Sunday, July 25, 2010

winners and the unveiling....its like christmas in july :)

Here it is.....the unveiling of our new and scrappy Friday Night Sew-In pincushion! (!applause!)
...and a 12 days of christmas charm pack to the lucky winner this month. it makes me feel like santyclause!

This also celebrates mine and Heidi's 1 year anniversary of doing FNSI together. I cant be more excited that you all have joined us and love doing it too!!! this month we had 151 crafters sign up!!!! your projects are adorable!!! heres a close up view of what you could win each month so be sure and come back......tell all your friends about it !

alrighty, lets get down to it! thanks to the lucky winner on my blog is.....

#107 Nichole of Nichole in real life
send me an email with your mailing info and ill get it on its way. (i think your on vacation so ill wait a few extra days)

also dont forget to hop over to Heidis blog and check out her lucky winner. remember, there are always 2 of you. (double the love)

time to head out with my boys.....cuz "its gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiney day!" now that song can be stuck in your head allll dayyyy long. you can thank me later ;)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday night results...and a few fun things.

I am sorry......but this is the only thing i can share with you that i did last night. WHY you say? because its something fun for YOU!!! its my giveaway.......and let me just say its fan-flippin-tastic!!!! (pattin myself on the back)
so why dont i just share some fun things from my week. my mailman came calling and looky what i got! my CUTE pincushion from L at THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i have a bit of a pincushion fettish (if you all havent noticed). i need a shelf for them. any cute ideas out there for displaying them but keeping them from getting dusty???
the 2nd item i got from my mailman was my siggy blocks. FINALLY....shew...i was getting worried they were taking up residence in ohio. LOL

the last item i will share was a little junk shopping i did last weekend. ive been hunting for one of these tables from the 70s for awhile. the chair was just too cute and screaming to be saved and for 18 dollars.....YES 18 BUCKAROONIES i got both of them. what a deal huh? im planning on painting the table. ive seen some really fun ones online....diff colors like black, brown, cream, robins egg blue. ill have to get the room for it first.....and of course the chair will also get some much needed TLC.
hope you all had a great FRIDAY NIGHT SEW-IN. be sure and come back tomorrow for my giveaway results! i think you will all be pleasantly surprised to see what ive made.

Friday, July 23, 2010

REMINDER....tonights the night for FNSI!

dont forget...set your alarm....cuz its here. FRIDAY NIGHT SEW-IN

tonight im going to be working on things that involve thread, scissors, walnut shells, ricrac, embroidery.....its gonna be FUN!

dont forget to blog and/or flickr tomorrow about your project to be eligible for our 2 giveaways. we will do the drawings on sunday.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

keeping calm...

last night i had my own little "sew-in"......after a busy week i decided to take some time for myself and relax. my family left and went to a baseball game so i had the entire night alone. WOW that never happens around my house. i figured the most calming way to relax is embroidering. i kicked my feet up, watched the movie MIRACLE with Kurt Russell and made this pillow cover. (i love his ND/MN accent in that movie--plus hockey is just the coolest sport ever!)
i wish you could see the colors of the never do them justice. its a medium gray with the daisy's and i found a gray gingham for the backing. the embroidery is almost the same color as the yellow/green in the daisy. i heart this pillow :)

what are you all doing to relax this summer?

Sunday, July 4, 2010


one of my first sewing adventures about 9 years ago was Rag Quilts. they are so easy to make, but time consuming on clipping all those seams!!! i even made the mistake of clogging my dryer vent......LOL
have a happy and safe 4th of july. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

from 110 to 65.....

california.....good times good times. we have been making it a point to go there atleast once during the summer for the past 3 years. we have a favorite spot on the beach, a nice hotel to stay at, and even managed to make our way to the santa monica pier.
do you know Hare Krishnas still cruz the piers? (that would be them to the left.... i used my teenager as an excuse to photograph them)

forrest gump lost his tween found them on the pier.

its really hard to go through a 40 degree temperature change. california was nice...cloudy and cool...but nice. it did hinder our beach plans a little, but there is so much more to see.
hope you are all enjoying your summer and taking a vacation.....even if its a small one.