Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

an easy fun stocking stand....made by ME!!!

a few years back, my dad and i made a few of these for our family. they were SOOO simple! i was sick of hanging our stockings on the wall because at that time we didnt have a fireplace. even now WITH a fireplace i still use it. its one of my cherished xmas items.....probably because i made it.

I thought it would be fun to share a few pics with you and maybe give you an idea of what you could make for YOUR stockings!!!

We bought the "fence post" at our local home depot. It was perfect for this project because of the angled top. we didnt do a THING to it, other than painting it!

my dad angled the 2x4's on the bottom for stability. I found these cute hooks at Pier 1. painted it to look like xmas and even stencilled a few snow flakes. it turned out SOOO cute!!! after using it for a few years and moving across a few states, its gotten banged up. (please forgive the dust too LOL)

So my project this year is to repaint it. im thinking maybe a blue/silver combination. the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

(added a pic of the top of the post)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Heidis 100post giveaway!!!

you HAVE to check out HEIDIs blog! she is doing her 100th post giveaway and wow.....its good stuff! also...check out to your right.....the friday night sew-in button! WOOHOO!!! we have one coming up mid sign up and sew with us. im sure everyone has a fun spring project to get started on.

i also wanted to share more photos with you of the quilt i made for my parents. these arent great pics, but ill have to go steal it from them to get better ones. from what my dad says, mom is cuddling up in the mornings under it while watching the news. nice huh? the bistro line is sooo perfect for them too. they drink coffee by the gallon and go through a new coffee pot about every 6 months.....
lastly here is a picture of the bag we gave to my sons teacher for xmas. i had found this CUTE teacher fabric in phoenix on one of my sewing adventures with HEIDI. the cord is red and really not this bright....but you get the jist.

im still surprised after all the sewing i did right before xmas that im not burned out....but ive been doing a little sewing this week. made some cuegly dolls....made a couple pin cushions....and now im working on a couple more bags for some friends.
happy sewing....

Sunday, December 27, 2009

and god said let there be football......

we love football in my house! sundays are for football, junkfood and relaxation. im usually sewing something too while listening to a game. we have 4 people and 4 teams, so it makes it exciting. especially when our teams play each other. for christmas this year, 3 of us got jerseys so now we can all look like true football fans.

i love sundays!

Friday, December 25, 2009

quilt---for the folks

how cute are they under their quilt i made them for christmas? it turned out nicer than i imagined......and worth every stitch of love i put into it!!! merry christmas to the best set of parents a girl can ask for!! LOVEYOU!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


we wish you a merry christmas.......we wish you a merry christmas......we wish you a merry christmas.........and a happy new year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

christmas eve traditions

i know....2 posts in one evening. but ive decided to stop working on gifts. whats done is done...except moms quilt which will get made tomorrow night. all my "must do" bags are more last minute gifts. thats it, thats all she sewed :)

i thought this would be a great time to share one of my FAV christmas eve traditions. since i was a kid, we have fondue'd on xmas eve. we go to my parents that fondue pot up....fondue some steak and eat some cheese dip....and relax. enjoying a busy and fun meal. what i love the most about it---spending time with my family. its not a quick meal, so we actually sit around, eat, cook, eat, cook and laugh. its a fun dinner to do. to me thats one of my fav things about christmas. a true tradition.

i sure hope it is one that i will be able to carry on for years to come. one that my kids will do with their families when the time comes. what are your traditions?
to all of you in blogland.....merry christmas! enjoy your days off with your family.

almost done----

well, im down to finishing 3 bags tonight (easy part is sewing them together)....still have to finish mom and dads quilt but almost done with that too.....yet i sit here and wonder what other projects i could sneak out. WHAT AM I THINKING?

48 hours left
8 hours of work
drs appt
quilt to make
bags to finish
sleep at some point

ok HELLO, not enough time! will someone stop me please!?!?!?!

but, first check out heidis goofy dolls CUEGLY are those??? i love that word cuegly......these goofy dolls are the reason i am seriously pondering another trip to joanns today. my great nephew needs one!!!

i need an intervention....anyone?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

friday sew-in.....kind of

well, i spent most of my friday night running around, so in the end all i got done was picking out some fabrics. bummer!

i have so many projects still to complete....and 24hours to work on them. this along with decorating the house (because our lab is still a pup and likes to chew) so last minute decorating was a must. i didnt want to come home and find our tree/presents strung through out the house.

