Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I wanted to pop in and say "Hello".....I hope you all have had a wonderful Holiday season. I was way busier than I had hoped and only peaked in a few times to make sure you all were still here......I've missed "blog-land". I sure hope to be more active here now that the rush is over.
I wanted to show you the cutest pillow cases I made for the girls, but I can't find the pictures. The picture above is of the top of my 5 drawer antique spool cabinet with a stash of stuff on it.


I might not post again this year so .......I'll leave you all with my wishes for a Happy New Year! May we all be more and more like our savior as we grow together.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Do your plans ever......

get de-railed? ;O Boy has that ever been happening to me alot lately! Jeepers! Anyway.....I've been "lurking a little here in blog-land as I've been so busy and then got sick too....yuk! I still have remnants of sinus yuk but feel better....just tired.


Anyhoo.....lookie at this.......

and another view............

I can't help but wonder if there isn't an easier way to post these pictures so please bear with me....This is a machine embroidery design I made into a stuffed ornament. I love Ginger's designs from Gone Sewing......You should check it out here. I added some bling with my crystals and mini-clover iron.

I've been doing lots of other stuff too........mater-of-fact I need to get some embroidery done on some towels I promised my aunt. Yesterday a couple of us from my ASG group went over to 1 members house for a sit-n-sew.........well that was a turned out to be a trace pattern, cutting out and fusing pieces session.......there was not a chance to turn the machines on even....We working on the Birdie Sling by Amy Butler.


Guess I best get busy again or I'll be out for the count already tonight.......Is anyone else having trouble adjusting to the time change? Soon as it gets dark outside I want to crawl between my sheets!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Guess what!!!!

Look!! Oh my!! What BEAUTIFUL fabric!! Go see retromummy's blog...... she is doing a give-away here......for some reason I can't get the picture to show up! You know I really want to win but must tell you too! What fun we could have with that pretty stuff.
I'll try to post tomorrow as I have more stuff to show you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm still around......

but having computer issues still so it is "hit and miss" for me for awhile.......I've been keeping busy though. I actually made a couple of Fall table runners for MY house!......not the best angle for the picture huh?

I've been doing alot of other stitching too but must save my pictures to try to make my future blog posts more interesting (gg)......


I also wanted to post tonight so that I can wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I pray this is the best one you've had so far. My husband , son and I are going over to Dh's aunt Nila's for our feast. I want to see my lil' cutie Makayla......she is such a doll.......

I've been working on a smocked dress for her ......I just hope I can get it done before she out grows it ;o

I also so need to back to reading my favorite blogs....I miss you all so much!
I'm getting a little tired so must go stitch a bit before turning in for the night. Thanksgiving Blessings to you all my bloggy friends!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Look!! I'm back.....and have "a pretty" to show

off!! Don't ya' just love my Hug swap items!! Oh so pretty!! The ribbon is wrinkled because I've been using it. This is my mug mat and hug mug wrap gift from Laura. She lives in the UK. Gosh it's pretty! Both of ours took awhile to get to their destination but mine was OH so worth the wait!!

Oh! BTW........ have you wondered where I've been?.......lost in "computer crash land"...I still don't exactly know what happened or how it fixed tech guy couldn't find a problem. I was soooooooooooooooooo out of just don't know. I had to call Allie a few times just so I could check on you all. I've missed so much.
You can bet I've already been to Among The Gum Trees to get my designs. I'd have gone nuts if I didn't have some of those designs traced out to stitch already.

Well what else? Hmmmmmmm......

I took a friend that is new to quilting to Mary Jo's last Friday.....Oh my! She went nuts.....I should have taken a picture of the LOAD in the back of her vehicle! Can you believe I only purchased some fuseable interfacing? Well I had budgeted my $$ for a new thimble from They came to my quilt guild meeting the next day so I had to save my $$. I got the Lacey Heart might be able to find it on the page.....I'm so in love with it, but I am soooooooooooo broke ;P

What else??......

