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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Late Night Sewing

When you can't sleep, what's
 one to do!  Quilt!!! 

Well, I pulled out some of my 
scraps and decided to sew a 
mini scrappy house quilt!
Pattern is from the book, Mini 
Quilts by Cluck Cluck Sew.  
I see myself making every mini 
quilt in the book.  Great book.  

Normally, I wouldn't put some 
of these fabrics together, but 
after all that's what a scrappy 
quilt is all about! Besides, 
I can't sleep and 
I can't think
straight.  It will all
work out! 

Once I sewn the top of the quilt, 
I decided to practice my straight 
stitch quilting.  Same stitch but 
in different directions.  
The quilt isn't finished. 
I must call it a day.  
Time to get ready 
to work my other eight hour job!  
Can I just keep quilting, 
Having to much fun!

I'm exciting about getting it
done. On my next post I'll reveal
the finished quilt!

Proverbs 15:16 

Better to have little, with fear for the Lord,
than to have great treasure and inner turmoil!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I'm Back


It's been almost a year and a half since my last  
blog!  Crazy how time flies!  I
really can't believe it's been that long. It's time
to catch up on what's been going on! I'm back!

 During that time I entered into new ventures.  
I sell Mary Kay Cosmetics now.  I may share
from time to time what it offers, but, not today.
I'm in a bible study which meets once a month.  Yes,
once a month.  I now belong to a quilting quild. 
I'm still crazy busy.  

 I have missed writing and creating for my blog.  
   Taking a little more than a year off my blog
has actually helped me to sort out what's 
important in life, for me. 

It's a work in progress!  I have found that
making goals is important and having dead lines 
is necessary in certain situations, but not all.

I've decluttered a lot of areas in my home. 
Working at it has been a slow progress. 
Deciding to declutter an area more than 
once does get easier. So 
much more to do.

 I have an amazing sewing room with loads of 
fabric, materials for clothes as well as beads, 
paints, gules, and more to keep me busy for a 
long time without going out and spending 
money on stuff I already have. This doesn't 
mean I won't purchase anything new.  I don't
 feel I need to compete with other 
bloggers.  I just need to be me.
and share what's on my heart when I can. 

 So I'm encouraging each one of you to love yourself 
where ever you're at in life.  All of us 
 are different.   

When we fail at something we have choices!


Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!

Monday, January 25, 2016

#Mini Quilt Challenge

Here's my finished quilt for the 
Making It Fun Mini Quilt Challenge! 
Check out the challenge here:

I had so much fun making this mini
 quilt!  It was created using all
 Michael Miller fabric!!  
It was hard deciding on which
 fabric to use.  So cute and fun!

Here's the backing!

I did a mixture of waves and 
straight lines to quilt the top.

It does measure 19" x 19"!

I decided to quilt the fish in 
black thread.  This defined the
fish and made them pop!   

These are the fabrics I used!!
All Michael Miller Fabrics!

#mmfMini and #EQ25


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just Goofing Around With Numbers!

I came across my pad of 
graph paper while putting 
some books away.

 I decided to goof around 
drawing some numbers.
The best part was I actually 
figured out the cutting 
So far I've only sewn the
 numbers 2-0-1-6!

I have always had a desire to 
sew numbers but, thought of it as
difficult. It really was not 
hard at all.

Using up my scraps!

Once I sew a few more blocks
and get them down, I will
 share them with 
you so you can make 
your own.

I've also been reading other blogs. 
Reading all about their
 goals.  By doing this I've
 actually have added some
new goals to my list.

I've decided to do some
sew alongs so you'll see
them on my next blog. I'll
be grabbing their buttons
and posting the results soon!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage Blocks (13-18) Part 3


Getting my sewing on with once again Farm Girl Vintage blocks by Lori 
Holt!  Six more blocks!  

Egg Basket Block

Farm Fresh Flower Block

Farmhouse Block

Feed and Seed Block

this one was 

Fresh Pears Block

Furrows Block

Check out my 
other blocks 


 I am so excited to share that I won second and will
be receiving my Weekly Photo Calendar very soon 
in the mail!!  I can't wait!!

Thank you Yvonne for hosting this giveaway!!!

