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Proud to be a Mommy of a true Miracle Baby :) I love to QUILT and I love my Pittsburgh Steelers - but I LOVE BEING JACOB'S MOMMY most of all !!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

More Valentine Gifts

OK - I finished my neighbors Valentine Gifts!!  I made them a table runner to match the towels that I made.  I filled these matching box's with a variety of chocolate heart candies!! 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentines Day Gifts

The last few days have been pretty productive for me (sewing wise).....  I made my sister Timmi a Valentines Day ROUND table runner that she needed for her coffee table. She requested a custom size - and this is HER VALENTINE FABRIC THEME - it is the fabric that Mommy used in the past to make Timmi her other Valentines Day diningroom and kitchen table runners.  Timmi loves BROWN (I do too) - so she loves this pink & brown Valentines fabric for her home! She needed a 25" round table topper for her livingroom coffee table - so this is what I came up with.  I just used the "wheel of fortune" quilting block for the pattern and just left off the corner pieces that make it a square!

The flash really messes with the red,  sorry about that.

I also went over to Mommy's yesterday and she taught me how to make her Towel Toppers!!!  Mommy cut her finger with her rotary cutter the other day, so her finger is all bandaged up  :(  I feel so bad for her - it hurts her pretty bad and she keeps banging it on stuff which makes it hurts even worse  :(   But she is a trooper and keeps right on sewing and crocheting!  LOL   I'm thankful that she was able to give me another sewing lesson!  Thank you Mommy!!!  So I made a pair of these towel toppers for my neighbors! I might make a small table runner to match.... we will see.  Mommy hates the fabric - she doesnt like the BLACK in the valentine print - but I like it - and I hope my neighbors like it too!  LOL 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Penelope - My Fabric Fairy

I would like to introduce to everyone my new Fabric Fairy - her name is Penelope!  She guards and protects my fabric in my quilting room!  Can you believe my Mommy made her?  I am totally impressed!! She was a TOTAL surprise to me!  Everytime I would go to Mommy's to visit, Mommy had to hide her!  I just love her!  She made her hair from plain straight yarn - she curled her hair and had to bake it in the oven to "set it"  LOL She hand stitched her face and even applied a little blush to her cheeks!  :)  She is just so precious!  What an amazing gift!!!  Thank you Mommy VERY MUCH!!! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mini quilt rack - Valentine's Day mini quilt

My older sister Tricia bought me this MINI quilt rack for my birthday last year and this is the first mini quilt I've made for it! I'm such a slacker! LOL

But I do deserve some 'cudos' because I told Mommy that one of the things that I AM GOING TO attempt this year is PAPER PIECING!! And I am very pleased to announce that these two heart blocks (simple as they are) are my very first paper pieced quit blocks!! It's only January and I have marked ANOTHER accomplishment off my list! :) I've been curious about paper piecing for a long time - I've bought books - watched videos etc etc - but I just "didn't get it"! I'm anxious to do some more to see if I can get a little more efficient with it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Added red candles

I haven't dug out my red candles for the candelabra on the kitchen table so thankfully my mommy just gave me 4 of hers yesterday! It looks pretty with the red candles & valentines day runner!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Day Projects

I finished my Valentine's Day table runner last night. And Mommy made me these Valentine's Day towel toppers!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Made me a Quilting Apron

Thanks to Mommy & Liz -- I got a boost of confidence that maybe I can actually sew stuff other than just QUILTS!  :)  HA HA HA  Take a look at the Quilting Apron that I made today!  Notice - It's just about the same as 1/2 a couch caddy (same design concept)  - ONLY MUCH BIGGER!!!  LOL  I use a quilting apron very often - but I just had a plain canvas craft apron for my quilting apron -- now I have a more personalized one THAT I MADE!!  Whoo HOOO !!!!  Oh yea - I'm feelin it!  LOL

Friday, January 13, 2012

Santa's for Mommy

Mommy bought these Santa's after Christmas for next year - but she wanted them personalized! LOL She wanted the Santa's holding his list with the names of her kids and her grand kids !! So I embroidered the lists for her!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Arm Chair Caddy

WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!  I am SOOO EXCITED!  Look what I made?!?!?!?!  It's a sewing arm chair caddy!  I'm thinking back and I really think this is the FIRST thing that I sew'd!!  Most people who quilt know how to sew too - NOT ME!  I never learned how to sew (stuff, clothes etc)... but for some reason quilting (simple quilting) is do'able for me!!!  Sewing is a WHOLE OTHER ANIMAL!!  LOL  Cutting out patterns etc -it's just different - at least it is to me!  :)  Anyway - needless to say - I AM quite excited about this.  I joined a lady's blog that is a friend of Mommy's named Liz. She started this "Sewing Room Sew Along" on her blog.  Every month we are going to sew something different and this is the first month!! 

OK -- two things I am going to mention. The first is to relieve my conscience  (LOL).....  Mommy came over today to help me learn how to do this project!  She guided me through each step - BUT I REALLY DID DO IT on my own  :)  Without her help though - I would probably be still reading the directions saying  "huh"?  LOL    And second,  I KNOW I KNOW that the binding is really bad - but it's my first binding on a curve!!  LOL  That is MUCH harder for an inexperienced sewer!  :) 

I am going to attach pictures here so you can see!  I made mine to blend with the livingroom instead of my quilt room because it is intended to be used on a chair - like while you are away from your sewing machine!!  LOL

Chocolate Brown, Olive and Deep Red

 (The arms on my chair are kinda fat)  LOL

I'm pretty excited about the decorative stitching on the red trim here too!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Steelers Gameday Light

I made a Gameday Steelers Light !!!  I will use this as a permanent night light in my Steelers room - But I'm gonna bring it into the livingroom on gamedays!!  My Mom crocheted the Steelers Doily that it sits on!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FINALLY finished my Steelers Quilt !!

Just in time for the PLAYOFFS -- I finally finished my Steelers quilt!!  Mommy put the pressure on me to get it done before the playoffs AND GOOD THING SHE DID !!  LOL  She gave me the push I needed to just get it done already !!!!  :)


Thursday, January 5, 2012

I am going to BLOG this year!!!

I swear I REALLY wanna be better about blogging this year!!!  I have created a new blog and will keep posts current on projects I am working on and of course the biggest deal in my whole world - my son Jacob ! 

We had a good Christmas!  With Jacob getting a little older he can understand a little bit more about what's going on  :)  I'm not saying he understands everything - but he can participate alot more than he could last year!  :)