Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy December 2016

I can't believe the year is nearly over!
I have not been around to visit my blogging buds. So sorry about that. I have been so busy redoing my online Shop Krystalkats.com It's taken so much time and work. I love it though, it is looking good. 

I finished some wonderful quilts and I am so excited for the next quilt on my list. 

Here are the 3 I have finished since the summer.

1. Cat Quilt
2. Lori Holt's Sew A-long Cozy Christmas Quilt
3. USA Flag Quilt







I just made some darling lace snowflake earrings on my embroidery machine! love the lace I can make.
I made them in all the colors you see, plus I made some more colors today.



Snowflake Lace Earrings You can find that for sale at my online Shop Krystalkats

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!



Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Fall 2016

Happy Fall!




As everyone who knows me, knows I love taking photos of our life. It's a dairy to me.

I guess this is the year of NOT Blogging.

I'm going to post my website. This is one of the reasons I am missing from my blog this year is that I have designed and made 3 new websites.

I am going to post my websites. 

KrystalKat's is where I post my Jewelry and Suncatchers for Sale I've already had that one and it needed an update after the old shop stopped working after the Host company upgraded. That was so upsetting to me to lose all that work. I have been working so hard to get things up and running with a different host company and I am finally getting everything back online.
Visit my at Krystalkats.com

My new websites are 
This is the website where I show off all the things I make and sell on Etsy and links to my Etsy Shop KrystalKatsMoonBeams.

The last website I am working on is my personal website and is called WhiteandCarter.spaceWhite and Carter

Here is part of what my year is all about and why I am so busy as well.

We bought a new trailer and camp a lot. I quilt a lot and make my jewelry and sun catchers a lot!
I am a perpetual crafter of many crafts, but mainly quilting, sewing and jewelry.

My husband made me more shelfs. Awesome!


I have to many sewing machines, one is a BabyLock Unity that I am selling. I have it for sale on Craigslist.  I'm trying to sell on Letgo as well. I've never used that before.
I have upgraded my sewing embroidery machine to Ellisimo Gold 11
I must sell the Unity BabyLock.

Slide-out and also Camping at FortBragg CA

Some photos of our new trailer much larger a 25' trailer, the trailer has it's own private bedroom. Love it. When we bought the trailer we had to also buy a truck to  pull it. This was one reason we had the tiny trailer. But we broke to our desires and now we have what we always wanted.
Out door kitchen that folds out at the end of the trailer

The private bedroom

Nice Big Table!

Couch!

Another feature I love is the fact it has a couch in a living room area with a big screen tv! it really is clamping, glamping however you want to say it. 

I better get back to work making sun catchers this Monday morning. 

Happy Fall and Come Visit me at one of Websites!


Blessings ~Kat




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Monday, July 4, 2016

My 5 Months of Not Blogging

Hello Sweet Friends
How have you all been?

I have been busy this year and took a bit of break from blogging, my blog suddenly went down and was no longer hooked up to my domain. It took me a few weeks to figure out what went wrong! it's fixed now.I've probably been deleted from everyones blog list, since my site went missing.
My daughter Kirsten went to The Painted Cork with my on my birthday to paint the Funky Sacramento Painting, it was a lot of fun!

My husband went with me to do the Rainbow Bridge in Folsom California, it was also taught at the Painted Cork.


I finished my Bloom Quilt on the first day of Spring


I feel very proud of it, it's perfect for what I wanted for an update to some cheer on a blah couch.

I had fun making door banners. One I brought to Washington State as a gift for my brother and sister in law.

I had to purchase a Juki sewing machine to quilt my quilts, the embroidery machine was just not doing it. It was frustrating. Disappointed I had to spend more money on another sewing machine! I just use the Juki for quilting. I made a lot of things with my embroidery machine this year, above a few mug rugs. What fun those were to make!

I finished my cat quilt

I started month embroidery by Adornit, Calendar Girls. So cute!

We took a camping trip to Oregon and Washington State


We went to Crater Lake in Oregon on our camping trip

we went to Mt Rainier National Park in Washington State

My brother and I at his property in Washington, this is my big little brother. The youngest of us kids. I have another brother who is the oldest and no sisters.
Me at Mt. Rainier with a fan I borrowed from two Oriental girls. Nice prop.

 
Found a few covered bridges in Oregon on the way home!
at the most important point of the year is that Morgan graduated from High School!

