Thursday, October 13, 2011

'Tis the Season


This week has flown by.  I can't believe I haven't had a post since Monday!  I need to figure out how to slow down a bit.  The fog is heavy today so maybe the grey skies will keep me inside.


A lot of Christmas sewing is going on here.  I can't wait until next week's "Sewing Christmas" to show you a special gift I made for my husband.  He's seen me working on it and I can't wait to share it with all of you!


I got out my favorite Christmas quilting book last week and got started on a new project.  I love working with the colors of Christmas.


If you need any inspiration to get you motivated to start working on gifts, pick up any of the Christmas magazines that are hitting the shops, they are great this year!

Joyfully,

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!

Visit Joyce
at
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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,