Wednesday, April 29, 2009


My blog friend Lola tagged me! And I am to list 8 things in a few categories and tag 8 people....

Eight Things I am Looking Forward To---

1. My Birthday

2. Figuring out how I want to make Emily's Christening Gown.

3. Making Emily's Christening Gown.

4. Scrap Therapy Cutting/Swap next week

5. Working on my Scrap Therapy Quilts.

6. Pilot's Baseball Games at War Memorial Park

7. ? ? ?

8. ? ? ?

Eight Things I Did Yesterday---

1. Went to dentist with daughter to hold up her three year old to watch her having her teeth cleaned.

2. Went to bank.

3. Took the three granddaughters three and under to see their great-grandparents/my in-laws.

4. Took the girls to Hot Dog King for lunch.

5. Laundry

6. ? ? ?

7. ? ? ?

8. ? ? ?

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do--

1. Loose Weight.

2. Buy the new Bernina 830.

3. Have a sewing room.

4. Go to Paris.

5. Cure my husband's neurological disease

6. ? ? ?

7. ? ? ?

8. ? ? ?

Eight TV Shows I Watch---

1. Fox News

2. Morning Joe

3. Court Trials on the old Court TV station now something else.

4. Simply Quilts when that used to be on.

5. Movies on Lifetime

6. Local Evening News and Weather

7. ? ? ?

8. ? ? ?

Eight People I Tag---

1. -8. Anyone who would like to do it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Three year old grandbaby girl was over here Sunday. She wanted some "SPRAY ICE-CREAM".
First one to guess what it is I'll send you a little something. Must leave a comment, have a blog where I can notify you if you guess correctly. Not sure just what I'll come up with...have to put on my "thinking cap"...have a couple ideas floating around in my head...think it will be some fabric that has something to do with what it was she was referring to.

Monday, April 27, 2009


I follow Creative Little Daisy the blog by Autum Hall. She makes the neatest things and has wonderful decorating ideas. I was visiting her in blogland and saw where Simplicity has printed one of her handbag/tote patterns.

I have been to JoAnn's and Hancock's in my town and adjoining towns and no luck whatever all four stores I visited were sold out. So I went to and ordered it from them.
Can't wait for it to arrive!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Go by and visit Lettie's blog Polka Dot Pineapple. She is having a fabulous giveaway! FIVE you read correctly FIVE! She has made five wonderful purses and giving them away to five lucky winners. I love the one she calls Wind, also the one she calls Fire, the one she calls Water and the one she calls Earth! She posted four pictures but says there are five of them.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Old Timey Sayings---email forwarded to me.

I received this email. Most of these sayings I've heard all of my life and use them from time to time. Brought back a lot of memories growing up in the South. Still live in the South but in an area full of military. God Bless the Military. Support them fully! Appreciate their service to our country to keep us free and out of harms way. I live near two Army Bases, an Air Force Base and the worlds largest Naval Base and there are more military bases in close range. But, with such a mix of people from all over this great country of ours you just don't hear the local dialect and old sayings like I did growing up in the rural South.

I don't know who orginally wrote this. I would love to give credit to them.

Subject: Old Time Sayings with Lots of Meaning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOME OF YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THIS (FOR THE REST OF YOU IT WILL BE A LEARNING SITUATION) A LICK AND A PROMISE 'I'll just give this a lick and a promise,' my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture. 'What is that supposed to mean,' I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue. 'It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later. 'A lick and a promise' was just one of the many old phrases that our mothers, grandmothers, and others used that they probably heard from the generations before them. With the passing of time, many old phrases become obsolete or even disappear. This is unfortunate because some of them are very appropriate and humorous. Here is a list of some of those memorable old phrases:
1. A Bone to Pick (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)

2. An Axe to Grind (Someone who has a hidden motive. This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklin who told a story about adventitious man who asked how a grinding wheel worked. He ended up walking away with his axe sharpened free of charge)

3. One bad apple spoils the whole barrel (one corrupt person can cause all the others to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)

