Monday, August 24, 2009


I participated in the Old Red Barn Quilt a Long earlier this year, but I couldn't blog about it. I was making my quilt as a Birthday present for my sweet little sister! Well Finally her Birthday has arrived and I can talk about this wonderful quilt a long!

I was so excited to actually make a full size quilt from start to finish! I usually make baby quilts, so this was huge!!! It fit my daughters full size bed. Dana was such a great teacher too! She took us step by step through the process. I will show the quilt finished with binding tomorrow (I still have to upload those pics). I used vintage sheets from my collection and I LOVE the way it all came together! I think I need to make myself one.

*Happy 32nd Birthday to the most wonderful little sister anyone could EVER have! I Love you NEALIE!

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day of School

Today was Gina's first day of Kindergarten! I was so sad and so happy all at once. I am so proud of how confident and independent she is, I am a little sad she was so happy to go.
*On a sad note the toadstool backpack could not be used. They were supposed to just carry a 2 pocket folder and that fit fine. Well new policy is to carry a three ring binder and it doesn't fit!!! So sad!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Toadstool Backpack

I finished a project from my favorite sewing book! I am so happy with it! Gina picked out the colors and sewed the button on the door. I can not tell you how much I love MELLY and her sweet patterns! This will be Gina's first backpack for her first day of Kindergarten (insert weeping momma here).She thought it would be cute to get a picture of her opening the door :)
Of course Adler loves everything I make ;) He wanted his picture taken too!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Sweet Bunny

A great little friend of ours turns 4 this month! What better gift for a cute little mother hen than a bunny and baby bedding! I love using these little quilts to practice my machine quilting. I did some free motion circles and waves on this cutie.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Can You Stand the Cuteness?

I am in LOVE with this little cutie! I went to the Flea Market this weekend and it was PACKED! The weather was super so there were lots of people out just enjoying the day. I had walked the whole place and bought the vintage green and yellow fabric the owl is sitting on, then I found some G.I. Joe guys I knew my nephew would love. I called my sister to meet me and once she arrived I walked the Flea with her again. I had walked passed this little owl and not even noticed him! The guy I bought him from was literally selling what looked like dirty trash out of the back of his beat up pick up truck! He said he had just cleaned the barn out. Well I glanced up at the cab of the truck and on top there sat this beautiful creature! Guess what? He is a bank too, complete with the original stopper! Made in Japan sticker still in tact :) I am in LOVE!!! I think it will sit perched in my sewing space, What should I name him or her?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eye Spy Swap

For Christmas this year I am going to make my nephew an Eye Spy Quilt! I was super excited when I found this little swap (truth be told I may have had more than enough variety already in my stash ;) ). These are the fabrics I sent to Meredith. I cannot wait to see all of the variety I get back. Then it is off to start another quilt :)