Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year everyone and I hope it's a very safe one.  Thank you Beverly at How Sweet The Sound  for all that you've done for us.  Here are a few odd and ends pic's.  My computer went down so it's in the shop.  So I only have a few pic's on here.   This is my 16 yr old Granddaughter,
My adorable Taz, who totally lives up to his name.
Christmas town:)

and a Happy Happy New Year to everyone.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday

Merry Christmas and a Happy PInk Saturday too!!!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful time celebrating he birth of Christ in his/her own way.  We went to my daughters last night and took the two youngest girls to the Christmas pagent at church.  We had a great time.  Then when we came home we opened gifts to one another and had a great time. 

Thank you Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for hosting Pink Saturday for us.  You are GREATLY appreciatd by all.

I'd like to share my favorite Christmas thing today, it's a set of deer that I made many years ago and I just love them.
These are my favorite Christmas decoration.  Believe it or not, I have three sets.  One blue, one pink (mine) and one gray:  My daughter has the blue set and I"ll be sending the other set to a friend of mine after the holidays.  They belonged to my mother and mother in law before they passed away. They are precious and fun.

We'll be spending the day at my brothers, where we'll have dinner and the family here in CA is gathering.  So:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

First I'd like to thank Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for making PinkSaturday possible.   I'd like to share some of my favorite ornaments and Christmas items with you.
I hope you've enjoyed these, they're just a few of my favorites, I"ll share some more goodies next week.  Happy Pink Saturday@!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Whoooo hooooo my Luffa has matured and even though I only got the one, it turned out great.   I cut a small piece off when I was getting the seeds out because I couldn't reach the bottom with the spoon.   You're supposed to do it outside and use the high pressure of the hose to get the seeds out but since it was so cold and getting ready to rain, I decided the spoon and sink were my second best choice! lol

Well, I can only get blogger to take the one photo, so I'll post the other two later.  The big one is about 6 inches long and small one about 3 or so inches that I cut off the larger one.   whooo hoooo lol

Saturday, December 11, 2010

pic of my grandsons quilt

This is for Matthew
and I only hope he likes it.  It's all ready for the borders .  I'm waiting for my daughter to get home so I can get some meausrements on his bed.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Pink Saaturday

  1. These are a few of my tea pots, these in particular are
Christmas pots:)   We've been getting the house decorated for Christmas and still have a ways to go:)
I just love this one, it's a creamer on the top and teapot on the bottom:)
This one is the one that Marydon at Blushing Rose .  I just love it, it's so cheery:)

This one is covered with raised poinsetias and is just lovely.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

This one in particular is so feminine:)  The flowers are poinsetias with holly.  Trimmed in Gold.

  • Be sure that you head over to see  Beverly and see all the beautiful blogs that are posted.   Thank you Beverly for hosting this for us.  She's at How Sweet The Sound and has so much to share herself:)
  • Oh my gosh, I almost forgot my favorite holiday movie.  It's Miracle on 34th Street!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Pillowcases Are Done

Here are 6 of the 7 pillowcases I'm making out of the same fabric as in the quilt for my grandson.  Matthew will soon be 18, so his Christmas present this year is a new quilt for his bed and a ton of pilllows!!!! 7 new one's to be 
                                            There are six here and I'll make one more white with black with the opposite edge.  It's been a real challenge.  My first machine conked out on me and needs repair, well then I pulled out my Janome Memory Craft 9000 and used it for quite a while, well then it went bonkers.   So we took it to Auburn, but they have no idea how long it will take because they have to go through the company regarding some things on it.   So my husband bought me a new Janome Gem 660 as an early Christmas present.  It sews like a dream.  It's lightweight, only has about 12-20 different stitches on it and sews like a dream!!!  Just like my big Janome.  (when it was working lol)  So between being without a machine, then I had to order the backing and it's going to take longer for that to get here. I totally spaced on that.   I have my granddaughters almost ready to go on the quilting frame and as soon as I do, I can quilt that one.   In the meantime, starting tomorrow I'll be working steadily getting Matthews quilt top done.    Have a good one folks:)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

