i'm getting there...

i'm getting there...i've almost completed herbert from heart in hand.  this little guy was included in my birthday gift from my oregon peep.  i thought i would send it back to her framed.  isn't he super cute!?
anyho, tomorrow, i'm spending the day with the sewing girls.  we are going shop hopping to some area quilt shops.  i'm looking forward to hanging out with them while browsing for fabric; it will be a great day!

this weekend...

this weekend hubby and i traveled to hackensack, mn to visit his nephew, who is on two week leave from the navy.  awesome to see him!  
but as we traveled north, we did a little shopping.  hubby got two pairs of jeans and two pairs of winter boots...not really that fun for him.  i, on the other hand, got something really fun.  look what i got.  i've knitted a pair of socks before but not with two circular needles...so it might be a challenge for me.  oh well, i can't wait to start...

look what the postal service delivered...

 look what the postal service delivered...and I have two more things on backorder.

an early good morning...

it's an early morning for me... but i wanted to post some of my progresses:

yesterday was sewing with my quilting peeps...i'm starting another two quilts...is that legal since I already created my 2011 Project List??  oh, well...here it is:

have a great day...

I've discovered...I don't like the fancy stitches...just the x's

Group Project with my quilting peeps
Bowtie Medallion from Big Book of Scrap Quilts
Fabric Selection: 30's and 40's Reproductions

Side Project:
Small Steps from American Patchwork & Quilting (December 2010)
Fabric Selection: My Fabric Scrap Stash

the birthday girl...

this weekend is my niece's birthday.  she'll be seven years old...where does time fly.  seems like yesterday...she's a gorgeous girl! happy birthday, morgan.  i love you very much!

here's the card i created for her:

RECIPE(supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: Beary Best Friends and Beary Nice Wishes
Ink: Concord Crush
Cardstock:  DP Pattern Paper (In Color) and Concord Crush and Whisper White Cardstock
That Little Something: Watercolor Crayons (retired-Earth Elements, Bold Brights and Soft Subtles), Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brads and Sizzix Flower Layers
That Little Helper: Sponging and Stampin' Dimensionals

loving nature walks...

good morning, yesterday the weather was b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! it was 40 degrees...or something around that...close enough to say...it was a great day!  it was sooo nice; i took the dogs for a walk.  so i thought it was very fitting to create a card with SU! nature walk stamp set from 2011 mini occasions catalog.

RECIPE(supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: Music Notes Stampin Around and Nature Walk
Ink: Riding Hood Red and Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Love Letter DP
That Little Something: Linen Thread, Riding Hood Red Ribbon (retired)
That Little Helper: Sponging

here i am...

here i am...i haven't posted in a while.  

i've been busy working my j-o-b; but this past weekend, i have some great views. check it out: yep, you guessed it...i was at a quilting retreat friday, saturday and sunday.  i wish i could say i got a lot done, but i can't.  i do have a reason for my lack of productivity, i worked the retreat which my friend coordinated...oh and i talked and giggled too much.  i had sooooo much fun...

yesterday's progress...

here's yesterday's progress on the needle roll; i stayed home from the Tuesday's sewing day with the girls...i made bread and cleaned...i would have preferred the get together with the girls but you know what happens when duty calls...

also, take a look at the weather...honestly...how do we, Minnesotans, handle this kind of stuff?  guess, I should be thankful for ONLY the falling temps and not 2' of snow... :-) have fun you, easterners... :-)

Feb 2
8 am
-5° F

9 am
-5° F

10 am
-4° F

11 am
-1° F

12 pm
2° F

1 pm
7° F

2 pm
8° F

3 pm
8° F

Sheperd's Bush
Snow Fall Roll