Saturday, November 19, 2011

Secret Santa Swap!

Mary's Questionnaire...

What are your hobbies? Cooking, Reading, Crochet.
What are your favorite colors? Yellow, Blue, Pink.
Do you collect anything? Vintage Brooches, Vintage little pitchers, Little decorative shoes.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? No
Do you have any pets? No
Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? Tea
What do you like to read? Inspirational, Romances.
Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet? Cookies
What is your favorite holiday treat? Lindt Truffles
Describe your favorite holiday tradition. Holiday Shopping.
Did you believe in Santa as a child? Yes
When do you open presents? Christmas Morning.
Do you put up a tree and when? If not, how do you celebrate? Yes..around Thanksgiving.
Does your tree have a theme? Old fashioned..traditional
What has been your favorite gift to give? to receive? I Love to buy Unusual gifts for people..LOVE to shop for my Grandchildren!! I am Pleased with Every gift I receive!

Laura's Questionnaire...

What are your hobbies? Sewing, Crochet, Reading.
What are your favorite colors? Pink, Teal, Lime, Polkadots;)
Do you collect anything? Milk Glass, Tea Cups, Turtles, Cookbooks.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? No
Do you have any pets? Two Weenie dogs.
Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? Coffee & Chocolate!
What do you like to read? I love All books...I have a Nook Color & Love it!!
Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet? Candies
What is your favorite holiday treat? Almond Roca, Peppermint Bark
Describe your favorite holiday tradition. Every Christmas Season We take the kids driving to look at lights & I take a thermos full of Hot Chocolate & the kids wear their PJ's.
Did you believe in Santa as a child? Still do!
When do you open presents? Christmas Morning.
Do you put up a tree and when? If not, how do you celebrate? I put up a Tree in EVERY room!
Does your tree have a theme? Each tree has a different theme...Kitchen tree w/Vintage cookie cutters & cupcakes..
What has been your favorite gift to give? to receive? I Love giving more than receiving..but, I do LOVE my Nook Color I received!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I updated my blog with a Pink & Green Preppy theme...
I want one of these for my NookColor!

Perfect for Summer reading;)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I Love roses!

I would like to have a rose garden at our New Home:)

This is actually my Daughters rose...

We each got to chose a rose at the nursery

& this is the one she chose:)

& it made the transition from our last house to this one...

Hope its ready for another move;)

Its Bright, Cheerful & Beautiful..just like her!

This Lavender rose is one my MIL gave me..years ago.

Such a Gorgeous color!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Blessings to Everyone!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hangin in there!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Basket Swap!

I joined this swap Knowing it was going to be Loads

 of FUN!

but, little did I know that My SWEET partner

was going to SPOIL me


LOADS of Easter Goodies!

Included in basket is...

Hoppity pincushion, Bunny apron, Bundle

 of Polka dot fabrics,

2 Bunny figurines, Cupcake wrappers, Jelly beans,

2 Veggie seed packets, 2 Flower seed packets,

Easter shapes pasta, Egg coloring stamp kit,

Taste of Home Cupcake recipe & idea booklet,

Purse hook, Cupcake picks

& a Darling Handmade card!!!

Here is a picture of the Darling basket she

Adorned with Lots of



Kerry is a ALWAYS

a Very Thoughtful


Just look at this Hippity Hoppity

Easter apron;)

Close up of the Bunny print fabric


I Love the beads on the ties!!

Kerry makes these Super FANTASTIC



this one will be Proudly

displayed in my New sewing room(believe;)

Thank you Kerry for a

Gorgeous, Fantastic, Darling, Amazing

Easter basket!

One Simple Word!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sewing Room..Eye Candy!

This is what I am Dreaming & Hoping


in Our New Home;)

Its been 2 years since I have had
Sewing room!

Gosh, I Miss it!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Faith is being tested...
but I'm Standing STRONG!
Any prayers for my family &
would be Greatly

We have decided to not go through with the purchase of the home
we are in...
We have 30 days to find another home, pack & move!
I know my God is my provider & I must trust him
in trying times:)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cottage Hill Giveaway!


I just stumbled upon this Lovely blog & to my delite!

Lindy is Hosting a 100th post Giveaway!!

Up for grabs is this

Darling "Bird" lamp!

Such a pretty shape & color!

I Love it & hope I will

be the Lucky Winner!

If I don't happen



I hope YOU do:)
Hurry on over for Your chance to Win!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter Mug Rug Swap!

Today I received my Easter Mug Rug Swap package
What a Darling mug rug & Lots of Easter goodies!!
The mug is Absolutely Gorgeous & Now...
My new favorite!
The Bunny applique is Too cute & Perfectly done!!
This is the back:)


Here is the one I created for my Partner.

Aunt Pitty Pat &
had the same idea for quilting around the applique:)

I cut the applique out with my Cricut!

(I am learning & having lots of fun with it)

This Birthday Mug Rug, I made

for my Cousin...Included a Card made with my Cricut:)


a "J" cup and Heart shape Necklace(she Loves jewelry)

No applique on this one cuz I was in such a Hurry!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Mug Rug

I recently joined my First, Mug Rug Swap!
Align Center
I had Never even made a mug rug before
but I was seeing them all over blogland & really wanted to try it.
this is my Very 1st Mug Rug, made for
Karin in Sweden!
I used a pre-pieced madras main fabric & then added
Polka Dots for the back & binding;)
I wanted to add a flower applique made from my new Cricut but,
I was running short on time so I made a Felt flower &
used the ZigZag for the stem & leaves.
I think it turned out pretty Cute for my 1st try:)
Then I wanted to add a little more Cute to the package
So, I made these Yummy felt Donuts!
I think they Look Good enough to Eat & Sooooo Easy:)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don't Forget Your Green!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chicken Lovin' Swap

This is the Sneak Peek or "Beak Peek" as I call it;)
Of what I sent Becca, in YarniGras Chicken Lovin'
Apron swap.
The theme was Chickens...In case you couldn't tell;)
& we had to Include 2 Chicken Crock-pot recipes.

