Monday, January 23, 2017

Cleaning out the sewing room "Giveaway"

Going to make this short.  I went back to work on Nov 28. (training)  Started on Dec 9th.  Shop sold that week.  Been working a lot of hrs. but slowing down finally. I told Kroger I only wanted 15 to 20 hrs and have been working about 34 to 36 hrs.

A few of you know there have been some issues in my marriage of 37 yrs.(?)  It has gotten a little bit better and I'm looking at it with more of an christian attitude. Still praying.

I'm getting rid of a lot of unnecessary stress that I am putting on myself.  I have always been the I can do it type of person and have finally decided....No I Can't!  Get off the Merry Go Round.  Let go,  the more of myself I give to God the more he takes care of.

New year, new attitude and new life.

Which brings me to the giving away of lace, ribbon, zippers, blanket binding, buttons and stuff.  I also have some quilting magazines I'm ready to let go, realizing I'll never make these quilts.  I have purse patterns and apron patterns I have never used.  And the list goes on.  I hope to have everything pulled out by this weekend and packed in a couple of boxes.   If any of you are interested in receiving a box of "stuff" leave me a comment stating such and I'll get back to you for an address. Here is the lace I have found today.  And a few of the books so far.














What you don't want pass it onto someone else.

I have not been on line since the end of November.  Hope this finds everyone well.  By God's grace I'm now back and will be able to visit with you all again.  
Hugs and Blessings

Friday, December 30, 2016

Santa Sack Swap

I want to thank Cheryll@ http://santasackswap.blogspot.com/ for the work of  having the Santa swap.  This is the only thing that kept me sewing (though sporadically) this summer. Selina@http://selinaquilts.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/swaps-big-and-swaps-small.html made a fantastic swap partner.  She has become a friend which is even better, we converse on the phone occasionally and did so while opening our presents.  That added to the enjoyment of opening my lovely  gifts as each item was wrapped separately making it it a guessing game too.  I was being a good girl and hadn't even opened the box when Selina called, in fact I was in bed reading.  So I did not get photos of the wrapped items.



The pretty tin with chocolates was a huge  temptation to me.  I ate the two caramels and gave the rest to my DH.  He was a little jealous of all my pretties anyway.



I want to show that what I thought was some sort of netting at first is actually window screening. What a great idea, much sturdier.




There is also screening on the bottom giving it more uses than an regular tote.  I'm thinking veggies and fruits when shopping at the haymarket. Or even for the day at the beach for the wet swimsuits to get more air and sand goes right through so you won't be carting it in the house.



The Red work is so sweet on the little pillow and bird ornament below.  These both went on my shelf over my bed.













I enjoyed my festive placemats with matching coasters.  Selina also gave me a set of the templates she used so I can make other goodies. 




The placemats and coasters were reversible giving them double the use. 





I also received hand embossed all occasion cards.  I like sending notes and card so these will be used.
To me snowmen are not necessarily Christmas, so these will be sent this winter too.





I'm slowly switching to  fabric gift bags and this lovely zippered pouch will be gratefully added to my collection.  I figure if all the paper waste can be left to be gotten rid of by me, that they can also leave the reusable fabric bags. 




And last but not least, Selina also designed  me a personal Christmas Card.  It even has some hand stitching on it as well.  She is one talented lady with a large
 giving heart, who went above and beyond to see that I had a fantastic Santa swap.

Salina, I'm truly thankful we were matched up and have become friends.  Thank you 




May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.
                                                          NUMBERS 6:26
                                                                                                                 

I'm praying everyone reading this has a safe and blessed new year.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Some Good news! and A Question?

Morning All,
After retiring two years ago , we have finally received a contract on selling the shop.   We are negotiating the price now.  We have lost about 40,000 dollars on the building that is paid for but is still costing us about 400.00 a month for taxes, ins. and utilities.  The best news is that we won't continue to lose money every month and we won't have to pay capital gain and can claim loss.  At least that's what I'm being told at this time.

Another bit of good news, Kroger has finally called me to start work.  Gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
Hopefully it's only about 20 hrs per week.  After bills are straightened out it will be sewing money. Yeah!

Well,  I didn't finish my OMG last month, but I did get the embroidery 99% done.  I picked out the fabric for the quilted edging from my stash.  I also changed my choice of the frame.  Now my question for you is should I stain it darker color?  Or paint it.  What would your choice of color be if that is the case.  And would you cover it with glass?




