Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Totally unrelated 2

Yes again talking about something totally unrelated to crafting but something that is keeping me excited this days. It is about shopping wise, what? yes shopping but in a different way. I am always looking for ways to get more for my bucks and to do so I have try many things. Last April when Monika came to visit I asked her to teach me how to do the coupon-ing she is amazing on that you can visit her blog and see the crazy things she gets for almost nothing.
She gave me a few websites that I found very helpful like this, and this, and this one too. I found that my local news paper has this gal called the savvy shopper and is totally local I love it!. I am learning lots about coupons and the best way to use them. One rule she said is always buy on sale and better if using coupons, never pay full price. I am still working on it but when I see that I save $40 to $80 on my trips I start liking the coupon thing.
Besides coupons which they do not offer much produce options anyway Darlette told me about a co-op program that is getting very popular in the west part of the country called Bountiful Baskets
It is an amazing program basically you pay $15 and they give you $50 worth of produce %50 fruits and %50 vegetables. It is amazing, last Saturday I went to pickup mine and here is the picture of what I got: Fruits: Bananas, apples, strawberries, plums, melon, and grapes.
Vegetables: Chard, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, onions, and carrots.
All for just $15, all the produce is first grade and wonderful to work with. So this is my totally unrelated post of the day.

Make it a great day!

Monday, June 28, 2010


This month is almost over, wow! We've been quite bussy, early this month we celebrated Grace's birthday and the twins birthday, (besides them I had a solid seven days of birthday celebrations) and we are not done. The girls and I have visit the library and the mall and many other places just non stop. That means is summer! yay!
Este mes ya casi termina y hemos estadobien ocupadas. A principios de mes celebramos el cumple anos de Grace y luego el de las gemelas ademas de una semana entera llena de cumpleanos y todavia no terminamos. Las ninas y yo hemos visitado la biblioteca publica, parques y el mall muchos lugares, no hemos parado, Eso significa que estamos en verano!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

After so long...

Even though we haven't post lately that does not mean we haven't been doing anything, we have actually working like crazy making things that we cannot show because most of them are gifts and things for our brother's wedding, anyway. Today I got news that Monika received my present (she was out of town for her b-day). Happy to say she like it.
I do not have a picture of the finish runner done because I want a picture from it's new place which Monika promise to send me. but here are some pictures.
Aunque no hemos escrito mucho ultimamente eso no quiere decir que no hemos estado ocupadas, de hecho no hemos parado haciendo muchas cosas que no podemos todavia mostrar, tanto porque estamos haciendo cosas para la boda de nuestro hermano y tambien regalos que todavia no tienen sus duenos. Hoy recibi noticias de Monika que recibio mi regalo de cumpleanos (estaba fuera de la ciudad) y puedo decir que le gusto mi regalo. No tengo foto de el camino de mesa terminado, pero Monika prometio mandarme una foto en su nuevo hogar.
I personally love this runner, the colors (orange is my favorite) and most of it the quilting. I love free motion quilting and admire those ones that do a gorgeous job with their machines. As you see on the right side menu I follow Leah's 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting She inspires me. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. Darlette is an architect so she has the talent but, I think she got it all and I have to work hard on my free hand which makes the difference when you quilt and you make perfect circles and straight lines. What I can say is that it requires lots and lots of practice. I got such lots of practice by quilting my brother's quilt which I think I did a decent job. after seen Leah's post today I am even more inspired to keep practicing.
Personalmente me encanto este camino de mesa, los colores (naranja es mi favorito), y mas que nada el acolchado a maquina que le hecho. Me encanta el acolchado a maquina libre. como veran sigo el blog de Leah (365 Days of Free Motion Quilting) Ella me inspira, me ha tomado mucho tiempo llegar a donde estoy y por seguro me falta aun mas el perfeccionarlo pero me encanta. lo unico que lo hace a uno mejor es la prectica. esta oportunidad la tuve con el quilt de mi hermano pues practique mucho y despues de el post de Leah de hoy aun mas inspirada estoy para m proximo projecto.

Monika's dining room is decorated with apples and citrus colors so I decided to quilt her some apples too.
El comedor de Monika esta decorado con Manzanas y clores citricos asi es que decidi usar esas telas y acolcharle unas manzanitas

Happy quilting

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Totally unrelated

This is a totally unrelated topic to my blog but I want to share with you. Extra uses for Dryer Sheets you can find the info here

Este es un post totalmente fuera de lo que escribo pero pense que seria bueno compartir. Ideas para usar las hojas para la secadora de ropa aqui lo pueden encontrar esta en Ingles lo siento :(


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Smart phone/ mp3/ camera case

Darlette made me this case originally intended for a smart phone but for me as an mp3 player case. I just gave her a fat quarter with some beautiful Patty Young's flora&Fauna collection.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Testing... testing 1,2,3..

Here I am, done piecing my brother's quilt (did I said the quilt is for my brother that is getting married in August?) Well now you now and for that reason I am not going to show pictures of it until after the big day, sorry. what I can do is show you a little test, practice free motion quilting that I will do on his quilt.

Bueno aqui estoy, ya he terminado de unir el quilt para mi hrmano (habia mencionado que el quilt es para mi hermano que se casa en Agosto?) bueno ahora ya saben. Por esa razon no le mostrare fotos de el acolchado hasta despues del gran dia. Lo que les puedo mostrar es un poco de mis precticas de acolchado a maquina.

Happy Quilting!