Thursday, May 31, 2012

Finished 2 blocks!

How is everyone today? Me? I'm okay, dreading going into work tonight because it's changeover! UGH!!! Have to change out the MAR (medication administration record) and double check and double check the double checking, NOT FUN! Would much rather be sewing!!!!!!!
Enough whining though, I HAVE TO TELL YOU GUYS! I started on the skill builder sampler yesterday, completed TWO BLOCKS!!! (YAY ME!)

This is my log cabin block, (like you couldn't tell) and I was JUST shy of it being 12 1/2 I think I did pretty good!!!! Then I started working on the "churn dash" and after sewing all the rows together.........
I got this. WAIT A MINUTE!!! HOLD THE PHONE!!!!!!!!!! It didn't look right, so pulled out my handy dandy STITCH RIPPER (hate that thing) and then came up with
As you can tell, the middle is VERY uneven, but oh well. I'm still proud of it!!!! I think this skill builder will be good for me! I know it will help me learn things I am wanting to learn, and build better skills, that's why it's called SKILL BUILDER (right?!?!?!?) Let me know what you think of my blocks!!!!
On a side note I finished up a diaper wreath last night, I'm excited to give this one to my friend!
What do you guys think? Think she'll like it????
I'm hoping so!!!!!!!! I think it turned out pretty cute!
I had to show you all one more picture! When I showed my hubby this he said "Is this going to be OUR quilt?" LOL! I doubt it! I barely every keep ANYTHING I make!
Oh yeah, almost forgot, the new winner of my giveaway is......Miss ALI M who said

Ali M said...
My favorite thing to sew is...well Quilt a longs...waiting until after they've been going a bit so I can see what other people are doing before starting on my own. I'm pretty new and not always able to be as creative as other so...that sounds so sad, but that's where I'm at right now ;)
 Ali, I will be in touch soon! Please respond within 48 hours!!!!!
Until next time:
~Hope you guys are having a great day!!!!!!!~

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blabbing about.....

I have been working for the past few days which is why I haven't been posting anything. So with that said, I don't have any updates as far as sewing goes. I have been sewing a little, I have Shy's bandana quilt top halfway done, all I have to do is sew the rows together!!! YAY! I don't have a pic of it to show you yet, but soon, very soon!!!!
I've been searching around the web for things to help me get better at the whole quilting process from beginning to end! I found something that I really REALLY think will help me. It's a quilt along from last year, but hey, it's never too late to start one right? I don't know if I will do the WHOLE thing since it consists of 33 blocks, but I am going to try to work on at least one block a week for it. SO I will be adding the button on my sidebar! Any of you newbies out there to the quilting/sewing world should DEFINATELY check this out!!!!
Just  click on the pic on my sidebar to be taken to it! I'm starting on block one today!!!! The Log Cabin Block which works on the skills of accurate cutting and sewing, which I need TONS of help with!!!!! I will post a pic of the block as soon as I get it done!!! I'm just going to use what fabrics I have on hand for this project, so they probably all won't match, but that's okay!!!!! I'm really excited about this and I'm sure it will help my skills!
I've also started a pinterest account! I'll be adding the button to follow me as soon as I figure out how to do that! But I thought I would share a few of the pics I've pinned so far.
QUICK NOTE: I AM NOT CLAIMING THESE AS MY OWN PICTURES OR QUILTS OR ANY OF THAT! I just think they are all gorgeous and I hope one day to be HALF as talented as the people who made these quilts! I'm not exactly sure where they came from so, I don't have links for you to follow (sorry)!!!! As soon as I get my account linked up go to my pinterest and follow the links there to find out who made these!!!!
I think this is the PRETTIEST quilt I have EVER seen!!!!!!!!! I L-O-V-E it!!!!!!
Another good one for inspiration, don't you think?
I love the way this person used black and white to make the pink flowers just POP!
HUGE FAN OF THIS ONE!!!!!!! I have a thing for black and white quilts w/ a little POP to them!
Anywho....hope to be able to post some sewing updates soon for you guys! I'll be working on that quilt along, anyone who wants to join me in doing so PLEASE let me know!!!!

On another side note: I still have not heard back from one of the winners of my giveaway so I will be drawing another name later today and posting the new winner!!!!!
~Hope you all are having a great day!!!!!!!!!!!~

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Winners of SMS Giveaway Day!!!

First and foremost I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who visited me and entered during the giveaway! I'm sorry I don't have enough to give every one of you something! I wish I did! And another big THANK YOU to all of the new followers I accumulated this past week, I hope you guys enjoy your stay! As always, to all of my "already" followers a huge THANK YOU for all of y'alls support and good wishes! Y'all really do keep me going!

