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Friday, May 22, 2009

Show and Tell Friday~Hand Held Memories~ Memory Quilt

I just completed this last night. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. My friend at http://www.thecutesymom.com/Blog.html embroidered the border on this for me. I am swimming with tons of ideas of how to team up with her on other items.

For now, Enjoy the quilt. Also notice the special detail...that each hand is a different size to match the picture of the child it belongs to. ♥

Also, I have a treasury going on at Etsy. It's a Creation Theme, and I would love it if anyone would give it some love! ♥ http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=54715

To see what others are showing and telling about please visit Kelli at There's No Place Like Home!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby Shower Game at The Virtual Baby Shower

More Fabulous Prizes are to be had at Comfort Joy Designs . Trust me, it's WORTH trying to win these prizes!

This game is captioning a silly picture. Come on over and give it a try! :)


Mad Libs Game on A Viritual Baby Shower

This is a Baby Shower Game of Mad Libs at Comfort Joy Designs....

The prizes include cool gifts like

A Thermoscan Thermoniter
Pajama Grams
A Gift Certificate to "Maggie Maternity"
And 9 Candles from "Childish"

So Here is my entry for the contest:

New Baby

(I Cannot Believe it)! gasped New Daddy. It was (9:00pm) and baby was awake for the (14th) time today. New Mommy had been (dutifully) (folding laundry), but rushed to check on New Baby. "No, no," said New Daddy, who had been relaxing by (cleaning his guns). "I'm always (ready) to help with the baby. I'll go." New Mommy was (relieved), since this was only the (1st) time that New Daddy had offered to help. In fact, New Daddy was more inclined to snack on (Pizza and IBC Root Beer), while sitting on the (Three Headed Couch), watching (24). New Mommy knew that she should (gratefully) accept, because New Daddy might not offer again!

Now Go Play! :)

Virtual Baby Shower!

Deborah over at Comfort Joy Designs is have a virtual Baby Shower for her sister in law who gave birth to her second son. Please hop on over there and join the fun! There are TONS of great giveaways...and fun games to play!

Click on the button Below!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sweetie's Pillow

When I went to buy my new serger, the kids had to wait a pretty long time. And poor tiny boy had a fever. :(

As we were waiting....a nice lady in the Husqvarna dealership gave the girls a generous "scrap" of embroidered fabric.

They were *SO* thrilled! And to boot, it matches their room's decor! :)

So the other day, Sweetie and I worked on her pillow. After working all afternoon and most of the evening (with a little break in between) here is the finished product:

The Front of the pillow
The back....which was a scrap from my stash

And Bean had to get in the picture too! We work on her's next! :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fabric Hair Bows

Some new Pretties are being offered on Etsy for an unbeatable price. $3.50! You won't find these adorable hair bows at Wal-Mart! Little girls LOVE these. Two customers have received these bows, and they both have said that their little girls ADORE the bows....that it makes them feel special.
And my little girls think they are the best thing too! ♥

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Got a New Toy!!!

My sweet........ understanding......... husband....(dreamy sigh).....

Well, he gave me a wonderful gift of a brand spanking new serger!

This is what he got me:

I went "Serger" comparison shopping yesterday. First I went to the Bernina sewing center, then I went to Joanne's and looked at their Husky Lock put out by Husqvarna.

I already have a Interlude 445 Viking! (Whoop Whoop!) so I am famliar with the product. (By the way, I have had my Viking for three years and *nothing* has gone wrong with it. Whereas my brother would give me fits every time I sewed with it)

Well, Viking had their almost the top of the line serger's on sale for the same price as Bernina's bottom of the line serger...and Bernina's wasn't computerized either!

When I went to Joannes, (where I purchased my baby lock serger 11 years ago) they called the repair department and told them that finding the part to fix my serger would be difficult...and I needed one fast!

I get to pick up my new toy on Thursday! ♥

Here is the description on Husqvarna's website:

Huskylock 910
Sewing is fast, easy, and fun with the right tools. Combine the speed and professional finish of your Huskylock with the versatility of your Husqvarna Viking sewing machine for unlimited creativity.
The 2/3/4- thread Huskylock 910 features the exclusive Sewing Advisor. The Sewing Advisor instantly sets the best stitch length and differential feed, recommends thread tension, needle and more for perfect results. Simply enter the weight and type of fabric you are sewing and the technique you want to sew, the rest is automatic.
Overlock with no waves or puckers on knits and specialty fabrics thanks to the differential feed. Simply turn the differential feed dial to achieve smooth, even results for any technique on any fabric from sheers to knits to wovens. Turn the dial again for speed gathering. It’s that easy!
Choose from 11 pre-programmed stitches and 6 built-in fabric types. Better yet, program your own settings for specialty techniques on either model and store them in one of 50 personal memories for future use.
For piecing quilts, set your Huskylock to a perfect scant 1/4" seam allowance and begin sewing. You’ll never run out of bobbin thread.The 910 also has the specialty thread guide for decorative threads. Finish and embellish any type of fabric.