Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Strip Club Quilt Anyone??

I am having some troubles... trouble getting back into the swing of things and getting back into my sewing room. I have done alot of re-organizing and have almost every thing put away in its own spot.

Now to get back to the sewing.. I obviously can't sew for as long with out some major breaks because of my arm but I need to get back in there and start busting some stash. Is there anyone out there that is in love with Strip Club Patterns? If you haven't heard of them before they are Cozy Quilt Shop's exclusive line of patterns. Cozy is located in San Diego California. The shop and the ladies that work there are awesome. If there is one thing that I miss about San Diego its that shop, the friends that I have made there and being able to go to strip club saterdays for my free pattern. If I could take them with me everywhere I would.

I have several strip bundles from Cozy and countless patterns. I'm curious anyone out there interested in working on a cozy quilt with me? They are super easy and the instructions are step by step... like a mystery quilt but with out the mystery.

I have 2 thoughts.. I can work on one that I have already started (as long as I have unpacked the pieces already and have them all) or I can start a new one in the hopes that some one out in blog land will want to play too and will help cheer me on.

Ok so here are the 3 that I have already started and will need to get all the parts back together..

The above pattern is called "Gift Boxes" and mine is not this colorway. The shop has actually changed things since the first time they did this pattern. The first time it was very pretty fall colors and nice warm flannel. That is what I have half sewn in a ziplock bag some where.

This one is called "Cactus Wreath" I love it!! I started this one prior to going on deployment what 2 years ago now? Maybe even before I transferred here to Lemoore so it has been in the works for a while.. I think all the strips are cut to size and just need to be chain pieced. Not sure if I have the background fabric for this though so it may have to wait a little until I can get some.

This one is called "Cross Walk to Paris" and I am not completely sure what stage it was left in. What I do know is that I started sewing this on a machine that I no longer have so I may have to re-sew a bunch of things to make them fit together nicely.

And Last this one is not started yet but I have the fabric for it. Keith picked it out because it was his favorite oriental fabrics. I believe we changed things up a bit.. the background will be a deep blue purple and the smaller squares will be cream. I think that the thin black border might be red and the outer border black but I'm not positive. I let Keith pick out what he wanted and I know I thought that we were good on the color combo's but I will have to see what the measurements are to know what was supposed to go where.

So who wants to sew with me? We can have an online get together maybe chat through messenger.. watch some movies in the process.. listen to a book on disc? This coming weekend will be the last weekend that I have before Keith gets home. Hes home for a little while and then I can do all the sewing I want on the weeked for another month or so while he is gone again.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Christmas in July

Well I have seen several Christmas in July Sales and things going on online so I don't feel so bad about my holiday post yesterday. I have decided to do some searching on the net for some ornaments that I could make up and put away. Here is the first...

The pattern for this cute little star can be found at I can see so many things that can be done with this.. like instead of a straight stitch hem a cute embroidery stitch. Or maybe an embroidered name? Oh and if you stitch them cross point to cross point they would be a cute banner or garland... Just changing the fabric would give you different looks as well.

For those out there that love snowman here's an adorable snowman made out of terrycloth:

This one will take a little more time than the star but its still really cute and I don't see why you couldn't use some left over fleece. Pattern for the snowman can be found here.

If your like me not only do you sew but you do a wealth of other crafts so for the crocheters out there I found this:

As a kid I remember having crochet candy canes on the tree. These aren't exactly like the ones that we had but nothing is like mom makes right? Mom is always unique and special in her own way. The pattern can be found on the Learn to Crochet site.

Here is a Mini christmas Stocking. Again we had stockings on our tree as a kid but they were knit and not crochet.

This one would be cute in reds and greens or maybe blues and silvers? You could put a couple of mini candy canes in it. If you can crochet grannie squares your golden. You can find this pattern here

Well this is a start. I unpacked and re-organized my yarn last weekend and I think that I have some green and red with silver through them and some white yarn that would be perfect. Well I hpe that I have given others some ideas.

