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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My favorite time of year

My favorite time of year is right around the corner. I love Autumn, kids going back to school, fall leaves (though not where I live), cozy fires at night, Halloween then Thanksgiving. I wish I lived somewhere you truly got to experience all four seasons. So in honor of my favorite season I have already started my fall decorating. I finished this pillow in less than a week, it has tan corduroy around the edges and on the back a really cute pumpkin fabric. I have explained to my two children that this is a "special" pillow and is not for letting the dogs lay on, or for drinking juice over or for wiping messy hands on. I figure that should keep it safe for about a week in my house.

Friday, July 24, 2009

1 finish and 1 new start

I finished the "faith" piece, and found a cute (and cheap) Ikea frame to put it in. Its hard to see all the white in the piece, I guess the daylight was too bright for taking pictures in, but inside I kept getting glare off of the frame. I started an autumn themed Lizzie Kate piece, its small so I am hoping to have it done this weekend (fingers crossed) I love the variegated thread from Weeks on the pumpkins. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year, although where I live there is no such thing as "seasons". Its likely to be 100 degrees still on Halloween. I also bought a cute Halloween witch ornament with lots of sparkly Kreinik thread, and a big mermaid chart. I have promised I wont even start that one until I have finished one of the big projects I already have in progress. I have a big Autumn one, its kind of like a big collage so I have been working on it in sections, I have the Daughters Love piece for my oldest that just needs the background done and then back stitching, and then I have the Fresh and Clean piece which is almost 80% done. I could probably finish it in a month if I worked on only that. But i'm not that motivated because of how expensive I know it will be to have it framed!
Is it wrong that I didn't want to add a new post because I enjoyed looking at the picture of the finished piece on my last post so much?!?

Saturday, July 11, 2009


It is finally done!!! And will be delivered this afternoon to its new home!! I am so happy to be finished. It was a little stressful having this deadline hanging over my head, and also always the question of "will they like it/will it turn out ok?". But I am very happy with the finished product and think they will love it too. Now I can resume working on my many works in progress and also not feel guilty about spending my night hours quilting instead of cross stitching. The picture on the left is a little blurry due to my six year old being the one snapping the pic but it shows how happy I am to be done!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More froggies

I did four more frogs today and also finished the three I didn't have the stuff to finish last night. It's about 1 am in the morning and I ought to be in bed (my kids get up sooo early!) but this is the only quiet time I have in my house. It's funny looking at the picture alot of the frog bellies don't stand out as much as I hoped they would. Maybe my next four I'll go brighter on them.

We made a trip to Joann's today to get the fusible webbing, and of course found more frog fabric. But the find of the day was the cutest Halloween fabric. I have one other small wall hanging to do and then I think I am going to try my hand at designing **that would be making up as I go along***my own Halloween quilt. I think it is my favorite holiday of the year, its fun to dress up and decorate the house with all the spooky stuff.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hopping Along

I actually cut and sewed eight frogs tonight but I ran out of fusible webbing so the other three still have no legs. I am actually not sure I like that the legs are just glued into place, but hopefully the quilting will hold them in place. It took me about three hours to do these tonight. I would say there was a lot of sewing and cutting involved in each square (9 separate pieces to sew together) but it could be I am just slow. It is fun getting to play with the different batiks though for the frogs skin. I normally avoid that section of the quilting store for some reason.