Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Flu-Bug Project

The worst part of this flu-bug we have had has been the joint/muscle aches and pains. I have been seeing these BO-BO packs all over the web, so I got up yesterday and made us some. I cut two matching size fabrics, put wrong sides together and sewed them except for a small area to turn them and insert the insides. After they were turned and pressed, I topstitched all but the opening. I mixed rice with some oils I had here at the house--again, all those buys over the years have finally come in handy. I put wild berry oil in about 3 cups of rice and mixed real well. Next I poured the mixture into the bag through a homemade funnel--a rolled up piece of cardstock. Then I top stitched the opening to close and finish the project. You can heat the pack on 2-3 minutes in the microwave, or place in the freezer for a few hours, which ever you need---hot or cold. I filled the second one with rice scented with peppermint extract--does great on the chest of you or your little ones to relieve the congestion and aches. Take care. Be healthy, happy, safe. Hug those you love. Smile and laugh! Pray daily for those in need, and may God bless ya'll in this upcoming year!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Wishes!!

Hope ya'll had a Very Merry Christmas! We did!!! Things did not go quite as I had planned, but it was wonderful with many blessings and great memories! All the kids and significant others made it for Christmas Eve festivities and have been in and out since. My sweet Daddy however did not make it for the get together. He came down with the flu on the 23rd and is just now getting to where he feels like normal. He decided on the 24th that he would not come over and that we could not come there. He let Carre (daughter) and I take him some food and his presents. She opened them for him while I fixed the table so he could eat. He tried to stop us at the door, but since we had both had the flu shot he let us in. We came back and did the normal things we do with supper and presents here, but it was not the same without him. We traveled to and from family get togethers starting the weekend before Christmas and endng with our last one on the 26th. That is the day Simon (youngest) and I came down with the flu! It has been horrible! He has had fever as high as 103! We just got out of the bed and started to mill around the house today. I called my internist on Sunday and he put me on Tamiflu, and I think it has made mine not be quite as severe as all the others.

The pics above are from a flu project and daughters attempt at Christmas cards with Angel Baby and my first granpuppy. This year I have 2 granpuppies, Doss (oldest son) and girlfriend picked up a stray this year, who when he gets loose from them comes to my house, climbs the fence into my back yard and plays with our dogs until someone comes to take him home. Darnest think I have ever seen, most animals climb out of fences, not in. He does climb out of theirs! I love the Christmas card attempt. This is not what they went with, but I got a pic of this framed, because I love it so much. You really have to see the series of pics to appreciate it as much as I do. This is the only one out of the bunch that they both looked straight at the camera. The scarf was made from yarn I had here at the house while I was "bedridden". I used a basic single crochet stitch for the scarf, and the flower was an after thought because the scarf just looked bland. I have a new fleece that matches perfectly. See, it is a good reason for buying all that yarn and fabric and adding to my stash--note to hubby!!!!!!

This time of year is special to us all. Sometimes things are hard, but if we continue to pray and ask God to take things into His hands, the best will occur. I got off work on the 21st planning to get all my Christmas finished and be prepared for the 24th festivities without being rushed. As I entered the house my phone was ringing. When I answered it my best friends daughter was crying uncontrollably on the other end. Her grandmother was found in her bathroom covered in blood and not talking appropriately. She lives in a small town out from our town about 20 minutes away. My BFF was out of town at a concert with her hubby that they had been planning for almost a year. I told MB to get a baby sitter if she could for her twin babies and I would meet the ambulance at the hospital, and not to call her mom until I saw what exactly was wrong with Gran. (My initial thought was if it was a cut or bump on her head, we could handle it until BFF gets home later tonight--THey are about 3 hours away) It was not quite that simple. Gran did not know me when she got to the hospital, and after a CT of her head it was found she had 4 bleeds in her brain. One big one and 3 smaller ones. Needless to say when she did not recognize me, we started to try and get BFF on the phone. She called back just as the ambulance was preparing to take me and Gran to a bigger hospital about 3 hours away even more south than BFF was. Long story short I got back home the next morning about 6:30, and todays report from Gran is the best one yet. She is starting to do things normal to her. Hopefully by the middle of next week, she will be able to come home. All of this has been brought to you by the power of prayer!! God is great in all ways, and we are so lucky to have such a great God watching over us!!

