning stitches and ending stitches of my binding. Can you tell how I got better as I went around?
Now for another WIP

This one is for my daughter's baby dolls. I am actually making 2 of these for both girls. That means I'll be making 2 minis for the boys too!!!
My lines are a bit wonky, but I'm okay with that!
Both of them love polka dots!!!

And the binding is attached! To one of them at least!!! So plans for today: quilt the other girl mini, attach binding, sew down biding on both, AND work on the backing for Jordyn's quilt!
How much do you think I'll actually get done? I'm going to say hopefully ONE out of four!
Wish me luck!!! And I PROMISE the other giveaway will be posted in a few days!!!
Until next time....Have a good one!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I can't believe it! I have had not one but TWO people nominate M.E. yes ME for the Liebster Award!!!!!! Wow! I don't know if I'm suppost to do a seperate post for each, but I'm just going to combine it all into one, I hope ya'll don't mind!

Pauline over at The Little House on the Hill was the first one to nominate me! Go check her blog out, she needs some more followers to join her! She is sooo sweet!

Danielle of Fresh Off the Spool was the second one to nominate me! She also recieved this award TWICE! She is so helpful and welcoming, and sweet! (even tho I'm really not trying to sound redundant!)  Definately go check her out and click her FOLLOW button as well!!!!

I want to thank both you ladies for nominating me! You guys are AMAZING! I'm glad I've met both of you and have found 2 new quilting buddies! If you all weren't the ones to have nominated me, you both would DEFINATELY be getting this from me! I promise you that!

The Liebster Award (German for favorite) is for bloggers with 200 followers or less. As a recipient
of the award, you have the chance to thank and link back to the blogger who gave it to you as well as
pass it along to five other deserving blogs.

I have only been blogging for MAYBE a month!!!! I actually stumbled upon some amazing blogs by my fav site EVER! (google) While I was searching for some tips tricks and tutorials on quilting!!! I've been hooked! I noticed what a friendly "community" it is and decided I HAD TO TRY IT! I mean, what could it hurt right? So far, I have met some AMAZING people so far and I hope to meet a lot more!

The Liebster Conventions says that :
1. Thank your award presenter on your blogblog and link back to him/her

2. Copy and paste the award to your blog
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that you think deserve to be recognized
4. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
5. Have faith that your follower will spread the love too !
Now, I suppose the only thing left to do is NOMINATE SOME AMAZING BLOGGERS/QUILTERS!!!
Hmmmm.....who to pick....who to pick?

First up....*Drum Roll Please*!  Vickie at A Creative Notion
2nd is Josie over at Insanity Defense
3rd would be Kris at Krislovesfabric
4th is Mary from Made With Love by Mary
5th is going to be Rebeckah over at Handmade by Rebeckah

There is no special order as far as one being better than the next! They are all VERY deserving ladies! Everyone DEFINATELY needs to go check them out!


Check this out!

Have any of you heard about the Colonial Needle blog hop? There are quite a few blogs giving away A LOT of cool notions! Go check out Love Affair With My Brother she's giving away (in her words) "A whole jumble of John James notions" to not one, not two, BUT THREE lucky people!!! This ends on the 25th SO GO CHECK HER OUT!!!!!!!!

On a side note, my giveaway ends tonight!!! Be watching for my post tomorrow for the winners! If you have no clue what I'm talking about just go here and see what I've got going on!!!! Also, keep your eyes peeled, cuz I'm hosting ANOTHER giveaway that will be posted either tomorrow or Monday! (Just because you guys are so awesome and I have reached nearly FIFTY followers!!!!!!!!)

Talk to you guys soon!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


HOLY COW!!!!!! I have THIRTY FIVE, yes I said it THIRTY FIVE followers! I'm in amazement, shock, awe! So there will DEFINATELY be another giveaway, since I'm waaaaay past 25! That's sooo awesome! Thank you guys soo much! I guess a shopping trip is in order! (darn!) lol
I will start this one on Sunday since the current one ends Sat at midnight!
Just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone for joining me! YOU ARE AWESOME!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some of my WIP!

I still have not completed my first quilt, as I told you my pea brain did not realize I would have to piece the backing of it because I thought I had enough fabric. I WAS WRONG! So I went out to get some more fabric the other day and guess what?!?!? THEY WERE OUT! I searched and searched every single bolt of fabric in the whole store and nope none! As I was about to give up (w/ my heart broken mind you) I happened to see the Remenant stash. Yes, there was a note on top saying "Not for sale needs to be priced" But did that stop me? NOPE! I search through that basket and guess what I found?
My fabric! It's only 25" by 45" but hey, I FOUND IT!
Now that I don't have all of what I need to do my original plan for the backing, NEW PLANS ARE IN ORDER! Which, thanks to my hubby, I (we) figured something else out! So that is my plan for my night, working on piecing the back!
Also, I wanted to show you guys something. But before I do, let me tell you a little bit about it.
I have NEVER and I mean NEVER quilted ANYTHING! So, everything I have been working on has been for someone, I haven't just sat down and "played" with any of my fabric or my sewing machine. So I decided it was time to play. And, this is what I came up with.
It measures 14" by 14". I still need to attach the binding (and that's on my to do tonight list as well)
But, I think for my first attempt ever at quilting, I didn't do too shabby.

