Sunday, August 31, 2008

OK Gustav Go Away!!!

I haven't been to anyone's blog lately because we are under mandatory evacuation! Well my husband got stuck out at work and there is so much to get done before a storm comes in. All the pots, chairs and anything that can fly has to be put away. Well, remember me telling you we are having a building built. The frame is up and all the metal and supplies had to be tied down. Generator connected, so we are able to keep the ice boxes running and a small window unit running in the bedroom, this hott momma can't handle the heat-am I complaining enough...Anyway I'm still at the house and not too many left on my street. My DH keeps calling and checking on me, I think I got to hot today.
I've been watching the weather and my brother-in-law is an officer, so he is keeping us informed. I will leave if needed and if we are out of electricity I'll get online as soon as I can. My prayers go to the ones that are in Gustav's path and that you may all be safe.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Have a Great Labor Day and the Winner Is!!!!

Have a Great Labor Day and the Winner Is!!!!
I hope everyone stays safe and has a great Labor Day! We are watching the weather here and buckling down the hatchet in case the hurricane comes this way. After going through hurricane Rita, you really take these things serious.

I want to thank everyone again for entering the giveaway and I have to say it turned out with a lot of entries. Don't forget about the one in September, it starts around the middle of the month. So I've emailed the lady who won, she is from and she wrote-That bag is precious! It would be perfect for all my October outings.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Thank you all for entering!!!
I am going to close the giveaway and will finish visiting blogs. I will post the winner tomorrow.
This has been a lot of fun and I hope you will come back for the next one in September.
Good Luck and Thanks Again,

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Crazy Quilt Post--"A little bit of everything"

A Crazy Quilt Post
"A little bit of everything"

My Mind Is Going 90 to Nothing!!

With my daughter's latest news (new grand baby) I can't seem to get it together. In a good way. This post is going to be a little bit of everything.

First I have to say, I love going to (Marlene) to read her post and she almost post daily. Her stories she tells from menopause to grand kids and people in general keep me usually in stitches. She also does beautiful quilting. Well she had a post yesterday about "Would you change anything on you if you could", I made a comment and she told me I should post about it. So here goes.

I told her I would change my double chin, because I'm beginning to feel this. I know I need to lose weight, which might would help, but it is one of those things that is gene related. My Grandma and my Mom had a double chin so I guess I'm next. As Mom aged (and she was a very pretty lady) her chin got kinda loose. My daughter, which was very young at the time, was sitting by her and her little hand was just playing with Mom's chin. She then looked up and said "Granny your just like your cow's". Kid's say the darnest things...

Next subject-with the giveaway (that is 3 post below) which will be ending tomorrow, I just want to thank everyone for coming by and entering. I may have to draw a second prize so grand baby #2 can draw too. Oh my, now I will have to have 3 when the little one gets old enough to draw (next time). On the next giveaway (next month) I'm not going to put-you get your name in twice if you help spread the word and post about it. I really appreciate all of you doing that, but I really hope I don't make any mistakes about getting every one's name in 1 or 2 times. I will make a final tour of all the blogs tomorrow. It is a neat way to read new blogs... So just check back with me, I will have a giveaway once a month until Christmas.

Next subject-I worked on a little girls outfit I'm putting online and thought I would show a picture and tell you how I made the flower pin. The pictures does not show the details to well. I took two 1-1/2" width-X-WOF lengths and sewed wrong sides together with two rows of gathering stitches down the center. I then frayed the edges on both side and both pieces of fabric. Gathered as tight as it would go and rolled it in a circle. Hand stitched it and added pin in the center.

Now I'm off to the sewing room!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Grandbaby Coming!!! -- Giveaway I Won!!!

They are so Special!

I just got a call from my daughter to let me know she is expecting again. #3 Yea!!!! I have two sweet little girls and another little one on the way. I'm on cloud nine. Here is a picture of our two grandbabies. They have MiMi and PaPaw wrapped around their fingers.

Now after this news I received my mail today and guess what I had, Cheryl from had a giveaway and I won, look at the treasures. Thank you so much Cheryl, this was such a great giveaway. I can't wait to make some special treasures from the fabric. The doll was made by Nicole at she is so talented. Thank you again, Cheryl.

Have a Blessed Day,

Mine has been for sure,

Don't forget about the giveaway below!!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Aprons and Purses added to Website

Next Month I Will Giveaway A Fall Apron!!!
Stay Tuned

I've had a few emails saying they couldn't find the purse online so I got the pictures taken and they are loaded. It has rained so much here, the pictures are just coming out foggy. The aprons are out of fall toile fabric that I love and this is the favorite pattern that I sale. So take a peek. Don't forget about the giveaway below.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Giveaway for August!!!!

Time To Post My Giveaway
Getting Ready For Fall
Deadline August 28th

I'm late posting this because I got the great idea of making two, one to giveaway and one for the shop, . I might take better pictures tomorrow and post them. It has been raining here and the pictures came out a little foggy.

