Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What A Surprise!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday I received a wonderful surprise.I could hardly stand it. I was in shock.
In the morning I went over to Amy's for a visit and play time in her quilt room.  Around 1 in the afternoon I decided I better get home. I was home for about  15 minutes and my door bell rang.  I answered the door and it  was the post man  Hmmmm "Special Delivery". I wonder what it could be. I didn't order anything. Then I noticed the return address    GERMANY    I only know one person in Germany that would send me a package. I thought as I bought the box into the house.. How sweet, My dear friend Liz sent me something.
When I opened the box I shouted OH MY GOODNESS !!!!!!!! She didn't !!!!!!  But she did.  She made this beautiful purse just for me.  I LOVE IT.   It's my favorite colors too  blue and yellow. I am still amazed  writing this post. Liz made me a purse.   Thank you just isn't enough. This purse is a work of art. It is stunning. Did I say I love it. I love this purse.
It sure did make my heart feel so good knowing  she took all the time to make me something this beautiful.
I know you can hardly wait to see it yourself..
This is the front
Look at the detail
she even quilted the fabric herself.
look  at the back
her tag   

there is a tiny heart on the zipper
a small wallet  to use for coins and /or credit cards
I have an original MOMENTS PURSE
Liz, I am speechless. Thank you just isn't enough to say.   but THANK YOU

Monday, January 30, 2012

Baseball Lounge Pants

I made the boys ( Dylan and Harley) more lounge pants. They liked the star wars ones. Harley said he liked the warm and fuzzy fleece, so I picked this fabric at Joanns  on sale.

Hope these fit better  I used another pattern Simplicity 2826. This pattern is sized smaller.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Valentine Wreath

My youngest daughter claimed the valentine wreath  I made before , now I had to make another. Lets hope no one claims this one. I was going to make one for each holiday  but I am having second thoughts I have hot glued my fingers too many times. I my children call my glue gun the  KILLER MONSTER. it is an old black and decker. This glue gun is about 25 years old... hahahahaha   I have newer ones  but I always go to this  old one. It is so messy right now  yuck

Friday, January 27, 2012


Oh yea  I got a boo boo. I cut my finger with the rotary cutting.. grrrrrrrrr   I am always careful. I don't know what I was doing. Well I know what I was doing. lol I was cutting ribbon  for another wreath   but why was my finger in the way?  This is the first time I have cut my finger with the rotary and it will be the last... Can you say OUCH !!!!!! I actually was home alone when it happened , got alittle weak in the knees.  This is putting a damper on typing. I know my heart is ticking away  my finger thumps.

At least I am left handed, and the cut is on the right hand. I probably should have gone for stitches  but  will see. Hopefully it will be ok.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Star Wars

I finished  my grandsons Dylan and Harley's lounge pants. I sure hope they like them and they fit.
I think they will like them  they are Star Wars . I asked  my daughter Timmi for their waist and inseam measurements. Dylan is 7 and Harley is 5

I made them with my Christmas gift : My New Serger
First time out of the box today. I really need to read  the book and watch the DVD  instructional video.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Wreath

I finished my Valentine Wreath for the dinning room.

I got the wreath and ribbons at the local dollar tree store.

I cut the ribbons 4.5 inches long 
sew them in half
cut them apart
just glued them all over

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nylon Scrubbies

2 of my 3 daughters mentioned that they needed more scrubbies... My sister Carole made all of us some a while back.  We all loved them so much . I asked her for the crochet pattern and she emailed them to. They last a long time and they DON'T scratch.  You can use them on teflon or your glass top stove.  great little things.  Carole made them in all colors  now the girls want them to color match .. LOL   this younger generation.. hahahahahaha
Both daughter wanted brown (broring)  but brown it is. In the evenings I will be crocheting these.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kitchen Table

Remember my pretty Valentine's Day Kitchen table?  LOL Well Tim needed a place to work on his front fender for his motorcycle. How could I ever refuse him. With all the crafts I have had thru out the house all these years I could never say no to him.
Let me explain  Tim has a 1956 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He had it before we were married. It is his pride and joy. He has worked on this bike many many time. Torn it down to the frame and rebuilt it again. When we brought it to Texas it was actually all apart and in boxes. Every so often he decides to do something different.
This time it was to put a new front end on it. new tires and new front wheel and fender.  That means a lot more chrome; for anyone that doesn't know.

starting to put more chrome on
hydra glide

Tim even does his own painting 
This is his stress reliever: Mine is crafts. 
This week he will probably put the fender on and add all the other chrome accents.

 Look what I got... Chalkboard contact paper.. hmmmmm what can I do with this. :) 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fabric Fairy

I finally finished making this Fabric Fairy for Amy. I never made a doll before .. Whewwwww  It may be awhile before I make another.. It was hard for me. I am not too good at tedious work... I even made her curly hair. I have to wrap the wool yard around dowel rods  boil them for 10 minutes  then place them in the oven  til dry.

I am not sure if she should have more hair on the back of her head.. I guess I will have to  research that.
I did have Carla from Florida to help when I needed to ask questions , thanks Carla.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kitchen Table

My Kitchen table is already for Valentines Day
The candle stick holder on the table is very old . It was my dad's from years ago. I remember him giving it to me when I first got married. He didn't want it any more. I really don't know if it is a good cyrstal candle holder( I don't think it is) or glass. Don't matter to me I cherish it;  it is valuable to me.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chalkboard Fabric

I framed a piece of chalkboard fabric..  I can leave it thru  out the house leaving messages for Tim.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crochet Valentine Doily

I just finished a valentine doily. I am pleased. I found the pattern free on line at www.crochetdoilies.com.       It is called Valentine Ring of Hearts. Some pics are coming out pink but I used Victory Red Aunt Lydia's classic crochet thread size 10 and a steel size 7 needle