Monday, May 28, 2012

The Hoo-Rah

We went camping this Memorial Day weekend.  We went to the Hoo-Rah which is a family campout that has been happening for 34 years now. 
We took the Basil (our Chihuahua) this time.  He was pooped out by the time we got home. Pictured below is my daughter and I with Basil.
We got to do some canoeing. I love being on the river!!  Give me the river over the beach any day.
A family photo under the Hoo-Rah sign which is also 34 years old. :o)
And I did some stitching on the trip too.  My son drew this picture for his teacher. I'm stitching it up to give her as an end of the year gift.  I will be sure to post pictures when I am finished.  It may turn into a pillow.
I started a new quilt today (Monday).  These are not my colors and I am finding them hard to work with, but my cousin is getting married the end of June and they are her colors.  It will be a signature quilt for the wedding.  I got the pattern from Jaybird Quilt's blog, a free tutorial.  More of this project to come later also.

Happy stitching.... I'll be camping again in 4 days!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Camper From France

My friend Jennifer went to an embroidery school in France this last February.  She brought me back the cutest camper key chain kit.
I have the sweetest friends!!   I have been stitching on it a tiny bit in between other things I've stitching. I like to go back and forth on things I'm working on.
But today, I finely finished my sweet camper.  I ended up changing the colors to more of my style.  For the back of the key chain I used some of my favorite fabric also from France. :o)   My friend Chesley went over seas a few years ago and brought me back this super cute tent fabric.  My friends know I LOVE camping. lol

So here she is on my key chain, so sweet and cute.  Thank you so much for thinking of me Jennifer while you were away on your adventure!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Too Much Information! LOL

Warning~ Don't read any farther if you get weirded out easy.   You are easily shocked or horrified about how some hippies live. And probably if you are a male. This is most likely TMI for you.  LOL. But it is part of my sewing life so I'm going to share.


I haven't bought a pad or tampon for myself in over 7 years. Yes, I make my own reusable pads. Why? you ask.  I was part of a breast feeding , cloth diapering , co~sleeping mommy group when my son was 2 years old. Yes, I breast fed my son till he was one.  And he was cloth diapered and slept with me 3/4 of the time.  All the other mommies talked about wearing 'mommy pads' and one day they got together to make some. I love to sew, so I went. Really to sew and hang out with the girls.  I ended up make 3 pads that day.  I took them home, tried them out and have never gone back to disposable.
They are so much more comfortable and save me money. :o)  And it is really for those two reasons!!! It takes me a good 3-4 hours to make 4 or 5 of them, they are super easy to make.  I laid out in the sun today while cutting them all out. Then came in, popped in "You Got Mail" and watched it while stitching them up.

Here is some of the cute flannel I have.

The campers and bus flannel is one of my favorites of course.

And here are the ones I made today. (no snaps yet). I use metal snaps, but am thinking of getting some plastic snaps this time. I just need to find a good place to get them from.  These pads last me about 3 years. So I don't need to make them very often. I usually make a batch once a year.   Well, there you have crazy hippie secret is out. LOL.  I hope you don't judge me.

In other stitchy news..... I finished tracing my Hocuspocusville block #5.

Happy stitching to you all who got through my crazy post.~~~  teehee hee ~~

Friday, May 18, 2012

This Moment

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ~SouleMama

~~~~ sorry, I had to add one more photo.~~~~

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BOM, Button and Jaws

Here is prOgress on my 'Little House Needleworks' BOM~2010. I'm not sure what to call it really. I need to think of a cute name.
I've finished the outside boarder for January, February, March, April (finished completely), and July.  I don't own May and June yet so I've been working on boarders for the months I have.  The July one is very hard to see in this photo.
Today I found out that my machine has a button stitch. A real button stitch. I knew it had a button hole stitch, I've used it many many times.  But I was looking through the manual today and came across the section to sew on buttons.  I hate to sew on buttons.  I've had a pair of my son's short lying around for awhile that need a button sewn on.  Well, I was so excited, I grab them up and sewed that button on in like 5 seconds.  It was crazy easy and fast!!   Who knew?!
Last night I came home and these two things were sitting on our front porch! ( see below)  My husband who restores old VW's helped a couple find their new to them VW bus last Summer. They were so excited. She made me this pillow(on the left) and painted this picture(right) of our bus, Jaws.  It looks exactly like Jaws. She is so talented. And I am so shocked that she took the time to make us these so special gifts. 

Well, I'm off to stitch. I still have a week until Summer school starts.  Happy stitching~Amy

Friday, May 11, 2012

This moment

A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. ~ SouleMama

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wedding Line Up Finished

Started February 2012, finished May 2012. I used mostly DMC thread except for one color. The gray color in the banner is Weeks Dye Works 'Graphite'.   I changed some of the colors because I didn't want the piece to be too pink.  And I still need to find a cute tiny charm to go behind the car. Hopefully finding a frame to fit it won't be too much of a challenge either.   

School is done for the semester. :o)  I get to stitch a bunch(2 weeks) before the Summer session starts up. Hi, Michaelanne from 'Memories of Home'!  You asked what I was going to school for..... Medical Laboratory Technology. Only part time, I'm trying to stay home as long as I can for my kids.