Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Very Pinteresting…

I find myself spending WAY too much time on Pintrest. Half of my crafting time is being taken up by just looking at all the wonderful things other people have made and pinned.

Here are a few of my favorites that I would like to make…someday!!!

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And here are a few things I think are just beautiful to look at:

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Come visit me on Pintrest if you are interested in seeing any of my other boards, or just to look at all the loveliness available there!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fusion Blanket Crochet-a-long…

So a while back I saw this picture and fell in love:Sewing Daisies: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

It’s Heidi’s from She calls it her Kaffe fusion blanket. It combines two things I love, sewing and crocheting!

Then, since I’m always looking at things I want to make, and never getting back to them, I forgot about it. Until…I found this post at Little Miss Shabby’s blog. Well, now I’m hooked! (haha!)

I won a giveaway over a year ago that included a charm pack and some scraps from April Cornell’s Nature’s Chorus line. I was already in love with this line and had a little bit of it myself.

I put it away to save for when I found the perfect project. Well, guess what…now I have! I will turn this into a fusion blanket!

Why not join in the fun? Heidi made a button for the sidebar and a flicker pool. Come on…you know you want to!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Time marches on…

I can’t believe it has been two months since I posted anything. I just really haven’t had much to say. I’ve thought of posts to make…but I am a card carrying member of the procrastinators club, so I haven’t posted any of them.

My #3 child just graduated from high school. That has been…well…exciting and depressing at the same time. I am so proud of him, yet wish he would stay my little boy forever. He will be attending Central Michigan University in the fall and has been accepted into their marching band. Our local paper did an article on him, so I thought I would share it with you:

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My daughter has her dance recital this weekend. I am still in the process of making a poodle skirt for one of her ten dance numbers she will be participating in. I’m sure I’ll share pictures of her after the recital.

We have my son’s graduation open house next weekend. And my oldest two are home from college for the summer. Hectic, fun, exhausting, exhilarating, emotional, crazy! That has been my last few weeks.

I leave you with a link to a new (to me) blog: She has a little of everything there. Make sure you check out her tutorials, she has some great ideas!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dresden Plate Tutorial…

I have a love-hate relationship with dresden plates. I love the way they look…I hate how mine always turn out wonky. I’m going to give the tutorial over at Shawkl a try. If I succeed, I’ll post a picture of my plate! Click the picture to go to Shawkl’s site!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

WIPocalypse Update #1…

I joined up with a lot of lovely ladies for this SAL. I don’t know if my definition of it is exactly the same as theirs, but that’s okay. I have decided that if I stitch it (cross stitch, embroider, bead, machine sew) that it applies as long as I am getting through my works in progress. Sounds reasonable…right?

Here goes…

First up is something actually done!!! I made a quilt top about 3 or 4 years ago and hung it over the window of my living room. Well, there it stayed. So… since I have officially turned my living room into my sewing room, I needed curtains for my french doors so that my lights wouldn’t bother my husband while he was watching TV in the family room. I cut the quilt top in half, backed it with pieced material left over from when I made the top (plus a little extra material as there wasn’t quite enough of the leftovers), added some fringe to the bottom and voila! New curtains!

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Now to the more “traditionally understood” meaning of this SAL . I have this lovely etui pattern by Twisted Oaks Designs that I purchased a couple of years ago:

Mollie's Prism of Posies Etui

I started it last year, just after becoming very ill.  BIG mistake…I messed it all up! Used the right colors…in the WRONG places!!!  Never start a project while you are sick!  What you see here represents my frogging of stitches and reworking them the proper way:


I will be listing in my sidebar the items I hope to finish this year by participating in this SAL. My daughter says I won’t finish them, but at least I’ll be trying…that is until I find something new I just HAVE to make!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


How cute is this needlebook?!?

…and you can make your own thanks to Megan from Generation Q!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Month Long Scrap-Along…

Just click the Pleasant Home button on the right in my sidebar and join in the fun!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year’s Yuck…

So, anyone who has been coming to my blog for a while knows that I have Diverticulum.

I went out with my friends to a masquerade NYE. Lots of fun, until it wasn’t.  Apparently, four drinks plus diverticulum equals…well…to put it nicely…yuck!

Anyone with this affliction out there…just wanted to let you know that alcohol is now poison to your system. Even in cooking it lingers quite strongly.

I don’t make new years resolutions…I just end up not living up to them. I am however, going to try to take better care of myself. Occasionally when I run across a tip, I’ll pass it along.

Take care of yourself in 2012!