Friday, June 15, 2012


Good times.... the ER

Before we could go to Adventureland, we had to make a stop at th ER.

Not for Jackson, but for Andy.  He was working on the race car on Tuesday night and buried a piece of rusty brake drum into the palm of his hand.  He pulled half of it out and didn't realize he left the other half deep into his hand.  Until Thursday morning when it was purple, hot and hard as a rock.  Instead of leaving at 9:30, we finally left town at 3:30.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Grits & Giggles: {Tutorial} Banded Hand Towels

Love this, must try asap!!!!

Grits & Giggles: {Tutorial} Banded Hand Towels: We've had the same old dish towels since we got married. There's nothing wrong with some of them, but they're mismatched, dirty, or just do...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Favorite Flannels

I've had these flannel scraps sewn together in weird shaped rectangles for a very long time, possibly since 2006 when I started sewing.  I finally figured out what to do with them.  I cut them evenly into squares and sewed them all together.  I LOVE them!  The scraps are from my VERY FIRST QUILT ever made.  I sent that quilt to a friend in Minnesota.  The other scraps are from the third quilt I've made.  That pattern was given to me by my sister-in-law.  I love it that I have pieces of both of those memories in this little project! 

I think this can add a little color to my very brown furniture

Darn sun...

Bold and Beautiful New Bag!

Should make a great purse, right?

Love this... I'm keeping it.  Not sure why, but I'm keeping it.

New Bag!

Even a couple of pockets inside.  I love this polka dot fabric. 

I'm a winner!

Cruising around on some quilting blogs, I came across Sew Red for Women.  What a great way to bring awareness to heart disease among women.

They were having a giveaway, so I entered.  The giveaway was for a special charm from Sweetwater, sponsored by burgundy buttons.  I won! 

Scrap Boxes

I really like this book... Sunday Morning Quilts.  It has a lot of great ideas for scraps.  This one.... I just couldn't live without!  I separated all of my scraps by color.  Then I used them to make color coordinated scrap boxes!  The hardest part was eating enough cereal to cut up enough light weight cardboard to put inside of them! 

I left off the labels (if I can't tell that the box made with blue fabric is for blue scraps, I probably shouldn't be a quilter).  I have them lined up on my cutting table.  I think they are so cute!  If/when we finish our basement and I make an actual sewing room, I hope to have these on shelves above my cutting table. 

Here are the quilted panels, all cut and ready to be sew together

I even had a little help putting all of the piece together!

Here's the original idea

and here are my boxes!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Best Dog, Fantastic Book!

Took a few minutes last weekend to settle in with a great book and my super dog.  I started a project right away from this book!  I can't wait to show pictures!  It will be AWESOME!  More to come soon!!!
Who wouldn't love this cutie???

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Just a few highlights from a recent tour of Memorial Stadium, home of the Huskers!

Kenny Bell - he signed Jackson's football!
The view from the Press Box - Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Personal Press Conference with Mitch and Judy

New Addition to the Farm

Special Delivery!  (I paid how much for this little pile of material???)
Ok, now its looking like something!
Getting there
Finished!  Now we get to fill it!
I realized last year that if I ever wanted our basement finished, we would need to put up a shed.  We have a big garage, but it's holding all of the stuff that used to be in our shed at our last house(s) ...(boat, mower, four wheelers, log splitter, gas cans, oil pans, race car parts [fortunately the actual race car hangs out at the actual farm], dog kennels, decoys, trailers, wagons, sleds, augers, you get the idea).  All of the stuff that is normaly in a garage is in my basement (tools, tools, tools, paint cans, hunting clothes, fish cleaning tables, random pieces of wood and insulation that my frugile husband came across in the trash piles from the builders building our home 3 years ago and he couldn't handle to actually throw away cuz we might use it someday, boots, more boots, and probably 8 boxes that hold the contents of 3 or 4 junk drawers from the last 2 or 3 houses, again you get the idea). 

Long story short, in order to have my dream quilting/sewing retreat in my basement someday, we needed a shed.  So, here it is.  One step closer to my ultimate basement takeover!  :-)  Hooray!