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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years's Giveaway from Handmade Jane

she has a new years giveaway is going on yeah you are going to love this folks! ps i an hoping for the book

who wouldn't want a couple of yards of this?

Teaser future giveaway yardage!  fleece

Thursday, December 30, 2010

OMG Kiddies getting ready.....

Location: the sewing shed

I have been working in my shed, have some patterns getting ready for giveway and fabrics...beads beads and more beads, patterns patterns and more patterns.

When i told my hubby what i was doing he started throwing stuff into the giveaway pile. Needless to say I won. However i will be posting teasers on here. This  is going to be fun. I got my books for making my bags and i want the new sewing calender sooooooo bad.

OHHH ebay for my yardage of fusible,  now i just have to find a supplier for my needles and zippers i will score at   You must cruz this shop and you will love it.

Hove to go for now more later

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ho ho ho....

ok Alabama, the woods , wet sloshy, cold, and wet ohh yeah i already said that.

oh so not much happened on christmas eve, i was still sewing a present short. Aunt Kris ohh this is nto going to end well i just know it and I went to bed in tears till christmas day.

Christmas day sisters house

C. " did you get everything"
Me" yeah"
C: " Well what did you get. ..her."
Me. "Something so unique nobody will ever have one like it"
C: "what? what? what is it! I thought you were going to get her candy again this year and soap"
M: "i did get her some candy and something else"
C: stomping her foot "what?????"
M: "dont do that it causes wrinkles" I stick my tongue out

As a spoon swings toward my head my Aunt comes in.

Nearing 70 retired military if she was still serving our troups would be home cause she would have scared our enemies into submission much like the cat slinking off into a corner. Darn  no place to hide.

ME: "Hi aunt Kris Merry Christmas."
Kris: I have been sitting outside for 30 minutes I could have died before anyone found me"
C: "we are sorry we did not hear u come up"

We always eat before presents..and family filed in now there is not enough seats at the dining room table so to the kids table i went and Aunt Kris watches football on the couch while she eats, we dont do that even try it though we are older, without her permission, we would never assume to eat on a couch in front of her.

So exiled at the kids table because i tripped over the 2 year old nephew I am sitting with my niece whispering like my aunt can hear us from 2 rooms away.

N: Did you all your shopping done?
Me: no i still have some stuff to sew for the Cuban Mafia and i finally came up with something for aunt Kris this morning"
N: choking on her mouthfull of food staring at me in horror as spoon launched mash potatos fly by
ME: Dont look at me like that.
N: but but
Me: "dont .....she will like it i know it"

Christmas paper everywhere, Kids hollering, my Aunt opens her gifts. I mean this is the person who has everything but likes nothing and whats nothing.

She opens the Cell phone case from C:, New cookbook from Brother, Socks, house slippers, t shirts, and assorted candy.
Then she gets to my gifts
she opens the gift card to winn dixie and the chocolate covers pretzels then the gift
she opens it slowly
my mother in law gasps and throws me a glare, fubar i am sooooo dead when i get home.

Aunt" Ohh this is lovely what is it?"
me: "Aunt Kris its a Table topper for Tea"
Aunt: "really its so nice it reminds of the time i was in europe"
me: "It matchees your Tea Set."
Aunt " Yes it does I love it"
I smile with glee as evil glares fling at me from across the room.

Now where did this lovely table topper came from? It was from aPrez challenge from my quilting guild which my Mother in law started but did not finished so i finished it off. Wrapped it up and gave it to Aunt Kris. I was staring around my house trying to come up with anything and i mean anything and then i spotted it, the colors work and nobody will ever think to give her anthing remotely like it. Done it was soo wrapped.

Now my mother in law loves me, she is my best friend and i am sure i still have a yard of the miller fabric somewhere she has been wanting. Now if i top that with cheese cake she bound to forgive me. Right? OMG I hope she gets over it I mean she scares me and she can turn my puppies against me. Cheese cake and some exotic flavor of coffee yeah bribery works.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Style Stitches Challenge

ohh and you can win monthly YEAH!!!!!

New Year Resolution

New Years Resolutions,

I am going to try this again. My New Years list.

1. Do my Bag Making Challenge with Style Stitches book to make 12 of the bags listed in the book and learn new techniques every month.

2. Make a dress a month.

3. Make my Christmas presents this year early by tackling one Family per month.

4. Organize my sewing shed

5. Use at least ¼ of my stash.

6. Get rid of stuff I don’t use in my sewing shed by hosting blog giveaways.

7. Finish my sisters Sewing List.

8. Finish a Quilt for my Brother.

9. Finish a Quilt for my dad.

10. Do my Quilt Guild Challenge and Monthly Squares and turn them in.

11. Try to Curse Less.

12. OOOhh yeah just for my Brother Rob the Rocking Rabbi Costume for Dragon.con or the Star Trek Uniform. Hey I can Dream.

