Friday, November 4, 2011

Meet Tucker!

We got a puppy!!  He is a black lab/weimaraner/golden retriever mix and his name is Tucker.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Life in Walla Walla!

Wow its been a long time.  Lots has happened since my last post.  Lets see... I'm a new Aunt to an adorable baby boy, William was born 8/8/11 at 26 weeks.

He was 2lbs 1oz when he was born, he is now 5lbs 12oz and 18.5 inches long.  He currently resides in the NICU at sacred heart in Eugene.  We're hoping to have him out of the NICU by thanksgiving, around when his due date would have been.

Also... my husband and I have recently moved from the Oregon coast to Walla Walla WA!  I wasn't sure how I would like Walla Walla but I LOVE it!  We are renting a cute little house that is walking distance from downtown.  Lots of shopping and restaurants just minutes away. 



So life in Walla Walla is pretty sweet!  Potter and Chandler are right at home too

Sunday, January 23, 2011

making progress

Well I've been working like crazy to finish my quilt for my 25th birthday.  I got the quilt top done this afternoon and I'm basting it tonight.  If all goes as planned I'll have it quilted and be cuddled up in my new quilt by my birthday this Thursday.

Thought I'd give you a quick update on how its going.  Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


So apparently this has become a "once a month" blog.  I'm gonna try to work on that and be a little more consistent.  Anyway here is an up date of what been going on.  Christmas was SO great.  I love the holidays and spending time with family.  There is no better feeling than giving someone a gift that you know they will love.  I got to experience that feeling this Christmas.  I gave my best friend Hannah the polka-dot quilt!

I also got a darning/free motion quilting foot for Christmas so I've been practicing my free motion quilting almost every night.  It was pretty hard at first but I think I'm getting the hang of it.  Hopefully I'll have it down when it comes time to quilt MY quilt. 

Its a twin size and I've finished about 40% of the quilt top.  I made a promise to myself that I would finish it for my 25th birthday.

I'll try to keep you posted on my progress.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Monday!

Wow its been awhile.  Almost a month since my last post.  I've been pretty busy though, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  My mother-in-law is a wonderful cook and I of course ate way to much and promptly fell asleep after dinner.  Now I'm in full Christmas mode!  I have a rule for myself, more of a law if you ask my husband, I can only watch Christmas movies from Thanksgiving to New years.  Otherwise it would be non stop and drive him crazy.  But that's fine with me, it makes this season even more special.  I love the holidays more than any other time of year.  Just to give you an idea, I started making my Christmas list in June.  I save it on my computer and add to it whenever I think of something new.  I also keep a list of ideas for what I'm going to get everyone else.  It keeps me organized or I would go crazy shopping almost every day and spend way to much money.  Anyway, my husband and I did Thanksgiving with his family so we're doing Christmas with mine.  Which means prime rib and my Grammy's mashed potatoes, yum. 

As far as my sewing is concerned, I have not spent as much time quilting as I would have liked.  I finally finished my black white and yellow quilt and put it for sale on Etsy.  I would have finished much sooner but I got frustrated and took a two week vacation from my sewing room.  But I fought through it and now I'm working on a few projects for Christmas gifts.  I can't say anymore on here just in case they read this.  Once I finish my current projects I'm going to try and make some more quilts to sell.  I would also like to make a little something for me.  I have till January 27th to finish my quilt for me, I figure since I'm turning 25 (yikes) I deserve a quilt!

Well, I've done my best to catch you up on the last month.  I'll try to post a few pictures soon. 
Happy Holidays!

Oh wait... here's the link to my Etsy shop McBlogshop

Monday, November 8, 2010

busy busy busy

Well it's been awhile since I posted anything on here so I better catch you up.  I'm half way done quilting my black, white and yellow quilt.  It has been a struggle, I got a cotton polyester blend batting and I will NEVER buy it ever again.  I've had to re-baste three times, its a pain in the but and my cats really like it so give them little pieces of leftover batting to play with so they don't go after my quilt.  Once I have it quilted I'm selling it on

I also finished one of my quilt tops from the quilt along.  I think it turned out really well!

I'm thinking about selling this one too once its done but I'm not sure yet.  I just love the colors!
But I've decided to quilt my polka dot quilt next!  I need to work on something that really bright and colorful.

Well that all for now.  If I don't post again before Thanksgiving I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Well I've been working on a few projects this last week and I think I've made some good progress.  I've done a few more squares of my Granny square Afghan.  Also made some more blocks for my fuzzy flannel curves quilt.  I learned how to make a new dish, Carnitas are actually extremely easy, and super yummy if I do say so myself.  But for the most part I've been trying to finalize the layout for my two colorbrick quilts.  This is always the hardest part for me.  Don't get me wrong its also one of my favorite parts but its just so time consuming.  I literally spend hours and hours moving squares around, it drives my husband crazy.  So after a full afternoon of moving things, including the furniture, I finished the layouts for both quilts.
There is also going to be sashing between the rows.

I can't wait to finish these up, I'm hoping to sell at least one, maybe both.
I also got the backing and batting for two other quilts I'm going to start straight line quilting tomorrow.

I'm keeping the polka-dot one but the black white and yellow one I'm going to try and sell as well.  You can see these two quilts in more detail Here.  Once I have a few things done I'm going to put them in my Etsy shop.