Karefully Made

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Work In Progress

Hey Guys!

Today I was working on my Sugar Blocks from Stitchery Dickory Dock.  Here are the results:

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I am really in love with the essex linen I used.  It really happened on a whim because I forgot to pack my Kona Snow.  Inside my bag I had a fat quarter of the essex linen.  I think it is perfect!   The first block is the block for January and the second is the block for March.  February’s block has paper piecing involved.    I will be tackling that tomorrow.  If you remember, these three blocks are my goal for Lovely Year of Finishes.  I am happy that I am on track.

With that said, those two blocks are the bulk of my sewing for the week.  I have been organizing and cleaning out my fabric stash.  Next week, my husband is off work for Spring Break and I am looking forward to some progress in my room (fingers crossed)!

I am linking up to Freshly Pieced, WIP Wednesday.  If  you are visiting from there, welcome!  I hope you leave a comment so I can come check out your blog ;0)

Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Liebster Award & A Recommendation


Hey Guys!

Two post in one day is AMAZING!  I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Toye from Quilting Adventures of a Ginger.  Here are the rules:

The Rules

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
  4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.  Go to their page and tell them.

11 Facts About Me

  1. I am my Mother favorite (Don’t tell my brother and sister ;0)
  2. I love purses!  My favorite brands would be Coach and Fossil.
  3. I was a cook in the Army for 10 years.  I deployed two times and spent five years in Germany.  It was the best of times and the worst of times.
  4. I have a son, his name is Alex.
  5. I am going to school to be a Special Education Teacher.  I love working with younger children.
  6. I sing at church.  I love gospel music and sing all the time.
  7. I bake all the time.  I was the “baker” on post while in the army and even now I still make cakes for friends.
  8. I still think my Mom is the smartest person I know.
  9. I spoil my Happy Husband with good food and attention but I don’t mind because he does the same.
  10. My blog is named “Pretty Lady Baby” because that is what he calls me.  My son calls me “Pretty Princess Mommy.”
  11. My favorite flowers are daisies.

Questions from Quilting Adventures of a Ginger

  1. What is your favorite meal to make at home?  I love making food for my sweetie because I love my Happy Husband’s excitement when I put it in front of him! His favorite breakfast meal would be my biscuits & Gravy
  2. What is your favorite color? Pink
  3. Mountains or Ocean?  Ocean of course.
  4. What would be the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?  As many Coach purses as I can fit in my car. LOL!
  5. What is the name of your favorite teacher in school and what made them special?  Ms. Clemene Ramsey!  She is my awesome Special Education Director at UGA.  She is amazing and has constantly encouraged me through the process of learning how to be a Special Education Teacher.
  6. If your house was threatened by a wild fire, what would be the first thing you would pack in your car besides your family and pets?  I would grab my Singer Featherweight!
  7. Rock or Country?  Rock
  8. What is your biggest accomplishment?  Being a good mother.
  9. What is your favorite song from the 1980’s?  The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
  10. What was the name of your first pet?  I have had many pets but the only one I have really loved would be my German Shepard Zeus.
  11. Bungie jumping or Sky diving?  Oh my goodness NEITHER!

My Nominees

  1. The Crafty Pioneer  
  2.  1/4 inch Mark
  3. Primal Quilting 
  4. Quilt Whimsey 
  5. Work in Progress Girl
  6. The Sometimes Crafter
  7. Young & Crafty
  8. Pretty Life Quilts
  9. You Gotta Have A Hobby
  10. Grey Cat Quilts 
  11. Stitching Grandma

11 Questions for my Nominees

  1. What is currently your favorite fabric line?
  2. What is your favorite notion?
  3. What type of sewing machine do you have?
  4. If you could get a new machine today, what would you get?
  5. How long have you been sewing?
  6. What is your favorite color?
  7. What is your favorite thing about your Mom?
  8. What are you currently working on?
  9. Are you currently taking a class or teaching a sewing class, if so what class?
  10. What is your favorite sewing foot?
  11. How often do you get to sew?

Whew!  That is all!  For those of you I nominated… I read your blogs often and love your content!  Thanks so much for all your share ;0) For everyone else, I would like to recommend that you check out this blog hop going on this week called, Meet My machine Blog Hop:

The Tilted Quilt meet My Machine Linky Party
Those of you who are thinking of a new machine or just want to know more about machines this is a great place to start!  There is also a link up party and I have already linked up my post about Bee ;0)
Until next time, Sew Pretty!