WOW, does anybody know where this week has gone????   It's just flown by, I can't believe it's Fri. night all ready.  I'd like to share a beautiful little Quilting Angel by Jim Shore, it's even autographed.   She's so very pretty. 
She arrived today in a ShoeBox full of other goodies that absolutely knocked my socks off!  I belong to the ShoeBox exchange and every month we put two FQ's in a shoebox(the receiver's color choice) and do that for 12 months.  We add a Christmas Gift that we've made for our person and any other little goodies we want to add into it. Well, to say my cup runneth over is an understatement.  I got everything from the fabrics to   a Quilters Survival Kit to this beautiful ornament/statue:)  

Many thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting this and be sure you stop by and check out all the other blogs.  They're wonderful.   Happy Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

My Sewing Machine is Sick

My Janome Memory Craft 9000 is in the shop to be fixed.  It's the same problem I've dealt with over the years and just found out last night that there was a recall when the machine was sold.  I talked with the dealer and I was never notified about the recall, so she's going to try and see what she can do.   She'll call Janome and see if they'll do anything.  If not, it has to be fixed properly this time.  In the meantime since I don't know when I'm going to get it back, my husband bought me the Janome Gold Gem 660.  It's a nice little machine, just has a few extra stitches, which is fine with me, I've got plenty on my other one.  
Isn't it cute:)
It's a little smaller than a standard machine and only weighs I believe 12 pounds.  So when I ordered it today I explaned to the gal what was going on and I have two quilts I HAVE to get done by Christmas.  She was a doll, she was going to try and get it sent out today, if not first thing in the morning.     So I have my fingers crossed I can get it by Monday, one of them.  The Gem will be a great backup though.  Have a good week all:)

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I'm going to be sewing with a friend today and we have to post where we've started at and in between as we finish our projects.
This is where I am
at this point.  I need to stitch the final two pieces together to make the block.  Then will come the rows for the quilt. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Well, I'm not posting pink or holiday just yet.  I have this quilt I'm working on for my grandson that I'd like to show you.  It's the Disappearing 9 Patch and very easy, just time consuming.   You sew the first 9 squares together like so:

Then you cut these into quarters
then the quarters are turned to make a new pattern and sewn together like so:

It's really a fun one and you can do so much with it.  Using multiple fabrics, using only three colors, childrens fabrics are adorable.    This is taking my time right now as it's for my grandson for Christmas and I have to have it done in time.  I also have one that I've made for my granddaughter and her's needs quilting, so I'll be busy until they're done.    Hope every has a wonderful Pink Saturday and be sure to stop by Beverly's to visit all the other bloggers at How Sweet The Sound .  There are some absolutely wonderful blogs, be sure and swing by. 

Have a safe week end all and hope you had had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Won Blushing Rose Blog's Giveaway Whooo hoooo

A few weeks ago I entered my friend Marydon's giveaway at Blushing Rose  blog. (She owns and runs Blushing Rose Boutique)   No one was as surprised as I was that I won!!!   I've started collecting different tea pots and that was one of the prizes.  Take a look at how cute this is:)
Is this not the cutest teapot you've seen?    I love it!

I also won some placemats that look absolutely adorable on my kitchen table.  Look at this.

And last but not least the prettiest Crazy Quilted heart, that I intend to hang on the front door (on the inside) so everyone can see it.  It's just lovely!!!  I feel so blessed.  Thank you so much Marydon for everything, I'm at a loss for words.

Isn't that just beautimus!!!   I love it.!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Granddaughter Samantha's Soccer Picture

This is Samantha, my 16 year old granddaughter who loves to play soccer.  Unfortunately early in the season she injured her knee and it's been giving her problems ever since.  Hopefully after Soccer is over it will get enough rest to heal.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beautiful Anniversary Present

These are pictures of the pumpkin my Granddaughter made us as an anniversary gift.  She made it in her art class at school.  Her work is truly gorgeous. Some of her pieces I'd love to have, but they belong to my ddaughter. lol   I wanted to share these with you.  You can see the curly cue's on the bback of the lid.
I love the stem!
On the leaf she etched Happy Anniversay Grandma and Grandpa which makes it even more special.

Happy Pink Saturday everyone and thank you Beverly, at How Sweet The Sound for doing this for us.

