Stitching Together a Wonderful Life!!

Stitching Together a Wonderful Life!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

See, I Really Do Crafty Things!!

As you can see by my name I like to sew and craft, yet every post I have is about what I would LIKE to do not what I have actually done. I really didn't want to be one of those people who talks about things and never does them. You know the type, big talkers with no action!! Ha, Ha, so I decided to put a few things up to show projects I HAVE completed. My hope is to show these things and then find time to make and post things I have recently got around to making!!!
Small Hoot Owls

Large Hoot Owl

Quilt made for a friend's baby girl!      

Well that is my show and tell. Most of you know that our family's lives pretty much revolve around sporting events! I guess it just runs in our blood and we tend to marry those who feel the same way. This is the main reason it is so hard for me to find time to do the crafting I love. Sports, Sports and more Sports!!! I really wouldn't change it. I fear that if I didn't have a ball game to drag my poor kids to multiple times a week, I would be bored and feel cooped up at home! For those of you who don't know me here is a quick and dirty run down of the situation. I am the head Junior High basketball and volleyball coach. My husband is the assistant football and track coach at the High School along with being the head coach for the High School boys basketball team. My dad has coached his whole life and he is still the head girls High School basketball coach. My husband's assistant coaches in basketball are my cousin and brother-in-law. My dad's assistant is my brother! Whoa, did you get all that? I think it is awesome and humorous all at the same time! Well, as I end most my posts, I hopefully can get a chance to get some things done soon and get them posted. Until then thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines and a Little Inspiration

Tomorrow is the day, the day of love. Never been one for a bunch of mushy stuff, but I do know the kids are looking forward to giving their valentines out! They turned out super cute this year. Thank you Pinterest for the fun idea!

Onto what I am itching to do! SEW and QUILT!!!!! I have a few things cut out and some fabric picked for a quilt to make! Two friends are getting ready to have babies in May so I have to get busy and get some quilts done. Not sure what I am gonna make, but the fabric below is a possibility. It might look a little strange, but want to play with the black and whites and punch up the color with the green tones. Could be fun! The other fabric is gonna be two more aprons. They will be reversible and hopefully fun. Can't wait to get some done so I will have some finished pictures to show!! Well wish me luck! Ball games tomorrow so no sewing, but maybe the next day! Have a great day everyone. 
Apron Fabric

Quilt Inspiration

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tonight is the Night!

Well as I said earlier hubby is at a game so I am gonna get some things started. Kids are in bed and I need to stop watching the game on LiveStream and get busy! I went through the material bin and plan on cutting out 2 aprons and hopefully at least one quilt! To keep your interest here are a few pictures of the kids and their aprons and a giraffe I made for Lincoln for his birthday.

Just talking to mom tonight about my fabric obsession. I think I could own like every piece of material out there and still want more. The sad part is I hate cutting into any of it for fear of ruining it! Weirdo, I know! Hopefully my next post actually can show you some progress I am making. Fingers crossed!

I think I can, I think I can......

Well, I am gonna do it! I WILL start a quilt or project tonight. Enough dreaming already, I need some action. Hubby has a game tonight and it is just too far on a school night to take the kiddos. Boo, it really does kill me to miss a game. I know it sounds crazy, but that is our life. Not sure exactly what pattern I will make, but I will probably just kinda make it up as I go. I never have been much of a pattern follower. I will try to get some pics posted of the material so you can have an idea of what it will look like.

I was also thinking of making up some more aprons to go in the Little Red Shed uptown. My kiddos love theirs and always ask to wear them and help cook. Pics to be posted later. Hope everyone has a great day, even though the weather is a bit dreary!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

So Tell Me.....What do you REALLY want?!?

Okay, so I like to make stuff. All sorts of stuff, but why am I making all this STUFF? I guess there are many reasons. I simply like to create and be creative, to fill my time, not to be bored, for fun and of course it is always nice to sell some of the STUFF too! So this thought brings me to my question, What kind of stuff do you or would you want to buy from a crafty lady, a craft fair or an ETSY store? I guess I am curious so if I make stuff and it is good stuff then I might as well be making stuff that people would like to buy!!! Sooooooooo let me know! Leave me a comment and tell me what kind of STUFF you want. If you don't I just make stuff I assume you will want and we all know what happens when we assume!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Remembering Whats Really Important

Yesterday I got the news that a former student had passed away. This young woman had just graduated in 2009. I am sure no one in her family expected to wake up and find the shock of losing her! It makes you think a little about those in your life! I hugged my kids a little tighter than usual the last few days because you truly know not the time or place! Here are a couple pics of the kids that I love just as a reminder of what is wonderful in my life!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Back in the Saddle.....

Well, here we go again. This time I will try to post more often and keep my blog going. Maybe since basketball is done I will have more time for all of my interests! First of all my kiddos!! I love coaching, but man will it be nice to be done right after school.

I have the craft bug pretty bad. About a million ideas are swirling in my head. Anybody else have this problem? The real question is if I can accomplish any of the million ideas!?! Head bands, pillows, softies, dresses and skirts for the girls are just a few of the things I WANT to make!

I will keep you all updated on my progress!!!