Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tutorial-How to make a Grime Guard for a Q-Snap Fram

I recently filmed a video...

Check it out, have any questions, leave them below.

Friday, July 14, 2017

PermaLeaf® Product Review

I was contacted to do a product review for PermaLeaf

Click this link to see what I could choose from and all that they have available.

The above picture is what I did with the two Boston ferns I choose.

The picture above and below is what the ferns looked like when they arrived in the shipping box.  They were very well packed and protected, lots of bubble wrap. 
I have to say I was a bit disappointed that the pictured planter pots didn't come with the ferns.  I didn't read close enough and was counting on the pots.  They weren't included, and the listing did firmly state so.

Without the pots, I was at a loss what to do with the ferns.  If you know me, you know I'm not a artificial plant fan.  However; this was a great deal and I couldn't pass it up.

I wanted to make a wreath. Then I happened upon another picture kinda like what I made.

I started by cutting each fern off of the bunch.  I bet some of you are cringing that I cut up such a beautiful display of ferns.
The best part is, I have plenty left over for another project.

Then I needed to trim the leaves off each end of the fern.  The handmade basket my dad made is kinda small in the inside and wouldn't accommodate all those leaves.
After trimming each piece, I formed it to drape over the basket, as if it grew like that.  The fern was nice in that it had darker leaves and lighter leaves.  I placed the darker ones on the bottom of the arrangement and the lighter ones on top.

Add a touch of USA and you have the perfect piece for your front door.
A friend mentioned adding some sunflowers.  I believe I will find some and do that.

Close up of the basket my dad made.

Thanks PermaLeaf® for this opportunity!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Taking a Vacation from Vacation

We went on a small vacation last week. So nice to get away. Then you get back, and realize you rest more at home than on vacation.
Pigeon Forge, TN

I waited and waited for the moment to get my turn on this amazing wheel.  I'm not afraid of heights, I live for Chair lifts and ski trams. However; once in the small, tight, no handles to hold onto space, I about lost my breakfast. I turned the whitest of whites.  Thankfully, the space is climate controlled and was very cool.  The hubs faced all air vents on me.  You're supposed to go around a total of 4 times or 12 mins.  I wanted to ride for pictures of the amazing views.  4 times around and I hadn't even removed my phone from my pocket.  I barely got a few pictures on the 5th round.  YES, 5 times around.  I couldn't get off soon enough.  Also, they stopped us at the TOP, to fill other carts.  Oh my gravy, I'm glad it's done and I did it.  Not so sure it will happen again.
I did get a great picture of the wheel!!
Waiting to buy tickets for the devil wheel.
A view from the top, looking down on what's called The Island,
where said wheel resides.
Christmas fabric?  Yes, it was in my car, and has been for over a year.  Why? Because, it fell from a box of fabrics and was never picked up.  Yep........but came in handy.  We had a picnic in Cade's Cove in The Great Smoky Mountains
I am not a Gatlinburg fan.......see picture as to why!!
I did visit a stitchy shop Dixie Darlin. This is one of the charts I bought.
I got a few more.

Now, off to rest from that vacation!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Half off Etsy Store

Hello quilty, stitchy, crafty peeps.

I need to move some items from my Etsy store and am currently having a half off sale through June 10th.

Head over and see what's going on there, lots of hand made Children's Educational toys.

Use code VACHALF to take advantage of this once in a while half off sale.

ABC Magnetic fabric letter's.
(magnets sewn inside each letter for safety)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Anyone still follow me?

I've cleaned up my blog a bit, and hope to start blogging regular.  Define regular?

I've started stitching (cross stitching) and love it.  

Here's my latest finish
Seven Pines
by: Little House NeedleWorks
stitched on 28 ct Linen with DMC

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I want to be a good blogger.......

It just hasn't been working out in my favor lately.  Actually, I'm just lazy.

A local customer provided the fabric for these lovely magnetic ABC letter's for her young child. I like these color combo's.  She did the girl's room in these fabrics.

Working on a Halloween stitchery today.  My blogging goal is to post a photo of it tomorrow.  Baby steps.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

What's better...

.................than sleeping on a pile of hand made quilts?