Friday, February 27, 2009


My dear friend LIZ from Germany sent me these special candy for my grandsons, Dylan and Harley. Liz sent these for Christmas and the boys love them. They are chocolate eggs with a little prize in the center. You would think there was gold in the middle.
I received a surprise box today and Timmi and the boys happen to stop down to spend the evening.
I showed the boys the box and they were excited. Wanted to eat dinner right away. They knew they couldn't have chocolate before they ate.

Harley got a little blue car the jumps and Dylan got a little TV that changes faces.

Liz you made 2 little boys so happy. Thank you so much. You are the best.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Day Another Dress

Seems like that is all the time I have . These dresses don't take much time at all. Maybe an hour or so.
Abby takes up all my other time. here is a little pink ruffle one. As soon as I am finished I put it on her and she curls up in her bed and takes a nap. That is when I can check my email and blogs.
Last night I met our new neighbors. They will be moving in 3 weeks, Sharon and Todd.
They have 2 older sons and a 5 year old grandson. Hopefully a play mate for Dylan Austin.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dresser for Abby

I made another dress for Abby, This one is purple floral. We took a ride earlier to Pets mart and I weighted her. She is 2.8 pounds she is growing.
I received one of the dresses from Ebay. I bought a small she will have to grow into it. It's on one of Dylan Austin's stuffed dog.
I also made this one; it is too big as well.

She is my little princess. She finally met my neighbors little toy black Chihuahua Milo is 5 month. After both of them are fixed they will have play dates. lol
I really don't get too much done around here. I have to keep a close watch on Abby. Whenever she starts acting funny I take her outside. Sometimes she is good and does her business other times she just wants to run and play and I am out side for awhile and she doesn't do anything .
She comes in and takes a nap. Back out we go when she wakes up.
She really takes up alot of time.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Blog Giveaway

Check out this blog she is having a GIVEAWAY


I also had this fabric I actually bought it for Abby last week. I thought it was very "girly, or is it girlie".
I was thinking I better save the St. Patty's day dress for next month. This one can be her every day dress til the one I ordered off the EBay comes. YES, I ordered one already made besides some patterns. Here is our Little Princess in her bed in the living room playing with her toys.
Do you think this little girl is going to have a complete wardrobe? Hmmm lets see at least 7 dresses for the 7 days of the week, and of course you have to think; some might get dirty, washing and ironing, then there are the "speciality cloths for holidays. lol it sure does add up.
Tim also had to put up some boards along our fence to make sure Abby wouldn't sneak out.
Our neighbor had her gardeners put in a garden and when they dug it out they came on our side.
I never worried about it when we had Samy. But Little Abigail that is different.
He even found a bottom board that needed replaced. The other sides were OK, they go to the grass. Yesterday was a beautiful day to be working outside.

Now the back yard is safe for Abby. No more danger, or is there? My neighbor came over and told me to watch out for hawks. They may come and pick up Abby. Are you kidding me???? I never noticed any large birds. Wouldn't you know it. Later that day, the SAME day; what do I see flying in the sky above my neighbor's yard? A large bird with BIG wings . Is it a hawk? I really don't know.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dress for Abby

I thought I would try to make a dress for Abby. I have said before I am going to start dressing her and they say you need to start early or they won't like being dresses.
I did send away for some dogie patterns but I just couldn't wait. I had some St. Patty's Day fabric left over from the table runners I made. I did find this one pattern on the Internet. I wasn't crazy about. I kinda used it as a base then added adjusted it and added a skirt.
It didn't turn out too bad for my first one. I guess I need to learn patience and wait for the patterns to come in.

I love how she will curl up when I am in my sewing room and watch.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Catching Up

I have been trying to catch up on all my UFO's hahaha yea that is one of my New years Resolutions. When I go thru my sewing closet I find one thing I try to finish it and I find another.
Here is found a quilt that I was making for Tim's rocker. Mine was already made this is one just like it.

I thought I had all the fabric I needed.. I must have measured wrong... Grrrrrrr I found out too late I was short on the borders. Since it was kinda scrappy I just found another cream. At least that fabric was in the quilt.

Harley is so funny with Abby.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Today is my oldest daughters Birthday. Would you believe she is 42. Happy Birthday Tricia.

There are alot of little things that I wanted to get done before I start making quilts again.
Here are 2 little flower pins I made out of zippers. I think they are adorable. The one on the right is bigger, 4 inches across and more loops. The left one is 3.5 inches. I saw these somewhere on the Internet and I couldn't believe they were selling for $70.00. I knew I could make them myself for the price of a zipper.
Timmi decorated her dinning room for St. Patrick's Day.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I love getting little packages in the mail This time my package came from Ruthie in Israel.
She made me this little hobo bag and sent all kind of cool accents. She also sent a thimble from Israel. And she makes her own soap. I have Orchid and Lemon fragrance. And does it smell great. I love all my gifts. Thank you so much Ruthie
I stopped to pick up some trim and things to start making Abby a few cute little dresses.
her are a few items I picked

Ruthie also sent me these a while back and these will look be perfect on one of Abby's dress.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Yesterday I took Abby to get her first grooming. Would you believe I forgot my camera. The only picture I have I took with my cell phone. How sad :( She got bathed , nails done and clipped around the eyes.

I aslo picked up a new bed for the sewing room. I don't want her laying on the tile floor. She had to have a new blanket ans toy too.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My friend/neighbor asked me to make her some valances for her new home. She used to live across the street from me now she is about a mile away.She picked out this ocean theme for her bathroom. She has one window and just wants a valance and we will cover a stool in the room with the same fabric. her accents in her bath are a pale blue. This fabric is for her kitchen window. She loves magnolia's and her kitchen is accented in red. She found this fabric on the Internet some where. She also bought some linning fabric but don't remember where she put it. LOL She is still getting things settled in her new home.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Valentine's Day is over; time to change my table runner.
We don't celebrate Mardi Gras so my next runner would be St. Patrick's Day. it was time to polish the candle sticks too.
Tim and I kept the boys Friday night. They are such good boys. It is alot of fun having them here. I wish my health was better that I could have them more often. Right now I only have them here when Tim is home to help. They are so sweet with Abby too, very gentle.

Dylan Austin and Harley got Dinosaurs for Valentines. They just can't get enough of them

I tried to clean up around the area by my computer. It always seems to get cluttered with papers. I print out alot of things for quilting and crocheting. then I need to find a place to organize. So far my filing cabinet is holding everything.

I do hope to get busy with some UFO this week. I also have alot of patterns out that I have been meaning to make.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to each of you.

Love is in the Air