Thursday, October 29, 2009

{We're Faster and Never Scared}

Miss Swift has been playing non-stop on my iPod for about four days straight! Her latest album, Fearless is excellent!! She is insanely talented!! Yesterday evening was no different. Taylor and I were rockin out last night while I was working on my latest quilt top. I found this gorgeous Braid Quilt pattern under the free patterns on the Moda Fabrics website!
I was inspired by Michelle over at Golden Gate Quilts to use the fabric line "Nest" by Tula Pink for Moda. It's gorgeous fabric and I can already tell its going to be a keeper!!!

So, I set myself up in the dining room, (husband not too far away watching sports) with my little machine, some Nest, Taylor Swift, my Mac and a cup of Theraflu. Yes, I have caught yet another cold.

You might be wondering about that little "martian" charity quilt I showed you a few posts back......
It's still in the works. I had to break up the quilting with the new quilt I was DYING to piece together!! I read about people starting new quilt tops before finishing the quilt that they had already started and wondered how they could do that.... now. I. know. I have like three or four AWESOME patterns and fabric to go with them that I can not wait to get working on!!!

Me and Taylor are off to make more braids!!

"...... and I don't know how it gets better than this. You take my hand and drag me head first, fearless......"

Monday, October 26, 2009

{Cake Pedestal Love Cont.......}

Do you remember when I was swooning over these cake plates??? Well.....

TA DA!!!

Aren't they precious! I think they will make an awesome addition to my slowly growing collection!!!

I also got this super cute Hello Betty Retro Jelly Roll! CUTE! I got this with absolutely NO intentions for a sewing project, but just because it is so cute to look at!! I received another jelly roll the other day and it is actually for making a quilt top and I was very sad to un-roll it :) I'm a dork.

You can get your own HERE.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

{Power In Pink}

That's the slogan. The challenge?? Show your departments support for Breast Cancer Awareness through AS MUCH PINK AS YOU CAN!!! I think we have a lot of support in our department, what do you think???
UPDATE: OUR DEPARTMENT WON THE POWER IN PINK CONTEST!!! How cool! AND the Sales department raised a generous amount of money that the company will match for a donation to the cause. What a fun, friendly and rewarding day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

{Pretty.... and a Pocahontas story}

These were given to the Boss Lady last week for Boss's Day! Beautiful!

My seven year old niece wants to be Pocahontas this year for Halloween, CUTE!! My Mom always made my Halloween costume and now she offers to make my nieces costumes. Well she has been a pretty busy teacher this year so I offered to make the Pocahontas costume. In case anyone out there doesn't know, there is NO Disney Pocahontas costume pattern out there for a child! WHAT!?!?! No really. SO I got the best Pocahontas-looking-cave-woman pattern that was WAY too big thinking that I could wing it and make my own changes to make it as close to Pocahontas as possible. The costume tuned out pretty cute,... the catch?? My niece lives in Texas and I am terrified it isn't going to fit her!! :( I am sending it out tomorrow, so we shall know soon enough! I'm more nervous about this than I thought I would be!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

{Quilting for Hope}

It has been a total rainy mess up here in Maryland! My family lives in Texas and they said it's pretty wet and gross there too!! Is the whole country under a huge rain cloud??? I love weather like this when I can stay in my home with my husband and be lazy, but when I actually have to go out in it,.... YUCK!
So, do you remember the cute sock monkey I made for the last Craft Hope charity? Well, they have announced their next mission and its QUILTS!!! I am really excited about this one since I have just started quilting and love it! They have teamed with Margaret's Hope Chest (MHC Blog) to provide quilts to children in the Grand Rapids Michigan Public School System that are homeless during the Christmas season. Their goal is to distribute what looks like FOUR HUNDRED quilts and the deadline to receive them is NOVEMBER 15!!! They are requesting quilts made of squares. I am spreading the word, because I do plan to send in a quilt and I hope I inspire some readers to do the same.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

{Fabric Punkins!!}

Uhhh,... HOW CUTE ARE THESE??? My husband and I went to his sisters house last Sunday to watch football. This translates into, eating a TON of food, Tom and his siblings watching football and Jessie working on SOME project. This time, it happened to be these adorable punkins! I love them! I still have a few to finish up, but they are so stinkin CUTE!

These are perfect to stay up all through Halloween and Thanksgiving!

If anyone is interested, I can post a tutorial of sorts, let me know??

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

{It's Looking A Lot Like Fall}

So,... I started to get out the decorations! I used to LOVE when the seasons changed and it started to get dark early, now, I don't love it. Wait,.... I LOVE the weather, the windows are open, breeze is blowing. The house feels airy and wonderful. It's the 6pm darkness I'm not in love with! Does anyone else feel the same? I don't like leaving work and it already being dark.

Anyway, I do like decorating for different seasons, and I used these tiny punkins as inspiration for some super cute little fabric punkins that I will share with you tomorrow, stay tuned.........

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

{The Wedding Album}

Have you ever seen such an AWESOME wedding album?! JB & DeEtte Sallee of Sallee Photography did an amazing job, not only on creating this album, but all the photography at the wedding, bridal portraits and engagement portraits. They were a lot of fun to work with and as you can see, brilliant photographers.

Check out the Sallee website, let them know I sent you!
Also, check out the album makers, Kambara.