Monday, April 23, 2012

Cancer Blows Again!

Made my second "Cancer Blows" handkerchief. This one was requested from a facebook friend with quite a story (not mine to tell). As soon as I posted the pic another facebook friend requested one. I really like making them- the only issue is I have to iron on one letter at a time. Soon I will figure out how to make a template that I can iron on the whole thing at one time. That will be good.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cancer Blows!

Someone I love a lot has been diagnosed with cancer (again). Seriously, what is it with cancer- I hate it so much.

This person is on facebook and hasn't mentioned that he/she has cancer, so I'm not saying who but I HAD to share this hankie that I made! When crisis strikes- what do I do? I stitch. What did I make- a hankie. My clever husband, dad and brother helped me come up with the slogan "Cancer Blows". Funny, huh? Hankie...blows...

Since I posted the picture on facebook I already had friend message me with the cancer journey of someone really close to her. She would like one of the hankies- she said, "it would make it so much easier to shed tears in a hankie that speaks the truth." Preach sister, preach.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cupcakes for Christy

This is my sister-in-law Christy. She's awesome. As our little cousin Natalie says, "you two are just alike!" It's true- there are many similarities. We're both beautiful and brilliant (and totally humble). We also both work in ministry. She's a campus minister at Belmont University. We share a love of Henri Nouwen and many, many other things. She's fun and crafty and has quite a bit of Martha Stewart in her. She's also an incredible caretaker. To honor her, I brought her a special homemade treat on the day her mom had surgery. Treats for the caretaker. In fact cupcakes for the caretaker (something else we both love!). Here's the apron:

Friday, December 9, 2011

What do you craft for a crafty friend?

Hello stitchers and stitchin' fans! I've been quite for a little while- but believe me- I've been stitchin'! After Christmas there should be a big reveal of the many projects I've been working on.

Good news! I finished embroidering the blocks of the Noah's Ark quilt! It's gonna be SO cute. I am sending the blocks on to my Grandma Lou- my craft inspiration and mentor- she'll help me piece them together when I am home for Christmas.

Today I wanted to show you a piece that might just be my favorite of anything I have stitched so far. This was made for my OTHER craft guru- Jessa! She inspires me all the time. I love that she can pick up just about any craft and do it well. She's super hip and fun- and she is my lady lobster. What is a lady lobster? It's a soul mate, a bff, someone you connect with on a level you don't even understand fully. You see, Jessa and I love the most wonderful TV show ever: FRIENDS. In one episode, Phoebe was describing Ross and Rachel. She says to Ross that he will be with Rachel- they are lobsters. "Lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couple walking around their tanks holding claws."

So that's what we are, friend lobsters for life. When we are old we will walk around holding claws...and crafting.

So for my crafty, besty, lobster- I made this (it is stitched on a canvas bag):

Friday, September 2, 2011

Two by Two

There is absolutely nothing like procrastinating at your day job to produce some really productive craft time! When my mom and grandma came into town a few weeks ago, we went to the Amish community nearby for food and craft shopping. I got a couple of different patterns for quilt blocks to embroider. I have started the Noah's Ark quilt. It is too cute. Check out these critters:

Friday, August 19, 2011

A big deal!

Last week these lovely ladies came to visit me:

They helped me set up and thread the sewing machine that was purchased for me a few months ago by this lovely lady (Grandma Mary Lou- my craft guru).

So I was all ready for my first sewing project! All it took was a day off and a nap so that I had the energy. When I first got my machine
I bought a couple of easy-to-sew kit at Hobby Lobby. This was the pillowcase. I followed the directions to the
best of my ability and believe it or not, without too much frustration or any fits- I MADE A PILLOWCASE!

I couldn't be more excited. Here are some pics of the event:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lucky Cat Peek!

When a girl is in the midst of Vacation Bible School- there isn't a whole lot of stitchin' that can be done. This year's theme was SO cute. It was called, "Shake It Up Cafe." There was a food/ cooking theme and downstairs where we ate dinner together each evening, we had a food court! We set up a Mexican, Italian, Chinese/ Japanese, Pizzeria, Donut and Coffee shop. Although I could have been doing a hundred other things the night before the event started, I decided to take a brain break and do my heart and soul a little good by stitching something. So I wouldn't feel guilty about my break, I decided it was the perfect time to break out my "I heart Sushi" patterns from Sublime Stitching and give them a go! The results looked good in our Japanese "restaurant" at VBS!