4. At sea (lost or not understanding something)

5. Bad Egg (Someone who was not a good person)

6. Barking at a knot (meaning that your efforts were as useless as a dog barking at a knot.)

7. Barking up the wrong tree (talking about something that was completely the wrong issue with the wrong person)

8. Bee in your bonnet (To have an idea that won't let loose )

9. Been through the mill (had a rough time of it) 10. Between hay and grass (Not a child or an adult) 11. Blinky (Between sweet and sour as in milk)

12. Not sure what was suppose to be here missing from the email I received.

13. Catawampus (Something that sits crooked such as a piece of furniture sitting at an angle)

14. Dicker (To barter or trade)

15. Feather in Your Cap (to accomplish a goal. This came from years ago in wartime when warriors might receive a feather they would put in their cap for defeating an enemy)

16. Hold your horses (Be patient!)

17. Hoosegow (a jail) 18. I reckon (I suppose)

19. Jawing/Jawboning (Talking or arguing)

20. Kit and caboodle (The whole thing)

21. Madder than an wet hen (really angry) 22. Needs taken down a notch or two (like notches in a belt usually a young person who thinks too highly of himself and needs a lesson)

23. No Spring Chicken (Not young anymore)

24. Persnickety (overly particular or snobbish)

25. Pert-near (short for pretty near)

26. Pretty is as pretty does (your actions are more important than your looks)

27. Red up (clean the house)

28. Scalawag (a rascal or unprincipled person)

29. Scarce as hen's teeth (something difficult to obtain)

30. Skedaddle (Get out of here quickly)

31. Sparking (courting)

32. Straight From the Horse's Mouth (privileged information from the one concerned)

33. Stringing around, gallivanting around, or piddling (Not doing anything of value)

34. Sunday go to meetin' dress (The best dress you had)

35. We wash up real fine (is another goodie)

36. Tie the Knot (to get married)

37. Too many irons in the fire (to be involved in too many things)

38. Tuckered out (tired and all worn out)

39. Under the weather (not feeling well this term came from going below deck on ships due to sea sickness thus you go below or under the weather)

40. Wearing your 'best bib and tucker' (Being all dressed up)

41. You ain't the only duck in the pond (It's not all about you)

Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and sent off to you. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken. I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond, but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot, but I have tried to give this article more than just A lick and a promise.Subject: Old Time Sayings with Lots of Meaning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm Still Among the Living

Believe it or not I am still among the living. We had a nice long weekend trip up to Amish Country. Hit the outlet centers. Ate too much of the wonderful food up there. Only got to Zook's for fabric. They were packed with customers. Long lines at the cutting tables. So I just grabbed a few pre-cut fat-quarter rolls and some charm packs. Both were at what I thought were awesome prices! We did go to the National Christmas Museum, first time we have visited it.

I saw these Keds Sneakers and had to have them. Though the shoes are not identical in the lay out of the fabric I still had to purchase them. I could not believe they had them to fit my huge feet! They reminded me of strip quilts and also selvages making them a must have purchase for $12.99
At the National Christmas Museum there was the most awesome quilt. Here is the information about the masterpiece...
Folks that is all tiny blocks of sewn fabric!!! You would swear it was an oil painting!
I was back in time for two Scrap Therapy Classes. The third and last meeting for "Bloomin' Steps. Which I have yet to finish!!! I really want to enlarge on it so it will fit our bed. Trying to decide if I have nerve to adjust the size. Thinking I'll enlarge on the middle section. And then the two borders accordingly. I still have one more row to do to make it the size pattern calls for it to be. I need to get a better picture put here's a close up of part of the middle section.
This is what the outer border looks like.
A closeup of the outer border.
I have made a few of the blocks for the inner border but not sewn any of them together yet.
The other class I don't have a picture of yet but it uses sections like the outer border and I have made two of those sections for it. It's a smaller quilt, more of a wall hanging size or small throw.
Last week my beloved Laptop computer started acting strange. It apparently is very sick. Friday I took it to the son-in-law who is a computer whiz. Haven't heard anything from him yet. I am sure that isn't good news. They'll be here Easter Sunday to eat so I am hoping and praying he will have her patched up and able to save the information and programs I had on it. Most of the stuff I have backed up but not all of it. So I'm now only have my OLD desktop to connect to cyberspace and blogland and bless her heart she is like me OLD and SLOW!!!