Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pants on the Ground...

I titled this post that because as we speak (or type)... ABC News is actually having a report on "pants on the ground"... really?? Is that the only news out there?
So lets see- its been a while since I posted. I have been somewhat busy. I moved Ernie (my sewing machine) into the Crafice where it belongs. Now I find myself spending hours upon hours in the crafice watching random movies like PS I Love You, Dirty Dancing, Mama Mia, and others. I watch all these movies while quilting away on this...

I orignally bought some Chirp in Pink for my great friend Ashleys baby quilt but it was just a little too much pink for me. I needed something other then brown, white, pink and green. I needed shades of color. So I putrchased some Hunky Dory by Chez Moi. Love it!!! I got a Jelly Roll because I wanted to make Jelly Filled by Thimbleblossoms I have been a fan of this quilt since I saw it on another blog. So I ventured to make it.

BUT... Hunky Dory is a little "busy" meaning that there are lots of swiggly lines and it makes a quilt busy.
So I decided to add some sashing and here is where I am at currently... I have not sewn all the pieces together but I thought I would give a sneak peak at the progress.
Ashley... if your reading this (which I doubt because I only told you my blog address once and your response was... "You blog??" said in a way of disbelief and confusion- probably because you think I am like Perez Hilton) but anyways if you are reading this- I hope you likey what I am making for your baby.

"Pants of the Ground.. Pants on the ground- look like a fool with your Pants on the Ground"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting Post...

In my former years as a missionary for my church... I would get so excited over POST (which is what we called MAIL). Everyday we would look forward to the time when we would get to go to the box to see if there was post. Missionaries love mail. Its how we would connect with our family, our friends, boyfriends/girlfriends... it was the lifeline sometimes. Mail was awesome!!
Now that I am older and have a cell phone, text messaging, the internet, blogs, emails, facebook and all the other technological wonders of the world to connect with family and friends, post has gotten put aside. Which sucks... because I still love getting mail. The hubbs knows that it is MY responsibility to get the mail AND open it all. Now usually its all bills or propaganda which pretty much stinks because I still run to the mailbox everyday hoping to get a piece of mail (hint hint if anyone wants to send me a card). My grandma was really good about sending cards. When she passed, we actually found a box of cards in her home and some were already set aside for that months mail. She was awesome like that. Took the time to write a hand written note to tell you she loved you (ahhhh tear). Anyways- the point of this whole rambling was to say... I got post today (true I had to PAY FOR IT... but thats besides the point. Still there was fun packages in the mailbox when I got home. Look what I ordered.

Okay... so I have a mini obsession with charm packs and layer cakes and jelly rolls... but heck they are so much fun to get and play with. If you have never been over to Missouri Quilt Company they have this daily deal that I am a sucker for. Lke these charm packs are normally like $8.00- I got one for $3.00 and one for $7.00 I think). Plus they ship like super quick and have flat rate shipping. I pretty much love them. Its one of the first things I check on my phone from my bed when I wake up. That really just made me sound pathetic I know but I like to lay in bed after the second snooze button and read my favorite blogs (NieNie and Cjane), check the daily deal at Missouri Quilt Co. and then I kiss the hubbs and get out of bed. I love my life.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh Happy Happy Day...

What a beautiful day it was here in Arizona. I mean gorgeous weather, like the kind of weather that you have to do something outside and if you are not outside, you open all the windows in the house to let the fresh air in and allowing the birds to fill your house with joyful noise. I love days like this.
Plus another reason it was such a HAPPY DAY...
Look what made its way to MY HOUSE.
Guess whats in this big box..?..?
Woo hoo... my  new super wonderful Ernie... mom and I liked that name better then Nina. I love Ernie... like seriously love it. So much that I had to reorganize my crafice to create a pleasant working space for Ernie and me to make magic.
I could hardly wait to get it put together and get to work.
Now I can finish all the projects that I put on hold until Ernie made his way into my life.

I am now watching one of the best feel good movies...
Can you guess what it is....
LOVE IT!!! Have a Happy Weekend.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oreo Met his Match....

