Friday, May 27, 2011


This blog is an ode to the fabric, which I love so much!

This summer since I have more time on my hands with only nannying and hanging out with friends, I decided to take on a big quilting project. About a year ago I found a quilt in my parents closet and knew I had to have it. It was made by my great grandmother and the women of her quilting ministry back in the day. I asked my dad if I could have it and he said of course. Ever since I have had the quilt I have wanted to reproduce it to keep the legacy alive in my family. Born from this idea is the quilt I am making this summer. It is all hand quilting which is a new experience for me as well as paper piecing but it has been so worth it. I started a month ago and feel like I have come so far already!

I also got a new pattern to test out from Little Lizard King and its a little romper. I am going to be making it for E the little girl I nanny for. She is 4 years old and really likes the color pink so I took her brother with me to Hobby Lobby to pick out fabric and this is what we are going to be using. I cant wait to make it and have her try it on.

I was reading all of my blogs today and one that I follow called Amy's Creative Side shared that a store, The Fabric Quarter is liquidating and had fabric on sale, so I visited the site and bought three 1/2 yards to put in my stash.

That's all for this adventure, until next time!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tote Tutorial and Wedding

As the summer continues on I find myself needing to be busy doing all sorts of different things. I have been working out with my friend M for the almost 4 weeks now. We meet every morning at 8:30 to go to the gym and bust it out. This is our plan for the summer, to get healthy and get skinny. So far M has lost 37 pounds and I have lost 13 pounds. We are both far from our goals but are moving towards them at a good pace. Hopefully by the end of the summer I will be another 20 pounds lighter.

As I was reading blogs last week (I have a numerous amount to read everyday) one that I follow called Little Lizard King Sewing Patterns was asking for volunteers to test run a pattern for a tote bag. Figuring that I have the time considering its summer I decided to comment and say that I would love to test run it! I got an email the next day and was super excited to get started. It took me a little while to get started because the little girl I babysit was sick and so I spent more time at the house then planned but it was all worth it. I eventually got around to doing to tote and the end product is something I am very pleased with.

I got this fabric for my best friend's birthday present because she likes stuff like dinosaurs and I didn't use it all so I decided to make a bag out of it.

All together it took me about two good Zac Efron movies to complete the tote. I am not sure whether I am going to keep it or give it away. For now it sits in my room awaiting to be useful.

The summer seems to bring about weddings as well. A good friend of mine, Anna who is from the same hometown as me and ended up here in Saint Augustine for school the same time I did got married on Saturday. We all knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding as Anna has such a great sense of style. The whole thing was beautiful and I am amazed that I didn't cry as it was expected by many. For her gift I decided to make something as I love to do and while stumbling I came upon a tutorial for glass etching you can find it here -- -- It gave me a new craft to work on and a new trade to try out. I found out how much I loved it and will be doing more as time progresses on. Congrats to the new Zac and Anna Coleman. I pray many blessings for their marriage.

Until my next adventure....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Summer Begins

Since my last post, my brother and sister-in-law had their son, whose name is James David Robinson, my dad's name is David and I am sure that he is beaming to know his first grandson is named after him as well as my brother. My niece seems to be settling in well with having a new brother, she has been so excited to show him off to me. The first time I skyped with her she kept telling me "Look Jenny, this is my new brother" and would proceed to give him a big kiss!

She is going to be such a big help to Jason and Brooke and is probably the best child to be an older sister right now. I am going to go up and visit them around June 25 which will be Grace's third birthday. Grace is the first person that I have ever made a quilt for and I have to say I am really proud of the fact that I completed one. It has a number of fun fabrics that I had in my stash icluding some with Elmo and Zoe. I have recently discovered Wonder Under and so decided to put her name on the quilt and it came out really good. There is fleece on the back per request from my sister-in-law and its green with ladybugs. I cannot wait to take it up to her so she can use it to sleep with or play with and keep for the rest of her life.

Back in March, I decided to make a lifestyle change that has taken me on a wonderful journey so far. A number of friends here in Saint Augustine have been doing Weight Watchers and explained to me how easy it is. I didnt really want to believe it but seeing the results of friends I decided it might be the thing that I need. Since I signed up in March and including a month off break during the end of the semester, I have lost a total of 10 pounds! My next goal is to lose anther 10 pounds by July 4, and I believe it is an achievable goal if I really put my mind to it. I can already see the difference in my body and cant wait to eventually reach my goal weight in a year or two. For now I am nannying here and sewing/crafting as much as I can. More posts more often to come!

Untill my next adventure....