Monday, December 31, 2012


I want to wish each and all a very happy and healthy new year!! Be safe and see you all next year

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby Sarah

Here is a couple pics of the newest grandbaby. She is growing well. I am anxious to go out and see her and Arsema. I may have to plan a trip in the early part of the year, we shall see. I also finished a runner for hubby's sister Colleen. will mail it out tomorrow for him.

Big sister Arsema having fun with Mommy's balloons. she is a sweetheart and her mommy too!

Light show

Hubby sent this to me and I have to share it it is spectacular in my eyes. a work of art. enjoy
I have been busy sewing and running around. I have completed a few things and some
goes out in the mail on Monday. I will post those pics next week but  just love this light show!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Busy Busy

Wow  where does the time go?. I have been busy sewing and making things for guild  family and friends. Also for a couple other things I am in. my doll swap quilts. Birthday quilt blocks
for  another group I am in.I just have too much fun and the time sneaks away .
I have been making some small ornament ts for family. Decorating the house and outside. digging out the Christmas things to hang and display. Trying to shop in between all that.And you know keep up with all the other daily chores we all have.
Our new grand baby is now a week old heading fast for the second week. She is a better sleeper than her big sister. but we are all different.
I had two boys and a daughter. the oldest one kept us up at night and was very  colicky the second boy  would not stay in the bed and came up with all sorts excuses to get out bed. The daughter slept good had 2 naps a day and slept all night. So each was very different.
Hubby just celebrated his 69th birthday. I get to celebrate mine next year!  early next year more like next month I will be his age. Been with him for 50 years now and have had a good ride most of it.
So what are the rest of you doing different this year for your holidays? anything? I think ours will be about the same. We always bake certain cookies, have certain decorations that have to up.. My kids used to go caroling not sure they do that anymore. But it was always fun to me. I am hoping to get it all done in time. Hope you have a great Christmas season too.
GOD bless and take care
HUGS to you all

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

gobble! gobble! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Welcome all you Turkeys. Aren't these cute.? daughter came over tonight and assembled them for us all tomorrow. The kids will all get one, I made some more of the delicious apple pie bites and 2 pumpkin pies. So the dinner will be great tasting and all will be full..Son's wife is sick with sore throat and cough and will not get to come. She sounded bad. So she is staying at her moms and he will take them a plate of food tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow is to be very warm for us here in Ohio and then comes a cold blast to let us know  he is coming and it will be soon lol Winter that is. Sometimes he arrives before the turkey does. Have a safe and happy holiday with your family and enjoy your time together. Lets give thanks to our great creator GOD and thank him for all things.  GOD bless and  thanks for coming by here today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peg Board

I worked all afternoon on it. I sorted through all that I had hanging on it and decided that some of it had to go! This is the finished wall and I am proud of it. Look at all those rotary cutters. I must have the first one I ever bought. NOT!  I have gotten  them over the years and  just keep them. I am sure I will donate some to new sewers soon. That room is going to get done this year! I have said that for the last several years. So it is time!@! This is the electric pole hubby built for me and the machines. see in the background the messy wall well below that picture is the clean and organised wall.
Now tomorrow I will start on another area of the room. and with lots of luck I can get it done this winter.!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My retreat projects

Below is the photos of the items I have almost finished. Have to add the buttons and bind the snowmen. Quilte the ornaments out and the last snowman needs the last border. then quilt and bind  I like them all.  Thanks for coming by today. I am heading out to get my sewing machine insert this afternoon it is in woohoo!!

Long Time No Post

Oh My  been a while since my last post. Well I have been busy. Cleaning out the sewing Arena. This past weekend I was at a quilt  retreat.Had a wonderful time.Made a couple new  wall hangings and got a couple other things almost finished. I am pleased with what I did get done. We usually take a treat to share. 
  I took some  "Sweetie Pie Pops" by  Best Bites.
They are delicious and easy to make . They are like small pies. I made apple. yummy yummy!! I will make them again and again!! Bookmark their site for great recipes and easy meals.
I will take some photos of the things I did get to at the retreat later tomorrow.. Had guild tonight.I was asked to bring my twister rulers and samples . I did and then I was called
on to tell all about them. Yikes was not expecting that, but I got through it.Was a good meeting. The program was Rulers Rulers everywhere. who knew how many rulers there are. Seems everyone who writes a pattern or book have their very own rulers too.  Off to the good ole bed and whooped . CU all today later on. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


We have champions amongst us. The boys soccer team took the championship. Now they play again for Regional against other NEOhio teams.not just local
CJ the senior scored another hat trick he scored 3 of the 4 goals. woohoo!! Solomon played as well. Next year Solomon will be the goalie. CJ graduates so he will not be there. Hopefully in college and playing for their team. So I am going to be photo heavy this time Love those kids. I even have a tricker ready go out and scare others.
                                                                  Hat trick Man
                                                         next years Goalie Solomon
                                                         The three musketeers             

