After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I've been wanting to share my sewing progress for a while now but we have SLOWLY been transitioning over to a new computer and I haven't yet started editing photos on it.  I decided I didn't care and would just post the photos raw.  When we got this new computer, with its bright gorgeous screen, I looked at the pics on my blog and was surprised to see I did NOT like how a lot of them were edited.  I realized my old computer made the pics look different because the screen was so old.  Oh well.  Not going to go back and redo them now.  Anyways, I'll start by posting a finished project.
I have a new nephew!  He will be cloth diapered so cloth wipes were requested.  This is a pile of 42.  I have another friend who is expecting and who requested wipes as well.  I sewed both stashes at the same time, 42 in each, and let me just say, I'm DONE with sewing cloth wipes for quite some time.  I wanted to make them each a full set of 50 but I just couldn't get past 42 each.  I sewed way more than that because I was using up scrap flannel, including girl prints.  Then both found out they were having boys.  So I just threw the girl ones in with our stash.  We needed to up it a bit anyways.  The things on the back of the chair are two burp cloths, made using the scraps from the quilt my sister made him.

Also made with my sister's quilt scraps is this crinkle taggie.  I tried out the string quilt block that I planned on using in our Ca. King size quilt and I may be rethinking it.  It was kinda hard to make it lay nice.  I'm going to give it one more trial run before ditching it completely.

A church taggie with a SOFT minky back.  I think this is called crazy quilting.  I made it using the TINIEST scrap pieces and I really love how it looks.

And I had to throw together a doll diapering set for the big sister.  I didn't have many larger scraps at the time I sewed these so they took on a patriotic theme, which may be odd, but I don't think the 2 year old big sis will mind at all.

Logan keeps reminding me that his birthday is only a few short weeks away.  I keep smiling at him and nodding my head when he mentions it.  Then all of a sudden, what he's been saying for days FINALLY hit me.  A few SHORT weeks!  I've gotta get busy on his birthday sewing.  So last night I finally added the sashing to his i-Spy quilt.
Logan's quilt is done in a Stacked Coin least I think that's what it's called.  ???
My nephew's birthday is just a few days after Logan's and his i-Spy quilt just needs a back!

His is made in the typical random piecing that many i-Spys are done in.  I plan to make quite a few of these and want each one's layout to be different.

And to add to the obsession, I used some i-spy scraps to make these place mat tops.  I hope to make my kids a whole set for Easter.

A skirt ALMOST done for Lissy.

A few yo yos to make something a bit more girly.

Our California King quilt material cut into strips just waiting for me to make a decision already about how this quilt is going to go together.
So which of these unfinished projects will I get to today?  I don't know.  Hopefully ONE of them at least.  Its a gloomy, rainy day here....the perfect sewing day.  But I must get my house jobs and homeschool done before I get sucked into my sewing.  And then the kids must stay occupied to actually LET me get to it all.  So we shall see.  :)

Most likely, I won't get to this growing pile of mending.  Quilts and skirts are way more fun!


  1. I'm impressed with all you have accomplished and I'm sure everyone will be thrilled with what youhave made for them.

  2. Wow! You sure have been busy. Those doll cloth diapers are the cutest!
    I just finished up a bunch more cloth wipes as well..... yup, they certainly do get boring after you make a whole pile!

  3. HA! I know just what you mean about the mending pile. . . mine goes neglected until the children grow out of what needed to be fixed.
    I love all you are doing here- I so love the bright cheery rainbow colors! I wish I could be more into quilting but I don't think I am very good at it.
    Oh goodness, I know just what you mean about being done with making cloth wipes!

  4. Holy moly! Talk about a busy little bee. Thanks so much for the art smock tips! I'll definitely be trying them out.