Monday, 22 July 2013

My Baby Boy... <3<3<3

I am soooooo beyond excited, actually excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel....I am over the moon, head over heels in love, so much that I feel I could burst at the seams. We are having a baby BOY! We had out 19 week ultrasound today and saw our baby for the first time since he was just a little dot on the screen, and you know what? He is BEAUTIFUL! He is our little man! I so so so excited to meet him in 4 months!

Yup, those are his little hands :D

Isn't that the cutest little clip EVER?!? I just love him <3
Until next time, mother completely smitten,

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Shades of Envy....

A while back, I watched a tutorial on the "Jelly Roll Race" on my favorite You Tube channel by Jenny Doan at, she is wicked awesome at her tutorials and I just had to try this pattern. It looked like so much fun and it was EASY! So, I did some research on various jelly roll prints, as I have never gotten one before and I wanted to find the perfect one, which I did in fact come across, but I will be posting that one at a later date ;)......that one will be an extra special project......sooooo, I decided to do a practice one!

Now a jelly roll typically consists of about 40 (sometimes less, depending on the seller) 2.5" by width of fabric strips. Since I didn't have a jelly roll, as I am waiting for "the perfect one" to arrive in the mail any day now, I just cut 2.5" strips from yardage, which is super easy (and cheaper in the end, but jelly rolls are oh so much fun when you can get all the prints in a specific line all conveniently wrapped up for you :)). Anyways, I chose my prints and cut my strips....

My mom lent me a large bag of green yardage to cut from to make an Irish Chain quilt, which I decided against at this time so I decided to pick from it for my Jelly Roll quilt, which I cleverly (haha) titled "Shades of Envy".
I cut 40 strips and then sewed them together, on the bias, to create a 2.5" x 1760" strip of fabric! Longest piece of fabric I have ever seen let me tell ya! So I then folded this piece in half to create a 2.5" x 880" strip of fabric and I sewed allllllll along one side and then cut to make 2 strips of 880"...
This is the 1760" strip folded in half...

I got through that entire strip, started the second fold and promptly ran out of thread on both my bobbin and top spool at exactly the same time, that has never ever happened before, I have no idea how I planned that...

I had to take a pic, I was that amazed lol.

And so I rewound and sewed, and folded and sewed, and folded and sewed, and folded and sewed, and when I was all done I ended up with this beauty of a quilt top :).

I am soooooo SOOOOOOO excited to back, quilt and bind it! It will be our St. Patrick's day quilt for the front room :). DB is Irish so he's pretty stoked!

And this is just a pic of my temporary sewing room, my kitchen, as DB and I are currently in the process of setting up my new sewing studio in the basement, while getting the baby's room ready <3.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!  

Thanks for stopping by :D!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Introductions are in order!

First off, I'd like to say that this is my very first blog and I am ohhhh so excited to get going with it! I have been thinking about it, planning, dreaming and taking pictures for a while now, trying to get myself prepared and I feel that I am ready to take the leap!

To start off, a little bit about myself....I am 30 years old, I am a pediatric nurse and my dearest boyfriend (which will from now forth be referred to as DB) and I are expecting our first baby in December 2013! We will be adding on to our furry family of an 8 year old sheltie named Dixie, a 3 year old  black lab named Alli and a 2 year old ragdoll cat named Sparrow, it will definitely be a full house! We are so SOOO!! very excited, but more on that in a later post :). One of my biggest passions (other than becoming a mother) is sewing, more specifically, quilting. So therefore, my blog will focus primarily on my latest projects, fabric finds and inspirations I am dreaming about and/or planning on doing in the near future. As well, it will include my trials and tribulations throughout my pregnancy and becoming a first time mom <3. I have always been a big fan of journaling and after becoming a part of many other great blogs, I thought what a great way to share my thoughts and passions with other like-minded people :D. Ahhhh, the glory of modern technology!

So, to conclude my very first blog post, I would like to again express how excited I am to finally officially be a part of the blogging world. I am so looking forward to start sharing and I welcome all and any comments and friends alike! Welcome to my blog and I hope you stick around!! :) :) :)