Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whatcha working on wednesday

Hmmm…another week gone by so fast!  And what a week it has been.  All over Washington we are setting records for the hottest summer EVER!  Btw, our wonderful military housing has no air conditioning, so we are dutifully melting away while the temperatures continue to climb.  It’s after 11 pm and still 90 degrees in my house!  If i haven’t mentioned it lately, i’ll just say it again….I hate the sun.  Come on, it’s washington…bring on the rain!

Anyways, I haven’t finished many projects this week, but I did manage to start a few lol!  Before my niece went home i had all the pictures of the girls week together printed so i could make them each an album.  (a cheater album of course lol)


Its mostly done except for adding Kristina’s journaling on each page. 

I also got out a 4 yr. old work in progress.  I really can’t believe its been 4 yrs. and it’s not done lol.  Soon though this quilt will be finished!


I have also started on a fun ruffled, flirty skirt for Kristina.  For halloween of course!  She adores hello kitty and I thought this fabric was so cute!


And I haven’t decided exactly what i’m going to do with this fabric (except collect some more pieces hehe)  But i am loving this Lilly Pond fabric!


Well that’s about it for this week.  Now i just hope it starts cooling down soon so i can finish things lol!


Oh…and if you haven’t already…pop on over to rachels  and enter her amazing giveaway.  A $50 gift certificate to the fat quarter shop! 

Stay cool everyone and have a great night!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

whatcha working on wednesday

Hmm…I would really love to show you all tons of cute projects, but apparently that just wasn’t meant to be this week!  Not for lack of trying of course!  Since hubby got home late friday night, things have been non-stop around here.  Kristina has been down at my mom’s spending the week with her and my niece Nicole.  But we got to keep the girls over here on tuesday and wednesday.  It’s been wonderful to spend time with her since we  haven’t lived close to my brother and his family since the girls were babies.

So, since today was another gorgeous day, we spent it at Wildcat Lake!


See the big beautiful house being built across the lake?  Well…it’s not ours.


And see the bright, sunny sailboat?

Not ours either!  But I can still dream lol

Honestly though…it was beautiful here today and the girls had so much fun.  I enjoyed watching them play and taking pictures of course!  (and turning into a human lobster, since my super white skin and the sun don’t mix well.  You’d think i’d be used to sun after spending the last 3 years in Hawaii!!)


Kristina had to take Nicole’s hand and lead her into the water…she was scared of the tadpoles!


But she got over it lol


Here they are actually trying to catch a tadpole!


And the world’s cutest sad facey because the tadpoles are too fast to catch!


and this picture I took because, well, it just made me feel like an old mother hen!  the whole time I was watching these teenage boys climb this pole and then dive, jump, backflip and whatever else off it….all I wanted to do was run and tell them to stop before someone broke their head! (or some other vitally important part)  When did I get so old?!

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Awww aren’t these girlies cute?!

I really enjoyed spending today with these two, and I’m glad that they had so much fun!

Maybe next week I’ll have some actual projects to show off on Wednesday…maybe.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The winners are…

OldeAnniePrimitives won this:


and blushing rose won this:


Congratulations to both of you wonderful ladies! Be sure to email me your address so I can mail out your goodies!

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t blogged all week. Where exactly did the week go?! I was so busy trying to get everything ready for hubby coming home. His flight was delayed a few times, so he spent a very large part of yesterday in airports…poor thing. I was finally able to pick him up at 12:45 last night. It’s good to have him home!

Friday Kristina and I went with mom and grandma over to Chehalis to pick up my niece. Of course we had to stop at Sister’s quilt shop since they were having a christmas in july sale. Lucky us! So here is some of the yummy fabric I bought. I’m pretty sure I’m having an aqua phase!


a close-up of my favorite…a michael miller fabric. it is absolutely adorable and I can’t wait to use it!


I also got a fun charm pack and some yardage from moda’s pumpkins gone wild. Thought I’d make something cute for fall!


Also…today, since Kristina is spending the week at grandmas with her cousin, hubby took me to see Harry Potter!! Aside from a few things I thought they should not have left out…it was a great movie!


Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shop Hop Giveaway….finally!

I had every intention of posting this earlier today…until I remembered that I had my sisters baby shower to go to, and I still didn’t have a gift!  So I apologize…but hey, at least it’s still Sunday hehe

So here is the giveaway (there will be 2 winners)

One winner will win this:


~table runner made with Moda’s Prairie Paisley (and appliqued oh so lovingly by my mom and her awesome babylock!)

~ the pattern is called Shangri-la and includes limited edition 2 1/2 inch squares of Moda’s Shangri-la fabric line

And the other winner will win this:


~ Apron Strings apron made with Moda’s Strawberry Lemonade (i thought this was so fun for summer!)