I do need to figure out how to baste better though, my backing is all puckered and doesn't look that great.


It's all folded over on itself and just doesn't look that great. But I'm still proud of it!
I think it's pretty! (at least in the front)
OH OH OH OH!!! I made something else too!!!!! MY OWN PRESSING BOARD! I'm sure a few of you who were really paying attention to details in my pics have noticed I was pressing on a towel. Well, it's not a towel anymore!
I fell inlove with this fabric! All I did was bought a piece of plywood (a pretty thick piece) and covered it w/ an old towel, then cut the fabric down to size and stapled!

and here is what the back looks like

Not too shabby huh? I'm proud of myself! Oh, and as I edited my giveaway post, it will end on Sat 4/20 at midnight! If you haven't entered it yet go here and enter it!!!!

I'm linking up w/ Freshly Pieced!

Can anyone please tell me how to baste my quilts better? PLEASE?!?!?


Monday, April 16, 2012

I made it to the GIVEAWAY!!!


Let me start off with say a BIG THANK YOU! to all of you who have become my followers! I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT! *doing a happy dance* I made it not only to 10 followers, but ELEVEN! wow! lol. Thank you guys so much from the bottom of my heart!

I wanted to share with you guys a project of mine I FINALLY FINISHED! (no it's not a quilt, but it is still a blanket!) I've been working on this for a couple months (on and off) for my son. He is so excited about it being finished! He hasn't let it out of his site! LITERALLY!

I'm very proud of it! It's my first COMPLETE blanket ever!!!

And just so you guys can see how cute he looks with it here you go!

Yep, that's my boy!

Okay, so I know a lot of you are thinking, SHUT UP AND GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!!!!!
Okay, okay, okay! Geesh!
To enter my giveaway:
You will be required to be a follower
Besides that all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post answering this question:
How did you learn to sew/ quilt??????
If you want another chance to win, blog about this giveaway and come back here and leave me a link so I can come see!!!
That's it....pretty simple huh?
Now, what am I giving away???!?!?!? Well, it's not one of those incredible giveaways that so many amazing bloggers have on a weekly basis, but I think for my first one, it's not that bad!
Yes, a handmade pincushion...made by ME!!!!! 2 spools of  O'fray ribbon, (I guess I was on a blue and purple kick when I picked these out!) A pack of 5 UNIVERSAL sewing machine needles, 5 spools of Gutterman 100% cotton thread! (the thread is a small spool, I think it said 100 m?)
Not too shabby, huh????
 EDITED TO ADD: This GIVEAWAY will be open until Sat 4/20 at midnight! That should give you guys plenty of time to enter!!!!
Oh yeah, did I mention......
THERE IS GOING TO BE TWO WINNERS???? Yes that's right, not one but 2 winners!
Both will recieve the above pictured!
So good luck to you and THANKS FOR BEING A FOLLOWER!!!!
EDITED TO ADD: I'm so sorry I didn't mention this before now, but this giveaway is only open to US residents. Sorry!!!! (I will make an exception for anyone who has already entered at this point in time, which is 11:50 pm EST) Sorry again, hopefully soon I will be able to do International Shipping!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

One more to go and then.....

YAY! I've got one more follower to gain and then there will a FANTABULOUS giveaway! (well, I think it'll be fantabulous anyways!) I've worked really hard on the "gifts" the past 2 days I was off. I've got to go back to work tonight, hopefully in the morning when I get home I'll have gained the 10th one. I wanna say thank you to the ladies that have helped spread the word about my blog and giveaway! I appreciate you more than you'll ever know!!

I know I had said I was going to be basting my quilt BUT me and my pea brain didn't think I would have to piece the back, I thought I had enough material.....but I don't. So, I have to go get some more of the backing fabric and piece that together before I can baste! BUMMER!!!!!!!!! I will get to the fabric store within the next couple days and get that going.
I have been to a fabric store, just not the one that had the right material. And during that shopping excursion it was all about YOU (the winner of the future giveaway)!!
I was also up ALL NIGHT last night working on something for the giveaway as well! I love how it turned out and I want to post a pic so bad I can taste it!!!! But that would give it all away, and I don't want to do that!
Sooooo. it's time for me to get ready and go to work. It's time for all of you to hit that follow button on my side bar so we can get this GIVEAWAY started ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
C-you next time!


