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Friday, July 31, 2009

Engagement Surprise!

Today was an important day in my best friend's life. After a pretty rough summer, today was dedicated just to her, and from the looks of it she is pleased. It was a day filled with sneaking around, scavenger hunts, emotions, and surprises... along with almost getting caught....

The husband-to-be took Kim, the best friend, on a scavenger hunt around her college campus, ultimately leading her to him. He was of course a nervous wreck- something entertaining considering that he normally keeps a pretty level head.

There were plenty of laughs, tears, and hugs... and one very important yes.

After the scavenger hunt, there were more surprises. Andrew, the husband-to-be, had a collection of friends a family back at Kim's apartment waiting for her. Needless to say she was shocked and excited.

And some photos to share with you-

The happy couple...

Shock at seeing a house full of friends...

Overall it was a great way to end weeks of planning, and late night phone calls. Two very deserving and loving people had a wonderful, joyful day.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Pretty Picture

Is all I have to offer...

Things have been busy around here lately and I have some things to tend to this weekend so I won't be doing much sewing. But hopefully there will be some fun news to share on Monday! And possibly a new project... if I have time...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Have Neglected the Sewing Machine

For the past few days the sewing machine has been calling my name, screaming actually, but I have been busy... reading.

Several years ago a friend of mine recommended 'The Time Traveler's Wife'. Said it was a great book and thought I would love it. Well it remained on my 'you need to buy this book' list for a couple of years... then it remained on the bookshelf for an additional year. However, I picked it up 2 days ago and didn't put it down till I finished it!

The writing is astounding and the general storyline is unbelievable. I love to read, and usually walk away saying that it was a good book, worth the time. Rarely do I walk away still tied up in the emotions of the book. The book grabs you, and pulls you in.

Obviously I am still reeling from the book. The best part was that you didn't know how it would end. I usually start a book and know where it is going... the couple will end up happily ever after, the villian will be caught etc. But this book I was completely clueless! You spend the entire time wondering how it could possibly end! (And it does end good!)

Well shortly after finishing the book, watching tv late at night I saw a very interesting trailer... the book has been converted into a movie.... coming out on August 14th!!!!! I will definitely be going to see this one, I just hope it lives up to the book!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Upcoming Projects

Fun things I have been storing away until I found a free moment! I can't take credit for any of these ideas, they have been found all over and sadly I wasn't paying attention to where I got them from.

I am always helping with showers; wedding or baby; and this is a GREAT idea!

I love this apron. I enjoy having people over for get togethers and it's always hard to be finishing up cooking and not get your clothes dirty! This apron would keep things clean... and be just as cute as the outfit!

Okay... who isn't in LOVE with this rug! and I actually can give credit for this one! Natalie Malan did a great job with this!

And since it is July, and we all know that Christmas is right around the corner-- This is something else I want to do! I adore this design.

And last but not least something new that is in the store! I love this crib set, and it is a custom order! So if you have a little one on the way come on over to the store!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Secret Quilt

So I have mentioned several times that I have been working on a secret project... and now that the owner has recieved her gift I can share it with all of you! Needless to say her favorite color is orange. She loves it and it is currently residing in its new home, slung over a chair for easy access. She even used it the first night she had it!

The back had to be expanded in two directions, so I used two pieces side by side of the back fabric, and then did a row of blocks from the front to extend lengthways...

This very important square is in memory of the recipient's mother who passed away a little over a year ago. The chair the quilt is on is purple- and was her mothers...

Now for just a few close up looks!

The pattern for this quilt was found at:
Thanks Allison for a great quilt!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Been Busy!

The sewing machine has been humming away since I last posted! Here are some things it has created...

Travel case for the curling iron or flat iron... great protection for the iron as well as the clothes!

A new quilt- and my favorite so far. I have to find a better way to take pictures though...

A much needed new ironing board cover...

And a baby quilt with some fun fabrics that I found.
All is now listed in the etsy store! Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am helping someone move... but I am sure some sewing will get done!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

More Quilts... As Promised

Proof that the reason I haven't been blogging is due to the massive amount of work being done!

This quilt was commissioned by a good friend. It's about 6 feet long, so it makes for a good curl up and watch a movie quilt.

I have to be honest here... I loved these fabrics and decided I had to make a quilt out of them. Its going in the shop seeing as I don't have room for it here.

One of my friends had a baby not too long ago and this is a gift to him. I only found out after the quilt had been done, that I picked the exact colors that are going to be in his room! Lucky Me!

This final quilt was done for the shop. It's a baby quilt, but bright and summery! I LOVE the fabrics.

As of right now, I have the secret quilt top done, and I love it! On top of that I have a jelly roll quilt waiting as well as a coin quilt... and now I have to go so I can get to work!

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work We Go......

Things have been very busy around here lately! I finished these quilts and a number of others that I will be loading up later. Right now I am in the process of quilting the top of a secret project... once the recipient has the gift, I will post pics on here! Hope everyone is having a great 4th!