Sunday, December 1, 2013

Play Time...

While cleaning and re-organizing Logan's room I found some hand puppets that I had stitched out for him I believe shortly after he was born. At that point we used them to get him to smile but when he started crawling he wasn't really interested in them.

Recently Logan has become interested in his puppets and will even let you put them on his hands to play. So with that in mind I have moved to the top of my list More hand puppets for Logan. Here at Too Cute Embroidery is where I found the designs for the first couple that I have made.




Thursday, June 13, 2013

An Update and Modified Bed rest.

Well it has been a long time since I have posted and not for lack of wanting to. Things have just been crazy around here. Keith retired a couple weeks ago and is home with me and Logan. It couldn't have come at a better time. Just a few days before his ceremony we recieved a call from the Dr telling us that I had become very anemic and even though I had been taking the supplements they weren't helping. We were scheduled for iron infusions and just finished those up last weekend.

We have an appointment on Friday for a check up and to ease my mind that this little guy is ok. We have six more weeks until our new little one is supposed to make his debut but we have our doubts that he will make it that long. Keith takes care of Logan most of the day and lets me lay down so that we can keep the Braxton Hicks at bay.

I wish that I could say that I was doing alot of sewing but I haven't done much of anything. I did learn a new 10 minute block from my friend Karyn that is amazing. Here is a video:



I have a few more blocks to finish and then sew the center diamond down. I can't wait to finish. I put that on the back burner to finish up some golf towels for Keith that a coworker has paid him for. Then I hope to get some things done for Logan and his little brother.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lucky Momma

I am such a lucky Momma! I have finally gotten around to sitting down to write a couple blog posts to thank people for some gifts that I have won through blog land. I have not forgotten, just have been a little pre-occupied with other things. My little guy has figured out that he can get on the couch all by himself. So alot of my day is spent trying to keep him from climbing off the couch head first and then the resting to keep braxton hicks contractions at bay. There hasn't been much in the way of craftyness.. though the thoughts are there as I am laying down resting.

Back in March Kelly over at I have a Notion hosted a Machine Embroidery Blog Hop sponsored by Anita Goodesign (who designs some of my favorite embroidery designs). After visiting every blog on the hop and entering the give away at all of them I was the lucky winner at Cheeky Cognoscenti of one of Anitas Special Editions. I choose Oriental Day Dream.
I will be super excited to get this in the mail! Keith likes the Oriental designs and I have so many ideas for this.

To make things more fun Kelly tossed in a $25 gift certificate to her shop IHAN for anyone that advertised the hop on their blog, face book or twitter. Guess what I was the lucky winner there too!!! Yeah me. I'm so excited. I haven't used the certificate yet because I just can't decide what to spend it on there is just too many great things.

My most recent bout of luck was on the IHAN blog. Kelly wrote all about how to use Transfer Artist Paper you can check out her post here. C&T Publishing gave away a 5 pk of the paper and I was the lucky winner. I have some military photos of my husband and I and am trying to decide what I want to do with them.

So BIG, THANK YOUS to Anita Goodesign, Kelly and the IHAN crew and to C&T Publishing.

Do you ever feel like the cleaning is never ending??

I DO!! I have been despirately trying to re-organize my sewing/craft room so that we could convert it into the guest room. The guest room will then be cleaned up and decorated for our new arrival to make his debut the end of July.. Though we don't think that he will wait that long.

I feel like my sewing room is strewn through out my house and that is never what I wanted. I have again this AM started washing fabrics that belong to my guild as they were donated and smell like dust and smoke. It is not easy to get that smell out. I was trying to iron them to perfection so they were ready to use but just can't do it.. the more I stand behind the ironing board the more I swell and then have trouble chasing Logan so I choose Logan.. Smiles. His smile makes the discomfort just a little less noticable.



Today we will be turning Comfort Quilts back over to the guild. I wanted to be the super quilter and super mom but being pregnant with a second its just not happening. It was fun while it lasted but I have to admit it will feel good to just let go. One less thing for me to worry about outside of the house and let me focus on the things that I need to get done here.


So today I am saying good bye to Comfort Quilts and hello to the space in the garage to organize some other things, and to the piece of mind that the other ladies in the guild will be able to do a better job at getting quilts to the people that need them.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Check up and 1 year shots...

Well we may have found the cause of the crankies.. at least for Mogie any way. He is usually so happy but lately he's waking in the middle of the night and is cranky on and off through out the day. The dr today says he may be getting his incisor teeth on the top and that he may also be cutting molars.. WHAT? Molars already? Then to top it off he got 4 shots. Poor little guy.

He and I didn't sleep well last night and he really didn't nap all that well today either, meaning my nap was non exhistant as well. Oh well how can you be upset at a little guy who keeps standing on his head and looking at you through his legs.. Smiles.

I had thoughts of sewing today but just couldn't get it together. I ended up working on cleaning up my little corner here at the back of our kitchen table.. re-organizing my threads to figure out what colors I am low on things like that. I need to make a list of the threads I need and get a order together before I run out in the middle of a project like usual.


Above are the threads that I have yet to rewind and see if there is actually a labeled space for them in my box. I have put on the list of things I want a thread organizer to hang on the wall but due to the fac that we are moving the sewing room (ok probably packing it up) we will have to re think that.

Do you have a special way to display your threads?