Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some of My Favorite Sea Side Prints

These prints are some of my favorite of the Sea Side.
You see one of my favorite places to go is up the coast of California.
I can almost hear the ocean waves crashing, smell the ocean smells and
feel the sand between my toes. It's so relaxing just to sit and
watch the waves come in and go back out.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Morning Glory Vine

My morning glory vine came up wild on the side of the house.
It was growing on the ground and was taking over the wheel barrow
and anything else it's way. My son helped me untangle it without to much
damage to the plant and put a tomatoe cage over it. As you can see it has
recovered very well. It makes me smile each morning I go out to
water my flowers, and I see this beautiful vine in all it's glory.

Today I am going to Oak Glen with my mother and sisters. Will be posting
pictures later of our day.
Hope you have a great day!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dresden Express 12 Ruler

Do you all remember a few months back me saying I would love to find one of these
rulers. Well, my friend found me one at the Long Beach Quilt Show. I was so overjoyed!!!
Now I can make more of the amazing kaleidoscope quilt blocks. Here is a pic of a quilt I have
been working on. Each block comes out so different from the other. I love to see how each one turns out.

Thank you Joyce for finding that ruler. You see it is made by June Tailor
and is not being produced anymore. :( But I am now a very Happy Camper.

Sneek Peek of Christmas Log Cabin Quilt

Here's a peek at the Christmas Log Cabin Quilt I am making.
Each square has a different center. The fabric is Debbie Mumm, and
I just fell in love.
This block is for the pillow I am making to
go with the quilt.

I plan on sewing many more blocks tonight.
I'll be showing you more as I get my blocks done.
Happy Day! ♥ Cindy

Friday, June 25, 2010

Baby Jacob

My nephew Jacob and his wife Celeste's baby came 5 weeks early.
He was born June 7, 2010 round 6 p.m. and weighed 3 lbs 8 oz.
They didn't have to put him on a respirator, only a feeding tube and oxygen.
He is now 3 lbs. 14 oz. and taking a bottle.
He's still in the hospital, but doing fine.
This first picture is of him just after he was born.

This next picture is of him a few days later.

This last picture is of his mother holding him last night.

He is a little mircale and
we thank God for taking care of Celeste and
baby Jacob.

Jennifer's Rag Quilt

Black and White Rag Quilt

Just for love... I made this rag quilt for my daughter just for love, and maybe a little fun!

Her room is black and white and some very bright color for accents.

I used my scrap fabric to make this quilt. I had a lot of fun making this quilt,

but I usually do when I'm making any quilt.

By the way this was my first rag quilt, and I really liked it. It's nice to work

on something and get it done in a day.

I'm still working on my son's dresden plate quilt, it's just taking a little longer

to get done.

Sorry for such a blurry photo. I don't know what happened there.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whit's Birthday Cake

Jennifer made Whit's birthday cake. The cake is frosted with buttercream frosting,
and the decorations are fondant (homemade fondant).
She's doing great! I think, as I have said before "Jenn has
found her creative art side in cake decorating.

Just one more great job Jenn!

While my sons girlfriend was out visiting this last week I threw her a early birthday party
since I won't be with her on her birthday. I made this quilt for her. She was so surprised about that party and she just loved her quilt. As you can tell her favorite colors are black, white and red.

I had so much fun doing this quilt, I'm ready to do another one.
I'll just have to go shopping for more fabric. How fun is that!

What color combinations should I use, there's
just to many to pick from. I'll have to think of someone in the
family or a friend I have'nt given a quilt to and go from there.

I just love to see the faces of loved ones and
friends when they open their quilts!

My daughter is doing great in her cake decorating class.
This is her clown cake. I think she did a fabulous job.
I'll let you look at the pictures and decide for yourself.
I took pictures from differt sides of the cake, so enjoy !

Great job Jennifer!

Baby Gifts

More baby gifts for my friend Leaya's baby boy. She is ready at any time to have him. I'm so happy for them, after 3 girls she is now having a boy. at the baby shower she would open a gift
and say "and it's not pink". I thought she was so cute. She got a little emotional a couple a times.
Her girls a beautiful and she's a great mom. I know they are going to help in the spoiling process of their new brother.
A simple fleece blanket I made for the little guy.
I just fell in love with the froggy.

And I had to try my hand at an "I SPY Bag".

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jennifer's First Baby Cake

Jennifer, my daughter has found her creative talent. She has always loved to bake.
As a young girl, when she would bake cookies they all come out the same size, her cakes
and other wonderful desserts would always be bakery perfect. Yes! she had to have it perfect.
So when she was asked to make this cake for a baby shower
(which she's never decorated a cake to this extent) I told her sure go for it.
I knew she could do it. Now she is going to take some cake decorating classes
to find out the techniques so it doesn't take two days to make and decorate a cake.
She made her own fondant, and colored it. I was told it tasted very good, I'm
not a fondant girl, just give me frosting. So I'm very proud of you Jenn, you can do this.
I believe in you, because whatever you set your mind to do you will do it.
Have fun in your classes!

Her cupcakes were so yummy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My First Baby Shoes

My very first pair of baby shoes are for Leaya's baby boy. Hope they don't look to girlie.
I think they should be okay for an infant, but they go with the little outfit I bought him.

See that cute little froggie...isn't he just adorable.
So I picked fabric to go with the blue and green on his little overalls.
I think he will be so cute in his little outfit.

I even got some froggie fleece I am going to make a blanket.
I will post more on the blanket later.
Got get back to the sewing machine.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dresden Plate Quilt

I thought I would share my new quilt project I'm working on.
This is the fabric I started with. Using this ruler, I used a friends since June Taylor no longer is making this ruler. Oh! how I wish I could get a hold of one of these. I have search the web, ebay and everything in between, and just can not find this ruler. Anyway enough of that...I cut my fabric plates with this ruler.
Each and every one of your plates come out so different.
They look a lot like kaleidoscopes.

I'm having a lot of fun sewing this quilt up.
Each step makes the quilt look so different as it starts
to take shape.

My son has put his claim on this one.
I'll be posting more about my quilt as I get other steps done.

Thanks for stopping by.
If you have any info. about where I could get one of
these Dresden Express 12 rulers please let me know.
Have a great day! ~Cindy

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jennifer's Cake

This is my beautiful daughter Jennifer. We are already for the party...
she's finishing up making the coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I've been told
she makes the best coffee. I think she gets that from her grandmother... my mom.
Nice and strong!

She's been decorating cakes and cupcakes so she made and decorated her own bithday cake.
I was kinda pushed out of the kitchen.
I think they turned out great. She loves bright and lively colors... goes with her bight personality.