Thursday, November 10, 2011

Please welcome my sister to the blog world!

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing great.  I just thought I would take the time to welcome my sister to the blog world.  I know she will have a great journey in blog land.  I look forward to all the great things she will blog about.  Please go over and leave a comment on her blog and help me welcome her! 
Here is the link:

I'm still busy as ever, and I do hope some day I will have more time to post some of the crafts I've been working on.
I also would like to say I did get to attend the Quilt festival.  It was fantastic!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Welcome October! Projects and my tattoo. (temp tat) kidding!

Hi all!  hope your doing great today!  I'm hanging in as usual.  I work 7 days a week and it's been really tough to find time to get on my blog and post things.  So hear I go with some late pictures of very late presents to my sister.  Also went last weekend to Warrenton/Round Top.  Had a fantastic trip.  Got a tattoo at the HGTV junk gypsies booth!  had tons of fun with my nieces and nephew!  The nieces also got tattoos with me, if I'm able to find the photo they posted on twitter, I will post it here.

Crocheted pillow

Stitched pillow...pattern is from Noble wife blog.

The odd ball pillow.  I had a rough time with the dingle balls edging.  Not sure what that's called, if someone knows please correct me.

My temporary tattoo....I still have it a week later.  cool!

Next time I will post my paper pumpkins I made.

till next time........Happy craft trails!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Howdy!  hope you all are doing great!  I'm just trying to change up my background.  I think I'm just sticking this one on till I find the one I really want.  (I'm picky!)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Finally! paper bag swap pictures

I guess it's better late than are some pictures of what I made for my swap partner and what I received in return.  This was fun.  I had a great time figuring out what to make for Jammie.  What we did was she had to send me 2 fat quarters and some embroidery thread. I had to also send her 2 fat quarters and embroidery thread.

Here is what  I made for Jammie:

My pictures are out of order....but I'm just going with you can see the above is a bird.  Hard to see the embroidery thread around the wings, tail and eyes.  Next is the fabric and thread before cutting.

Then I decided on a mug run...I just made this up as I went.  Really a bad picture.  The applique is a flower and a leaf.  I embroidered in the corners of the squares.  Machine appliqued the flower and the leaf.

Next is what I received from Jammie.  I sent her the (and it's hard to see) the Chicken fabric, the black and white checkered fabric and red embroidery thread.  We could also send extra decorations.  I sent buttons, ( I love all kinds of button), and some rick rack, I also love rick rack.  Jammie done such a fabulous job quilting. she even did a really great thing on the back....see next picture.

Thanks again Jammie and many thank to Darlene of Snickerdoodle dreams for hosting this swap!
More pictures later of my current projects I made for my sister.
Have a great weekend!
Yee Haw!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Need Help! posting tutorial

Hello, just thought I would drop in and see if I can post this crocheted African motif. My problem is I've been in IT for 20 plus years and I don't understand how to put a file on this blog so that it can be downloaded.  I would post it directly to the blog but it's long, so I though I would do file share, but I'm not understanding how to get it to work.  Can anyone out there help at all!!!
I tried to use 4Share but I don't understand it.  HELP!

On another note I do hope all of you are fairing well in our hot summer.  I love summer, don't care how hot it is. It's so much better than dull dreary winter.....In the summer there is tons of things to do.....but when one works 7 days a week it's hard to get to do any fun activities.... boo hoo!  ok some whine with my cheese please.
Any of you out there working on any kind of great projects.  If you are please let me know, I would love to talk about your projects.
How about recipes.  I would love to share some about favorites......tell me come on.........lets make it favorite summer time recipes.
well I'm going to make this it for now.. till next time...Happy stitchen trails........:) Yee Haw!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

African crocheted motif

Howdy, just stopping in to say Hey.  I've been busy as usual, but just wanted to stop in post about my little motif that I crocheted.  I think it turned out really great!  What do you think? It's an African crocheted motif.  I know the colors may be weird,but that's the only ones I had available to try.  If you want the pattern let me know I will try to post it.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hello Sweet Summer time!!!!

Howdy blogger pals.......Hope all of you are doing great!  Be back soon for some updates!!!! so stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just another button company!!!

Howdy Blogger pals!  hope your doing great for a Wednesday...course it's almost Thursday.
Just thought I would ask all you stitcher's out there if you have heard or seen buttons from "Just Another Button Company".  I had seen them before and didn't realize it.  While stopping for a ball of DMC pearl cotton I needed to finish a project I'm working on for my wonderful sisters birthday.  I came across these buttons! absolutely fabulous!!!  I purchased one to take the place of something on the project, I won't say what, but I will post photos of it soon.  If your a stitcher and need something great to add to your project, then go over and visit them, here is the link, they also have a blog.  I love how vivid the colors are.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's May already!!! & Paper bag swap

Howdy!....hope all of you are doing well!  Just dropping in to say Hello.  Over to the right I have the link for Snickerdoodle dreams.  I have joined a "paper bag swap".  We have to send 2 fat quarters, a skein of DMC floss and what ever other kind of things we want.  It can be buttons, ribbon, rick rack, scrapbook supplies. My swap partner will then make what ever she wants with the things I send to her and visa versa....we then send back and get a great surprise.  Can't wait to see the outcome.  I haven't sent my stuff yet, I don't have mine all put together yet.
I had signed up for a swap with Country Pleasures for the May apron swap, but I never heard anything.  Sue if your out there let me know OK! 
More later!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I really miss blogging & a Prairie point tip from my sister!

Just thought I would drop in and say a few things....first off I really miss blogging...and I hope to some time get back here.  I have just finished stitching a pillow project that I hope to share.  I have tons of other stuff I want to do also.  Have you girls ever tried to make Prairie points, well visit this website on how to make them without buying a tool.  Here is the link
My fabulous sister says to instead of making this with material first, make one with paper, I did since I wasn't  sure of myself to try on material.  If you mess up it's just paper, and besides I like the practice.  
I also have a question for all you embroiders out there.  Have any of you ever stitched on anything other than muslin?  I think I'm going to try my hand at stitching on something other than muslin (checkered material) to see how it comes out.  So stay tuned, I will let you know.  Thats all for now girls!  Drop me a few lines I would love to hear from some of you out there in blog land.
Happy trails....

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another great giveaway!!!

Just need to say go on over to Pleasant Home, she has a wonderful giveaway!!!
WIN a AccuQuilt GO! Baby and 3 dies!

Prayers and Blessings....Sandy

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bare with me as I change my blog around

Just a note to say if your here checking me out...bare with me as I change my blog's like furniture rearranging....I never really like it...but I just go with it....know what I mean jelly beans...OH!!! also found a great blog I had forgotten is the link, and I'm also adding to my list....

Prayers and Blessings.........Sandy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Prairie Flower farm giveaway!

Hello, just a quick not to say that I was out in blog land ...Prairie flower farm has a giveaway!!! you know how I love giveaways!!! go on over and check it out.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Some day I will return.....

Just wanted to drop a note.  I've been so busy....I will return someday....I have been working on some stitching projects.  I will update soon.  Hope all of you are staying warm and dry!!!