Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thank God for Special Friends....

i've been completely out of the blogging loop
we have some issues with E right now
nothing medical
i can't share what's going on, it's just too personal
however; i did want to share what helps me get through this

messages like this from my friend are amazing
i sit and cry as i read it
i save it for when i need a little support, go back to it and sit and cry again
i'm a big cry baby, always have been

"my dear girl...feelings suck and are transitory and change a number of times a day. Even though it's hard as heck, ya gotta lean on what you know to be true, regardless of the feelings.

Truth: Tonya is never alone, even when she feels like it
Truth: Tonya is always loved, even when she doesn't feel like she is
Truth: Tonya is beautiful, even when she doesn't get that affirmation
Truth: Tonya is treasured beyond what she can even imagine, even when events and 'stuff' of life tell her otherwise
Truth: This 'stuff' will end, even when it feels endless.
Truth: Tomorrow will be different in some fashion. The stuff of today can never be repeated in exactness.
Truth: Tonya is so much stronger and more courageous than she knows, and she can handle anything.
Truth: God is cheering you on! 

Hold on, can make it!"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's not quilting......

but it's still sewing..............

Tennessee Pride Pencil Case
 this one wasn't quite dry when I pictured it...
 so cute, and fabric lined, the same color as the zipper
 fabric lined the same color as that blue..
 this was a nacho chip bag, i cut it almost to small, i have two more though, i want the "Santitas" to show
 cape code chip bag for my mother in law, she loves all things lighthouse
peanut butter m&m's
 this one was a huge hit on Skittles Facebook page
 i don't like the outcome of this one, i could have placed the wrappers closer together
 super cute at only 2x2"
it's not nearly as wrinkled as it looks

i want to build a really big inventory of all the things i make
i know i said i would not do our county's apple festival again,
i'm really thinking about doing it again
however; this time i'll take all my crafty stuff and not just capri sun stuff
we'll see.........but until then, i will work on building my inventory

i'm working on hand quilting another quilt, i'm hooked
and trying to get over my second nasty cold of the month, YES 2 in one month....
my E hasn't gotten it, i'd rather have it then him.......

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thanks Rhonda

thanks so much to Rhonda for these lovely fat 8th's...
she had a little trivia and those who guessed right were entered to win
i love these, just trying to decide what i'm going to make

any suggestions?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Winner of Zipper Bag

The winner of the zipper bag I made during the video tutorial is.............#9
yeah, I kinda forgot about it, and then I was hoping to have more people view it..
email me your snail mail Cindy and I'll get this out tomorrow.

JustCindy said...               9

You make it look so easy. I will pick up a zipper and give it a try.

Handi Bowties

i named this quilt "handi bowties" 
i hand quilted this in two days
i quilted around each white part
i even hand stitched the binding down on the back
since i did so much hand work, i thought the name was perfect

i used Sullivans quilt basting spray
i can't wait to baste another quilt
it was perfectly flat
i used a sample of some batting that my cousin gave me
she works where they make it
well, this was thicker than i thought and i couldn't machine quilt it
thus the reason it was hand quilted

i know, i said i hated dislike hand quilting
i found this very soothing
my secret?  i watched Serena hand stitch at our sew-in day
and got a few tips from watching her

these blocks were from a online quilting group i was in last year
there was 12 of us and i only received 9 blocks
i made the other 3........i choose 1930's repro fabrics
i even found some ugly old looking mauve colored binding
i thought it was perfect for this quilt

i wasn't sure what i'd do with this quilt
but normally, i don't hold onto them long
till something comes up
i posted it on Facebook and a friend asked  me to 
donate a quilt to her Relay for Life (Cancer) team for her to raffle
DONE........i'll send her this quilt Monday

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Yo Yo Progress

420 yo yo's

remember, i want this KING size

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am not my body.....


I know in the past, I've posted about Nienie
she's amazing.
She and her husband are recovering from a near fatal plane crash.

She inspires me so much.
She IS my favorite blogger and blog to read.

Read her latest post,
I can't say I know how she is feeling,
but I can relate to
"I am not my body"

I struggle with weight, constantly.
I don't feel like the person I see in a full length mirror.
I have no full length mirrors in my house, but occasionally
when out, I'll catch a glimpse of myself and cringe.
There's not much I can do about it (health reasons) so i'm stuck with myself.
I'll just continue to remember,
"I am not my body"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wonky Star

Aunt Spicy gave me Wonky Star fever.
I asked her if she had a tutorial and she directed me to

and this is my outcome

don't forget to check out my zipper video tutorial
i'll be giving away the item i made in the video

also, check out my facebook fan page
i'm giving away a ramen noodle coin purse
that has a small error

Sunday, March 6, 2011

How about these buttons?

you all know my love for buttons...
and i'm not sure how to deal with this
other than
to just keep buying buttons

i got these from an unlikely source
i've never bought from them
however, my mom buys sunday school supplies
and i saw these buttons in there....
there is several hundred and they were less than $5.00
these are wood, and i love them

you know you do too

a few people wanted a tutorial on making the button bracelets
that's coming up

Friday, March 4, 2011

Zipper Installation Video Tutorial

So, we're not professional video makers...but I think you'll get the idea.
I think later I'll do another just for installing a zipper, and
one for perfect seams on the bottom.

Leave a comment on this post letting me know if it makes sense and if you can follow it and make one of your own.

All entries will be entered to win the bag I made in the video.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

So, I got a new Desktop Computer

That's the answer, that's my new blogging tool.
When I said think "old school", was mainly because everyone was guessing new products.

I thought today was the day I drew for my winner,
until I went back and read the post, I should have did it on the 1st.
I'm so sorry!
I know you all have been hanging by a thread waiting for the winner.

I only had about 6-7 correct guesses and I did give a lot of hints via email.

So, the winner is

Sheila, email me your mailing address and I'll get your goodies out.

Thanks to everyone for making blogging so easy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I love being featured.....

Jackie emailed me and ask if I read this blog...

my thread collection was featured for the second time....

Thanks Jodi,
and Jackie for the heads up.

Do you check out my tabs up top of my blog?
I keep them updated and you might find something of use there.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Let's Talk Spray Basting

How many of you use spray basting?
It is my favorite way to baste
to me, it's quicker and much easier
especially since I don't have alot of space and have
to drag out an extra table to baste.

What are your favorite brands and why?
Just in looking this morning, it's very expensive, 
so I want something that's good but not the highest price.
That is one thing I could get at Wal-Mart when they carried fabric, 
they don't even carry the spray anymore.

Has anyone used Elmer's Spray Adhesive?
it says it's ok for fabrics, but i'm not sure about gumming up the needle.

Let me know what y'all think?