Saturday, May 22, 2010

FNSI and Potholders!

This is what I worked on for the Friday Night Sew In.  I had hoped to get the borders done too, but I also had to do a lot of baking for a bake sale.  This quilt is for my son's 1st grade teacher who will retire at the end of this year.  Each student created a block for it.  My oldest son also had the same teacher for 1st grade.  She is pretty special to us. 

I also received a special package in the mail this week!  It was my potholder pass 3 package from Karrie.  She is super talented!

Not only did she include potholders, but she also gave me two beautiful towels and a third potholder.  Thank you so much, Karrie!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Potholder Pass 3- it's not even the deadline and I actually have mine done.  Now that is a good feeling!  I just have to get to the post office and they will be on their cross country journey!

And I haven't posted for a long time, I missed Mama's Day.  Here are a couple of the beautiful creations I got last weekend.  I also got a really nice book of poems that my 9 year old wrote for me.  They made all of these at school.  I have really great kids with really great teachers!

Monday, May 3, 2010

clothes pins and some fabric

So, rumor has it that my pastor from my hometown church was in need of a clothes pin bag...not anymore.  I whipped this baby out last night.  I hope he will like it.  I tried to make it somewhat manly.  Now I wish that I had a clothes line so I could use one!  I love the smell of laundry fresh from the line! 
If anyone is interested, I can probably come up with a tutorial, but I think just by looking at it you can tell how to do it.  It's easy.

Here are some of my recent purchases.  This stash shows that I am a "boy mom" with some fishermen at home.

And this is the stash that says "still hoping to be a girl mom"!

Isn't it cute??

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pay It Forward

I joined in the Pay It Forward fun from Pam's cool blog, Fairy Dust Musings.  I hope that three of you will join me in this fun adventure!  Sorry, but I'm only opening this to readers in the USA at this time.

1. The first 3 people to visit my blog and leave a comment saying they want to participate will receive a handmade gift from me, within the next year... (Probably much sooner than that, but you are supposed give everyone a year, because sometimes life gets in the way!) If you would like to give me a hint about some of hour favorite things or colors, then that's ok, too.

2. You MUST have a blog of your own to to participate in the PIF.

3. You must post about the PIF on your blog & offer the PIF challenge on your blog.

By accepting the Pay It Forward challenge, YOU agree to host a Pay It Forward to the first 3 people who sign up on your will then carry on the PIF by sending them a homemade gift within a year's time, and so it goes :)

I hope you will join me!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

We have a WINNER!

Thank you to all of you who entered my charm pack give away!  It was fun getting to know all of you a little better!  I appreciate all of the feedback on my blog. 
So, without anymore talk, here is the lucky winner...drumroll....

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-05-01 21:07:02 UTC

Congratulations to

Melinda Cornish who said...

I am a follower and I am in your pillow swap which I am very excited about! come follow me too! Melinda

Melinda, I hope you enjoy your new charm pack!  Please send me an email with your shipping info.