Monday, January 31, 2011

We love you Gram!

She finally got her wings today...............

Our Prayers have all been answered

I finally arrived

The healing that had been delayed

Has now been realized

No one's in a hurry

There's no schedule to keep

We're all enjoying Jesus

Just sitting at His feet

If you could see me now

I'm walking streets of gold

If you could see me now

I'm standing tall and whole

If you could see me now

You'd know I've seen His face

If you could see me now

You'd know the pain's erased

You wouldn't want me to ever

leave this place

If you could only see me now

My light and temporary trials

Have worked out for my good

To know it brought Him glory

When I misunderstood

Though we've had our sorrows

They can never compare

What Jesus has in store for us

No language can share

You wouldn't want me to ever

leave this perfect place

If you could only see me now

If you could see me now

If only you could see me now

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Into each life a little rain must fall....

......feels like a downpour.
Our beloved Gram is slipping away....She's almost 103 years old. 
Each day now might be her last.  As we all keep vigil at her bedside,  precious memories are recalled, family rifts have been healed. 
She is loved by many.  She is a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a great-great grandmother.  But mostly, she is a Christian, who's life has been an influence on all of us.
We just love her now.
She is not dying of an illness, she has NEVER been on any medication.  She is passing only from old age.
Don't be sad for Gram though, she will soon be with her Heavenly Father in a far better place than we can imagine and there will be a reunion of loved ones passed.

I love you Gram, Now go get your wings, you deserve the largest pair ever.......................................

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good Morning Sunshine!

It's a sunny day with a bright blue sky.....too bad it's so cold!  It was -10 degrees at 8 this morning.
I'm feeling good and headache free, thank God. 
Too cold to venture out so I'm going to hunker down and "fire up" the sewing machine.  I have rabbits that are screaming to get out of my!

Shouldn't be long now....................

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day three.......

...of the migraines.  Again. 
I'm trying to function a bit, peek into facebook, check my email and post this to my blog.  Then I think it's back to bed again for the day.

This is starting to get old.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pink and Brown!

My daughter is having her first baby and it's a girl.  So I'm planning a baby shower and decided to forgo the usual "baby" themed decor and have opted for a pink and brown theme instead.
I'm just having the best time planning, there is ALOT out there for a pink/brown shower.

And speaking of pink, OH MY GOODNESS, I just bought the cutest pink beanie hat with a giant pink ruffled bow on the side!  Buying for grandbabies is such fun, we now shop for 3!

We are truly blessed!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I've picked a winner!

Maritza, you have won the free pattern drawing!
Congrats, I will be sending out your "Favorite Things" pattern asap!
Thanks so all who entered.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Favorite Things

I'm so excited about this new design.  I'm calling it "Favorite Things" as these dollies seem to have their favorites with them.  The pattern will include the 16" standing raggedy doll.  Also included is a pattern for the 8" lil raggedy dolly as well as the way-cool 7" sitting elephant.  There's ALOT you can do with this pattern for sure!
Don't be scared off by the elephant, it is made from plush felt and you can either string-joint the arms and legs or just sew them in place like I did!
I'm going to offer a few limited amounts of kits for these dolls  This pattern is $12.00 + shipping. 
Leave a comment and I will enter your name in a drawing for a FREE "Favorite Things" pattern!!!
One more thing....if you don't want a standing dolly, there's the option in this  pattern to just make a regular sitting dolly!

Be watching for the release date of this pattern and the availability of the kits.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Feelin' crappy......

I've felt lousy on and off for a week now.  I have a chronic illness and I suffer from migraines as well.  The chronic illness comes and goes and if I'm lucky, I won't experience it for months.  BUT, for some reason, it has decided to "attack" once again and I've been dealing with ALOT of stomach pain.  On top of it all, the migraines decided to visit at the same time.  Makes for some rather miserable days and I have not been able to get much done at all.  I said much, I didn't say nothing!

So, with that said, I shall be taking pics tomorrow to share my new design with you.  You will love, LOVE this one for sure!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Protect your privacy!!!!

I hate these internet sites that broadcast your personal info. 
Here's the latest,
Just type in your name and find yourself....and for just $2.95 they'll give ANYONE even more personal info. about you.
You can get your name off this one, follow the instructions provided here.  Remember though, to check your maiden name and other towns/states you may have lived in.  I found mine listed twice........sheesh.

There's a site called that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. You can remove yourself by searching for yourself on their site to find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom of the page ...and click on Privacy button to remove yourself.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Todays, Deal of the Day!


$13.99 plus FREE shipping!
Be sure to check "Budget Shipping" on the left side of the page before you final the order.

P.S.  I'm working on a new raggedy pattern.....can't wait to finish this one!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A good deal...

....have you ever checked out this site:

I can't begin to tell you the deals I got at this site when doing some Christmas shopping.  There are good deals, coupon codes, percent off, etc.  It changes constantly and you have to be diligent about I check it everyday!

I bought my grandson a nice truck set in Dec.  It normally sells for approx. $119.00 and is NOT made in China.  This one particular day, I was able to get it for $27.99 with free shipping!  The thing is HUGE and worth it.  The next day it shot back up to $119.  and the lowest I've seen it offered for since is $74.00.  I got a good deal.

Another day I was able to purchase some lightweight spring jackets and other assorted misc. items for approx. .99 to $1.75 each with free shipping using stackable coupons.  On some sites you can stack coupon codes.

This weekend, they advertised Lowes was selling those big plastic storage bins with the lids - the 18 Gallon size, on sale for $2.50 each!  Think that's good???  Well then there was a coupon for $10.00 off a $25.00 purchase.  Soooo, I purchased 20 of them, YUP, TWENTY  for $25.00.  Then they took off the $10.00 so when they added the tax to my purchases, they ended up being $1.62 each!!!!!!  I just had to pay online and pick up at my local Lowes store.

I've got them stacked up for now in my kitchen........I'll need to store my "storage bins" now for a bit! lol
I plan to give my kids some for stuff they need to store, kids toys, clothes, etc.

BUT, I'm stashing fabric in mine!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Here's to another year...have you won?!

Well, we did get five new winners for the single pattern drawings.  I have emailed you winners so be sure to let me know that you did recieve my email.
Here they are:
Tammy-primitive place
Sabrina-Falling Leaf
Brenda-Rusty Thimble
Tammy-Farmhouse Prim

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  I do plan another giveaway sometime this month.  This one will be for a handmade item!

Our New Years Eve was low-key, it always is...just how we like it!  I made homemade pizzas and spent the evening with family close.
Barely made it to midnight, I hardly ever do!
I spent the next day cleaning and organizing (HA!) in my sewing room.  Today me and Mr. made a full day run of printing patterns, shopping and shopping.  I ran into A.C. Moore with my 50% off coupon and made a purchase.  Then it was on to lunch, then we hopped over the Wally-World (Ugh!) for some grocery type items and then head up the road to Joann Fabric with my 40% off coupon and a gift card to boot!  Oh, they are having a thread sale, 50% off so you KNOW I filled my cart.  I always get such stares as I empty row upon row of the thread!  Snagged a whole bolt of muslin with my coupon! 
I did purchase another piece of fabric, I have PLANS for that....BIG PLANS like in pattern form plans!  You'll have to just wait and see!  I'm excited about this one, I hope it turns out as I have it in my head.

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig. 

P.S.  My Mom is in the hospital and is having a test tomorrow.  Please keep her in your prayers, her name is Diana.  Thanks!!!