Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuscaloosa, Al...

Apartment Complex

I am sure by now everyone has seen the devastating pictures of the carnage in Tuscaloosa from the tornado that hit Wednesday. A number of students have lost their lives. There are local relief efforts taking place here in the Jackson, MS area. Diapers, formula, shoes, toiletry items are being trucked to Alabama. I have been spreading the word here but wanted to extend to opportunity to all those in the blogging world.
Elementary School

I have a personal connection with this town. I went the the University of Alabama and it is a place that develops deep roots and takes hold of your heart and never lets go. I would love to do something else, but I am afraid I do not have enough followers or readers to even warrant a request of action to help those affected. If you have any desire to help, sending donation items or money or getting some quilts together, I am ready to do my part. Please let me know so that I may contribute even if in just some small way!
Roll Tide Roll.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sewing Machine Woes

My new sewing machine is acting up. It seems the thread coming from the bobbin is not clearing the bobbin case for some reason. About every third stitch it gets caught and stuck with the needled down. HELP!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Design

I am going through some blog boredom lately. I had a background and cute fonts a while ago that I really loved. But one day, they were no longer there! I have no idea what happened. Ever since, I have been trying to figure out what to do. I had help the last time, but I would really like something simple, cute and easy this time around. So pardon the construction mess!
As for the quilt, it is still going, but school is crazy lately. Next week is spring break. I will be going to California for the week. So no quilt making over the break.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just a Thought

Isn't it funny that we trust God with our soul, our eternal life. However, when it comes to simple worries, we think the problem is too great. Or it may just be that we don't really believe or trust that He will take care of the issues we have going on. It may be that he don't think He will do what we think is best for us, or handles things the way we want them to be handled. Isn't this ironic! I trust God to be the Saviour of my soul, my Redeemer and my Lord. But I must remind myself to trust Him to sell my house or car or even keep my family safe. Crazy.
I trust you.
I know you value me and have a plan for me.
I know that your plan is what is best for me.
Thank you for giving grace and mercy to me, despite my many flaws.
I love you and I thank you for Your unending love.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What is this?!!!!

Look what I had waiting on me when I got home from school today!

I have the best husband in the world to send me these for my birthday!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of what I am working on for Trae. I am so excited about it all. I am loving how all of the fabrics are coming together. Some of these I happened upon very randomly and unexpectedly and they are some of my favorites.
Here are other pictures from our drive to California this past time. All of these pictures are in Truckee. We love it there.

Bella loves the snow just as much as we do.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Projects

I have two new projects I will start on soon. The first is a baby blanket for dear friends of our in California. I will be doing a simple design so I have time to wait to find out the sex of the baby.
The second is one for Trae. I am really excited about it. I am not doing a single collection or even really trying to match colors. I am choosing fabrics that remind me of him and all of his passions. Since he might read this, I am not going to mention what the fabrics are or show pictures. I have ordered a few prints online and am just waiting for them to come in now. I am very excited about all of them and I am loving how they are turning out so far. I will show you this is pattern I will be using for Trae's quilt.
This is what I want the baby quilt to look like, although I can not find a tutorial anywhere, I will just go for it on my own.
Classes start back tomorrow. I am ready to get it going. The sooner it starts, the sooner it will get done.

Over the past few months, I have been cooking some great things also. Chocolate souffle with peanut butter pastry cream in the center, puff pastry ham and cheese, coconut cake, cream puffs, garlic cheese biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, and lots of good stuff.