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Friday, January 28, 2011


If you look to the left you will now see the Print Friendly button right below the time/temp button.

Have fun!!

A GIFT FOR YOU-- Print Friendly

Someone shared this print site with me so I'm passing it on to you. You can enter the url for what you'd like to print and this will do it for you. It makes it into a PDF file so you can edit out the ads etc. that you don't want to print. Then, of course, you can change font style, size and whatever. Do anything that you can with a PDF. Pretty neat! I WILL be making use of this. I usually highlight, then do the copy/paste into a Word file so that I can edit. This will be much faster. Oh, for some unknown reason I put it at the bottom of the page. I think I will get that moved when I can so it will be easier to get to. Just click on it and you will be redirected to the site.

Have an absolutely awesome day!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day!

It doesn't look very warm out but it is certainly beautiful! I do see thin clouds coming in through. RATS!!

I received a great honor the other day. That little Snowman in My Cabin mini hanging I made was put up as the photo on the home page of the Challenge group I belong too. Maybe to encourage the others to get their project photos uploaded, but still.

For another group I elected to join a gift swap. It has to be to the list Mom by 3/1. I'm to make something that will fit in the smallest flat rate box. The trouble is, I want to do something that will be different, but nice, from all the other gifts.  Do any of you really use needle books or pin keeps? I thought of a pin cushion but if other ladies are like me, they have more than they need. Notice I didn't say want, I said need LOL Any suggestions?

At the moment I'm auditioning fabrics for a set of Rooster placemats for my daughter-in-law. I want to make them fairly realistic, in other words, not blue or pink!!

I don't think I'm far enough along with any of my projects to show you any photos today. Sorry. I always enjoy seeing photos when I'm cruising around Blogland.

Tuesday Thanks

For the sunshine and blue sky
That my cold or whatever is getting better
The birds are slowly coming back to my feeder
For the Creator Who so lovingly gave us this beautiful world
For my Grandchildren

Have an awesome day!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

PS You Have to See This!

Check out this YouTube Video! blind quilter . It's amazing! Those of us that are sighted need to count our blessings and quit complaining about how unhandy our sewing spaces might be.

How about Once a Week?

I had made up my mind to  post several times a week this year but...I'm already behind! Between trying to get a head start on spring cleaning and actually doing some sewing my blog fell by the wayside. Here are some pics of what I've been doing.

The snowflakes were somewhat of a pain to applique but I do love ap-plique so it wasn't too bad, just time consuming.
Can you tell I like snowmen? The scarf is just glued at the neck so it will hang free. I fringed the ends also. This is for a log cabin challenge on one of my Yahoo groups. I call it Snowman in my cabin. The photo doesn't show it well but I found some wood grain fabric that was just perfect for the tree trunks. If you look hard you can see the freehand snowflakes that I did for the quilting. I added a little glitter to the trees to give it a more festive look.

Our snow has all disappeared thanks to warm temperatures and rain. Don't get me wrong! I am NOT complaining in the least!

Now I need to get busy on a little gift for a gift exchange. There are a few guidelines we have to follow. Everything has to fit in the smallest Flat-Rate box, one item we've made ourselves and we can fill the rest of the box with whatever. BUT, it can't exceed $10. So that has me thinking and thinking.

I'm also making a set of rooster placemats for my daughter-in-law. I'm just waiting for the background fabric to arrive. I found some of that cute chicken wire fabric to put behind the roosters. Now, for the back? I'm not sure at this point.

I've downloaded way too many ofl the fabulous free BOMS that are starting this month. I just can't resist!  I agree. It's a sickness of some sort!!

And a list buddy introduced me to Siggy Tags.  Oh what fun! Finding just the RIGHT graphic and adding your name. Now if I could just get those creative juices flowing and make my own graphics!

So that's what I've been up to the past few weeks. What about you?

Sunday Slumbers
Why is there only 24 hours in a day?
Why does it feel so cold when it rains and is really warmer?
Why is today so dreary?
Why don't we just run away to that deserted island in the South Pacific?
Why couldn't I have won that $390 million LOL?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

And A Happy New Year!


I just have to post today because of the date being all the same number. Something that won't happen again for 12 years, 2/2/22. I know, I know, I'm into weird things.

Was anyone awake to usher in the new year? I dosed off and woke up at 12:15 am, so the year wasn't very old yet!

My immediate sewing plans are to finish the "Snowman in my Cabin" mini quilt I've started for January.  I'd like to do one for each month. I already have February and October.

My mouse saga continues. All my food is in jars, the dishes and cookware I use is where they can't get at it, so out of vengeance they chewed up my potholders which were in a drawer they can get to. They didn't use any of the fabric, just chewed it into pieces and left it there.  I guess as a "Ha-ha, you just THINK everything is safe from us!" In retaliation, I washed and moved the potholders to a safer place. I WILL win this war! Time to get out all the various types of traps.