Saturday, December 19, 2009

The view from here

On my of my favorite blankets.

On the of my favorite movies.

Outside my window.....beautiful.

On my mantel......sparkly decorations.

Ahhhh......nothing like an afternoon when you're forced to stay home and enjoy the things you love.

Friday, December 18, 2009

For the babies...

I have discovered that I love making baby quilts. They are just big enough to use several fabrics and really have fun with, but not so big that quilting and binding them is a chore. This elephant set was for a little guy born earlier this fall, and his name is Britton - isn't that a great name?!

The other two are quilts I made for an open house at local baby store owned by Josh's aunt and uncle. Neither sold, so they are available if you're interested. The girly quilt is appliqued and free-motion quilted. I can't seem to let go of my leaf motif! I love the colors in this one, too. Wrangling this quilt in my sewing machine to outline all those leaves was a pain, but I think it was worth it. I love how the edges of the leaves are just a teeny bit frayed, and the back is as pretty as the front.

The pictures are terrible - winter light is a bear to get good pictures in! Everything looks so blue. We're supposed to get a big snowfall this weekend, though, so that will help with some bright white light!

I have been obsessed with patchwork squares lately. I know they are so simple, but I love how it shows the fabric and how it can look completely different with some diagonal quilting. This one's available also.

That's it for today!! Aren't you impressed?!? Two posts in one week! :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Let's pretend....

Let's pretend that it hasn't been since APRIL that I posted....I'm hanging my head in shame. But the great part is that I have SO MUCH COOL STUFF to show you!! I'm not quite sure where to start.

I still haven't finished my Christmas decorating - I need to cut some greenery from my brother-in-law's yard - but I have so enjoyed sitting in the living room with the tree lit and the fire going. Oh, and with my Yankee Frosted Cedar Wreath candle lit, too - and of course it's being discontinued this year. Boo. I'll stock up, though.

I have had a couple of open houses that have been fantastic, but on the flip side, my friend Chris and I also did a craft fair that was a total bust. I mean, I didn't sell one single thing. But the guy beside us selling 1000 thread count sheet sets for $19.99 was slammed. ;)
I will try my very best to be back here soon, I promise!! Thank you SO much for all the sweet emails asking about my little space here. Please keep visiting - it absolutely makes my day!