~the pattern is called Texas Truffle and includes limited edition 2 1/2 inch squares of Moda’s Chocolat line

So that’s my shop hop giveaway (although I do have a few extra goodies to throw in that aren’t pictured)

Just leave me a comment on this post to enter!  Feel free to send your friends over to enter too! 

I will be drawing the winners next saturday July 18th

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

p.s. here’s a picture of my Kristina modeling the apron for you :)


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Winners! and another peek…

First I want to say thank you to everyone who visited my blog and participated in my first giveaway!  I’ve really enjoyed reading your blogs, you are all so wonderful and talented!

Also a BIG thank you to my mom for being so sweet and sharing her friends with me :)

I know….enough talk, get on with it



(haha she still has paint on her hands from yesterday…didn’t notice until after I put the pic on here!)

So cutie Kristina has chosen ~

Karen of sew many ways



Congratulations and thanks so much for all your wonderful comments!

Email me with your addy’s and I will get your goodies out the first of the week!


Okay here is a peek at my shop hop giveaway which I will be posting tomorrow.  I hate being patient so I want to share.  I hate peeks too! (but I'm doing it anyway lol)


Prairie paisley applique and


Strawberry lemonade ruffles!

YAY!! I can’t wait to post this giveaway! 

You all are amazing…I had a lot of fun with this, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

This is my first post for whatcha working on wednesday, and I can’t promise that I’ll have a project to show every week, but it sounded fun so I wanted to participate!  Thank you Leslie for the opportunity to share :)

I’ve been working on this for a couple of days…uh maybe a week lol!  It’s finally done YAY

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Oh my gosh, how I LOVE moda’s Woodland Bloom fabric!  As I was putting this darling skirt together for Kristina, I actually wanted to turn it into a quilt.  But she was so excited that I was making her a skirt, and I didn’t want to disappoint her!  I’m so pleased with how it turned out.  (and she loves it too!)


One more project for today…but just a peek since it’s for my shop hop giveaway.  Strawberry Lemonade….YUM


Should be finished in no time….well maybe lol


It’s chilly and cloudy here today…Just like I like it!  So it was a perfect day to work on projects!  At least the project pile is getting a little smaller right?!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It’s my Life

Time for another round of It’s my Life over at Julie's.  New month, so new theme too!

1. What did your home look like? Was is a house or an apartment? What color was it? Was it one story or two? The first home I remember was an older farmhouse ..I think.  I remember it was white and had two stories.  I shared an upstairs bedroom with one of my sisters.  Then we moved to a split-level, then a two story townhouse, then a one level uhhh I guess I’d call it a cottage lol.  Then campus housing which was a town house.  Wow, that’s a few places huh?!

2. What was your neighborhood like? The first house I don’t remember the neighbors much.  The split level was in a good neighborhood. Lots of kids to play with and as I got older I baby sat.  In fact my step sister Chanda is now married to one of the boys I used to babysit!

3. Did you have a lawn? Did you have flower beds? Did you have a garden? Did you help care for the flowers or garden?   In our first house we had lots of room to be kids!  We had grass, we had trees to climb, a big garden, and a chicken coop.  The second we also had a wonderful yard, and a garden and yellow plum trees (which were very yummy).  And yes we had to help with the garden, and no I did not enjoy it lol!

4. Did you have a front stoop or porch? 
Umm I really don’t remember.  all I remember is the back deck on our split-level.  And I think that home just had a front stoop.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Barb’s Giveaway


Just a quick post to tell you about this awesome giveaway.  Hurry over to Barb's and check it out!  It is a fantastic giveaway!!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Scrapbooking addiction…and a giveaway!!!

Wow  a 2nd post for today…guess that’s because it’s too hot to do anything else lol

Well, I haven’t been blogging for very long so you probably have no idea about my addiction. 

I’m addicted to paper

and brads

and buttons

and rub-on’s

and stickers with cute little phrases…

well you get the picture

The military for some reason loves to provide their service members with one or sometimes two HUGE storage closets…Do we really have that much junk?!   Okay maybe…but hey who needs to park in the garage?  I’ll just store stuff in there.

Which frees up my oversized closet for things that are more fun



Like a Scrapbook and Fabric room!  Just so you know…this room is not totally unpacked yet, which is why it’s such a huge mess!

So as I was sorting and organizing , I pulled out a bunch of pages that I had made with my best friend Rie, during all night scrapbooking marathons.  Sadly we are now separated by a few states, with her being in Ohio and me in Washington.  Isn’t it just more fun to craft with someone you love spending time with?! 

I’m now taking volunteers for a crafty buddy! hehe

Anyway, here are a few pages that I have made

I just love scrapbooking…it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

Okay in honor of my addiction I’m having my first giveaway!!!!



