Sunday, February 26, 2012

100th Post Give Away...

Well, I have truly enjoyed blogging... so I am

 celebrating my 100th post 

with a giveaway !!!

Three followers may win...

Would you like

 a quilting magazine,

some cool fabric,


a sweet set of crocheted dish cloths?


Here is what you need to do.

1. Follow my blog- "thanks"

2. Tell me what post you enjoyed most-"thanks"

3. Tell a blog friend to enter also- "thanks"

The magazine is 
Quilt Sampler  Fall/Winter 2011
with my friend Mary Ellen
 and her great shoppe  The Thistlebee Quilt Shoppe
featured on page 106.
You can shop for her items on line too...
Take a peak here at all people quilt
I am so proud of her!!!

The fabric is  "American Jane" by Moda
from her shoppe.
Just in and oh, sooo pretty !!

great alphabet, punctuation marks and this lovely green floral...

And the set of three 100% cotton dish cloths
 are crocheted by me...

I will be glad to add a color border of the winner's choosing

The drawing will begin Saturday, Feb 25, 2012
and end Sunday, March 4, 2012.
I will draw three names , each winning one prize
listed above.
So make sure your blog or email address is
listed on your comment.

Thanks everyone for reading and encouraging me
along my way
and I hope the winners are YOU , YOU & ,YOU...


Acts 20:35
...remembering the words of our Lord Jesus himself,
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rainy day...sewing burp pads...making vegetable soup...

It is raining here in eastern North Carolina today
and our car is in the shop...
so I decided what a great day it is to sew and make a pot of soup
and cheese biscuits.

I loaded all of the fabric, ribbon, and the diapers in the washer
and went to the freezer.
NO meat...good idea to have real vegetable soup!!

I really like the taste of 
Anne's Old Fashioned Chicken Base
Ingredients: cooked chicken, salt, MSG, sugar, rendered chicken fat,
modified food starch, natural flavors, turmeric
(it is one of the only exceptions that I knowingly make)

Anne is a local cook who has a cook book
and also makes delicious/easy frozen pastry strips
that we use for "chicken & pastry" in the east.
She is a Christian and places a scripture in each box of pastry!!

The soup was delicious ...but of course, Cliff asked about the beef!!!

Well...back to my story!!

Diaper burp pads

10 pack Gerber prefolded diapers
and fabric from your stash

Iron the diapers & fabric.
Now measure your fabric to fit the 6 or so inches in the middle
 of each diaper and the length ( each may vary).
Add 1/2" to your measurements
Fold seam allowances of the fabric to the wrong side and press.
Pin fabric in place.
I decided NOT to use ribbon
but used a zig zag stitch
for durability .
Done...E A S Y !!!!!

Notice the heart quilt my sweet mama hand quilted for me in the background...
she would be excited about the first great grand daughter.

Barb, at A Chelsea Morning,
that will help you out...
and I so love her quote on the top of her blog

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious,too greedy, or too impatient.
Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Soup is ready
and smells great...
Would love to have you over to share some
with a cheese biscuit!!!

Let me know what tips you have
for making burp pads that might help me
out the next time !!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012...Valentine's Day and seed packets

Happy Valentine's blog friends !!!!

I spent the morning in my kitchen making cupcakes and 
decorating them...

Chocolate hearts
and cream cheese icing

Card from my Aunt Alice !!
And the afternoon selecting seed packets for
my new raised bed garden this Spring...

Now, to get started...

Enjoy those you love today...
and every day!!


Monday, February 13, 2012


I had such fun reorganizing ,
or should I say ORGANIZING my
sewing room closet where I keep my fabric stash
a few months ago and shared it with my readings.

Today on my face book page, Bernina USA
shared a tip from 
All People Quilt

on just the same !!


only theirs have these nice, neat and creative labels..
well, maybe I should add some to my baskets
because, as you can see, mine have already begun
to be a bit "disorganized"...


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sour Doug Quilt progress and more strawberry bread

Today was a good day to use up some of those $.99 strawberries 
that I bought at Aldi's !!

Strawberry Oatmeal Loaves
Two , iced for NOW, and one for the freezer !!

I now have ten blocks completed on my 
Sour Dough Quilt...

Have you tried this twistie thing on the back when pressing..??/

Simply clip a few threads, GENTLY
and fold down...
This keeps your seem from being too heavy!!

Let me know how it works for you...


Sunday, February 5, 2012


What blessings I receive every single day that I am alive...
I just take too much for granted.
Do you?

My sweetie ...

  great friend...

sister & brother-in-law (just like a brother !!)

my daddy, 84

most of the family

favorite place to get a shrimp burger at the beach !!!

quilting & home 

and Who does it all come from ???? Our Lord....thank you so much !!!

Count your today too.