Monday, June 22, 2009

I WON ! I WON ! I WON!!!

Tonya of Tonya's Sewing Room sent me an e-mail that I won her 100th post giveaway I that told y'all about! I am so excited!!! It was a bunch of goodies a pile of fat-quarters, some templates, scissors, metallic rickrack, picture frame, etc.
Let me tell ya I am beyond being excited!!! She's going to mail it this week. So, I should get it by the end of this week or early next week! Going to be like Christmas around here!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Go by and visit NOT SO PLAIN JANE she has a great tutorial for to make a purse like the one she is giving away! Darling for a favorite little girl in your life!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


This isn't a very good picture of it...even my pale wicker yellow wall is showing up 'builder beige' in this picture...the cup has swirls going up and curving from the bottom of the cup with delicate blue flowers on both the cup and saucer. The saucer edge is scalloped. This teacup and saucer are very thin. Marked Limoges and France. Another one that had been in my great-aunt's collection. The cup is fairly large in diameter. The sides of the teacup go straight up.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Gosh I just found another giveaway... I was visiting Ranette's Daily Stitch and she is giving away two honeybuns of Moda fabric! How great is that?

She's including a pattern for a Christmas Stocking and says the Glace and Crazy 8 honeybuns will be great to use for making it! So click on this and get in her drawing!!


I was visiting SPLITTING STITCHES and she is having a great 4th of July giveaway. All sorts of neat patriotic stuff for those of us in the USofA! So it's RED, WHITE and BLUE!!! Fabrics, a tin bucket, pens, and a towel.So click on SPLITTING STITCHES and leave a comment on the posting about her giveaway to enter!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


GIVE AWAY ALERT!!! Go by and visit TONYA'S SEWING ROOM She is having a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her 100th Posting!!! Let me tell you there is a pile of great items....fat quarters--14 of them. That alone makes it wonderful...but she has also included 2 template sets of stars and hearts, electric scissors, a precious frame, vintage rick rack from 1978. She says she was only three that year.....I got married that year....and a five yards of Metallic Gold Ribbon.

Here's a picture she had posted of all of it on her blog......Go ASAP and visit her!!!!
I just can't get over all of the goodies in her giveaway!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


A green thumb I do NOT possess! However, my mother-in-law, God Bless her heart, is determine I have flowering blooms. And she is always giving me some plants from her gardens. Even draws layouts where I need to plant them. Now my backyard is nothing but shade. Huge ancient oak trees and some extremely tall pine trees across the back property line. Around the property line are azaleas. Most were planted by the original owner back in the early sixties. Some have died and I have replaced them over the years. But she feels I need flowers. I like flowers it's just I have too much shade! I've planted some in the front yard around the porch. Front yard is also shady. Some on the side of the house. Some around the sides of the backyard. But rarely do any bloom. Rarely do any survive. Rabbits feast on what do come up. I start out with beautiful Hostas each year and the neighborhood rabbits devoured them.

Now I have daffodils various types and they do great in March and April.

Last year my mother-in-law gave me a huge pot of various colors of coleus which she had grown from seed. They froze to death over the winter one night when it got cold and I didn't bring them in. This year I bought a large watermelon coleus plant from the local farmer's market and planted in in her pot. Several pieces have been broken off by me in the repotting process which I've been rooting in my kitchen window to plant somewhere in the backyard.

One of my June blooming azaleas.

Some of my blooms from the day lily family. Notice the could you miss them. I do pine needles until I run out and then let nature to the mulching.
I have a lace-cap hydrangea my mother-in-law gave me years and years ago. It was tiny little thing in a small pot. It didn't do much the first several years and then took off. It's now over four feet tall maybe five feet tall and rather wide. It used to bloom the same color blooms. This year it has had a variety of colors at the same time.


Can anyone tell me what the above plant is? My mother-in-law gave it to me and she has no idea the name. She has had it in her flower garden for over thirty years since I've been in the family. The picture is sideways. It looks like a dainty Foxglove. Not Foxglove. I have those in my backyard.

