Published July 17, 2009
Just a little update. What was supposed to be an easy upgrade of a few things on the server turned into a complete disaster. My host had hardware failure – which in turn means I lost my website. They were able to restore my files from a backup – but the files are old – I am working now to get it back up to date! This is exactly how I envisioned spending my Friday night. LOL
Hope your weekend is off to a better start!!!!
Published July 17, 2009
Just wanted to give you a heads up that my host for my website is upgrading the server. I will be back online as soon as they finish which will hopefully be soon. Thanks!
Published July 14, 2009
That is actually one thing we didn’t learn on our tour of the Titan Missile Museum. (So my pictures on flickr were misspelled….until now.) It was a great tour. I’d recommend it if you’re in the area.
I didn’t get one single bit of sewing done this weekend. I have nothing to show you.
Last night I made sweet potato fries at home. I drizzled them with oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper and garlic powder then baked them for 30 minutes (flipping half way) and then broiled them to try and crisp them up. They tasted good but they were limp….so no pretty pictures. I’m going to try again. My plan next time is to par-boil them first. Then I’ll bake half in the oven and fry the other half. You know, to experiment and see what turns out best. (Did you know my mom is a science teacher? It’s all about experimenting!) Do you think frying them will negate all the added benefits of eating sweet potato fries?
A recent experiment has been adding spinach to our fruit drinks…and I must say that it has been successful! Haley didn’t mind the color change at all. It added tons of nutrients and didn’t change the taste one bit.
So there ya go – now you know how to spell missile – incase you didn’t know before.
Oh – and all Oliver & S patterns are on sale on my website. Totally unrelated, I know! But I thought you should know that too.
Published May 5, 2009
Do you see what I did with the title there? Ah – I crack myself up sometimes! Sew anyway, (see I did it again!) I wanted to tell you that I have a lot of new fabric listed!
These are just a few prints from the new line, Wildwood by Erin McMorris. It is fantastically fun! I seriously adore each print that has arrived. (Yes, more are coming. My orders keep getting messed up…and it’s not just one company so I figure it’s just my bad luck or something. If you want to ask for kindness from the fabric gods for me – that would be nice!)
Let me also introduce you to Red Letter Day by Lizzy House. I hope you’ll check out Lizzy’s blog, she has a picture of a free quilt pattern that will be released at Quilt Market. These are just a few of the prints – more will be here hopefully by the end of the week. (See aside above – same thing!) You can check out the New Prodcuts area of my website to see what else is new! Sew fun! (right?!?!? I’m crazy clever!)
I leave for Pittsburgh next week. Should be a fun time! How can shopping for fabric be anything but fun? Now that I have my laptop, I maybe even be able to update from the show. Oh – I shouldn’t promise things like that. My follow through tends to be pretty pathetic.
Oh – a couple more things – I have the new line from Patty Young, Mezzanine, up for pre-order. It is expected to arrive the end of June/ beginning of July. And if you use the code PATTY when you check out, you’ll get free shipping (US only) on pre-orders! (Including a Fat Quarter Bundle so you can sample the whole line!)
Also, you have probably already heard, but just in case you haven’t, Amy Butler’s Belle and Lotus lines are discontinued. They will not be printing any more! If there are any of the prints you really love, you should get them now. I also put Midwest Modern and Daisy Chain on sale for the rest of the month – so go grab yourself some Amy Butler! (Here is a big link right to her stuff!)
Hope you have a fantastic day! See you again soon
Published November 29, 2008
Silence ≠ inactivity.
Sorry for not including you in the hustle and bustle. Those of you who blog know how the blog can sort of overtake your life. (or maybe it’s just me!) You’re constantly thinking of the blog, you take weird pictures of diet coke, you write and rewrite posts and throughout the day you mumble “blog about this” and the post starts writing itself in your head. I don’t know that my blogging silence was an intentional step in regaining some normalcy in my life, but it feels kinda nice to know that life has gone on for you and me both even in my silence. Now to catch you up is a near impossibility…so it’ll just be a couple of highlights.
This was my first year doing a craft show as Above All Fabric. It was a ton of fun! (I brought the anti-wrinkle spray – clearly I forgot to use it. Geesh! I didn’t realize I was such a wrinkled mess!) I had one table (not enough room) to display samples, fat quarters, charm packs, ribbons, patterns…and kits.
