Monday, October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Pretties


Have you seen the blog, nanaCompany?


There is something about Amy's style
and talent that keeps me stalking
returning to her blog.


Great photography,
use of color,
imagination,
you name it!


Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

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With joy,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bella Bag


I was asked to donate a purse for a silent auction and got up early this morning to get it done.  I started searching through my stash for some fall fabric.


I have made this bag before, and knew that it's not difficult to make - not even with the grommets.  It has some detailing that makes it look harder than it is.


If you want to try to make a purse with a little extra something, this is the one.  I'm off to deliver it now.


It's in the 70's today.  It looks like Indian Summer has hit my corner of the world.  The last warmth of the season before the cold creeps in.  Blessings today!

Smiles,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fabric Love


It has been a whirlwind of activity around here.  The finishing of the wedding season at the farm has begun a whirlwind of catch up.  From returning phone calls to making appointments to showing the grounds for newly engaged brides, it really hasn't slowed down much at all.


One of the nicest surprises this week was receiving a little package in the mail from Japan.  I had forgotten that I ordered this postage stamp fabric.  Isn't it darling?  Ideas are flowing every time I look at it.  I also purchased a sampler of Cosmo thread from a retailer here in Michigan and it arrived also.  


A quick trip to the fabric store for more Aunt Lindy fabric found me bringing home this lovely piece of fabric.  It had me at "Farmgirl Collection" and at $3.97 a yard, on sale, I couldn't pass it up.  Have you made any fun fabric purchases recently?

Joyfully,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Scripture


 "There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity
under heaven."

"I know that everything God does
will endure forever; nothing can
be added to it and nothing taken
from it.  God does it so that men
will revere him."

Eccl. 3:1&14
Joy in the Lord,

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Little Stitching~


I've been playing in my sewing room for the past couple of days.  So much of what I make is either commissioned or gifts for someone.  This is a gift so I can only give you a peak.  There's always a quilting or knitting project going on here even though it doesn't appear that way.


A special employer someone (tee hee) has a birthday coming up and shared with me their love of paper dolls.  I was able to still find some of this Aunt Lindy fabric that I have seen in the past.  I'll share the rest when it's done.


My darling daughter left me this message on my cutting table.  Now I have to use a different pincushion since I won't be altering this one.  The sweet pincushion was made by my sweet friend, Trish.

Smiles,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Semi-homemade


Last night I hosted a meeting for an event that our church will be doing in December.  I needed a dessert and was hard pressed for time.  Something from scratch just wasn't going to happen.


I remembered that I had this Whoopie Pie Mix in the pantry for such an occasion.  A little milk, butter and egg and I was good to go.  If you see this in a store, pick it up, it was delicious!  Cute packaging never hurt either!


Hugs,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Scripture


Source: None via Kelsey on Pinterest


"How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to you, O Lord;
teach me your decrees.
With my lips I recount all the laws
that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.
I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word."

Psalm 119:9-16
Joyfully,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Birthday Wishes


My baby girl is 17 today.  Oh my, I.am.old.  Here she is at her special guy's soccer game.  So glad I was able to be there that day.  This one here, she's a feisty one.  Sometimes I'm not so sure that we will survive each other and most days she has me laughing till I cry.  Love her all the time!  Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Hugs,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mollie Makes Video



Yesterday, after posting the apple cozie I made, Lisa from Hospitable Pursuits shared this video of the new magazine with me.  So fun to see the apple cozie in action.  Isn't this cute?


Hugs,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apple Cozies


Last night I was watching t.v. and decided I needed a little something to do with my hands.  I remembered that I had purchased a magazine with the cutest apple cozies on the cover and went in search of it.


I think that this would make wonderful place cards for a dinner.  You could attach a ribbon to the stem with your guests name on it.  It would be a fun gift for a child to take to a teacher.  It took me less than an hour from start to finish.  I'll be tucking this pattern into my purse for when I need a little project on-the-go.  It makes me smile whenever I look at it!

Joyfully,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sewing Christmas


Welcome to our ninth installment of "Sewing Christmas".  By now, for everyone who has been following along, you should have a nice little stash of gifts.  Doesn't it feel good to head in to the Christmas season with some gifts already prepared?


This oven mitt and kitchen towel may just end up in my stocking this year.  The colors match my kitchen perfectly.  For the towel I drew the snowman, freehand, using the fabric as my guide and embroidered it with a running stitch.


Tuck the towel inside with a pretty spatula, add some festive Christmas finery and I think you have one great teacher or hostess gift.  No wrapping required.  To share your Christmas gift ideas, please use the link below.  Blessings!