Saturday, October 29, 2011

All around me

Trees are not only outside of my home,but also in my sewing studio these past few weeks.  I am detecting a theme.  Hmmmm....I think I am falling in love with trees. 

Lots of pinning was used for this tree skirt,but I enjoyed taking my time every step of the way.

My new Rowenta led me along too while pressing these cute little trees.  I had to have it!  It was on CL for $10---YES this iron retails at $100 and I got it for a major STEAL!!  It works with a bit of my trusty starch oh so darn well I will happily remark!    I really like that it is 200 more watts of power than my old one and that the sole plate is bigger too;)  No changing settings either every time like the old one.  I plug her in and go,go go!!

When I wasn't admiring Rowenta,I decided to rearrange my studio.  Is it the Fall cleaning bug?  Ahhh well I needed a change and this is what she looks like presently.  I am thinking of getting a 6ft fold away table though.  That small one there shakes on me every chance it gets and there isn't as much room I'd like for my quilt to lie out while quilting it.    

The stack on the floor below my bulletin board frame is my inventory for my shop.  BTW, I sold another baby quilt today---sooo that definitely set the day in a positive way!!    I ponder in the feeling of mailing off a quilt to someone that LOVES my work!!!!  What a breath of fresh air.

I get so much light in this room...maybe this room was made for me, made for Growing Stitches.  Feeling pretty blessed anyhow.

Here is a stack sitting in my studio of some solids, Terrain, Sunkissed, Basic Grey, Origin and a few others I picked up while driving back from the pumpkin farm last week with Ayden.  I never ever get to go there because of the 45 min. commute.  So when I drove almost right into it this past week, I had to go take a peak!

I think that is enough for now,my hands are freezing and feet are always cold---especially this time of the year--even with wool socks on!  

Time for some more homemade chicken noodle soup I cooked up yesterday, garlic bread and cuddle time with the little guy:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Linking up to Sarah's blog of fun times!!

What peace has shown me...

Learning every day to get that peaceful moment in......

 Enjoying the moments with my guy;)

Behind our home, colors are revealing themselves left and right.  God is up to some changes!

FALL is my absolute favorite season by far!  It is my anniversary of when I got married to my Josh, it reminds me of great memories of childhood rolling in the piles of leaves,the smells,carving pumpkins......on and on.

And now some new memories will be made with Ayden in our little family:)

Time to paint some leaves and press them on paper.  Right after we plant some rose bushes and bury some tulip bulbs in God's precious earth.

Maybe some hot apple cider afterward .

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Crafty Us;)

Painting pumpkins with his new friend, Alex that lives right around the corner from us:):):)  Look at that face!

Half way through,"Let's go playyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"  Off the boys went and mommies took over for ya guys.  It was a lot of fun and no mushy pumpkin guts to deal with this year.  Don't get me wrong I love pumpkin carving,but with 3 yr old's this was much nicer;)

Ayden and I made this yesterday in no time at all.  He can't get enough of it and it was free crafting!  You can get the whole scene here with the trick or treater's and all.    Love the freebies that are so darn cute-don't you?!

Friday, October 21, 2011

not twiddling my thumbs!

My MIL received this last week and I heard that half the neighborhood has seen it!!!  Kudos to you Teri;P  Pleased that you have fallen in love with it!

I am trying to discover the perfect name for this quilt.  It was a quilt out of my comfort zone of color selections.  Over the moon with the results though.  Kinda reminds me of a bowl off jellybeans too pretty to eat.

Reversible for sure and the Central Park was screaming to be at the center of attention!!

Sorry purple goodness---I had to get a move on this tree skirt!  I was itching to anyhow!

2 trees done and 6 to go!  They are quite fun to create.  I had some scraps on hand and then I purchased some Ruby in green and red for the trees and red border.
I can't get enough footage of these guys!!!

The designer Carol Turznik over at Mamacjt keeps telling me not to scream when I get to the binding.....well Carol I am going to count on you for some assistance then perhaps with a few other references.  Maybe Krista over at PoppyPrint and possibly youtube to the rescue!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Orange is in Season

the pumpkins are here......

in all shapes and sizes and as little boys and girls too;)

Our Tuesday morning bible study decided to do something as a group out side of our study.

We all decided it would be a thrill to go to the local pumpkin farm together!

A hayride was in order with this cutie and his buddy,Alex as well.  Here they are calling out "Pumpkins,look pumpkins!!"  Alex's mommy and I pointed out all the veggies along the way to the kiddos and they would respond with either a "yummy, or "ewww!"

Mentioned to Ayden that this field reminded mommy soooo much of WI:):):)

Cotton which is of course vital to my quilting passion!    We have fields and fields of cotton a 1/4 mile down the road from where I live as well.

"What kind of sound do cows make guys?"  In  a loud response we hear, "Mooooooooooooooooo!!!"

Those darn bees were busy alright,just not making honey-----rather---- buggin' us:( 

Sidenote:see that white horse behind Ayden?  That one took notice of Ayden's sandwich earlier and so we had to steer clear of him!  Persistent horse.

Our pantry was without honey so we had to get some.  It even has the honeycomb inside.  We have already added it to oatmeal and peanut butter sandwiches---delicious!   Figured we'd try some Sweet Potato Butter too while at it.  That jar needs to be cracked open soon;)

This tree was more than likely planted in January before we even got to NC and right after our house was built.  Not too big of course,but it is still a very beautiful creation from God, that sits in front of our yard, right outside my sewing room window.  Red,orange and green leaves cascade over the green grass and everything is right .  Fall is alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy the season in wonderment!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the crayon box

Sitting here eating some gummie worms with Ayden and typing away! 

Here is the little guy in his armor...well part of it.  He is missing his "muscles" that are in the Captain America costume he will be wearing for Halloween this year.

GOSH I have a cute kiddo!  lol!  I am a bit biased though;)


  I have been sewing away to my hearts content the last few days and this is what I have. 

YOU ready------------------------------------------------------!!!!

First up,

Wallet int he making for someBODY and I got some zippers int he mail today from Jennifer in WI.  IF you need zippers please check her out on Etsy at ZipIt!  She is fabulous!!!! 

I received a free zipper charm too with a very stylish kaleidoscope on it.  If this isn't eye candy then I don't know what that is:P

I started on my Dead Simple QAL too....yippee!!!!! 

Just a bit excited about that.

I think I like IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can you believe that as I was sewing these squares together the song "True Colors" comes to my rescue!  lol!

This is such a breather from the twins!!  Easy peasy for certain.

More eye candy for ya.  I was looking at some girly prints for the stash (to do some girl quilts for the shop) the other day at sewdeerlyloved on Etsy and came up with these.  Minus the Cosmo Cricket Tailor Made of course.  That one was on clearance at a steal!

Japanese Lecien Flower Sugar ,Sarah Jane Children at Play and Tanya Whelan Darla

OH and if anyone would be interested in some free baseball or cowboy or both scraps from Alexander Henry let me know!