Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy, prosperous, creative and fun filled "2012".  Take some time to enrich the lives of your self, your families and  your friends.  I can tell you for myself I see and maybe not see but feel that there will be changes in my life this year and I am going to just try and go with the flow and hope that the Lord will be walking with me through it all...I also would like to thank those who have shared their "2011" with me and I look forward to sharing my "2012" with you.
I have learned allot this year about people in general and to a few I found out what friendship really means to them and to tell you the truth I needed to learn this lesson i.e. just cause it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck doesn't mean it is a duck who would know that I would think it would be a duck wouldn't
Well anyway enough of that...I look forward to a wonderful 2012 sharing and caring......goodnight and sweet dreams...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Well I did finally get to finish my purse...I loved the colors when I first saw them and have been waiting for a play day just for me...enjoy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

WWCQ Secret Sister

Over in my world wide crazyquilt group we had secret sisters and Diane was the one that sent to me...I received this  after 7:30 on Christmas eve..I still cannot believe it...

Charms from 12 days SS

The first picture was  the charms that Susie sent me in my 12 days secret sister exchange on our WWCQ group. When I say she spoiled me look at the second pic with all the threads and fibers that she also sent me. I have never even used some of these so this is  very exciting.  What we were suppose to do is mimick the 12 days of Christmas and change the words like
On the first day of Christmas my secret sister sent to me a vintage silkie....
On the second day of Christmas my secret sister sent to me two silver charms.. and so forth...then on the l2th day of Christmas my secret sister sent o me a handmade ?????? well you get the point.
Needless to say that Susie did not pay attention because she sent me all these beautiful threads and fibers that I am going to be having so much fun stitching with.....Thanks so much Susie!

2 more Purses

I made the black and white for my daughter, Leigh-Anne and then the black white and pink for my Daughter in law, Samantha....the bottom pic is of the inside of the purse..there are 8 pockets in each purse and it is a wonderful size...enjoy your day

Christmas Pics

Here r some pics from our Christmas with the kids and Grandkids:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well just in case I don't get back to posting before Sunday I wanted to wish my family and my extended family friends a very, very Merry Christmas and may all your wishes come true!

Christmas table runner

I also finished my son's and D-i-L's Christmas table runner...I hope they like it.   It was quick to make and their theme is snowmen this year so I thought the fabric would be wonderful..enjoy

Linda's Purse

This I made for my friend Linda. She wanted a purse made with Kaffe fabrics. Now this is the smaller one. There are 2 patterns for the Bow Tucks pattern the smaller one and the larger one. I will also be making her a larger one....I just do not know what fabric I am going to use yet. And that will be after the holiday...but she was very pleased with this one which made me happy.  Merry Christmas Linda!

Grandbabies Pillow cases

I finally got to get my grand babies pillow cases finished and they are made with fleece and  flannel.  Here is a pic...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just a quick note

Evening everyone...I just received this from a friend and I have been taking note of it here lately.  It is so important that we remember to check for things that could be made right here is the USA and she just reminded me of it so I thought I would remind anyone else that might be interested by posting her note to me...have a good night

> > is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore, They are made in
> > China and are more expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each
> > and made in USA
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen
> > Aid is MADE IN the US. Top of my list already...
> >
> >
> > Yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some
> > made in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the
> > lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they
> > had some at $2.50 made in USA. They are just as good. Same as a kitchen
> > rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA - what a
> > concept! - and they were $3.00 cheaper.
> >
> >
> >
> > We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from
> > China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.
> >
> >
> > I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the
> > hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace
> > Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments
> > there. They were made in USA.
> >
> > Start looking, people . . ...In our current economic situation, every
> > little thing we buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job.
> >
> >
> > My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is now
> > marked "made in Mexico." I don't buy it anymore.
> >
> >
> > My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico... now I have switched
> > to Crest.
> >
> >
> > You have to read the labels on everything.
> >
> > This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed 60W light bulbs and
> > Bounce dryer sheets.
> > I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally
> > buy -- was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both
> > types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same except for the
> > price . . .the GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value brand, but the
> > thing that surprised me the most was that that GE was made in MEXICO and
> > the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it - the USA at a
> > company in Cleveland, Ohio.
> >
> > It's Way past time to start finding and buying products you use every
> > day that are made right here.
> >
> > So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... yep, you guessed it,
> > Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand
> > cost less, and was MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the
> > dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for
> > years, at almost half the price.
> >
> > My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for
> > everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the
> > job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
> >
> > If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address
> > book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!
> >
> > Stop buying from overseas companies - you're sending the jobs there.
> > (We should have awakened a decade ago....)
> >
> > Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs
> > and create more jobs here in the USA.
> > I passed this on .. .. . will you???
> > 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Purse for a friend

I finished this purse Saturday night but I have to add the button this more down and just a few to go enjoy your day!
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Victorian Christmas Boot

This is my Victorian Christmas boot I finished..I just love it...