Check out her blog by clicking below!!

Psalms 143:5

I remember the days of old;
 I meditate on all that you have done; 
I ponder the work of your hands.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

When Things Go Wrong - Use Your Seam Ripper

Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to 2016!  
I know, I know, and I know that 
everyday is a new day, but for 
some reason when that number
 changes, introducing the 
New Year, it's a Big deal.  
There is something about it that 
makes us gear up to new resolutions,
 new goals, and new beginnings.

I need a lot of new beginnings 
and start overs.  So here I am 
to welcome 2016.  The last days
 of the year were used to remove 
all Christmas decorations and
 store them away!  It feels real
 good to have my living 
space cleaned for the New Year.

  Sure there is much more left to
 do, however, for now I can
sit in front of the fire place, 
and sip on some hot tea. 
 Snuggled up, it's a cold day!  
It really does feel like winter. 
 I love it! I even got to sleep in...
so wonderful!!!

My motto this year is going to be,
  When Things Go Wrong 
Use Your Seam Ripper!!!  

One of my most favorite tools, 
the seam ripper.   I couldn't
 image not having this tool 
in my sewing box! 
In fact, I believe I own 
eight of!

With this wonderful tool, 
the seam ripper, we can remove 
all those mistakes we've made.  
Carefully, inserting the blade
 underneath the thread to be cut, 
and removing the unwanted 
seam we just stitched, only
to be resewn. 

So why not treat life  
 the same way?  We
accomplish so much each day. 
There is nothing wrong with
allowing our seams to unravel,
to rip them out and be removed.
  Sometimes when we remove 
stitches from our fabric, we 
leave impressions of damage, even 
the fabric of our life may 
be weakened. We can always move
 forward and improve our mistakes 
or better yet, simply start over!

I know we can beat ourselves up
 for messing up. I've done a 
lot in 2015 and I want to 
encourage my readers not to 
take life so serious.  
Have fun with it!
When Things Go Wrong 
Use Your Seam Ripper!!! 

I hope you all have enjoyed this
 post and have been encouraged.
  First, of many to come!  

Let me
know what you think!  
Thank you for stopping by!  
Have a wonderful

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: 
The old has gone, the new is here!

Monday, December 28, 2015

My Best 2015 Post and Future Goals

Reviewing my best 2015 post -

Upon it's closing, 2015, as been 
quite a year.  It's been full 
of challenges, set backs and 
adventures that have stretched
 me in more good ways then bad.

I'm definitely blessed to
have made some friends!  

Looking back and reviewing
my best 5 post which are:


These two posts are a Sew Along from  
one of my favorite local quilt
 shops.  The sew along is still going on 
so you will see more of these in 2016.  These
are from Farm Girl Vintage Book by Lori Holt.

was rated by third best post!  This block,
 Dog Gone Cute
#dgcqal quilt pattern by Lorna
 from Sew Fresh Quilts,
was made several times.  Those that
received this block just adored it. 

I made this log cabin quilt for a
 family member! Both my husband and I
 stayed in their guest house.
They of course live in a log cabin home! 

My garden card rated fifth!  I needed
 a simple gift
card for a friend and what 
better way then to use
what you have in your own garden!

I hope you will take the time to visit 
any of the post mentioned 
above if you haven't already.  

What about 2016?  

Upon reviewing the past
 year and looking 
forward to 2016, 
My most important goal
is  definitely needing  to be a
little more organized, marking
 dates on my calendar!!

I hope to be more creative and design 
some of my very own projects!

I believe I will be sharing some of my 
other creations through my cakes
 and cookies I bake!

I plan to continue to participate 
in sew alongs, 
challenges and other events that 
will allow me to
grow and learn which I love to do. 

More book reviews, pattern testing, 
and possibly blog project reviews.

I know it seems like a large order, 
but why not think big.  I work
full time besides writing my blog
 and at times it can be difficult, 
but I truly enjoy it all!

Here are some quilt alongs I plan on taking part in!

2016 Planning Party

Pattern Writing Blog Series

 Pattern Writing with Cheryl of Meadow Mist Design

Thank you for stopping by!
May you all have a blessed 2016!!!!

 Happy New Year from my house to yours!!!