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)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Would you guess it is already the end of January?!!?? 


Well, I've not had much to write, but I can finally report
I have my sewing machine back!!

Yes, Pfaff came through and replaced my less than one-year old machine with a new one.  The one I had kept seizing up due to a bad bearing or so said the local repair man.
Thank you to Pfaff!

 Needless to say, my sewing time was pretty much non-existent ... 

I did accomplish a little apron for a darling little artist ...

This budding little artist is Ruby.  She turned two a couple of weeks ago and her mom,
a new co-worker I adore, got her the easel and the works but couldn't find her baby girl
an apron ... so, me being me, I offered to make her one.
Would you know, it turned out just right!  
Here's a close-up of the reversible apron,

The back side is just the same, but the pocket is white instead of green ...
you'll have to use your imagination as I don't have a photo readily available.
The apron is 12 inches top to bottom ... just right for Little Miss Ruby.
My own design because Miss Ruby may be two but is a sweet petite and wears
18 MO size clothes for which I couldn't find a ready-made pattern on-line
in one night, so I improvised and used just the fabric I had available
in my stash ... I'd say it was a winner :)
Miss Ruby thought so too (so'd her mom which counts even more!!)

As for other sewing room business, I celebrated the return
of my sewing machine by spending my daughter-free weekend in my
sewing room with my full collection of Harry Potter movies and watched
every one of them while I created by Hug-n-Kisses piece for
the up coming hop.  You know ... Cheerleader Jane of
Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is leading us through this hop:
No sneak peeks!  Have to wait until the 15th :)

After that we get to be led by the cheers of Marlene of
Stitchin by the Lake for the Its All About Me Hop ...

I'm so excited for these hops!!

Of course, to tide me over until I join in on those hops, I get to
enjoy the Dare to Dresden Hop that Cheerleader Christine from

Click on the link above and you'll be taken directly
to the schedule of this daring blog hop.

Join me, won't you, in being inspired by all of our
creative neighbors?

I send out a big shout out to Madame Samm of
Sew We Quilt for all of her master cheerleading skills
and her middle of the night ideas to keep us all
encouraged and challenged.  Thank you!

On an un-quilty note, I have to share that
I'm really, really enjoying my new legal assistant
position at the law firm I joined in November and
am grateful every day for the steps along the way
that have led me to where I am now.  

What a wonderful group of people I get to work with,
I'm challenged with learning new things and comfortable
in the knowledge that I'm using skills I long forgot I had.

But what's even better, is knowing I belong to this
marvelous group of neighbors in the blogihood for whom
I am extremely grateful for inspiring me and supporting me
every time I log on to visit with you.

Bless you and I look forward to visiting with you soon,

Happy hugs and warm hearted wishes,

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hopping In Your Words ...

Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling has been
busy working to get us ready for this hop--it starts Monday!
Check out the whole schedule

I may not be participating but I'll be hopping
to be inspired by all those who are!

Best wishes ~