Monday, April 19, 2010

Someone Likes to Quilt

Here we find the ellusive Paz. She manages to come out and become social whenever fabric is around. Her opinions are strong and she definately likes the way this quilt is coming out!!

The backing piece is coming! I found the perfect fabric for this scrappy quilt!
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Quilts for Kids

Quilts for Kids is a great program! They will send you a package with all the fabric, top and backing. Minimal cutting is required. All you have to do is spend 1 afternoon and you have a small quilt all done for a child who is stuck in the hospitals because of illnesses.

For a touching and yet convincing video check out

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow Update

Looking East
Looking West

Our little home is placed directly on wonderful PA 132. And today at 11:30am the street was completely empty, except for one crazy person who just had to get a photograph.

Its been about a foot so far and is still falling. Its been 2 snow shovelings and probably many more through out today.

One trek to 7-11 for necessities to supply coffee and now were safe and cozy in front of the tv.

Have a Happy Snow Day!

now I just have to find the sleds....

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ribbon Organization

Are you confused about how to best organize your ribbon selection? Or are you just annoyed that your cat keeps knocking them over and spraying the ribbon all over the room? Try using a shoe box. Here I've covered a shoe box (the side open is the best because it means less work - this is a Sperry Topsider showbox). If you can't find a side opening shoebox, you'll just have to take an extra step and cut a slit in the side of the box at the same height of the dowel, or slightly higher to allow for ease of the ribbon off the spool. Place a dowel rod 1/2" higher than the radius of your largest spool of ribbon (ie: ribbon has 2.5" radius, place dowel 3" from bottom). I found it easiest to slash an X into the box on either side. A hot guled on button is the stopper on one end, the other end has no stopper to allow you to remove the dowel and change the spools of ribbon.

Fun and cute way to display your ribbon while having ease of use!