Wednesday, December 31, 2008

my year of quilts 2008

my year of quilts 2008
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Some of the quilts I have worked on over the last year. Not all are finished yet. I have some work to do.

my year of bags 2008

my year of bags 2008
Originally uploaded by maddieandme1
Some of the thing I have made over the last year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sew Connected 2

I am part of a virtual quilting group. Their are 16 of up and we each get a month over the next 16 months to send everybody a bit of fabric for them to make into a quilt square. Then all the squares are sent back to that months person and they get to assemble all the blocks into a wonderful quilt for them self. January is quiltinkimmie's month.

This is what I came up with.

I hope she likes it.

Next month is my wonderful friend Katy's month.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

time for sunday stash

I love bird fabric.
This group of fabric I ordered from the wonderful Fabric Worm

On another note. We had a nice Christmas. The kiddo's had a wonderful time.

Sorry for the sideways picture. This is a doll bed that I made for Miss. Maddie

My wonderful friend Katy Made this wonderful robot for Wyatt.

And Lucas just kept wanting more things to open.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday Stash a day late.

I am a day behind. We were at Hubby's Christmas party for his work Saturday night. He was awarded a nights stay in the hotel the party was held at. Not having family around our munchkins got to join us. We had some friends girls come watch the kids in the room. I think they terrorized the hotel. Oh well, we were down stares pretending to be grown ups. But anyway we were out part of yesterday, then when we got home I spent my time cleaning. Fun Fun. With the house almost picked up and most of the laundry finished and put away here is my Sunday/Monday stash...

Birthday fabric bought with a gift certificate to one of my favorite online shops. It was from my Mommy, Daddy and Grandma. It is always good to feed the fabric addiction.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I love cold weather. Winter is my favorite time of year. But I am a California coast girl. Winter is cold, but there is no snow. Well maybe every few years it sprinkles down a bit but nothing sticks. So I have lived California winters for 27 years, they are mostly the same. I have now entered my 3rd Texas winter. Holy crap, they are all so different. You have no idea what the next day will hold. Our first winder there was a freeze. The entire city shut down. The next winter you hardly needed a sweatshirt. Now this year it is just plane nuts. One day we are in the low 80*s then the next it is 31*. I don't know if I am hot or cold most of the time. Today is cold. I guess tomorrow is going to be spring time weather. Ack.

Ok, that is enough weather ranting.

My 30th birthday was last Friday. Hubby took the day off work. We went to lunch, got my slice of Chocolate Cheesecake, picked Maddie up from school and then did a bit of Christmas shopping. We got the kids an air hockey table. What a hit that has been. There was no way to hide the giant box so it is all set up and the puck is flying.

My mom, dad and grandma got me a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. So I did a little shopping. And the wonderful Katy sent me an amazing sewing box full of goodies.

Back to sewing. I have a few things to finish up before Christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Giveaway Winners are...

So, I did the names in a jar method.

And the winners are...

And if you can't read all that...

The Quilt goes to Vintage Bubbles

The Bag goes to Jacquie

And the mystery prize goes to LauraJ

So, I will try to email you to get you addresses. Sadly I am not finished with the bag and the quilt. So give me a week or two to get it finished and in the mail.

I am off to get me some yummy Cheesecake for my Birthday. Thank you for all your comments

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Stash 4

Originally uploaded by maddieandme1
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me. This is a bit of my pirate stash. Mr. W is very into pirates so I am working on a twin size quilt for him.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Stash #3

This is by Heather Ross.
She has got to be one of my favorite fabric designers. I love the fun and whimsy in her fabric.
This will soon be a doll bed and doll quilt for Maddie for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

who would like to win something?

So with this being my 50th post and my birthday in a few weeks, I am going to have a giveaway. I am thinking I will have 2 winners.

Winner number one will get a baby quilt made out of these-

And winner number two will get a bag made out of these

You have till December 11 to enter by leaving a comment on this post. I will pick the winner on my Birthday - December 12.


I am off to make a bag and a quilt.

Talk later.

Monday, November 24, 2008


We were given tickets to a hockey for last night. I have always liked hockey. There is something about this sport I can get into. I hate basketball. SHHH, don't tell anyone here in San Antonio. They are all crazy deranged basketball fans. I am guessing because it is their only major league sport. I don't know. But what I do know is that their shoes squeak, and that drives me just shy of insane. I hate squeaky shoes. Hockey has no squeaky shoes. But they do slam each other into the glass. Our seats were great. In prime slamming zone. We got to see all kinds of faces distorted against the glass.