Friday, April 13, 2012

5 more!!!!

I'm up to 5 followers, that means...ONLY FIVE MORE and a giveaway! And let me tell you, I'm pretty excited about this giveaway. I've been out shopping 1/2 the day for it! I'm not going to tell you what I'm giving away....YET! But I promise you will like it!!! So spread the word, become a follower, and GIVEAWAY # 1 will commense!!!
Also, when I hit 25 followers I'll do another one!!!
Short and Sweet and to the point!
C-ya next time!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A little about ME

I wanted to give you guys a little background on myself. I am a 25 y/o married mom. I have 2 WONDERFUL children of my own and 2 GREAT step children I call my own. They all 4 live with me, and my house is like a ZOO most of the time. But they are great. I want to pull my hair out and scream most of the time, but hey that comes along with it. I am married to my best friend, Donnie. He is amazing and has supported me in everything I choose to do.
I am BRAND new at this sewing stuff. I have LITERALLY only sewn 2 projects. My first one was 2 skirts for my girls, I just took some old jeans that were getting short on them and added some fabric to make a skirt. They turned out REALLY good considering. I don't have an up close pic of them but I do have some of the girls wearing them.

Don't they look so cute?
Then my 2nd project was the quilt top I have posted.
As my name says I am a nurse. I work in a nursing home. I love taking care of people, I guess you can say it's my calling.
I also love to make all kinds of stuff. I crochet, make hemp jewelry, and I'm trying my hand at hairbows as well!!!

If you all have any tips for me on how to sew (the RIGHT way since I'm teaching myself) I would appreciate it! I work a lot of hours, so I don't have A LOT of time to spend sewing like I would like, but I will be diving it as much as I possibly can. If you bear with me on this journey you might be surprised, I surprise myself a lot with stuff I can do decent. Sooo, with all that said, I will let you go for now, and I am going to start BASTING my quilt so I can actually QUILT it and say I made my first one!!!!
Also, what do you guys think of a.......
To get people to check me out??????  LET ME KNOW in the comments!
Edited to add: I WILL do a giveaway when I have 10 followers, then another at 25, and go from there, maybe I'll do a sewing kit, or fabric, or handmade jewelry, or well, guess you will just have to stick around to see!!!!


Saturday, April 7, 2012


Well this post is nothing special I'm just trying to see what anyone who is looking at my blog is thinking????!??? NO ONE is saying ANYTHING to me! (no comments) Sooooo, if you are a REALLY REALLY REALLY nice person, will you PLEASE tell me what I am doing wrong, or what I need to do to get this blog thing going? I have no clue what I'm doing here and I really do need some pointers! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE? Pretty please? I know I sound like I'm begging....and well, I kind of am, but really, please?


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ribbon Rack!

I know, I'm crazy 2 post one day, what am I thinking??? I just wanted to show you guys what my WONDERFUL hubby made me! (YES, he made it from scratch!!!)
I was trying to find a better way to store my ribbon since I had them all in a scrapbppk tote thingy, and it just wasn't working. I couldn't see what I had when I was looking, and when I found the spool I needed I had to DIG! And I mean DIG (which consists of throwing the other spools from the top out all around me!) and it was just getting annoying. So I was talking to the hubby about it one day and surfing online and I found something similar to this (sorry, no link, I don't even remember where I saw it.) We made a trip to Lowe's and got some wood, I believe he just got one really LONG 2 x 4 and cut it up. The ribbon is actually on dowel rods, and I need to go get one more. (The empty spot right in the middle)
This stands around 2.5 to 3 ft. (no exact measurements) and I'd say around oh, 1.5 ft wide. BUT I LOVE IT!
For the time being, I have it sitting in my GINORMOUS walk in closet, but eventually when I get my craft area set up the way I want it, I'm thinking about hanging this baby up on the wall. I just thought I'd share. I love it!!!! If you want exact measurements or anything like that just let me know in the comments below, and I will do my best to give you all the info I can!

And, I'm finished

Well, it wasn't too hard! And after endless night of work (at actual work) I am finished with my quilt top! I still have to put the whole thing together and quilt it, which I will get to hopefully soon. Please let me know what you think of it!
This is before I put on the border. As you can tell I have one happy little girl, she loves getting things made by MOMMY!
She is a little poser! Not camera shy at all!
With the border (folded in half)
I am very proud of it!
And one more
I had to put a pic of my favorite block in here somewhere!
Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of it! Also, please follow my blog for more to come!