Saturday, July 31, 2010

Legacy or Memories ?

All in one footlocker? I often wonder.This footlocker has seen many different stages in my life. I probably, have had it since, I was twelve. What is in it? Where has it traveled?
Well, two marriages and lots of moves.
A girl becoming a woman.
Finding her way...always taking the rough road. A magnet for difficult people and obstacles. That is the truth.
Survivor? Maybe...
So, What is in there?
I haven't added to it, in fourteen years. So, honestly... I can't remember.
We will open it tomorrow.
Until then....
Have a Great Day!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Doll Quilt Addiction ?

Yes, I am addicted! I can now show you the piece, I sent my partner.

I used ultra violet thread to quilt it. Inside the thread appears white and outside the thread appears magenta. Cool right? It doesn't take much to thrill me. In the sewing/quilting room, anyway.

I have learned, I should not be so lazy. When binding a quilt by machine... use your walking foot, Lori!With these little quilts, I can get away with using my 1/4 " foot but, bigger  than 24" I must switch to my walking foot ...Grrrr!

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Binding Goddess? (okay , maybe not) But, that is what, I am... today!

Needs binding! This one is from my stash. I love butterflies. They start out Fugly. (made up word) Then.. end up beautiful!

Here is the next victim:

This one was sent by Downy. Go to  to request your own kit.

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Good Morning!

6:21 am, EST 
I am still here, awake! My buddy, Potsie is awake, too. Look what my secret pal sent me!  My Mother-in-law, Carol needs to make these dish clothes for Xmas.She can probably whip up a few every night.I love my secret pal gift! Thanks secret pal!

Potsie my quilting companion tonight/today.

Step Four of Orange  Crush is coming along:

Sew - In Results

I didn't get as much done as, I wanted.( sigh) I did get this quilt for Downy loaded. Ready for quilting. Then, I got a bazillion HST's cut and sewn for my Orange Crush mystery from Bonnie Hunter.
For more fun stay tuned! I am pulling an all nighter. It's 2:44 am EST.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flying Solo with Santa ?

6:26 am here, on the east coast. It's raining cats and dogs, outside my window. A peaceful sound for sure. No lightening, just the sound of rain.

Speaking of peaceful sounds, you must check this website out  . I bought his Autumn CD, last weekend. This weekend, I am going to purchase his Xmas CD.

Sunday, is the 25th ! The day, I start my Xmas sewing. Maybe, I will be done by September or October! That's my goal. Cross your fingers :0)!

Tonight is the Sew-In! I will be at that rated R girl party! That should be fun! So, I will do my sew-in this afternoon. Click on over and link up! ( the button on my sidebar) 

Meet Sue and Sam! I am sick of them! Today, I will throw some borders on and call them a top! Off to load the Bailey!
Have a good one!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"A little bit country and a little bit rock-n -roll."

Yup, that's me! Thanks to Donny and Marie! Here is who, we saw last night! No, not Donny & Marie. Here is your hint...ready...The Devil went down to Georgia...
If, you guessed Mr. Charlie Daniels, pat yourself on the back! A great show.  We braved the rain and lightening. I have issues with lightening. Yikes! I don't like it. Not one bit.

Here is this weeks Focus Project. Orange Crush from Bonnie Hunter. I hope to have a top by the end of the week. 

Yesterday, I worked on some Sunbonnet Sue blocks. That's why, I had Kelly out. I will show you those later.

Next, just a neat picture. What does this look like to you? 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scrap Happy Challenge and More

Why are they lined up kinder gardeners?

I guess, you will see, later. That Kenmore owes me nothing. Hubby bought her in 1996 for me.She sewed my wedding and many others. Prom gowns, curtains, and whatever else clients have asked me to do?  I think, we paid $300.00 dollars for her. Her name is Kelly. I love you, Kelly! Ya see, the Seamstress pays for the Quilter. Cause if you know ...the cost!

Pictured above the Doll Quilt, I received from Lavandula Girl over on the Quilting Board! She sewed all of those little beads on by hand! Can you stand it? I love it! She made it for me based on the waddle, we recently attended. I am going to hang it in my sewing/quilting/sweat shop for everyone to see. Every time, I look at it, I will think of faces like this:
I am off to hem for a few hours then, I am going to throw together a scrappy top or quilt something scrappy on Freddy and Chloe'. I will be back later to show you, what I did.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Garage Sale Finds!

For the dogs!
Potsie checking it out!
Is 1994 vintage? There is about a yard! For a quarter...Really? I was very excited ! Hubby just rolled his eyes!
Cording 75 cents!  I took that, too!
This is on loan from my daughter's friend. I must see what, all the fuss is about?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Super Saturday!!

