Monday, May 23, 2011

Donation Quilts

Kylie was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom (HLHS) which is a rare and complex heart defect present at birth and has a low survival rate. Kylie is now 2 1/2 and is going in for her 3rd heart surgery in the next few weeks.

My sister helped organize a fund raiser to help with medical bills. Kylie really likes pink and purple, so I put this quilt together for her. Hopefully it will be a little comfort to her.

I put this quilt together for them to use for a raffle or auction during their event.

Kylie, we wish you the best. We'll be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Going Private

Getting things ready to get back to this whole blog thing and decided to go private with my family blog. If you'd like to have access, please leave a comment with your email or send me an email. Thanks so much and I'm looking forward to be posting about our lives again.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Welcome Baby

Meet my little guy!

Everything went well and Gavin is just perfect! He will be 4 weeks old on Monday, I can't believe it has been 4 weeks already. This little guy, and his sisters, is where all my time has been these last few weeks.

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and have had a wonderful start to the New Year!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Embroidered Wallhanging

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here is the wallhanging/table topper I put together for my 'Pollyana' on the HGTV board. I posted about these embroidered blocks earlier in the year.
Here is a closeup of one of the blocks.

I sent it off to its new home earlier this week. I hope my polly likes it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Maternity Pics

Hello Everyone!
Some time has passed since my last post, and just want to share that things at home are improving. Everyday has its own set of challenges, but we're getting through a day at a time.

I have a friend that does photography and she had me over earlier this week for a photo shoot. Here are a couple of my favorites... can see a few more on her site. Alicia Kinne Photography She did headshots of my girls last summer, you can see them on her site as well. They are the 3 girls that pop up together at the top of her site.
Thanks Alicia, I enjoyed our visit and you always do such a great job!

This baby boy still has no name but should be making his appearance on the 20th of December. I can't believe the time is so close, but I'm so excited as well.

Some of my friends on the HGTV board have been throwing a baby shower for me. I have been receiving packages and things from them here and there over the past few weeks. I should have a post about that soon. :c) Thanks all, for everything!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crazy Dayz & D9P

Hello everyone....I am hanging in here and trying to keep my girls in some sort of normalcy. Our household life has changed over the past handful of weeks. Without going in to detail, my husband has decided to move out and isn't sure if he will be back or not. It has been hard, is still hard, but the days seem to be getting better? not sure if that's the right word, but the girls and I are slowly figuring things out.

Anyway, with that said, I haven't been down in the sewing room much lately at all. My sister, Summer, has a friend that go married a week ago and she made them a quilt. So for the past few weeks, she has come over and gotten be down in the sewing room to help her get it put together. It was good therapy for me, just wish I could get down there a little more often on my own. Maybe one day I'll be able to again. We will be moving back into our old house the first part of December and then this little baby boy will be arriving a few weeks later. So it may not actually happen, on a regular basis anyway, for a few months.

Here is the finished quilt all rolled up and ready to be gifted.

Here it is draped over the back of the couch.

We used 3 of the colors for the binding and I think it turned out super cute. We did a disappearing 9-patch pattern and added a couple of plain borders. There is just an all over meander stitch for the quilting. The couple loved it and told my sister "it looks professional." :c)
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Changing The Way...

...I shop for fabric.

The time has come and we now know what flavor of baby we have coming to our family in December. Our appointment was on Friday and we are very clearly going to be welcoming a little BOY to our home. I think the shock is finally starting to fade as we were pretty sure it was going to be another girl.

Looks like I have some sewing to do before this little guy arrives as everything in our house is pink or has pink somewhere in it. I was doing a quick look at the Fat Quarter Shop and came across this FQ pack.
Sports, dogs, monkeys, I think it is just cute...and look...not a drop of pink in there. :)