October 28, 2010

Uncle Bud turns 44 & Making Our Christmas List

Happy Birthday Robert aka Uncle Bud!!

Monday my big brother turned 44! So last night we gathered for a little dinner and gift givin'. Of course I had to make him one of my ultra-cool steering wheel covers - ala skulls of course. Seems to double as a French beret too!

When we got home, the Toys R' Us Christmas Big Book had come in the mail. Immediately, the kids had it down on the footstool looking through all of it's greatness trying to choose everything they wanted for Santa to bring them this year.
Malek was REALLY into it.
Emma asking him which bike was his favorite. Little did I know that he was a little TOO into it. Too into it so much that he didn't let his daddy put a new diaper on him before they started looking through it!
Hope everyone has a safe & Happy Halloween this weekend.
Stay tuned until next week - Post #100 is a-comin' and so will a giveaway!!

October 26, 2010

#3 of 28...29...30...I lose count


And how cute is it?? I call it - Pink Lemonade!
This is one of many that I'm making for the ladies that my grandmother shares a lunch table with at her nursing home. This one in particular is for her roommate Miss Lavern. I'm sure she is going to love it!

Love late night sewing.....

OH!! Stay tuned in the days/weeks to come - I'm about to hit my 100th post!! And that my friends is call for a celebration! Time for a giveaway! Check back and let's see what that's all about.

October 25, 2010


Took the kids to the pumpkin patch this weekend....again. There were many more pumpkins this time around. Was all fun and games til it started to downpour! It was a fun experience anyway.

And then we carved our pumpkins....
Oh and here's a teaser regarding Malek's Halloween costume!

October 22, 2010

#2 Christmas Project Done - Check!

Notice the time on the clock.... that's not daytime either!

Christmas project #2 done! Yeah! I just get a RUSH after I watch Project Runway and HAVE to sew - no matter the time....obviously. hehe

October 18, 2010

OMG!! First Ever Tutorial!!

I'm please to present to you my First Ever Tutorial!! Tell me whatcha think! I hope you all like it and make up tons of them. Think about it! Just about every adult you know has a car. No matter where you live, whether it's hot or cold, every steering wheel could use one of these! Jazzes it up a bit don't ya think?

So without further ado..Purpleheart Ori"Jenn"als presents:

The String Block Steering Wheel Cover Tutorial

You'll need this 1/4 circle template too. If it doesn't allow you to click on it to enlarge, just leave me a comment and I'll email it to you. Blogger is giving me all kinds of fits today!

It takes a couple of seconds to post cuz it's CHUCK full of step by step photos! So just bear with me.

October 13, 2010

State Fair of Texas

We went to the State Fair on Monday and boy did we have a great time. Nana even got to come along with us. This was Malek's first time and Emma's 3rd. She hasn't been since she was about 2 so it was like going for the first time all over again for her too.
giant tractors.....

baby giraffes.....

baby donkeys (or as Emma used to call them - Honkeys)

baby camels and big camels - check out those lashes!!

and baby piggies!!

And here's Malek trying to decide whether to share the kibble with this goat. Yes - my son ate goat kibble.

First and last ride Malek rode.....

This is his new "CHEESE" face.

Assuming the "CHEESE" face with his Nana.

3 Generations....

running thru the water....

The Original Big Tex Head.

And poor Emma after we made her schuck corn all day....no posing - really. This is what she looked like by the end of the day.

And that's why I only have 2 quilt pics. Kids were DONE by this point.

But at least I got a picture of this cute baseball quilt. I must have been channeling the Rangers!! Congrats to my Arlington, Texas Rangers on winning the ALDS!!! Bring on them Yankees!!
At least the night ended happily!

Halloween's a-comin'! What are you dressing up as?
Here's a little hint for what I'll be whipping up for my two - ARRRRGGGGHHH!
Also - Happy Birthday Momma!!! Can't wait to celebrate on Friday!!

October 07, 2010

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe that it's been 3 weeks since my last post. Shame on me. Well, life goes on....Our offices moved a couple of weeks ago so it's taken me some time to get things settled and by the time I get home, I'm wiped out! At least we've started to have some cooler temps here! YEAH!! I LOVE waking up to temps in the 50's!! At least I finally finished the Mary Engelbreit quilt for my former co-worker that is now going thru radiation for her brain tumor. I hope to drop it off this week. I hope she likes it!! Here are a few pics. Sorry for the blackouts on the label - got to protect the innocent. hehe

I just did some simple horizontal quilting between each row and then in the middle of the red border. Just enough to hold it all together and then added some buttons throughout to further the ME feel of it all.