Not really, just play along. It's 8:18am, I have worked out already. The Wii Fit Balance board says," I am unbalanced."

Really? I am the biggest klutz, that ever walked! I trip over nothing... so this is known info. Thanks Wii board!

Tomorrow, I have a date with Tony! It's NOT dinner and a movie!

Quilty Finishes

Scrappy Bargello
Pattern available at

The back!  I love M&M's!

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Blursday!

Here is the first official harvest from the garden! Pictured with my new favorite magazine! I love Rachel ! (She is a NY girl!) We would look like Mutt and Jeff. Me 6' and her maybe, 5' 3" but, I wouldn't care! Call me Rach! ( A girl can dream...)

With no help from my Butler ...This is as good, as it gets! I am going to oil the machine..See the Carnations, Hubby bought those for me.Yup.... spoiled. I need  a bulletin board!  For all those stray papers.

I am signing up for this. Sometimes, I need a kick in the pants. Em gives those out for free! (just kidding) She is too nice! Click for details on my sidebar.

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday W I P

To Do List

~ Go to the Post office again....Swaps caught up (hooray!)

~ Hem more pants.$$$ Cha Ching

Look at my goodies:

Fabric from I love that place! Two days to me!

Awww ! A Basset looking at a Basset ! Can you stand it?

Speaking of a basset check this out:

Sorry ....Diverted ( giggle)

I am going to post the rest of the Pet Bed Tute soon! Really, not kidding.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thanks and No Thanks

Thanks to Mother Nature.... RAIN!!!!

Our front yard! Yeah, I love to garden! ( Hubby says it's all my show!) I am good with that!

I have finally cleared a spot! NO THANKS to my Butler, pictured above! Good help is hard to find. ( See previous post)

Today, because of the rain (cooler weather) Hubby and I, are going out to take you on another Arm Chair Tour.

Hint~ My maiden name. My married name is pretty historic, too. Karma??? I don't really know. My life is traveling in a circle.

No wonder.. I am dizzy!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Oh Scrap!

So, I get this bright idea ! Why not organize your sewing room? Here is my cut table!

Ironing Board:

The Dreaded Closet! See the drawer organizer thing on the right. That's how I, store my strips (noodles). Now you know ...Where the name of my blog came from. ( inside my mind is scary, I know....Enter at your own risk!) LOL!

Mark your Calender! July 23, 2010 for this:

Click it for info and to sign up!!

I will have to sew away during the day. My sister and I are attending one of those "R rated" toy parties that night!

Back to cleaning!!Where is my butler that looks like Derek Jeter????

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Back at the Ranch..

We are all just trying to ride this heat wave out. Poor Fur babies! This is Miss Elly the last few days. Not much I can do, to help them. Lots of H2O and ice cubes.

Something for my July secret pal! Over on the Quilting Board.

And while shopping for her, I can't forget, myself. I love butterflies. I can rock this! It's costume jewelry but, I love it. Real or fake doesn't matter to me!

Ahh the layout of the Log Cabin Blocks! We have been on and off with our cable! That's Internet, phone, and TV. Hopefully, those issues are resolved. Our house is wireless. So, I would log on the computer and get kicked off. GRRR!

Downloading pictures was a joke. (I was not Laughing!) Maybe, we are back on track!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

It's the Red ,White , and Blue Edition!

Yes, another Jim Shore piece! I **heart ** him!

Would someone come and lay these out for me? I can't seem to make up my mind!

For more Pink Saturday Spirit! Please visit Beverly at

Happy Birthday America!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blogging Plans and Today's List

The Dog/cat bed tutorial will start on Monday!

It's the Fourth of July Weekend here in the USA! My favorite summer holiday, not because of the picnics or fireworks (those are cool) but, it was the birth of a Nation. ( history nerd)

I am lucky to be an American! Let us add, Female to that!

Today, I have a few swaps to finish. I am a bit.. behind! ~Drats

Pants to hem for a client.

Then, on to these:

The intended destination, Alycia over at

We will see, how I do? Cross your fingers! Knock on wood or something?

Blogging Plans

Saturday- Pink Saturday ! Red, White, and Blue theme.

Sunday 7/4/2010- Yet, another Arm Chair Tour! The History in this place, I call home is Amazing! I think, you will enjoy it! If not, humor me. LOL!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In the Mail

Okay, It's NOT Dolly ! Insert naughty word _________. The package was not big enough!

Don't know who Dolly is? Well, you must visit to find out!

If, I can't have Dolly...I will take scrappy four patches! Thanks San! When your ready to ship her, let me know!