Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No Snow


With everyone talking about all the snow they got I looked out the window and I have to say I am glad I don't have any. I know it looks beautiful but you have to shovel it, drive in it and let the wet dog in after being out in it. So I am glad No Snow!
I think if I was a skier I would feel different but I am not.
After living so many years in Utah with the snow I am enjoying not being in it.
I am glad everyone posts their pictures of it because I do enjoy looking at them.
It really is beautiful to look at. And I enjoy looking.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lori's Instagram Sew {Fun} Along


If you haven't join Lori Holt's Sew Along over on Instagram
then you are missing out!
It is  #haveyourselfaquiltylittlechristmas 
over on her blog she explains how to get to it.



I have say I am usually one of those to busy to join in right now or I say I am going to do that next year, well I have to say I so glad I made time.
I even started a bit late which is ok.


Lori would post a new block or tell everyone what page in her book the block to be done is.
And she would even give picture hints of whats to come.....lol.....so fun!


She did have the best directions. And they were easy to follow. She also has very good pictures.
And it was so fun to see all the different fabrics everyone choose.


Lori made it fun to do each block. And after doing your block you add #haveyourselfaquiltylittlechristmas
Then everyone can look at everyone's progress and fabrics.


It is so fun and I enjoyed the anticipation of what the next block would be.
Every quilt looks darling and very different from the other.
I don't think anyone isn't having a blast!


I am so mad I haven't done the other ones she did.
GGGRRrrrrrr
But that is a mistake I won't make in the future.
It was so fun!!!


The stocking was really fun we didn't know what it was for a bit.....
toooo fun!!!


I did do my boarder different but I did use a different one in the book.
I do hope everyone has her book its too cute for words.


I did my quilt using a layer cake and the left overs I used for the back.
It really didn't take that much fabric to join in on the holiday fun.
Thanks Lori for all the fun!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Can't Stop Eating....


These are the best crackers EVER!
I was trying to find something not sweet to take to a retreat I am going to and decided to try these out on my husband. If they past though him then I know the ladies will like them.
And he has made several trip back and forth to the bowl.
So Winner Winner.
They are so easy to make the only hard part is it takes 4 hours for them to be done....
crying and crying but so worth the wait.
Here is the recipe:


3 sleeves of saltine crackers with unsalted tops
1 pkg dry zesty Italian dressing
1 pkg dry Ranch dressing
1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
1¼  c canola oil


Mix the dressings, red pepper flakes and canola oil together.  Pour over saltines in an airtight container.  Carefully Turn the container every 30 minutes for 4 hours.  We don't want them broken. After 4 hours be prepared to just sit and eat and eat them.
We eat them plain and with different cheeses and they were so good!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dresden Fun


I was having so much fun quilting last week.
Dresdens!! I love making them.
Using Lori Holt's thimble rulers make it easy.


Sewing them on the squares!


Then the quilting began!
Your have to come back to see it done since I am binding right now.!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Heart Dish Towels



Dish towels have to be my very favorite to make.
Everyone loves them.
I like making them so that makes them easy.


Crocheting the edge adds that extra touch.
Everyone thinks you spent hours and hours.
You really don"t......Shhhh its a big secret.



I do the crocheting while on the ferry so it like extra free time!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Adding Trim


Kelly added trim to cupboard...
The top rail and the bottom 2 scallops.
I just love it. I think it makes the cupboard look less store bought.
I am loving my new sewing room.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Making Bags


I searched and searched all over Youtube for an easy pattern to make a new Make Up Bag and this is my first bag to try.
You see there are several different tutorials and I couldn't decide which one to do, so I am going to try a few patterns.


I like this pattern and I found it on Iheartsewing on YouTube.
What I didn't like is zig zagging the edges on the inside. 
I guess I could have used a serger but I wanted it to be faster than having to set up another machine.


I do love the tabs on each side for holding onto while zipping.


I filled it up with all my stuff and I do love this bag.
The size is a great size.  And I liked how the zipper is larger than you need to make it easier to sew in.
I did use warm and natural since I was out of the iron on interfacing. And its not as stiff as I would like but it is fine and the next one I make I will try the iron on interfacing just to see.


All done and filled to the brim!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Love It!

My sewing room is done except for the unpacking will take years.
Stop by my other blog to see:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sewing Room Decorating


Having so much fun decorating my new sewing room!
I am so glad I could use my Dress Form collection too!
I will share more in a few days!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sneek Peek

  1. Pick out paint....check
  2. Painted......check
  3. Floor......Check
  4. moldings......check
  5. Shelf the length of room.....check
  6. Pictures hung.....check
  7. long arm set up....check
  8. Sewing machine in room.....check
  9. shelves in closet....check
  10. Ironing board on wall.....check
  11. unpack a million boxes of fabric, kits, supplies etc.......No I think it will take longer than all of the above......sniff sniff

Friday, August 22, 2014

Getting There


Sewing Curtains for my sewing room today.
To see progress stop by 

I got the valance hung and the side curtains now working on tie backs.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting for a Call


Isn't this the cutest phone.
I don't even mind it has a cord!
And the ring is so fun, I just love
it when it rings.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Laundry Quilt


I love this quilt and was sad I couldn't find a place to hang it.
My Laundry room wall was to small and then it hit me....
Hang it on the wall out side the Laundry room!
So it is now where you come in from the side door and the first thing I see.
Love it!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In a Cottage in the Woods


This is my other blog I started as a my adventures living and remodeling our home on San Juan Island.
I have started with doing before and afters and I am hoping they go a lot quicker that we really are. LOL. I am enjoying remodeling a lot more than my husband since he is doing all the grunt work....sorry  Honey! So I hope you come but and see what we are up too.
I will still be doing this blog as well ....I need a place for my creativity to go.
Since I am so busy I had this one built by  Karen Valentine. I love her work and if you need help stop and see her at:


This is the guest room so stop by and see how it turns out.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Baby....


My Baby got married this last weekend.
I can't believe she is so grown up, but she is.
We are so happy for Bethany and Chuck they make the cutest couple.


See ...
I told you!
I just love these two!


Jax was the Ring Security and carried this sign.
So cute!


This is my Husband Kelly walking her down the isle.
It was such a beautiful wedding and so fun to see everyone.
We are back in Washington and missing them all ready.




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