Tuesday, March 1, 2016


So much has happened since I last posted and I know I'm terrible about posting!!  I keep thinking I'm going to get better but for me life just seems to be slipping by and I'm wondering where it goes.

I did get the other pillow finished for my in-laws with the church pointing the other direction and I did take a picture but of course it is on my actual camera at home!  I'll try to post a picture soon.

The weather here in southeast Ohio hasn't been too awfully terrible, we get snow one day and then it's gone a couple days later because it warms up to 50+ degrees!  Go figure!  But this is alright with me I'm not a snow or cold person.  I prefer warm weather!

Valentine's weekend I got a nice surprise!!  My favorite quilt shop started selling Bernina sewing machines and had their grand opening, during that grand  opening if you came and watched the demos on the new machines you were entered to win a Bernina 330.  And when I received the text message from the owner telling me I had won I was beside myself!!

I'm one of those people that almost never win anything so this was a very nice surprise!!

I have had to rearrange my sewing room to make room for it, but it also means that I can set my Babylock Ellageo up as a fulltime embroidery machine!!  Which will be very nice and this machine is light enough I can carry it to classes, guild meetings, and retreats!!  No it doesn't have lots of fancy stitches but most of what I do is straight stitching anyway!!

Hope everyone had a nice February and is looking to warm weather in March!!

Until next time,

Friday, December 25, 2015

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

In the true spirit of crafting for Christmas I was finishing up a few things this morning.  I know nothing like cutting it short but life just seems to get in the way too much this time of the year.  So before going to visit the in-laws today I was finishing up their gifts.
For my mother and father-in-law I made this lighted block and pillow

I owe them another pillow I wanted them to have a pair where the Church faces toward each other so hopefully during my few days off I can get the other one finished.
Since we were going to my SIL I decided to make her a gift as well
They were all very appreciative and loved them!  I love making gifts I think they are much more appreciated and valued, at least for my family any way.
Here's hoping everyone had a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!!
Until later,

Monday, November 30, 2015


I have been crafting but not posting! LOL  Over the past couple months I have been working on several different things.  I've finished up quilt blocks from a block of the month and our Christmas blocks to share from Quilt Guild (both of which I haven't taken pics of yet) but I did 2 different bazaars in November

I dusted off the Cricut and made some cute things along with my normal sewing and embroidery.  I love making things but trying to do things that weren't personalized was hard.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and in case I don't get back before, hope you have a great Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of the year.  Stay warm and dry and enjoy your family, we aren't promised tomorrow!
Until later,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Gift for the Bride to Be

One of my daughters life long friends is finally getting married and I enjoyed making this for her!
I looked and looked everywhere for a satin robe and I was actually disappointed that I couldn't find one but the Bride to Be was really happy it was a shirt since she will be going to the hair dressers to get her hair done for the wedding.
And here she is with her gift!!
I'm very happy with how it turned out and I got to work with my Floriani software again!!
Well until next time,

Monday, August 24, 2015

Still Alive and Kicking

For those that get notices from me, I truly haven't fallen off the face of the Earth since May I'm just getting worse about posting.  I am still working on the Park Bench quilt blocks and I'll post a picture soon.  I'm getting ready to work on some items for a bazaar in September and I promise I'll post pics soon.

Until next time,

Monday, May 11, 2015

ARC Notebook Cover

A little sewing did happen over the weekend, a few weeks back one of the ladies in my planner Facebook group showed a picture of a cover she had purchased and it got me to thinking that I should be able to make one of them myself.  So I worked on it,

This cover is on an ARC Mini notebook.  For the most part I'm happy with how it turned out but I want to try to tweak it a little bit and figure out how to keep all the seams inside so that it's more finished looking.
But until I do, I'll keep trying!
Until next time,

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Some Machine Embroidery Going On

Well last week I did find some time to do a couple small embroidery projects.  One of the ladies I work with wanted the school logo put on a shirt
And my daughter had gotten a beach towel for my grandson so I put his name on it!!
Also I realized that since my last post prior to last week was in November I hadn't told you that due to an unexpected financial blessing I was able to purchase the Floriani Total Control - U embroidery software
which I am still learning to use.  I know I had told you I had gone to a couple different Floriani events where the software was demoed and I really fell in love with it but it is somewhat expensive.  I am hoping to find some more time to learn this software.  There are a few events coming up between June and November that I plan to attend.  Most events are not very expensive and if you are into machine embroidery I highly recommend you attend if you can, you always walk away with free stuff (spools of embroidery thread, stabilizer samples) not to mention the knowledge of those teaching!
I am spending more time in my sewing room mostly trying to get it cleaned up so that it is useable.  I recently took some time to clean and rearrange it and once I get a little more cleaned up I'll post pics for everyone to see.
Well until next time!!