Monday, June 29, 2015


My brown thumb has produced out first watermelon of the season and lots of cherry tomatoes!  Can't wait for the watermelon to be ready for picking.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

College Bound!

So proud of my middle son Brant today!  He has received his diploma at sixteen and will start walking the  hallways of college this fall.  It blows my mind to think I'm old enough to even have teenagers never mind college students!  Maybe I should really start thinking about what I want to be when I grow up.

You're looking at a future Nuclear Engineer!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Quilt As You Go!

Today I finished up a small baby quilt.  I tried a new technique to me know as "quilt as you go".  As you can see from the photos you end up with a cute scrappy quilt.  I did have a few issues lining the rows up, but I'm sure that has to do with my measuring and cutting skill  So something for me to work on and perfect.  Until then whoever gets the quilt should love it since I made it....right?!

Bright, scrappy baby quilt front.  
Here is the back.  Ignore all the strings, I still need to trim.

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great day!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

4th of July

Since the fourth of July is right around the corner. I decided I should finish making some cards to send out to family and friends after Father's Day.  I used Stampin' Up! stamps, dies and cardstock in the construction of this simple creation.  If your a family member or a friend don't look so you can be surprised!

Now it's time for me do do some sewing since I picked up some new fabric and have a long list of projects to complete. Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Father's Day Cards

I'm so excited to announce I'm ahead of schedule!  My father's day cards are complete.  These are so simple and quick to put together.  I used Stampin' Up! cardstock, Designer paper, and stamp sets.  The screw brads make me smile and really pull the theme of the cards together.

Now just need to figure out what gifts the Dads need this year.  Thanks for coming by and taking a look.  Have a great day!

Monday, June 8, 2015


This past weekend my hubby and I attended a VA marriage retreat located at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in McCormick, SC.  I honestly have to say it was an emotionally draining weekend but I would do it all over again.  This has been our first weekend away without kids (mind you we have been married for 23 years and our oldest is 22 years old)!  It was so nice having my hubby all to myself without daily life getting in the way.

Hickory Knob State Park is amazing.  We got to see a deer, otter, squirrels, fish and of course lots of birds.  There are so many activities available to do, well worth the time to stop if traveling in that area.  Just keep in mind it is a state park so the lodging doesn't get a 5 star rating, but there is air conditioning, which is always a plus in my book!

Anyway back to business, came home to a box of goodies from my dear friend Cindy.  She is such a blessing in my life.  As you can see she sent lots of goodies which gives me an excuse to create!  As if I needed one.