I'm linked up @http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2016/11/one-monthly-goal-november-goal-setting.html

Don't forget to VOTE!

Blessing and Hugs,

Friday, October 21, 2016

Christmas Gifting Started

Sincerely trying to beat the last minute rush this year as I will be making almost all our gifts again this year.  Plus I'm going to be working again.  I am going back to Kroger after leaving 20+ yrs ago.
Still praying for the shop to sell.  Which brings me back to Christmas sewing.  I love these little bears
they are so easy to sew once you get hang of getting the head on.



I'm trying and keep posts shorter and more regular.  At least until I establish a new habit,
and that includes sewing more with disciplined timing.



What do these look like to you?



They look like pancakes to me.


We have never had this type of mushroom before.  They are all over
the yard.  Anyone know what kind they are?  Be nice if they were eatable.

Looks like I'm gonna have to ask Santa for a camera this Christmas.
This one appears to be on its last leg.
Have a great and safe week-end

Hugs and Blessings









Friday, October 7, 2016

One Monthly Goal

I'm having trouble staying focused on an embroidered piece that needs finished  and then bordered with a quilted finish before framing.  I want to give this as a Christmas gift.  I joining this month's One Monthly Goal at +Red Letter Quilts to be held accountable to finish this project so I can frame it.  The badge is on my sidebar if you would like to see what this group is about and maybe join up.  They have finished some beautiful work.
So without further ado this is my started (JULY) and then forgotten project.  



I pulled this frame to use because of size so I would have room for enough quilt to show.  This is the size I'll use but maybe a little less ornate.  I'll have to wait until piece is done to tell.  I'll probably as for your opinon on that then.



So saying that, this month's the goal is to embroider and piece.

Hugs and blessings to all.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

An apology and a 2017 Stitch Along

Some of you may have noticed I haven't been blogging or visiting for awhile.  As in like a lot of your lives things have just gotten out of whack.  I'm in the job search mode now and waiting to hear from one interview by Fri. or Sat. (so they said).  Too much to share at one time so I'll catch you up a little at a time.

I owe MA. from http://magpiesmumblings.blogspot.com/ a huge apology.   She has some beautiful Crazy Quilting to share if you would like to visit.  I'm so sorry this is so late in coming.  She sent me a beautiful hand sewn postcard a couple of months ago and I never showed how much I appreciated it by sharing it.  It came when my struggles were at the highest and I needed the kindness of just being thought of.  It stay on my shelf above my bed to remind me the someone cares and thinks of you even when you don't realize it.  My pleasant surprise arrived prettily wrapped.




Isn't her handwork pretty.

A great big THANK YOU. 



Now I would like to share a stitch along for 2017. 

Launching The Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club Stitch-Along

Cat Patches: Great Giveaway: Launching The Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club Stitch-Along:
Just visit link below for information , todays giveaway and join in the fun




I trying to get back in gear with some sewing, and I going to try to share on Fridays.  Have a great week end and be careful.


My God is good, He is my strength and refuge.  I will not be anxious about tomorrow.
Hugs and Blessings

Friday, July 29, 2016

Testing how to tag on my blog.

+allthingzsewn.blogspot.com    I'm testing a way to tag blogs that I might be sharing on my blog and want them to know.  Like some one that I have won thread from and want to show what was done with it.

If by chance this should work and you be tagged would you be so kind to let me know.  I always put your link up  so others can find your blog. But I think it would be nice if you knew I was doing so.

If any of you already know how to do this , I sure would appreciate your letting me know how.  And likewise if any of you are interested in this just leave a comment saying so.  When I get it figured out I'll get back to you.

I will continue testing on this particular page, so once you have read it  just ignore in any future post with the same title, unless of course you do receive notice that you have been tagged.

Now for a little happy news from me, I have just received some beautiful +Aurifil thread from Snoodles at +lilypadquilting.blogspot.com.  I going to start using it today.


                                                          https://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com


This is a sweet pattern from Jenny at +http://www.elefantz.com/.  I just joined "The Stitchery Club"
and can't wait for August's patterns.  I want to us some of them on my cats and houses.


Thanks for visiting and I hope a couple of you are tagged, remember to let me know please...
Hugs and Blessings,