Thursday, August 27, 2015

9 Things Since We Last Met

It's been 9 days since we last met so here are 9 things that happened during our separation.

1- We acquired Tsum Tsums. We are now those people. There have been even more since this picture was taken.
2- We've gone to three run club days.
3- We ended up back in the hospital.

4- I knit a Christmas stocking while hanging out in the hospital.
5- I worked on a sweater for Kent.
6- I made a Mailchimp account (more on that in the next couple of days).
7- I played A LOT of Mario Galaxy.
8- I made a Hello Kitty dress for my niece. Untitled
9- Finally, today I finished all of the blocks for my baby Broncos quilt. Untitled
What have you done in the last 9 days?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Just Your Average Monday

Lorelai is off school for the next three weeks and terrorizing us all. Just kidding but, I do think she is pretty bored. There is a lot of structure at school and we don't do a whole lot around the house, especially with Kent fresh home from the hospital.

She came up behind me while I was blogging and asked if this was my "sewing log". Haha, yes this is where I write about my sewing adventures. Well now she wants to have a blog too.
So now she does :) You can follow her story over at Kid Wonder Woman Sews, I've got the button there to the side---->
As you can imagine setting up a blog took up most of my day.
Now that she has a blog to talk about her sewing she is in more of a rush to get sewing but her machine wasn't working so I spent another little while sorting that out.
One I got the machine opened to see what was going on it was actually a quick fix. Thank goodness.
I once thought, "Oh it'll be so fun if Lorelai gets into sewing we can sew along together happy as can be!" Haha, it actually takes quite a bit of time from my own sewing but oh well. I still am thrilled that she wants to try doing the things I do and enjoys it.

It's lonely here in my corner of the sewing world with no sewing friends around but I'm grateful Em still takes me on her shopping trips. Lorelai was totally impressed that I was weighing in on Emily's fabric choices even though we are in two different states. Untitled

I spent much of the rest of my free time sorting out the rest of my knitting pattern for my nephews Christmas stocking and finding the pattern I want to follow for his baby quilt. Hopefully I get around to cutting that out today.

Oh and just for fun, Look at this grape I found while making my husbands lunch --->
We left it in the bunch for the kids to find.
Have a happy day all!
Do you have sewing friends near by?

What kind of machine do you use?

Do your kids steal your sewing time?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Time for Some Catching Up.

Kent and I spent all of last week at the Children's Hospital. He had surgery on Monday and it was a pretty tough recovery. I spent most of my time tending to his needs but there were a few quiet moments when he was asleep or happily watching a movie. During these quiet moments anxiety and stress would settle in and I would just ache to do something crafty. Ideally I would have sewn but I was all out of hand sewing projects. Fortunately, I have a baby nephew on the way and he is going to need a Christmas stocking in the next couple months so I was able to use this time to work on that.
For his parents I made Ninja Turtle Stockings and for his sis I made a San Francisco Giants stocking. For this future Broncos fan I am working on a Broncos stocking. I was able to finish the entire jersey portion of the stocking while we were in the hospital.

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We got to come home Friday and I spent the rest of that day tidying and sleeping and Saturday I worked on getting us all back to our normal routine. I must have been in a serious nesting mood because I made 15 Crock Pot freezer bag meals and I managed to fit them all into my tiny freezer!
Sunday the boys and I stayed home from church because the Dr doesn't want Kent going out and about for another week. He's feeling a lot better and was happily entertaining himself so when Mark went down for a nap I pulled out my sewing machine and got started on a new baby quilt! I finished the quilt top last night and I am finally starting to feel like me again! Untitled
Oh! I hit a pin and it didn't break my needle but I did have to open up my machine to fish the broken bit back out.

Have you had a child stay at a Children's Hospital?

Freezer meals? Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Do you pull out your pins or sew over them?
I try to pull them out. I missed one this time.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My Patterns on Craftsy

Hey all. This year since Mark was born has flown past and tons of things have happened. A few that I feel I should catch you up on.

I stumbled into the world of instagram quilting and it has introduced me to so many new things! I've been sewing lots of mini quilts for IG swaps and that has been awesome. I've made tons of new sewing friends, learned new skills and acquired a lot of new goodies. I also learned of a methond called paper piecing. Machine paper piecing. This method is fantastic and opens up a whole new world of detailed sewing. I've enjoyed it so much I've even created a few my own and put them up for sale on Craftsy.

The first one I made was Tinkerbell!

I designed this Tinkerbell for a swap I was in and I couldn't find a Tinkerbell that matched my idea in my head.
After Tink I made Wonder Woman, Super Girl, and Bat Girl for my Lorelai. These three are available on Craftsy individually or as a group.
They were fun to make and seem to appreciated by the masses ;) I feel like Tink needs a fairy friend and I've got an idea in my head for full bodied super heroines. We'll see what I can come up with.

Yesterday was kind of a lazy day. I opened up an exciting email first thing in the morning and couldn't think about anything else the rest of the day. IMG_6184
The Sew Pro Convention! Even Brett thinks I need to go. Yes! Just waiting for pay day (ToMoRRoW!) to register. So many more details on that as time goes on. I think Emily should go too ;)
I watched my friends baby while she worked yesterday. Kent says he loves having babies to take care of and Lorelai was upset that our baby friend went home before she got home from school. He spent a lot of time sitting on this laundry bag full of PVC pipes.

Finally my friend just got back from a visit to Utah and she said while she was there she just HAD to pick up some milk. Seriously? She said we had to try it, it's root beer milk! It was an instant hit at our house.

Tell me, do you like the patterns you've seen?

What other patterns would you like to see?

Anyone else dying to go to Sew Pro?

Ever tried root beer milk? Would you want to?