Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday.. Bright and Early

Well the Easter Bunny was up bright and early this morning. This is what he left for Logan:

As I was up at 4 am and couldn't seam to get back to sleep I decided that I was going to try to do a little stitching to maybe get some little things to put in Mogie's Easter eggs. I was able to get 5 of these Easter hats completed. I'm not happy with my stabilizer but they will do this time.

I am going to leave it as is this year and just use the motivation that I have now to stitch to get some other projects that I have been wanting to finish done. Here's one last picture of our birthday boy!!

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Un Productive Saturday.. Ugh

Well I had alot of things that I wanted to get done for Mogie for his birthday and Easter and they just aren't working out!! I had to run to the store to get some things like bobbin thread and grommets. When I got home I figured "I'm set!!" Lets get this stuff stitching.

As of 930 I was no closer to getting anything done to fill the easter eggs, and hurts so much from leaning over the sewing machine that I decided to just go to bed.

So I leave you with Mogie's completed birthday crown:

Friday, March 29, 2013

More Party Hats...

Earlier I mentioned that I bought a design set at Embroidery Library called Party Hats. I have already completed the sheriff's hat for Logan's birthday but, couldn't resist the birthday crown that said "It's my birthday!!" So after I finished the first hat I immediately loaded the machine with the second. It's Mo's first birthday and we are going to have lots of fun!!

While the second hat was stitching I was able to finish up the banner for the highchair. If you missed my first post on this you can find it here. The first post will tell you were I found all the designs to complete the banner. All in all I am happy with the way it turned out it looks really cute. We are going to hang it up in his room after his birthday.

I am just a multi tasker today... I started scrubbing the tile floor today I have about a 3 foot area cleaned up.. Shh.. don't tell Keith he will be upset with me.. I started on my hands and knees but it just hurts too much so I am going to cheat and go get the stiff bristle brush from the garage.. that way I can try to finish before Keith gets home.

Early Morning Friday...

Not sure what was going on but this morning I woke up at 3 am and as soon as the cats realized I was awake they wanted attention. After kicking two of them off the bed about 8 times all I could think about was the long list of things that I wanted to get done and how I was so far behind. Needless to say I was not falling back to sleep. I was up just before 4 and decided to get working.

First things first I made the mistake of starting a load of laundry last night that did not include Keith's new dress shirt that he wanted for the Job fair today. So I washed and dryed his shirt and hung it up. I checked out some embroidery sales and my email only to find that YIPEE Embroidery Library is having a "Love to Stitch" sale. I watch for their sales on Tuesdays and was hoping this last Tuesday that they would have a sale because I really wanted the Party Hats and Cone Hats Design Pack and I didn't want to order them seperately. I was a little bummed when there wasn't a design pack sale because I didn't plan far enough in advance for Logan's birthday. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw my email.

Embroidery Library Party Hats
This is the first Hat that I had started stitching for Logan. I have at least one other one planned but it all depends how on task I stay today. We have an appointment this after noon and have no idea how long it is going to take.

Here is the completed hat. I think its Logan approved. It consisted of over 36367 stitches according to my machine. Not a bad start to the day if you ask me. There are still thoughts of finger puppets and toy stuffies running through my head but I don't want to get to ahead of myself..

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Already??!!

My goodness I can't believe that it is Thursday already!! Where did my week go?? I had so much to do this week and it doesn't seem that I have gotten anything done. Mostly because I tried to do to much at one time and ended up having to rest but still I have a list 100 miles long. Logan's 1st birthday is this weekend as well as his first easter that he is able to some what understand what is going on and I have nothing completed that I wanted done.

On top of that, I wanted things to be clean and tidy so that Keith could come home and relax this weekend and not spend his weekend helping me to clean due to nesting and having the overwhelming urge to clean EVERYTHING and well that just hasn't happened. Ugh.. Well I guess its time to choose my priorities and I am going to have to say that Logan having a great weekend is number 1.

What are you working on today? I have spent most of the week searching for the perfect embroidery designs to finish a project that I have had in my head for ever and have not acted on. Needless to say the last minute searching has not turned out as I had planned so my project has changed a bit.

Here is a sneak peek of the banner that I am working on for Logan's high chair birthday banner.

The pennant (triangle banner) I found at Yummy Factory. I started with the High Chair Banner, trying to find the perfect embroidery designs to put on for our little cowboy but couldn't find a design that I liked that was small enough. I was using fabric from stash and we didn't want the designs to get lost in the print of the fabric. I ended up deciding to use the full size Birthday Banner for the pennants so that the perfect #1 would fit on the banner. The #1 can be found at Applique For Kids.
While trying to turn the pennants right side out I couldn't find my trusty Purple Thang (yes I have more than one but can never seem to find them when I need them) So I resorted to Keith's Chop sticks. They work perfectly and I know that I can always find them in the silverware drawer.. Smiles.