Take care. Be safe, healthy, happy. Hug those you love! Smile and laugh!! Pray for our soldiers, their families, those whom you know in need, and just anyone you thinks need an extra boost!! God bless ya'll and may ya'll have a safe and great New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Good Morning Blogland!! Hope all is well. I have to tell ya'll about this wonderful blog I found the other day while hopping-- It is awesome. She does wonderful crafts and incorporates teaching into the fun. Great teaching! I first saw her post about reindeer games, but after going back and looking the whole way through at old posts, her creativity and talent is everywhere. Please go and see and tell her how much you enjoyed the tour. The Rudolph above is straight from her blog. Angel baby needed something to give her nursery class for Christmas and I thought these with some reindeer food would be great. All you need are some clear ornaments, brown packing paper, red pipe cleaners, google eyes, and a red shiny nose. Pack the paper inside the ornament, glue the eyes and nose. Cut a pipe cleaner is half, and then cut one of the halves in half. Take the smaller pieces and make extra "horns" on each antler and shape. Glue the base of the antler to the top of the ornament. Cute, easy and cheap. Ya'll take care. Be safe, healthy, happy. Smile and laugh. Hug those you love. Do something special and unexpected for someone. Pray for our nation. Pray for our armed forces and their families. God bless ya'll!!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Angels Among Us!

This is an ornament I made many years ago. I made one for every child and parent for the tree that year, and actually I made some for friends and co-workers also. I am really surprised you do not see them much here in crafty blogland. They are really simple. I am not sure of the exact measurements because I made them in several sizes, but here goes my first tutorial. Ya'll bear with me now!

Things you will need:
Small styrofoam ball
8 inch circle of fabric--*not sure about the circumference, but you can play with it and see what size you like.
Lace- I used wide for the large Angels and small for the little Angels, again this depends on which size you choose to do.
Glue gun
Rubber band
raffita, straw, yarn-this is for the hair
Flowers, or any other embellishments--optional

I cut my fabric into a circle, then sewed the lace around the edge of the circle. Next, I glued the center of the circle to the styrofoam ball (only glued at the top of the ball). I draped the rest of the fabric tightly around the ball and secured it with a rubber band. Pull the skirt, so it lays smoothly. Glue the ribbon, flower whatever you decide on around the rubberband to hide it. Take a piece of the lace and make several loops with it. Pinch the middle, and wrap with thread to secure the pinch. Make a loop with some of the left over ribbon so you can hang her. Gluethe loop and the wings to the back of the Angel at the neck or right below. You can put something over the string to cover if you like. Take the straw and make the hair. I hot glued it to the head, and WHA LA---you have an ANGEL.

Take care. Be safe, happy, healthy. Hug those you love. Smile and laugh! Pray for our soldiers, our nation, and our nation's leaders. Help someone who needs it, it will make your heart feel so good! God Bless Ya'll!!!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The 2010 Tree

Well, the tree is up and the outside is decorated. I completely redid the tree this year, changed the lights, garland, and only put up the most important ornaments. How do ya'll like my little elf that helped me? I still have some things to put up inside, but I have decided to not do the village this year, one reason being the little elf. She has begun to really investigate things. I put at the bottom of the tree an Angel, Santa, snowman, Christmas tree, and a bell so I could let her start to learn about Christmas essentials. She loves the Angel baby ornament and Santa. Angel baby ornament is a blond haired little Angel girl dressed in pink that I got for her last year. If you say love the baby, she loves Angel baby ornament, and if you say love HO HO, she goes to Santa! It is so neat watching her learn something new everyday. I am very fortunate to have them so close. Oldest son killed a huge deer with his bow the other day. It is his first Pope and Young. If you do not have hunters in your family you may not know what that is, but it is something that true hunters dream of. Hubby had a big birthday Saturday! We had some old friends we have not seen in quite a while come over for football and supper. Very quiet, relaxing, and enjoyable. It was 14 degrees this morning when I got up! That is really unusual for us. I like it, cause it means snuggly time. Little son crawled up in the bed with me last night to watch football and was still there this morning. I really miss those days with him, you know he's at that age where mom may not be the most important person in his life, but thanks cold weather for getting a snuggle time. Ya'll take care and be safe. Please pray for our soldiers and their families. Smile and laugh!! Be healthy and happy. Hug those you love. REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, JESUS CHRIST!!! God bless ya'll!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pink fig quilts giveaway