hope everyone is ready for xmas....and if you are im jealous. maybe next year ill be in a new house and have this all done by november. (wishful thinking)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,
Its been a busy year and ive been mostly good.
hmmm....well....ok partying on the vegas strip until the wee hours of the morning wasnt all that "nice"....but we sure had fun.

cussing like a sailor isnt always the "nicest" way to start my day....but vegas traffic is a nightmare.

but in the end, ive done good deeds for the holidays. ive made (for free) some cute bags for a couple of cute little girls whose mom struggles to buy gifts....... ive made some comfy quilts for my family members so they are never cold on christmas eve......ive eaten enough chocolate to keep candy businesses afloat during a rough economy......

so for christmas i would love this.....

or maybe even just one of these......

please please please.....remember me this year.
(i promise no more dancing with a group of guys dressed like catholic school girls at jimmy buffetts bar in vegas---! )

Sunday, December 13, 2009

sewing like crazy!

ive been working hard this weekend on bags. i am paying it forward this year and so happy about it! a girl at work is a single mom to 5 adorable kids. i made her a cord bag a few months back and her girls LOVED it. so i have made them each cord bags for xmas gifts. i wont let her pay me because thats what the holidays are about.....GIVING!

when working on these bags today, it truly gave me a little warmth in the heart to know that i am doing something good....that these little girls will open a gift made by me on xmas morning.

ahhh......i have found my christmas spirit today.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

figgy pudding

after seeing the CUTE new pattern on modas bakeshop with figgy pudding....i decided to dig through my stash to see what i have.

well, lets just say what i HAVE is ISSUES!!! fabric hoarding issues!!!

1 layer cake.....2 jelly rolls.....4 charm packs.....5 diff yards (1 yard of each)

christmas.....17 days

too much figgy pudding....priceless.

anyone want to come help me sew about 5 holiday projects? after finding all of this fabric, i have a list of projects for me.....1 pillow case, 1 tree skirt, 1 comfy xmas quilt, 1 table runner.

so, if my boss comes looking for me....mums the word.

Monday, December 7, 2009

drum roll please..... won our friday night sew-in giveaway!!! WOOHOO

i had my husband pick a number....and forgot to take myself out. of course he picked me first. LOL

email me at with your info and ill get your giveaway package in the mail.

happy sewing ladies!
Bobbi and Heidi

Sunday, December 6, 2009

sunday comfort food!!!

its cold, windy and ive been xmas shopping all weekend. im what a better way to end my weekend on sunday night while watching the vikings.....comfort food! here is a must have easy recipe!!!

Chicken Wild Rice Soup (or kind of a stoup)

1cup carrots-sliced
1cup celery-sliced
1/2cup onion-chopped (more or less--depends on your family)
2 cloves garlic-chopped
4 cans chicken broth
1 can cream of celery soup
2 cups half n half
1 box uncle bens long grain wildrice mix with seasoning packet-uncooked
2 large chicken breasts- cooked and cubed

saute onions, carrots, celery, garlic in a little butter. (2 pats or so of butter)
Add chicken broth, celery soup, halfnhalf, rice mix and chicken.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until rice and veggies are tender.
(can be doubled for a large group)

Enjoy with some yummy rolls or crackers.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

friday night sew-in

friday night sew-in project.

i am making a quilt for my parents for christmas. i am hoping they dont look at my blog....and am pretty sure they dont even know the web address .... so this is why im showing it. its a cute quilt made from the bistro line from moda. it will match their family room perfect! its made from the coin pattern on moda bakeshop.

i cant wait to finish it!!! so tonight im going to make the backing, then hopefully tomorrow i can pin it together and quilt it.

i have soooo many projects to work on....i dont even know where to begin. i need a few more sew-ins!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

making a list....checking it twice

i made my "to do" list today.....its long....its scary....its impossible!!!

why do we do this to ourselves. take on extra projects at xmas time for other people AND mentally commit ourselves to making things for our home for the holidays. We KNOW which items will get ditched.....our personal items that we really really wanted to make.

i love making bags for other people. thats not the issue. my issue right now.....time. just never enough of it. sleep is a waste of time to me....if my body didnt require it i would never ever sleep again. right now im getting around 5-6hours because thats how much my body likes.

so what am i doing right now? blogging.....about lack of time. sitting in my comfy chair after a long day at work blogging about time. its kind of funny :)

here sits my list....14 items....i have already crossed off 2. thats still 12....i bet by the morning i could get it down to 5. maybe i should start off with 5....then add a few on as i cross a few off. maybe it wouldnt make me feel so bad about the "lost" items from the list.