Stay tuned for the rest of the banner.. and any other birthday/ easter goodies that I can get made for Logan last minute..

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Cleaning...

Well today I did a whole lot of cleaning of my kitchen. Before the kitchen though I wiped down the master bath cabinets with my trusty Murphy's Oil soap prepping the bathroom so that Keith could do the down and dirty scubbing. You should see the shower doors they are all shiny and clean!!

I decided that all my appliances needed some scrubbing. So I scrubbed the dishwasher, Stove/ Oven and then the microwave. If you have never done it boiling a cup of water in the microwave with a little vinegar does wonders. It loosens the grime and then you can use the hot water to wipe it all away. I also used the hot vinegar water to wipe down the stove. What a difference it made.

Together Keith and I changed beds (Which was on my list for tomorrow) so we will start off the week with clean linen, clothes, and a sparkling bathroom. Yeah

My evening ended with some searching of Embroidery Library for single designs that I couldn't live with out and had to use my Happy Hour Coupon on. Couldn't pass up 10 designs for $10. Here is just one of my many treasures:

I was thinking this would be a great gift for the Grandparents when the new baby is born. Better than a birth announcement. So these are on my list to do.
Since Keith helped me to do some of the tasks that I had planned for Monday then I will have time to do some stitching. Yeah!! As long as I can sit in the chair by the machine.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Easter Bunny.

Well today was a wash. Logan had a rough night I was up rocking for him for over 3 hours becuase he just didn't want to sleep. We weren't sure if it was because of the trauma on thursday or just a rough night. So momma slept in a little and then we started our weekend errands.

After grocery shopping and a nap we took Logie to see the Easter Bunny.

He had a blast. Wasn't scared at all. He is so adorable and I have lost track of all the cute pictures that we have taken of him catching him doing things that I think are absolutely amazing.

One of the first pictures that I sent Keith was a picture of Logan and the Easter Bunny when Logan was just 5 days old. I can't believe he is going to be a year old. Where has the year gone?

Until later,

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Embroidery Sales and a trip to the ER..

I wish that I had something spectacular to show you today but I am exausted and just haven't had time to stitch anything today. I started off the day reading the blogs along the Machine Embroidery blog hop. What a great bunch of bloggers! If you haven't checked it out you should the hop was put together by Kelly from I have a Notion and is sponsored by Anita Goodesign.

If you have never stitched an Anita embroidery design I highly reccomend that you do. They are great!

While I was reading and watching my little guy be silly running around with his toys I watched him fall down.. Not usually a big deal you pick him up tell him he's ok kiss his boo boo and he's off and running. Not today the scream was diffrent.. I sat down with him to try to console him and noticed that there was blood coming from his mouth.. then I realized I had no idea whether the toy he was carrying was actually in his mouth when he fell or just hit him in the face.. He wouldn't let me look in his mouth. I could tell his bottom two teeth were ok but I couldn't get his mouth open far enough to look at the top one. Yes, being a first time mom I panicked and ran out to the car and rushed him to the ER. Turns out he bit his lip and his tongue... he stopped crying and started jabbering at me half way to the ER but I had to know that his teeth were OK. They tell me to give him tylenol and popsicles to help the pain. Im not sure he's really in pain being that I caught him licking the railing on the crib.. LOL.


Alright so in closing I just wanted to let you know that Julia's Needle Design is having a great $2 sale. She has some adorable designs. They are worth every penny even when they are full price but I always say if I can get more I want them all. Smiles

Also Stitch Delight is having a great $1 sale on all sorts of wonderful designs. If you are by chance working on your Christmas Through The Year box they have some great free standing lace ornaments, stockings and things like that. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Logan's 2nd Easter

Well by default this year will be Logan's 2nd Easter. He was actually only a few days old last Easter so it really didn't make any sense to put him on the Easter Bunnies list for a basket and Easter Egg hunt. But this year is different. Though I am sure he doesnt remember Logan helped me pick out the plastic easter eggs a couple weeks ago and I have had projects on this list to make for months.

Easter happens to fall on Logan's birthday this year so we will be doing alot of celebrating. Today I pulled out fabrics to make a Zippered Easter Egg Pouch using a machine embroidery design that can be purchased at Embroidery Garden. The designs are reasonably priced and always stitch out great! Keith makes jokes that some of my fabric is girlie and Logan is a boy but really it doesn't matter. Logan plays with everything, is facinated by all and I'm sure will love what ever he is given.

Here are the fabric for the first pouch (depending on how long it takes me I may make more and in different sizes) Stripes for the outside and green feathers/grass for the lining.

After a power outage and a few mistakes because I didn't take my time and re-read the directions here is the finished Zippered Egg Pouch And though this pouch is not perfect it was approved by Logan who is facinated by zippers.

I will make another couple before easter to actually put in his easter basket with felt bunnies and other things to go with them. The plan is to make some finger puppets and things like that. Until the next time...