Just found this great give away while blog hopping this morning. Beautiful quilt!!! Her new fabric line is great, too. Love the colors and prints!! Please go visit and let her know what you think.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Good Morning!! Just popping in for a short while, but I will be back on board more regularly. It has been really busy here. Sewing, crafting, shopping, working, playing with Angel Baby---that has been my priorities of late. I have 10 Christmas presents bought and wrapped!! Never in my life have I done this. I pinch myself and say is this you??? I even have most of my Thanksgiving dinner prepared and in the freezer. I am not sure what is happening to me, but it sure is nice. My bestest friend, Dawn, went to a pillowcase class at my favorite new store, Ella Rose, a fabric store in Cleveland, MS. This is where we took the quilting class. She came home and taught me how to make them. I made these for the girls in the family. Aren't they cute? I have always shyed away from these because I thought they were hard to make and time consuming. Boy, was I wrong. Ya'll take care. Be safe, happy and healthy! Hug those you love. Smile and laugh. God bless ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I finished Angel Baby's nap sack before the big party, and I will say it really kicked my rear end!!! I cannot follow a pattern exactly. I am always adding to them. In this case, the pattern was this: I decided to use minky fabric for one side and put two layers of batting instead of one, and what did this do----STRETCH like crazy!!!! Next I thought all little girls need ruffles--I had not tried to sew a pillow on a blanket and not get the ruffle caught in the seam in quite a while, and I might add it will be quite a while before I try again. The next nap sack will have it's own pillow that is seperate if it has a ruffle. It did turn out really cute and Mom and Angel Baby love it, but it really made Gammie TIRED!!! The pics are not the best, but you can get an idea of what it looks like. I finished my quilting class and finished the quilt. I had a great time and very proud of my accomplishment. Pee Wee football came to an end this past Tuesday. Littlest (I know this is not a word, but I love it) son recovered a fumble in the game and made several good tackles in their WIN (we only got 2 of those this year, so we want to brag a little). The announcer kept calling his name over the PA system. I began to get really worried if we were going to be able to get his helmet off after the game because every time they called his name his head swelled and his chest got bigger!! Ha! Ha! He was so cute chest pumping and bumping. All the rest of the family are great. Oldest son went alligator hunting and caught 2, one was 5 feet and the other was almost 10 feet. There is a neat article about there hunt in a state paper. I will put a link if you are interested- Well I guess I better go. Ya'll take care, Be healthy, happy and safe. Hugs those you love. Smile and laugh, and may GOD bless ya'll!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Wreath

I have had a wirlwind of sewing this weekend. First, I finished the rag wreath for Halloween. Not the best pic, but you can get a good enough idea of the wreath. I have seen these on different sites, and decided to try one myself. I followed the tutorial over at "A Little Bit of Everything"-- It was real easy. The only thing I did different was to cut my strips in half one more time then she did. Go look and try. Next thing I did was finish quilting my quilt. We have our last class this Thursday, and we will put the binding on then. I will post a pic of the completed project after the class. I started making a new baby blanket. This one for a girl. Almost have finished putting the ruffle on. I also will show this when done. Last, I started a nap sack blanket for Angel Baby. She will be moving up to a bigger class, where they sleep on cots, so I thought a comfy, cozy little roll up nap sack with pillow would be great for her. Hopefully that will be finished this week because her BIRTHDAY PARTY is next Sunday. Her real birthday was yesterday and I had the privilege of keeping her while Mom and Dad worked. I believe you can tell from the pic what a good time we had. Ya'll take care. Be happy, healthy, and safe. Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so get those check ups and mammograms!!!! Hug those you love and even those you don't. Everybody can always use a hug. Smile and laugh. GOD bless ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Blanket

