Sunday, September 26, 2010

Go AccuQuilt Giveaway!!!!


For all you quilters out there, here is a giveaway you won't want to miss. I see this as a major timesaver and assistance with accuracy.


Go on over to Jane's Fabric and Quilts to enter your chance to win. Oct 1st is the deadline.

Here are the 3 dies that I would select if I win.
6 1/2 Triangle

2 1/2 inch strips



Feathers - These would look awesome appliqued on a quilt.


Happy Quilting,


Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Stitched in Time Mother and Daugther"


That's the name of my recently completed quilt. This quilt kit was purchased back in 2006 and little by little I worked on it between other quilting projects. I had decided that I had to do the red work to really complete this quilt. So I proceeded to complete the hand work on family car trips. Well at that rate, I was never going to get it done.

Mom who loves RED, was always pushing me to complete. So I decided to give her something to do. Complete the red work and the quilt is yours!

You see my mother was trained at a very young age to do beautiful hand work, but never really had the patience to sit down and exercise her talents. I am very proud of the time she took to complete between all her aches and pains and love the way it turned out.

Thanks mom for doing such a wonderful job! Enjoy your quilt that you help me complete, now you can tell all your friends you made a quilt!



Happy quilting,

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Results are in.....


It started 90 days ago, when my sister and I decided we needed to motivate each other to loose some much needed pounds. From a distance, we kept our blogs update on each others progress and tired to keep each other focused on the goal.



Well, I started off with all the energy and head in the game. My sister on the other hand struggled with the focus and didn't really have her heart in it. Until my brother-in-law, told her to throw in the towel and given in to her defeat. And it looks like he struck the nail on the head, because that was all she needed to get her started and her heart in it. Sister wish he would have said that sooner!!!!!



As for me, well...... I went into a funk and started going down hill about mid-way through the challenge. I did come to realize that a lot of my problem and probably most moms is one thing. Putting myself first!!!!! Once school started up and the schedules and needs kept creeping up, myself went last and by the end of the day, there was nothing left for myself!!!



Sound familar moms?

So here is my results of the 90 day challenge.


Starting Weight: 165 1/4


Ending Weight: 162


Total Weight Loss: 3 1/4


Measurements:


Total Loss:


Arms 1/2 inch


Chest 1 1/4 inches


Belly 1 1/8 inches


Waist 1 1/2 inches


Hips 1 inches


Thighs 1/4 inches


Total Inches Loss: 5.625 inches



All I can say is thanks sis for sticking with me on this and even if we both didn't meet our ultimate goal we made progress!!!!!


You are officially the winner!!!!! Is this what you still want? If not, go out and pick yourself up an your outfit and send me the bill!!


Keep it up, I love you!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ready for FALL!!


This is my favorite time of the year and can only dream about the beauty emerging around all of those living in states where you get to experience this wonderful season. As a Florida native, the only way I get to enjoy Fall is to decorate my home. So this weekend I climbed up in the attic and dragged down all my rubber bins of leaves and pumpkins and turned my house into an Autumn oasis. Lit up the Pumpkin spice candles and spend the day decorating and enjoying the my FALL!!!!



These are just a few shots. I am waiting for the pumpkin patches to get more pumpkins to line my front porch.



Happy Fall you all,