Thursday, February 19, 2009

new cake plate"

Awhile back I posted a picture of a cake plate that we made using a cheapie plate and bowl from wallmart. well it would have been cute except that the texture of the bowl made the plate lean in one direction. Anyway I finally managed to get to a thrift store and found two pretty flowered plates for .50 cents each. I also found a candlestick that was perfect to put unterneath the cake plate.

I am thinking these could become habbit forming.! Not a good thing for someone like me that lives in a veryyyyyyyy small house!

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's Monday"""""""

Wow two days in a row! This is very unusual for me" If I keep this up" I may have to try and keep a diary again. I will say one thing about keeping a blogg, It does keep you going with your projects. I have noticed that in the back of my mind I am always thinking what am I going to post to my blogg today. Yestarday I finally got off the computer and headed to my file folder to look for something and before you know it" I am sidetracked by a cat pattern. Do any of you ever get that way? I used to tease my girlfriend Judy about doing that. She is a few years older then I am" and every time she would start going through a box or whatever to find something she would get completely sidetracked by other things she would find to the point that she completely spaced out what she was looking for in the first place. WEllllllllllll I am beginning to think this must be one of the side effects of old age! At any rate I am so farrrrrrrrrr still remembering what it was I was looking for in the first place but have a tendency to get very excited about an entirely different project that I come across. This was the case yestarday. I found a cat pattern that I had completely forgotten I had and for some unknown reason I just hadddddd to make it up. I have also made up something that I have wanted to make up for the longest time. Somewhere I saw a reference to creating a color wheel with your fabrics and I loveeeeeeeee it! They are so much fun to make. I made mine out of the dresdon plate designs and am in the process of appliquing it down now. I sat in my easy chair last nite stitching away and it is almost done. Will have to think of something to put around it so that it can be more of a wall hanging for my sewing room. nowwwwwww where to find space to hang it! well I had better go do something with my hair. hubby seems to think that its time we went to the grocery store to get some groceries. We have both decided that we need to start eating lighter and right now what is in our kitchen definately does not qualify! take care untill next time.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Well here it is sunday and I am being lazy sitting around in my pj's. I have been on the computer for most of the morning and I did manage to make up some of the raggedy coasters that I found the pattern for the other day.

They aren't quite as raggady as they should be but the four inch heart that they call for is a bit too large. Next time I make some I will use a little bit smaller heart so that I have a deeper fringe in the end. All in All they are very simple and fun to make. I think they would make great christmas gifts with christmas fabrics or neat valentine gifts if I had seen them in time to make them. (story of my life). I am trying to decide what to do next on my list. I have so many unfinished projects laying around. I have several of the pirmitive emb. designs printed out and ready to add to fabric. I found that I had a embroidery transfer book from several years ago that I had bought at a dimestore and it has lots of very cute emb. patterns. Speaking of primitive I received an email today from someone that thought I was demeaning hand emb as some kind of old persons art by calling the designs primitive. Believe me that couldn't be farther from the truth. I am oldddddddddddd myself! The big 60 is justttttttttttt around the corner. What I mean by primitive is the type of designs. They are very plain primitive in style. So lets not let this get out of hand folks. I am about as primitive as they get".

Joanns has a free bag pattern that is made up of double quilted fabric and is veryyyyyy cute! I am thinking about making one up. First of all I will have to get back to town and see if I can find some material that I like. I do have a piece I bought just recently but it is black and if I make one I would like to take it with me to Spokane when I go in July. Somehow the old standards are still whispering in my ear that you don't wear black in the spring or summer . Funny how those things stick with us. Do any of you remember hearing your mother say make sure your underware is clean in case you get into an accident and they have to take you to the hospital. Tell meeeeeeeeee where did that ever come from? Was my mother the only one that ever did that! Like anyone is going to be worrying about their underware if they are in an ambulence on the way to the hospital. Darnnnnnnnnn it! those of you who heard this growing up are just like me" and that will be the first thing that comes to mind once you are conscience again (is my underware in good condition?) O.k. my mind is really wandering now so I think that I had better go find something productive to do. take care and I hope that I have in some small way given you something to think about. Hee hee

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Another thing I have recently gotten back into and haven't done for yearssssssss is hand embroidery" yeah you heard it right! Can you beleive I have two perfectly good embroidery machines sitting here and I am resorting to handdddddd embroidery" Well blame it on the bloggs. In my surfing of the bloggs I have run into sooooooooo many adorable primative type embroidery designs and there is just something so sweet about them. It brings me back to my childhood and watching my mother embroider by hand. I had a hope chest with lots and lots of pillowcases that had been embroidered by hand which I gave to my sweet daughter. She of course also owns and embroidery machine. Anyway I really am enjoying this so may just have to keep it up. I found this adorable love pattern on one of those bloggs. I knowwwwww I forgot to write down the name of it but if you go to Happy zombi blogg I believe there is a link to it there or on one of her bloggers. sorry I really should be more organized but organization skills seem to illude me no matter how hard I try. lols ohhhhhhhhhhhh I think it may have been bunny hills blogg but not entirely sure. Its worth checking out anyway. Wellllllll I am off to create some more. take care and have a great day!

Its Saturdayyyyyyy!!!

I absolutely loveeeeeeee saturdays! It is the one day that I am reasonably sure that I will be home sewing and playing on the computer. The reason for this is saturday is my laundry day so no running around yessssssssssssss Boy am I getting oldddddddddd or what! Can't believe I just said that! Anyway We had thursday off at work because it snowed. Can you believe it? Being a northerner I am not use to these north carolinians closing everything down for a couple of inches of snow. lols Anyway I am not complaining as I managed to get some sewing done. Both then and today. Have you heard of the pennie pockets yet? They were designed by The happy zombie blogg and they are soooooooo cute. we used to call them may baskets I think" when we were kids. you make these cute little pockets and you put something in them" candy, flowers, ect. and you hang them on someones doorknob. I managed to finish several of them. I need to get some little heart chochoaltes to put inside of one of these for my secret pal at work.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

cake plates

O.k now after these adorable pictures (I might be a bit predjudice) nooooooooooooo anyway I thought I would show you a cake plate that I made from a blogg I saw somewhere. If you would like more information you can go to my daughters site as she showed how to do it step by step and I love her plate much better then the one I found. Her blogg is

one more picture

Another busy day.

My daughter sent me some gorgous pictures of my granddaughter so I thought you all might like to see just how sweet she is"