Friday, September 30, 2011


Peels,cores and slices in under a minute!  One of my favorite kitchen tools especially for baking tasks.

 I used a combination of winesap and a few granny smith for my applesauce.  I used about 8 apples.

The recipe is here and it is SOOOOO delicious!!!  The blog is called Oh My Sugar High!  Isn't that eye catching?  It was for me and definitely drool worthy all across the board.

Here's my side kick---well really my taste tester.  He was satisfied:)

I didn't get any backings pieced yesterday.  I was too busy running errands and lurking around Joann's for a great price on batting.  I found out that they sell Pellon Nature's Touch batting for $10.99 a yd.  I will have to keep that in mind.  I walked out with the packaged Pellon though because it was on sale for $18 originally #30 for 90x108 or Queen size.

It feels oh so soft too!  I heard about it first hand from Heather.

I snatched up 5 yds of some pretty River Blue Quilters cotton as well since it was on sale for $4.50 a yd!  I am a Kona gal, but the Quilter's cotton works just as well.  This will be for the twins:)  (Anything below that, as far as solids go is low quality.  That is my experience anyway.)

Tomorrow I will be showing off you backings completed;)

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I won a gift card to Fashionable Fabrics a few weeks ago and so I had to buy 2 of my favorite prints from Little Apples and then some Sarah Jane rockets.  Adore her prints!!

Next up is the cutest shop I have seen lately called The Little Fabric Shop.  Customer service is fantastic and the inventory is HUGE!  Stop by Angie's little shop and take a looksie! 
OK need I say more, I finally was able to nab some girl on the swing from Sherbet Pips.  A yard to be exact and it is EVEN cuter in person with those little apples,the porcupine and snails---eeekkk!  This is going to a special project in the future.  I am starting to see it disappear a bit in fabric stores so I thought I better snatch some quick;)

Heath in Pink (1/4 Yard)
Just Wing It Trees in Pink (1/4 Yard)
Opal in Fuchsia (1/4 Yard)
Secret Garden Sandi Henderson(1/4 Yard)
Sarah Jane Children at Play Pinwheels (1/4 Yard)
Circa Reindeer Games (1/2 Yard)
Sunkissed Skinny Lines (1/4 Yard)
Riley Blake Sweet Stripe (1/4 Yard)   

Do you ever buy fabric thinking you need to stock up on a certain color?  I thought I needed pinks,but it turns out I could use more oranges.  The again some blues too after the 2 twin commission ones!  It seems to never be complete does it??!  Ah well, like my hubby always says, "I am sure it is going to kill you to buy another yard of fabric if needed?"  he,he...

Amy over Amy's Creative Side mentioned this a couple weeks ago on Talkin' Tuesdays---->

I have not been able to try these baby's out yet, but Amy said that she really likes using them.  You put them on your fingers when hand sewing things to ease the pressure on your finger tips.  They help you push the needle through quite nicely as well.  I purchased them here.  Jill threw in a free pattern as well!  I love the name too.  Poke-A-Dots.  I will give a review soon I hope.

I have been doing other things besides put-sing around online looking for really cute shops ya know!

I completed the 2 twin tops the other day.

Some of the designers whom have graced their presence in these are Jennifer Paganelli, Amy Butler,Denyse Schmidt,Kate Spain,Me and My Sisters, Sandi Gervais, Tula Pink and some Kona colors.  I will take an outdoor pic soon. I wanted to get this post up out of excitement and took this one at night inside. 

Like I said above I need more blue!!!  About 5 more yards to be exact.  It will probably be some Kona Robins Egg.  It is also time to buy some batting.  Joann's here I come!

Remember the wallet I showed you two glimpses of in the last 2 weeks??

I had an itch to finish it yesterday.  Jennifer Paganelli is getting some love form me lately.  I really love the blues in this wallet with the snap closure color.  It is so stunning in person:)

 Tula Pink made her presence as well and a little Kona.  Gosh I love Kona---it saves me every time!  The placement of the snap tab came out a bit off, but I think it will be fine.

Zippered coin purse area showing off some Tula!

Pocket underneath the zipper purse

In my Etsy shop to purchase.

at the park for a MOPS get together:)

 Happy Thursday ya'll!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

FALLing for FALL....

In all the best places

Ramseur,NC this past weekend
He's ready;)

apple heaven!

Winesap apple goodness:)

I want---------THIS one!!!

Heading down the hill to....
Inside were lots of jellies,chutney,apple butter,cider,pumpkins,gourds, apple cake on and on!
Even some of these!
Ayden had to wash down his apple sundae with an apple slushy.  They also pressed fresh apple juice.  The BEST juice I have ever tasted.  Honest.

Then some swinging time!!
apple bliss!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's time...

Time to donate this quilt to my charity of choice in honor of 100 Quilts for Kids!!  The 100 Quilts for Kids is all organized by Kate over at Swim,Bike,Quilt!  Such a fantastic idea to help kids that are struggling in some way,shape or form.  It fills my heart to know this quilt will be going to someone VERY special.

The pattern came from the book Material Obsession.  I hand embroidered all the white center blocks.  They are penguin feet,polar bear feet and snowflakes in variegated thread.  It is a previously made quilt and I believe it was my 3rd or 4th quilt. 

 I chose a twin size quilt mostly because I really wanted to be a part of the 100 Quilts for Kids and I am really busy with a couple other quilts as of now that I didn't have some time to make one specifically for this organization.  I kept thinking it over in my head and returning back to this penguin and polar bear quilt.  Every child likes animals right?!  What better theme then I feel!

I attend a local bible study and last week they mentioned donating items to Agape Pregnancy Center.  My ears were tingling and an a Ha moment occurred.  All I could find on the center was this little bit here.  I am also sending them some laundry baskets.  These are not for the new moms to place their laundry in either.  Many of these moms do not have a crib for their babies as they are homeless.  They use the baskets for a crib for the babies.  It is so sad and I had to HELPHad to.  

If you would like to donate a quilt head over to Kate's blog and join up!!!  Your heart won't regret it:)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pieces of MY heart


Halfway pieced
piecing into rows 

rows of blue with a touch of red

 the seams were pressed
time to piece these 2 tops together into quilts!

In between stitches......
Tumbling Parent and Me Class

Concentration vital to this monkey(not complaining!)

 watch me!!!

rubberband boy;)
Come jump with me!!!!

We have another class this morning.

Then off to an apple orchard in Ramseur,NC!!!
Linked up there^^^^
AND here....