Monday, April 21, 2014

IS THIS YOU?

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can there ever really be too much fabric? noooo I don’t think so, there’s nothing better than going shopping in your own sewing room when the mood strikes to whip up something lol! I have plans for all my fabric but I don’t have fabric  for all my other plans lol!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HE HAS RISEN!

 

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AS you celebrate Easter, also celebrate Life & the one who gave you life, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)

Friday, April 18, 2014

WHERE’S MISS BOSSY!

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I have a few words for her! I’m done! lol!

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Lordy Lordy I thought I’d never get this pattern figured out!  will I ever make  this pattern again? well the juries still out on that one !lol! will I wear it? probably not, it's a little short for my liking, I always jump the gun at cutting my patterns off at the bottom lol!

it looks so much  better on Clarice!

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even her backside looks good! lol!

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 the wrap section is sewn into the seam,

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even though I’m pretty sure I wont wear it, I do however like how both sides are sewn up, giving it the illusion of  wrap dress so there’ll be no surprises, there’s  a saying….never say never! sooooo with that thought in mind “if “ I will tweak it into a fuller maxi style, don’t wait too long to see that cause I’m moving on to my next learning session

TA!TA!

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this dress was part of  The Miss Bossy Challenge hosted by the Monthly Stich, the rules were to pick three patterns you’ve never made before & post them on your blog along with setting up a voting poll, at the end of the month the pattern with the most votes was to be the winner for the challenge & this pattern won by a mud slide

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perhaps my other two choices may have been too easy peasy &wouldn’t of been much of challenge nor a learning experience, they both tied at 13 votes each & with Miss Bossy gone lol! I’m ready for some easy sewing lol!

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I will always love challenging myself with my sewing I’m not sure what I’ll try my hand at next, maybe buttonholes, just the thought makes me shutter lol!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ONE DAY WHEN I HAVE TIME….

AND THERE’S NOTHING ELSE TO DO…

lol! how many times have we heard ourselves say that? Have we really ever had nothing to do? I know I haven’t, seems like most times sitting down to lunch & watching TV or a movie is considered a break lol!  12205453431749550671AJ_simple_television_svg_med

soooo when I have nothing else to do I plan on working at dragging out my patterns & altering them down or up lol! to fit so they’ll be ready when I want to make something, not all at once mind you lol! I always have to massacre my patterns cause I’m short lol!

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when I have nothing else to do I am going to work on my quits

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when I have nothing else to do I am going to give our closets a  good purging & a new look, a closet for him & a closet for me

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when I have nothing else to do I’m going to get all my older recipes that my mother-n-law, my Aunt, mom etc has hand written along with pic’s & make a recipe scrap book

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one day when I have nothing else  to do I’m going to try my hand at fabric dyeing

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one day when I have nothing else to do I’m going to read, I love love to read & I miss it, really reading & absorbing what I'm reading not just skimming through but downright  curled up with a good book & read lol!

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one day when I have nothing else to do I’m going to get a head start on my doll making for my two day Christmas show, Nov. seems so far away but it’ll be here before I can say I’m too busy !

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so between, summer coming around the corner, spending  as much time as possible at ball parks, the zoo,cookouts, birthday parties,picking out siding & porch designs  for the house & so much more, yes there will be lots to do come Summer & much that wll be needed to be done, have to be done ,all my grand babies are an hour away so the grass may go uncut some weekends, the laundry may be put on hold cause how can you say no to these sweet little faces! besides  if they all spend the night they can cut the grass & do the laundry while me & the little ones are baking cookies right? lol!

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what’s your plans for when you have nothing else to do?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ALL EIGHT IN THE SAME SPOT!

with grand kids growing by leaps & bounds & the older ones being teenagers  hanging with friends, now theirs boyfriends lol! it’s a blessing to have them all together in one spot, this past weekend we all met up at the Zoo, a longer trip for us seeing we live the farthest but soooo worth it!

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all eight grand kids, all the kids, son-n-laws all together!

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then we took them all  to celebrate Heather’s (our youngest) birthday

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it was  full day indeed! by the time Terry & I got back home it was time to go to bed but can’t wait to go it all again!

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notice the boyfriend in the shot? lol!

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHERRY DECISIONS

It started out what seemed to be a simple search for some blue fabric with cherries on it

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normally Hancock's will carry fabrics  to match up to the new patterns, not so this time! my search frenzy lead me to & fro to every fabric shop within an hours drive lol!then online I went, as I’ve even had  a few send me links to online fabric shops, I’m sure as soon as I make a cherry dress the blue will magically appear lol! meanwhile I’ve  found a few delicious colors

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http://www.beverlys.com/gourmet-grocer-cotton-fabric-ivory.html?utm_source=gourmet-grocer-cotton-fabric-ivory&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.beverlys.com/fruits-and-vegetables-cotton-fabric-my-cherry-black.html?utm_source=fruits-and-vegetables-cotton-fabric-my-cherry-black&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.beverlys.com/fruits-and-vegetables-my-cherry-cotton-fabric-white.html?utm_source=fruits-and-vegetables-my-cherry-cotton-fabric-white&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.beverlys.com/charlevoix-cherries-cotton-fabric-sand.html?utm_source=charlevoix-cherries-cotton-fabric-sand&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

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http://www.equilter.com/product/186124/fresh-picked-sour-cherries-+-polka-dots-azure

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ebay

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http://www.beverlys.com/robert-kaufman-fruit-basket-cherries-onyx.html?utm_source=robert-kaufman-fruit-basket-cherries-onyx&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=nextopia

decisions! decisions! can you have too many cherry dresses? lol!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SUNDAY SELECTIONS/COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

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Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

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When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

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So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

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