Sunday, May 29, 2011

Today's endeavors...

I am cleaning up and re-organizing the craft room so that it'll be more useful & less cluttered.

I've already thrown away a bunch of old papers that had been placed in there when the rest of the house got cleaned.

Also, I'm hoping to get the entertainment center cleaned out so I can finally use it as storage space...

We put it in there when we moved here...but then it got jam packed with random stuff as did the rest of the room...

I've almost got all the "non-craftroom stuff" out...that is the 1st of 3 things to go...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday Night Sew-In

I am hereby invoking Wednesday Night Sew-Ins!!

I am setting them up to be weekly, but if you can only participate bi-weekly, or monthly, that's okay too.

You can work on any projects that might have fallen by the wayside, due to our fast-paced, stress-filled lives.

The first Wednesday Night Sew-In will be on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011.

If you plan on participating in this, please leave your name and blog URL in the comments.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My FNSI progress!!

I had QUITE the productive FNSI...I started early and ended LATE!!

I worked on piecing this (made the design on May 14th):

I went through my stash to fill this medium flat rate box for my quilter friend Cari. She's making a coin quilt with 2" and larger scraps.

I cut the stack of black, brown, and yellow blocks...still have quite a bit of fabric to go...
That whole stack is still needing to be done.

I got approx. 1/2 the blocks cut for my godson Xander's quilt (it's gonna have a Porky Pig back)!

I had alot of fun catching up on projects!!

Thanks SO much Heidi and Bobbi for hosting FNSI nights!! I know it helps alot of us to find the extra time to work!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New opportunities!!!

My sis-in-law makes these AWESOME dolls ( and is thinking of outsourcing to me to having me make some doll-sized quilts to sell as an accessory to her dolls.

So I'm currently making 2 quilts that will each be approx. fat quarter sized when finished. This is one of them.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Surfing the bloggisphere...

I went through 20+ quilting/ crafting blogs trying to get inspired to make myself a new purse...

I've been using the denim bag my mom made in high school. It has been brought to my attention that although I patched it approx. 4 months ago, it has holes again & stuff keeps falling out of it.

I REALLY think I want a "patched" look...however, I'm unsure how I wish to go about it...

Any comments?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Just for once...

Just for once I want everything to work out.

We just got a '96 Chevy Blazer on Monday. I drove it around a bit last Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with no problems.

Thursday I drove up to Tollhouse to get my best friend & her son & on the way back my brakes gave out & the car kept dying.

It finally broke down in Visalia & we had to get it towed on Tuesday.

Monday, we are going to a Toyota dealership in Visalia to look into getting a 5-door latchback Yaris.