Thursday, April 16, 2009

Still Calling All Quilters!

Jenni is still in need of some assistance in making twin-sized quilts for the Mexican orphanage.

If you can help with sewing a quilt top for this special project, please contact Jenni at as soon as possible. The fabric and thread for this special project will be provided to sewing volunteers. This project won't cost you anything...just your time and energy to sew together a simple quilt top is needed. (See more details regarding this philanthropy project in an earlier post.)

After the philanthropy project is finished, as a thank-you, I will randomly draw one name from Jenni's list of contributors for a special fabric *treat*!

Thank you sew much for considering donating your time and energy to making a comforting, warm quilt for a child in need. A few hours of your time and sewing talent will mean so much to a small child.

Melly & Me

I'm feeling a bit creative today with the impending snow in our Colorado forecast. I love crafting, sewing, and quilting when the weather outside is less than ideal. I love the idea of my sewing machine humming along while my little Rudy-dog is curled up in a soft circle near me and my little guy is busy coloring away in his sketch pad at the kitchen table. Next, fill the house with some relaxing music by Josh Groban and the smell of freshly baked brownies and we are SET! (Now, if the laundry fairy could make a visit and possibly Paula Deen to make a delicious dinner for this evening, we would really be set! A girl can dream!)

This website and design team inspires me with their creativity...

These animals are just too cute for words! These little animals have so much personality they speak for themselves!

Find Melly & Me patterns at!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!

Hello friends!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Calling All Quilters!

I am leading a Quilt Ministry at my local church. We are making 30 quilts for an orphange in Mexico. Dr Greg Woods and Commerce Communinity Church in West Des Moines are partnering in this endeavor.

We have the majority of the funds to purchase quality fabrics and supplies. We are missing the hands to sew the quilt tops!!!

Do you have a heart for God? Are you mission minded? Are you led to help keep a child warm?

We are sewing a very simple pattern consisting of 6 1/2 in blocks into a twin size top. If you would be willing to sew a twin size quilt top for our ministry, you can contact me at the following

The fabric and thread will be provided ... I need your hands and your heart!!

If you'd like to verify the validity of this ministry feel free to call C ommerce Community Church in West Des Moines, Iowa at 515-225-6651.

Thank you an advance for your hands and your prayers!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sweet Time

"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."

~Harvey MacKay

Oh, sweet time. To have endless time with the ones I love, to make the most of every minute I've been given, and to recapture the best moments of my life, and let them stand still in time... that is what I wish for. (And, of course, uninterrupted time to lovingly create items for the ones I love....)


Another fabric crush... I love Moda's Aviary fabric collection by 3 Sisters!

Moda's Aviary is inspired by vintage prints and field study engravings from a time when the world outside was shared through drawings rather than photographs. Full of detail and texture in a supple palette of pinks, greens, aquas, and cream, this refreshing collection is elegant and sophisticated. Classic florals and masterfully crafted paisleys make this a collection that exemplifies beauty.

I can't help but fall in *love* with the soft colors and the egg drawings. Wouldn't a bundle of this beautiful fabric usher in Spring so nicely?