Friday, November 05, 2010

My Fall Quilt went to the Silent Auction

I was making a Falll Quilt and then I was asked to make one for the Silent Auction at church tonight.  Well, that was only about two or so weeks ago and I had no idea it was that soon.   So in order to get it done I had to  finish up one that I had started.  I hove a beautiful antiquey reds Disappearing 9 Patch that I wanted to use but do you think I could find where I put it?  NOT  So in order to keep the deadline I used the quilt I was making for myself.  My fall quilt.  It came out real pretty, in the picture the stripping in between the blocks looks black but it's actually a dark brown.
we took the pictures in a terrible hurry because my husband was going to take it over to the church for me.  So it's nota real good picture.

Be sure and go by Beverly's How Sweet The Sound and all the other wonderful  blogs. Thank you Beverly for doing this for all of us:)   Oh yes, time changes tonight so don't forget.  Have a great week end and Happy Pink Saturday!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday All

It's funny, I did my post for today on Wed. and put it on scheduled posting, but it's gone.  I must have hit a wrong key and didn't even know it. lol  duuuuh  I hope that doesn't mean it's going to be one of those days. lol

Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting Pink Saturday for us.  Be sure to swing by and check out Jesse at Moda Manana, one of our newest bloggers too.

Happy Halloween  to everyone too, we're having rain today, but it's supposed to clear by tomorrow.  I sure hope it does for all those young children all excited about Trick or Treating!

This is a set of cannisters that belonged to my mother, my siter tells me they are Bauer probably painted by the California Cleminsons, Betty and George (I believe).  My memory isn't that great so I wrote it down, but now I've misplaced my notebook. duuuh.  It IS one of those days. lol    I just love them though, they're so cheerful. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday and safe week end.  God Bless and keep you all.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Fall Quilt

Happy Pink Saturday everyone!  Please be sure you stop by Beverly's How Sweet The Sound and check out all the other blogs too.  There are some awesome ones. Stop by and see Dee at Creative Crafting & No Sew Projects she's got some awesome videos and how to's to show you.

This is a picture of my "Fall Quilt" that I was so determined last year to make for myself.  I got it this far and fiinally got it on the frame the other day.

The churn dash in the block is actually a little oranger than it is the gold it shows in the photo.  I'm very happy with the way it's come out though.  I hope by this week end I'll have it quilted and then get the binding on it and use it! yaaaay!    lol   I've got to get busy on my grandson's black and white quilt.  He asked me for one earlier this year and I'm hoping to have it done for him by Christmas.  If not his 18th birthday is in March I'll have it for him then.    The goal is Christmas though.  I have a number of baby quilts to make for the Mozaic Church nursery.  I've lots of fabric for kids so they should come out pretty good, it's just a matter of finding the time to make them:)   Have a Happy Pink Saturday everyone and a Blessed week end.:)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Matthews Quilt

I'm finally getting started on Matthews quilt for Chirstmas.  It's a simple Disappearing 9 patch so it shouldn't take long.  It's in black and whites

He asked me for a black and white quilt so thought Christmas would be a good time to give it to him.   Of course if I don't get my tail in gear and get it done, he won't have it. lol  I have a number of other things get done too, so if this isn't finished I can give it to him for his birthday in March.  I would like to give it to him for Christmas though.  So gotta  get going:)  Have a great day everyone and God Bless!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!!  This week I have these lovely Jade plants that my friend in the Bay Area gave me when we went to visit.  Jeanette has a plant that is probably 3 or more feet in diameter and  close to 4 feet tall .  It's magnificient.  So Jeff cut me off a bunch of pieces and I came home and planted them!  All of them are growing!  The big one has 4 large one's in it and then there's two to three in each of the smal pots, incluging new one's growing from the leaves that fell off.  I have a variegated Jade that's about 18 inches tall and I love it.  These are going to catch up in no time at all at the rate they're going!

Beverly thank you so much for hosting Pink Saturday, you are really and truly appreciated!  Be sure you stop by her How Sweet The Sound  Stop by to see Dee at SealahTapeblogspot she's new and has some wonderful trcks and ideas for creating with the Sealah Tap.

