Monday, January 31, 2011


Yep, another one!
because of these reasons:
a.) I'm celebrating one month down and 7 to go for my hubby's deployment
b.) YOU...
I love my followers! 
The fact that YOU take the time to read what I have to say means a lot to me.
YOU inspire me.
and YOUR support means more to me than you'll ever know!
c.) I'm happy and I like sharing the happiness!

So what am I giving away, you ask?'s my favorite. My absolute favorite. 
One honey bun of Arcadia by Sanae

How do you win this lovely?
Leave me a comment with one of your favorite quotes. From a movie, a great philosopher, a child, someone in history...whoever! I just love to read great quotes. I'm anxious to hear what you got!
I'll draw a winner Friday 4th.

Here's one of my favorites (and I have no clue who it's by):
"The wonderful thing about the game of life is that winning and losing are only temporary unless you quit."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

And we have a winner!

#31:  Dian  who is brand new at blogging WON! That's a pretty good way to start off Dian! I sent you an email requesting your info and I'll get this out to you asap.

Thanks to everyone who entered! I absolutely LOVED hearing about your weather and where you live! It's so neat that blogging brings people with common interest together from all over the world! To about 90% of you...stay warm....apparently, it's cold old there! 

Here's a couple pictures of my daughters that I had taken recently for Elena's 7th Birthday (which is on Valentine's Day) and a couple pictures of the two of them (Eden is 2 1/2) for V-Day cards for family.

....and yes, I'm well aware that I'm in for a world of hurt when these girls are poor overprotective hubby!

Friday, January 21, 2011

how 'bout a giveaway?

just because this is the fabric I'm working with right now
and because this is extra and I don't need it
I'm going to give it to one of you!

up for grabs is a charm pack of "Swanky" by Chez Moi
here's the rule:
to enter please leave a comment and tell me how the weather is where you are at! Yep, that's it!(make sure I can get in touch with you if you win!)
I'll draw a winner on Wednesday January 26th

oh, and the weather here in beautiful Southern California is sunny, bright, and nearly in the 70s.
winter? what winter? 
(personally I think it was too short here, but that's just my opinion!)
Good Luck!

Another COW party

Last night was our "Officer's Spouses Club" C.O.W. (Commanding Officer's Wife) party. So we got to shower our new COW with lots of cow gifts. I made another table runner. I also gave her a cute cow mug and a cow spoon rest. (forgot pictures of those)

Monday, January 17, 2011

IKEA Fabric

Here's my stash of IKEA fabric. I've received a lot of questions about the IKEA fabric so I thought I post something  about it. 

The "kid's fabric" is found in the children's/babies section of IKEA. It's usually in the corner or against a wall with all the bedding and curtains. Most comes grouped together, some are sold single. All are pre-cut in approximately 3 yard increments. I love them, and use them for quilt backs for baby quilts. 

They also sell fabric by the yard which is usually by their curtains and rugs department. Most of their fabric is a heavier weight, like home decorator weight. Within all their fabric there are a few quilt weight fabrics. I only have these two:

Hope that help some when shopping for fabric at IKEA!

Fabler quilt

First finish for 2011. This is for one of my husband's cousins who is having a baby boy. I got the invitation to the baby shower about a week ago so I had to get on it. I kept putting it off and then realized I needed to have it in the mail by tomorrow. I made this in one day. I used fabric from IKEA from the "Fabler" line. (Hence the name of the quilt.) The front is some fabric that has been fussy cut and framed with another print from the line. The binding is from "The Darcy Collection" by Anna Griffin. And...the Color Catcher worked! Thank goodness!!

Quilt measures 39"x43"

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Major disaster avoided? We'll see....

I never even thought about it until I went to wash the quilt. 

It's red & white...and for a boy....would it run?..oh no..maybe I should have thought about this sooner...I'm using IKEA fabric vs. quality quilt shop fabric....this is a gift that MUST be in the mail on Tuesday....I'll throw in a "Shout Color Catcher" and pray.

Took it out of the wash to throw it in the dryer....all looked fine....then found the color catcher sheet on the bottom of the washer....
The sheet on the left is a unused one out of the box...the one on the right, came out of my washer!
I'll show the quilt tomorrow when I get some pictures of it in the sunlight outside. Let's hope when I pull it out of the dryer I don't find a disaster!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Heart Felt Wreath

This has been on my "to do" list since last January! I had even gone out and bought all the stuff to make it last year, just never got around to making it. 
Yesterday I managed to clear out all the Christmas decor and pull out the Valentine's Day decor. I realized that I don't really have that much so I decided to make this! Tutorial is found here. I had bought red, white and pink felt and 2 Styrofoam heart wreaths. For my next one I'm going to try using all three colors. I like to have them on my girls' bedroom doors. These are super fun to make but kinda time consuming. Oh and I almost got a blister cutting all the felt circles out!  I plan on hitting Joann's and getting some more wreaths and some other goodies that I'll show when I'm done.