Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rose and Lyn has moved!

It's official, Rose and Lyn has moved to a new site! You can find all the old posts, plus new content here.

I'd love it if you're a follower here if you'd go over and follow me there too.  That would actually make me ecstatic!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

July do. Good stitches

Where did the week go! Holy cow.
Last month for the do. Good Stitches "Inspire" group, our assignment was three citrus sail blocks.

Citrus Sails Block 3

Citrus Sails Block 2

Citrus Sails Block 1

I love how they turned out & I really want to make these again...I'm just not sure when I'll get the time right now!

Do you want to join the group? Go here for more details.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Winner winner...

Chicken dinner!
Winner of the Coffee Time apron is... Ann from Menomonee Falls. Congratulations Ann! Your apron is on your way.

I've been working on some projects over the weekend, pictures & more to come soon!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Coffee Time Apron

Welcome My Milwaukee Mommy readers!!

It's time for a giveaway!  I will giveaway a half apron to one person chosen randomly that signs up for my company's mobile coupon program & emails me the phone number they registered with (for verification purposes only).  We've got a contest here at my office & the person that can get the most people signed up for our mobile deal site will get an extra day off... not that I don't like work or anything ;-)

So... if you're interested in finding out about deals in the Milwaukee area (we have over 300 businesses!) & you'd want to enter the giveaway... you can either:

1.Go Here OR 2. text mobideals to 46246

Enter your cell phone number, Certify user is over 13 years old, and provide email address if you want to receive Deal Of The Week (all DOW offers are 50% or more off!) and coupon updates via email.

Make sure that you email me the phone # you registered with, so I can get credit for you & you get registered for the giveaway!!  My email address is roseandlyn (at) gmail (dot) com.

Coffee Time Apron

Some places that have offers right now:
~FREE BEER at McBobs (hell yeah!)
~$5 off at the Original Pancake House- Brookfield (YUM!)
~BOGO Nachos at Moe's Southwest Grill- Pewaukee
~$50 Off cleaning with Molly Maid
~$45 for 2 players at Silver Spring Golf Course
~$20 off massage at Elements in Elm Grove (sign me up!)
~BOGO Ballons at Bartz's in Wauwatosa (Party time)


Coffee TIme Apron

Thanks to all that help me out! Hope you find deal you like!  And a big thank you to Betsy at My Milwaukee Mommy!  You're awesome!  PS.  The giveaway ends on Friday, 7/29 at midnight!  Good luck!

We've Been...

Busy.  I know it's been awhile.  I'm sorry.  Here's what we've been up to:


Finding plants that look like muppets...

Going to my brother's wedding:

Moving up the ranks to wolf:

Geo- Caching

Going to Girl Scout Camp (Twice!!):

Playing at the park:

Not to mention, lots of sewing, swimming & more!

Stay tuned... I'll be posting my very first giveaway tomorrow morning!  It's up now!  I've got lots more planned for Rose and Lyn, includng a new blog page soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April "Inspire" do. Good Stitches Blocks

I'm back! We've moved, and things are crazy... but I had to make sure that I set aside time to complete my 2 blocks for the "Inspire" do. Good Stitches quilt for April! I couldn't screw up my first month in the group for heaven's sakes!

"Inspire" April Quilt Block

Holly from Bijou Lovely put together a wonderful tutorial for a herringbone quilt block.

Block 2

If it were not for my poor ruler-reading skillz, I would have gotten the blocks done perfectly on the first go-around. But, alas, I thought my 6.5" ruler was only a 6" ruler, and proceeded to add on the extra half inch. But, hey, now I get an extra herringbone block for myself! Maya has already claimed it for her room- she wants it framed. Sweet girl.

April "Inspire" do. Good Stitches Blocks

Speaking of sweet girl, Miss Maya wanted very badly to sew with her mommy today.  So, I set up a card table next to the desk. 

Maya Sewing

By the way- did Mother Nature miss the memo that it's April now?  I mean, we're a good 1/3 of the way through Spring, and it is snowing here.  And not just a little snow:

Where we SHOULD be grilling right now.
 Snow in April

In fact, we had a Winter Weather Advisory today!  I think that should be absolutely outlawed.  It is most certainly ridiculous.  Also ridiculous is my dog, Bonesy's snoring right now!  Holy crow!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Weekly WIP & Craziness

Things are going to be a little crazy here... We're moving this weekend (yes, this weekend!).  I don't think I really expected it to all work out, so it snuck up on me I guess.  Yes, I was being a little pessimistic.

new house

We just confirmed that the truck would be available today, and we still need to find a stove and refridgerator.  Oh, and did I mention its oil heating?  I've never had oil heating, and it's just a little crazy.

Additional craziness... I was accepted as a hostess for the Singer Sew Very Easy House Party!  My peeps and I get to test drive a new Singer Confidence Stylist machine, and we'll be making a fun project (or two).  The party's going down early May & I'm sew very excited (sorry, couldn't help myself there)!

Oh, and before I forget... have you checked out Modern Relief Japan yet??

Here's how it works:
  • Every Monday, (April 4th -May 16th, 2011) a new group of quilts will be featured on ModernRelief.com
  • To enter for a chance to win one of the quilts featured, you will click on the PayPal button that will be located on the top right column of the Modern Relief blog. This will bring you to the Modern Relief PayPal account.
  • Donations are unlimited, so please feel free to give till your heart's content.
  • Every $10.00 donation gives you one chance to win any of the quilts featured during the raffle period (April 4th - May 16th, 2011)
  • Multiple wins by a single person will be allowed, so you do have the chance to win more than one quilt
  • Winners of the quilt raffle will be chosen by a random number generator after May 16th, 2011, and the list of winners will be posted here. We will also contact the winners at the email address listed on the PayPal account.
  • All donations received will be donated to Mercy Corps
Pretty simple eh?  Check out the quilts- they're amazing! 

Now... here's my quick Weekly WIP.


Courtney Sneak Peak

Most of my future sister in-law's shower present. 

Packing (UGH!)
Bottled Rainbow Quilt
Americana Quilt Top

Need to finish in the next month, but haven't yet started:
OK... so I had to add a category, since I'm in a serious holding pattern with the move.  YIKES!
Modern Relief Japan Quilt
do. Good Stitches blocks
Mug Rug Swap

No new projects.