My girls

My girls
Grace getting to hold her sisters hand for the first time.

Monday, December 3, 2012


I have this nice fancy nancy sewing machine. Red does a lot of things. I am beginning to explore these things. One of them is Free Motion Quilting.  Unlike working on the Long Arm with a program or its Free Motion, this is smaller and not the same stabilization that a Long Arms gives you. I would probably only do this for small projects and not larger ones.

Here is my first attempt at it.  No too shabby.  I need more practice for sure, but it is a start. Keys are keeping things smooth and even. You want even stitches.  It has a rhythm to it all. Once you get in the groove I found it to be easier. 

Look for more to come in this area and I explore Red and all that has to offer.

Not totally even, but totally free hand and first time. Some edges are still a little sharp.

Oh I also made a fabric file hanging folder. Turned out cute!

I have other projects too, but alas I can't show them till after Christmas. I do not want to ruin the surprises for many families.  ;o)

Meet Froggy

I love the imagination of little children.  Both of my girls have really show how strong of an imagination they have at early ages.  Grace was cooking and creating worlds and now Evelyn has a whole story line for Froggy.

Froggy has a home and a special bed. Now one would think that Froggy lived in the ground or in some kind of bed in the playroom right? Nope not our Froggy. Froggy lives in my closet where the towels go. Every morning Evelyn comes to check on Froggy, give him a kiss (even though he has a pink bow he is not a she.) and then put him in his home. 

Here is Froggy in his home.
Evelyn putting him back in his home in his bed. He has to be covered too!
A very proud mommy to Froggy. Stay tuned for more adventures to come.

Busy little family...

So I have been missing. School starts and well I get wrapped up in, going to work, kid activity, sleeping....sleeping.  Did I mention sleeping?

Here are some candid photos of what we have been up to.

 College Day at school. Of course we wore our Aggie shirts! I mean what else did you think we would wear?  ;o)

They needed a picture with daddy they said.

Dance class. They girls are drawing the audience on the mirror's for Evelyn's glass to practice with. It was too cute. Later Evelyn would kiss each face.

Can you say tired? She claimed just the opposite, but as you can tell she fell asleep standing up.  Poor baby girl.

1st Visit to the Dentist office!
 She did very well getting her teeth cleaned and during the x-rays. I was shocked a little I must admit. At home she doesn't even sit still for a Disney movie. She earned a balloon and a bracelet.