haha its how I feel some days!!

haha its how I feel some days!!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We're Moving!!

Yep, We're Moving...  doesn't seem real until you walk through the house. I love this house, and the memories we've made here. Our kids grew up in this house, they became young adults in this house, they brought their babies back to this house. I had to fight with the hubby to buy this house, we didn't fight-fight, but we did have some heated discussions about this house. It wasn't great looking at first, the walls had all been painted a really bad shade of brown, a brown that's associated with poo, it was that dull and ugly inside. The curtains in the living room were hung upside down, all the entrance doors (four to be exact) had the locks on backwards, there was white carpet on all the floors, the kitchen floors were Pergo laminate flooring, the den is the only room in the house were the wood was visible. But it had and still has great bones. I saw that right away, that and the big front yard and the big back yard and the big trees, lots of trees, it felt like we we're living in the country. It hasn't been easy letting go, giving into the fact that we're going to be starting over.

I've lived in Georgia since I was 6, I've lived in other places too, but kept coming back here, this is home. I can't imagine life, my life outside of this place I know as home. I've wanted to move so many times because of one thing or another but that was it, they were empty threats. This is real, this is really real, this is happening in just 15 days. The walls are bare, but at least this time in this house after removing all the pictures there's no signs that a smoker lived here. My hubs is a smoker, we didn't realize how bad cigarette smoke was until we moved out of our last house, the walls were painted white or so we thought. After all the pictures had been taken down and packed up you could see exactly where each and everyone of them had hung... the walls were yellow and not a pretty yellow either. We learned a few things from that old house, we've learned a lot more from this old house too.
  I miss that old house, I'd forgotten about writing this post until today when I clicked on my blog tab and it popped up... I was home all week being on spring break, trying not to think about this old house and the many many memories we left behind in that old house,  I miss home and all the family we left there, I miss everything about this place that'll forever be home to me!
  This post was originally drafted on 7-15-2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Quilty Love is here!!

My car seat pattern is finally ready for everyone to purchase!! Go check it out on Craftsy!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Metal 30 Drawer Cabinet repurposed for Fabric Precuts

I came across this cabinet while the hubby was in the process of moving shops. The new owner wasn't interested in keeping it, so I loaded it up and carried it home... My awesome brother in law helped me with his expertise in wood fabrication of the new base. 

This is the back of the cabinet, but the front and drawer fronts were just as rough...

This cabinet was dismantled and all the imperfections sanded away...
Drawers were divided in half for sanding and repainting...

Now it's all sanded and repainted black, white and red.
I've decided it's perfect for my fabric precuts and since I'm down sizing I'll need something slimmer to hold fabric until we're settled in our new home....

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I can now add Craftsy Designer to my resume!!

I finally finished writing the instructions and with the help of my friend Peggy, we uploaded my patterns and turned them into pdf's!! The pattern for my car seat covers are available for purchase on Craftsy!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hummingbird paper pieced Love

I never had any luck with real hummingbirds, maybe because I didn't mix the nectar right or hang the feeder in the right location or maybe I didn't change the nectar often enough, never figured out the real hummingbirds. I did figure out how to paper piece and am now comfortable with advanced paper pieced patterns, with that said I decided to try this hummingbird pattern... I love it and not only did  I figure out paper piecing but I also figured out how to get the hummingbirds to hang around!! Literally!! Well, not the real ones, but these vibrant fabric hummingbirds will do just fine!! Oh, and the best part is that I can pet them anytime I want!! 
I love this pattern from www.equiltpatterns.com 
If your ever looking for a beautiful pattern head on over to their site and have a look see! I'm pretty sure you'll find what your looking for and then some!! 
I love hummingbirds so much I decided to make more!! In sharing my blocks on Facebook, Sandy Voss shared her quilt using the same pattern!! So I hope she doesn't mind me sharing her beautiful quilt here!!
Thanks Sandy!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Basket Case" wall hanging!!

I finally got all the paper piecing finished on "Basket Case" now I've just gotta get the back and the borders on to really set this pretty thing off!! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Georgia State Quilt

This wasn't an easy quilt to make, it was easy designing it, and piecing it, but the hard part was cutting it into its georgia form!

I wished I had taken process shots, but I wasn't focusing on the process, I was trying to make sure that the vision I had of this quilt in my mind would turn out right. After the piecing was finished and the "Apple" was coming into focus, I then had to figure out how I was going to get the georgia shape...