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.