Today I made a top for a fall table runner and liked it so well I cut out 3 more......THEN I put one together.... .well...... let's just say I've never done this before....the 2 sides of the runner have the edges of the strips on the sides so it sorta looks like prairie points along the edge/sides.....Well my inside points don't look to good :o( I did clip them.....
Not sure what to do now....I'll get someone to look at it before I bother to make the others.

I'm getting tired now, so I'll either go TRY to catch up on "blog-land", stitch my puddin' mouse, or knit!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hmmmmm......what will get your attention?

My latest little things I've made......In the hoop Eyeglass cases from I'm making up a bunch of these for the Hands Of Love project some of us are doing from the MEH forum.....a gift project to support military family members. They get gone as fast as I can make them.....I have some aprons I want to get done too with a Sampler design from .
Did ya' see the button on my sidebar for my flicker album?? I'm working on adding a few pictures at a time.....Flicker seems alot easier than Photobucket....especially when you have Allie on the other end of the phone line coaching!! I couldn't do this blog without her.
Now I'm off to do some dreaded mending.......something I hate to do!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I must tell you......

Zip on over to Pumpkin Patch Primitives and see what is going on! She's giving away the most beautiful fat qtrs.! Isn't this fabric to die for? I just love it!! Tell her who sent you!
I must admit Terry told me about it.....BTW, John is doing better.....


Not alot going on here......I'm having trouble getting settled and motivated on a project....I changed some of the furniture around in my sewing room which always stimulates me a little. Now I feel like I've got to decide how to handle Christmas this year. I think it will be cards and ornaments this year.....still have to think on it.....
I want to smock a dress for this lil' darlin' if I can......

Dh and I tried to go see her the other evening, but she had a fever and wasn't feeling well. I sure hope she doesn't have the flu!!


Now I need to see what I can get done in my sewing room while our dinner is baking.....


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another antique....

this is one of my favorite antiques in my's a middle to late 1800's Pie/Bakers Rack if I remember correctly. I have books and fabric stored inside.....the little crochet bag in the front holds an antique tape measure with kittens on it. I just love it.
I've been staying away from my computer as everything electrical or mechanical is failing me. My son's car died, my heat is out and winter is coming, my dryer died and Fri. evening my "check engine" light in my van came on and Dh's van is sputtering.......dare I turn a sewing machine on now? Even my light box to trace Joy of the new design?? I'm kinda scared....
I'm anxiously waiting to hear from my swap partner....we have our hug swaps traveling between the UK and USA.....can't wait to see mine....we knew we'd both get ours late. Hate that I forgot to take a picture before I sent Laura's off ;<
Not much else to tell....soon as I think it is safe to touch Dh's digital camera(mechanical device, you know) I'll show you a picture of the quilt blocks I found at the thrift shop today. They are sooooooo cute!! and lots of them.....Allie called me while I was plundering through the place. She was no help to discourage me from making purchases!!
I'm off to see what I can do without tearing it up!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Want to see something pretty?

No....I cannot take credit for this.....I'm not nearly that good at sewing......yet! I'll die trying though! These are 2 vintage dresses that I own.....from different auctions/estate sales. Every now and then I'll start posting pictures of some of my "finds"....I have alot of this kind of stuff and I'm getting tired of cleaning all of it. For a long while I was bad about buying it and not cleaning it right away(aside for checking for bugs). I've sold alot of stuff along the way....which was usually what was washed.
My Dh walked around my sewing room the other day and took the closets, drawers...everywhere! Allie of be so happy and bugging me to post everyday till she sees it all!!
Jeepers!! It's October already....
Wow!! My parents were right.....they said the older you get the faster time goes!! I wasn't so sure about that but I am convinced now. I really love the change in weather.....I breathe so much easier when it is cooler.
Well now....I'm off to either sew Girl Scout patches on Jennifer's (my niece) vest or fight with my lack of skill sewing with a twin needle and get some dreaded hemming done that is long overdue because I've been too busy doing stitcheries from the great talented girls at I'm still waiting on their new disigns since they started their collaboration.
Oh!! one more thing......have been over to Laurie's to sign up to do a block yet?? You could win a jelly roll!!! And more importantly give some love and support to Terry and her family.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Please consider helping......

