Friday, August 14, 2009

getting in the mood for going back to school!

Love this Felt play food I stumbled upon- and the give away blog by Kathryn on her Grosgrainfabulous blog.
I am hoping to post more often as life becomes even more busy!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I thought this was interesting and fun!

Stolen from Poppy

Things you've already done: bold

Things you want to do: italicize

Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog.

2. Slept under the stars. Does a nap count? then I headed for the tent!

3. Played in a band. Does Rock Band the game count?
4. Visit Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world. At age 35 with my kids!.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis. No thanks, I will just look!
10. Sang a solo (in the shower).
11. Bungee jumped see # 9.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. Kniting!.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables. did this as a kid
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community
36.Taught yourself a new language. does Pig latin count?
37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied. hmmm
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person.
41. Sung Karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
.47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistene chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt Does doll size count?
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life.
.90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby. Three!
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
Nice list- maybe I will add a few.........

Monday, November 17, 2008

Doll quilt swap update

I received my first swap quilt in the mail today- I was not expecting it as I thought it was a book I had ordered and it was sooooo much better than a book!

I quickly unwrapped the tissue and realized I should have documented the moment, but I couldnt go back! It is a gorgous quilt with a super little snail in the corner! The blocks are in my favorite colors and the back is even great! In the package was also a pack of beads for my next knitting project- What motivation to get back to that and practice!

Thank you Maggie! It is so special, I will hang it on the wall in Cordelia's room!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I blinked, and then she was 4!

One day at a impromptu stop at a little old fashion bakery that I used to go to with my dad when I was a little girl, Cordelia spied a Doll cake on the display shelf. I told her my Auntie Val made me a cake just like that when I was a little girl. She asked many questions about the cake as we sat and ate our bismark. "Dad, do you think they sell those cakes here?" "Mom, do you know how to make one of those cakes?" " What do you think the recipe is, Mom? " Do they bake the doll in the oven?" "Do you eat the Doll?" And Finally, "I am having a birthday SOON, Do you think You could make me a DOLL cake, Dad?"
I told my Sweets, that I could not make her that cake but, our good friend Kim was a baker of great cakes, MAYBE she could bake one for you! "Mom,....Could we call her?" "Mom, do you have your cell phone with you?" "Do you know Kims number, Mom?"

So, I dialed the number and Cordelia left a message for Kim, who later needed translation- all she could make out was some thing about a cake and her 4 year old birthday party.

The cake arrived- Kim spent many hours on the cake and great efforts to find the right doll. The first Cinderella doll was too tall and the cake went only to her knees.

It was a beautiful cake for a very excited 4 year old! Thank you Kim- she will dream of this for a long time and probably tell her children about the doll cake she had for her 4 year old birthday!

my first quilt !

I was afraid to cut the fabric, but once I had a layout in mind, I took the chance. Then the hard part was figuring out what to sew first and make it look like my sketch.

Here it is in progress- Good thing for digital film- then I will be able to replicate it!!

First block finished! I love this new hobby!!!
I hope my swap partner will like it!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

DSQ5--hoping these match!!!

Here is the fabrics I have picked out for the Doll Quilt Swap 5! I didnt have a stash as this is my first quilt, so I expected to just pop in with my note book and quickly pick out a few fabrics.

Well, 2 hours later I was still looking for an inspiration piece! It was a bit overwelming to say the least( But very fun!)
My daughter helped me pick out the quilt fabrics and she is quite good at it! When in doubt ask a 4 year old!

The wavy pattern was my inspiration for my partner who likes bold and vivids :O) I sure hope they like it! Now for the scary part... cutting!

I have searched many patterns and layouts online and found a few magazines... but not being able to decide on one design, I ended up sketching out a design that combines a few ideas I liked.
My Youngest went to bed for the last time as a 3 year old...................Good night, Sweetie, I will see you in the morning........when you are 4! Where does the time go!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Doll Quilt 5 swap...has begun!

I got my secret swap partner today-I am so excited but now very nervous that my inexperience in quilting will show. Maybe I will attempt 2 quilts simultaneously hoping the mistakes will be on the practice quilt! Best laid plans....
I am going shopping for material Friday, drawing plans, and virtual shopping.... so many options, so little time!
Work in progress posts are coming soon!