Friday, November 29, 2013

New House, New Sewing Room

It has been forever since I posted on my poor, neglected sewing blog. But, in honor of #bfsi, I thought I would post a few pictures of my sewing room in our new (20 yr old) house.

We moved into this house about 8 months ago. It was (and still is) in need of lots of TLC. Keep in mind, I haven't had much time for sewing and my sewing room is waaaaay down on the to-do list. 

Her is the view when you enter the sewing room. 

Here is the view from the back of the room:

Here is a view of some weird cabinets and recessed area. My husband just hung my two bolts of batting. There is lots to be done to organize the room and I am not sure what I will do with this area, but the first thing will be to paint the paneling and the horrible green cabinets!

I should probably organize today, but I think I will spend some time participating in the Black Friday Sew-In.   #bfsi

For more on our new home go to A Time for Home.   Lots of DIY, decorating and tutorials. 

Monday, December 26, 2011


I am participating in the Boxing Day Sew-in being sponsored by Sandy of the Quilting for the Rest of Us podcast. There are several podcasters and bloggers who are participating and offering giveaways. Go check it out at Sandy's Blog.

Have Fun Sewing!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hand Basting a Quilt

Basting my quilts is the least favorite part of making a quilt for me. I have tried pin basting and spray basting. I really like Sarah's Tutorial on Maching Quilting 101. She shows how to spray baste. I have used this method quilt successfully, however, the spray is expensive and it is difficult to find the floor space to baste a large quilt. It is also pretty hard on the body!

My two most recent quilts ( I will post pictures later today) were pin basted. I was reminded how I don't like pin basting. It is easy to baste the quilt, but difficult to quilt. I broke a couple of needles.

For my next quilt, I am considering trying Sharon Schamber's hand basting method. The links to her tutorials are below. Let me know what you think. Has anyone tried this method?

Sharon Schamber Hand Basting a Quilt Tutorial 1

Sharon Schamber Hand Basting a Quilt Tutorial 2

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Giveaway at Stash Resolution

I have to recommend a blog and Podcast. Sara at Stash Resolution is giving away 6 fat quarter bundle of the new fabric line Delilah. It is beautiful. Go check it out at Sara's Blog and enter to win. If you would like to buy some of this fabric, be sure to visit Sara's Etsy shop--Swell Cloth.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Cardinal Update

The baby cardinals are growing so quickly these past few days. Eyes open, feathers filling in. The kids are growing up!

The above picture was taken yesterday. They are getting bigger and more alert. We thought that it might be a couple more days, but...

Today, they are gone...

So sad, but also so happy!

My daughter heard a lot of chirping this morning, hoping that it was just mom & dad getting the kids out of the nest and into the cover of the woods.

Hope nothing bad happened.

The nest was still wonderful to observe these past couple of weeks.

We'll miss the babies!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Here is a quick picture of the new babies hatched today. They are hungry! My hubby had to take a quick picture because the daddy is in the background wanting to feed these two. We hope to get a better picture soon...