A friend of our needs our help, prayers and support...... Terry's husband [from Terry's Treasures] had an accident at work and the family is facing some difficult adjustments in their future - a long and stressful recovery after surgery is just the 1st part. Laurie from A Yankee Quilter is organizing a block party to make a quilt for the family. She's looking for 9 1/2" blocks from quilters, and will enter your name into a draw for a jelly roll. Please pray for Terry, her husband and family as they go through a very difficult time. I think these quilt blocks will be filled with lots love if you decide to stitch one up......
More from me later!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Prayer request and a new "find".....

1st ..... I really want you to pray for Terry as she and her family really need our support and prayers. I'm hoping she will call me, and I will ask about giving updates if she wants me to. They are really going to go through alot of changes in their lives....but God is so good and He will sustain them and use them all in great ways......I have every bit of faith in His works.


Then, you really have to check out my new discovery here!! Oh my!! Allie has led me to another great blog/creator!! I think I'm going to be up awhile tonight as I've got to go back over there to check everything out more. Kinda' hoping my phone will ring too......


I'll post more soon....I've got to talk Dh into taking pictures of a few things so I can share them with you. I had a great weekend visiting my sisters!! But I ate too much!!

Don't forget to be praying for Terry.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fabric shopping is "sew "....

much fun.....and I have no pitures yet to show you.....I'm sorry.....I went to Gastonia, NC today to meet up with a friend of mine down from NH....She just HAD to go to Mary-Jo's since she was this close!! We had a great lunch and then some shopping...I got some muslin and a few yards of different colors of Fariy Frost fabrics....yummy colors too. I'll try to get pictures up when I get back....

Back? back from where you ask? I'm driving down to Ga. to visit my family for the weekend.....haven't been all summer. I'm hoping to post my Hug Swap before I leave....Laura and I have already figured out it will be awhile till either of us gets ours because of the distance, but we're okay with that. She won't even be back to the address I have for her til mid- Oct. It gives us something both to look forward to.....


I really doubt I'll get to check-in on you all while I'm gone......I'm going to hate that! Maybe I can get Santa to bring me a wireless laptop for Christmas......... Ha! ....don't hold your breath....been hoping for that a couple of years ;o( Oh well......I'm thankful for the PC I do have......
Now you all have a great weekend.....Stitch some for me!!!
hugs, Terri

Monday, September 21, 2009

Zip on over to.....

Green Fairy Quilts Yep!! there is another great giveaway, but you need to be quick. Go to Green Fairy Quilts and look.....I just love those colors. I've got to go back and check her blog out just cheered me up to see her page and those quilts.


Now let's see....what else can I tell you about......Why was I MIA for so long? I had unexpected company(his name is CR) for a loooooooooooooooong time. I'm just starting to get back in my groove and he will be back again soon!! But only for 1 night I think.....He'll be back on his way home to KY....... really he is never any trouble and we adore him. But my Dh and I laugh everytime he calls to come visit because we know he is already on his way and he always wants to eat out when he is here and we just can't afford it. I wouldn't and trade him in though, because he is a great fellow and I know he'd be right here in a jiffy if I needed him. We met way back when I was in college and have kept in touch all these years.


What am I working on? Well mostly my Hug Swap and some knitting for the Holidays.......then I have a few things I have to hem for myself.......I have a Stitchery from Wollowberry Designs that I'm dying to start on, and I have my Christmas fabrics for my designs for Jenny of Elefantz .... I love those Christmas trees of hers!

I'm also thinking about Christmas gifts to make....... not everyone I know likes handmade things....I need to make a list.....honestly my sisters are my very favorite people to give to @ Christmas but the last few years we forgo giving to each other so we can give to someome else.....I like to give their girls something too but often have a hard time thinking of a "special gift" that will be meaningful and remembered.....I usually give the girls 3 gifts like how the Wisemen each gave Jesus a gift....okay...I'm rambling.....

So what are you all doing for Christmas gifts?


Maybe in the next day or two I'll post pictures of another project I'm working on......It's another Beading project and it's taking FOREVER!!! Wow!! It is late( for me) I should go to bed....guess I'll stitch more tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Look what happened while I've been MIA......

