Sunday, September 7, 2014

AUSTIN IN AUGUST

 What  do you do when there’s no time to buy a nook o find one in the Library? , good ole Google lol! since reading the Pride & Prejudice  on line I’ve  bought the book to ad to my never ending book collection lol!

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I have a few of of her movies, this being one of them that I love watching over & over, I’ve learned a lot  about  Jane Austen coming across this read along other than just loving her movies, there’s a lot of History, In The Garden & Tea With Jane Austen is packed with History & beautiful photos & is on the top of my list to  to add to my collection ,don’t you know lol!

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this has been a great read along with

http://lostgenerationreader.com/

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

FABRIC! FABRIC! FABRIC !EVERYWHERE!

what’s the biggest fabric store you’ve ever been in? when I started catching episodes of Project Runway, I thought, I need to find a big & I mean big! fabric store like they shop in for their projects , a few months back we were going out of town so I Googled for fabric shops, well , found one that said there was over 7000 bolts of fabric, I was so excited, after we got to where we were going, programed  the GPS, got there & bam! closed up !out of business !pooie! lol! so I’ve been searching  ever since LOL!

now here we are a few months later & I feel the need to Google big big fabric outlets lol!found one in Boaz Ala. awww this is just  two hours  from me, put my thinking cap on hummm, call a few friends, two weeks & five friends later, road trip!

you should be able to click the pictures to enlarge

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you know anything red or polka dot is gonna catch my eye! I’m thinking I might look like those big red balls outside of Target's lol! but I had to have it lol!

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then there’s the sweetest print, I’m going to make pillowcases for the Children's Cancer Hospital in Milwaukee WI

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a few close ups

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one amongst us had to be back home at a certain time so we didn’t get to euuuu  &  awww as much as we wanted to but I know how to get back there! can you help me on my quest of big fabric outlets? we venture out to Tenn .from time to even Georgia, I’ll be in Mississippi  next month for a ladies conference, I’m sure there’s  a fabric shop  way bigger than this out there somewhere & I aim to find it lol!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SUNDAY SELECTIONS

WHERE COULD I GO

The words and the music are credited to James B. Coats. While he is credited with writing the lyrics to several hymns, it appears this is one of the few he wrote the music to as well. for more on the History of this song go to http://drkenney.blogspot.com/2014/04/hymns-hymn-writers-where-could-i-go-by.html

Saturday, August 30, 2014

UPCOMING SEW ALONGS & CHALLENGES

did you miss any of the Monthly Stitch challenges ? this is your chance to do the one you wanted but couldn’t due to one thing or another

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http://www.handmadejane.co.uk/2014/07/owop-2014-sign-up-now_8.html

Jane over at Handmade Jane is having a OWOP challenge this is a challenge where you wear thing made  from just one pattern for a week, Jane has a great  older post on 3 skirts 7 looks, check it out!  http://www.handmadejane.co.uk/2012/03/owop-my-week.html

challenge #3

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http://www.conkerrcancer.org/

you can put a smile on a child's face by making pillowcases here’s how to make one http://www.conkerrcancer.org/files/hot_dog_instructions-update_01_23_14.pdf 

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http://www.rhinestonesandtelephones.blogspot.ca/2014/08/fall-essentials-sew-along-2014.html

Sarah over at The Creative Perfectionist is getting ready to host the Fall Essential sew along starting Sept. 1st and running through Nov. 30th, are you ready for Fall? have you found  any good challenges , sew along’s etc.? It’s good to get back into stirring up my  sewing/crafty mojo lol

I was thinking about the One Week One Pattern Challenge then I came across Fall Essentials & I thought perfect ! I can use the OWOP with the FESA, 2 in 1 ! lol! maybe I’ll do separate things, we’ll see what time allows but it’s good to know they can be joined together just incase!

so what am I doing at the moment? no time  for the Library so I’m reading my book online ,there’s a lot more in the book than on the Movie which makes me want to find my way to the Library lol! more on this challenge later, gotta finish reading!

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can you think of anything else I can get into? lol!what are you into ?

Friday, August 29, 2014

FINAL DESTINATION GULF BREEZE ZOO

so I’ve shared  with you kissing parakeets, all the glorious red that surrounded us at our Hotel now for our final destination, the zoo!, we went to this  zoo  a few years ago but it’s so huge we didn’t have time to go through it all could be cause we squeezed in a  dolphin cruise that morning lol,  anyways we headed back this past weekend & got it all in

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I love how you can actually see the animals, our zoo, they’re so far back or behind glass till there’s no good pictures gonna happen lol, the you can spot  a peacock & sometimes a hen with her babies just walking around, they will walk with you lol!, the giraffes  can reach down & kiss you on the head did you noticed the baby beside it’s mama? the  two baby goats escaped but found their way back into the pen to mama! and why do we always feel the need to takes pictures of things in the water lol, there are little food machines everywhere looks like dog food to me lol but the animals even those in the water  when they see you coming they expect you to put a quarter in that machine lol! I love this Zoo! now how can I get all eight grads in the van to take them? lol! next time you’re in the Florida area check them out, it is worth the trip!

http://www.gulfbreezezoo.org/

Thursday, August 28, 2014

OUR HOTEL STAY AT GULF BREEZE

Red! The minute we walked in I Knew this my kind of a place lol the lobby was red even the carpet from the ice-cream we ate in the bed lol right down to my breakfast! LOL having a TV at your table at breakfast was neat, breakfast was served off the menu not a buffet, we may have missed the buffet lol!

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This was the best Hotel I’ve been in in  along time , humm could it be all he red?lol I love red!I am going to try to recreate my breakfast at home, it was french toast (Texas Toast soaked in egg & grilled)the topping was cream cheese infused with maple syrup  looked like just enough to make a spread & topped with strawberries, I’m thinking I can use my canned strawberries for that , whatcha think?

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