                                                                    My Trickster
My Smiling Arsema

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cooler tempsI am Tired

Afternoon, been a lot cooler here today . The grey skies and rain and leaves are almost all off the trees. but we had  beautiful fall colors. I am working in my sewing area to see if i can make better use of the space I have. I got a new machine, Bernina 750. Now to make room so I can use it to the fullest. My table will have to have the opening made bigger or I will have to find a new cabinet. The machine is wonderful! I did not get the embroidery unit as I do not do very much of  it. I plans to do some quilting on it I have plenty of things that need to be finished. So until next time here is a picture of the machine I got
this going to explain it better than  I could for now.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I have the doll swap quilt finished for the gal I swap with. I have received mine from her. It is very spooky. Which was the theme if you chose to use it. I am sure when my great grandson sees it  he will want it for his room. It is done very nice. Appliqued  here it is. cool huh?
I am going to post a little piece of hers  and when she receives it I will post a photo of the one I sent to her.this is the sneak peekof the one I have made

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tote for DIL

This is the tote I gave to her last year for her birthday. She brought it with her to visit. I love it. I have the pattern to make one and Now that I have seen hers again I am going to have to make me one!! I got my pattern from the shop in Arlington WA.
 It is a very nice shop I love to go there when I get to WA. they have the latest and great fabrics always.I love that new Christmas tree they have on their home page..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I made a shirt tissue holder for those of you inquiring on it here is the web site to purchase it.
it is in a download pattern pdf.

Monday, October 1, 2012

some dance moves and news

October 8th we will have been married for 50 years. We are having a gathering and have family and friends  to a party in a building we rented. I am happy. We will have some cake as well. Goiung to have food and good time   This is a big milestone for us all!
and now for the dance moves check out the wee one. so cool

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I received my doll quilt for Septemebr and I know the gal has received the one I sent . I won't post on the doll site but here is what I have made and sent off. I am waiting to see who I send to for October. So far I have enjoyed all my partners. This is a fun group and if you like to swap and make small doll sized quilts then click on the sidebar and come join in with us.You won't be dissappointed.
Grand daughter is coming soon! woohoo!

Friday, September 21, 2012

More sunshine today

More sunshine indeed,I have just been reading my email and I love the things on
Elefantz's blog. She is a terrific stitchery  designer.Anyway back to the sunshine she has great give away right now so hop on over and leave your comments.
 She has the cutest boot fabrics to give as a prize.

 Now for me, the grand daughter is coming to visit soon I am so excited . She is almost 2 yrs. I will clean a bit more for their arrival. and am going to sneak in some sewing time. Have a wonderful lasy day of summer everyone!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Slow But New Photo's

I have been kind of slow with making any posts. Sorry about that. Welcome and thanks for coming by today . Here is a quilt I received from my August swap partner in the doll quilters monthly swaps. I got one mine from Trish Hurley it is pretty sunflowers and a cute kitty in the corner smelling the flower. She put some time and work  in it. I sent her a sunflower type as well. Mine was Dresden plate flowers I will show you the I got first and then show you what i made for her . I enjoy this swapping. It gives me a lot of joy and I can do different things each month!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pictures in Paper

My grandkids are very good soccer players. The oldest one at home has been chosen athelete of the week . He scored 5 goals for his team and one was  what they call a hat trick! The other grandson Solomon was in the other paper and they had ask him what Labor day meant ? Then on the school pages all three kids were pictured with their soccer teams. Ally is out for now with a chin injury. I am proud of them all. I will get it posted Solomon is funny. Have a good one  

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quilt Show

I have been lax on posting as of late, so here is the latest news for me.
We had our bi-annual quilt show this weekend it ended today. I was to work each day but was extremely tired and did not so I did not know if my quilts had any  merit  for sure. I thought they might  Well to my surprise I had entered 8 items. Six of them received ribbons. I am so thrilled.I was very surprised  to have that many.  I received two first place ribbons and 4 second place ribbons.
I am so thrilled. Been a long time since entered anything. So this is a boost for sure  Thanks to all the pattern designers!
 I think it is wonderful!! Thanks to my long arm quilters for a great job too. The Pumpkins was quilted by Roma Wimberley of Weaverville NC  everyone loves it!!!  The Swirl Tree was quilted by Amy Bouchard of Miami Valley. Sarah Bistline quilted the checkered cherries. I got a blue ribbon on my pumpkin quilts that was a pattern by Thimbleberries. I also got a blue ribbon on my Swirl Tree from Frivolous Necessity pattern.