Pardon My Growing Family!!

11402984_896526417049892_3493969184854224607_nI know I’ve been gone a long time.  I’ve been going through an adoption journey, and although I can’t go into details things are going great!!  It’s exciting, tiring, sometimes scary, but a really wonderful experience.  So I have been kept away from my sewing room for several months, and this leads me to a dilemma…

I’m not really a UFO person, I start ONE project and work in that project until it is completed.  Then I move on to the next project.  I don’t multi-task well when it comes to quilting.  I’m not sure why, but it’s just not something I do well.  So I currently have a quilt in the works, but am making a new quilt for a special someone who love Mickey Mouse.  So for the first time in my quilting HISTORY I’m going to be working on 2 things at once…I hope the OCD organizationalist in me can manage.

In other news the I have some wonder “True Colors” by Tula pink coming my way, and I can’t wait to tell you about the fun project I have planned for that.IMG_2003

And last, but certainly NOT least I plan on trying to make some Wild & Goosey blocks….call me CRAZY!  My friend Charisma inspired me, I LOVE her quilt so much, that I decided to try my hand at my own.  See more about her Wild & Goosey quilt here!


Lone Star Love & Personal Updates

My strips are cut and arranged in order. Time to strip piece them.
My strips are cut and arranged in order. Time to strip piece them.

So I have always loved the Lone Star quilt pattern.  I decided to try one awhile back with a small quilt, from there I went to a very large quilt.  Now, I’m making one that will be “just right”.  It’s still in construction, but I wanted to share some of my progress with you.  I’m creating this Lone Star using 10 colors (3 of them are repeated).  I’m SO excited and happy about this color combination, I really love it!!  Two of the “burst” sections are the same multicolored fabric, that for me was moving out of my regular comfort zone.  However seeing the end result, I think it adds a bit of magic to the entire thing.

Creating the "blades" for the Lone Star
Creating the “blades” for the Lone Star


I start my new job this coming Tuesday, I can’t tell you wait a relief it is that.  I was laid off from my job in October of last year and was given the end date of January 1st.  So I was off and running on the job hunt, then my current job extended me until the end of February.  Luckily I found a job at my local hospital and begin there this Tuesday.  If someone would have told me this would all work out this perfectly I would never have believed them!  So now I am employed again, and will have time to focus more on my quilting once again, instead of resume editing, job searching, interviews etc.  So I’m very grateful and thankful for that.

Lone Star on the design wall after it has been blocked and pressed.
Lone Star on the design wall after it has been blocked and pressed.

On another personal note, we are one of 3 couples who are being considered to adopt a little 3 year old.  We are the only couple of the 3 who have had any interaction with him (we’ve provided respite for him the past 6 months).  So we’re really crossing our fingers on this one.  A really special little one, so we are cautiously optimistic things will turn out well for us.  (If you have any spare good vibes to send our way please do!)

So now that everything seems to be falling into place, please expect to see new projects and posts on a more regular basis.  I know I was sparartic at best for awhile.  😀

And…I can breath again!

Well I’ve had a crazy few months.  As you can see I completely fell off my blog.  The truth is I was in “I need a job” mode.  So it was very hard for me to concentrate on anything else.  Tweaking my resume, going on interviews, 2nd interviews, etc.  Well the good news is, I’m EMPLOYED again!  I was very lucky to receive an opportunity at Mercy Medical Center in their IT department.  I start March 3rd, and I’m THRILLED!

All of this allowed me to let out a very long and loud SIGH of relief, and now my attentions can return to quilting!  And what better way to make your way back than with some AWESOME inspiration!  BEHOLD!!

Postcard From Sweden






Isn’t that GORGEOUS!   It’s called “Postcards from Sweden” and it’s a free pattern available at Craftsy.

So I have the fabric ordered and can’t wait to put it together.  I still have my upcoming Lone Star collaboration to work on.  Can’t WAIT for you to see that!!  Lots of sewing on the horizon!