Monday, June 29, 2009


This is the Sunbonnet Sue towel I did over the weekend. I wanted it to have a 4th of July theme. I used some of my beloved Mickey Mouse red, white and blue fabric for her dress. This was all done on my embroidery machine and I really like the way she came out. I know most Sunbonnets have black shoes, but I really wanted her shoes to go with her dress~ LOL. I also made a pot holder for a special friend, but I didn't take a picture of it, so I can't post that today unfortunately. It turned out pretty cool and I hope she likes it when she receives it. It is in the mail today.

When I get closer to my 100th post, I will post about the give-away I plan on doing. I am not sure yet what I will be giving away, but I am sure it will involve three of my favorite things...a pincushion, fabric and stick pins.

Happy Sewing everyone,


Give Away

Wendy at is having a give away.

Take a look.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

How many do we really need?

Sandi, at A Legacy of Stitches blog, put up a challenge on her blog the other day. We were supposed to make a potholder and she would enter our name for a give in September for whoever wins. The potholder in the upper left corner is the first one I ever made. It was a lot of fun and my mind got to working and I have now made three, with ideas for at least three more. I am finding this very relaxing and fun and it makes me laugh every time I finish one. Of course the first one I made, in case you didn't notice the loop is at the bottom, I laughed so hard I cried when I saw what I did. The next two came out like I wanted them to. So I want to thank Sandi for giving me the inspiration to try this challenge and I had a great time making these and I look forward to making some more.

Stitchin is better than B*tchin!


Thursday, June 18, 2009


These are two of the gifts that I sent to my granddaughter Nikki this week for her baby shower. The first is a little bag I made in my embroidery machine. It holds a container of baby wipes and I love the heart quilting on it. The second is a rag quilt I made a while back for her, but just sent it this week. The other thing I sent her and didn't take pictures of it are some party favors for the shower. I embroidered on some sparkly felt the words "It's a girl" and it had baby feet on it and then the baby's name "Serenity Rose". They were bag toppers and I put together some bags of candy and then stapled the bag toppers to them. They were really cute. The last thing I sent was 2 pairs of peridot earrings. As the baby is supposed to be born in August and my birthday is in August, I will have plenty of presents for years to come to send to this little girl. I started with a pair of peridot studs, because they are going to pierce the baby's ears right away and then I sent a pair of diamond and peridot hoops for when she is a little older. I am still working on another Sunbonnet Quilt for the baby and some other things that will be finished way before she arrives. This weekend will be mostly devoted to finishing those things up.

Sunshine and hugs,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

4th of July Giveaway


Have a look...she is giving away great prizes.



This has nothing to do with sewing...I just felt like talking about family today. This is my older brother Bobby. I am sure most everyone he knows calls him Bob, but he will always be Bobby to me. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time with my brother Bobby. He used to take me to the movies, with his friends sometimes and was always willing to spend time with me. He used to do this little dance for me that would totally crack me up...if I had to explain it now, I know I couldn't. As we grew older, we grew apart, but he really changed after being in Vietnam. He was never my happy go lucky brother when he came home. He saw things and did things that he would never talk about to anyone in the family. My brother has a purple heart (which I have never seen) and I don't even know why it was given to him.....he refuses to talk about it. The only reason I know he has it, is because he has the purple heart license plates on his can only get them if you have a purple heart medal from the service. This is his second wife with him...he has two beautiful boys from his first wife and these two gorgeous children with Cherilyn. My niece Chelsea (in the above picture) is stunning. She has her own dance studio and is a very talented dancer. My nephew Casey (in the above picture) is a character...just like his father...the only difference between them, is that Casey is somewhat shy and that totally is not how my brother is. He doesn't have a shy bone in his body. To this day, my brother still cannot pass a mirror without checking himself out. It really is very funny and it has cracked me up all of my life. To say that my brother is vain, would be an understatement. The sad thing is, I don't think he has gained one damn pound since he was sucks and it proves that genetics are not fair!

Have a great day everyone.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

When Life gives you lemons

you suck them DRY! Lots of things have happened over the past couple of weeks...let's just say if I had any brains, I would have a nervous breakdown...but right now I just don't have the time or energy to do it! John is doing lots better and working on his rehab now. His therapist, that is coming to our home, is telling him that he is doing better than all of the rest of his patient's with the same condition. So things are progressing in that area.

I have been making some baby shower gifts for my Granddaughter. I am making some tags to put on bags of candy.....I will post a picture later. They are really cute. I have several things I am making on my embroidery machine also.."In the hoop" presents that I will be sending next week. I have another quilt to finish, but I doubt that will happen before the shower, but definitely before the baby is born. For some reason, I am really looking forward to the is Great-grandbaby, probably because she will be the daughter of one of my favorite grandchildren...I know we are not supposed to have favorites, but Nikki and I have always had a special bond.

Anyway....time to get to work again.

Have a great rest of the week