Monday, January 17, 2011


Life is a Patchwork of Friends.
I just completed, well almost completed this wallhanging. I still have to layer and quilt it. I received it as a Christmas present, already cut into pieces and ready to sew kit. What a wonderful way to get me kick started again to get sewing. The name of the wallhanging is called "Lifeline". (notice the zig zag rick rack "lifeline". This quilt reminds me that our Faith, family and friendships are our lifeline through almost anything, happy, sad, funny, or struggles, you just have to let them in. Thanks for the kit Mary Beth. The fabric is very special because MB chose it from the fabric stash of our dear friend Mary Therese B, She just keeps on giving and keeping us moving forward whether she is here physically with us or not. Yesterday Chelsee was looking at some of my fabric. She found my squirrel fabric and asked. Where did you get this, and why did you buy it?? lol. Well, I just told her the truth, it's Mary's fault, she sent me a "Mary Wink" and made me buy it. Mary and I always had a special squirrel joke..that just went on and on and on. Our Stitchin' group had lots of squirrels laughs because of it. So..moving forward, and keep lovin life. There will be something squirrely sewn in my future.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


You know it makes me want to SHOUT, do do do do do do do
I tried to sing it,but oh well, not quite the same. If you haven't discovered this product yet, you need to go check out the laundry isle at the grocery store. The SHOUT color catchers have prevented many laundry accidents at our house. Just toss one in the wash cycle of the wash machine with your items. I use them a lot with clothing, but also with fabric that I am going to sew with. Another great use is for laundering items made out of Batik fabric. If it is Batik I usually put two color catchers in. It helps prevent fabric colors from running onto each other. I'm not saying it will prevent all issues, but I have had great luck with it. It's also great to send along to college with those kids that think they can wash any type of color garments together. YIKES...major pet peeve of mine.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Resolutions - 2011

This is one of my favorite crazy cards ...basically "You're as young as you feel" I don't think about age hardly ever. Not something I can do anything about, so I don't fret about it. That's pretty much how I feel about resolutions too, I might need to work on something...but.......
Do I make resolutions for the New Year? Well I will admit I am not very good at "making a list" of resolutions. I should be. It's good to reflect on things you want to change, adjust, or work on in your life. I hear many people talking about a "bucket list" now days also. I don't believe in a bucket list. I guess I feel that if there is something you really want to do..DO IT. But it doesn't have to be on some end of time bucket list. I feel that the enjoyment of doing something special, or adventurous, or just because you have always wanted to do it is somehow lessoned if you look at it as if you are only doing it because it's on your "I'm doing this because its on my bucket list". I guess what I'm trying to say is basically this.
1. I'm making a resolution to look at my relationship with my Lord, my family, and friends and try to work on the areas where I need a little sprucing up.
2. I'm not making the old "I'm going to lose weight resolution....because frankly I don't seem to do very well with it. I put this imaginary pressure on myself and usually end up sabotaging my efforts. So--I'm going to work on eating healthier, more exercise, and better attitude...and if some weight loss happens..that's Bonus....but I AM NOT GIVING UP MY CHOCOLATE! It's here to stay, but I will try not to overdo..a little here and there fine.
3. NO BUCKET LIST FOR ME.....but I am going to make an effort to do and enjoy the things I want/need to do. Want and need are two very hard words to categorize. I may want and need be it! If I want and don't need...well I might have to do a little thinking about it. If I need but don't want...well let's see, that doesn't happend too much.
Anyway...happy new year from my heart to yours.