Friday, January 7, 2011

My baby is 1!!

Yesterday was such a fun day! My youngest daughter turned one!

Where did the time go! We had such a great day, we all (myself and the 3 kids) went out for lunch at McDonald's. Then once the kids were finished eating off to the little play area they have for kids! Oh it was so so much fun! There were lots of smiles, giggles, laughter and lots of fun!! Then off to Walmart we went with Grandma, where we looked around and found a few goodies.

We are having a birthday party this weekend, so I have so much I need to do before then. I have picked out a sweet little cake for her which I will be doing tomorrow. Then there is the cleaning that should be done (seems like so much more work is involved with cleaning with 3 young children ;) ) Oh I am so excited!!

Once this weekend is over, I am excited to be able to take some time for myself and pull out my sewing machine! I am missing the sound of that machine :)

Well off to get a wee bit of cleaning done :D

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cuddles, cuddles and more cuddles!!!

Today was a day full of cuddles. Both my girls are suffering from a nasty head colds. There has not really been any naps today, but there has been lots and lots of cuddles. Both girls have been beside me or on me most of the day, and when they were not, my little man was sitting with me getting hugs!!

Now that the 3 of them are in bed asleep for now, I am going to just take it easy and do some hand stitching, maybe some sketching, or maybe I will just take the night off and get some rest!!

Night all!

Getting back into the swing of things!

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, the family visits, parties and just fun, routines seem to have gone awry! Finally I am getting some sense of organization and routine back!

Today, the kids were back to smiles and almost back to listening much better, daily chores are getting all caught up and I am feeling a bit of breathing room...wooohooo!

Tonight has been a big relief, I have managed to get caught up on the laundry. It is all folded and in the morning shall be put away..phew what a relief, and trust me, if you could see me now, I am doing a huge happy dance!! Laundry is my LEAST favorite chore..blech ;)


I managed to get another side of my husbands wall hanging done last night!! This is FANTASTIC!! I can not wait to have this one completed, done, finished and off of my to do list! This one has taken me over a year to do and has challenged me every step of the way! When you all see it, it really looks simple, but it has been one that has pushed me out of my comfort zone and literally be a challenge every step of the way...nothing has been easy with this one...not even the binding..oiy!

Well off to make the to do list for tomorrow! Have a great night all!

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. 
Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, January 2, 2011

And the New Year Begins!!

As the New Year was approaching, and I was frantically finishing up sewing projects for gifts, I was always thinking how I wanted to make this year amazing! I have definitely set goals, but more so, I have dreams that I would like to fulfill! And I am going to BELIEVE!! Believe I can do anything I put my mind too!!

This past year, I was able to submit some projects to possibly be published. It was a first for me, I was nervous, excited, apprehensive, and to be honest was rather uncertain. But as I busily sewed away at my wee machine, the excitement grew, and the confidence escalated, and I must say I was very content with what I submitted. However, the first round, my projects were not accepted (projects are still being looked at so there is still lots of excitement and hope). To be honest, I looked at this as a learning experience, and trust me I learned a great deal. But the biggest thing I learned is that having my work published is a dream, something I never really even thought possible so never let my mind go there. However, this year, I am going to work my hardest to have this dream come true!  A girls has gotta dream big, and I am doing just that!!

I am also going to sit down and start something just for me! I am going to start my Dear Jane quilt. In away, it has started as I have all the fabric for this beauty. But now I need to take that first step, nah...I mean just jump in with both feet and get it going!!

As for blogging, oh I have great ideas for here as well! I am planning on blogging much more this year! Meet many more new friends and keep in touch with the great friends I have met already. I am hoping to have a few give aways through out the year. I am planning on sharing my opinions of products I have tried. Oh I think this list could go on and on and on! But I would really like my blog to be a place of fun, happy and inspiration!!

Have a great night all!! Off to get some binding done!!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Well 2011 is here!! Happy New Year to all of you!

The end of 2010 was a crazy time of year in our home! I was busy finishing up several gifts I was working on, not to mention all the fun activities planned with family during the holiday season. And the much needed time that my 3 munchkins required!!

I am happy to say, that I managed to get all the gifts pretty much completed. What I did not get done was the binding on my daughters quilt, and the binding on my husbands wall hanging and the bead work for the wall hanging. What I did complete was 7 candle mats, a reversible bag, a pair of pajama pants (forgot to take pics of), a bunch of hair clip holders, some hair clips, and then a bunch of baking...phew!! That was a fair amount!! So, FINALLY here are all the pics I promised!!

4 of the candle mats

back of 4 candle mats

other 3 candle mats

back of candle mats

one side of reversible bag

other side of reversible bag
For information on the candle mat I have it posted here

The reversible was designed by my good friend Bradie Sparrow at A Quilty kind of Girls Designs and the pattern can be found here at the Moda Bakeshop.

For the other projects, I will take the pics when the binding is completely attached to the back :) and for the pajama's (they were M&M's fleece), the hair clip holders and the hair clips...well....I forgot to take the picture of them :(

Now on to some more cute holiday pics.  These are of my oldest 2...little Miss Claus and little Mister Claus:

my little Santa's helpers

Holiday hugs!
Well, 2010 was a pretty good year! But I want 2011 to be even better.  I have some new ideas, goals and dreams to work towards and fulfill, but more on all of that tomorrow!!

Again, Happy New Year to all of you!

Chris :)