What I’ve Been Working On!

It’s been almost a month since my last post, and it’s been busy month.  Between work and life I feel like I’ve been going non stop!  I have been working on lots though in the last month (just haven’t been able to find the time to sit down and write) and I wanted to give you a sneak peak of what is coming up!!!

A taste of what I've been up to!!!!

A taste of what I’ve been up to!!!!

First, back in June the MR surprised me…on his birthday I might add…with an embroidery machine!  I’ve been eyeing them for a couple years, and in the last year or so I have been seriously looking at finally taking the plunge and making the purchase (it can be a big investment, so it’s a decision that takes some time)!  I have a couple sewing and embroidery machine dealers in my area, and since the spring, I had been spending about one Saturday a month at one of their shops picking their brains about the different types of machines and all their features!  I was split between two models, and so I wanted to take some time to really think about it.  So the MR, knowing that I would continue to put it off to avoid spending the money, took it upon himself to surprise me with one!  He had taken his birthday off of work…and instead of spending the day in his underwear playing video games (as I expected him to), he went and picked up my machine (he had heard enough about them over the spring to know exactly which ones I was looking at)!!! I came home from work that evening to find him grinning ear to ear and telling me to just go look in my craft room!  Ever since then I’ve been up to my ears in stabilizer, thread and appliqué trimmings!!  (So that may be one of the reasons I haven’t written in so long…it’s hard to pry me away from the hoops!! 🙂

Now…on to some of the things I’ve been working on….

Glass Etching using my Silhouette Cameo...blog post coming soon!!!

Glass Etching using my Silhouette Cameo…blog post coming soon so that you can personalize your Pyrex dishes too!!!

I'll be sharing how I made over my Oxos with the help of my Cameo!!!  That machine can seriously do it all!!! :)

I’ll be sharing how I made over my Oxos with the help of my Cameo!!! That machine can seriously do it all!!! 🙂

Putting my new embroidery machine to work.  I'll give my insight to the world of appliqués and why it's not as scary (or hard) as it looks!!

Putting my new embroidery machine to work. I’ll give my insight to the world of appliqués and why it’s not as scary (or hard) as it looks!!

Layering HTV!  I really think this is my new favorite thing to do with my Cameo!!!  It was so much fun, and sooo easy!  And I think this baseball monogram turned out fantastic!!!  Definitely gives it something extra!!

Layering HTV! I really think this is my new favorite thing to do with my Cameo!!! It was so much fun, and sooo easy! And I think this baseball monogram turned out fantastic!!! Definitely gives it something extra!!  I’ll be sure to give you the low down on how to do this yourself! 🙂

In the middle of it all, and I think what slowed me down was my little coming to visit!!!  Her husband serves in the U.S. Marine Corps and they moved to Japan in July for his next THREE years in the service!!!  Can't believe she is so far away from me!!!

In the middle of it all, and I think what slowed me down, was my little coming to visit!!! And it was a welcomed slow down!!  Her husband serves in the U.S. Marine Corps, and they moved to Japan in July for his next THREE years in the service!!! I was so glad we were able to have a little time together and catch up before they left!  So thankful for her and her husband and his service to our country!

Finally got a fresh and fun coat of paint up on my craft room walls!!  I love how bright and inspiring the space is now!!!  I will be doing a series on my craft room make over!  It has definitely come a long long way!!!

Finally got a fresh and fun coat of paint up on my craft room walls!! I love how bright and inspiring the space is now!!! I will be doing a series on my craft room make over! It has definitely come a long long way!!!  (Please ignore the cat photo bombing!)

Got back to embroidery with some sweet little baby boy clothes!!!

Got back to embroidery with some sweet little baby boy clothes!!!

My mailbox make over...ok...I'll admit...I did this one a while ago...but....I'm going to share with you how easy it is to make over your own!!! :)

My mailbox make over…ok…I’ll admit…I did this one a while ago…but….I’m going to share with you how easy it is to make over your own!!! 🙂

 

So be sure to check back regularly over the next few weeks!!!  It’s my goal to get at least one new post up a week!!  I told myself no new projects until the current ones are on the blog…so that should be plenty of motivation to spend every moment away from the office typing away!!! 🙂

 

Have you been working on anything fun?  Perhaps preparing for the new school year or the quickly approaching fall?  If so, I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!!! 🙂

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