Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I've got three fun items to give away:
A set of two chenille-backed burpcloths (made by yours truly!);

A super-soft minkee-backed flannel baby blanket (also made by me);

And, lastly, a Red, White and Bold jelly roll!

Here's how it goes: I am anxious to get to know you, so I'd like you to leave me a comment telling me your favorite crafting genre (like quilting, scrapbooking, painting, etc.), and a link to your blog (if you've got one) so that I can check it out(!), and I will choose three winners by random numbers on June 1. So, yes, that means you can leave me a comment anytime before 11:59 p.m. (MST) on May 31. I'll post the winners on June 1. (Oh, and I'm only able to ship within the U.S.)

Extra good luck for my giveaway, and, don't forget to check out all the other giveaways, too. Thanks to SewMamaSew for hosting this incredible event!

Monday, May 25, 2009


In doing a little checking (i.e. actually looking at my calendar), I noticed that the 27th is actually Wednesday. So...please come check for the giveaway Wednesday. And forgive my brain.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Giveaway on Tuesday, May 27!

I am so excited--on Tuesday I'll be participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day; yes, I'm giving away two-maybe three(!)-nifty items! But, you have to come back to find out what they are (it'll be worth your while). And, you'll be able to check out a bunch of other bloggers' giveaways, as well, by just clicking on this link: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=805. It'll be super fun and easy, I promise--I'm looking forward to meeting new folks and seeing what you all do. See ya Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I like digital scrapbooking

Whew! It's taken lots of trial and error, but I finally finished a digital scrapbook page--woohoo! This was definitely fun, and I'm slowly unearthing Paint.net's secrets (with oodles of help from Google searches.) If anyone's interested, I could probably even do a tutorial. Hmmm...that would also be another first! (p.s. Paint.net is totally free, if you're looking for something like Photoshop--and there are online resources for help.) Best of luck!

Roses are red...

Two kids + free time = arguing. So...I sent them outside to cut some flowers, and they came back with these beauties. And, they have a story. The medium orange-ish roses started out in tiny little pots over 10 years ago, sitting in baskets on the tables at our wedding open house in March 1999. My grandfather asked for the little flowers, re-planted them, nurtured them, and brought them back to us a few months later and planted them in our backyard. Now that is special because my grandfather is now in a care facility, with Alzheimer's, and doesn't remember too much--except that he loves my grandmother (who passed away a couple of years ago) and flowers. Flowers have been a life-long passion for him. He is still alive, but we miss him.

Old Red Barn Co.'s Sew-Along

Okay, if you're a quilter, or a wanna-be quilter, you've got to check this out! Dana at Old Red Barn Co. is hosting a sew-along with six weeks of instructions in creating a quilt and awesome prizes! Can you beat that? I've added the button--just click and go! Too easy...and fun!! Click. Like now!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I'm blogging straight from Picasa, so I've yet to figure out a few things--but here's Grace in her tap outfit and photo-op pose. Super sweet (very biased Mom comment!)
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Recital Time!

My ballerina, ready and raring to go to her ballet recital--she is fearless (when it comes to dancing)! Her recital was last night, and she did great. It was so fun to see her on stage, a cute little pixie-of-a-thing. She also danced Friday night--tapped her little heart out.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

So it's supposed to be a table square--

I've been wanting to post these pictures of my table square/wall hanging, so here they are! It turned out just dandy; even my stippling is all right. Couldn't use it on my table, though, or else it'd rarely see the light of day--due to the fact that my dining table also doubles as my sewing/craft table and goes for weeks at a time without seeing any actual "dining". Oh well, I sure do have fun!
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My not-so-little sweetie

I took this photo of Grace on a recent hike our family went on--since the temps have gone up to the high 90s during the day we aren't hiking so much--but I love this picture of my baby, particularly 'cause it shows her beautiful red hair and wonderful freckles!
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