Monday, November 23, 2009

feed sack-mail sack

I finally did a little bit of sewing this past weekend....last summer I found a bunch of old, in great condition feed sacks....I bought ALL of them and I finally cut into a few of them and this is what I made. This pattern is called Mail Sack by Pink Chalk Studio. My girlfriend told me the big bag is big (pattern has two sizes) and it is BIG! But it will be perfect for me to use on little trips to shows like The Farm Chicks and The Vintage Barn. I "fussy" cut the feed sacks a few different times so you could see Spokane on the bag, Spokane is where I am from. :)

I wish I had a better picture to show....our computer is going downhill FAST, and everything I do takes FOREVER on this old computer, uploading, downloading you name it...last week I tried to install Ikea's kitchen planner, not enough memory on our hard drive!! My husband and niece's husband will probably be out this weekend looking for a new hard drive for us, yahoo!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I just love looking through the blog and fabrics of Sandi Henderson.....she is doing a 12 days of Christmas giveaway....AWESOME things you can win!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Flea Market Fancy giveaway!!!


check it out!!! I am such a dork and don't know how to always link up all of this fancy click on the same logo at the top of my blog on the right hand side, YIPEE!!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

non crafty post...

....but I did make the track! I am soooo not a good train track put togetherer, but today I did really well...had to take a picture of it I was so was my son :)

I have not been sewing at all this past week or two....I have been doing a lot of scrap booking, uhg...I so wish I would have never started this "hobby". I wish I would have kept to my sewing all those years ago...but now that I have started it, I feel like I need to keep up with it....I am almost current which makes me feel really good, as of a few months ago I was 18+ months behind! So now that I am current I am going to stay current!

On a sewing note....I have several things I need to get off my WIP list, a few of them Christmas gifts, a baby quilt for a nephew being born in February, a wall hanging or two and another one of my WIP is the old antique quilt I posted about last month, I am picking it up on Thursday from the quilter, I.can't.wait!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

for my swap partner

for my swap partner
Originally uploaded by kristinemhanson
This is another mini tree quilt...this time for my "fall themed mini quilt swap" partner...instead of a white background I used some coffee stained muslin I had, warms it up a bit....this is heading off to the East side of the United States AND this is my first WIP finished for the "joy into the new year" challenge.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

joy in the new year challenge

I am going to join this challenge, thank goodness it is not another swap! HA! Join will be fun to see how may WIPS you can get finished by January 1!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween and thank you

Pictures from Halloween....Jack, spider man....Emily, Litte Red Riding Hood (made the cape, I thought it turned out pretty cute!) my niece Abigail, Daphne from Scooby Doo. This was the 2nd year we have gone trick or treating in the neighborhood I grew up parents still live in the same house, brings back a lot of good memories for my brother and I and now we are doing the same with our kids.
Earlier in the day, Emily posing at the library

Jacko on a candy mission, no mask needed

the end of the night trying to get a picture with these two sugared up knuckle heads....good luck!!
Thanks for the nice comments about my mom....I don't know how to respond to someones comments...I am such a dork....if someone can tell me how I would love to reply to you!! Happy November....oh yeah....we went to Target today...holy smokes....CHRISTMAS everywhere! EEEEEK