Friday, August 14, 2009

Really Really Awesome!

I read Jacquie's blog regularly, and am so inspired by her. I really love her stuff! Well, today she had a link to this wonderful place, Iraqi Bundles of Love, and I've decided to join her. I think the whole thing is amazing, and I really want to help. I'm not even going to try and explain it, you should really go see it yourself. Even if you don't want to or can't help, it's really nice to see what people are doing over there! (I'm suppose to have a button in the right hand corner of my blog, but I can't figure it out, so I just linked it.) The link talks about quilting/sewing stuff, but they also would love to have knitting stuff, too. I'm really excited and will be (hopefully) getting this together this weekend. Just wanted to get this out there!

See ya!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow . . .

So, I've met someone. I'm so full of warmth and sunshiney-ness (word?) and color. Yes, I said color. This new love, this new found happiness, this new passion . . . is . . .


Gotcha! Like I could leave S :)

A few months ago (like 12) I decided I wanted to learn embroidery. I bought this book. It's AMAZING! It has really cute projects, which I will probably never do, but it's directions and stitch guide are really precise and clear. It really helped. I started out by doing "drills".

(Can you tell my mother made me practice spelling a lot . . . it's kind of sunk in!)

I have also bought a LOT of embroidery thread. It's not the nicest, or the most expensive, but it was a starter pack of 150 skeins for $15. I also bought bobbins and some binder inserts to keep them organized, but here they all are, in all their glory.

I love them. I keep wanting to run my fingers through them. My color pallet is usually pretty muted, but I think I'm coming around. I especially love the greens . . . and the blues . . . and the reds . . . and the oranges! You get the idea. I'm finally in love with color!!!!! I'm so excited!

I'm already working on one embroidery project, but it's going to be a Christmas present, so I can't tell you about it. But I've decided that I'm going to make everyone a personal ornament for Christmas. I'll show you the progress on those so you can see how I'm coming along. Right now I have the thread and material . . . and some ideas. I'll keep you updated! I'm pretty pumped. S says I'm doing really well, and he's proud of my project so far! I'm off to work on more practice . . . and to pet my pretty threads:)

See ya!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


That's what I do :) Tuesday night was my 2nd guild meeting. . . my FIRST as a member :) I'm RIDICULOUSLY excited! I have a name badge and everything . . . see?

Member #207 :)! I also won a door prize to a quilt shop in Lewisville, Quilt Country. I've never been there . . . but that will be rectified soon!

There was an interesting speaker, Pebble Rhem, about applique. Her quilts were AMAZING! It was insane! I also got to see Marie and Cheryl (Cheryl is the one I forgot last month) and met Hope and some other lovely ladies. (Sorry if I misspelled your names . . . let me know if I did). Marie did the awesome Geico quilt I told you about last month. It ROCKED! (Still does, I'm sure).

The BEST PART OF THE NIGHT, though, were my buddies! The SIL came with me, and we got to meet the awesome Abby! We met online, and have been emailing back and forth . . . it was so great to meet her in person! (She let me borrow her scissors . . . I think there's a BFF in the making here;)

Anyway . . . not much else. I meant to post this last night, but the power was out ALL NIGHT! I'll be back to update you on some projects later!

See ya!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Buzz Buzz!

I'm just a little black rain-cloud . . . hovering under the honey tree!

Poo's song. It's all I can sing when I think of bees . . . most of the time.

NOW . . . I'm in my own bee! Hurray:) I'm ridiculous amounts of excited! I'm having to dash this off at work, but I just wanted everyone to know!

We are the Quilting Sisters, and I have already spoken to Mother Meagan and Sister Dorey. We'll be introducing ourselves to each other over the next few days. You should TOTALLY check it out. Now that I have sisters and a bee . . . maybe I should change my blog name . . . I'm not exactly bee-less anymore!

Now I'm singing "How do you solve a problem like Maria"!

I wanna be a will0w-the-wisp! :)

See ya!