Friday, May 29, 2009

Amidst the chaos comes creativity

As my life has spun out of control for the past couple of weeks, I had to take a few minutes to get my head together and get back in to a more focused state. So this past weekend I tried something different again. I saw one similar on a friend of mine's group and had to try one. It is made with an old wooden spool in one of my favorite colors. I couldn't be satisfied with just one, so I made another one with a yellow thread spool and beads to match. Today on the yahoo group that I co-own....Crazy About Pincushions, I gave one of these away. They are very fun to make and now I am going to be on the hunt to find more old spools with thread still on them.

Happy creating everyone....


Thursday, May 28, 2009

A special Thank You

First of all to my dear Karen....from Life at LeeHaven blog. Thank you for putting a special message on your blog about Elaina...I hope that this messages reaches many woman who have children and grandchildren about the danger of these batteries. I have received many wonderful comments and prayers from your post and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. to all the ladies who have left messages on my blog regarding my sweet angel. I thank you for all the thoughts and prayers and I really appreciate every one of them.

My best to you all,


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Who would have thought

This is my great granddaughter Elaina. She died a few days ago from swallowing a battery from a game. Who would have thought that a small game battery could cause the death of this sweet angel. If you want to read what is the link.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

A little Sunday Afternoon Eye Candy

Here is a little pincushion and miniature quilt I did today. It was fun and I hope the person I am sending this too will enjoy it.

Happy Mother's Day.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

I am trying something new

Like I really need to do that! This is a little penny rug that I started this weekend done out of a couple of wool sweaters that a friend sent me. No pattern, just making is up as I go along. I am really enjoying doing the hand's very hard on my bad hand, but it is fun and good exercise for that hand.

I have the pennies cut...I have to do the stitching around and finish putting something on the tea pot. I have no idea how to attach the pennies, but I am sure there is a you tube out there somewhere to help me. that's how I found out how to do the blanket stitch and I am sure I can find out how to attach the pennies when I get all the stitching done on them. This has been a busy weekend and I had to do this to keep me sane!!! Not sure it helped!

I am also still test sewing designs for my friend...then next one is really cute....will post a picture when it is finished. It is on the embroidery machine now.

Happy stitching,