KITS!!!! I’ll blog more about kits soon – and you can keep your eye on my website for a new section (aptly named) in the next couple of days.
At the show, I had great company! My friend Ariel helped man the booth. She also helped in the preparations the whole week before hand. I got to chat with my friend, Woolies who was “next door” to me. She’s always a riot! It was also fun to meet Gigi. Those of you who are fans of Sandi Henderson will recognize the Pinks and Needles pin toppers. Such a joy! (A crafting night is in the works – so stay tuned for that fun information.) Of course, this is not a comprehensive list – and so maybe I should have left it out….know that I enjoyed my time with all of you! (and Lisa, I am loving my bag!)
Thanksgiving: Where do I even begin? It was a great holiday with great food, family and friends. And I successfully managed to take a few days off. That is an accomplishment and something for which to be thankful! (My gut instinct tells me many of you can relate!) Now we’re out of pie – almost out of turkey, and I have to get back to the daily routine…and back to blogging!
Silent no more!
Published November 18, 2008
I have to warn you. You should be prepared. This post may bring that nasty green monster to the surface.
Look at this little beauty!
Okay – not feeling the jealousy yet? Maybe that’s cuz you don’t know what this little cutie is….
That’s right! It’s a grocery bag. And it folds up into itself for easy toting! And seriously, look at the fabric. I mean – could you find anything more perfect? It’s from Timeless Treasures. And yep, I have it for sale here – so you could cure your mean green streak and buy some fabric to make your own bags!
I used the pattern from Serendipity Studio. Her booth was super cute at Quilt Market. (And there are other patterns from her collection that I plan to test out soon!) I made the small size bag…but I’m thinking that later today the medium size will be made too. And what is even more fun is that the multiple sizes can nest inside of each other! Can’t you just imagine tons of fun fabric combos for this bag? Seriously, I’m gonna be the coolest person at the grocery store with my Dharma Reusable Bags. It’s okay that you’re jealous. I would be too.
(Ps. Yep – now that we’re in the house – definitely will be doing more sewing too!)
Published November 17, 2008
I’ve been thinking a lot about the things that will occupy my time now that we’re in the house. I have several thoughts, as usual, and I intend to share them with you periodically while we continue to unpack boxes. (The end is in sight!)
A little of this…
So – none of you probably care…but this is the new and improved picture that shows the WHOLE intersection. (It’s a real aerial of the intersection I got my ticket at.)
SO – if you PASS the bright yellow line after the light turns red (added for illustration purposes only…not there in real life) THEN you are running a red light because you are legally entering the intersection after the light turns red. On this particular intersection (the one I got a ticket from) there is 50 feet between the painted white stop line and the legal intersection… quite confusing…right? Hopefully you can understand it better now that you can see it. Of course, your state law may not be the same.
I will be quiet now about the traffic school stuff! Onto other things!
Published October 5, 2008
Q: How many people cry at traffic school?
A: At least one – that would be me!
Yeah, so listen….it’s not my fault. Genetically I am wired to cry at anything and everything. Happy? I cry. Sad? I cry. I cry and cry and cry – and sometimes I don’t even want to cry and I try to stop it, but I still cry. I can’t help it.
What would you do if your traffic school instructor was talking about a little 2 yr old he pulled out of a car crash? I have a 2 year old. This same 2 year old recently cut his head open because I forgot to re-buckle his car seat after moving it to a new location. I was not in a crash – I stopped at a red light – but I could have been in a crash…and that could have been my 2 year old that was dead. Yep, I cried and cried and cried. It wasn’t an uncontrolled sobbing, just tears streaming down my face.
I had to go to traffic school because I ran a red light and my picture was taken by a camera attached to the stoplight. I didn’t know I ran a red light, but after my 5 hours of schooling, I now understand the technicalities of red light running. Turns out the stop line or the cross walks are NOT part of the intersection – so even if you pass those while the light is green or yellow, you may still be running a red light. I’ll draw you a diagram if you want.
The truth is I am very glad that I had to go to traffic school – I learned a lot. My instructor was very knowledgeable and had a great perspective on the privilege of driving. So please, slow down – stay focused – drive safely. I don’t want any of our children (or ourselves) to be the victim of a completely preventable car collision.