Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy {congratulations}

today was a {BIG} day for two of my most FAVORITE people in the whole wide world!
first it is mom's birthday!
i LOVE you mom and i am so very blessed to be your daughter. you make our hearts {SUPER} happy and as masyn said today, you are one of the fanciest grandma's we have ever known! we love you so very, very much. thanks for being the best mom, grandma and friend! love you!


today was also a {gigantic} day for a certain sixteen year old! he got his {DRIVERS LICENSE}!!! so fair warning, if you live nearby, look out he's out there! ;) he has been heard singing the song "freedddommm" today on several occasions and has repeated multiple times how {awesome} it is to finally have his license, because, as he shared with me earlier, he's been waiting for this day since he was {five}!!!

i love you both so very much. you are both awesome!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


"who wants a bath?!"
"ME!" she says raising her hand as high as it will go!

and to think, it wasn't too long ago she despised the water filled white thing!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oh Nuts!

this post is for you {denise}
oh skeptic one!!!
a week or so ago, my dad sent my a link to lehman's website.
while searching, i found a product called soap nuts. {"hmmm"} i said.
i've been wanting to make my own laundry soap.
(don't ask why & stop giggling denise!)
anyway...i decided to give the soap nuts a go. they came yesterday and today i went about my laundry and guess what!
i had {clean} laundry.
see. white whites!
so...if you want a more economical, chemical free alternative to the basic laundry detergent, give the nuts a try. (and yes, they work in front loader machines, that's what i have)

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my new favorite thing...

i'm soooo bad about adding labels to the backs of my quilts.
i always forget.
this time wasn't any different. made back, quilted quilt, forgot label!
but wait! the binding! i can add it into my binding.
quilt with label=fantastic!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

A {Scant} 1/4"

i have always preached the scant seam allowance in my classes.
i find that it makes a big difference, especially when piecing more difficult blocks.
amy, from diary of a quilter, has a fantastic tutorial on her blog. below are a couple pictures taken from her post, go here for the entire tutorial.

happy quilting!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Midnight Madness!!!

is all about the quilting
and the sharing!
and the food!
how stinkin cute is this spider pin cushion. adella's {cousin} made it! and look at the pumpkin margie made me! thanks margie! i LOVE it!!!
and of course, the cupcakes! gotta have cupcakes. i got the idea for the witches hat toppers here
oh and it is always about the {JOKES}
this time, the joke is in the stain!
{you had to be there, because it's not something i can repeat!}
let's just say that we all had a GREAT time!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some Halloween Decorations

i finally got the mess cleaned up.
i've had a hard time decorating this house, trying to find the right place for everything
took me {ten} years in the old house...

boy am i in trouble!

this last picture was inspired by carrie. she doesn't have a blog but boy i wish she did!

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Renee Plains came to Fat Quarters!

and i got to take a class from her!
how exciting!

{michelle & renee}

{one of the best pictures i've had taken of myself}

i {LOVE} this book! so many projects that i NEED to make!

and this was the project she taught. of course mine is still in the applique stage!

it was a great class and lea was even there!( i can't my link thingy to work so if you want to see lea's quilty stuff, go here...http://simplepleasuresrg2.blogspot.com/) i was super jealous because she won a super cute necklace made by renee :( {yeah for lea :)}
good times!

Trick or {TREAT}

and what a {treat} it always is to go to carrie's house!
she knows how to decorate and is by far one of the most talented people i know.
i'm blessed to call her my friend!

she let me take pictures to share her ideas with you.
hope you enjoy them as much as i do.

and if you think the outside looks good in the day, you should see it at night!

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