Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I'm going to the graduation!

My son graduates basic combat training for the Army in 2 weeks!
All this time I didn't think I'd be going due to financial stuff.
But in the end. We made it happen!
Yes, I'm taking tons of pics. My good camera holds up to 1000 pics! I will definitely post them when I return from SC.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pillow talk

So I've been still trying to keep myself busy.
My son graduates basic combat training October 2.
For him he says the weeks are flying by (well he says this in letters, he is not using the phone yet).
But for me the time is like maple syrup. slow slow slow.
So I've been quilting. Crocheting. and this week I made 2 pillows.
I'm very productive lately. Here they are!

and this one is mine :)

yep, a Simpsons pillow, for my husband. He's like a kid. LOL

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fabric Giveaway Time!

I used to hold tons of giveaways.

Lately life has gotten in the way.

But...I got a great opportunity to showcase the lovely 

I was fabric surfing (as usual) for some yummy organic cottons. I could not believe the wonderful assortment of organic cottons Sew Fine Fabric has to offer! And at awesome prices!

Here are a few of my favs:

ORGANIC "Cluck Cluck" by Monaluna from the Free Range Collection 

Organic "Bear Hike" in Orange from the Camp Modern Collection by designer Jay-Cyn from Birch Fabric 

ORGANIC "Bloom" by designer Monaluna from the Haven Collection

However, my very favorite line she has currently is her 

She sells this by the yard as well as sets, such as this cute Fat Quarter spread:

Jodi is really looking to gain followers over at IG (Instagram) and Pinterest.

You can follow her for giveaways, new product notification, and sale announcements here:

 IG:  sewfinefabric.com 

Now onto the giveaway!

was gracious enough to offer you this as a prize:

Eight Fall inspired fat quarters

There are only a couple rules for this one. Simple!

1. Be a follower here at Butternut Street.
2. Follow Sew Fine Fabric either on IG or Pinterest
3. Comment here to let me know you did both.
4. You get one extra entry if you share this giveaway on any of your social media sites (blog/FB/IG/Twitter) Just comment with link so I know you did just that :)

One winner will be announced Sept 13th!

Good Luck!

Recent quilt finish

Japanese fabric there with the kitties

shows pretty Japanese fabrics I had imported

This one is for sale!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Customer quilt

I got a quilt request from a gal for her grandbaby. Her daughter likes shabby chic. So these are the fabrics I picked for this quilt. Not my fav combination of colors. Not really into baby pinks. But it works :) and she wanted the baby's name appliqued on. So I did that too.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Love the backing fabric I found. It's a woodland's animal print. Love it!

A new baby quilt I've managed to finish.
Yes, I'm selling this one if anyone is interested.
It measures approx 36" square :)
Great for boy or girl, really.
100% cotton

And...it's keeping me busy, not thinking of my son being away. <<<<frowny face

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Army talk

So my son is at the half way point now in basic combat training (BCT). He is missing us tons he says (well, writes). I have not heard from him on the phone in over a month. He can only write snail mail.  I took this online class thing the Army provides. If you finish all 3 levels they guarantee a pic of your SIT (soldier in training) so here is my son.

He graduates Oct 2!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make a cute tote bag

I was thinking this would be good for a few library books.

Click here
for pattern

I love these Michael Miller fabrics she used!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kid's quilt

Trying to use up stash, and not buy.
Very hard.
I will need to buy batting the next quilt I make.
Colors are royal blue, light blue, white, peach, and a grey/white dot fabric.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Army mom!

Well it's official...

I am an Army mom.

Bittersweet, actually.

My son, who just graduated high school in May, joined the Army last year.  He was signed up to go to basic training July 21.  So he's been gone almost 4 weeks now.  I've only received 1 letter from him. They are not letting him use the phone for a while. I guess they are focusing on training and not letting them use phones, computers, nothing. I write letters...often.  Besides that I have no contact with him.

He finishes up in October and then heads off to Virginia for his AIT, which is the training for the job he chose.  He chose to be an aircraft mechanic.  He then wants to try to get into the Nightstalker school, which is like the Rangers. or Green Berets.

So, needless to say, I am very sad. Missing him terribly. Trying to keep myself busy with my quilting, crochet, and art.

Here is a pic I got off Facebook of him. Fortunately, there is a FB page that updates us every Saturday with pictures of his unit. He was only pictured this one time. But at least I have this:

So if anyone wants to write to him, a 'thank you for your service' letter, just let me know. You can email me or comment here. I've had others send him letters. In his last (and only) letter I received he was very down. Saying he was very homesick. and not having any contact with family and friends has been the hardest part. So if you have a minute. Buy a card. Send him a hello...

Thanks friends!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

good morning!

kids back in school-check!
life getting back to normal-check!
art is happening again-check!
oh ya, and of course crocheting!-check!

so happy life is finally settling down after a long hot summer.
so so so looking forward to fall temperatures now.

for some reason when I am logged onto internet explorer it does not let me upload pics. so I need to remember to log onto chrome from now on to post here. bEcause unfortunately, this post will look very boring. no pics.

anyways...not much else going on.

other than lots of RAIN today! yay for Arizona!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Halloween talk

So I've already seen Halloween and fall items at some of the stores around town.

Do you make crafts for Halloween or fall?  I used to...a LOT. Now, not so much.

I enjoy looking at all the online crafts for the holidays though.

I used to do a lot of cross stitch and embroidery.  My eyes have gotten bad over the last few years and I don't do any of that anymore. Too hard to see the squares and count everything out right.

Well I might try something small for fall soon.  I just love the fall here in Arizona. The weather is great.  I mean, let's be honest...who wants to crochet an afghan in summer in Arizona?! Too hot on my lap most days.

LINK to fall crafty ideas

crochet freebies

Do you visit Pinterest? I do. Pretty frequently.
I love looking at all the great crafty ideas.
And recipes!
HERE is a great link on Pinterest