As for the giveaway, I "pulled" out my "random generators" again, (I think they love the giveaways more than me!!!!) and the only way I could think of to be completely fair as far as who gets what was this way.
#1 giveaway:

Goes to the first name drawn:
And you would be

who said:
heather said...
I definitely need a new pin cushion, and that pen sounds mighty handy. I haven't made any yet, but I agreed to make bow-ties for a friend's wedding. Now all I need is a pattern. Hopefully it will be my favorite thing to sew. Thank you for the great giveaways!

I understand that you will have a bazillion comments, and my feeling won't be hurt if you don't have a chance to reply ;)
(hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

#2 giveaway:
Goes to the second name drawn
Which is

who said:
Josie McRazie said...
I Swooned once and think I might just do it again!! :)

And the Third and Final giveaway

Goes to the last name drawn (by my nephew)
(please ignore what his shirt says, he's 11....that should explain!!!!)
who said:
Jill said...
I love to quilt bags. I'm toying with a quilt as you go bag right now. It's small so I can easily maneuver it under my domestic sewing machine. Soon I'll have a picture on my blog:

CONGRATS TO ALL 3 OF YOU! I hope you enjoy your winnings! I will be getting in contact with you by email very soon!!!! If you have no heard from me by tomorrow (Sun) by 5 pm EST please email me w/ your info!
I hope everyone had as much fun w/ the SMS giveaway as I did! I think I went a little nuts entering every single giveaway I could. *Fingers crossed* I'll actually win something!
Until next time.......
~Hope you all are having a great day!!!~

Friday, May 25, 2012

Very Quick One

Hurry Hurry!!!!!!!!!!! My giveaway is ending in a few VERY short hours!!! GO ENTER!!!!! Thank you to all who have entered already! I'm schocked at all the people interested in winning something I MADE?!?!?!?
On another note: HURRY HURRY HURRY and go over here and scroll down until you find....oh let's say # 586 and click VOTE to vote for me in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!!!!!!!!! I would really appreciate your support!
Sorry this is a quickie, many things to do! Working on a project/game thingy for my babies! See you all VEEEEERY soon!!!!
~Hope you all are having a GREAT day!~

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: My Quilt

Okay, I'm doing this, I'm going to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I'm nervous, but oh well!
So first off, let me tell you a little about
this quilt.
I made this quilt for that cute little girl right there, my daughter, Jordyn. (I know some of you may know the story so just bear w/ me for a minute please!) This is my FIRST quilt! It's made out of some bandanas I found at my local craft store. It's a decent size lap quilt measuring (around) 52" x 70". I learned A LOT about piecing, measuring, and quilting!
Here is one of the best pics I have of the back, it's not perfect by any means but I love it very much!
After it was washed and all crinkled I loved it even more!

I love this pic even though it's all blurry! Sooooooo anyways, you guys should REALLY REALLY REALLY go over to the festival and check out all the different quilts and when it's time to vote you should DEFINATELY VOTE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!
My baby loving the quilt I made her! It melts my heart!!! I can't wait to do the next one!!!!!!
Go here and check out everything else!!!!!! (Don't forget to vote for me!!!!!!!)
Hope you're having a GREAT day!!!!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day is FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!


First off, let me say this: If you are coming over from Sew Mama Sew then, THANK YOU for taking a risk and coming to check me out! I hope you browse around and enjoy my ramblings!!!! If you are already one of my followers: Ya'll know I love you!!!! :)
Now, let's just get straight down to it!
Giveaway Day is finally here! I am soooo excited! I hope I make a lot of new friends and hopefully win some really awesome stuff while I'm at it! (And I hope you all do too!!!)
If you have NO IDEA what I'm talking about you need to click here to find out what I'm talking about!!!!!!
I need to tell you, I had hoped to get home earlier yesterday from our camping trip to have a little more time to decide exactly what I was giving away. BUUUUUTTTT since I didn't get that chance I kindof improvised a little!!!! I hope you all will like it!!!
So now, onto the main reason you are all here!!!!!

What am I giving away you ask????

Well, someone is going to win this little "Made By Me" pincushion along with an AWESOME FRIX ION PEN!!!! (I love these things!!! Mark all over your fabric, then when you need the marks gone, heat up an iron touch the mark w/ the iron and ITS GONE!!!!!)