I put together two different sets because I just couldn’t resist!  (addiction, remember?!)  So Heidi Grace is one of my favorites.  Her paper and accessories are simply amazing!

(btw, I LOVE her fabric too!)

Each cardstock paper pack has 24 pieces of double sided cardstock.  I put 4 different accessory packs that coordinate with the cardstock packs.  Even if you aren’t a scrap booker, with a few basic supplies  you can use these to create a whole album or even a bunch of cute cards!

So since I like all things simple…the rules are simple

1 entry for leaving a comment.

Earn another entry if you blog about this giveaway on your blog

And another if you sign up to follow this blog

that’s it simple and easy!  Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win.  I’ll choose the top two on Saturday July 11th. When you leave your comment you can tell me which set you prefer…but I can’t guarantee….especially if both winners want the same one lol

I’m still working on my shop hop giveaway…I promise it’s almost done!  I’m hoping to post that giveaway later this week so check back for that!


Happy 4th

I hope everyone had a wonderful, and safe 4th of July! 

Kristina and I spent the day with Grandma and Great Grandma.  I had wanted to take her down to the carnival, but it was wayyyyyyyyy too hot outside!  So Grandma had her make a fun quilty flag project!  Here’s her finished flag (well sort of…I still need to go get a mat to put in the frame)


Looky it matches her outfit!!!


And what would the 4th be without our PINK salad???!!!  Or really any occasion for that matter….we love it so much we’ll make up reasons to make it!


Oh so yummy!!  I’m sure that many of you have made this or make something like it.  I have no idea what it’s really called but since I was a little girl, we have always called it pink salad.  Probably because it’s usually pink…go figure

If you haven’t made it and want to try it you need:

cottage cheese

cool whip

fruit cocktail

and your favorite kind of jello!

toss it all in a bowl, mix and Enjoy :)

Helpful hint ~ It’s always better after it’s been in the fridge for a day or so.  And for those of us who watch our girly figures….you can make it with cool whip free, light or free fruit, and sugar free jello  and it will still taste just as good!!!


Okay now I need to share this picture (which my mom will kill me for later hehe)


See that pretty white plate up there keeping the meat warm?  Well it’s stuck LOL

Mom actually called me out to help, but I grabbed my camera instead.  Obviously I could not pass up the opportunity to forever capture this moment.   So in between fits of laughing, the plate managed to get unstuck and the chicken and pork saved! 

Sorry mom….had to share lol

Please enjoy these fireworks brought to you courtesy of Fathoms of Fun, and my camera!

Ohhh’s and Ahhh’s


This is my FIL… this is actually one of the best pictures he’s ever allowed me to take!  Silly dad.  Since my hubby is still in Florida,(and I don’t do fireworks) dad was our firework lighter this year.  He also came down to the water with us to watch the big show!


Awww aren’t they cutest

Sparkly fun!!

And what would a good fireworks show be without bunny watching from the car?!


Think she’ll be embarrassed when she’s all grown up that she carried this raggy pink thing everywhere? 

Yeah, probably not

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It’s My Life

It’s time for this weeks questions for the family history project.

If you’re interested in participating go see Julie at Tattered Threads!


1. Was yours a religious family?  Yes…we are LDS  Were Sunday's spent together with family?  Sunday was always a family day. 

2. Did your family take vacations?  I guess we took a few.  I don’t think the drive was ever pleasant though…I remember a lot of bickering and Dad yelling about turning around and going back home!  Did you go to the same place every year?   Nope

3. Do you remember any special stories your grandparents told you?    Did you sit on a lap when you heard these stories or did you hear them when you and your grandparent would walk hand-in-hand, taking a stroll? Do you tell any of these same stories to your children?   I don’t really remember any stories told to us by my grandparents.  My grandma and grandpa weren’t your typical grandparents I guess since they were still raising kids.  Two of my aunts are just a couple years older then me.  So I never felt like I got a lot of quality time with my grandparents.  And on my dad’s side I don’t really know any of them.  There’s a huge chunk of my childhood where we never saw my grandma.  Wasn’t until I was an adult that I saw her again.

4. Did your grandparents live nearby?  On my mom’s side, yes.  Just across town. How often did you visit their homes?   All the time.  Almost all our family gatherings were at their house.  Did the house have any special smells?   Don’t really remember any special smells.  Except peanut butter… my grandpa LOVED peanut butter!  What did their couch feel like? Uh…I just have to say that my grandmas house is so much different now then it was growing up.  Back then I there was so much glass and fancy things that I was always afraid to touch anything, or sit on anything lol.  It’s much better now…all homey and inviting and smells like cinnamon! :)

Well that’s it for today…it’s past my bedtime hehe