Tammy's Creative Connection Blog

Here is a link to see my creative side. http://tammyscreativeconnection.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My First Finished Quilt

Okay, well I finally finished the quilt for my sister in law Rose. It was supposed to be for her birthday last July....I guess I am early for this birthday right...LOL. I hope she likes it.
Hey, for my first quilt I guess it didn't take me that long. :-)
I have been following Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project so she showed us how to do a stipple stitch in free motion quilting so that is what I did all over this quilt. The quilt pattern is Over and Under.
I wanted to show the back of the quilt. No it is not perfect...but my first time free motion quilting.
This is upclose of the front of quilt.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Quilting Stitches Help!!

I wanted to post some pictures of my quilting stitches on the back of my quilt in hopes that Leah Day can give me some tips on what I am doing wrong. I don't know if my hands are going to fast, my feet or if the tension is off. Please help Leah!!! This is the whole reason I haven't started free motion on my sister in-laws quilt that was supposed to be a birthday gift for last July. I am so afraid to ruin it with these stitches.
By the way if you haven't visited her blog she is a great teacher of free motion quilting. http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/
Leah-Any idea on what is going on with me?

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Camera

So my dear sweet hubby gave me an early 13th anniversary present this week. A new Canon EOS Rebel T3 camera with a telephoto lens and bag to go with it. I am so excited!!! I love taking photos, and I believe this will take my photography to the next level. So, here are some photo's from my new camera.
This one hubby took of me and Mel.
This little guy posed perfectly for me. Title-Feeling Squirrely
These fish were such bright colors I had to photo them. Title-Say Awe
This is Mel trying to kiss this fish. I wanted to catch her reflection too. Title-Just Give Me a Kiss
This is another that Brian shot. Title-America's Next Top Model...LOL
We shall see how it goes with this new camera. Be looking for tons of photos now friends.

Monday, January 2, 2012

3in30 January Goals

Well, here is another start to a new year and my mind is full of the possibilities to this year. One of the site I love is called 3in30 challenge http://3in30.ashleypichea.com/ it shows you how to make your goals more attainable. Check it out!!

One of the questions on the forums was "if you could chose one word to focus on in 2012 what would it be?" I chose PRODUCTIVE. I need to be more productive, I feel as though I have become so unproductive over the last year. I need to be productive in my health, my housework, my relationships, my hobbies and my spiritual walk with the Lord. Will this be easy...no....but I also know that anything of worth to us you have to work for, so productive is my word.

In the spirit of being productive here are my goals for the month of January:

  1. Set a timer for 20 minutes 3 times a day to clean the house. That may not be a ton of time for most people but this will be a stretch for me. If you know how badly I hate housework. But I chose to be productive.
  2. Take the 31 days to pray for your spouse challenge at http://3in30.ashleypichea.com/31-days-to-pray-for-your-spouse/
  3. Go to bed by 10 pm each night....I am a night owl, but if I do this it will help me get the sleep I need for my health.

These should help me in 3 areas of my life that I need to be productive in. So here I go for 2012.