About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Monday, January 12, 2009

I won something and new shelves

I can't believe I am just now posting this, I woke up in the middle of the night last night and remembered I hadn't thanked Jana of Lola.....Again for the lovely gift I won. This is my first ever blog giveaway to win! Isn't this bag adorable?! Isabella thought it was so adorable, she stole it from me and is using it as her ballet bag! She claims until I make her one, she gets to keep this one LOL Jana is hilarious, if you haven't checked out her blog yet, I recommend you do now. Thank you Jana : D

I am finally sewing again! I have been in a creative funk since before Christmas. Friday night, I finally felt like cutting out the fabric for my Mom's new quilt. This is even though I havn't finished my quilt yet lol I am using several fabrics from the Ava Rose line by Tanya Whelan. I bought all of my fabric from Jona at Fabritopia. She carries the whole line. While I think these fabrics are beautiful, they are not something I would normally choose for myself. So, I am really enjoying working with new prints and colors, it is always fun to change things up. My Mom picked this fabric line herself, she loved it! I still need to buy 3 or 4 coordinating solids from my local quilt shop and then I can start assembling the quilt top.

I also got my quilt out and am trying to finish up the quilting. I am *almost* done! Can you say slooooowpoooooke! LOL Some of you ladies have started and finished 3 quilts since I started this one! Do you see that kitty looking out the window? The little turd almost threw up on my quilt last night! Thank God I had thrown a pair of shorts on top of it that needed mending before going to bed last night. The shorts caught all the puke! I never leave things out like that usually, now I know why.

I also spent yesterday cleaning up my sewing space. My mom gave me two shelves that she had replaced, so I moved a lot of the junk that was on top of my cutting table to the shelving. What an improvement! I can use my cutting table now, and everything looks much neater on the shelves. I should have taken a before picture of the cutting table, so you could fully appreciate what a mess it was.

Now, I just need to refold all of my fabric and stack it neatly. I have kinda just been throwing things up there, as you can see lol


Amber said...

Wow - that quilt is going to be fabulous! And you should keep those shorts as "lucky shorts" :-)

Your work area looks great!

RachelQ said...

your work area looks wonderful!!! I am in the process of going through all the boxes of fabric that I have.. I have waaaay too much

Marie said...

Your quilt is so cute...I'm afraid I have no interest in quilting yet. The actual quilting it when it is all finished is what intimidates and the binding too...

Your work area looks great, I'm still working on mine, maybe I'll post pics one day if I'm brave enough.

Hope all is well with you and the family!

Anonymous said...

Cute bag!

And that is one lucky cat! If one of my cats puked on a project of mine, they would have been booted out the door (for the day at least).

Your quilt does look fantastic!

Have a great day!

Trish said...

That bag is very cute! I love the fabrics you picked for your mom's quilt too! It'll be such a happy quilt! Your quilt is coming along so nicely too - I just love the side by side quilting....looks so nice!

Love the sewing room organization...I really wish I had a closet even for a sewing room....maybe if I just ditch all the extra sheets and pillow cases....*ponders*

My Inspired Heart said...

congrats on the giveaway....that is one cute bag! And the quilt fabrics are just going to be gorgeous together!

as for sewing room organization....I have mine organized as well as all our homeschool stuff, lol! at least there aren't as many little hands reaching for my stuff, though :)

Michelle said...

CUTE bag... I adore Jana! :)
The quilt is going to be gorgeous, I love those fabrics!! and your sewing space looks great!!

muralimanohar said...

Wow, nice prize! And OMG..the little furball here did the exact same thing...I was in the middle of cutting out a dress for an order (I had an ORDER! Woohoo! lol), and while I had got up to go do something, he BARFED on it! And there was something in it that left a nice orange stain RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of it. Argh! lol

CJ said...

The quilt looks lovely in the light from the window. You are much kinder than I. That cat would be NO WHERE near that quilt now! Possibly not even in the house!

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