Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Weekend Wrapped Up....

I promised some pics.. I had a busy weekend. Friday night was Stamp night. We had a small class but, as usual we all had fun. I've been wanting to make a Dahlia card for some time now. It's made with a 5 petal flower punch. The Easter Chick is a CASE from JHstamps. You can find her at Splitcoast Stampers. I thought the split card was a cute idea also. In the middle of the card on the left side there is a brad the allows the top half to move open and reveal the sentiment.

Saturday Havasu Stitchers celebrated National Quilting Day at the College. We had alot of people there doing demo's. We had a long armer there quilting on one of our Quilt of Valor projects. Our Quilt Show Opportunity Quilt was there and raffle tickets were being sold. I have some pics of the days events.

Grandmother's Flower Garden all by hand...Ann Kimble English Paper Piecing

This is a section from our
Opportunity Quilt being raffled in November. If you would like a chance let me know ...

This was really a neat quilt.. it's done with crayola's by Susan George Ginny is here quilting on

the Quilt of Valor project.

I hope you enjoyed my pictures....

Crafting in Tataville is looking for some PIF players she really is coming along with her blogging and jumping in with both feet. I am very lucky as I get to play in Tataville this weekend.. you can bet there will lots happening.. and lots of pictures of crafting, quilting, shopping, and I can't forget FOOD at Big Red's Cafe.. wait til you see the chef!!!!!

Keep Smiling!

Kim :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Challenge...

It's loser Monday and I am late posting. Our friendship meeting was tonight. It was alot of fun as usual. I have pictures to post from our Saturday National Quilt Day but they will have to wait til tomorrow. I did not have a huge loss but I will take it 3/4 of a pound. My hubby was home over the weekend and I cooked for him and I ate with him too... LOL I will be visiting around to see what the other challengers did... I will post some fun stuff tomorrow

Keep smiling!
Kim :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Challenge - Exercise as promised...

Power curl1 -->
Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, a weight in each hand. Shrug left shoulder toward ear; release, then bend right elbow and curl weight to under right armpit as you extend left arm out to side at shoulder height (as shown). Release arms. Do 25 reps. Switch sides; repeat.
Ok now ladies.. don't tell me you don't have any weights... you can go to your pantry and get a can.. they weigh 1 pound and you can start there. Have fun!!!
Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Challenge

I did it!!!!!!!!!! Lost 2.5 pounds.. YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE

Phew.. that was alot of work.. should be good for a few more ounces.. LOL>

Well Miss Sharon asked us to post a fruited muffin recipe.. I have a good one!!

This comes from HungryGirls recipe book.. it has sooo many wonderful recipes.. I am trying to make them all.

Peach-Blueberry Oatmeal Muffinmania

1 1/2 cups regular oats ( not instant )

1/2 cup flour

2 Jell-O Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding Snacks

1 cup canned peaches drained and chopped

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup fat free liquid egg substitute

3 Tbls light vanilla soymilk

2 Tbls light whipped butter

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbls dark brown sugar (not packed)

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375.

Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, stir well.

In a separate bowl, combine pudding, butter, soymilk and egg substitute. Blend well with a whisk. Add pudding mixture to dry mixture, stir until just blended. Fold in peaches and blueberries.

Divide mixture into a 12 cup muffin pan sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with baking cups.

Bake for 18 minutes or a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 servings. WW Pts = 2 per serving
Have a great week! I hope for 2 more pounds.....
Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Merry Go Round....

I didn't get much done today as I was feeling a little bit under the weather. I managed to get my Summer Camp sample up on the design wall. The pattern is called Merry Go Round and I used 1 Jelly Roll, Sanctuary from Moda. The pattern calls for 2 but my sample is to show a variation in sizes. Sunday I hope to sew the rows together and have the top close to completion. Who knows I may send this a certain someone to quilt for me. Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring is in the air...

It's Spring Break out on the lake.. The weather is 90. I'm working away on my sample. I was checking out some blogs .. so many to see. I noticed Sweetata did some spring cleaning and is having a spring giveaway, she is looking for some of your favorites blogs.. go check it out!
Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Princess Penelope has a Birthday!!

I just wanted to say Happy 4th Birthday to the Princess! My sisters' Princess Penelope turns 4 today. I know she will be spoiled to death. When I go to visit in a couple weeks I will have a special treat for her.

Nothing quilty today but I am getting closer to finishing my camp sample.

Keep Smiling!

Kim :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Longaberger Pie Plate Special Today Only!

Every now and again I may post a Longaberger special. It will be the only thing in the post. If you are not interested simply do not read the post. If you would like to get email updates please send me your email and I will add you to my email update list.

