Welcome to my little corner of blogland! This is the only sane spot I can come in my crazy life! :) Here I share my sometimes funny sometimes NOT-day to day insanity I call my life, along with my sweet wooly hubby & all our boys :)

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Friday, September 27, 2013

WHOOP! FINISHED MY FIRST FMQ PROJECT =)

Do you know how difficult it is to finish sewing down my binding with this one "helping"? 

Zelda is happy for the nap spot! 

Can't you keep that up and down action still! trying to nap here!

TA-DA!  My first free motion quilting is complete!  This is a lap/couch quilt for my sweet momma =)

bright back lol

her hidden message, I haven't talked to her in several days I wonder if she found it yet!

so QUILTY I can't believe I really did it =D

finished up my sewing maching cover too!
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday and Whoop! Whooping! With Confessions of a Fabric Addict   =)  Can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!

xoxo melzie

Thursday, September 19, 2013

HAPPY (Remains To Be Seen) Birthday to ME

My furbaby is sick.  I mean SICK sick.  I am waiting for the vet's office to open so I can bring him in.  I hope the vet can work some wonders and he'll be himself asap.  So my birthday started out at 4am cleaning up his messes and running hubby to work at 4:30am so I can keep the van today.  Yawn. 
This is him on a good day.

This was the first day he was sick, but he didn't seem TOO sick, was still a little playful and eating a drinking.  But overnight last night he got majorly sick :(  say a prayer for him if you will..
I got a box in the mail! 


These are goodies from my sweet friend Edie =)  An apron with owls and matching potholders!  How sweet it is!

She is so stinking creative!  I keep trying to convince her to blog, she crochets, crafts, homeschools, quilts, has a mini farm, she's the perfect well rounded blogger in my opinion ;)  Thank you Edie!


And this is from my sweet friend Kelly!  She always finds the most unique owl stuff for me!  Thank you Kelly!
My friend Tammy took me out to eat at our fave place, Pasta House, Monday night.  My friends spoil me rotten =) 

I got a nice big honkin ZIT for my birthday, right on my nose.  Therefore I have come to the conclusion that I am simply turning 13 for the 3rd time.  Third time's the charm for puberty right?! 

Also the full moon is on my birthday =)  I'm a bona fide lunatic this year!

Well hopefully I'll be back very quickly with an update on my Finn.

xoxo, melzie

**update**
Well my sweet Finn is going to be ok, he has a bad stomach infection, probably from eating something dead the vet said. He got a shot, a pill, some oral meds and some pills to take for 8 days. Bland diet for a couple days and he said he should be good to go. My bank account, not so good to go lol, happy birthday to me but it is worth it to make sure our little doggie is healthy and back to his rowdy self. thanks all for the well wishes and prayers for him.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WIP WEDNESDAY SEWING MACHINE COVER

I looked and pinned so many sewing machine cover tutorials, but I am not very good at all at understanding directions.  So I just decided to wing it :)  All I need to do is hem it or put a binding edge or something on it.  I am shocked and amazed it actually looks halfway decent! 






We took in a stray kitten this week, the kids named her Zelda.  She sure is sweet!  You'd never know she was mostly feral lol she's lovin the cushy life :)

Although I am starting to suspect that SHE is in actuality a HE ;)  Pretty markings!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Have a great week :)
xoxo melzie

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WIP WEDNESDAY

I shared this quilt a few weeks ago, then put it aside to finish up the baby rag quilt.  I am *almost* done with this lap quilt for my mom =)  Just have a row and a half to finish free motion quilting, then on to binding.  I haven't had a finish in a while (not counting the baby quilt lol)

Don't look at the wonky quilting lines, I had a hard time making a decision on how to quilt it!  Finally decided to try my hand at my first free motion quilting (outside of mug rugs lol)

My pincushion I got at a local quilt show a long time ago.  He loses his buttons fairly regularly lol.
The Simple Life fat quarters I won from Freshly Squeezed Fabrics a while back
So now I have a question for YOU!  For my next project I am wanting to make a sewing machine cover out of the fabrics I won from my sweet friend Randi shown above.  I really need it to cover the whole thing, not just front.  Anyone know of a really simple easy tutorial online?  Thanks in advance =)

Linking up to WIP Wednesday, link is in my sidebar!
Have a great week!
xoxo melzie

Monday, September 02, 2013

Outtakes lol

All 5 of my boys were here at one point this week.  My Stepson is 26, Soldier Son is 19, Lovey is 17, Hawger is 11 and Wildchild is 3.  I tried to get a nice pic of them...here are the results =)


Outtake 1 much enthusiasm from some, less from others, goofy dancing from 1
Outtake 2 what's over the fence??  A hugely fat dog.  Funny story, one day Wildchild said what dog is barking, I said our neighbor's dog Shorty, he said show me, so I lifted him up to see, he said that's not a dog that's a pig.  HAHA I'll have to get a pic of the neighbors dog-pig.  Not to be confused with another neighbors 300 lb housepet literal pig. I have a pic of that somewhere too =)

Outtake 3, Stepson making them laugh with his droll humor, other than Wildchild who is pretty much ready to go play again lol

ok!  I'll take this one, all looking at me, all mostly smiling or at least a smirk lol
I love these boys!  This is a picture of my heart walking around outside my body right here!

Annnnnd......the shenanigans begin again lol!
Happy Labor Day!
xoxo melzie

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Quilts; They Grow Up So Fast These Days


So I thought you might want to know that my quilt has hit puberty haha.  The only way to get rid of this pilling/lint all over my rag quilt was to SHAVE IT.  Front and back :)  And now it looks really cute and is ready to get mailed off Tues. morning.  Minus the razors of course. 

Dollar General has so CUTE CUTE CUTE fall stuff, with a 3 yr old still in the house I like to decorate the doors and windows etc.  Oh who am I kidding I will probably always do it if the stuff is this cute lol!

I am very much an owl fan!

the metal owl bell is so cute.  Wildchild will get to use the shimmery pumpkin stickers in various projects, but the googly eye owl stickers are all mine lol!
He wanted to pose behind 'our quilt we made' one last time since it's getting ready to mail =)  he is really rowdy and rambunctious but that makes me appreciate the sweet moments oh so much more. 
Up early and fixing to go hit up some yardsales, wish me luck bargain hunting!

xoxo melzie

Friday, August 30, 2013

EXTREME Wake Up Call!!

WARNING....

IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF SPIDERS........

YOU MAY JUST WANT TO CLICK........

OFF...................

NOW...............


Ok you've been duly warned! 

I got up at 3am to pee.  (Age seems to have me doing that all.night.long...but I digress.)

Usually it's a quick trip and back to slumberland.

But not when you spot THIS waiting for you in the sink!!
SWEET MOTHER OF EVILNESS!






This thing is LARGE.  I believe it is a wolf spider.  Or...aka my worst nightmare!


FYI..Wasp and hornet spray will spray out about 10 ft accurately, and kills spiders DEAD.  Thank you Jesus.

Don't think I got much sleep after that.  Don't think I got that spider out of the sink either, Hubby did that when he got up for work.  I harbor a major phobia of spiders.  Not just a fear but an all out phobia.  I can't believe I've progressed to killing them myself, but my fear of them getting away outweighs my fear of killing them. Usually.  But I also irrationally think they are going to PLAY DEAD and get me lol. 

What are your fears or phobias?  No judgement here lol.

xoxo melzie..spider slayer extraordinaire