Saturday, January 9, 2010


Here I come! Last time I went to Disneyland I was eleven. I was at the age where I was too cool for little kid stuff so I really didn't enjoy it. My memories include: waiting in line for an hour and a half for the Roger Rabbit ride which was really lame, being really excited to ride the Matterhorn and Tea Cups which were both closed, and standing in line at Splash Mountain behind some Europeans with long arm hair that smelled like B.O. Not the best memories. I remember feeling disappointed with it. I haven't been back since then. When I got married I married into a family that is full of Disneyland fanatics. All of them buy annual passes every year and make it a point to go at least 3 or 4 times. When I first heard of all this nonsense I was like, "What is the big deal? I didn't really love Disneyland." They were all in shock and horror of my indifference to the "Happiest Place on Earth". So when my husband graduated from University his graduation gift, was of course annual passes to Disneyland. We are leaving this Sunday and will be there till Thursday. I have to admit I am really excited about going. Maybe it is being older now and wanting to feel like a kid again or maybe it is being surrounded by people who love Disneyland. Whatever it is I am excited. So wish me luck because I hope round two at Disneyland is all it is cracked up to be. Any suggestions on things we should do? Places to eat?

I will give a full report when I get back. Maybe I could even find a cool quilt shop out there.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Was anyone else disappointed they missed the Modern Siggy Swap over at P.S. I quilt? I was totally and utterly gutted. I kept following Rachel's posts waiting for more information and when I did see that she posted about it, I clicked to go and sign up only to have already been beaten to it. I was shocked that it filled up so fast. I guess I shouldn't have been though Rachel is pretty popular in the quilting world. What I loved most about this siggy swap is that it was such an easy block. Maybe we should hold our own siggy swap. What do you think?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today I turned 27. I had a wonderful birthday and received a wonderful package from my mother in the mail complete with this fabric. I love it. Perfect for my little man. I can't wait to cut into this fabric. The pattern it came with is to die for too. I think my favorite part is the backing. It is the fabric behind the tool panel. It has dump trucks, cement trucks, rollers, bulldozers, scrapers, escavators and many more. Since we are a construction family this is perfect for our little guy who is growing up around all this heavy equipment. My husband loves the fabric and wanted me to cut into it tonight. But I thought i should share it with you first.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Spin on the Bookkeeper

Many of you have seen this beautiful creation by Kimberly Walus of BittyBitsandPieces. The Bookkeeper was featured on the Moda Bake Shop last May and instantly I wanted to do one for my MIL. I finally got around to it this holiday for her Christmas present. This was my spin on her design. I have to say I was really pleased with out it turned out but I think my MIL loved it more than I did. She is a pretty fashionable lady so the shoe applique was perfect. Do you love the applique shoe on the front?

The inside.
I think the only thing I would have done different now is added a magnet or button to secure the flap.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Getting Started!

So I thought I would start this blog to keep track of all my sewing adventures and to follow all my sewing idols. I am relatively new to the sewing world. I wanted to pick up a hobby to do in my spare time as a new mom. I was sorely wrong when I thought I would have loads of time now that I am staying home with my little man. My day is filled with changing diapers, feedings, tickle sessions, tummy time, baths and trying to keep up with our little apartment. However, I am collecting lots of great fabric and learning to manage my time so I can whip out the sewing machine. I sewed quite a few gifts over the holidays. More to come on that later though. For all of you stay at home moms how do you find the time to sew?