Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day a time to remember All gave some & some gave All!!

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"Happy Mother's Day"

Happy Mother's Day to all my friend's may your day be filled with love, fun, & laughter you (we) deserve it it's a job that I love with all my heart nothing is more rewarding than being a "MOM" alot of heartaches too, but the other things more than outweighs the heartaches so enjoy your day!

Happy Mother's Day Mom there's not a day that goes by that your not in my thoughts I love & miss you everyday...your daugther!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nest giveaway!

Vicki from is having his beautiful nest giveaway her work is exquisite so if you've never been there head over now and enter to win it you won't be disappointed and read all about their travels her's & TheGardener!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Newest projects!

These hooded bath towels for kid's are my newest projects along with the pincushion below. You use a bath towel, hand towel & a washcloth for these, the faces are an embroidery design from "Applique Corner" if any of you do machine embroidery they have some really cute, unique designs, and you get the instructions to make the towels. The washcloth is used as the ears, tusks, fins, etc. I made the walrus and zebra for my 2 grandson's for Easter the other one's I took to the shop where I have some other things for sale downtown. The pincushion is for the arm of a chair when you don't want to miss your favorite TV show I used some of my selvages I've been saving it's a quick & easy project to make so that's it for now I'm off to work on my Row x Row blocks for quilt guild. Have a fun day doing what you love best,,,,SEWING!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen

I want to wish all my friends a Very Happy & Blessed Easter!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2012 Sewing retreat!!

Well our 2012 retreat has come and gone but, did we ever have a wonderful, fun filled time. It was at the same place as last year "The Inn at the Amish Door" in Wilmot, Ohio deep in the
♥ of Amish country and the weather let me tell you it could not have been any better than if we could have planned it ourselves sunny 70's just perfect. There were 39 ladies who worked on any kind of project you can imagine...some quilt tops start to finish, some already started then finished, mats for under your sewing machine, purses same pattern just different fabric, ironing mats, beautiful items. We had gifts each day waiting for us when we came down each morning prizes drawn and I was one of the lucky one's I got a Sudoku quilt kit it has 2 charm packs for making it, just need sashing & backing for it. We were there over St. Paddy's Day so most everyone had on some sort of green and if you went to Mrs. Miller's Dry Good's shop you got 20% off your purchase for wearing green so you know of course we made a trip there. We laughed till we cried, ate till we were almost sick and stayed up late till we could hardly see but, it was the best weekend and can't wait to go again next year and we get to go 2 times March & Oct. yippee. Hope you enjoy my pictures of just a few of some of the beautiful things made.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Finished Twist & Turn quilt

Well here is my finished Twist & Turn quilt I'm very happy with the finished quilt I had a friend quilt it for me this is short because I'm leaving on a quilting, sewing retreat in a few minutes. It's down in Amish country at Wilmo,t Ohio where I went last year at this ready for a girl's getaway will share all about it when I get home on Mon. till then Happy St. Paddy's Day and have a great weekend....I know I will.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Twist & Turn

I loved this pattern when I seen it in the Quilter's World magazine and knew I had to make it because the fabric is Swanky by Chez Moi for Moda and it is one of my favorite collections and I have alot of it. It was so much fun to make and very easy I now have to find just the right fabric for the backing which I'm  going to go looking today for it so I can get it finished and have someone quilt it for me...don't think I will attempt this one myself.
These are the blocks I made for our Row x Row Robin for quilt guild it is a simplified version of the Cathedral Window block it's called  3D faux Cathedral Window. It was fun to make and very simple the fabric I used is Elm Creek Quilts Caroline's Collection by Jennifer Chiaverini for Red Rooster Fabrics I fell in love with it the minute I saw it, so this is what I've been up too lately hope to be back soon with the finished Twist & Turn quilt till then Happy stitching from me to you!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Dresden plates!

I have always loved the Dresden block so I'm finally trying my hand at it the fabric I'm using is "Georgia Lou" by Brenda Riddle Acorn Quilt & Gift Co. for Lecien. The fabric I just love because it's very pastel colors which are my favorites and the plates are fun to make a little time consuming cutting them all out but they go together quickly. I took time out to work on a project that we are doing in quilt guild so this is the only one I've made but, the other project is almost done so will get back at them soon stay tuned for more pic's. The project for quilt guild is going to be alot of fun we're doing a "Row by Row Robin" each person in the "Robin" make a row of blocks any size up to 54" in length then each month we exchange and make a row of blocks the same size as their's  for their quilt then at the end probably in Oct. we will have the reveal and we each sew our row's together.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New year new projects!!

Well, January is almost over and it's been forvever since I've posted anything it seems. I do get on and see what everyone else has been doing but, just can't seem to post for myself it's not that I haven't been making things I could share with all of you guess I just haven't been in the mood do you ever feel like that? So here are some of the items I've made and taken down to a local store where I live "Funky Junk Boutique" isn't that a neat name she has antique furniture, jewelry, purses, pillows made from recycled sweaters alot of creatve things recycled, upcycled and handmade items very eclectic.
The top 5 pictures are all made in my embroidery hoop they are boutique zipper cases 3 sizes sm. med. & lg. the designs came with all the letters in the alphabet so you can choose what letter you want to use on the front or maybe not use one at all.The lg. size can be made into a fanny pack which is in pictures 3 & 4 and picture 5 is made with vinyl on the front, could use it for a cosmetic bag, pencil case or for us sewer's put our rotary cutter etc. in it very versatile. The last picture are scarves made from recycled t-shirts very fun to make just get them at your local thrift shop and pick out the t-shirts in x-lg. or xx-lg. they are the best sizes to use so you see I have been a little busy and not just reading about all of your creations. I will try to do better about posting don't give up on me see you soon.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jenny's giveway

Jenny from has a new BOM starting called Promises & Borders and she also has a giveaway for some embroidery thread & a charm pack that she used in the BOM go over and sign up for it while there download the first block very pretty have a great you have any snow where you live we got our first real snowfall yesterday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Don't miss out on this beautiful giveaway!!

Rebecca at is giving away this beautiful train case she painted hurry on over and leave a comment wouldn't this be a lovely early Christmas present to yourself if you won!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Donna's great giveaway!!

Donna at is having a great digital scrapbooking sotware giveaway, so if your into that and would love to win a great software program head over to Donna's and leave a comment.