Now Wyatt didn't care for all the noise. He sat like this the entire game.

The Worcester Sharks (whoever they are) Won. I can't say I care about who won or who lost. I went because it was fun. It was just good to watch the game. And a few good punches between the teams. (I like the fights too) Oh, and we did get a puck that went flying into the crowed.

Only in Texas would you find a restroom sign with cowboy hats, spurs and a bowlegged baby in a hat.

Now back to crafty stuff. I have a lot to get done.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

sunday stash

It is time for Sunday stash once again.
I was asked by the wonderful and very amazing Katy of to do a nappy bag for one of her friends.We decided the best way to pay me for my work was in fabric. So this is what I got in the mail last week.

Amy Butler

And Heather Bailey.

I guess it is kinda like paying an elephant in peanuts. You pay Beth in fabric. And I am completely good with that.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Giveaway

Again not mine. But it is a fun one.

Quilt Class

I had a very small quilting class at my house last night. Maddie and one other little girl came over to make a quilt top. They just sewed strips together to work on sewing strait. For first timers, they did great. Next week we will quilt it. Then I will bind it for them.

I put together a small box of supplies for each girl. Thread, scissors, a seam ripper and a few other small things. All in all it went great. But now Maddie is going to be bugging me to sew all the time.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

sunday stash

I am new to the Sunday stash but here we go.

I am doing a small quilt class this week with 3 new sewers. Maddie and 2 other little girls are going to be doing a very simple strip quilt for their first project. I will try to get the finished project posted as soon as they are done. I have one very excited girl waiting to sew. She is telling everybody she talks to.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tagged I'm It

I have been tagged by
7 random things about me.

1. Fish scare the living daylight out of me. I love to go to places with water but will not go in it. I miss living close (10 minutes away) to the ocean but because of the presence of fish I will not enter. I have seen the ocean from the beautiful beaches of Hawaii and Costa Rica and only went in because I was grabbed tossed of the shoulder of a friend and ran strait into it. I got out fast. I have had fish jump out of aquariums and hit me. I hate fish. Ack.

2. Clowns scare me. I had a clown at a gas station grab me and try to dance. I also got into a strange argument with a mime in Disneyland. I was the only one talking but we did have a good crowd gathered around. I told him I didn't like clowns and I think he was trying to tell me he wasn't a clown. It went on for a while. I think I laughed for days off that one.

3. I love Disneyland more then my kids ever could. I am a junky. I have not had a Disneyland fix in almost three years and I need to go bad. In the year before we moved to Texas we went 6 different times. Most of the trips were 5 and 6 days apiece. My Hubby said that he wishes he could see it through my eyes. It is my magical place. I cry every time I walk through the train tunnel leading you to Main Street. And I do the park the same way every time. We enter through the left tunnel, walk up Main Street, then we go into Adventure land, then into Frontierland, I will only enter Fantasyland through the castle, we walk back to toontown, then into Tomorrowland. Then I cry like a baby when we leave.

4. People think I am weird. Do you believe that? Me weird? Just the other day a friends Mom asked if I was a bit weird. He told her I was a Lot weird. I think she saw me in these. Apparently this is not normal behavior. Who knew.

5. I love Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino. But this time of the year I switch over to the Pumpkin Spice ones. I could live off of Frappuccino. I don't, so nobody tell me how bad they are for me. I like to get the biggest one too and I don't share them well.

6. Fabric is one of my favorite things. I have had a hard time buying it online because I can't touch it. There are no good fabric store close by so I have to order it. So I pet it when it gets to my house.

7. I think Armadillo roadkill is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. An armadillo on his back with his legs sticking strait up in the air can make me laugh for hours. Sick but true.

So I will tag my dad who I call Fred even though his name is Mike, Miss Gingermonkey (sorry Katy) and anyone else who actually read through all my craziness. Good luck.


