Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Baby!! My youngest daughter is 16 today!! She is happy that there is NO school ! I am happy there is NO interest in the car keys. Have a Great Day !

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday

This ring was bought for me by my Hubby. It is simulated Kunzite. This ring is part of the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection. The original was bought by Jack in 1963 and given to Jackie after his death. I wanted it because of its bold statement. My ring size is a 9 if that helps you gauge how bold it really is. Every girl needs a right hand ring that catches attention, I think. **giggle**

Last night we went to dinner in Geneva, NY. (If you watched Extreme Makeover, Home Addition last week this town may sound familiar.) My sister met us at a place called Pinky's Bar and Restaurant. We went there to try their Haddock Parm. Basically it's a deep fried piece of haddock smothered with a marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Even hubby (the meat and potato man) thought it was tasty!

Miss Elly wishes you a Happy Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

UFO Decisions

This is the UFO I pulled out yesterday. I am thinking, these blocks could use a narrow border between them. (maybe, that's why it ended up a UFO)
I walked away yesterday, hoping when I walked back in, I could make a decision. No, I couldn't. The weather seemed to be a deterrent. It was 70 degrees here in western NY. This will not last long. Miss Elly, Mitzie and I went out and played ball. Some things do interrupt my quilting plans.**giggle**
What color do you think would look best?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits...

Miss Elly, I will vote later! Hounds are very persistent!

To-Do List

~Clean my sewing area. It is a mess!

~ Vacuum


~A UFO will pulled out! I will post that later. Better get cleaning. Have a Happy Tuesday!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hello November!

Hubby says I have 2 days to remove this from the wall. I may leave it up 3 days because, I can. LOL!!!
November is a great month. The crisp air blows in. I just can't believe it's here already.
My baby girl turns 16 in 9 days. My birthday does NOT fall on Thanksgiving this year. I don't like when this happens. Cooking and dishes. I do have a dishwasher this year. I will put that on my thankful list.

Here are 3 of the 12 blocks, I am working on. I found, I have to use pins. I am not a person who uses pins often. Rule breaker!
I am thinking , I will try a scalloped border with this one. I have never done one. Can't be that hard, right?
I think, Miss Elly is exhausted! She had to greet every single person who came to the door last night.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Word of the Day


By what?

Starts with B

Does NOT rhyme with this:

sorry ; )

Here it is really:

Sewing on the BIAS!!!This should be a cinch. Right? Maybe, I will have a few done tonight. I will be able to show tomorrow. I have very special fotos for Friday. (hint)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Find Me, Bind Me

That tittle says it all.
This photo is a collection of leaves hubby and I collected last weekend. Preserved in wax paper and on its way to Florida. I hope the recipient doesn't think , I am too weird. : )

Working on these Fabulous Dog Hankies. Maybe, I will make a dent in the fabric collection?

Yes Miss Elly! You are picture perfect.

Where are the bindings for these?? Grrr!! I hope to have these done by the end of this week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall in Western NY

We are taking a break from the costume parade. Lets take a road trip. Quilters can look at these pictures as a lesson in color.

Here is Canandaigua Lake. I don't think we are at the peak of color yet. Next week, maybe?

Hubby and I went for a drive. The following pictures were taken at Bristol Mountain.

********Remember This*******

I am afraid of Heights!!!!

Lets hope those cables don't snap. Yikes!!!!

Pretending not to be afraid of heights ! I have conquered another part of my Corky Personality!

Happy Columbus Day !
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dress me up Mommy

When Halloween was fun. I loved making costumes. We have Cinderella on the left and a Fifties Girl on the right. I think this was 10/31/00. I am looking for pictures from 1978 for Allyjo.

These costumes were not fun. Messy ,very messy. I think, we vacuumed up fur for a year. I still have all of these costumes. I am still searching. I will find 1978. More to come......

Monday, October 6, 2008

Faces of Fall

I love scarecrows. I am also allergic to burlap. I become a giant red hive and have trouble breathing. Over the weekend, I managed to piece together " A Harvest Welcome."

I still need to embellish, quilt, and bind. But, I will take progress in any shape or form. :0)

I chose green because it's a neutral color to me. Mother Nature uses it often. Let us not forget American dollars are that color.

I found the pattern in this magazine.

My house guest went home over the weekend. It seems weird without Silly Gilly.

Nothing taste better than a cool, crisp Pepsi on a fall day. So much for dog toys.

Miss Elly is happy, her beauty will no longer be ignored. See it even happens with dogs !

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday

Here is another member of my doll collection. She is from 1982. Cabbage Patch Kids were very popular back then. I have birth certificates but, I am not sure which one belongs to her.

Notice her rosie pink cheeks. Do you remember where the signiture is?

What was that name?

I was a teen back then. Just a mere 13. I remember recieving a cabbage patch and a boom box. Santa was good to me that year!