I love different purses for the season. This pattern is from Indygo Junction-The Crestwood and it turned out larger than I expected. There are two pockets on the inside and I used denim in the inside to give it some body. It has a pin on it for closure and I scrunched the fabric on the handles. I have the pattern if you are interested.

I will put your name in twice if you leave me a post and post about it on your blog. Deadline for entries will be August 28th and I will announce the winner before Labor Day weekend.

Good Luck to everyone.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Great Giveaway at Behind My Red Door

Linda @ is having a great giveaway, with 3 chances to get your name in the drawing. You know how I love the Fall Season so this is a winner!!! Please mention that you saw this on my blog. Just looking at the prizes are making me a little cooler... I hope to post tomorrow about my giveaway, keep watching!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I am so ready for the FALL!!!!

The Fall Season Is My Favorite Time Of The Year
Giveaway Coming Soon!

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes---Oh my, if you count my gray hair I've seen way too many.

I don't know if it's the family get together, the leaves turning and falling or maybe the good baking going on in the kitchen, I just love this time of year. The picture above is a wedding party, but some of our family gatherings were as large as this one.

Being from Texas, the fall season is very short and not celebrated like further north. We stay hot until you have to start thinking about Christmas. I have found the further north you go, they celebrate fall with full force. How nice!

I plan on having a giveaway just because thinking of this season makes me happy and I hope to have a giveaway now each month until the end of the year at least. So keep checking back with me. It may be a handmade item or an antique treasure or something from the online store. Just leave a comment when I post it and help spread the word of the giveaway.

Well it's still hot here so I thought I would post a recipe that is so good.

Mandarin Orange Cake

1 Pineapple Cake Mix "yellow"
4 Eggs
1 cup of Oil
1 can of Mandarin in juice
Combine all ingredients

3 layers or 9X13 pan. This is good with 3 layers to get all the icing in the layers, but you can also bake it in a tube pan, much easier.

Bake as cake mix states on box, depending on pan used.


1 can Crushed Pineapple with juice
Big box of Instant Vanilla Pudding
Mix together until mixture thickens, fold in large container of Cool Whip

This recipe was given to me by a quilting friend that would come to the store to quilt and always brought a goody with her.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mind Wide Open Contest-Here is my entry!!!

Mind Wide Open Contest

I love Gail's contest at Mind Wide Open because it puts your thinking cap on. What can I do with the image she provides and a word of inspiration.

So here goes. First I thought about the book The Secret Garden. Then I thought of two friends meeting when they were young in this secret garden and growing into true friendship. I don't know if that makes since to some of you, but to be a true friend you have to grow and have a few punches, but still be there for one another. So this is what I came up with. I hope you like it. Go to and you will see all the great artwork people have come up with.

Welcome To The Secret Garden

Two Friends From Long Ago Would Walk The Paths Of This Garden

And As The Years Go By, The Weeds May Come & Go But The True Garden Will Always Grow

Monday, August 4, 2008

Just Before The Storm!!!

Today was a hot steamy day. I stayed outside and watched as the cement got poured for our workshop. Have you ever seen a cement truck with a neck like this. I wish my neck was long and skinny.... Oh well, back to the story. These young men worked really hard in this hot weather.

Do you see the guy closest to us with the belt on, he was working the truck from that control, amazing. I remember when my Dad and others would pull that concrete all over the place, you talk about a work out. Here are a few more pictures.

TaDah!!! Here it is all finished. What a mess in the yard... Why do buildings look so small with just the slab? It's going to be 30X50 building with a 20' covered front area. I'm so glad they got this poured today, because we are in the path for the tropical storm out in the Gulf.

Part 2

Now I thought I would show you a purse I had done, which I call it my mistake bag. When I taught sewing in my shop a lady had cut all her strips to small. A measurement that wasn't in the quilt pattern. So when she got to the class, she just threw them in the garbage. OH MY, I grabed them up and told her she could use them in another project and she said no they are just to small 1 1/2" strips. She insisted she did not want them and bought more fabric.

I wish I had taken a picture of the bag I made her out of the strips. I had it all made when she came to the next class and she decided then, you can use all your fabric for something.

This bag spread like hot cakes and everyone wanted to do them, so I started doing classes making them. I have pictures of my bag, I tried to put each persons personality in each bag I would make if they purchased them. Anyway, thought this would give you some inspiration.

Can you tell mine is so full with quilting and magazines it's about ready to bust. It has pockets all inside and a long straps for handles.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Finished Purse!!!

Another UFO Finished!
I just love the three cowboy's in this picture.
I put a tag I made out of faux leather on this side that reads "Cowboy Butts Make Me Nuts", I saw this on a tee shirt and thought it fit this picture, but it is removable.

The handles, I took three fabric strips and raveled the edges. I then braided them to make a sturdy handle. Antique Button for closure and plenty of pockets inside. I will be listing this on my online shop.

Now back to the machine, it makes me feel so good to finish something.

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