Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mistletoe Ornament Shipped Off!

This project has gotten me sucked into the embroidery world!  I went out and got all of the supplies I needed to keep at it.  There are so many interesting stitches to learn too so it's always something new and refreshing--- kind of like with quilting.  Nice sewing project to do while watching some good TV:) 

Take care and God Bless ya'll,


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Embroidery contest over on My First Bambino!

Embroidery discovery!  Would love to win these supplies as a reward for loving embroidery so much now!!!   He,he,he:P

BTW, I am attaching all my prairie points together now on the flag to form the stripes and it's all coming together.  I cannot wait to show it off to ya'll!!!

Take care and hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Next UP!

All my 56 prairie points lined up in red.  Sense of accomplishment.  Now I just have 42 white ones to make of which 1/2 are finished.  These will  make up the red and white stripes on my flag that I talked about in my last post.  I am really liking the quilters cotton I have picked out at Joann's recently.  SUCH A HUGE difference compared to the Joann label solid cottons--Hello where have I been-right?! 

I have my ornament swap all packaged up and ready to be toted off to the post office tomorrow or Monday.  Very excited for Rebecka to see it:)

Enjoy ya'lls weekend!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Daddy's Pick;p

My dad ventured into a quilt shop in WI with me when I was there over a month ago-- already.  He saw this flag hanging on one of their walls and thought that it was really pretty neat.  So I searched some for the pattern and bought it.  Now there are some new techniques on this pattern that I am trying and A LOT of cutting was involved, but TOTALLY worth it.  It's going to my dad when it's finished.  As he said, "Maybe Labor Day he can have it?"  Shooting for that date right now.

I have started on sewing the star pieces together.  My points aren't perfect, but then again who is--HA!  I am enjoying the fact that I know how to piece them together though and they are fun to work with.  ONLY thing is getting that 1/8" seam allowance to cooperate through my machine on such a small rectangle that I am working with here.
Pic I found (not mine) to give you a visual of what I am shooting for.

Just so you know I have been working on my ornament for my partner in the ornament swap and all I have left is the framing.  I also did a secret, small gift for my partner as well.  Hope she likes!!  Very excited for her to see it soon.

Little off the subject--- if anyone has a pattern they could share with me of the Pincushion Caddy created by Anna Marie Horner in her book Seams To Me  I would love to have it.  What are you looking for?  Maybe I can help YOU out.

Well I am off to wake my hubby and the little one,

Take care and may your day be with joy in everything!



Figured I should really display some "adorable" pics of the fam on here for a bit since I kept saying we were going to Disney and then just left it at that:P 

We asked Mickey if we could go check out his castle, but he said that he had plans already with Minnie;)  WELL, OK Mickey maybe sometime soon then!!

This is where we went adventurin'!

Tree of Life, I don't think a pic can justify the beauty and magnificence of this tree.

Just walking through a very clear portrait of Africa:)

Just a few sneak peeks into our fam vacation out of over 300 pics.  Hope to post some from the resort we stayed at while there, Sea World and Daytona Beach. 

God is good!  Have a wonderfully blessed Sunday!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Ornament Swap

I am very happy to say that I am participating in my 1st swap ever!  Sooo, sooo very excited about this whole event.  Gives us sewers a chance to show off our skills:)  I have already started on my ornament and I am learning a new technique as I go.  So far so good.  Can't say to much more because I don't want to give anything away to my partner if she decides to come by and check out my blog;)

Good night to ya'll and have a blessed coming week.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Chance to win on Sew Mama Sew

  • How did you select colors for your personal thread collection?  Whatever project I am working on that is the color I will choose to purchase
  • Do you always match the color perfectly to your project?  for the most part yes
  • Do you ever use contrasting thread?  I am trying this method out more and more.
  • Do you use the same color in the bobbin as the upper thread?  Yes always
  • What if a fabric has big areas of very different colors?I pick out the one that pops the most to me.
  • Do you have any tips or suggestions about choosing thread?  Make sure you are using the right thread for the correct project:)
  • Can you show us a picture(s) of your thread collection?  unfortunately not now
  • Do you ever buy thread because you fall in love with the color (without a particular project in mind)?  not really, but I have been eying up the two toned thread for some time now
  • Do you “invest” in thread? no--need to!
  • What types of thread do you have? (elastic, quilting, all-purpose, wool, etc.)  all purpose and quilting

Monday, July 5, 2010


Woooweee my hands fingers are so happy that I am done with this one!  A curved needle would have been MUCH better, but I had what I had.  (DMC thread is now my friend as well.  Love this stuff and can't wait to try it out on some embroidery soon.)  Some kind of  quilting adhesive probably would have taken the ripples away as well, but I am too cheap for that stuff.

This and that, this and that, altogether it was a learning experience and one that I will leave to others-ha:)

I DO really like it and now I have some more light shed on my work with some "ME" thrown into the lighting.

Good things come to those who wait:)  Time to rest my fingers and hit DISNEY!!!!!!!  See ya'll next week!!!