My Stash

See that? Right there? That cost me $600.

No, not the fabric. That cat.

*sigh* Two rounds of antibiotics, X-rays and surgery removing a bladder stone. A reoccurring bladder stone. That’s the cost of the Brother Innovis 900 I was drooling over at the OKC Quilt Show a couple weekends ago.

In case you’re wondering, that’s the third shelf he’s sleeping on, about 4.5-5′ high. It’s good to know bladder surgery didn’t slow him down.

Anyway… A friend from high school asked me to make a crochet hook holder, and I told her I’d take a picture of some fabrics to give her a choice. After laying some out, I decided to take pictures of most of my fabric, instead, just to have around if other people are wanting something. It’s not everything I have – there’s a lot more scraps and usually most previously-pictured-projects have leftovers. But it’s the good sized chunks that can be used for various projects.

(As an aside, the shelf Tycho is sleeping on has my various collections-in-progress – Cars fabrics, Wizard of Oz fabrics, Monet/Renoir fabrics, and Cinderella fabrics. All of these, minus Cinderella for my sister, are personal projects, so I don’t mind if he sleeps on them!)

Some prints:

Greens and reds:

Pinks and browns and purples:


Yellows and tropical:



So if you see something you like, and you have a project in mind, let me know!

Published in: on January 31, 2010 at 9:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stroller Bag & A Vacation Passport

Goodness gracious, I was gone for a while! I have excuses, of course. My husband went TDY to San Antonio, so the Wee One and I had to go visit him! Which killed the car battery. Coming back, I was sick for a day, followed by an immediate need to pack and get out of town before a snowstorm shut down the airports. Luckily we were on the 6 a.m. flight. And, if the battery hadn’t died in San Antonio, it would have died sitting dormant in airport parking for 19 days, so, um, at least we didn’t have to deal with that after getting back from Christmas/Disney World.

Yes, Disney World! Not for Christmas, though. First we ran around the Eastern Seaboard visiting family. We had to go to Disney to get a vacation from our vacation! My husband and I “ran” the half-marathon in the coldest, wettest weather ever. Seriously. Florida. 32 degrees. Icy rain. I set the bar for future half-marathons reallllllly low.

On the plus side, we got a good amount of looks at the stroller bag and a decent amount of comments.  We bought little 12-ounce bottles of water and stuck them in various pockets – perfect fits! And wipes and napkins and other various child-related items fit neatly in the bag. Items like gloves and hats and scarves. Did I mention it was cold?

I didn’t finish lining the stroller bag (though I will…someday) but I found fun Mickey ribbon at a JoAnn’s in San Antonio to tie off the top. See? It was totally worth the drive! (I also saw some great Mickey dangly-sparkly-trim, but I restrained myself. For some reason.)

Another fun thing we did for the Wee One was a vacation passport. Idea totally stolen from the DIS wedding boards.

I bought a little 4×6, 99-cent photo album from Walmart and cut some Mickey scrapbook paper to fit. On each page, we wrote the park we were going to, important events (three o’clock parade – 3 p.m.), and our dining reservations. The Wee One and his auntie decorated it with stickers on the airplane, and he checked it every day to make sure we were going to the right place. (“Mom, this page says M-G-M, but the tram driver said ‘Hollywood Studios.'”)

Each page slips out of the sleeve, so minus the stickers, it’s reuseable for the next vacation. Take out the first page and it’s reuseable for ANY vacation. (Just kidding. Where else is there to vacation?)

So, I’m back and I’m sewing. I have three new projects, plus four quilts to make by April. And I’m taking the plunge and starting to display my wares for sale among friends. Not to mention a big surprise coming in March. Stay tuned!

Published in: on January 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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