My friend gave me this above hanging basket....called Blue Wonder. Never heard of it until she gave it to me for my birthday. A mass of blue blooms.
Some more plants my mother-in-law gave me.
For years as you go into my backyard around the back corner of the garage by my neighbor's fence Impatiens have been coming up volunteer for years and years. I used to have hanging baskets of them several places in the backyard. This year o far they have been slow coming up...just starting I thing to come back. So several weeks ago when no sign of them I bought this plant hoping it would take off and fill in the area.


I found this cup and saucer in a tiny little shop that I rarely catch open. A lady who does estate sales owns it and opens it when she isn't busy with her main job. My mother and I stopped by it one day. She spotted it. I didn't get it that day as I saw a piece of sterling silver I HAD to HAVE that day. I went back a few weeks later and purchased this cup. It has heather painted on it, gold trim, the bow is a Campbell Tartan Plaid and Campbell Coat of Arms. I bought it to give my husband's aunt. But, I was BAD and kept it for myself. She was a Campbell, but I'm married to least that was my selfish reasoning at the time.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


This weekend I worked some on Emily's Christening Gown. Previously I had made the puffing and shaped and joined the puffing and lace insertion with silk ribbon woven through it together. This weekend I attached the shaped puffing and lace sections to the four godets.

And attached the godets to the side of the middle front and middle back gores. Below are what the side gores look like.
Then I added the side gores. I didn't take a picture of the five sections (middle gore with godet attached to it and then the side gores attached together) which make up the front and the back halves of the skirt. Will have to do that and add it tomorrow. Previously posting I showed the middle front and middle back gores. Tomorrow I need to trim the fabric from behind the lace between the gores and godets. And hope to join the front and back sections together. If I'm lucky I'll get the pattern out and draw off the bodice on pattern fabric and see if I can get this skirt to fit the bodice from another pattern. If not I'll make the bodice that goes with this pattern.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Go buy ASAP and visit Quilting Daze as she has an awesome giveaway to celebrate her third blog anniversary! .. A tin lunchbox ( which I love looks like a Pennsylvania Dutch design on it), with a pincushion she made in the top of it. A seam ripper (never have too many of those babies!), hand sewing/embroidery needles, Schmetz sewing machine needles (everyone needs those), flowerhead pins (we all can use those!) a ruler (now who on this earth has too many rulers?? no one I know of who sews or quilts) an the Creme of the Creme GINGHER thread snips!! I LOVE everything GINGHER and actually don't own a pair of I am really hoping to win this so I do!

Pictures I borrowed from her blog showing you how wonderful it is!!!

Leave a comment, she tells you what to comment about...How easy can that be???

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Go by and visit Jennifer at Sweet Liberty as she is having an awesome giveaway!!!
It's a huge one!!!
A stack of quilting magazines some are special issues!!
Six Minny Muu fat-quarters that go with the Melly and Me Pattern she's included!!!
A Lakehouse charm pack!
A Fig Tree Jelly Roll!!!
And some "littlegoodies" as she calls them...I call them "WONDERFUL GOODIES"

She's posted a picture of all of it---if you click on the picture you'll get a large picture so you can check all of the goodies!!!!

SO click above or here Jennifer at Sweet Liberty and go by ASAP and leave a comment to enter!!!

Now how dumb can I be to be telling others about it...and decreasing my chances!?!?!?!?


I've been tagged by my babygirl. And I'm suppose to list SIX unimportant things that makes me happy!

The Rules:
A) List 6 unimportant things that make you happy
B) Mention and link to the person that tagged you
C) Tag 6 of your favorite bloggers to play along and comment onthere blogs to let them know they have been taggedSo here are mine:

1--Newspaper being on the driveway when I get up mornings.

2--Plenty of Diet Pepsi in my insulated glass with ice in it.

3--Something chocolate on hand when I get the craving.

4--The cats keeping it in the litter box and no accidents by doggies. They all have been keeping Momma/Nana happy.

5--The right color thread on hand when I am sewing, machine embroidering, quilting, etc.

6--Plenty of bright cheerful scraps of fabric

and what the heck I'm going to do seven since baby girl only did five!!!

7--Finding the embroidery design I'm looking for, the person I'm looking for in my FTM, or any picture or document I'm looking for on my computer FAST!!!









YOU and anyone else who would like to join in on the fun!!!!!!