That is some of my year so far. It's been a good and crazy year all at the same time as years are. Good mixed with bad. But we serve an Awesome God don't we? why yes we do.....



Happy Independence Day! ~Kat







Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. ~Ronald Reagan




Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Bloom Quilt has Bloomed

Hello All,

The last row of blooms were sewn onto the quilt today. Follow along with Lori Holt's Bloom Quilt along. Each week she gives directions to make each block. She uses Calico Days Fabric and Simple shapes, which are templates.
I know she has plans with for more simple shapes ifor a Christmas Theme for later this year. 
Here is my 5 rows of Flower Blooms.


I also used the embroidery part of my new Babylock Unity to make this cute pillow. Yes I've been a busy stitcher. This is for my daughters step daughter Kayla.


It's a simple design for my first embroidery work using the Unity. 

Until next time...Bloom Where You're planted!

-Kat 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Row 4 Bloom Quilt and Healthy Eating

Today was a pretty nice day outside, although mine was indoors.
Sewing of course on my Bloom Quilt, from Lori Holt's sew along. Rileyblake designs, Calico Days. I Got row 4 done. It takes me over an hour to cut and shape and sew all the appliqué pieces to each flower block. Sewing the strips and blocks together goes a bit faster. 
Tomorrow I have to make 4 flowers, so that's a few hours. Not sure I will have enough time to get another row in. That would be row 5, the final row of flower blocks.
It sure would be a nice to finish it. But... I do have other things I need to do. 
Here is a few photos of row 4.
Sweet Quilt.
On the couch.
These good for you veggies are extra yummy with a tad bit of lemon Pepper and other spices. I sautéed zucchini, green onions, 
Yellow, red and green peppers. Delicious!
Have a blessed Friday!

Kat

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Row Three of Bloom Quilt Done!


Happy Sunday Eve!
It's getting late, but I'm keeping a quilt log this year.
Also a Little healthy food we're eating.
Rain...rain...rain. That's what's it's been here. Snow in the Sierras. We need it though. 
Row two
I think it's going to happen...it will be done by Spring.
row three!
Two more rows to go. Time to make more flowers.
Bloom Quilt Sew Along by Lori Holt

You can sew along too with Lori Holt's Bloom quilt sew along, just click the link below. The sew along starts today January 18, 2016.
It's all happening on my Unity Babylock my DH bought me for Christmas.
This probably does not look all that appetizing, but this is a veggie pizza I made. No meat, veggies only. Scallions, zucchini, onions, green bell pepper, red sweet peppers, yellow sweet peppers, jalapeños, black olives, seasoned tomato sauce with Italian Spices. Motzerella cheese. I baked it on pillsbury pizza crust. However that crust is not on the eat clean list. But it was quick and easy for Saturday night Pizza. 

We'll see what healthy eating I can up with this next week. Trying to prepare a variety of foods.

Until next time! 
Be Blessed!
-Kat

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bloom Quilt and Heathy Eating

  
Hello All!

It's Friday! It's raining finally. Been raining pretty much all week.

I've been working on my Bloom Quilt, designed by Lori Holt. It's a sew along, but I've moved beyond the sew along part now. She showed some tutorials on her blog for making the flowers. It looks like making the quilt blocks may begin January 19th. I decided that was to long to wait. I just found the free pattern on Riley Blake Designs website. So off I went and I've made one row so far. 

For Christmas I got a Fitbit Flex. I love
It! I put a cute band on it. 

We also bought a Spiralizer from kitchenaid. It's an attachment. Really fun.


You can make a lot of healthy food with it.
So far we've made zucchini
 pasta. This recipe is in a online PDF file.
Shown above. I made turkey meatballs.
Healthy version compared to beef meatballs. 

I'll be doing a lot of healthy cooking this year. After all, I lost 10lbs on Autumn Calabrese's 21 day fix. Where I learned about food portion control, and eating healthy.

Did you have to much Christmas and New Years? 

Here is a fat burning soup. We ate it tonight. Delicious and healthy.
Cabbage Soup
5 Carrots Chopped
 3 onions, chopped
Onions 
 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
1 large head cabbage, chopped 
1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix 
1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained
 2 quarts tomato juice 
2 green bell peppers, diced 10 stalks celery, chopped 1 
(14 ounce) can beef broth.
Add all ingredients and simmer until done to desired tenderness.
Excellent soup.
 Hubby loved it. 


Happy weekend all. Be sure to leave a comment and say Hello!

-Kat