Wednesday, December 30, 2009

fun with gifts

Christmas was good to the kids. It's been raining here which means we don't get outside much. So we have fun inside!

And of course, a shameless little plug for hubby's business. :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Good reads

I've been published! Well, sort of. :) The latest issue of Hobby Farm Home magazine has an article on Etsy and I'm in it. Too bad we don't have that magazine locally!!(Grrrr) Does anyone have that magazine available to them at a local store? I contacted the magazine itself but they only sell back issues (once this becomes a back issue) in pdf form. I'd love to have an original. I'll be glad to paypal the cost of the magazine plus the shipping to someone who may be able to get me an issue! The above issue is the one I'm looking for- it's the Jan/Feb 2010 issue.

Also, does anyone want this?
I made it a long time ago and was going to applique some cute stars along the red strips and then quilt it. I thought it would be a fun, easy project. I haven't done anything with it though and just found it while I was cleaning my laundry room! It is made with flannel (from JoAnns I think) and has not been washed. It measures 35in x 41in. If you'd like it, just leave a comment here along with a way for me to contact you and I'll gladly send it to the first person that wants it!
***Update! Since I was mentioned in the magazine the company is sending me a free copy! Thanks to all who offered to get me one- but hey, I may take a second copy if any of you have already picked one up. :)***

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6
Thank you Lord for the greatest gift ever given, your only son. Sent to die on a cross so that I may be forgiven and have eternal life with You. There is no greater love and no greater gift.
Enjoy your Christmas today- may it be merry and bright!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

babies movie

Have you seen this?
Oh my gosh, I can't wait until April! This trailer made me laugh out loud- how funny is it that babies are the same all over the world? :) I love the part at the end where the goat is drinking out of the kid's bath and he doesn't even flinch. Gotta love little ones. This is certainly a movie I'm going to see.


Quilting done today: zilch

Fun with friends today: tons

little new listing

There's a new little listing in the shop. See it here.

a few complete

I finished a few dishcloths for Christmas gifts and a few aprons. I don't have pics of the aprons yet because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. ;) Dishcloths like these will be available in my shop soon!
I also took a few shots of Mason's new blanket...

I was going through Gavin's camera the other day and found this. Isn't she a cutie? It was from hunting season and Timber is eating huckleberries.

Now I'm off to work on the Christmas present quilt. I made the binding the other day and I need to get it sewn on today. I only have 3 more days to finish it and it came out way larger than I had originally anticipated. I was going for "lap quilt" and it came out 75"x75". Well, at least the recipient will be happy!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

in the last 24 hours.....

1. I made a blanket for Mason out of Organic jersey knit fabrics that are so yummy you want to eat them.....picture to come soon!
2. We had a bear incident. Well, not really an "incident" just the ol' neighbors calling to say, "By the way, there is a huge bear walking down Hobbs Wall (the dirt road by our home) just in case your animals are still out." (i.e. they may get eaten if they are)
3. I got some last minute Christmas shopping done.
4. Mason smiled for the first time!
5. Gavin set a pie on fire (yes, really... and that's a long story- we won't go there right now)
6. I got some Christmas sewing accomplished- yahoo!
7. My husband made a fantastic dinner.

And then there is, of course, all the regular stuff that goes into a 24 hour period.
I'm so glad that Christmas is almost here. :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

3, like this

Yesterday my little boy turned 3. I don't know where the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday and then so long ago at the same time. After everyone had gone to sleep last night, Gavin and I watched a few little videos of the kids from when they were babies. A couple of them made me think, "Wow, I don't even remember that." I am so glad we have videos of the kids to remember those special times.
"Mommy, I'm going to be 3, like this!"
I made an organic cake that turned out really well!

Nana and baby Mason
Opening presents
Timber Ann
Silly boy!
I am thankful every day for the beautiful children that the Lord has blessed Gavin and I with. I can't imagine my life without them!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

christmas kid craftiness

I'm a Christmas tree freak. I must have the perfect tree. I don't care if it takes 6 hours cutting open trees at the tree lot to get the perfect one. I'll do it. This year though I tried to not be as compulsive about it. We took home the first tree we opened! But, there were no huge holes in it (which is a huge no-no for me and trees) and everyone's mouth dropped open when I said, "That's fine, we can get that one." I also decided to not be so demanding when it came to the decorations. Really, I like my tree to look a certain way. This year I threw all that out the window and decided that I was going to have a tree that the kids "made." They were going to make all the things to go on it and with the exception of the lights, they were going to decorate it. So last weekend, we started crafting...
The cranberries got strung but most of the popcorn just ended up in our bellies rather than on the tree...
Little hands doing good work....
This is what happens when the ornaments are left to dry within reach of a 21mo old... notice the gingerbread man and Santa are missing something?
And this is our end result... Not too shabby is you ask me. Maybe the kids can decorate more often!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Giveaway winner!

