Thursday, August 28, 2008


OK so maybe my big surprise won't happen in mid-September. It will take a bit longer than expected, but that's OK. It takes longer than I expected to do some paper work. I'm in no rush, and this little hiccup gives me some extra time to work on some other things. Can I be any more vague?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

things are happening

Things are all falling into place for a fun project I am working on. What is it you ask? Well, you'll just have to wait. I think everything will be ready by mid to late September. Exciting things are going to happen over at Elaine and Co.!

a few fun links

I want to make this with my kids.
I want dearly to subscribe to this magazine. (both the women's and children's magazines)
I found an awesome artist.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

knitting and sewing and fairs, oh my!

We went to the state fair last weekend. It was a gorgeous day!
Jack enjoyed the Ferris wheel immensely. Poor guys was too short to ride any other rides, so we rode this one twice.
Liam's first roller coaster ride was on this freakish caterpillar.
I finally finished a little cardigan for my niece who will arrive in September. It's from a Debbie Bliss book, and I used the oh so soft cashmerino aran. I love the simplicity of it.
I'm also sending my sister the baptismal gown we've all been passing around for years. My siblings and I were all baptized wearing it. So far all of our children have also been baptized in it.
Since it's been around for so long, I had to make some repairs to the smocking. I hope I did a decent job. It was my first smocking and I was kind of nervous.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

so sweet

I know this post really has no point except to say that I have the most adorable daughter. My mother-in-law took this picture (or at least her husband did since I just noticed her hands in the pic) about a month ago. Don't you want to kiss those chubby cheeks?!

Friday, August 8, 2008

good mail day

I got two new patterns in the mail today, and I'm itching to get some sewing done. But I made a pact with myself to finish all outstanding projects before I get to sew any new stuff. It's hard!

I also made another big oopsie and cut some batting the wrong size. Now it's too small for my quilt. I either have to sew it together or get some new batting. The cheap side of me says sew it back together, but since it's for someone else, I think I'll just get some new batting. I have a Joann coupon anyway, so it will be inexpensive. (Joann coupons are my nemisis!)

All these big oopsies seem to happen at 11pm. Maybe I should stop cutting/sewing at 11pm.