This weekend will be spend putting away somethings.. 2 boxes is the goal.. writing out baby shower invites for my sister in-laws baby shower and possible working on some goodies for that. First I have to wait for the water heater repair guy and then another repair guy that I am going to leave secret since mom reads this. After that the weekend is mine.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

12 Days of....

Well summer of course!! I know the last post was all about December and I promise not to beat you up with the holiday countdown yet. But I have still got to blog and get those creative ideas flowing or the holidays will roll around and I will have nothing completed and I will keep myself up to the wee hours of the morning trying to complete things.

Last year I gave Keith goodies for the 12 days of xmas. Mind you they had nothing to do with the actual 12 days it was just like his little advent calendar leading to our first Christmas as a married couple. Keith seemed to be more excited about the special ornaments that he got and I liked to see him smile like a little kid as he put the ornaments on the tree. So this year I will be on the look out for some more of those special ornaments because those I can pull out everyday and snap a picture and send it to him while he is gone. I thought that we could pull the small tree out and put it on the table to decorate for our celebration when he comes home.

So with that in mind are there some special ornaments that you have made for your family that you could share with me? Have you seen any neat ornaments online? Let me know... and I will keep you posted as to what I find or make. This is I think #1 on the list.. (Isn't it cute?)

They didn't have a female sailor though so I will still be on the look out for that. You can find the above ornament at Ornament as well as several other adorable ornaments for your pets, anniversaries etc.

Did you know?....

That there is only 168 days until christmas? Well for the rest of the world anyway. For my family its about a month shy of that. We plan on celebrating a bit early so that we can include Keith before he leaves for deployment. It will be just a little celebration probably between my parents and Keith and I.

Never the less.. I have been having issues to get motivated to do or make anything so I guess the time would be to start working on things now so that some of my projects will be ready before he leaves. I assume that he and I will do some celebrating when he comes back from cruise as well because we will have missed Valentines, his birthday, Easter and my birthday as well as Christmas and New Years. Not exactly sure what I am going to do for them but I have almost a year to figure some of it out.. Smiles.

So I guess I'm here to figure out where to start. My projects for this year need to be kind of simple so that I can get them done. Not to mention he will be gone alot between now ans when he actually deploys so I can work on them while he's gone and it will be a suprise. So what should I make? I'm thinking about making a valance from car/ nascar fabric to put above the garage window... What do you think? Last year I gave him some craftsman chairs and a craftsman table that looked like this...

I think that making a valance for that window would sort of complete his man cave out in the garage what do you guys think? There are some of the old metal signs that we have picked up various places for the walls and I am going to look into a nice clock for the wall.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wow 1000th post...

Not mine of course.. lol.. maybe someday. But Jill has reached her 1000th post and she wants to celebrate with everyone so pop on over and check out her blog and her give away.. Shes got some great prizes just waiting to go to their new home. Go check her out by clicking the nifty button below. She has great pictures of her project and her puppy dogs are so adorable.

Congrats Jill!! On hitting 1000.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

There are people out there looking for heros....

Good afternoon bloggers! I hope that everyone is having a good Thursday. I know that mine feels like it has been really long.

So I was looking for some ideas on the internet and ran across an interesting website. Its called Wish upon a Hero. Now if you haven't seen this site before its really pretty neat. You'll have to read all about it at the link posted above but its all about caring for others and letting people out there know that you care. If you choose to join the site you will of course have to create a login but having a log in allows you to 1.) Make a wish for everyone to see that maybe some one out there will have the ability to make it come true. and 2.) grant wishes to other people to show them that you care.

Its really easy some wishes are as simple as I wish for ideas of things to send my husband on deployment (this is how I found the site) and then others are actually items like a lady wished for someone to help build a fence in her yard for her foster puppies.

Now with most of my friends being crafty type people and I have never known any of you to not help some one in need if you can. I'm passing on this website. It could be something as simple as a card to let some one know that you care.. smiles

How about it? anyone interested in becoming some ones hero with me?