Wednesday, February 24, 2010

call me crazy.

Another "hoop up" embroidery done for the swap. The theme here is ' into the forest'. I got this pattern from a color page, but didn't put all the details in it.

And I am working on my 2nd block for my "A Boy's Story" quilt. It's a boat and my little guy loves sharks, so I just had to add a shark swimming around the boat. :o) Call me crazy.

Monday, February 22, 2010

a birthday.

So my little guy turned 7 the other day. I hung tanks , airplanes and army men from the ceiling. He is really into GI Joe and the military things right now. But still loves to get the whole Indiana Jones gear on and play in the woods looking for fossils.

He got lots of military toys for his birthday. This is one of his favorites... a helicopter he can fly by remote.
Blowing out the candles....

We drove up to Ikea and got the birthday boy a new bed, too. My first and last time at Ikea. It was so crowded , my husband and I both do not do crowds. It was like a Wal-mart on crack. And my friends know I don't go to Wal-mart because of ALL the people. We managed to get the bed and I a migraine ( really).
Here is my sweet boy after a wonderful birthday, sleeping in his new bed. He loves it and that is all the matters.

Happy Birthday baby!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

just stitching

I was able to finish another stitchery in the " A Boy's Story" quilt.

A little stitching of Jonah's drawing.... a squid and a shark.
And I finished another 'Hoop Up' embroidery. Her theme is vintage animals or children.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My creative space...

I am working on my row robin..

it's coming along slowly. I didn't do the embroidery work in this picture. These wonderful red work embroideries came with the fabric to use in the row.
Check out kootoyoo for more creative spaces......

Saturday, February 6, 2010

January blocks...

This is just a photo my son took of his toys. He has been playing " air station" or " air base" for the past few days. We are stuck in the house due to snow. Lots of snow.

I've been gotten all of my January Block of the Months done due to snow. :o) No where to go so I stay here and sew....... hey, that rhymed. LOL . Here is my January block for the "Under the Sea" BOM. ( the photos are dark because I couldn't take them outside)
Here is my January block from the "Snow Bound" BOM..... I am machine appliqueing it and hand embroidery of course. :o)

My Bareroots " Little Stitchies" BOM for January. The snow and snow flakes are hard to see in this picture.

And last..... My first block from the " A Boy's Story" is done. It's not a block of the Month, but I am trying to get a block done each month. I love the airplane in the this block. My son is so in to airplanes right now, it's perfect.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Celebrate the Boy

Do you have a sweet Boy at home? a grandson? a nephew? Finally things for boys. I feel like there are sooo many more cute patterns and things for girls.

Don't get my wrong, I love little girl things too. But I have a little boy I want to make things for.

And now.....

"Dena made it " is putting patterns for boys on your blog the whole month of February ...YEAH.
Go check them out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Remote Holder

Remember the freebie pattern I told you about in my last post? It's from JoyPatch and it's a remote holder that is as cute as a button. I had to make one for our living room couch. I am going to make one for our bed room too , but later.

So I picked out my fabrics. I LOVE this line. I had bought this fabrics at the last Fat Quarter Frenzy. :o) Cut my little strips....

Quilting it....

Binding it.....

And Ta Da..... I LOVE IT. Thank you Joy for the pattern.

It's a very easy pattern , fun to make , and it's USABLE. I love to make things that I can actually use.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Fabulous Freebie..... Where's the remote???

Here is a fabulous freebie from the girls at Among the Gum Trees. The freebie pattern was made by Joypatch. It's the cutest, you will have to hope over and see it. I am going to try to start making it tonight for our remotes. :o)