How ya'll doing today? We are just fine. Oldest son made it home safe and sound Monday--thanks for the added prayers; Youngest son's pee wee football team won their first game last night--WOOP WOOP; daughter and her lil family are all wonderful-Angel baby will be a year old Saturday; my dad is feeling good; me and hubby are great, and it really feels like FALL here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope ya'll are the same and being blessed in many ways. The pic I showed today is a little baby blanket I finished last week. I love the colors, imagine that, it has pink in it! The back is a pale lime green minky dot, the ruffle brown and pink polka dot cotton. I love the combonation of colors in this. Angel baby just came to see me for a little while, so I better be going. Have a blessed day! Be safe, happy, healthy. Hug those you love. Smile and laugh. God bless ya'll!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fabric Flower

I have been seeing these cute flowers on different blogs lately, so I took some scraps from an outfit that was made for Angel baby and made this one. I love it!! They are so much fun and easy to do. I took different scraps and places them together according to color. Then I sewed them together, end to end. After that, I folded the strip in half and zig-zagged all the open edges. Then I gathered the material with a running stitch--some tutorials I read used their machines by changing the stitch length and tension, I just did it by hand. I started at one end and folded it over and then continued to form a circle around the center until I used all the strip of fabric. I just kept stitching each layer to the next. I tucked the tail of the strip into the back of the flower and covered the raw edges with a scrap of felt. You can hot glue a hair clip or a broach pin on the back of the felt and use it for whatever one you like best. This one has a hair clip to go in her hair or on a headband. I am not really good at directions, so if you have any questions, please ask and I am better at answering than describing. Oldest son is on his way in from hunting in Montana, so please add him to your prayers tonight and tomorrow for a safe flight. He got an early flight tonight instead of tomorrow, but is on layover in Denver and on standby. I sure hope he gets in tonight. Ya'll take care. Be happy, safe and healthy. Hug those you love, and most of all God bless ya'll!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Quilting Class

I am having the best time with this quilting class! I tried to teach myself to quilt last year, but it never really came together, so it went up until I could have a real lesson. My best friend, Dawn and I, started the class 3 weeks ago. It is taught at a fabric shop about an hour away called Ella Rose. We meet every Thursday night for 2 hours. She shows us a step and has us complete it, then we go home with homework and return in a week with that entire process done. I am now on my borders and changing my mind constantly. I just sent for more fabric because I decided to add another border this morning. I will post another pic when the borders are complete. Not only am I enjoying the class, but the quiet drive and conversation with a dear friend is wonderful. We have been picking a different restaurant each week and trying them out. Sometimes we have eaten a full meal and sometimes just appetizers. Cleveland, the town where the fabric store is, is a college town so there are plenty of eateries! I have several things to do this morning, but I will be home at 2:30 to see ALABAMA play Arkansas. My mom was an Ole Miss fan, my dad an ALABAMA fan, and I went to Mississippi State. I have always loved ALABAMA, and yell for them always unless they play Mississippi State, so ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya'll have a great weekend! Be safe, happy, healthy!! Hug those you love!! Smile and laugh, and may God bless ya'll!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Finished Projects/Hubby-36 years ago

I had a great Labor Day weekend and I hope ya'll did the same. My hubby had his 36 year class reunion, 1974. They joined together with the class of 1975 for the reunion. I was in the class of 75, but in a different school here. I really think I had more fun than he did. I met up with some people I went to grammar school with that I had not seen in probably 25 years. It was great!! That handsome young man in the pic above is hubby. Wasn't he cute? The other pics are projects I finished this weekend. The blanket is for Angel baby, and so is the hair bow. The blanket has been laying in my sewing room for months waiting on me to make the ruffle and put the back on it. I love the colors of it, makes you feel happy. The front and ruffle are out of cotton, and the back is a minky fabric. I just saw the other day where they have the minky fabric in all kinds of dots, swirls, flowers, just about anything you want these days. The original backing was a red swirl minky, but when I saw these dots I had to have them for the back. The hairbow is adapted from a tutorial I saw while blog hopping, and I am very sorry to say I cannot find the tutorial to give this person credit. I cut the ribbon to the desired size, v shaped the edges, then crimped the middle to give it some depth. I sewed the middle pinch with a thread and tied it off. I then hot glued all the pieces together to make the pattern I wanted and then covered the knot in the center with a button. Glued a hair clip on the back and Wha la!!!! Ya'll have a great week. I got to get to work. Be safe, happy, healthy. Hug those you love. SMILE, it will make your heart feel good, and most of all may God bless ya'll with many blessings!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summers over!

