Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Okay, finally started a blog.....but who cares about what I have sewn....anyone besides me?? Maybe my husband, since it means less fabric around :)

I'm working my way through a minor bout with postpartum depression, nothing major, just an extreme case of baby blues. Only problem is, my depression "thing" is ordering online. I get happy when I get something in the mail or from UPS. I've ordered and received an obscene amount of fabric in the past 7 months, as well as a few vintage sewing machines. Totals are- an entire shed full of fabric and 9 sewing machines.!

The only benefit of now being in debt is that I have more than enough fabric to produce all the kids clothes, quilts, and bags/purses for the store here in town that wants to sell my things. I guess I took a business loan out from the credit card company?!! Not recommended....but now, there are no more excuses. I have all I need, now it's up to me gettin' busy.

But then I remember that I have two kids and have no time to sew.....wait, why did I add a blog too??? No this is not true, I simply need to work on my time management. I need to be better at using my "free"time during nap times, and maybe, just maybe, having a blog will some how make me accountable to someone or something to get some stuff done!

So let's hope that adding a blog to my full plate will help me be more.....organized? streamlined? SANE??!?!?!

Finally hashing out the finances with the husband has helped tremendously already. We had a serious conversation about all the finances and wrote everything down and came up with a plan. It really feels good, and it's nice to know that it wasn't all my fault! Money is clearly not my forte, so having hubby taking over some of that will help everyone out.

New day, my first post, feeling good. Kids sleeping.....out to the sewing shed I go....


The top quilt is one I just finished for a friend in Italy about to have a baby girl. For the blocks, I used the Sparks baby quilt from Alissa and then sashed small with a 2.5" block at all the meetin' points. I really really like how it came out. If I hadn't thought about my friend the whole time I made it, I totally would have kept it for my girl. I pieced the back with leftovers and some pieces of minky, free-motioned the whole thing. Try f-m on minky, it's awesome
The second pic has been on the wall for waaaaaaay to long. It was for Auntie Scoob, who's birthday is (was) Aug. 30. Yep, some friend I am. I gave her another bag instead.


  1. so many things to say - first: welcome to blogland. many crafty types will want to see what you've done - you want to see what they've done, right? so it stands to reason. next: postpartum sucks but knowing you're in it is really key to coming through it - and you will (come through it). lastly: i hate hate hate talking to my husband about money - I could probably learn a thing or two from your point about having it all planned out and understanding where you 'are' financially. but i still hate it. here's to many more blog posts from you!

  2. and ps - blogging really does seem to help with accountability but try not to let it become an additional pressure - if/when that happens, it's my two cents that it's not worth the effort any more.

  3. I love your Zig Zag quilt! I have been wanting to make one myself!

    If you're looking for financial guidance, check out Dave Ramsey (www.daveramsey.com). He changed my life! I listen to his radio show online from his Web site every afternoon!

  4. I would love to see your sewing machines!