I have an icon on my sidebar if you ever want to order something it's just a click away!
Great pie plate special:

Keep Smiling!

Kim :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Challenge Monday

It's been a week that's for sure. I haven't lost or gained. I know what that means I need to get exercising. I have been so busy and not made time for it. I don't have a choice now. So, looks like the TV and I will once again become acquainted. :( The benefits will be sweet.. Oh now I didn't mean sweet as in sugar sweet!! Way to go Jen.. Keep up the good work with not smoking. Nothing much more to say today I want to finish reading some more diet challengers messages and I need to get some projects done so I will have some pics.

Keep Smiling!

Kim :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Two posts in one day.. hmmmm!

What do all these things have in common? A giveaway.. go here and get all the details.. up to 11 entries for chance to win!! Ok now go .. go .. go!
Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Welcome new blogger and Lucky Winner....

Well, today I told you I would pick the LUCKY winner.. and I did.
Congratulations.. ! Thank you for sharing all your tips!
Friday the 13th isn't so bad now is it!~?
Here is the tip from :Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens she said...
Oops! Silly me--My quilting tip is to work on whatever project you are inspired by at the time... I always have several things going. I do my best work when I am excited about a project.
March 13, 2009 11:01 PM Please email your mailing address so I can send off your goodies!!!
So, now off to another note... Please welcome to blogland my sister TATAVILLE she is working on her blog and has so much to offer all of us in here crafting and sewing creativity!!! Hop over and say hello to give her a boost.
That's all for now, I need to get to my sewing machine.
Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friday the 13th good luck Blogaversary...

I can hardly believe I made it! Took me a long time to get to 50 posts.. so I thought I would have a giveaway for my few loyal readers. What better day to get lucky and win than Friday the 13th! All you have to do is leave a comment and share a quilting tip. I will put all names in a drawing and choose a winner on Sunday morning. This is what you get.. 2 Moda Charm packs "Poetry Collection" by April Cornell... and count them.. 13 spools of thread no two colors the same. Now who can't use thread?? I know many people applique so there is a variety of colors.

Tonight was the brown bag reveal at out Guild meeting. You had to put minimum 5 fat quarters with a holiday theme in a brown bag. You could tell the person what you might like in the way of a project. I got Halloween fabrics and in my last post you saw I made a Happy Jacks table runner with Kim's Big Quilting Adventure tutorial. Carolyn Holcomb was the recipent and she really liked it. I have a picture of the result from fabrics I put into my brown bag. I put fat quarters from a stack I purchased from Miss Geranium Take a Bough for Christmas. I LOVE MY RUNNER made for me by Loretta Frilot.

Last but not least.. I will be the best smelling girl in Havasu and wherever I go for that matter. My blog win from Deb over at Cucaroo arrived today. I will post pics on Saturday when I have more time to arrange the little perfume samples. I am soooo amazed at the very creative packaging these days. Thank you again Deb!!

Now that my brown bag is done I can focus on my summer camp project and my quilts that I will be hanging in my booth at the quilt show this year. Havasu Stitchers is having their quilt show this year. It's a great show and if you are in our town first of November please come by. I will post more details later. Also, we will be having our annual Quilting At the Lake event in January and had to increase it to 5 days. Shar Jorgenson is coming back this year and several other teachers. I will be posting details for that later if you are interested. It's so much fun!! I have been very lucky to move here and have such a great guild to belong to.

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stipple Smipple........Giveaway Info!

I spent this evening doing some 'stippling' something
that most say is very fun and easy.. Uh huh.. well,
I figured it would be easy.. because................. I cheated
and got some Stipples made easy paper.. LOL Look at this...
It's hard to tell but this is my Happy Jacks table runner.

I managed to finally get all the paper off the runner and cleaned up my mess. All I have
to do is sew down the binding.

This is a Brown Bag Swap with my quild. I hope the recipent likes it. I know her and think she will understand this is only my second time stippling. Oh yes, it is true, I piece tops.. I don't quilt. I really need to get more practice though and get more tops quilted.

Well, the calendar says Friday the 13th tomorrow.. and people think that is unlucky. I think my blog will turn 50 .. LOL yes.. only 50 after blogging all this time. Soooooooo, check back on Friday the 13th to see how you can be lucky and win my blogaversary giveaway!

Keep Smiling!

