it's gone...

We had a month or two of beautiful white snow!  I wake up yesterday & it was like it never happened! It melted soooo fast! Except for the mud, puddles & unsightly dead grass..you would never know it was the 3 snowiest December on record here!! :D
I am trying to get myself motivated to fix a pot of chili & eventually reside to my sewing studio for some afternoon creativity!  My New Years eve will be spent happily with my mister & a sweet pooch! I am excited to be ringing in another year here at home!!  I am such a BORE and i am completely ok with it! :D
Here are a few beautiful & gloomy pictures that are reminding me of what season is to come & what our crazy IN weather has decided to switch to suddenly! I think they are just lovely...

(Photo sources unknown: found via FB I love the sound of pouring rain) 

Hope you all have a fabulous New Years Eve & a very special New Years day!


coming to an end & loves

Christmas is over & in a few days we will be ringing in a new year. Eeep! We had a lovely Christmas..a very white one!! :) I love the thought of a brand new year just waiting to be lived & discovered to it's fullest!  Like many of you i have lots of goals & dreams for 2011! I am kinda happy to close the door on 2010...love all the memories we made & feel blessed...but i just feel like it wasnt "our" year per say!? I have so many things that i want to accomplish this year...sooo very many! I want to TAKE back control of my life!!  I know that sounds super cheesy in like an "Oprah" kind of way, but I want to be the "guide" in my life!  I don't mean that in an "i'm my own boss kind of way" I just want to be in charge of myself personally & fulfill what i know my potential is as a wife, friend, business owner..etc! I feel that i wasted soooo much of myself in 2010 on what?... i have no idea! I just don't want to look back at this time next year & say i wish i had....!  Ok moving on! ;)

It has been awhile since I've done a THINGS I AM LOVING!!
(my current favorite unable to live without items/obsessions)

  1. My guy
  2. Granola...major addiction

3. Burt's Bees Lip balm

4. Cashmere hand cream
    5. Cutest pup ever

6.   Clementines
    7. Soft Pretzels
    8. This fabric
    9. This magazine


I wonder how you are all feeling about the new year...excited?  Will be back with some of my goals! xox


holiday this & that

Here are a few pictures of the frozen fog and snow we had a few days ago. I just thought it looked so pretty on our trees!!

Our sweet dog saying..ok i am done playing outside now and i am ready to come in! I would have never guessed how much she was going to LOVE the snow!! She is so fun to watch running around and nose diving into it! She loves it!

This is one of my favorite thrifted treasures! I not only got it for only $1.50 (i know, right) but my husbands grandma has one and i have loved it and envyed it for the last like 12 years!  So when i saw this one at a thrift store for a buck fifty....i was so stoked!!


just lovely

Busy getting some projects done today but i wanted to leave you with a little beauty!! I am so in love with bangs & drk hair! I of course have neither!! I am also so in love with SNOW right now! It's just magical to me! <3 I found these photos to be JUST LOVELY!



a few projects

I have been trying really hard to get some projects done and marked off my list (that will be my next post) but as we all know life sometimes has other plans for us!  I don't want to get into all of it & bore you with the craziness that has become my life the last 2 months. Just know that for me, reading your blogs, my sewing and of course my family & friends are what has kept me going and with a pretty positive outlook i must say! ;) I have however between it all have managed to start working on a few Christmas gifts as well as a few items for my etsy shop! Yay!  Before i get to the projects, i guess i should explain what the beautiful Bernina in the photo is doing in my sewing studio!  I am in NO way one that isnt content with what i have or a braggy kind of person, i actually get nervous when i have exciting news or get a new item that i want to share with friends and often decide against sharng in fear of sounding showy or braggy...silly but it's just who i am! Ok, back to the story!  My Husband had met an older couple through work (sold a fence job to them) and as they were talking my husband (so adorably i imagine) noticed a really neat quilt hanging and explained that his wife quilted and so on..and so on! So she, like a quilter just had to show him her basement sewing studio! :) So being that adorable guy he kindly obliged and went down with them. She showed him all of her sewing machines and the last one she showed him was one that she "just didnt use anymore" because she had upgraded!  She said i have been wanting to sell this one but have been waiting for the right home! :)  My adorable husband explained how i have a few machines and that i mostly use my featherweight...and that for certain projects i could really use one that had the decorative stithces etc....So he told her that he was interested and to give him a day or so to figure out the $ situation.  To my surprise he went back and bought it for me!! I am very blessed and was so shocked!  Ok now back to the projects! lol The log cabin block is a pot holder that i made for a xmas gift.  Who will it go to? Thats a secret!!
This quilt is one that i did called Tomato patch.  I quilted loopy stars on it and it looks a hundred times better in person!  I am still deciding if its going to find a home at xmas time or stay put!??

These little cuties were meant for my etsy shop but i am unsure if they will make it cause so many people love them! I have many more in different fabrics but you don't want to see them all do you?! I love the deer fabric sooo much! I bought a lot of it for different projects!

This is a very fun pot holder that a certain someone will be getting for xmas! Shhh...

  This last picture is of a remote control/ magazine holder for my MIL! This is what she specifically asked for xmas! 
How many of you are making homeade for xmas? I have a lot more to get done and a few i cant share in fear that they will read this!! happy crafting! xox

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