Friday, December 16, 2011

2 More finished

Well I finally finished my friends applique' portifolio.  She does beautiful applique' and I thought she might be able to use this.  We have been exchanging gifts for over 10 years and I am running out of ideas so I thought this might be nice...then I also finished a watch and necklace for another friend she was the one that got me into making jewelry  oh I guess about 5 years ago so I do still dabble in it......enjoy your evening  

Friday Night Sew-in

If you look on the left side of my blog you will see a button for those of us that are still stitching away...check it out!!!

My word for 2012

I have chosen my word for "2012".  Instead of doing a resolution this year, which always seems to get pushed around until I really do not remember what the resolution was, I have chosen a word.  Hopefully this will help me be a better person, really work on things I want to finish and things I want to learn.  So my new word for "2012" is F O C U S .  Are yo creating a word for this year!  
If you go to my side bar and look for Linda's website she will share with you the reasons she has choose a word and not a resolution.....have a great day

More to follow

Well I do have a few more posts to add for 2011 but they are presents that I have to wait to give them out and then I will be able to post them but for now you are all updated... I will also be posting about my 2012  expectations so have a great and wonderful day!  But most of all remember to be kind to yourself!

American Sewing Group (ASG)

Last week we had our last meeting for our ASG group as one group.  Come January we will be breaking up into 3 groups for now.  Group 1 will be all kinds of threads and fibers:  Group 2 will be a quilting group and last but not lest Group 3 will be Garment Sewing.  So here are a few pics from that meeting.  The lady in the black sweater is our president, Julie:
One of our members made a bunch of calendars for us and another one brought allot of the older magazines that had references to  garment sewing in them.  We also had a cover dish.  I think a fun time was had by all.

An update on me and our Christmas Tree

So many of you have been following my medical mystery and testing that I have been going thru and in this last week it is all starting to come together.  It has been determined that I ave been having small seizures.  But like we were thinking they are not coming from my brain but from my heart.  There is an irregular rhythm going on somewhere in there that is causing the seizures.  For now I am on seizure medicine and in January they weill be adding a small electrode box under the skin to determine the extent of my heart rhythms.  But I wanted to let the very many people that have been sending prayers and good Karma my way to know that they have not gone unanswered.  It is still a process but we are getting closer and do have some answers.  And I appreciate all the prayers and karma that has been sent my way..I could not have went thru all this without them, "thank you".
Here is a pic of our Christmas Tree this year :

Quilted date book cover

I wanted to finish this jacket cover for my calendar for 2012.  I needed to add dates already and did not want the datebook to not be covered so this is what I done with it.
It works for me....

Kathy Shawl's Group

In one of the Crazyquilt groups that I am in "Kathy Shawl's she issued a challenge to send her 3- 4 x 6" blocks.  She would embellish one and return it then send the other 2 to different people and have them embellish it and send it back.  She has a wonderful turn out and now we received our 2 that we need to embellish and she has already finished with some and mine was one of them  This is the block that she returned to me and isn't it awesome.

WWCQ ss or 12 days ss

In our World Wide Crazy Quilt group we had a secret sister exchange and a 12 day SS...this is something that I finished for one of those groups:
I hope she likes it....

Brown Bag Challenge

In our local crazy quilt group we just finished up a brown bag add a border  challenge.  There were 2 groups one that had 4 people in it and one that had 3.  Well  we challenged ourselves if we wanted to do something that we never tried before.  This is Delores Quilt.  She did the very center; then Linda did the next round up into the 1: checkerboard round and then I did the last round. What I did was painted leaves with the Lumiere paints and then stitched around the leaves.  I liked the process the only thing is you have to make sure that the person will not be washing the piece and that it will  be a wall hanging or table topper because then you will ruin the paint.  Here is a pic of the leaves: