Friday, July 26, 2013


Just noticed this is my 100th update!!  Woohoo!!  Except then I realized that I started this blog almost 7 years ago.  Where has the time gone??  My blogoversary is coming up, maybe I will do some kind of giveaway!  Anybody interested?

Anyway, before I got distracted I was just planning on popping in real quick to show what I've been up to.

I'm now caught up on my summer stitching!  It's been so much fun making these stitchy hexagons.  I am now a hexie addict.  Still four more weeks to go but I've already been thinking about how I want to do the quilting and what color thread to use.

I'm still way behind on the Girls Own Stitching Club, even more so now that she has posted this months pattern.  She also posted a sneak peak which makes me pretty excited to see next months block.  I just gotta pull myself away from those hexies for a bit!

Speaking of...   This will eventually be a table runner.  That's the plan anyways.  But, shhh, it's going to be a Christmas present.

 I can't believe that when I started this blog, this little girl was a tiny baby!

Friday, July 19, 2013

So behind

I've been wanting to update for about two weeks now but my 2 year old always has other plans for me.  I haven't been able to do much stitching for the same reason.  Oh well, she'll only be 2 once, right?

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say hello to my new visiters and to show where I'm at with my summer stitching.  Almost 3 weeks behind on it, Yikes!  Can somebody please loan me some stitching time?!?
^ Speaking of 2 year olds, those are her grubby little fingers up there! ^

To be honest getting behind isn't completely her fault (love ya baby girl!).  Imaginesque has been posting some pretty cool quilt block templates so I wanted to try out my new EPP skillz.  I even got brave and attempted some fussy cutting for the middle pieces.  I don't think the feather print looks that great but I'm real happy with how the center came out.  DH has claimed it for himself so I think I'll make it a big mug rug.  He'll have to be patient til I learn how to do binding.

And this is how I'll get myself to get 'r done.  No playing with the new pretties until I get caught up!!  How's that for incentive?

Monday, July 01, 2013

I have a new love, possibly two

Last month I decided it was time to give up my craft room so the 2 year old could finally have her own space.  She's been sharing with mommy and daddy since she was born.  We originally planned to have her share big sister's room but that would have been a tight squeeze.  So all my crafty things are now crammed into my room which has made me realize I need to do some major cleaning out.  I have a lot of odds and ends of random projects and crafts that I've tried over the years but never really got into.  Things that never got finished or even started.  Stuff I don't even remember why I bought!  I don't have the time/space/money for all these half hobbies and all the clutter makes it hard for me to concentrate.
Yesterday I finally found the ambition to start sorting.  I've been wanting to get my stuff more organized for years so maybe it'll finally happen!

Aaaanyways, on to my new loves.  I never thought it would happen but cross stitch has been replaced with a couple new favorites.  I've joined Wild Olive's Summer Stitching Club and have been really enjoying the embroidery and English paper piecing.

Everything is cuter with a smiley face!  Every Monday Mollie emails a new embroidery pattern, there will be 12 all together.  Included are great instructions on how to make the hexagons.  This will eventually be a summer themed wall hanging.  Today we got #5 so I need to take an updated picture.

I've also joined Red Brolly's Girls Own Stitching Club.  About once a month Bronwyn posts a new garden themed block.  There will be 9 blocks to make a quilt.  Each one features a different type of stitch so they're great for practicing or learning new stitches.
The third one was just posted a couple days ago so I need to get started on that!