Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween......

Everyone be safe out there this weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


After looking and looking, and LOOKING! I went through ALL of my blogs like 5 times, I have no idea how I missed it each time. But here is the info if you live in Calif and are interested. I found it on Lindsay's blog. . Here is what she posted on her blog.

Attention Los Angeles area residents!

I received an email yesterday from a casting producer at TLC, and they are casting for a new couples home makeover show called “Our House.” Do you fit this description? If so, send them an email today! I’d LOVE if one of you was cast on this show (and would totally expect you to give me credit, live on camera. Ha!).


The TLC network is looking for fun, outgoing couples who live together in the Los Angeles area for their new home makeover show “Our House.”

The concept: We give you $25,000 and three weeks to do whatever you want to your home’s interior. You can re-floor, re-furnish, break down walls, install extreme fixtures and make it your dream house! And you have to do it all YOURSELF! (with a little help from your friends and the occasional plumber).

We’re looking for married couples, dating couples, new home owners, long-time residents, couples who are strapped for cash and couples who just need a change. Whatever your story — as long as you own your house and want TLC to pay you to re-invent it — we want to hear from you!

Please send an email to with both of your names and ages, a phone number, your house’s location, photos of you both and a brief explanation of why you want to makeover your home.



HELP!!..Anyone heard of TLC new show??

When I was reading all blogs the other night, I don't remember which one I was on, they were advertising this new show coming on TLC about a $25,000 husband and wife makeover in their house. I really want more info on it but I can't find the blog that it was advertised on. If someone could help me out, I would love ya' to pieces! Thanks for the help!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Madeline's cowgirl birthday party...

I just love family....below is my niece Bethany holding her nieces, Charlotte and birthday girl Madeline.

So sad that I missed the Cowgirl party. They had a little petting zoo, pony rides, panning for gold.. and anything and everything else you could think of. Looks like it was a blast! Below is Grace and Madeline on a pony ride(sisters)
If you ever need someone to organize and get a party ready for you, Kristen is the gal to call! She is the bestest ever!!! EVER! She even does photography too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

there she is..

..............................................Isn't she grand!
I have this old, old sewing machine cabinet. Like an antique thing. My other machine sat right on top of it. My sweetie of a husband built it into the top, made it flush all the way through!
Then, because I am a short little shit, he built a stand for my feet, so I can reach the pedal without using my tippee toes and that way I can use the free hand system on the machine also. Marian taught me to use my left foot to sew and my right leg for the FHS. He totally had to re construct this piece of furniture so this machine would fit in. Thanks honey! Got it Saturday, still haven't used it though... I guess I still have the guilt thing going on for buying such an expensive machine. But it sure is nice to have all the options instead of 1 straight stitch only!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

gimme some skin!

Design Skins are Here

The new Design Skins infuse your Bernina with your personality and protect the machine from scratches and dirt. Create your own design by uploading images or choose from a collection of exclusive designs. Show your style and creativity -- and change your design whenever you like. The skins leave no residue when they are removed.

Design Skins will fit these Bernina models:

• activa 210

• activa 220

• activa 230PE

• activa 240

• artista 635LE

Create your skin and show your personality! It's what all the best-dressed sewing machines are wearing.

Design Skin proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer research.

I have been told that the skin for the 635 fits the 630 like a glove. I sure hope so because that's what I ordered!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

new addition...

Well..... there she is. I will have to find a name for her, I am sure almost everyone who has one has named theirs Bernie. So I am on the name hunt. Bummer part... I have to wait till Thursday night to pick her up. I am kinda excited to sew with her. This means I can actually do more than just a straight stitch and even have the option of going in reverse. Whoo-hoo!! MY Viking will soon be up for adoption and looking for a good home and maybe all her accessories will soon be on ebay.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

quilting, quilting, quilting...

Been pretty busy here. Quilted the one above (should say FINALLY quilted) to put in my boss' office at work. She decided to take EVERYTHING out and off her walls. She now has 1 thing hanging and it is an old fashioned board with handwriting samples on it like they use in the old days. Fits perfect with the theme.. school.. and it even says our school name on the bottom. Ridgemoor. I still have to finish putting the binding on.
Did this one a while ago too, and finally got around to it. It really stinks when your machine goes in for service, you don't realize just how much you use it till it's gone. Still have to sew the binding on this one. If you click on any of the pictures, the colors show up much better and you can actually see the quilting.
I think the girls (Mia and Lolli) are going to LOVE this one. I know I do.