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WIP Situation – Out of Control

I thought this post would cheer up all other procrastinators and owners of unfinished projects. QUILTS WHICH WERE STARTED AFTER THIS BLOG BEGAN (12/08) AND ARE LANGUISHING IN THE SEWING ROOM Embroidered Wool Quilt Embroidered Circus Quilt Crayon & Embroidery Mother Goose Quilt QUILT TOPS WAITING TO BE QUILTED Ferris Wheel Simple Objects Hello Kitty…

Elliott’s Hexagram Cookies

Elliott uses this hexagram as his logo — it’s the tattoo on his favorite GI Joe character when he was little (Snake Eyes), and Elliott also has it tattooed on his forearm. Whenever I use a GI Joe theme for his birthday, I try to incorporate this design. Last year we had hexagram cupcakes, but…

Just a Few More Days…

The tree is decorated. The houses are lit up. The stockings are hung. Presents are bought and made, but not wrapped yet. Emily and I are spending the whole day baking cookies. Life is Good.

My First Apartment

I found another photo where you can just see Bette rocking out to one of my records — probably The Beatles or The Who. Here’s a photo of my bedroom. My sister and I went crazy with this funky stick-on-furniture — I had a stick-on headboard, picture frame — even a stick-on gumball machine. You…

Quilt Q&A

In the 10 months since I started this blog, there have been quite a few questions about my quilts. I usually answer these in an e-mail to the commenter, but I thought it might be interesting to put them in a post. Where do find your vintage fabric? I’ve bought most of it on ebay,…

Hummingbird Photos

We are so fortunate to have my nephew, Chris, as our family photographer. He takes all the photos at our get-togethers, but he also loves to take nature pictures. This weekend he took several photos of hummingbirds on his deck and I think they’re just beautiful. We were wondering whether these are rufous or anna’s…

Hello Kitty Birthday Treats

Since I’m on this Hello Kitty thing, I thought I would post some photos of Emily’s last two birthday treats — both Hello Kitty themed. The cake I designed myself — copying some ideas on the web from other HK cake makers. The skinny licorice is really hard to find — I ended up buying…