Um, yes, I forgot about the giveaway results.......oops. Sorry about that! This weekend has been crazy!

So I went to and Mr. Random chose entry #16....
Chris said...
Hi I'm new to your blog. A friend suggested I stop by..:) SO please enter me in the drawing. I am a homeschool mom of 10 kids and love to sew! I enjoyed looking around your site, I'll be back to visit again! God Bless

Congrats Chris! I'll be emailing you to get your info so that I can send you the layer cake! :)
Thanks so much to all who entered. After the first of the year I'll be having another giveaway so if you didn't win this one, don't worry, there will be more!

Friday, December 11, 2009

growing up, rain and leaf blowers

Not blogging on a regular basis has left my mind racing. Isn't that weird? I sit awake at 2am nursing Mason and thinking of the things I'd like to share on my blog. That's pretty pathetic!
But since I have a few things to share and not much time to share them I'm lumping them all into the same post.
First, Mason. I am so in love with this little boy. I know it's normal for parents to love their kids but I think that I love him more than any other mommy has ever loved her little boy. I'm sure you'd all agree (wink.) He is growing up so fast...and he's barely a month and a half old. He's already grown out of his 3 month old Carter's sleepers! Yikes! I'm really trying to savor each moment with him since I am 99% sure he is my last little baby.

Second, rain. I'm thankful for it today. Yes, I really did say that. Most Del Nortians (is that what we would be called?) aren't ever thankful for the rain. We get so much of it that it's more like, "Oh no, the rain has started. Well, kiss that sun goodbye for the next 3 months because we won't be seeing it." But it's been cold here. And I mean cold. It has been about 27 degress on a regular basis taking Wyatt to the bus stop. Gavin worked in Gasquet this week and it was 19 degrees on Wednesday morning. For us, that's cold. Maybe even record breaking cold for our area. So with the rain comes warmer temperatures.

Third, leaf blowers. Layton loves any and all power equipment. How could he not? He's a little boy and daddy has a lot of it. He was helping in the yard blowing the maple leaves into a pile on a "yardwork Sunday afternoon."

And lastly, even though it wasn't in the title post, a little gift that my SIL gave to me for my birthday that is now in bloom. It's so nice to have some fragrant blooming flowers in the home while everything outside is frozen!

Monday, December 7, 2009

giveaway time!

As promised, I'm ready to do my giveaway! I'd love to be giving away something handcrafted but since I haven't even been making anything except for the necessities (i.e. Christmas gifts,) I don't have anything to give away in that respect. But how about something that you could use to create something of your own? Like FABRIC!!! :) Mmmmmm, fabric. Words don't properly express my love for it.♥
And just in time for Christmas- a Layer Cake of the new Mary Engelbreit Christmas fabric, The Caroler!

And as usual, to win, all you have to do is leave a comment. I'm not going to force you to "follow" my blog just to have an entry (I've always found that silly) and you don't have to blog about it to get an entry (although if you wanted to, that would be nice) and you don't have to share some story or tradition or anything like that (unless you want to) - you just have to leave a comment like, "Oh, I love this fabric, I'd love to win!" not "Pick ME! I'm the best!" and PLEASE leave an email or something for me to contact you because I'm not into tracking down folks to give them something.

Contest will close this Friday Dec 11th at midnight. The winner will be chosen using The Layer Cake will be shipped to the winner via USPS Priority Mail the following Monday.
Good luck to you all!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December's Quilt

December's Quilt of the Month is my Flower Boxes Quilt. Yep, I saved the best for last. The colors in this quilt are so terrific and the traditional patchwork is lovely. This quilt has really grown on me since I made it. I like everything that I make (well, almost) but I've really taken a liking to this one in the past couple of months! Here's the listing with all the information.

Today is also Giveaway Day on the Sew Mama Sew Blog.

I'm lame. Somehow I missed it so I didn't get to officially participate. I did get to enter a bunch of great giveaways though. If you'd like to also then you can click here. But missing out on doing a giveaway makes me a little sad so I'll be hosting one here next week! Follow my blog or just check back in next week to see what you can win!

Related Posts with Thumbnails