Thursday, February 25, 2010

A new addition...

Her name is Butterscotch. She is a stray that I'm trying to rescue. I have been feeding her for a week and she has been inside twice. The last time she spent about 8 hours inside, mostly curled up on a pillow watching me sew, before begging to go outside. You can't tell by these photos but her fur is so matted that she will need to be shaved. She is a very loving cat, I sure hope that she sticks around.





Lizzy has pajama day at school tomorrow and to stop her from taking the boy cars blanket that she is so attached to, I'm going to entice her with a girly quilt. So this is what I did yesterday while butterscotch looked on. The pillow is now stuffed and the binding is half way sewed on. This is the fasted I've ever put together a quilt.



I also started a scrap quilt, that I've titled "How small is too small?"



I actually got alot done yesterday considering that I'm sick and I had 2 sick kiddos.



Lots of Popsicles at my house!



Tip: The best thing for a sore throat: chips or fries, and soda. Just try it. The carbon really gets your throat wet, and the salty and crunchy chips/fries scraps the "Yuck" of your throat.

~Maranda

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in

Happy Sunday to you! I hope everyone is having a relaxing day. Strangely I am. I'm catching up on blogs while enjoying hot tea. I share a house with a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old, so this is a rare moment. Right now JJ is playing video games and Lizzy is taking a bubble bath, which she does 2-3 times a day but I got her to quit going to bathroom in her pants just so she could take a bath, now she says "Mom can I take a bath since I didn't go in my pants" Too funny.

Friday Night Sew In

I had so much planned but Friday was a day from hell for me. First I locked my keys in the car and then my bank denied my check at Walmart because they wanted me to verify my account. Now its embarrassing when this sort of thing happens, but its horrible when you have the money. I still don't understand why they didn't just call or send a letter or something, freezing my account seems a little extreme. With all this I didn't get to sewing until 10:30pm.

Here's what I did:












I even had vintage thread.

And here it is. Beautiful, right? I found this quilt at a thrift store for $5. I was truly happy. I also cut circles, tutorial coming soon.

~Maranda

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Be like mommy" & a finish!!!

Yay I finally finished another quilt. (Which I haven't done in 6 months) It measures 28 1/2in. by 28 1/2 in. It's such a bright quilt but the picture didn't pick up on it because of our lack of sun these days:(



















Ok now to the title of this post. "Be like mommy" that's what my daughter told me the other day, that she wanted to be like mommy and sew. Awe! So I grabbed some supplies and she set to work on a heart with "her letter" in it. She really enjoyed it so tomorrow we are off to the fabric store to put together her own sewing box. *Warning I went a little overboard with the pictures but I just couldn't be a favorite.
Lizzy: age 3



















Is she not the cutest ever?
~Maranda