Wednesday, July 11, 2012

First Day of PreSchool!

First Day of Preschool. He is having a blast. I got a little emotional but the boy is fine! Lucky for me my buddy is one of his teachers and she is keeping me updated! She reports that he is having tons of fun! Makes me feel so much better.

Soccertots LA!

Kim Pettis Thompson

This is my boy at his best! Already showing signs of being a great athlete!

Monday, July 9, 2012


PhotoGrid_1341790907891 by pettiskim2001
PhotoGrid_1341790907891, a photo by pettiskim2001 on Flickr.

Great Weekend to end our mini vacation. My boy is growing and changing daily. He is super active so not much sewing these days. We enjoyed Seaworld and spending time with our friends in San Diego. We got back home in time to go to a birthday party for our friend's daughter and after church on Sunday, we played in the park. The last several days were chock full and we loved every minute of it. Hoping to get back to sewing/crafting soon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jelly Roll 1600

IMAG0177 by pettiskim2001
IMAG0177, a photo by pettiskim2001 on Flickr.

I got the fabric from Joann's. I have to by two of their pre-cut rolls because they only had 22 strips in each, something i discovered only after I had sewn the first one! Lucky for me, they still had one left when I returned to the store! This is going to be for my BFF and I want it to be bigger, so I am now adding about a 5 inch border using the same fabrics. Should turn out nicely!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Giant Stars!

IMAG0162 by pettiskim2001
IMAG0162, a photo by pettiskim2001 on Flickr.
These half square triangles are are 6.5 inches. Each Star takes 16 hst's. So this is going to be quite a large quilt. I don't mind. I like large quilts! The neutral is a cream batik and the stars will be made up of this and purple and green batiks. Looking forward to this one progressing!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I have been missing from blogland because I had to hunker down and finish my masters degree.  I love crafting so much that the only way for me to focus on studying was to completely take a hiatus from crafting.  So, my last post here was on 8/31/2011.  I spent all of September through the beginning of December studying. I am happy to report that after 3 and a half years, I FINALLY FINISHED MY MASTERS DEGREE! Yeah!   I am so happy and so relieved.  Now can finally get back to crafting. Though since I have an almost 3 year old boy, there is still not a lot of crafting going on, I must say.  But, I manage to get a some things done, while he is sleeping usually.  Here is my first FO of 2012:


Its a little wall hanging for my cubicle at work.   I want to create some wall quilts for my work space and this is the first one so far.  I also wanted to practice paper piecing so this little quilt fit the bill.  It has been completed at this point but I forgot to bring it in to hang in my cubicle.  Tomorrow I guess....

I am now working on my jelly roll race quilt and that will be my next FO for this year I hope.  A friend is due with a baby boy and  I have the fabric already for her quilt.  I just need to come up with an easy, quick design for her quilt. I am thinking of doing the tube quilting pattern like this:

 Or an easy chevron pattern like this


I am leaning toward the zig zag......Gotta make up my mind quickly since the shower is just around the corner and I so want to finally give someone a completed quilt at the shower!  Wish me luck!

Check out many other WIPS and FO's over at Freshly Pieced. Its WIP Wednesday!

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