For more information on Pink Saturday please visit Beverly HERE.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A touch of Fall

Here are some leaf blocks, I am working on. They are part of a fall wallhanging in progress. I hope to have together by Saturday. : )

I really need to make myself some flannel PJ pants. I would buy them but, the legs are always too short. I could buy mens but, there not girly enough for me. PJ pants are cheaper to make anyway. I had to throw out all of my pj pants out from last year. They were almost "see through." Can't answer the door with everyone knowing what color my undergarmets are. LOL!!!!

Another blogger told me these no slip rulers really do work. I used my 40% off coupon and bought this one. They do work. I am amazed.

I hope Santa brings me more. Maybe my hubby will tell Santa. I am trying to be a good girl.

This should be one of those Doublemint Gum Ads.
Silly Gilly and Miss Elly... alike yet different.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Reminder

My machine is back in working order. Dr Carl fixed him on Saturday, while I waited.

A BIG huge thanks to Dr Carl, the CSI of sewing machines.

He asked me when was the last time I oiled it? My face must have said it all. Never was my response. Your suppose to oil this machine every 8 sewing hours. oops!

My hubby figured , I am only 500 hours behind. Yikes! Thanks to him! I brush it out and change the needle on a regular basis. Oh well, a lesson learned.

I think, I will oil all machines on Sunday and Wednesday from now on. I have missed the auto thread cutter, needle down position, and other handy features.

My serger has also been oil deprived. Yikes! Is that why they were louder than I remember? Maybe? **giggle**

I had better go do that now.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Family Foto Friday

I would call this photo :

How many dogs are on the bed?
I am sleeping like a baby. Not much bothers me.
There are 3 dogs on the bed. I think we need a king size bed. *giggle*
For more information on Family Foto Friday please visit Deborah HERE

Thursday, September 25, 2008

90 Days from Today...

It is Christmas!

Now, I am in high gear. Time is ticking. The pressure is on.

Here is my list. A little overwhelming...but relax ...I have 90 days. **sigh/giggle**

Business Donations:

Making some doll clothes.

Using old dryer sheets to make Strip blocks.

This is what started my sewing/quilting obsession. Sewing for Barbie before, I could read. I think I was 5 or 6 years old.

She is a proud member of my doll collection. The 1991 Holiday Barbie. She was purchased at Woolworth's.

And tote Bags( I almost forgot)~ LOL!

Family Plans

I know what I am planning but, I can't say. (they read my blog) I can say if they behave they may get something from my little sewing/quilting corner. **giggle**

All of these plans happen by GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT!!!! Those are 3 words that I do NOT care for. But, must live and breathe by. Otherwise I fail and that is not an option...

My Cheerleaders

On MY pillow at 4:30 am. LOL!!!
Someone needs to change the date on my camera again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I am a naughty blogger!

Has it been a week ...since I have posted?

I am naughty... a very bad girl.

My serger and I have came to an understanding. Anyone who owns one, knows what I am trying to say. There not like a sewing machine. They are there own breed. This serger is 12 years old.

I wanted to do a rolled hem. A simple task. uhh no! I had to get out the book. Talk to it nicely..(not really) finally.... I get what I desire. : ) Yippee!

A very nice edge finish.

All of my doggies are sleeping. I will take a picture later today, of them modeling these doggy hankies.

I do have a house guest. My Dad is in the hospital. ( He will be fine.) So, while he recovers ..."Silly Gilly" is staying with us. He is a very polite house guest. Making himself at home. Isn't he too Cute!!

I will try to get a picture of Silly Gilly and Miss Elly together. With a little luck maybe Mitzie too! I may be pushing my luck but, there is always cut and paste. **giggle**

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits...

I really do not have much to say... today.
What am I working on ?

This is going to be a Dog Hanky. How does my rolled hem work on my serger again? I can't remember. When all else fails...get the manual out! : )

What are my blogging plans?

  • A little sewing machine tour. I would consider myself a collector.

  • Tell you all about an online auction coming up.

  • Share a little about my job hunt.

Who luvs ya Baby? Miss Elly Does...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Day of Sharing

Tomorrow is my Dads Birthday! So, Hubby and I thought we would cook him a nice dinner. My Parents have never seen my favorite movie. So, after we eat, we will grab the tissues and watch.

A very fitting my opinion, after what has gone on the last few days.

I must tape the Yankee game. I am watching my favorite player closely. Will he brake the record? I hope so. A true fan must own this. I talk to him and he nods his little head at me. **LOL**

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Wedding Gown

Here is my Mom. It was September 11 ,1965. Her gown was made of Duchess Satin.

The part I love about her gown was the detachable train. (Ready for dancing.) Here she is with my Dad.

My Favorite picture. I asked my parents to redo this picture Yikes, that was a fun conversation. I opened a can of worms. All in fun of course.

Moms gown is now a Christening Gown, Bib, and bonnet. I will show it later. Just as soon as ..I find it. *Grrr*

"Miss Elly, Are you becoming a Butterfly?"