Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Is Your Tree Up or Down?

Is your tree up or down no that Christmas is over?
I love having Christmas trees up so I am not one to hurry and take down right after.

I enjoy the sparkle of the lights and just the fun feeling it gives to a room.

I know this maybe a an over load but here is my tree from different angles.
Oh and this one is before I hung my valance.

Look at the sparkle....
who wouldn't like to sit by a light Christmas tree.

If watching TV or stitching in the rocker the lights are just so fun.

I really enjoy putting up the tree and seeing the decorations again every year.

I even enjoy the christmas pillows and quilts we pull out each year.

I have so much fun deciding where to hang some of the quilts too!

I have a tree in my bedroom and the living room too!

Yes I did 3 trees this year and I am not ready to take down any of them.
How about you?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Have You Made The "Bag" Yet

I had so much fun making the Bionic Gear Bag.
If you haven't made one yet you should.
It holds Everything.

And it looks so cute all closed up.

The front opens to a shelf like front and to show you how big I set my huge tomato pincushion on the front.

The pockets can hold your scissors and threads and everything.
If you haven't seen it go to:

It wasn't as hard as it looks so don't be scared!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Retreat Ready!

My sewing machine needed a table.

And since I am getting ready to go to a retreat over in Bellingham. 
I decide to get a portable table for my cute little purple featherweight.
SewEzi is the one I decide on and I am soooo Glad!!!
It comes with a bag and has wheels to help move it.
And the table top is very nice.

The bag even looks cool.

Looks so good! I better sew something!

I need a cover to protect from dust!

Front with a pocket. I love this fabric line!

The Back.
Well I love this table and my machine didn't move or jiggle at all.
And it looks pretty good with my machine in it.

Henry kept stealing my chair every time I got up!
You can go see the table at:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Change it Up

My Long arm is finally set up and now all I want to do is quilt!
And since its been so long I have a ton of tops to quilt.

My only problem with having a ton of quilts is 1/2 of them I don't like anymore.
This quilt was one of my favs.

When I got done it was the perfect colors for my new sewing room.
Hence the Change!
That Man of Mine is getting very good at hanging quilt....over and over again!

See Matching!
I finished quilting 3 tops last weekend.
I really want to use some vacation days to quilt some more!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Peaches and Cream French Toast

We love this recipe! And it is perfect for guests who are visiting.
Two things I love about it is this recipe is its something that is very easy to make and something special you guest probably have never had and will rave about forever.
I got this recipe from Taste of Home's website.
Give it a try you won't be sorry.

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 can (29 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) day-old French bread, cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 12 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; pour into a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Arrange peaches in dish. Place half of the bread cubes over peaches.
  • Layer with cream cheese and remaining bread. Place the eggs, cream
  • and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour over
  • top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Yield: 12 servings.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sewing room Is Finished!

This is my sewing room completely done!
Well I am not done unpacking into it, but that will take a while.
I m so excited to have it done. 
I love my ironing board, it looks like a cupboard until you open it!
It can turn side to side also.
And that Man of Mine put shelves in the closet and decorated the top for me!

I just love having all these shelves for my fabric.
I am still waiting for the folding ferries to get here and finish folding all my fabric.

I love having my sewing machine in front of the window so I get more light.
I can watch and make sure Henry doesn't run off down the road.
He likes to follow other dogs when the walk by....

My long arm fits along this wall and I was so glad it fit.
On the wall is a chalk board so I can make notes when I need to.
Love it!

This is how it all started.
Lime green and worn out carpet.
Then no carpet and a new paint color
"Holiday in Barbados".

Carpet then vinyl
I love the checkered floor. I think it makes a much funnier room!
Especially for a sewing room!

See so much fun!
but the decorating was so much fun....
even if I got in the Man of Mine's way.
LOL good thing he's used to it!

He had the shelf 1/2 way done when I had him hanging pictures and the chalk board.
He's the best complaining or anything!

See how cute the closet turned out!
I love the top and all the shelves.
Kelly is the best!

Yes he hung a quilt before he was done with the shelf......hahahaha I just couldn't wait.
he only needed 1/2 of the ladder rail for the top not all of it.
My design wall and ironing board cupboard look so good with the frame that Man of Mine made!
He knows what I like and just makes it!
I am very lucky!

I found the cutest wall decal and that Man of Mine put it up!
Kelly made me a frame that I added a piece of the fabric from the line I am using to decorate with.
My friend gave me this teapot and I just love it.

I am not to sure of the curtains yet but this was before I put a tie back on them.

Dress forms are one of my favorite thing. I have been collecting them for years.
When I saw this fabric line I knew it would be perfect to go with my dress forms and sewing machines. I covered the ironing board with fabric from the line.
Love it!

I love the chandelier above my cutting table. 
That Man of mine isn't happy with the TV shelf so he is working on adding more to make it better.
I will post an update when he is done! 
Stop by soon,

Friday, September 5, 2014

Design Wall Done!

My New sewing room is almost there! My design wall in up and ready! I am going to love sewing in this room!  I used to put warm and natural in the doors of my entertainment center. LOL  I will share more in a few days!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sewing Room Update

We are getting there, and I hope to be done with everything but unpacking into the room in the next few days. I love the floor, I was a bit worried about the wall color when we put in a few tiles and my floor looked black and blue. But when it was all in it was back to black and white. The cupboard next to shelves is a ironing board! Open the door and out it comes!

1/2 the shelf is up here, it goes across the room. I am going to put old sewing machines and other sewing stuff up there.

Kelly and Henry putting together my long arm. I can't wait for this to ready I have at least 20 quilts waiting to be

yes I did make that Man of Mine hang pictures before he was done painting trim.
What can I say....I couldn't wait!

The cubes are in but empty.....I wish the unpacking Ferries would show up.
The black scroll-y looking thing on the wall is a chalk board decal.
Love it! 
I will be back with more pictures as we progress!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

San Juan Islands

I have gotten several emails asking where I live and to post pictures.
I live in the San Juan Islands, on the furthers away island in Friday Harbor.
This is a picture from a plane looking down at the islands.

To get here you need to ride a ferry. 

But the view getting here is wonderful! I really enjoy the ferry rides. They are very peaceful and calming. And the scenery is to die for.

Sometimes if you are lucky you are the car in the front.
When that happens I just stay in my car and pretend I am driving the boat!
I always get us there just

I just love watching these funny birds while you wait for the ferry to pull out.

Friday Harbor!

My driveway.
I just love where we live and the one below is our back yard.
So quiet and peaceful here.