Monday, October 31, 2011


We got walloped by mother nature this time.....tons of heavy wet snow and leaf laden trees do not mix. On the right of this picture you can see where 3 trees went down early in the storm, leaving 2 trees in a row that used to have 5. Sad trees.

although it was beautiful the next morning with the early sun making it sparkle!!

now i want fall back!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

One Can Not Believe One's Eyes!!

This is the view out my backdoor today. Can you believe that? It is not even official winter here yet. Or does this make it official?

No, i don't live out west in the mountains somewhere....i live in the North East where we don't get this much snow during a storm in the winter.

I don't think there has been a storm that dumped and accumulated snow this early since i was a little girl!! They are forecasting 12 inches!!!

Are you kidding me?

Updates to come....


Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Topper

Recently i was looking at my bare dining room table and thought it needed something. I had this runner that had been displaced when we sold the table it used to live on, so i threw it on...why not?

But the weather cooled down and breezes began to blow and the leaves started falling from the trees and somehow this springy green table runner seemed out of place.

SO Saturday i cut some strips of varying widths from a stash of fabric i had set aside for a quilt and made this log cabin block....bordered it with some solid brown and osnaburg i had in my stash.

It is more of a table topper than a runner...and i think it needs a little something on it to make it look more complete...that will come.

I used quite a few of my favorites in there....the DS tan floral...Momo wonderland floral...and the pez in red. love those pez. Did you know American Jane is selling them again?

I am linking this up to Amylouwho's sew and tell.... and Crazy Mom Quilts! it is so fun to see what everyone else has made. Go check it out.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flea Market Find

I love going to flea markets!!! This past week was no exception. They are always so full of so much fun stuff that has so much potential.

This is my find!!! Isn't it amazing! I can not believe that i walked past it once without seeing it.

The price was amazing and it is in pretty great condition. A few marks and a stain but i think i can take care of those. Anyone have any tips or hints on cleaning old quilts?

What struck me the most about it was the simple colors. It is vintage but the colors are so modern. It is all hand pieced and hand quilted with such tiny tiny stitches. I love it!!!


Saturday, October 15, 2011


Thank you everyone for being so interested in my giveaway. I threw your numbers into the random number generator and the winner was

LUCKY 13!!!!

Eli, please contact me so i can get this gorgeous fall fabric mailed to you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Finish, at Last!!

The giveaway is still over here for the giveaway post.

This week i was able to spend a little quality time with my recently tuned up sewing machine. We went straight to the WIP pile for something to work on. This "filmstrip" quilt was all pinned and ready to go. A little straight quilting and it was done!

I began this quilt with Deb from Works in Progress a long, very long, time ago. I was enthusiastic, but easily distracted...because it has taken me a really long time to finish. I am not sure why it took so long. I really love it now, but somewhere along the way it just stopped calling my name.

This one is definitely staying here at home with us. It fits right in with all my other American Jane quilts and fabrics that abound in my living room. It is also the perfect size for snuggling up under. These Snippet charm squares were fun and cheerful, and charm squares are always so easy to work with.

How about a little linking up fun?!


Monday, October 10, 2011


I thought it was high time i had a little giveaway!!!

In honor of my 700th post and the beautiful fall weather we are having here are 7 Forties Fat Quarters from my stash.


No hoops to jump through, just go ahead and leave me a comment and i will pick a winner on Friday. Feel free to spread the word around to your blog friends if you think they might be interested.


Friday, October 7, 2011

A Birthday Week

Chris had a birthday this week. I imagine i am not the only one that has trouble buying the right gift for the man in my life. He really likes to buy his own and feels that birthdays are just any other day so why should we make a fuss.

Well i feel that a fuss needs to be made even if it is a small one.

So we fussed and made him some homemade goodies that are his favorites. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach right? I had never made peanut brittle before, or any hard candy, so this was new. But it turned out great and he loves it. Can not beat that. I found the recipe here.

And this beauty was his birthday pie. He asked for banana cream, and that is what he got, and then some. I remembered seeing a recipe on the food network. I hunted around a little and found the Salted Caramel Banana Cream pie (something else i have never made before). It was amazing. Like, cry when you take the last bite amazing!!!

It was enjoyed to the last bite!!! Happy Birthday honey!

Gratuitous baby shot coming up!!!(napping in the highchair again)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

For the Far Far Away Auntie!!!

Delilah has a little secret to share!

Are you ready for it?

This is what Avery looked like before(a little nervous maybe)

And this is what she looks like after!!!!!!

I know right!!! I hardly recognized her myself!

I threw in a few bonus pictures of myself, Aunt Colleen, so that you could see how i have grown and how silly i am now!

Enough blog jacking by my 10 month old. Avery has been wanting this haircut for ages, and i was the one that hesitated. She looks so grown up, hence the hesitation. The hair will be donated to one of the locks for love like organizations.

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