I really had Fun with this swap & met a Lovely
Swap/blog friend:)

I can't wait til she receives her package..Tomorrow!
This is the Darling apron that Becca created for me!!

I absolutely ♥ is So perfectly styled for me..
Bright, Cheery fabric paired with Polka dots:) are All my Surprises!

Darling Ceramic Chicken, Cute Chicken dish towel, Lime green-Kitchen utensils(I love lime green), Coaster Set pattern, Apron pattern, Scarf patterns, 2 Yummy recipes, a pretty handmade card & Peanut M&M's...missing from the photo because they are Long gone;)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Early Birthday Present!!

Hubby surprised me yesterday & told me to
go to B & N and
pick up
NOOK COLOR,(early b-day present)
I have been pining for since
last year!
I could hardly drive, I was So Excited!
You know when you're in a Hurry
to get somewhere & it seems
all the slow pokes & goofballs
just have to be in front of you!
Geez! Didn't they know
I had to be somewhere ASAP??
I finally made it, checked out the nook color
One more time & almost Ran to the check-out counter;)
The only bad part was...B & N is about an Hour away
from our house:(
Dang, that was the Longest trip home of my life
& then
just like My Cricut Expression...
I had to wait(once again) until Everyone else
was finished playing with my
New Toy!
I finally downloaded a few books, around Midnight..jumped in bed & started reading:)
Often times when reading/sleeping..I wake myself up by dropping
the book I'm reading on my belly..Lol
I enjoyed my new Nook & book so much...
that didn't happen last night!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Cricut Expression...Just for ME!

Look what Fedex FINALLY brought me!
I have been waiting & waiting & waiting...

and Since I received it, I haven't been able to get near it!
My daughter & her friends have been having a ball with it & they won't even
let me Touch My new toy!!
She had her BFF spend the night & they literally spent the entire night
playing with the Cricut! I think they finally went upstairs about Midnight.
I also found the Sure Cuts A Lot
on youtube & purchased that too.
It is Amazing! You really Can do anything imaginable with that software!!
My daughter has been making pages to slip in the front sleeve of every one's notebooks
at school. She really learned this cricut thing fast...I'm gonna
need her to show me how to work it.
& I'm also gonna need a New blade soon;)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pretty in Pink!

I have been Collecting Milk Glass
for over 10 years now..
I normally don't pay too much for my pieces,
Usually picking up these Pretties
at My favorite Junkin' spots, Garage sales or Estate sales.
I am Lucky to have a Mom
who also likes to frequent the same kinds of places!
She found these Shell Pink pieces
last week at an Estate sale!
I think she Really bought them with the intentions
of keeping them for herself
just like the Sweet Mom that she is..She Lovingly handed them
over & here they are!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I just Received an Invitation to Join

This is a Real Honor for me
because frankly...
I was Not
a Model student
in HS or previous Colleges.

I had a lot of Family issues growing up
let's just say...
School was Not a priority:(
at 41 years old & Currently working
on my 3rd semester,
I am Quite PROUD of myself:)

I chose to go back to school because of the economy
& what it did to Our business & finances
it has turned into a Journey about Fulfilling myself, personal growth & Reaching
for the Stars!

It's Never to Late to become the person You were Meant to be!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Amazed by his Grace & Favor in my life!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cutie Pie! Flirty Apron Swap

Valentine apron for my partner
in the
Cutie Pie Flirty Apron Swap!
I LOVE how it turned out:)
Hope my partner does too!

Here are the Goodies I included...
♥Flirty Rubber gloves make doing chores almost bearable!
♥Yummy Delicious Chocolate & White Chocolate
covered, Heart shape Pretzels are one of My favorites!
♥Mini cupcake papers let you enjoy More cupcakes without feeling guilty;)
♥Chocolate Bar is "Hers" & "His" & isn't it divided Perfectly!
♥Flirty Ruffled cup jacket, just because!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cupcake Fabric;)

I bought 2 yards of this
I wish I would have bought More!
We are about to put an
offer on a House where
I will Again have a Sewing Room!
I miss my Sewing room So So much!
I plan to make a valance for the french doors
that my room will have:)
Wouldn't this fabric be cute
on a cozy chair in the sewing room??
It would make a Cute slipcover
on my sewing chair too!
Oh! the possibilities;)
I gotta go shopping & see if I can find MORE
of this fabric!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fabric Choices!

Oh...I can't wait to get started on these aprons!
This is the fabric for the Cutie Pie Swap

This is the Fabric for the Chicken Lovin' Swap
this is the Pattern I have chosen to use!
I am going to make the Full apron for the "Cutie Pie" apron
cuz that's what my Partner
asked for;) Still waiting on Partner info
for the "Chicken Lovin" apron:)

This is a Darling pattern that Criss-Crosses in back
it Also has Ties
darts on the front
that make it
fit & look cute
on Any body style!

I have Several ideas for Tuck-ins
I really need to get bizzy
if I am going to have
enough time to sew
Everything I want to.