Spring Break Check-In

The boys started Spring Break over the weekend, so we’ve been doing everything in slo-mo around here this week. I will share our adventures soon, but in the meantime I’ll show you a few things I’ve finished.

DSC_0207For some reason, I find myself sewing with my Featherweight in the corner of the family room. Don’t ask me why, it works for me. The only trouble I have with this is the Hulk and Minecraft bodies that lay around me while I sew! Oh well.

I finally finished up the straps and topstitching for my super-jumbo Featherweight tote. I used denim for the bottom material and the rest was made using 7″ squares that turned into selvedge blocks.  I interfaced this bag to death so it’s super sturdy.  I also made a large quilted zippy pouch to hold the foot controller/cords.

DSC_0205The past few evenings I have been able to sneak in some time to finish two more blocks from the 163 Patchwork Book. These were quite simple and came together quickly. I used red and grey polka dot for the main fabric, which I bought in a fat 1/8th low-volume bundle from Pink Castle Fabrics. Love the bundles she makes. The rest were Kawaii prints from my dwindling stash.

DSC_0206The mailman delivered a fat 1/8th bundle of Bonnie & Camille’s Scrumptious to me a few days back so I could finish my guest room quilt top.  This is such a wonderful line!

So that’s all to report for now.  We actually had time most of the afternoon today to play outside. The sun was out, the birds are chirping and the bulbs and plants are starting to come up. So nice to finally see.  Too bad it’s only 50 outside!  Have a great day everyone!



Hoppy Easter!

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Oldest wanted to do a bunny photo shoot this morning to show everyone our cute Easter bunnies, but as usual, they had other plans! So instead of cute shots with props and bunnies that sit still, we have our adorable buns doing what they do best. HOP! This is Astro, our purebred Dutch who loves to be held and pet. His favorite pastimes are running around the Florida room, biting Shaggy when he gets to close to his cage and {Read More}

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Spring? Is that you?

I took this photo on Instagram this afternoon. I believe it’s titled, “Spring With My Buds”. After last weekends warm shorts weather we were slapped in the face with nasty rains and a quick snow storm this week.  Luckily the few inches of snow we got melted within 24 hours and the temperatures started to rise again. Today marks the first day of Spring Break for the boys. We made a nice trip to Barnes & Noble so T could {Read More}

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