Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Was Here but Now am There

Yes, I was here for a very short time,
but was graciously invited to a Block Party
 by none other than Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt .... 

Won't you join me??? 

If you FALL behind,
I promise not to
LEAF you in the dust!
{{wink, wink}}

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I am here ...

I am here ... I am Here ... I AM HERE !!!

Thank you everyone for staying with my blog and checking in to see how I'm doing ...

Blessings to each and every one of you!

This is what I've been up to ...

Oh wait, I mean besides
my day job and every day life
with my daughters,
that is ...

Two more stars for Johna'lee of The Scrappy Appleyard and her Soldiers' Quilts.

A "fall-colored" commissioned Margo bag...
(notice the snow in the background!!!)
Seriously ... FALL???

Bag for moi as those I use for myself keep getting purchased.
Yes, another Margo bag.

This is a quilt I'm making for my dad ...
He turns 70 on Thursday ...
Thanksgiving Day
I'm ever so grateful and thankful to have
him another year!

I was going to attempt to take a picture of this quilt outside today ...
This is what happened:

The wind wouldn't stop blowing it and with the snow ...
just couldn't swing a nice enough picture.

So ... I'll get back to my "other" life and hope to finish
quilting this throw for my Dad's birthday this week.

Love and hugs to each of you and again,
thank you for stopping in!

P.S.  Don't forget to check in on the

I'm guest posting there on Monday, November 28th!!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pack Sand???

Can you imagine having to pack sand and mail it?

I can't either ... so these little dears
will have to be mailed empty:

Doesn't this picture look as if the flower
 is seeking the sun's warmth????

Have to admit ... the first thing that came to mind when I was told "yellow, black and white" was a bumble bee ... lol ... how do I make a doorstop bumblebee?? 

Well, I make the next best thing, a flower
that a bumble bee would want to visit.

How'd I do?

For this next one, I was told "Civil War fabrics" ....
think, think, think ....

You can't tell me this ol' thing doesn't look run down ... LOL

I thought of an ol' run down shack that
has made it through some pretty tough times.
Therefore, here's my Civil War shack doorstop ...

I certainly hope my dear friends like them.
I've stitched love in every inch.

Yes, these are my own designs,
straight from my bitty brain ...
each is an original and probabably
can't be exactly duplicated ...
Please ask if interested and I'll try
real hard to put together
pattern & instructions ... I just haven't
had time yet to make that tutorial.

Yet.  :)

Now, off to bake some cookies with the girls
and do the week's laundry ... before the day is done
and the new week brings it new adventures ...

and of course, sweep up the sand
 that now isn't being packed.

Happy Hugs and Warm Hearted Wishes!!