Someone else is going to win a "Made by Me" pincushion, along with some Dritz embroidery needles and some embroidery floss!!!!!
And just one more person is going to win this!!!!! Another "Made by Me" pincushion, and a mason jar sewing kit (the scissors wouldn't fit in the jar!), and a Frix Ion pen!!!!!! (Mason jar includes needles, thread, some buttons, some pins, and maybe even some more goodies!)
All you have to do is leave me a comment on THIS post telling me what your favorite thing to sew is or a favorite quilt pattern you may have!! ( I need some fresh ideas!)
Yep, that's it!!!!!!! 3 winners! Easy way to enter, what's not to love?
Oh, but wait! If you are a follower (or become one) you can get a second entry!!!!!!
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be open until May 25th at 5 pm PST (that's 6 pm my time)
Also again, go visit Sew Mamma Sew to enter more giveaways!!!!!!!
I am going to try to respond to each comment, it may take me a day or 2 to get back to you, but that doesn't mean I won't!!!!
Hope you're having a GREAT day!!!!!!!
GOOOOOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Looky, Looky,I finished it!!!!!!!

We LITERALLY just got back from our camping trip...and I gotta make this fast because I have to be at work in an hour!!! But I couldn't wait to show you guys what I did!!!!
I just uploaded some of the good shots of it because I'm in a hurry but I promise you there will be more to come!
Jordyn modeling in front of her "Mommy made" quilt!
She loves it!!!!!!
Most of these are taken while we were hiking up on top of backbone rock! WHICH IS GORGEOUS!!!!!
The things I make my hubby do to get a picture!!! That cliff has about oh....a really really really long drop off! Hang on and I'll show you a pic from the road looking up!
Yeah, you see that huge rock with a tunnel in the middle of it? In the pic above this one my husband is standing on top of it, on that ledge!!!!!
Then I made him climb down there so I could have those rapids in the background. Well, I'll just show you.
He's getting it ready here.
There we go. BEAUTIFUL pic!!!! I love it anyway!!!
You see that branch that kindof looks like a rainbow? I made him jump, and I mean jump, so I could get the quilt up there too!!! (LOL I'm so mean!)
But you see? It was worth his jumping!!!!

I love nature!!!! I love trees especially! I think these are some really great shots w/ my FIRST quilt!
And trust you me, this isn't even half of them!!!!!

Just one more peek at the pics to come! This is still Backbone Rock, just the tunnel part of it! We had a blast I'm exhausted and now have to go cuz I have to work graveyard! EEEEEKKKK! Wish me luck!
Please let me know what you think of my quilt! I'd really like honest opinions! I'm my worst critic!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

What I've been Doing!

I have been soooo busy sewing I've forgotten to post! Sorry about that, but to make it up to you I am going to show you the MAJORITY of what I've been working on. I do have one or 2 secret projects that I'm working on, and if everything goes according to plan, you will see them soon enough... ON WITH THE SHOW!!! (WARNING: content is photo HEAVY!!!)

First and FOREMOST!
You know what this is right?
You are right, it's my baby girl's blanket! AND YES I'M QUILTING IT!!!!!
LOOKY!!! I GOT FINISHED QUILTING IT TOO!!!! (*does a happy dance*)
That's the back, I know my lines are all wonky, but it's okay cuz ITS MY FIRST QUILT! EVER!!! The piecing is awful, but THAT OKAY it's my first quilt!!! I can tell I'm getting better at piecing too, just wait, you'll see!

This lovely is my binding roll for her blanket, THAT IS NOW ATTACHED!!! WAHOO *does another happy dance*
Now, all I have left is to hand sew the binding completely on, and I"M DONE!

Okay, onto another thing I've been working on!
Just a little side-note first! I have been TRULY OBSESSED with bags, I dunno why, but I have!
I made this one for Shy, and she loves it! :)

Yeah, I know the lining does not technically go with the outside, but hey, she's 7 and that's what she picked, so I went with it!
This is the one I made for Gabe, he has ALL the cars that will fit in this I think another job well done for that one too!

This is the beginning of a baby quilt I'm making for my BFF's baby. It's going to be the dissapearing nine patch, or the magic one, I'm not 100% sure yet. I just know I love this fabric, and I know she will love it!

This is the cross stitch that I've been working on, here and there. I like it! My L is off by a line or 2 but, I'm not stressing it, I think it'll still be PURDY!

OH OH OH!!! I just Have to tell you guys! I actually won something!
This adorable little pin cushion pineapple from Insanity Defense !!!!! I love it!
Okay, I'm done rambling!
Weeeeelllllll, almost anyways! I have just ONE more pic to share with you!
This is my LONELY wall! *tear* I need some ideas for something to go up there. It is right where I sew so I decided to put up some quilty stuff for inspiration while I'm sewing! Now, if any of you any suggestions on what I could put up there I would be happy to listen!!!!
Don't miss me tooooo much, I'm going camping this weekend. We are going to something called "Trail Days"???? I dunno, my hubby says I'll love it, but ya know, we will see!!!!
Hope you are having a great day!!!!