Allie said it so well and she said I could "copy & paste" her words as you all know I hate to type ;P
"There's A New Blog In Town Among The Gum Trees, a brand spankin' new blog by NINE Aussie designers, has launched! If you love hand stitching and darling projects, be sure to check them out. Brainchild of Jenny of Elefantz, this is a wonderful new place where the designers will be offering free designs, and news of their latest releases. LOTS of free new designs are coming! And each designer will be having a give-away. You can enter them all!One of the designers, Paula, has launched a wonderful new BOM, Life's A Hoot. You can click on the button on my sidebar(note to self to remember to do that) or her name, go to her blog, and click the Life's A Hoot button on her sidebar. That will take you to her site to download the pattern.I need more hands to keep up with these gals - they are so talented!" Boy oh boy what fun we are going to have!! I'm "sew" excited about this!! Now I've got to got check all of this out for myself. I'll post about my MIA adventures in another post.


BTW, I do have to tell is the 2 year anniversary of losing my getting thru today has been tough so far.........maybe one day I will tell you about how I ended up with 2 moms.....but this is the one that raised me......I learned to sew by peeking over her shoulder. She was my female version of my soulmate.......shortly after she died I realized that I had done alot to grow up to be a bit like her......she was a homemaker, she sewed, put veggies up in the summer for her family, kept a spotless house(I'm still working on this one), was always there when someone needed something, loved her family fiercely, had more stamina and endurance than you can imagine. I still can't cook like her Dh says I can pack a house, cabinet or a suitcase just as well as mama.....She never got to see my sewing room, and I'm always catching myself wishing I could show her my latest project. I'll love that dear, sweet woman dearly til the day I die.

This was taken Christmas 2005.......

Sunday, September 6, 2009

This is the "little ham".....

This is my youngest sister Tracie's daughter, Jessica(now 8 ys/o)......the pic is about 2 yrs old but I just love this one of her.....She was modeling this dress I had made for her, but it was a bit big! She is the "girly girl" of my nieces so far.....she is quite the sassy little one!
This is Jessie in my sewing room around the same time......she had just discovered on the computer!! She doesn't have a computer at her house....even yet! So now she likes to visit me mostly for PC time not "aunt Terri" time! She looks just like her mom at any age you pick along the timeline.


I didn't spend much time in the sewing room was just too nice outside to stay in. I'll probably get some stuff together to take outside to stitch tomorrow if it is nice out again. My Dh is a "work-aholic" (sp?) and not a holiday person so we don't have any special plans for Labor Day tomorrow.

I might venture out tomorrow to get another pen for tracing stitcheries......I've got 3 here that have dry nibs but ink in them.....any suggesstions on how to get them to work?


Yes....I'm playing with the colors and font sizes as I type.....can't help myself! I'm already wanting to change my blog some but the backgrounds I've tried don't show up. And boy do I ever need more pictures.....that is one of the main reasons I don't post more......which might be a good thing(big grin here:) tee heeeee


Okay.....Dh has come to tell me about his computer I'm off to be the "attentive wife" for a bit before we unwind for bedtime! Kinda late for a glass of wine.....but oh well.... hmmmmm..maybe some music too.

nitey nite!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

What a cute little....

we will all get to must go check out Dorothy's blog! I just think it is going to be so cute!
Now don't fall off your chair but I hope to post again......tomorrow......

Monday, August 31, 2009

Another pretty.....

girl......This is Jennifer....She is this month's birthday(8/10th) girl in my family.....She is my oldest sisters daughter. I can't tell you the joy I experienced when my sister told me she was having this child. I adore Jennifer. When Debra was still carrying Jen and Jenn would hear my voice she would just dance up a storm in Deb's tummy. You could really see her moving around! I wish she would get her hair cut like this again.

I know I've been remiss in posting......I can't even tell you what I've been doing.....but I did have to spend the day yesterday with my right hand bandaged in an Ace bandage....too much stitching and knitting I suppose.....Of course last night while watching football with Dh I was able to stitch up some yo-yo's with out much strain on my wrist!

