Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day !

One of my favorite Holidays! Next to July 4Th and Xmas. I guess, it's because of our freedom. I consider myself lucky to be an American.

If, your in the Military or have served in the past...Thank- You! This includes the Border Patrol. I think, they are often forgot about.

In the sewing/quilting room , I will crank that song by Trace Atkins...When the World Stopped Turning... just for you!! It came out shortly after 9/11. I do love that song!!

Have a Safe and Happy!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday !

Happy Pink Saturday! Here is my submission for this week. I do luv Jim Shore. This angel is very tall.(Like someone else ..I know) Hah! Hah!


Okay, this is a tough one!

If you are a Quilter, you need to let me know. (Your surprise will be different.)

If your not a quilter, That's okay. I have something special for you.

Confused yet?

Reply to this Post only.

You have until 8 am EST Thursday,June 3,2010. I will be drawing one winner. Make sure, I can reply to you.If you have a no-reply on your account include your email.

Go visit Beverly @ to see all the PINK!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fun and Weekend Plans!!

This weekend is all about Quilts of Valor. I have 2 tops waiting to be quilted.

Freddy and Chloe' are going to be busy. < giggle>

I want to go to the Parade!

I have to plant the garden. Tomatoes,squash, cucumbers, peppers,strawberries, and zucchini.

Weed, Weed, Weed......

Two secret projects that need my attention. I can't say much, yet. ( This is hard ...I have a big mouth) LOL!

Check back tomorrow for the Second Anniversary of Pink Saturday!! Yet, another giveaway! Hint ...Hint (see big mouth) LOL!

Please visit Pat at She's having a giveaway!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the Mail

I **Heart ** my mail lady! I received this book, yesterday. Yup, Better Homes and Gardens has my number! Of course, I am going to purchase this book. LOL!!

Here is my youngest daughter, holding a Doll Quilt. She wants this DQ. No way..Nadda..Nope!! The label says To Elly's Mom...and she is not Elly's Mom..I am!!
It's part of a DQ swap over on the Quilting Board.

These little quilts are ADDICTING! They don't take long to make. You can try new techniques and I learn so much from this group.

Thanks Chele! You will have yours very soon!

Here is my DQ'S new home.The center piece is from Party Lite! (Just in case your curious.)Another one of my little addictions!
I am having a book party right now.I don't do well with the home parties... for some reason???

Have a Great Day!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Winner!!

And the Winner is:


Random numbers generated May 26 2010 at 10:52:58 by
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Amy (lilme2_99) said...
Lady Chloe'

May 18, 2010 8:18:00 PM EDT

Lady Chloe' it is! Amy check your Email!

Another giveaway on Pink Saturday! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday Winner!!

Check back later...I need more of this:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Tuesday Treasure

While searching for the lambs wool, I found this! I wore this some years ago! ( I can't believe it.) Duchess Satin all made from my Moms wedding gown. I am glad she did this. I would have NEVER fit into her wedding gown.She was a size 0, maybe???
She stood 5'8" and I am 6'.
Now, Mom is a little shorter. ( Time does this people!)

Here is the whole outfit. I love the coat! Mom said some elderly lady made it in RI.
Yup, some seamstress. I get those looks from my clients. You know, you in vision someone to look a certain way...and they look totally different? Human nature, I suppose????

Don't Forget to enter the " Name _____ Bailey Contest" (Scroll Down) Tues. 5/18/

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Monday!

Here is our set up from yesterday! We had sooo much fun. We talked to people about bassets, other dogs, and cats. The folks at Petco are so kind. They really go the extra mile for rescue organizations.

Here is the board my hubby made.It folds in half for easy transport.I think, you can click on the pick for a close-up.
The pictures are attached with that double-sided scrap booking tape. So, we can change them.
Next month, I will make a table cloth. I am going to use double-knit. It hangs well and doesn't wrinkle.

Okay, Here is something else, I received in the mail. I am not excited about it. I can't run like some of my blog buddies. I have old basketball injuries and I would fall flat on my face. ( Stumble Lina not Ballerina) LOL!! Sad but,true.

If it is good enough for the military then, it must be good enough for me!

Have a Happy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Week..New Projects

Hubby and I are off to.. Pet co this afternoon. An information table for ABC.
I am excited to talk to people about bassets!
When something is your passion...It's Exciting!!

We will be taking the crew. Wait til you see what hubby made! I will show you on Monday.

Here is my box of " snippets." (You know those trimmings..that are too little to do anything with.) I am making Stevie a pet bed. I hope this helps, her.. make the transition to her forever home, a little easier. It will at least.. help me. I can't imagine how human foster parents do this?
I hunted all day yesterday for... lambs wool for the top of her bed. Yup, up in the crawl space. Hubby went up there. Totes ..Totes ..Totes.... I will use up some of this stuff...Someday? Honest, I will!

