Saturday, December 31, 2011

Polyfil alert!

If you use or used to use Morning Glory polyfil and can no longer find it, well head off to your local Christmas Tree Shop. 
They have 1 lb. bags of Buffalo Snow, it's pretty much the same as MG.  It is now on clearance for $1.34 per bag!!!
I got 25 bags, could have gotten more but I use the "other stuff" and supplement with the MG or Buff. snow, and I have several 5 lb. boxes of that.

Now, where to put it all............................?

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Self Cleaning Bathroom

Sounds good, eh?
I think this is a wonderful idea, you press the button and the doors lock.
They won't open again until the bathroom is cleaned!
Of course we'd have to remove curtains, accessories, etc. first,  but wouldn't it be worth it?!
I hate cleaning the bathrooms.....
Self cleaning, not likely.
But one can dream, right?!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A beautiful song.

This is such a beautiful song, it's as if this one comes straight from Heaven..
Caution, get the tissues ready!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


.........spent alot of time in contemplation, reflection, etc. 
Losing my Mom as a horrible hit.  Earlier in the year, my Grandmother also went to her heavenly home.  We went from 5 generations to 3 generations in less than a year.
I felt a HUGE hole, loss, in my life.  I spent most waking hours of my days crying.
At times the pain seemed unbearable and I felt alone.
My Mother was more to me than my Mom, she was my best friend, my confidant, my prayer partner, my ROCK.  Together, we upheld every member or this big family in prayer.
I prayed to God for days asking for the comfort and peace I so desparately needed.

The purpose of this post is not to bring us down again, but to share.
After days and days of pleading with God, I finally got my peace.  I came to the realization that I now would carry on the prayer for my family, I sure can do that.
God let me know that he is here and I could "feel" his loving arms around me in comfort.
The week of Christmas, everyone in my home came down with a flu.  It was bad as all of us were down sick at the same time and pretty much on our own.  By Christmas Eve, however, we could finally stand on shaky legs and felt like eating a bit again.  So, Christmas Eve day, we quickly brought in the Christmas tree and hastily decorated it.  Then we prepared food and gathered together and we had a very nice time.
Christmas day, more of the same.
You see, the Lord brought this to my attention, my Mother was whole and in the company of the very one who's birthday we were celebrating here on earth!!  Our saviour Jesus!
I would not call her back here ever.

I just want to  let you all know, no matter how badly you feel, you need only to call upon the Lord, he loves us all.  ALL OF US.

I'll be glad when this year ends, looking forward to new beginnings.  For me, sewing is therapy and I'm really itching to get back into it again.
Have a safe and healthy New Year, I'm sure you'll hear from me again before then!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My heart is broken....

......into a million tiny pieces.
Last night my sisters and I surrounded my Mother as she left this earth for her new home in Heaven.
My Mother was my rock, my best friend, my comfort....everything.
My Mother is the reason I am the woman I am today.
When I was 13, my mother patiently sat me at her precious sewing machine time and again until she had taught me to properly sew.  "No short cuts Maureen, no unfinished edges or seams"....keep it neat.  She made me a perfectionist, made me pay attention to detail whenever I sewed anything.    She is the reason I am the artist that I have become.
I'm SO PROUD to have called her Mom, our family was SO BLESSED to have been able to share part of her 79 years on this earth. 
She was so strong in her faith in God and became my prayer partner.  But God needed her more.......
We rest assured that she is with her Heavenly Father and our family members that have gone before her and rejoice in knowing that we WILL one day have a reunion with her in Heaven.

Fly Mom with the Angels,
I'm sure you are wearing the biggest set of wings.......

Friday, December 9, 2011

If you could...

.....keep my Mother in your prayers.
She's facing open heart surgery for the second time and  it's extremely serious.  This came out of nowhere and has pretty much knocked the wind out of our family.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

An ebay auction....or two.

Can't hardly believe it but I did list two dolls on ebay tonight.  I always sell patterns but cannot remember the last time I listed an actual doll.  There are two separate auctions for the actual dolls in the pattern below.  Had so much trouble doing the listing it took 45 minutes to do both of them.  I don't know if it was me or ebay but I'll blame ebay! HAHAHAHAHA!
Here they are, take a look if you like:

Have a good evening!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

HoHOHo, Let it Snow!

We are not getting snow, thank the Lord!
In case you haven't determined this yet, I hate winter.
So, what is it, you ask?
It's these two.  Made the snowman for my open house.  Sold it repeatedly.
Completely sold out....of many.  That's how many I made! hehe
So I thought I'd put it in a pattern because it's WAYYY easy.
Are you seeing a pattern here lately, I've been making some stuff that is fast and easy.
I decided he needed more.  So I then made Santa.
I call this pattern, "HoHOHo, Let it Snow"
Seems to fit.......
They are 14" tall and pattern includes both dolls and their clothing.  Even has a source for making
those little round tags or if you don't wanna make them, you can purchase them ready made to
go with your pattern.
$10.00 + shipping gets you this pattern, ready to ship now.
I don't have the epattern for this one.  I'm shopping for a new scanner tomorrow!!!!
Hope your day is a good one, without snow and warm and sunny to boot!!!!!