January 26, 2011

2 years ago today....

We were waiting for this little guy.

9 lbs 4 oz
20 inches
Today 01/26/11
28 lbs 2 oz
36 inches

And as you can see, he's quickly catching up to Miss Em. She measured in at 5'3.5" this morning. 9 1/2 people - she's only 9 1/2. Their daddy doesn't have a chance. He's only 5'6".

Happy Birthday little buddy! We love you so much and you've made our family more chaotic, crazy, loud and most of all fun.

Tonight we will celebrate with dinner out and then his big party will be on Sunday.

Love Momma, Emma & Daddy

January 17, 2011

Big Thanks!!

A HUGE THANKS goes out to Jen at MissPunkiePie! She helped this less-computer savy girl change her background on the ol' blog! Now that I know how, I might change it up more often. Just trying this one out for grins since Valentine's Day is coming up....Never know - might change it tomorrow to something else. Anyway - that is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders - thanks again Jen.

So my long weekend turned into a weekend of sick parents, sick kids, and tons of laundry. Stomach virus can go now - thank you very much. But in between all of the madness, I did manage to get this little top finished and ready to be quilted. It's a baby quilt for my boss's daughter who is expecting a baby boy in April. All of the fabrics came from my stash! YES! And the backing is a cute sheet that I purchased awhile back from a local thrift store that will match perfectly. Sadly I didn't think to take a picture of it. Oh well - when it's done I will. But it's white with tan, brown, navy and light blue skinny stripes. Should be very cute.

Don't tell anyone, but I'm secretly glad to be at work today - away from all the fever and throwing up. Does that make me a bad mom? 4 days was enough. Momma loves you Em & Malek! You too Daddy!

January 12, 2011

So not computer savy - HELP NEEDED

Am I missing something?? I'm college educated but for the life of me can't figure out how to change the background for my blog. Is there anyone out there that can help me? I'm sure you all see the lovely little reminder over in the top left corner from Shabby Blogs that codes need to be updated by the end of January.

Well, I've clicked over to where it says to update the codes, blah, blah, blah.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Ok at this point I'm pretty much dozing off.

Their directions and all the other directions from google aren't getting me anywhere.

Is there anyone out there that can help me? My blog is thru Blogger.

Thanks Blog Buddies!

January 10, 2011

The Machine Is Up and Running

WOW - first off - snow in Texas!! Not much, but enough to cause excitement in our house with the little ones. We even got to build a fire last night!! That was alot of fun. Didn't have marshmellows for s'mores though - darn. Next time!
I finally got my booty in gear and while Malek took a nap Saturday. I tackled my sewing room nightmare. Here are the after results. I am so glad I finally put on my big girl panties and tackled it. Gives me such a sense of calm to start new projects in a somewhat more organized environment.

For some odd reason, I woke up Sunday morning with my gut telling me I NEEDED to make one of these clever little plastic bag holders. So I did! So quick and simple.

I was also able to finish one of the last of my Christmas projects for my aunt. Matching pillows to go with the first quilt my mom ever made. I didn't get to see her over the holidays so finishing them late wasn't too much pressure on me. Hope to see her soon though. I'm sure she will love them.

And this little pile of pretty is a project for my step-mother's birthday next month! So far 2011 - I'm on schedule!!!

So it's Monday - Stella's got her groove back and let the sewing continue!!

January 06, 2011


Emma - circa Halloween 2004 (no reason - just cuz she was so darn cute)

So what are your thoughts on swaps? I've only done a couple of block swaps but never a whole (doll) quilt swap. But everytime I see the results on all those "popular" blogs, it makes me a little jealous that I wasn't in on it. Until now. I just signed up for my first Doll Quilt swap over with Christine at Once Upon a Quilt. It should be starting up soon and I'm super excited. She's already scheduled 2 swaps and maybe more after that if we are still interested.

So this got me to wondering.......would any of you out there like to do a swap? Maybe something small scale, say a mug rug swap or a block swap? If so, leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts and I'll get the ball rolling. I need something to keep me in the quilty mood because it's a proven fact that quilting reduces your blood pressure and helps you sleep better. And we know I could use some of both!

January 05, 2011

I'm buried and can't dig out....

This is why I haven't blogged about anything quilty since Christmas. THIS is how my sewing room currently looks. Actually, I just got brave enough to open the doors this morning to take this picture. Sad I know, but soon I plan on getting back out there and busting a move and get it all cleaned back up and put away only to start about 92,000 more projects for 2011.

Actually it pretty much looks like this at any given time of year, but especially heinious at Christmas.

But on a good note....this is the bestest Christmas present my momma got me! Now I can SAFELY transport my machine to her house or my friend Susie's house when we have "sewing parties". Yeah happy day! I was a very good girl this year! Thanks Mom!

So, promise to you all to get my act together and get sewing again!!