Don't Forget to enter the Name_______ Bailey contest/giveaway. (scroll down)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hi! My name is Miss Elly. I am a Classic Basset. My Mommy bought me from a breeder because, I was un-mate-able. My Mommy doesn't care about my female issues. She loves me with all her heart!
I can make her laugh! As you can see, I have a pink tongue.

If, I were human, I would wear pink lip gloss just like my Mommy.

Here I am sleeping. Mommy takes weird pictures of me.

Here is my brother, Potsie (on the right) and me on the left. My family adopted Potsie from ABC. You can read all about ABC here though, I didn't come from ABC, I work really hard for them.

Mommy said her love of bassets started.. because of me. It's my duty to help save and find homes for my fellow homeless bassets. I love being an ambassador for ABC..

Here, I am looking Regal. I am the K9 pack leader in my house. Right now, my family is fostering Stevie.You can read all about her Here. I have been busy teaching her to be a family pet. She came from a puppy mill.I lead by example. Stevie is smart and is catching on quickly. I am very proud of her. Mommy is too!

For more information on Pink Saturday please visit my good friend Beverly, at If she were here.. I would lick her from the tip of her toes to the top of her forehead!

Arrooh!!! To all the Pink Saturday Participants!

Hugs and Licks,

Miss Elly

Friday, May 21, 2010

In the Garden

Pick up that rake Elly!!!

Almost a rose!

Stage one of the Ninebark.


Have a good one!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

In the Mail

This past week, I am in luv with USPS ( That's the United States Pony Service)...just kidding! LOL!!!

Yes, they're still bringing bills.(yuck)


Yup, a Bonnie Hunter Fan!!!

Look at this pin cushion! Isn't it just adorable? It's part of a "secret pal swap" along with the next picture!!!

Can ya stand it? I heart my secret pal!!

Please keep our foster, fur baby, Miss Stevie Nicks in your thoughts today. She is getting a rotten K9 tooth pulled. I always get a bit nervous when, they put an animal under.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Hump Day!!

Well..For you Monday - Friday workers. For everyone else (like me), Happy Wednesday!

My very old UFO saw some progress in the last 7 hours. Yeah...been up all night. I am not much of a sleeper. I slept from maybe... 8pm-midnight. I woke up just in time to see the Yankees loose to the Red Socks. My boyfreind...ya know...the shortstop was up was over...Drats!!!

Oh well!

I need to dig in the "dreaded closet" to find the rest of this UFO. It't in there somewhere.This is the problem with those Un-Finished-Objects.

Don't Forget to Enter the "Name ________Bailey Contest." I am having fun reading all your responses!~ See previous post~

Have a Happy!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Name the Bailey Contest

Okay, the time has come. The Bailey must have a name. Remember the "Love Triangle?" We have "Freddy the Frame," Freddy's Ex ~ Nancy ( the Brother 1500),and_______Bailey.
_______ Bailey is Freddy's new girlfriend. LOL!

I will leave this contest open til May 25Th, Midnight, EST. I will put all entries in a hat and draw the winner. Reply to this post ONLY.Email entries will also be accepted. Just put "Bailey Contest" in the subject line.
The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 26Th.

The Prize

A $10.00 gift certificate to

Just having some Fun! What quilter can't use a little more fabric? LOL!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Monday!!!

The first official victim (quilt) is loaded and ready for Freddy and his new girlfriend_______. I haven't named her yet. Check back tomorrow for a giveaway/contest about that. All machines must have a name...right?

This victim (quilt) is from my stash and after completion will be sent off to Downy~Quilts for Kids, along with the quilt they sent me. If you wish to request your own visit

Ahhh...rhubarb! I love it! This will transform into a pie, today. Maybe, I have enough for salsa? I want to try out a couple of new recipes.
My neighbor and former 12Th grade English teacher brought it over from her garden.
Thanks Sandy! She can't take that dreaded RED pen to my Blog LOL!!!(Blogger should have a grammar button.)I would use it often!

Here is a pic from Saturday. It's from the back seat. We were on the way to the "Breakfast with Bassets." Who is the tan/white basset? That is Stevie, our foster. You can read all about her here

Last but not Least

Happy Birthday to my Aunt Sue!!! She is _0 today! She is pictured on the left next to my Dad.I dug deep but, I found a picture!!!LOL !!! No camera hiding from me!!

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spectacular Saturday!!!

Wanna build some houses for a good cause? Click on over to
There is a pretty good prize involved!!!

Today, I am leaving my Keurig behind and going to have "Breakfast with the Bassets."
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Have an Awesome Day!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Friday!!!

The Word of the Day is:

(Yes, a little too much Sesame Street) LOL

Here are my Herloom Tomatoes. Sitting on the counter. Can I really plant them? We have had some wacky weather. They are under warranty.. 90 Days from the good folks at Cottage Farms.Here is there website
They really do stand behind that warranty. (I have had personal experience with it, roses being the culprit.)

