Monday, May 23, 2011


My boys, my sweet, sweet boys are getting so big. 
My little one decided it was time to give up his training wheels tonight and learn to ride his bike all by himself.
And he did.

At first he did not want a little push start from Daddy but then decided it was OK.
I love his determined little face.

And off he went.
And he even had a big crowd of neighbors and friends cheering him on.
I am so proud of this boy.

And even more special was that when I went to check on them in their beds tonight,
my sweet little one was tucked into his big brother's bed.
My loves.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I am sharing my newest quilt made of Denyse Schmidt's fabrics,
Flea Market Fancy & Picnics and Fairgrounds.

I have been working on a lot of other things lately and wanted to make a quick and simple quilt this weekend.
I missed the whole Flea Market Fancy craze when it came out so I am paying for it now.
I found etsy and ebay sites here and there for some "reasonable" purchases and the fabric has been staring at me for awhile now.
I added some of the new Picnics and Fairgrounds that I thought go well with the FMF.
I really like the new line.

I am still learning so much about quilting.
One thing is for sure that sometimes you need to be able to
 start and finish a project quickly.
Other times its nice to have a long term project (ummm, my single girl quilt)

Thank you Amy for organizing the Bloggers Quilt Festival again!
I absolutely love seeing all of the other quilters out there.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

A very Happy Mother's Day to all of the bloggy mommies out there!

My sweet boys made me surprises at preschool and kindergarten
with their handprints and gave me pretty flowers.
And then I found they left some crayons in their pockets that ended up in the dryer
and made a load of laundry very colorful! 
Love my boys!!

 My mom is headed out of town to Paris for the week so I decided against giving her flowers this year and made her this little pillow.

The pattern is from Twin Stitchers, I love this site, they have the most adorable patterns!
And the fabric is the new Denyse Schmidt line found at Joann's.

I added some straight line stitches around the border.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Kentucky Derby Hat

Taking a break from all the sewing and quilting lately,
I decided to create a Kentucky Derby hat today.
We have a party for our friend's daughter this Saturday
 and she said to be sure to bring our hats!

So I bought this floppy black hat at Target today for $12.99
and some ribbon and flowers from Hobby Lobby for $9.36
and whipped up my little creation.



I first wanted to try to just pin the ribbon to the hat so that
 I can wear it without all the flowers,
 but eventually I pulled out the hot glue gun.

Oh well, it was only $12.99!

Then I cut the flowers from the stem and hot glued them on the side of the hat.

I will have to share more pics with it on me this weekend.
But my model was so sweet to help me out today,
although he might not agree when I bring certain hat modeling pictures
out when prom rolls around!

Monday, May 2, 2011

What a weekend

This weekend has been crazy and exhausting and fun all together!

For some strange reason on Friday morning I woke up at 3:51 am (completely unplanned) and decided to watch the royal wedding.  Which is very unlike me
1. because, hello it was 3:51 am and I am really not a morning person at all
2. I really do not follow the royals

but anyways it was wonderful to see them get married and all of the ceremony that surrounded the wedding.

Next, we hosted a party at our home for my son's preschool advisory board.
A really nice time and our first real party at our new home.

Then Sunday was the big fun, the husband and I went to see this man in concert

Oh yes that is Tim McGraw looking into my iPhone camera.
Such a great concert, always such a good show.
We were on the floor and the stage came out into the crowd about 5 rows away from us.

Of course I did not bring my good camera,
(and I am the one to always have my camera with me, UGH!)
I just had my iPhone with me.
So forgive the yuck photos.

On the way out of the arena people were chanting,
U.S.A., U.S.A.
I had no idea what was going on until we got in the car and saw the wonderful news that
Bin Laden has been killed.
Amazing news. 
We watched the President at the press conference on the news and then the people gathering at the White House and at Ground Zero.
So proud!

I think the whole family is exhausted from the long crazy weekend,
 I know I am .