I have ALOT of blogs to catch up on....maybe later today.....but I need to get to the kitchen now and finally get my chicken in the crock-pot.
Hoping you all have a joyous time in the sewing room!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Prizes and Swaps!! Oh Boy!!

Remember when Lynn of The Vintage Nest announced her Nest Eggs and a "give-away"? Guess who won?! ME!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it? My sweet lil' package came in the mail yesterday.....I talked my Dh into snapping a picture for you, but you really should just zip over and check out Lynn's blog
Let's see......What else have I been up to?? Oh yeah! I signed up for the Hug Swap
over at Jenny's blog.....Vicki at Tozz's Corner is also hosting this darling swap! They have provided great designs we can use.
Hmmmmmm....Oh! I've also been tracing and stitching the Christmas designs from Cheryl at
Have you noticed all the links I've been practicing putting in my post? I'v got to quit calling Allie everytime I need to do this ;P
Surely she will appreciate my practicing!
Oh! I also started knitting a dish cloth for Christmas......the cotton yarn is white with specks of red and green sprinkled all over....too to come if I can wink enough at my Dh!
I'm off to play a little more before I head to snooze-land!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This is what I've been....

making lately. I'm not sure you can see these very well. The long denim blue beads are stitched together in the peytoe stitch and made into cylinders and then strung with other beads to make a bracelet and earring set. It definitely takes time and patience to do......Wait till you see the next project like this one.....I'll probably show you a bit at a time because it will take awhile to finish. ;P
Oh! And I will have more news for tomorrow!! I'm tickled pink!
See you later!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Terry has struck again....

Look what I got!! Terry of terrytreasures, sent me the sweetest little gift. I just love it all. Thank you Terry....I know I'm going to enjoy dreaming up how I will use these little treasures.
I had a dickens of a time taking pictures today....I was almost in tears so my dearest, beloved husband, Brian, took some for me.....Now I'll have pictures for a few more posts ;P
I'll probably post them one day at a time as he is not likely to want to come to my rescue too often. Maybe at some point I will get a camera I can manage on my own. I really want to "stage" some pretty pictures sometime for my blog.
Okay....I'm off to piddle around in my sewing room...I'm itchin' to do some stitchin'

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Isn't she pretty?

This is one remaining kitty....she looks less than thrilled doesn't she? She is missing Squealer alot, but we have been trying to give her more attention since he disappeared. I named her Lacy because when she was a kitten, her markings were more distinguished and she looked to have a "lace" pattern on her'm all about lace. She used to lay across my chest while I sat. in the rocking chair to do hand work.
Let's see.....what news do I have? Ah! Terri of posted her winner and even some extras.....and I'm one of the lucky extras....I'm so tickled pink!
Today, one of my sewing friends came over for a "Sit-n-Sew".....we worked on some charity projects....I have 2 more friends coming over tomorrow to do the same. In the meantime, I think I will take a break from the Charity sewing and work on some beading or stitchery....I have so much I want to do!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Look at these!!

Okay...I know it's not a great picture but aren't these cute? My evening ASG group the "Moonlight Stitchers" got together last night and we made purses out of Santa Hats/Elf Hats.... We used Christmas themed fabrics for the lining and straps. We are donating these purses to raise money for our ASG chapter. Last night we also dived up some fabric donated from my stash to do some other sewing projects for different Charity projects we're involved in. I even put out a challenge to my group.....I will have my sewing room available 2 different weekends this month for any of them to come over and they can make Charity projects in a "Sit-n_Sew" style environment.....I have 2 ladies coming Sat. and 2 ladies on husband is such a good fellow for putting up with this! ;P
Hmmmmm....what else? Oh! I finished making my peyote beads for my bracelet. Thurs. morning my morning ASG group the "Rockin Bobbins" are going back to "Nuff Stuff" (local bead shop) to finish our beaded bracelets. Then hopefully Friday I can rest up for my marathon "Sit-n-Sew" weekend.
More later....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Whew!! A busy weekend!!

