Archive for June, 2010


With a whooping 10 comments (see I told you had a good chance of winning, lol!) I drew the winner number which is…………………………………………..6! Erin Faye it’s your lucky day! (I didn’t mean that to rhyme…it just did!) I hope this tiny handmade quilt finds a cozy spot in your home!


And since I am feeling so generous (and my hubby is starting to catch on to my fabric hoarding ways) I decided to draw another winner for a gallon sized ziplock bag stuffed full of some of my favorite scrap fabrics. So …………….number 3!!! Renee! I have been following her blog for a long time now and even though I don’t usually comment on other people’s blogs unless I REALLY feel the need…I love catching up on her family’s adventures.


Both numbers were drawn with the random number generator at RANDOM.ORG. So Faye and Renee (another rhyme! I love it when that happens!) email me your addresses and I will send these prizes out this weekend!

p.s. Even if you didn’t win this contest…you are still all winners in my book! Have a greeeeeat Friday!


6 Years!

It seems like yesterday that Dave sold all his worldly belongings to come and be with me in Barcelona. I was crazy for letting him and it remains the best decision that my heart has ever made. 6 years ago yesterday we were married…and he made an awesome video as a gift to me.

SEE IT HERE (wordpress is not video embedding friendly ;( )

I love that he raids all the unused photos I take and never actually process…and the little bits and pieces n video of our every day lives, and the dance parties, and the shots of Coen as a baby, and, yes, even me in my worn out comfy blue bathrobe. Every day is an adventure that is made sweeter with someone you love so much and is a true partner in this crazy life. Even though it is a cliche…I can’t imagine my life without that man.



I recently noticed that this blog had passed it 1000th comment mark and while I don’t really blog for anything other than keeping a little record of our family’s shenanigans and for the friends and family that are out of the area…I thought it was a pretty cool statistic and think it is deserving of a little celebration! Soooooo…I made this little art quilt!

It is a wonky log cabin square framed with natural linen…and the colors make me happy!


It measures 12.5″ x 14.5# and would make a cute little wall hanging, table pad, or quilt for a little dolly. If I kept it I could see it under a pretty vase of fresh-cut flowers in the center of our dining table.

If you would like to be entered into a random drawing to win it, just leave a comment on this post by this Thursday at 9pm and I will draw and post the winner on Friday! All readers are eligible, of course, and since this blog is read by a relatively small group of people, I’d say you have a pretty darn good chance of winning!

It is my little way of saying thank you to all your encouraging comments through the years…so “thank you!” dear readers!



6 Months!

I can hardly believe that Blake is already 6 months old! He think Coen is the funniest person in the world, squeals and screeches, eats solid foods, gets up on his hands and knees, and loves turn the light switches on and off. He still wakes up loads at night, mainly to eat, since he isn’t a huge fan of the bottle and needs to make up for what he didn’t eat during the day. They call this reverse cycling according to various websites. Hopefully as he starts to eat more solids we will get a better stretch of sleep out of him. We are on our first week of a sleep plan…first week is getting him to fall asleep in his crib, not rocking or in our arms. We are using some of techniques in the book “no cry sleep solution” since it’s co-sleeping and breastfeeding friendly…and ditching the advice that our pediatrician who said that we shouldn’t ever feed him at night or pick him up or sleep with him.


It’s actually amazing that Blake has any motor skills at all, since this is what happens any time we put him down for some floor time. Coen just can’t resist the smushy baby hugs…

We scrapped the start of Coen’s green quilt…since he wanted a quilt “with all the colors of the world” and it is almost finished and HUGE!!! My biggest so far. I love how quilt tops look when held up to the light, doesn’t it look like a stained glass window? This one is Plain Spoken and it’s from the book The Modern Quilt Workshop…love! The back will be equally awesome and green green green.


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