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  • Blog Food

    Fish Tacos

    This is my husband’s favorite dish. When I make it, I get taken back to a trip that we took to Austin, TX. We stayed to in the heart of the city and walked all throughout it. At one point we happened upon a funky restaurant called Wahooos. We eat there many times and loved it. …

  • Blog Fabric

    Jack and the Bean Stock

    Everyone, this is Jack and the Bean Stock, my very first attempt at fabric designing. I have been dreaming about them for the past 16 days and now they are finally here. Spoonflower did a great job printing them. Oh, I just love it. It is so rewarding to see them printed as fat quarters. …

  • Blog Quilts

    Square Off – #2

      Remember my Square Off pattern? This is quilt number two, a test quilt for my pattern. At one point my progress had come to a stop, so I decided that I needed some help. Thankfully, I got some from a few quilt pattern testers. They set me back on the path to completing this …

  • Blog Other

    Christmas Soap

      Last night I was in the creative zone. The juices started flowing around 7:00 p.m. and I was totally worn out by 12:00 p.m. But I have about 45 bars of soap for Christmas gifts. Mission accomplished. Now it is time to clean up. Types of Soap Made: Peppermint Snow Soap Orange Blossom Soap Ginger Cinnamon Soap Vanilla …

  • Blog Other

    Merry Christmas to My-self

      I just got the new Quilting Modern book. It is phenomenal. I love the patterns for the quilts and the tips that they give are great too. I am planning on making at least two of the quilts designed by the authors, Jacquie Gering and Kate Pedersen. I really did not know anything about …

  • Blog Sewing

    Christmas Cheer!

    I spent last weekend cleaning and organizing the house. Thankfully, my husband help me A LOT. It feels so good! I got out all of my Christmas boxes and I decked my halls with Christmas cheer. Figgie Pudding (by Basic Grey) is what is on my couches, table, side table, under my Christmas tree and on my …

  • Blog Sewing

    Fleece Blankets

      I have been a busy little beaver this month. Today I finished up the last project from my giving challenge. I made 3, two ply blankets from fleece and donated them to the Rescue Mission in El Paso. They were a lot harder then I thought they would be. Trying to line them up …

  • Blog Sewing

    Pillowcases Galore

      I really don’t need an excuse to sew. But a pillowcase challenge? That is the best excuse ever! I have never made a pillowcase for the bed before, just couch pillow covers, so why not make five or 10. The challenge is from All People Quilt. They are hoping to have people from around …

  • Blog Food

    Thanksgiving veggies

    For Thanksgiving, we usually have dinner at my parent’s house, but this year we went to my brother’s house. We all bring food so no one has to do all the work. I was in charge of veggies. When I was in the planning stages, I was thinking of making Brussels sprouts or asparagus. I …

  • Blog Other

    PROJECT #2 FOR CIMA HOSPICE

    This year, I finally started volunteering. This is something that I have been meaning to do for years. The organization that I decided to help out at is CIMA Hospice. The first project that I worked on was creating bird mobiles for the rooms of the hospice patients. I also got to help install them …

  • Blog Other

    The Giving Challenge

    Seeing how November is the season of thanks and giving, I have decided to challenge myself to do as much giving as I can. I have many project ideas in mind: Sending old clothing and making blankets for Hurricane Sandy victims, making holiday room decorations for hospice patients, donating jewelry for Maybelle, a girl who …

  • Blog Other

    www.findmyfabric.com

      If you are like me, you have spent hours online looking for the perfect fabrics, going from one search to another search, trying to remember what price was better…. how many yards was available where…. what color is available where…. “Shop for (insert the fabric you are looking for here)” on Goggle is what …

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