Thursday, April 29, 2010


Just sharing something that is very special to me. My Nonnie's sewing cabinet...

and here she is posing with a Summer in the City charm pack in a tin box...yummy!

My Nonnie was my grandmother, but she was really more to me than my grandmother. Suffice it to say, she was more a mother to me in many ways than my own mother was, is, whatever. She passed away in December '08.

Nonnie taught me many to stand up straight for good posture, how to approach a group of people and introduce myself, how to cut up a whole chicken, the virtues of Wal-Mart (some of you may be cringing about that one)....and many more things I can appreciate without even knowing exactly what they were. But the big one, the thing that enriched my life beyond all the other lessons, was The Sewing Lesson. Nonnie very patiently taught me to read a pattern, transfer it to fabric (lots of pinning and marking), get it cut out, stitch pieces together with a 5/8" seam, press all seams (never skip that!), finish it out nicely, and then wear those crazy M.C. Hammer pants with pride!
I sewed a few things soon after that, but wasn't hugely interested...must have been distracted with Duran Duran, making my bangs bigger, going to the mall and hanging out with Jenny. Fast forward to the year 2000. The sewing addiction started simmering and I started making baby things...cloth diapers in fun prints, baby blankets bound in satin, burpcloths, wipies. And now here I am 10 years later still making fun baby stuff and discovering the awesomeness of quilting. Nonnie really loved it that I eventually became such an avid seamstress.
All this to pay a little honor to my greatly missed, amazing Nonnie.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

sunday stash

For a few months I have noticed 'sunday stash' blog posts and photos on flickr. Today I found the me some groups! I am now a sunday stasher : )
I have been in love with this collection since the photos from last fall's Quilt Market started trickling's Sandy Henderson's Meadowsweet. Of all the lines that rocked the QM, this was my fave. I finally gave in and purchased a few prints yesterday at OK Quiltworks...serious swoonin
g going on....

Friday, April 23, 2010

dancin' machine

Just a quick post for this morning. I realized I had not shared this on my blog and you guys gotta see this! My little white boy just happens to have a thang for Michael Jackson performances. And here he is...the one and only...Sammy!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


lookie what I just ordered from! I.can.not.wait!

did you all know about this stationery?

I discovered it when I was looking for this.....

Both of them are delightful and they're MINE...ALL MINE!

They will look glorious laying on my Nonnie's sewing cabinet next to my little stack of....

I've heard that this is a super cool book. Of course, it is...Denyse made it : )

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


just some pieces of my day...

a rockin' song while driving the babes to school...I like my inspirational music a little rough around the edges. Never Alone finds me where I am right it and turn it up loud!

Alex & Sarah brought home beautiful artwork from school this week...just have to share! These are totally getting framed and hung ASAP.

by Sarah...

by Alex...

Stopped in at a brick-n-mortar fabric (quilt) shop I had never been to and found something yummy...

...found myself completely smitten with the little spiderwebs and had to bring the charm pack home with me : )
If you're in OKC or nearby, the newly discovered quilt shop is The Savage Quilter on May. Yes I realize it's not a new shop...I'm prolly the last gal in town to find it ; )

lovely Amy Butler fabrics cut and ready for the rest of my little log cabin blocks.

And a better photo of the blocks completed so far for what will be my very 1st finished quilt!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 9, 2010


"Admitting you’re a quilter can be daunting: mention to someone at a party that you quilt and their eyes immediately scan the room, looking for someone they’re sure is a more scintillating conversationalist." -Linzee Kull McCray
I giggled when I read this bit of Linzee's Etsy Blog post on Modern Quilters at

Aren't these yummy? Here are the super cool blocks I received from my honeybees, way to go Beehive 1! You all are rockstars! Aren't these yummy?

Thank you Tiff, Michelle, Karen, Donna, Amber, & Jenni (blog TBA : )

So off I go now to crank out a few more of these lit
tle cuties...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Time to catch up here!
Easter was wonderful...beautiful weather, swanky outfits, family fun, lovely worship, smelly eggs.

The hubby, who (or is it whom) I also like to call Mr. Incredible, surprised me BIG TIME! After driving "the hoopty" for several months following the wreck that totaled my Honda Odyssey, I received my dream car...Rockin' Ruby. Boy, am I ever blessed!
I couldn't resist putting this around my tag plate thingy...also a
gift from Mr. Incredible.

As for my sewing and fabric addiction, lots of fun stuff happening there. Colorful baby bloomers & burpies and satin ruffle blankie just finished and delivered to my best customer (how did I forget to take photos?)

For round 1 of the little quilting bee I'm participating in, I completed and sent off 6 adorable whirlygigs to my fellow honeybees. See...aren't they so fun!?

So far I've received 4 blocks in my requested colors. I'll post a pic of all 6 when I receive the last 2. Now gearing up for round 2 with 6 new honeybees...such a blast!

In February, I started the OKC Modern Quilting Guild by way of I'm so excited to be connecting with modern quilters (so far no dudes in the group) and now maybe I can get this whole quilting thing figured out ; ) Thankfully the adorable Miss Erin joined me in leading the OKCMQG (boy, we need a cute little name to replace that!) Erin got the word out by way of Quiltworks (an awesome local quilt shop) monthly newsletter and we now have 48 members in our group...yeeeeehaw!
We are planning our first meeting for May. Interested in joining us or a MQG in your area? Check out those spiffy badges over there and click --->

Next on my sewing table...I cannot committ to anything so I won't even go there. I'll tell ya next time.

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