Friday, October 10, 2008

Go Check This Out!!!

Over at Thirty Handmade Days she is having a giveaway. If you leave a comment you are entered in to win this darling halloween quiet book from Everyday Celebrations.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Did You Hear???

Heather Hales is having a giveaway at
Go check it out, there are some cool prizes. But you need to act fast because the giveaway ends tomorrow(that's saturday).

Saturday, August 2, 2008

FSQS Summer Quilt Mailed

I finally finished my quilt for the FSQS summer edition... I just hope that my secret partner likes it. Because I REALLY wanted to keep it for myself by I won't. But I did take a picture so that I could share it with others. I used the scraps of these fabrics for this little lovely. It measures approx 17x19 a nice little doll quilt.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

And the winner is...

Congratulations Leah... you are the winner of my BLOGAVERSARY GIFT.
Sorry it has taken so long to get this posted it has been a hectic week.
But I really appreciate all the wonderfully nice comments left on my blog this past year... I look forward to another wonderful blogging year and look forward to making many more blogging friends to add to the ones that I already have.
I will be getting the gift out in the mail in the next couple of days.

Love from here to my blogging friends.

Hope your week is great.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Favorite Things Swap.. came in the mail


I got a package in the mail from my partner from the Favorite Things Swap. It is from Marla over at kindasortasomething.
Here is what she sent me:
a note pad with a magnet on the back which will look great on my message board, a package of skinny writing sharpies in awesome colors and a luggage tag with my name on one side and my address on the other. Also check out her personalized note cards aren't they the coolest???
Thanks Marla I looooove them. I use my sharpies almost every day just to write lists hehe.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap Summer Quilt

I am really bad. I received a beautiful quilt from Julia for the summer edition of the FSQS the first part of July and am just now getting around to posting about it. But since our new addition I have been a little busy. Any way the quilt is just beautiful. It is more like a work of art than a quilt.

Thanks Julia for your beautiful work of art.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Blogiversary Coming Up...

I just realized that my 1 year blogiversary is coming up on July 24th. I am amazed that I have stuck with this so long. Because when I first started I really didn't have much to talk about. This past year I have been involved in some wonderful swaps and "met" some wonderful friends out here is blogland.

As a thanks for visiting my blog and being my friend I must give out gifts.

So anyone to post a comment between now and midnight on July 24th will be put in a drawing for a gift. Because isn't that what blogiversarys are all about??

I think so.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Our New Addition

Iam so excited to introduce to you the newest addition to our family. I have had to keep it a secret since April... Now the big reveal... Please welcome our little guy... his name is Paxton and he joins me, my husband and a big sister. He was born on June 24 2008 and was 7.5 lbs 18.6 inches long. Special love goes out to our "belly mommy", because our little angels have 2 mommies... one grows them in her tummy and I growthem in my heart.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One Quilt for 2 Challenges

Just finished last night one of my Summer Stash Quilts. And yes, all of the fabrics on top and on the bottom except for the circle fabric on the back is from my stash.
The quilt measures 40x50 and is 80 5" squares with 40 different fabrics. Got the idea from Amy over at Happythings blog.
I am also using this as one of my quilts for the 5 before the end of July challenge.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Trip to the Strawberry Patch

This week I took my sweet girl to the strawberry patch. The mission was to have a great time and to get enough berries to make freezer jam. Oh and an excuse to make her a strawberry
shortcake sundress.

getting ready to pick some strawberries

just pickn' berries

a sweet girl having fun in a new sundress

12.5 pounds of strawberries

20 pints of delicious strawberry jam

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Clint you are the best Daddy to Rachael in the whole world. We love you and appreciate all you do for our family. Even being silly with us.

xoxo Rachael and Mommy

I love you Daddy!!

Happy Father's Day Daddy! I love you. Thanks for being the best dad in the whole world and loving me the most.
Can't wait to see you in August

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Date with "Ginger and Amy".

I am so in love with these fabrics. It is a mix

of Amy Butler's Midwest Modern and Ginger Blossom but I also noticed a Kaffe Fassett print in there too. It is the 4th from the left. Anyway these little beauties (all 18 of them) are going into a quilt. I will post when finished.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

My baby girl turned 5 today! Where has the time gone?? She has been so excited for her birthday and today it finally came. We played with her all day long. Took her to a movie, out to dinner, to a play place, to Toys r us so she could use a gift card she got. Here she is in her birthday outfit compliments of mommy.

Happy birthday Rachael Bug.
Mommy and Daddy love you! xoxo

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Favorite Things Swap

I joined the Favorite Things Swap, hosted by Kelly. It sounds like it is going to be a fabulous swap. If you are interested pop on over and check it out, she is taking sign-ups until June 6, 2008.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap Partner Summer Edition

I got my partner for the FSQS summer edition,hosted by Margaret. She is the best. Anyway I bet you want to know who my partner is??? Well I can't tell you... not until after this person receives their quilt sometime in July.

Friday, May 23, 2008

FSQS Spring Quilt finally finished

I hope my partner likes it.. because I love it! It will be going into the mail tomorrow.

The inspiration for this quilt is from Amy over at Happythings.

Look what I did!

I just refinished this hutch and now it sits in my sewing room. I should have taken some before pictures of it but forgot...sorry... It was my husband's grandma's and was very dated dark stain with leaded glass windows where the fabric covered wood is now. It had brass fillagree hardware.

Now it is a lovely heirloom white with glass knobs and fabric decoupaged to wood where the glass once was.

Now it is a beautiful home for my scrapbooking supplies.

A special thanks to my sweet husband for helping with the parts I couldn't do myself.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Tribute To My Momma- Happy Mother's Day!

August 3, 1946-April 30, 2008

Happy Mother's Day Momma...

I love you!! And I Miss You!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My little swimmer

Little Bug started swimming lessons a couple of weeks ago. This is a picture of her on her first day. She takes swimming 2 days a week and on the 3 lesson the instructor had them jump off the diving board! They had life jackets on... but I was so proud of bug for being brave enough to be the first one in her class to jump off! Especially since she doesn't like getting water in her eyes when we wash her hair. She is the one with the pink swimming suit on.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's Here!!!

My quilt from the four seasons quilt swap finally arrived today in the mail! It is gorgeous... I will have to post pictures of it when Clint gets back in town(he took the camera)..
The beautiful quilt came from Katie .
I can't wait to post a picture of it.
Thanks Katie for the beautiful quilt. I love the colors and the style of the quilt.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's In the Mail

I just finished the quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap Winter 2008. I am surprisingly happy at how it turned out. These colors were requestd by my secret partner. So hopefully she will like this quilt. Thanks to Margaret for hosting this swap not only once but 4 times! What a trooper. Not only does she host this swap she quilts for family members and is active in her project linus chapter. Go check out her work.

Now to check the mail Daily for my quilt-don't ya just love presents in the mail???

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another quilt done

I finally finished the quilt for my newest niece. She was born on the 3rd of November. I just got it mailed out today along with her dust ruffle and her sheet. The bumper pads are still in progress.

I just love how this color combo turned out. The colors were requested by Rebecca my sister in law.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Off to a great start!

I just finished my first quilt of the new year. I t is actually a Christmas present for my mom and dad that I will be personally delivering to them on Saturday. I jusst love how it turned out.

The best part is that my mom doesn't know that we are coming, she also knows about the quilt but thinks that it is for my bed. Don't ya just love surprises??

Amanda at crazymomquilts has inspired me to finish more quilts this year. So far I am off to a great start.