Sunday, January 31, 2010

MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With 3 hours to spare!!!! My Valentine sewing party project is complete.  I still want to make some stuffed hearts to go with it. February finishes???


While I was busy finishing this--this was going on outside.


It was so pretty!! I just love holly trees in the snow with their gorgeous red berries.



And my Florida born DS was busy making up for lost time. 


 I am still deciding on a name for this guy. The one on the left that is. Love the hair!!

What fun!!
Not sure of the final count, but apparently this was one of the largest storms in these parts in 20 years. 
That is all for now folks.
I am almost done with a couple more blocks that I will share tomorrow. I must do a bit of other silly housecleaning things first. Sadly these things must be done.
Hope everyone has had a great weekend and lots of finishes happened.
Later, A-

Saturday, January 23, 2010

How is Everybody Doing?

Is everyone getting lots of stuff accomplished. Is love in the air? After a couple of cutting boo boos I have managed to finish the top of my table runner. Because of one of the cutting boo boos, it isn't quite like the original pattern. That is OK right? Creative license right??? Not having to go back to the store for another piece of fabric is even better.  

I guess one nice thing about making boo boos is that I already have some 2 1/2" strips to make a little matching basket. Always look on the bright side!!!! 
Hope you all are having a great day! 
I am off to see what you guys have been up to and then I need to start putting this runner together. 
L, A-

Coffee Break

My hearts are done, so it is time for a break.

After some snacks and a some peeking at what everyone else is doing, I will attempt to turn my hearts into a table runner. It will be nice to have some Valentine decorations since it is my favorite holiday!
More Later, A- 

Valentine Sewing Party

I am ready to go!! It is Saturday!! Time to start The Valentine Sewing Party. I have added chocolate and caffeine to my other snacks so I think I am set.  Can't wait to see what everyone is doing. Let the party begin.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm Ready...

...for the Valentine Sewing Party
I have my snacks

I have real pink Valentine's colors

Bring on the morning!!!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Am Slow With My New Year, But It Is All New

First off my new year started with a country change. Many of you know that I have spent the last two years living in Perth in Western Australia. We had a great time, especially me as I was spoiled with not having to work and I still got my new Designer Diamond and I got to sew with Joy in Melbourne and my friends at Handcrafters House in Midland. Now we are back home in the USA--literally for me since I was born here in the state of Virginia. 
I have scouted out a very nice fabric store called Bella's RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE WE ARE LIVING!! Walking distance to a fabric store--is that dangerous or what?

It is a bit of a shock to the system though. After living in Florida, Saudi Arabia and Australia for the last 20 something years it is quite chilly! I believe when we left Perth it was 100 F / 38 C and today here in Virginia it is 38 F/ 3 C. Needless to say I have had to buy a few long sleeved shirts.  
We have spent the last three weeks hunting for other new things as well. My sweet hubby is still spoiling me--he bought me a pretty blue Mustang to drive to the fabric stores. Vroom, vroom! Too bad you can't sew very well in it. Hmm-we also bought a van that has real live outlets in it...
Actually that won't be necessary for too much longer. We have found a very nice slightly used house to buy and it has a brand new sewing room just for me. Used to be the empty space above the garage. And there is a huge back yard so hubby can build a really nice room for himself, so he can build more gorgeous furniture. I do recall he has also located the R/C model store so he can play there too. It is time he spoiled himself a bit. 
The closing date is set for Feb 23rd, so keep all your fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly please.
In the mean time I have decided I needed to take a sanity break. I have not gotten very much sewing done since we have been here since, I really don't have room and have very little time with all the running around. That really hasn't changed much, but I have decided to join in the Valentine Sewing Party on Saturday started by Kelly at Cotton Charm Quilts 
I have been tearing through what little stash I have here, determined not to have to buy anything since I have chosen a small table runner pattern and being on a fabric diet and all. Purple can be a Valentine's color can't it??? At least I will be sewing and that is a good thing. Now lets just hope no papers show up that need signing!!!!!!

Well, I have do believe I have taken up enough of your time for now.  I promise to try not to take so long in between posts and I do need to get lots of pictures of new things to share with you. 
I hope everyone is sewing lots and lots. L, A-