Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Where I've Been

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Life has a way of taking over if you let it. That seems to be what has happened to me in the last several months. Some of it very good, some of it, not so much.

I can't believe how big my babies are now! Win started Kindergarten, Klaire Bear started Mothers Day Out, and Miss Kyndall is 7 months old, sitting up, and creeping across the floor like a combat soldier. We are amazed!

My Beautiful LeLe has been on a journey of her own. Nearly losing her husband to sepsis a few months ago, and changing her entire lifestyle for better physical and spiritual health. She continues to take excellent care of both her men as well as herself. We couldn't be more proud!
Jared and Katy continue to seek the Lord's will for their lives and the lives of their two girls. We are so blessed! And it goes without saying, but I'm saying it anyway, we are very proud of the strong Christians they have grown to be.

Steve's parents have had some trials and we are both glad we are free to help them with their needs. His Mom has been diagnosed with renal cancer and will have some kind of surgery/treatment in the immediate future. His Dad's Alzheimer's seems to be at an even level and he doesn't seem to be getting any worse, but we know that could change in an instant, so we just take things a day at a time.

I continue to sew and quilt when time permits, and I have some things done that I can't show you. Christmas gifts you know. *grin*

I felt the need to post something today, but don't know if there will be any follow up posts in the near future. I try to take it as it comes, but if I get a notion to write, you'll be the first to know.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I Didn't Sew This One

Nope. God did. But I did make the gown. *wink*
Our sweet little Kyndall Hope was born last evening. She's perfect in every way and we are beyond excited to finally meet her. God did an amazing job, didn't He?!
Big sister Klaire wasn't interested in her much. *grin*
I can't believe Klaire is almost two and Kyndall is finally here. God is good!!
And just so I don't slight our LMW, here is a pic of him playing in the snow we received this week.
This stinker big boy will begin kindergarten in the fall. Where has the time gone?!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


I didn't intend to complete a project this morning, but I got started and was finished before I realized it. Love when that happens! I made myself a new wallet/clutch/whateveryouwanttocallit today.
It matches the purse I just made and it was easier than I thought!! I used this tutorial from Fort Worth Fabric Studio and added a couple of my own little extras.
It has places for cards, change, and $ bills/checkbook, but I wanted a pocket for my cell phone, so I added that to the backside, along with a little flap to keep it secure.
I also added a little fabric hoop so I could tie a strap onto it and carry it alone. I used fusible fleece for stability and instead of using magnetic snaps, I just used velcro to keep it closed, (since I had it on hand.) The button is a decorative addition.
I hope I like it as well as I think I will. You just never know with things like this, but I'm excited to use it and see how it goes. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Weekend Work

I finished Princess Klaire's quilt this weekend. I love how it turned out.

I also made up some little bags. They can be used to hold cosmetics or cell phone/tablet chargers, just whatever. 

I'm happy to be getting started on Christmas gifts already. I've never started so early, and I have high hopes of getting many of them done way before December.

Friday, January 30, 2015


Today, I finished matching outfits for Princess Klaire and Her Majesty Kyndall. (who has yet to arrive) I hope to take a photo of Klaire in hers next week. We will be attempting to keep her overnight for the first time....wish us luck! And a prayer or two wouldn't hurt either! *grin*
I'm in the home stretch of finishing a quilt made from Klaire's embroidered and monogrammed onesies. I hope to finish that up this weekend.

We played outside Wednesday since the weather was soooo nice! Today, the temps have gone back to seasonal and it's hard to adapt, but that's Arkansas weather!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mama's Got a Brand New Bag

I finally made time to make myself a purse/bag, whatever you call the thing you carry your life around in. I was surprised at how easy it was because I was expecting wailing and gnashing of teeth before it was over. I found a pattern online, and printed it out, but misplaced it, so I found essentially the same pattern at Walmart for less than $1.00 and purchased it.
It's made from Jason Yenter's Paradise fabric line, and something I picked up somewhere else. I've been saving the Paradise for while, just for something special. I like how the teal straps and lining bring out the teal in the daisies.
The pattern didn't call for a lining, but I made one anyway. It called for a 12" zipper, but that seemed too short, so next time I'll use a longer one. I had to do a little additional work to get it to fit just right, but nothing wail worthy.
Next time I'll also make the straps a little wider. Even with fusible webbing they seem a bit insubstantial. All in all, I'm happy with it. So, now I have to find the perfect pocketbook pattern to make. I want something that will hold my phone and my billfold but be small enough to fit inside. That way I can take it out and run inside a store without taking my "suitcase" with me. *grin*

Friday, January 2, 2015

A Few Little Things

I haven't posted any of my latest sewing projects. Hmmmm, well there are reasons of course. The first is that they were Christmas gifts and I didn't want them seen before hand. That is what these are....


I've never sewn much with knit before and it was interesting to say the least. After I figured out how to actually work with it, I enjoyed the process very much and have more in the works.  These are all for our little Kyndall Hope who is scheduled to arrive March 4, 2015.

The second reason I haven't posted anything is because I've just been BUSY. Life is full and I haven't been able to do much quilting at all. I'm still working on quilting the Christmas top I started in the fall. It wound up being 97x97 and a monster to maneuver on my little ole machine. I'm getting there, but I don't plan to EVER make such a large quilt again.

And the third reason is that I just forgot to take pictures of what I made.  The old brain is not as sharp as it once was folks.  Not only that, but it really didn't enter my mind to blog while in the frenzy of Christmas preparations and sewing. Guess I'm not as enthusiastic as I used to be, but that's ok.

I did manage to do something very special for my kids this year. I scanned countless photos of my ancestors, and created a book for them with names, dates and photos. I believe it was a hit for both of them and their spouses!
So what I have on tap now is finishing the quilt, doing a couple of knit items for Klaire and Kyndall, and starting the new Ocean BOM by Quiltart designs. I LOVE her paper pieced patterns and ideas. She is one talented cookie! Through the year, I'm hoping to quilt at least two of the waiting tops.