Sunday, August 24, 2008

Birthday goodies and other stuff:)

Well today ummmm make that yesterday ...... was my Birthday. :) I had a great day with the hubby and kiddos, they even took me out to ice cream and we finished off the day with a movie at home and popcorn.

My Mom made me a beautiful Pin cushion......... I just love the colors and it will go with my collection quite nicely. Thanks Mom. :)

Speaking of Pin cushions I was at an auction the other day and managed to buy two nice rocking chair pincushions, I had tried to buy one at a previous sale and was outbid so was very happy to get both of them. Once I get them cleaned up one will be added to my collection and the other will be winging its way south to my Moms collection. :) I love these, they have a spot in the back for scissors, both sides hold three spools of thread, and lots of room for pin sticking. :) Perfect for sitting in front of the tv and stitching some stuff by hand or for a quick little mending job.....

Another little goodie that I had completely forgotten was a birthday swap that I joined at the end of last year..... I got that package in the mail the day before my birthday and it was such a great suprise. I love all of the stickpins and cute bug fabric and buttons that came with it as well. What a special treat this was.
My littlest one has discovered dollies, lol she loves this dolly (it is one of the topsy turvy ones that you pull the dress up over the one head and another head is underneath. One is awake and the other asleep.) My Mom made this for my older daughters and now the little one just loves her.

This photo is just so precious.... can't you see how excited she is to have her dolly??

Well it is late and it has been a long day so until next time.......

Happy stitching,

~ K ~

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Diaper Stacker for my little one

I mentioned in my last post that I had made up a diaper stacker while my Mom was visiting as well. Here is a photo of it.

This was made using the Simplicity nursery pattern #9140 with a few modifications. I cut the top a little different for the piece underneath the cover and added the cute brown with pink polka dots ribbon as I just love this stuff and it goes so well with the pink and brown theme.

I still plan to add something to the center of the top as I feel it is a little plain. Not sure what I will add yet. Might do a quick embroidery design or applique something on it?

I was really suprised at how fast it went together (well if you do not count the times I had to take a break to hold my sweet little bundle of joy. :) she is not so keen on the idea of Mom sewing and not paying attention to her. hee hee).

Ok until we meet again,

~ K ~

Friday, August 1, 2008

The last few weeks.....

So it has been a while now hasn't it......... Really only about three weeks but whos counting?? LOL

My Mom came to visit and we did a little stitching while she was here, an apron was made a diaper stacker and lots of fabric was oogled and bought during the many fabric trips that we made. hee hee I will have to get some photos of them and post them soon.

The kiddos also got a chance to go up in an airplane, our local Young Eagles group had a day where they take the local kids up for a ride around the area. My 8 year old was all strapped in and at the last minute decided that it just was not for her (which is really a suprise since she is the fearless one) but the other two older ones loved it and could not quit talking about it for the rest of the day. They got to ride in a Beechcraft Baron. Thanks to the wonderful flight instructors that donated their time to get the kiddos interested in flying.

While my Mom was here we just had to take a trip to the local thrift store as well.... well here are my thrift store finds a curtain with a pretty ruffle (I have a plan for this and if all goes well will be posting the after photos soon) and two chunks of some really pretty pink, brown and green double sided quilted fabric. They are two small pieces but hey I can certainly come up with something to do with these as well. :)

Here is a photo of the little one Sleeping like a baby. :) Isn't she just the cutest. :)

Another thing while my Dear Mom was here a friend of hers talked her into making a Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt, my 10 and 8 year old daughters fell in love with the idea and sat with Grandma and stitched a few hexagons for her. So now they have decided that they would like to start one of their own, lol. So I can see myself cutting hexagons out for a bit, but hey I kind of think I might want to start one as well....

Until next time,
~ K ~