Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I got the pictures yesterday but I didn't get it posted. Sorry. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

I am quite proud of the wreath- it cost me less than $5!!! and its really cute. I might add a bow on the ribbon hanger, but I really like how simple it is. I got the wreath for 50% off $3.99. The ribbon I already had. I bought a blue R for 99 cents, and paint and a piece of scrapbook paper for 20% off 99 cents and 71 cents. :) I had to buy thumb tacks at Home Depot- $1.31 for a whole box, but I was there getting more paint samples, so I was glad to spend a little :).- more on that later.

These are my centerpiece, also on sale I bought the 3 colors of balls and the ribbon. I think it looks classy, I love the colors and it was really easy. Have a great Thanksgiving. It has been a crazy year, I still have tons to be thankful for! Wishing you a weekend full of friends and family, food, football :) and fun! Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Family and Friends... and applesauce.

We spent the weekend in Columbus, Ohio visiting my Mammaw and family.

My cousin Shannon and Mammaw.
Cousin Phillip and Britton.

Uncle Lynn and Aunt Sarah

Shannon and Me.
I helped her with her crocheting, but she had knitted me this.
On our way back we stopped in Cincinnati and had La'Rosa's pizza with one of our groomsmen and his girlfriend.

Britton and JasonMegan and Me.
It was a fun weekend. We were both fighting colds though and that's always annoying. Hopefully we can go visit again soon. Yesterday I made applesauce from 9 pounds of Gala apples. I ended up with about 3 quarts of applesauce and a very sore shoulder. It sure is yummy though! My thanksgiving post and pies will be tomorrow. :)

More baby fun

I didn't finish too much before the weekend, but I did finish the cards for the blankets and got them packed up and mailed. I had seen a similar baby shower invitation. They turned out cute. I think they'll look better with more practice. I got this one in the mail... hopefully it will be there in time for the shower!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sherwood Forest

This is probably not Sherwood Forest. It's fun to have my own little forest though. I am fighiting a cold I think and I decided to take it easy today and craft before work. I have subbed more regularly lately, and I am glad for some work, but it sure is exhausting.

I have been working on these for a few days. It would go faster if I ironed the interfacing on th fabric and cut the semi-circles out once, but I am stingy with my fabric and interfacing so to get them as close together as possible I cut them out of the interfacing, then iron, then cut the fabric.

I did what I said, and modified the pattern adding more cones (I increased the diameter by 1.5 inches for each semi circle. The previous trees all had 4 layers. I made 5 and 6 layer trees to group with the originals and I made a new set of three that's slightly bigger. I am going to see my Mammaw this weekend in Columbus and I am planning on taking her a set and mailing a set to CO. They are so cute! :) I have a few other projects in the works, we'll see if I get anything done before the weekend though.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


It has begun... No not what you are thinking. Yes, Christmas is rapidly approaching!! YAY!! But I am talking about something else. What is it with everyone I know having kiddos!!!??? I finished the first of MANY required baby blankets today. I have 9 more on my current list that I know of... I guess 'tis the season. Welcome to Aubrey who arrived last week... 2 weeks early! She is the first recipient of this very full season of baby gifts! Off to the post office tomorrow.... I already started on the next one... its pink and white.

P.S. I you are expecting and think you are on my list- let your color prefrence be known whenever possible. :o)
i am trying to win this contest... (
think i figured it out!! i am trying to win this super cute purse :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kartwheel Quilt

She's finished! I machine quilted most of it, hand quilted spirals on the outside edges and then attached my bias tape. I am proud of it since it's my first. I learned a lot. I still think I have a lot to learn. I am not sure what my next quilt project is going to be. I'd like to make a tree skirt sometime, probably next year. Yeah for finishing!! What projects do you feel took longer than you planned?

Fall Walk!

I love the walking and quality time with Britton. It was beautiful! (These pictures are from last week, we walked today in the rain, and it was BEAUTIFUL but much colder. :)

Does anyone know what these green things are? Britton called them "horse apples" but he didn't know what they were. They were beautiful, the color and texture were very cool.
Happy Fall! Are you enjoying fall in your part of the country?


Actually, not presents yet, but I had fun making this super cute gift tags. I made them using red, green, and blue strips (Thanks Home Depot). I used my punches and borrowed some from Christy at work.(Thanks Christy!) Punching and rounding corners- its that easy. I added the punch out to the top before I punched the hole. I really like them. Getting me in the season.


So I bought a bunch of this yarn, not too long after we moved here. I quickly realized it was too thick to crochet with.... I loved the colors and so I needed to figure out what to do with it. I googled it and ended up with this ruffled scarf. So, I learned to knit. I am definitely a slower knitter than crocheter... at it's a little wonky, but its very warm. I finished it last night and I was excited to wear it today. It was totally necessary on cold and rainy today. Britton walked with me on the path in the rain, it was great.
It is rust, maroon, and purple, one side is the purple and one is the orange/rust.

Christmas Trees!

Using scrap fabric and this tutorial from small object steno, I made some adorable little fabric Christmas trees. They turned out so cute and they were super easy. They are only about 6 inches tall. I think I am going to make a few more with more cones so they are taller. I love red and green, so its fun to see that part of my stash. I am planning on making a few for some lovely people who need small christmas decor. They were easy and so cute.

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

I have quite a few things to catch up on. First, I really need to say Thank you to
Rebecca Goering at Tastefully Entertaining. I won the book Katie Brown Celebrates!
It came last week in the mail and I love it and am excited to get to put it to use. It has events to celebrate each month, yummy recipes, and ways to decorate. Love it! Thanks Rebecca!
Tastefully Entertaining is awesome! I subscribe to her posts in my reader and everyday she has fabulous ideas for parties and weddings. Thank you Thank you Thank you!