Let's see......Sat. I went to my knitting group.....we always have so much fun. We're always laughing....and usually eating too. This group of people always cheer me up if I need it.
Then today, I actually roped my Dh( Brian) into helping me purge/re-organize some in my sewing room. Boy that felt good! Still have more to do but made some progress.
Tomorrow I have to go to Aiken SC (1.5hr. away) for a CAB meeting for the American Sewing Guild since I'm a Neighborhood Group(NG) Leader and THEN I have NG meeting at 6:30 pm to do a Sit-n-Sew....I'll be dead by bedtime.....
And to top it off tomorrow is my oldest niece, Jennifer's birthday....she will be 10! I can hardly believe it.....I adore this could I not when she sees me through a window when I arrive and she starts clapping and jumping up and down. All of my nieces are special to me in one way or another....Jennifer was the 1st. one and I thought going to be the only one. She was a loooooooooooong time in coming. My sister and I kept saying "think pink" because we wanted a girl so bad. I'll try to post a picture of her tomorrow.....If I'm still alive after everything I'll be doing.
Now I need to go get some shut-eye......;P

Friday, August 7, 2009

Give-away Alert!

Yep!! Another give-away.....Terry of is doing one for her one year anniversary of blogging. Wooohoooo! Zip over and look at the goodies. I just can't get over all of the generous people in "blog-land". While you're there look at all of the beautiful pictures she posts.

BTW, please say a little kitty, Squealer, has been missing since Wed. afternoon(last time I saw him).....Poor Lacy keeps looking around for him especially when she goes to the food bowl. Though we call him "The Mighty Hunter", he doesn't usually wander far off our property. And he had not shown signs of being sick. So I'm confused and troubled.
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Doesn't she look....

blissfull? She is in her backyard having such fun. Makayla came to visit us unexpectedly yesterday.....needless to say I took a 2 hour nap after she left!
Then I was lost in "blog-land" for awhile....quite awhile.....reading blogs and reading Tare Frey's new book Blogging for Bliss see
I did finally take the time to "fill-in" my profile.....Now I'm off to read again or maybe do some stitchin'.....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oh Hurry!! Hurry!!!! Another "give-away"

Jenny is doing a great "give-away".......I really want to win it....but just have to tell you about qualify (big grin here) and I really want everyone to know about her Stitcheries too. I just love them!
I'm going to go knit with two of my friends today as I need some "girlfriend" time(out of the house). And my Dh is cooking dinner so I should have a good day. Hopefully I'll come back this evening to blog some more.....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two of my favorite......

people.....My son Anthony and my niece Makayla....he is 20 and she is 2.....Makayla says Anthonthy is her "brother"! Boy will she "correct" you if you say otherwise.....They were having a fun day at my MILs house.
Not really much to tell you this evening....I just wanted to post so I can practice and get into a habit here! lol......
Tomorrow, you have my permission to ask me if I did "anything" in the sewing world but not today!(that tells you something huh?).....I think I'm off to do a little knitting...."read that as a "mindless" task for this time of night!"

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hurry Great giveaway!!!

Yep!! You read that right!! Mama Spark has announced a great give away from Bunny Hill!!! You got to go check it out.

It is really afternoon but......

Well that didn't work.....I typed out the post, hit "preview", saw my post then Poof!! It was gone! Fiddle Sticks! Hope I get the hang of this soon ;0
I wanted to thank my visitors for coming by to visit my new blog. I hope to add some info to my profile soon. In the meantime, I'll just tell you that I love to sew, do most any embroidery, especially Stitcheries. I also love antiques, vintage textiles, art work and books. Alot of my stash comes from auctions, yard sales and thrift stores. I'll have to take some pictures of my "finds" and my sewing room.
I'm hoping that this blog will be a vehicle to encourage me to do more of what I love and not distract me. That is where you come in.....any volunteers to be cheerleaders? I dream up big ideas, but my fear of messing up a piece of fabric or lace impeads my ability to get started.
okay....I'm off again to see what else I can get into......I think I really want to get out of the I'm just going to hit the "publish post" button and hope for the best!! (big grin and crossed eyes!)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A new venture for me....

I can't believe I let Allie talk me into this......this will be a slow process for me. Have patience...
This was my special needs(deaf) kitty Pocket. I miss him so much. That is Lacy in the background.