Sunday, July 31, 2011

First Sewing Project!!

For those of you that know me you probably won't believe this....but I didn't bring my Cricut to TN. I was so overwhelmed with packing, going through my scrapbooking stuff wasn't a priority. So needless to say, it is all still in Yukon (which my sister is happy about so she can use it)! So I needed a new hobby....hence my first sewing project today! My sister was kind enough to send her Singer sewing machine in return I left the sewing machine my Nana had given me. (Note this is temporary...Carisa you can not HAVE it...hahaha) Since I know nothing about sewing I found a book on Amazon that I fell in love with. It has several chapters on basic sewing knowledge and 101 sewing projects. It is called One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. So hence the name all the projects only require one yard of material or less! Perfect!! Since I have never sewn before I had NO supplies. After two trips to Joanns (yes I said know I am a very forgetful person) I thought I had it made.  #1 important thing Nana taught good scissors and don't use them for anything but fabric! So here are a couple of my supplies....and yes they are all pink :)

I've WATCHED my Nana sew a I should know how right? Wrong...It took me a Youtube video, Kirk and all his expertise and 1 hour to thread this baby! But I got it!
Today I attempted the Mailbag Pocket with some material I already had in hopes that we would put mail in it instead of ALL over the counter. (A girl can dream right?) It didn't take me near as long as I thought it would! I pinned everything before sewing and ironed it under so I only had to rip out 2 seams :) Nana would be proud! Here is the final product!
Even made a lining :)

Here it is on the wall!! Now if we can just use it :)
I may have found a new addiction! There is a chapter called "Your Furry Friends" out Blitz!!
Miss and Love you all,

Saturday, July 30, 2011

New home!

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to finally be blogging! It may take awhile to get used to so be patient with me. We have finally got settled in the house and are loving it! It was everything we needed. Kirk likes coming home for lunch so its really convenient being close to the school.  Speaking of school, Kirk is doing great! He made a 100 on his first drug test! He has been studying a lot and has really adjusted better than he thought getting back into school. He is doing so well the 2 guys sitting next to him have already been calling asking what he is studying and when! Hahahaha...I'm finally getting settled in my new job. Not loving it yet but I'm trying not to get too discouraged since I'm still on orientation. Everything is on the computer and I'm coming from all paper charting from South ER so that is a big change for me. It will start to get easier with time though! But as most of you know I'm not very patient :) Blitz is finally adjusting. Kirk and I thought he was depressed at first. He was sleeping a lot and not being very playful. He was also throwing up a lot too so we thought he might be anxious about his new environment. But lo and behold I bought him a new toy and he perked right up! Now he is driving us crazy again because he wants to play every single second we are home! I know I promised some people pictures so here are a few from the new house.
This is a table next to the front door in the living room.

This is the mantel of the fireplace in the living room. My favorite part of the house :)
Thanks mom and dad for the couch! It looks great!
 And the chair!!
I won't bore you with them all today! More to come though I promise! Last night we had a pretty cool experience. We got to meet Haley and Stephano from this years American Idol! They sat right in front of us while listening to live music at an outdoor bar in downtown Nashville. I even got to sneak a picture with Haley!  

Hopefully this will be the first of MANY star encounters while in Nashville!! Miss you all and Love you!!