Lets see how I do this year

Friday, December 17, 2010


you MUST visit this lady

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

my new friendz.......

She adopted some of my machines..
she will be soo good to them.

But then she tempted me

then she let me trip and fall in love

Ohh you will love her shop! you all must buy buy buy, i voodoo you to.

Oohhh when i am off fabric restriction i KNOW the BAG that is getting some of that fabric!

happy joy joy dance!!!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

get to know me

I like these questions.......

A) What accessories do you wear everyday? my wedding band, a dream pewter medallion, my pentacle dragon, and a black steal lazer cut tribal ring.

B) What is your beauty routine?

Morning: wash face, brush hair, shower depending on how ruff i feel, brush teeth

Evening: brush teeth, shower, pass out

C) What was the last item of clothing (for yourself) that you purchased? jeans from goodwill 2 dollars and they fit

D) Do you use a dresser, closet, or both?

Both: and the floor toooooo

E) What type of earrings are in your ears right now? hmm with 4 holes you would think i would wear some nope........ but if i do its usually silver hoops

F) What type of figure do you have (measurements)? large larger and largest..

G) Do you wear glasses?

Yes. i be blind with out them, i have contacts but i am too lazy to put them in sometimes and beside i have other things to spend money on like fabric......

H) What type of handbag do you carry? a huge quilt thing today and i change up alot......

I) What is your ideal style? jeans, polo or men button down shirt, ahh and t shirts..

J) What is your favorite brand of jeans? the ones that fit me

K) Do you wear knee-hi stockings? yes with pants

L) Do you *have* to wear matching lingerie? they suppose to match!!!!!!

M) Do you wear makeup? sometimes

N) Do you wear nightgowns? nope

O) What outerwear do you put on when going out on a typical winter's day? sweatshirt and jacket

P) What is your favorite perfume? earth by avon

Q) Is your motto "quality over quantity" when it comes to clothing and accessories? fabric wellllllll

R) Do you wear rain boots? no

S) Do you wear socks or slippers when your feet get cold? socks

T) Do you have a set of travel luggage? nope

U) What is your daily uniform? tshirt and jeans

V) If you are married, did you wear a veil with your wedding dress? If not, how did you do your hair? pony tail not a formal wedding

W) Do you wear a watch? nahhh, i use to, but not anymore

X) What item of clothing always makes you feel beautiful? dresses, long dresses now if i would just wear them

Y) What is your favorite type of yarn? none

Z) Do you prefer zippers or buttons? both, but i think buttons are sexy.....

ok my pretties

I scored some major stuff Santa came early to my house.. so hold on to yer drawers folks.

Thanks S you are an Angel

Yeah baby i have to take pictures!!

This is a picture of the next sweet machine a Singer 301 with the cabinet!

i know i will take my own pix soon

and the next Beauty is this one  Singer Toucha nd Sew 601 with Chain Stitch

i know i know add my own pix but they are coming i promise!!!!!

and then a lovely hand crank Singer  pix soon i promise

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Simply Stephy Give away

ok do you see i mean really see 1452? how can any dress  be more perfect...oooh etsy if I had the money to spend!!!

but that is ok i just signup for her giveaway!!!!! 1662 its coming home i hope with me!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas already?

My MIL who i love to pieces is gearing up for Christmas,  I plan on making at least 50% of Our Gifts, So i am going to be busy busy busy. We have divided up the chores, cost, and ideas. and off we go. So far I ahve cut out 2 patterns, and fabric for 4 bags. I still have to tackle the shed. and work on my quilting challenge for my guild.

yes christmas already, and i want to design a med tote for when people go to the doctor they can take their meds with them.

good idea?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sewing shed

sewingfabric hoard......

other side and about 15 tubs full

desk and machine

sewing library.....












first tote ever and shirt.....



567 tote and multitasker





Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Well its that time of year agan and my mother in law is starting on christmas, as I look around about 14 aprons and 3 dresses and about 4 purses i have to complete for the season i wonder where i will find the time.

But i have a plan i am off for thurs and fri. so ia hve 2 count them 2 days and a 3 day weekend to kick some sewing ass.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

the month of heartburn

i finally finished some more totes and the skully multitasker bag and almost finished with the baby quilt. Yes i am making progress.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

resolutions for sewing and home 2010

1. Use 1/8 of my fabric hoard.
2. Take 2 sewing lessons this yr.
3. Learn 2 use 3 new sewing feet.
4. Organize my sewing shed better.5. Sew........
6. Get rid of 20 items from each room and no some will not be very big items.
7.Try and read one non romance book a month.
8. Try a new recipe each month.
9. Eat Vegan at least twice a month.
10. Walk my dogs at least once a week