Sunday, September 27, 2009


Here is the last set of pillowcases for Halloween. This fabric reminds me of my childhood, when Snoopy, Woodstock and Charlie Brown were all the rage!

How The Heck Did I Miss This?

I had no idea JoAnn Fabrics had licensed 100% cotton fabrics in another spot besides the quilt section. Where have I been? I happened to be looking at the fleece that was on sale last week. I rarely go into any other fabric section besides the quilting section, just because I mostly sew with 100% cotton fabrics. Wow, they had all kinds of cool licensed kids fabrics like SpongeBob Squarepants, Scooby Doo, John Deere and Clifford The Big Red Dog. I guess I need to look around a little more. My husband will love that, like I don't buy enough already! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Three Weeks

It has been three weeks since we got Maddy. She is such a sweet dog. She is a fetching dog, which for us is a big deal. We have never had a dog that would play fetch. We found these small sized tennis balls that she can just barely squeeze in her jaws. The potty training is coming along. She is doing pretty well with the puppy pads, with just an occasional accident. But, I still keep my Little Green Machine handy. We have also been trying to crate train Maddy. We are to the point where the whining is barely audible and after a while she just gives up and settles down. However, she is a bit confused with the English language. She seems to think "good girl" translates to "I deserve a treat"!

Still Making Pillowcases

This is one of a set of pillowcases for my son, Matthew. This is brand new fabric. Yes, I did say I wasn't going to buy any fabric except to finish up projects. Well, that went out the window when I bought the body fabric to go with a cuff fabric that I already had. Then, I screwed up cutting out the cuff fabric (it was a very cute border print). That meant I had no cuff fabric. Back to the fabric store I went to get cuff fabric. So, I ended up with brand new fabric pillowcases. Go figure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beckham's Pillowcase

Since I am still working on clearing out Halloween fabric, I decided this pillowcase would be for Beckham, my Grandson, who is due in October. His parents can put it away until next year. The fabric is babies dressed for trick or treat.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Halloween Pillowcase

Once again, I put my serger to use. This time it was to get rid of more of that excess Halloween fabric by making a pillowcase. If you click on the picture, you will see the cutest little goblins fabric ever.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baseball Game

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Tonight we attended a Brewer's baseball game sponsored by WOCA (Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance). The Brewers won 7 to 2.

I Love My Serger

This pillowcase went together so quickly. Now I wonder why I didn't try my serger sooner! The pillowcase matches a quilt I made for my Goddaughter a year or so ago.

The man bib is polar bears dressed for winter.

It Was 1995

Yesterday I dragged out my serger. According to the manual I purchased it in 1995. I'll bet I have used it twice. A few years ago I took a course at the local tech college to relearn how to use it. Again it sat. I want to make some pillowcases and I thought I would serge the edges for a cleaner look. One hour and two trys later, I finally had the darn thing threaded. So far the sample swatch looks great. Wish me luck.

I had a photo I wanted to upload, but Blogger appears to be having some problems. I will post it later on.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Can Sleep Standing Up.....

....Or atop a bone that is as big as I am!

2 Yards Short

I'm sure you think I am referring to fabric. On the contrary, I am referring to thread. I was finishing up a bib last night and ran out of a particular color of thread with just a small section left to be quilted. Isn't that always the way?

Maddy is too small for the smallest sized dog harness. Therefore, we have been playing "come chase me" in our backyard. I have a friend who wanted to get rid of all her baby gear. This outdoor playpen was part of the booty. Apparently it works for puppies too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Are You Adding?.....

....because I have lost track of the number of bibs that Matthew now has. I wish I could say this is the end, but I think I bought every fat quarter of cute kids fabric that ever existed! The pile of "to do's" never seems to go down!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Update on Maddy

This photo is our Maddy sharing a bowl of chow with her cousin, Zeus.

And Finally....

This is the last of the table toppers for Halloween...although I think I said that once before. These are addicting!

Walk For Cancer

Saturday evening, my family joined me in a walk for the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January of 2007. I had a reoccurance of ovarian cancer this past February. I am so blessed to have family that supports me.

Catch Up

Ever since Maddy came, I have been lax in my blogging duties. This was last weeks bounty. More man bibs for Matthew.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome Home Baby

Today we welcomed a new member to our family. Her name is Maddy and she is a puggle. Maddy was born on July 8, 2009. Welcome home baby.

Almost Gone....

I am almost out of Halloween fabric....finally. I have a small amount left that is going to be used for pillowcases. That is, as soon as I figure out how to use my serger! These are the last of the table toppers. I made 3 from the Halloween/stripe fabric and 2 from the black, orange and green fabrics.