January Snapshot & Planning for February


Please read Left to Right: 1. Hexi Kit #1,  2. Pink Rainbow, 3. Sew Stitchy, 4. Your Modern BOM, 5. The “Collection”, 6. Hexi Kit for a Bloggy Friend, 7. A Bird in A Box, EXTRA PICTURE, 8. Your Modern BOM, 9. Cathedral Pin Cushion, 10. Hexi Kit for Mom, 11. Hex on the Beach Progress, 12. White Cupcakes with Lemon Icing, 13. Chevron Desk Mat, 14. Cathedral Pin Cushion for Mom

Hey Guys!

Well it has been a busy month!  Whew!  In all I have finished ten things!  Obviously my time has been abundant.  This month, I will have school, practicum and other activities.  I hope I can keep up the pace!  Now down to the business…

This post will fulfill some requirements:

A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal: This month, I plan to complete Bentley’s quilt set.  The set includs a quilt and burp cloths.  I am also making a quilt for his older brother.

Monthly To do List/Goals:

  1. Get caught up on January blocks
  2. Finishes Starburst Quilt a Long
  3. Have February Block finish
  4. Finish Bentley’s Quilt
  5. Get cutting done for the Pantone Challenge  (I will explain more later)

The above list will be for the Monthly To-Do List with Pigtails and Quilts along with Tracey Jay Quilts Just Three Goals.  I will be linking up this post with both of them.  I will also be linking up with Lily’s Quilts  for her Sew Fresh Day.  Whew!  That was alot!  If you are visiting, Welcome!  If not, go check out their sites! Share the love ;0)

Until next time, Sew Pretty!



My Lovely January Finish


Hey Guys!

I have been very busy this month!  The Lovely Year of Finish is really helping me stay focus on my goals.  You can check out more finishes at this flicker group, which is called A Lovely Year of Finishes and is sponsored by Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.

I am surprised I got done what I did do and now that I think about it …I feel very accomplished!  I know I am improving with my sewing.  For example, I think I am doing much better with my binding and being consistent with my quarter inch seam.  They say practice make perfect.  Enough of that!  My goal for this month was:

“This month my goal is to complete a project I started last year.   I need to quilt and bind two baby quilts and make matching burp cloths”  

Well here are the finishes!

These Burp Cloths are made of Gerber Baby Diapers.  I decided to leave one without fabric.

These Burp Cloths are made of Gerber Baby Diapers. I decided to leave one without fabric.

This quilt is sized at 35 inches by 40 inches.

This quilt is sized at 35 inches by 40 inches.

I am calling this quilt The Birds and The Trees

I am calling this quilt The Birds and The Trees

Here are the quilts hanging.  You can really see how pretty the backing is!

Here are the quilts hanging. You can really see how pretty the backing is!

The first project I completed for Project Quilting is also for the baby.  You can read more about that go HereHere  and Here…oh and Here. ;0)


Here is the “Collection”

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Well, that is all for my Lovely January Finish!  If you are visiting, please leave a comment!  I would love to come and “visit” you!

Until Next Time, Sew Pretty!


**Linked up at Free For All at Young and Crafty


Sew Can She Sewalong Completed



Hey Guys,

Well, I am have completed the It’s A New Year Sewalong.  I made my Happy Husband a Chevron Desk Mat.  Let me further explain!  My husband has problems with his wrist so when he types he uses a orange towel to help him be as comfortable as he can be while he types.  The towel was full of purpose but no style, now enters the Chevron Desk Mat.  It perfectly fits the keyboard and mouse!  He can also fold it towards the keyboard for extra cushion. Here is my submission:

This chevron design was so easy to put together!

This chevron design was so easy to put together!

Thank you guys for all the kind words about the Pink Rainbow and my Amazing Monday!  I really appreciate all the comments.  Until next time, Sew Pretty!


**Linking up to Better off Thread Sew Cute Tuesday and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.



My Amazing Winning Monday!


Hey Guys,

I have some great news today! I won a prize from Project Quilting!  How cool is that!  I am a random drawing prize winner.  I won $25 off long arm quilting at Quilts By Barb.  I went to her website, she does beautiful work.  But wait, that is not all!  Stacy Day contacted me from Stacey In Stitches contacted me because I won a fat quarter bundle! Here is what is coming in the mail:

Original Source:  Stacy in Stitches

Original Source: Stacy in Stitches

I really love all that HELLO YELLOW coming my way!   I have also won a blog award.  I know, who would have guessed!


I was nominated by Michelle from Mishell Soup.   There are a number of things I have to do for this award, one of them being to nominate other bloggers.  I am taking this task very seriously, so please check back later this week for that post.  Thanks Michelle!  I am really honored you picked my tiny little quilting blog! ;0)

Until Next Time, Sew Pretty!