I was once told that I laugh to much. Is there really such a thing? I have always been a happy person. But the last year I have found that I laugh a lot less then I used to. I am still the one that people don't like to take to the theater because I am the one who find things funny that nobody else seems to. Case and point The newest Batman movie. Before we saw it all I heard was how dark and scary the Joker was. I found him to be so completely hilarious. I laughed from beginning to end of that move.
We moved to Texas 2 1/2 years ago and I will have to say that we are not happy here. We have had good time and have come across some wonderful people but the joy we had in life isn't there. So we have made the difficult decision to leave behind friends and go back home.
I am hoping to be laughing a lot more again. I need to be happy. I think my kids will be happier having their grandparent close to them again. I think life will be fun again.
I am not sure when this move will happen. Any time after the first of the year I guess. When we put our house up for sale.

On a craftier note I have been working on a last minute baby quilt. The baby's room is a hunting theme i guess. This is the best I could do with what I had. Sorry it is sideways

Then there is this last minute notebook thing I made for a teacher at Maddie's school for her birthday.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Me, The Party Is Over

Look, we are ship builders. How cool is that? W's party went well. He had a great time and I am still alive. So I guess it was a hit. I don't like throwing party's. They are so much work, then nobody shows up. We invited three family's One came, one showed up for 10 minutes then took off, and one said they would be there but never came. W was so happy running around and being the center of the world that he didn't notice.
He picked a Pirate's Of The Caribbean cake. I guess it was good. I am not a cake eater.

Everybody but L in or around our ship. L was throwing a fit in the house. I love three year olds.

Party set up. The pinata looked like my father. I was calling it Pirate Fred (I call my Dad Fred, his name is Mike but I call him Fred) So I told the kids that they get to beat Papa with a stick. Maddie thought that was funny. W on the other hand did not like the idea. He told me that his Papa is his best friend and we can't call the pirate Fred. But I did when he wasn't around. We left his head in the tree. That was the only part that survived the brutal attack.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Little Boy Is 5 Today

I can hardly believe my boy is 5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LITTLE PIRATE. He is fending off monsters I didn't even know we had living in our garage. He is fully armed with his monster killing hanger, his pirate pants and his backpack. He has recruited his little brother who isn't feeling good to help with the monster killings. What a great birthday. We will be having pizza, brownies and carving pumpkins tonight after Daddy gets home from work

Friday, October 24, 2008

treat bags for a birthday boy

I am having a hard time with my boy turning 5. He really was just a baby. This is a picture of one of the many treat bags I am working on for his birthday party.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


That super cute little tree trunk is the wonderfully amazing quilt I received from mypurplecrayon for the Out Of The Box theme. I am loving the 6" mini quilt swap. It is just to much fun. I need to get her package to her.
I spent most of yesterday cutting out crayon rolls, checkbook covers and credit card wallets for the craft show in December. I feel like I have gotten nothing done. I guess it is because I have no finished products from all the work. I don't like that feeling. I should feel like I got a lot done. I cut out 10 small and 10 big crayon rolls, 10 checkbook covers and 8 card wallets. Now it is on to the sewing. But I am taking today off to work on some treat bags for W's birthday party.

I am using the wonderful tutorial by the wonderful Pink Penguin I am doing 7 pirate ones and 3 girly ones. Well may be 4 there is a family with a little baby girl. Man there is a lot of piecing on these. I'll get a picture up when I have some finished.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Giveaway- but not mine.

Check out this beautiful quilt. She is just giving it away. WOW

Feeling Better

My arm is feeling better. Still a little swollen, but very little pain and I can feel my fingers once again. Happy me. And I only cheated with the sewing thing a little. Well the sewing part didn't hurt it was using the cutter and ruler that hurt. But all is good.

I have done a few crayon rolls for the craft show. I have many to go, but its a start.

This is the wonderful package I got from John for the 6" mini quilt swap. I love it all. I still have to get his in the mail. Sorry John.

This is a quilt I am working on for a cute little red head boy. This is one thing I will soon be able to cross off my Christmas list. Its a long list. I need to get moving.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

So Sad, No Sewing For Me

So I can't use my sewing machine for another week and a half. I slipped and fell in my kitchen and hit my arm on the wall, then the floor. Thankfully I did not brake anything. I have been put on light duty because of nerve damage. Something about crushing them and giving them time to heal. I am trying to be good, but it is hard to do. I am doing a small craft fair at Maddie's school and I have been working on thing. Now I am at a stand still. Sad me.