Friday, October 30, 2009

Snow Day #3: The Big Meltdown

The sun is back! Hope you all get to stitch this weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snow Day #2

It started snowing here on Tuesday night and hasn't stopped yet. We have 19" so far. This is my daughter's second snow day in a row and she's like a little kid, building snow forts in the backyard. Me? I'm dreaming of getting back down to the sewing room to finish some projects, so I'll make this quick and just show off a couple pictures from my back yard.

The above is the view out my back door. For some reason when I peeked outside this morning, it made me smile to see that row of little bright pots braving the cold and sheltering themselves under the bench while the rest of the landscape had turned white. I like being happy!

Have a warm day, everyone!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Scrappy Belt

Sew Mama Sew is hosting a Scrap Buster Contest this month. They have had lots of great ideas submitted, please head over and check it out. I wanted to come up with an idea that would use up small, not-necessarily-quilting fabrics, so here's my tutorial to make a simple patchwork style belt out of any kind of fabrics you have on hand. Here's a link to my Scrapbuster Belt. It's my first tutorial, so please email me with any comments, suggestions, corrections. I'd appreciate it! Thanks!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fabric Giveaway

Hey, mosey on over to the True Up blog for a great giveaway of a half-yard bundle pack of Liyohara fabric. Beautiful prints! And if you haven't visited True Up before, you'll enjoy getting lots of fabric news and tons of inspiration. Check it out!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Oatmeal muffins with dried cherries and dark chocolate chunks.

We've had our first snow of the season! The cooler weather makes me crave time in the kitchen to bake. I don't know why that is, but what I do know is I'm going to have a hard time fitting into my jeans tomorrow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


My nose is cold.
My front yard is carpeted in yellow.
My back yard is sporting more than the usual red.
I turned my sprinklers off for the year.
I have a cup of hot chocolate on my desk.
I'm going to a football game this weekend.
I'm enjoying the moments of the season.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Seasonal Changes

Last week my daughter and I created our own little retreat in the mountains. As we arrived at our condo, the weather changed, snow fell to dust the peaks, and the air took on that special autumn crispness. By the way, no, the mountain's not on fire, it's just a Colorado sunset.

We watched movies, shopped, sewed, hiked, and slept late. It was wonderful.

Back home, the changing of the seasons makes we want to get in the kitchen again. I think it's the chance to cook up things I haven't cooked in awhile. To me, fall is the time to bake, make soup, and cuddle in with all those comfort foods. In honor of fall, I made up some mixes this weekend that help me with the baking and cuddling. For info. on where the recipes came from, see this post. From left to right, hot chocolate mix, oatmeal mix, cookie mix, granola, and biscuit mix.

From my spot at the computer, I can see the maple tree out my back door is turning red today. I think I'll go walk the dog now and get some more autumn inspiration. Enjoy your week, everyone!