Monday, December 19, 2011
We get to see them this Thursday night and I am real excited. This was my first attempt at Shirring. I can tell you my fingers are crossed that this will fit.
I re-did the shirring a couple of times, just to make sure I was doing it right.
Friday, December 16, 2011
This was shared on a blog I follow and it is just precious.
This would be darling to make with children, or if my age with grand children.
Please go visit her site, she has great tutorials. Wild Card
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
We are getting fired up around here for the Holiday Season! Including watching the Razorback's at Cotton Bowl!
Today I made a Pink Fig Pattern Top and Pants that I will be posting later. I am so excited about it. It was my first time to do shirring. I have to admit it too a few try's to get it done right.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I RECEIVED THIS AS AN EMAIL AND I WANTED TO SHARE, BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE READ IN A WHILE AND IS WHAT I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO CONSIDER.
Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that
has been produced at the expense of American labor.
This year will be different.
This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans.
There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes
It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.
There are a gazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift
certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town.
Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for Mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.
And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn,
leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.
You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city.
Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow
their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Don't you think this quilt is awesome. I have a lot of T-shirts I am planning to make a T-shirt quilt for my daughter and do not want to do it in blocks.
This is the way I am going to do her T-shirt. I think this one is gorgeous the way the prints and colors all go together.
My daughters is going to be her competitive and school cheer from third through twelfth grade. She is in a sorority in college now, and she has way too many new T-shirts.
That quilt will be coming after college.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
I just finished this pincushion yesterday for a pincushion swap. I sure hope she likes it. I had to make two because my first wasn't perfect enough. Since I am a seamstress more than a crafter, it takes me a little time to get technique down. I made it out of 100% wool felt.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This would be cute in embroidery hoops for wall too.