I am quite fond of the Double Stuff Oreos... almost TOO fond of the Double Stuff Oreo.

I love them. Alot... too much. But then one day on my travels through the grocery store WITH THE HUBBS (who by the way never likes to grocery shop with me nor me with him), he saw some cookies and was like, "oh these are really good- we should get them".

uhhhh... okay twist my arm.

Oh my heck... these things are delicious beyond deliciousness. YUMMY!!!
Lofthouse Cookies are AMAZING!
Try them- I promise. You will heart them big time.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rainy Sunday Afternoons

Here is Phoenix we do not get rain that often... BUT for some reason this year it seems to have rained quite a bit. I love it. Today I had this great plan to walk home from church since we live so close to the building. I packed my favorite raincoat and new tennis shoes and headed to church. The morning was a little wet but I thought for sure it would clear up and be a pleasant walk. I was wrong... it poured during church. So much that I had to have the Hubbs take me home so I can get a car (I stay longer then he does). I chickened out. I do love the rain, I love the smell, I love the crispness in the air, I love the sound. I love it all but what I don't love... is walking in the pouring rain. Maybe next week, I'll walk home.
So on this rainy Sunday afternoon I spent enjoying my love for quilting. I am not one to start the project and finish it, I kinda like to have multiple quilts going in various stages at a time. While I am washing the fabric for one quilt, I will be cutting the fabric for another, sewing the blocks for another. I have one finished ready to be sandwiched (if I can just pick out a backing fabric), one sandwiched ready to be machine quilted, and one set of blocks done ready for quilt top sewing. Some might say this is CRAZY and I should just do one at a time but my problem... I get bored. I like to work on the various steps for a little bit and then move to the next quilt... work on a few steps and so on. Needless to say- I have created a MESS of fabric and a very disorganized working but heck... I am happy and I am loving every minute of it.
Here are some pics of my world...
This is my attempt at being organized...

Some of the super cute fabrics I am using for my wonderful friend Ashleys babies blanket (she is having a girl if you couldn't guess).

The blocks for this months BLOCK LOTTO- I am loving these colors and the Log Cabin with Attitude pattern (or lack of pattern)

I never realized how quickly this large box would fill out with fabric. I am semi-addicted to fabric. Yes I think its a problem and no I don't care about it. I love buying fabrics. This box here is just the scrap box. I have plastic tubs (like shown above) of various useables. I HEART Quilting.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Here is the newest quilt top I finished.

When I first saw Authentic by Sweetwater, I knew I wanted to do something with it. I ended up buying 6 charm packs to play with and sat and looked at them for a while. The disappearing nine pattern is so easy and I thought I would play around with it again. This is the end result. I love it. Now I have to pick which of these fabrics I like the most to make my backing. hmmmm....

One of the definitions of Authentic.. "not false or imitation". Synonyms: real, genuine, pure.

Love IT!!!

oh blah dee...oh blah dah... life goes on

I can honestly say this has been a couple weeks of ups and downs. The hubbs and I have been trying to concieve for over a year and as you probably know we have struggled with that. Infertility is a rollercoaster of emotions. Last Monday (the day after my birthday) I found out that I was pregnant. After taking 5 positive  prego tests, I thought it was safe to tell the family and start accepting the realization that I was going to have a baby. I struggled with that. I had a wall built up a little with my doubt. I was excited, I was nervous, I was scared and even moreso I was filled with so many emotions (dang hormones). It was only a couple days later that I realized, I don't think this is normal. After a bazillion google searches and calling the doctor a couple times, I realized that what was happening was not normal. I was cramping bad and bleeding alot. Blood tests confirmed, I actually was having an early miscarriage. I had felt really calm about it. I realized how fragile life is. I realized that we can get pregnant... which is a blessing. I realized that I want to make sure I have a healthy body so I can be ready to be pregnant again. I realized once again that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows what he is doing. I realized even more so that my husband is the most amazing person. He really is my ROCK. He would wrap me up in his arms and love on me during this process. I realized that I am BEYOND BLESSED and I know that we will have this opportunity again.