Have a wonderful week end everyone.  We're having a slightly overcast day in the low 80's and then by Tues down in the 70's .  No more 90 or higher days, Fall is finally here!   God Bless and Keep every one of you!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday ALL

You can see how big the luffa is getting. lol  This is still the one and only one on the vine. On one of 9 vines as a matter of fact!  A little disappointing, but one is better than none so I'm happy for the one.  I'm going to try and add this to my other pages, I'm trying something new on Blog.  Static Pages?  Do you know what those are?  Well, I'm hoping to learn to day.  So I'm adding this to my Luffa posts.  I have some awesome news to share but want to be able to get it all in and it will take more than one post.:)  I haven't gotten things figured out and it wouldn't work with my PS post anyway. lol duuuh

Thank you Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday , be sure and go by How Sweet The Sound and see all the new posts this week!  So many beautiful things people are making and sharing.

Go by and see Buttons for Baga, she's new and has the cutest post with a pink car!  Also some knitting bags that are just awesome.    Have a wonderful week end everyone!

Oh yes, and go by Gails, Decorating My Tin Shack she is having a birthday giveaway!  Some Lovely jars she deccpauged and some wonderful soap she made.  It's awesome. Happy Birthday Gail!

Happy Pink Saturday everryone.  Have a wonderful week end and b safe:)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Classic Movie Monster Giveaway with At Home With Elaine

HoNot your usual giveaway but something more in the spirit of Halloween with our favorite monsters from the past. Just in time for those who like suspense, to scream or hide behind their hands.

At Home With Elaine is having a Movie Monstor Giveaway, go by and check it out:)

I'm looking for a few more followers so I'm offering to a lucky person six of these wonderful classic movie cards that are 5x7 and was issued by the United States Postal Service. The cards are brand new. Halloween is the perfect time to offer them.. These would be great for a scary movie buff or a stamp collector. In the offering is Boris Karloff as Frankenstein--Lon Chaney, Jr as Wolf man..Bela Lugosi as Dracula..Boris Karloff as The Mummy and Lon Chaney from Phantom of the Opera plus a collage card of them. If you want a treat there may just be one in the offering also.

To win the rules are simple.

#1 leave a comment

#2 be a follower and

#3 post this giveaway on your site to let others know about it.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!  Be sure to go by Beverly's at How Sweet The Sound and check out all the other blogs.  I know we're doing pink this month for Breast Cancer  but I'm doing Teal this month for Ovarian Cancer for my dear friend who's a survivor.   Today's post is below entitled "Jesus Christ Our Lord".  My husband Bert and I accepted Christ into our hearts in church last week and I wanted to share a little of that experience.  Have a wonderful week end everyone!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jesus Christ Our Lord

I really would like to share an incredible thing that happened this past Saturday evening at Church.  We were all in prayer with our eyes closed and head down when the pastor asked those that would like to ask Jesus Christ  into their hearts to please put thei hand up and open their eyes.  Pastor was commenting on how happy he was and after a couple of minutes I put my head back down in prayer.  In another minute or so he was saying he excited he was about the gentleman that had raised his hand and all of a sudden he asked "are you two married?"  I raised my head and there was my husband Bert with his head up and his hand in the air as well.  I looked at him and then at Pastor Frank and back again.  I was smileing froom ear to ear.  Neither of us knew the other was going to do this, and the Pastor saw that it was quite obvious.  So unknown to one another we both accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts on Saturday night and it waas absolutely wonderful!  What a wonderful surprise for both of us. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

And The Winners ARE: Jeanne and Pam Kellogg

Jeanne of Backyard Neighbor is the winner for Candi's Eye Candy Blog drawing..  She wins the Pumpkin yard stakes that are so cool   

 Pam Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs has won the Quilts n Things blog drawing.Pam wins the set of Candy Corn Pinwheels

I have sent emails to both ladies to send their snail mail addy's so I can get these in the mail to them:)
Thank you everyone that entered this has been fun and I'm sure I'll be doing it again:)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Ready For Fall

It's time to get ready for fall even though we're having weather in the 90's again.  The wreath above I made the other day.  I had the straw wreath in the garage and hit the Dollar Store for some flowers and voila, it was done.  Below it is my favorite little Pumpkin Train!   I just love that little thing, and there are fake leaves all around it.    Thank you Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday!  I hope everyone has an amazing week end!
Oh yes Today is the last day to sign up for the Fall Drawing!!  We'll draw a name tomorrow and I'll contact the winners on Candi's Eye Candy and Quilts n Things.  It's in the right hand corner to take you to both places to sign up.