Friday, November 19, 2010


Everyone in our house is a huge basketball fan! So, tonight we are going to the high school boys basketball game. I always wear my lovely Spirit Ribbons :) Of course tonight I'll have one with a basketball on it.


Thursday, November 18, 2010


I had recently decided to sew my way through a book. Well, that decision has come to a fail. I kept finding other projects that needed my sewing attention and the book is due back at the library on, I will not be completing that project. Also, I did not have the required materials to complete about half of her projects, therefore another fail. Oh well, I have a lot to do before baby comes, and trust that it ain't all easy.
Anyone else have a website/shop on ? I have been looking into opening one as I like their philosophy and payment plans better than Etsy. Maybe after the new year when the house is back to normal...Have a Great Day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Small Delay

I did not get to my sewing project today. I have a ton of homework, and my dryer isn't drying so the fabric I am using is wet. It doesn't make sense to me to hang stuff out to dry when the humidity here is so high. Stuff gets that weird moldy smell. I'd rather just dry a couple of pieces at a time then to have to re-wash it. So, fabric is drying last.
I did, though, make my husband a chocolate decadent cake for Veteran's Day. He served 4 years in the US Marine Corps, and I'm very proud of him. He loves chocolate baked goods and this cake looks delicious. I will try to remember to add a picture after it cools and I put the chocolate glaze on it!
Happy Veteran's Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sewing my way through a book

I have read a few blogs in which people cook or bake their way through a cookbook. Well, being 3 weeks away from delivering a new baby, and having already gained 50 lbs in the process, I don't want to be trying all those wonderful things I'd be baking or cooking everyday. So, I found a book at the library that I am going to sew my way through. I might not finish projects everyday, especially with the holidays coming up, but I will do the best I can. The book is Handmade Home Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures by Amanda Blake Soule. I am very into using what I have and buying at thrift stores and garage sales over buying new. 
Today I cut out the fabrics for her Broadturn Bag and I'll probably sew it up tomorrow. I will post pictures as well. You can check out her blog at