Kim :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Another Loser Monday

I didn't have a chance to weigh in. I tried really hard to be good this week. I go to
the doctor next week so I will weigh in and report. We were asked to bring a soup
recipe today. I don't actually have a recipe... but, I wanted to share about Progressive
soups. I had an opportunity to partake in a sale... $1.33 a can. WoW, I got several.
The WW points are mostly 0 and 1. The flavor is very good!!! I really like the pot roast one.
So, if you have a chance, try one.. you just might like them.
No pictures yet and nothing much to share.. I have been very busy with some deadlines.
I wish you all a great week! Keep watching for a giveaway............and

Keep smiling!
Kim :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

1... 2.... 3......

And it's not 3 strikes your out!!!!!! It's 3 times a winner.
I couldn't hardly believe it. In the past 2 weeks I have
won things from 3 different bloggers. First I won over
at Red Geranium Cottage ya the "diet nazi "over there.
Well, I was "paying attention" for once. I answered all
the questions correctly and I won a great giftie that goes
wonderfully on my reading chair.. just look it came

Thank you Sharon!

The second prize was won over at Cucaroo she displayed this picture and asked what was wrong with it.. and if you won you would get a giftie.. I guessed she had no hair and did the dog eat it....I WON.. Her Sadie did in fact eat the hair.. I haven't received that one just yet but will post it when it does.. I was so happy.......

And #3... Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop posted on her blog about some personal news
and if you could guess it you would win this....

I made a guess that she was having a baby.. there
were 3 lucky winners and we had our choice of the
new Lecien Sushi Rolls. Kimberly is not only having
a baby but she is having twins. I can really relate
since I have twin girls now 25 yrs old. She has a
great journey ahead of her. Again.. I am so happy!

So to end my winning streak when Sharon had another Monday Challenge guessing game.. I decided to forego the game to let another blogger enjoy some wonderful gifts. I want to thank each one for sharing some wonderful gifts. I will put each and every one of them to the perfect use.

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Loser Monday, Recipe, WW Find and a giveaway..

WOW.. long title there.. LOL So to get right to the point.. no weight loss but INCHES loss. Girls remember.. that scale doesn't tell everything going on with your body... inches count also. Clothes start getting looser.. that's great news!

I am a carrot cake lover... it's my fav cake. I saw the Hostess 100 cal carrot cakes... I had to try them... they are pretty good and you get a pack of 3 little cakes.. ONLY 1 WW pts.... YEAHHHH it's truly a nice treat mid-moring.. or in the afternoon.

My recipe is a good find. I haven't calculated the total pts but it is very good and all low fat. I was invited to Grandma's and I brought desert.

Peanut Butter Pie

1/2 P-nut butter ( sugar free)
1 C powdered sugar
1/4 C Milk - Lowfat
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (8oz) cream cheese softened Lowfat

1 ( 8ox) tub whipped topping lowfat

Ice cream topping- Magic shell
1 Cookie Pie Crust - chocolate/lowfat (they do have them)

In large bowl combine 1st 5 ingredients. Blend with a hand mixer. Gently fold in whipped topping. Fill Pie shell. Freeze for 2 hours. Drizzle chocolate topping on top of pie. Re-freeze for additional 20 mins. Thaw slightly before serving. Pie is rich you only need a thin slice.
You could make this with all regular ingredients.. but it really is a rich pie.

Great for warm weather treats.

Now for the giveaway look what you can win: Hop over to V and C in honor of her Moda Bake Entry.

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Jacks In My Brown Bag......

I have been busy. Turtle ( my friend) is in Florida for a few weeks. I help package her website orders when she is gone. Friday night I packed 5 orders and was going to stop by Saturday morning to put the box out for postman on my way to my second job doing taxes. I opened the front door and had an eyes view to the master bedroom... it looked like a half dozen chickens had been plucked in there.. well, she had a pipe leaking in the ceiling and the part of it had fallen down.. good thing I had to go back or it would have been leaking a few days before I saw.. so I spent most of Saturday helping her via phone to get this all repaired.. we were successful!! SO.. my sewing that was planned got pushed to Sunday.. I have been working on the brown bag swap with our guild.. I got a brown bag full of Halloween fabrics and the gals note said she would like a table runner. Her name is Carolyn and she doesn't know I have her bag til it's revealed this month at our meeting. I thought for a bit and decided to do my take on Kim's Happy Jacks Tutorial. I am doing a runner aposed to her quilt topper. Here is what I have so far..

Not very good pics.. I had so many ideas for borders til I went to sew.. LOL I am not good at designing.. Kim had very good instructions for the pumpkins they went together very good. I also am working on her St. Patricks Tutorial.. when I get it more done I will post it too. I made a great desert today.. will post for Losers Monday! I need to check my posts.. I have been blogging for awhile but not consistently.. soooo, I think a giveaway will be in order very soon!

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)