Here is that old UFO from who knows how long ago??? I am going to throw it together, today.
This will help me keep my mind off.. my mouth. The Princess of Procrastination (me) has an abcess. Yup!! I am no dentist, nurse,or doctor but, I remember this pain. Ya see, I have a molar that should have been pulled months ago....It didn't hurt, it was dead. :( So, I let it go...and.. now I have a problem. A swollen right cheek, warm to the touch, and of course...Pain.
You would think a former CNA / EMT would know better?
Well, This princess (LOL!!) is off to beg for an antibiotic. (kicking herself)
Have a Great Day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Upside-Down Pizza Casserole and More

I really do NOT like the "Witching Hour." ( ya know...What is for dinner..tonight??)

So, if I can make things ahead.. I am happy! Quite frankly, everyone else is happy, too. LOL!

Here are my kitchen helpers.

These are not necessary components but, I use them often. The Kitchen Pro and the Temp-tation Baker are available at Next time, I am going to try pizza dough instead of biscuits.
The basic recipe came from the book pictured above. I changed it.. a bit.

Upside-Down Pizza Casserole
(see pic on previous post)

1.5 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion diced
garlic diced
Olive oil
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1.5 cups of shredded cheese
2 small cans of mushrooms pieces~drained (optional)
1 can of black olives ~drained and diced (optional)
1 10- oz pkg. of refrigerated biscuits

Heat a large skillet (I used a chicken fryer). Pour one round of olive oil. Let it get hot. Til it smokes a little. Add diced onion and garlic. Fry til transparent. Then add hamburg. Fry til hamburg is brown.Drain grease if you have it.I didn't have much.
Next, add mushrooms, olives, and spaghetti sauce. Let them mingle over the heat for a few minutes.
I used a ceramic baker. I did NOT grease it. No need. If your using another kind of pan,you may want to grease it.Pour mixture into baker.Cover and place in the fridge or freezer.

Remember,I am doing this in the am, before the "witching hour."

When it's time, Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place casserole in the oven for 15minutes. Then add shredded cheese. Flatten biscuits in your hands. Place them on top of the cheese.Return casserole to the oven for 15 minutes. Bake until biscuits are golden brown.

If you are preparing and baking all at once, bake for 15 minutes.I added 15 minutes because it was in the refrigerator all day.

Today, I must fix Potsie's harness. He came to me with a guilty look on his face.I looked at him and noticed his harness was around his Gludieous Maximus (his butt). He chewed it off!! I really tried not to laugh...a mixed message, ya know. I told him he was "naughty boy" holding my breathe so, I would not laugh...The guilty look just cracks me up!
Come-On... We have "Breakfast with the Bassets" on Saturday!..He needs his harness.He needs to check the calender, before doing "naughty" things!

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wacky Wednesday!!

A thumbs up from the dinner crowd last night! It's Upside Down Pizza Casserole. I will share the recipe tomorrow.Quick, easy, and a crowd pleaser. My kind of cooking.

I found the extension table!!! (two points for me) LOL!!!

Hubby hooked on the laser arm thing!

Here is one set of handles. The other set is waiting for me... to decide placement.I can rotate them 180 degrees. I need to play and decide.

See the stitch regulator ...That works now...just giddy ...I am...I can't help it!!!

Have a Great Day!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Love Triangle

Freddy the Frame and his girlfriend of about one year have went their separate ways. His girlfriend (pictured above) now sits across directly across the room..looking at Freddy..wondering what went wrong?
After, a big bowl of chocolate ice cream, a shower (a cleaning and oil job),and a girl talk (messing around with the bobbin tension)she has found the strength to move on.Please don't feel bad for her. She is transforming into a "piecing goddess."
I need to find her extension table.Hmmm.. Where did I put that?

Next, we put furniture sliders under Freddy's legs. This makes it easy to move Freddy away from the wall. He is over 10ft long.

This pic makes me Giddy!!! I am trying to show you quilting space. Yup, 17" between the bars.I can't wait to get busy!!!

Here is Freddy's new girlfriend! Isn't she lovely?
We still have to hook up the stitch regulator and the double handles. That is on today's list.
I set the machine on the table and played for a bit. It feels different. More heavy duty.Kinda like comparing, my first car..a Horizon to what I drive now...a Santa FE. LOL!
I will show you more tomorrow, after she is all hooked up.
Have a Great Day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday!!

Here is "Freddy the Frame." He is in the buff! LOL! No machine! He is getting his new, shapely, girlfreind today!!! I am beyond excited! Hubby may have to peel me off the ceiling!!

My sister took this pic, yesterday. Potsie the basset and my Dad in the recliner. I think... my Dad is checking his eyelids for cracks! Feed them and they must nap! LOL!

Come Back Tuesday and read about a "Love Triangle."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Fur babies count too!!!

Miss Elly with the purple harness and Potsie with the blue harness. They are waiting just outside the kitchen for handouts. We are training them not to go in the kitchen because it is a galley kitchen. Too small!!
Here is Hubby, (being funny) Becca, and me. She looked gorgeous!

Needle and thread in hand...Mom can fix that!

Happy Mothers Day!!!