Oh my gosh, I have not posted in so long!! This summer was great and very busy. The project above is the latest one I did for some young ladies for their collage dorm room. The pic is not great, but you can get the jist of the project. This summer was spent mainly at the lake with my wonderful dad. We spent a lot of weekends there, and still are. It is so peaceful and quiet, no phone, no tv, just nature and all it great sounds. The older I get, the more I love QUIET!!!!!!!!! We spent a great 10 days in Florida in late July. We saw a small amount of oil, but fortunately that was all. We did have a tremendous amount of seaweed. Not sure what that is all about. The people with the oil spill said it was brought in from the hurricane that skirted by out in the Gulf a day before we got there, but I am not so sure it is not something that has accured with the spill itself from the disperents. Anyway we had a wonderful time. Most of my free time is spent watching that little lady in the other picture grow. She is 11 months old today and what a joy to be around. She has made a great difference in my priorities. I also have been making lots of pottery. It is a great stress reliever!! I have set my goals for the Fall and I am going to keep this blog better updated. We just finished our third full week of school and it is going great. Pee Wee football has started and I love to go watch those little guys. I will see ya'll later. Take care. Be safe, happy and healthy! Hugs those you love and may God bless all of YA'LL!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Although I am spending most of my free time at the lake, I have been crafting a little. The monogram door hanging was an order I did. I love the bright colors and the way the "M" just pops out. I hung it with a blue and white polka dot ribbon. The cross is one of many I have completed lately. I love the style and the color combo of it, just that hint of red in the center cross really does it for me. All is well with the family. Angel baby is pulling up on everything and jabbering all the time, youngest son is fishing almost everyday with his friends or my daddy, daughter was asked to precept a new nurse at the hospital and is being trained to be charge nurse for her floor, and oldest son's crops are looking great and he is enjoying life. Hope ya'll are well, also. Gotta get to work, but I just wanted to check in. Take care. Be healthy, happy, safe. Hug those you love. Pray for our Gulf Coast residents and habitat. Pray for our soldiers. Laugh out loud and SMILE!! God bless ya'll!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Please pray!

I ask for prayers today for our Gulf Coast. Please pray that what BP is trying to do today will work. The impact of this oil spill on our Gulf states is unbelievable. It is far more serious than anyone can believe. The people in Louisiana are being hit another time, but this time it may change a whole lively hood. The marine life and waterfowl may be changed for history. They may not can recover from what is already out there in the water, much less anymore. Please ask your friends and family to pray over this. The beaches on the Gulf are some of my favorite places in the world to be. The smells, sounds are so satisfying and relaxing. This catastrophe may possibly change that way of life forever. Lift up your hearts in prayer, please. Take care. Smile and laugh. Be healthy, happy and safe. God bless ya'll!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good Morning!!!

Good Morning!!!! Just popping in to say I am still here. These are a few of the pics of what we have been up to lately. Soccer is over and we came in 8th in the state for U12 boys. The fish are biting and we have been spending a lot of time at the lake with family. Crafts have switched to focus on pottery and paint at this time. I have put my cross paintings in two stores and they are doing good, but my pottery crosses that I have put in one store are going crazy. I am starting on my third shipment for them today. Here is a link to my pottery blog is you want to take a look
They have also asked for some scripture canvas. Woo Hoo!!! I plan on getting them in there next week. Angel baby is growing--2 teeth, starting to pull up some to her knees, babbling up a storm!! (We are working on Gammy, but who knows what she will call me) The pics are of Angel Baby; hubby and youngest; my sweet dad, his brother and my aunt; and the biggest bream caught that day!! Ya'll take care. Be safe, happy, healthy. Smile and laugh. God bless ya'll!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Pottery

Please pray for the people in Mississippi and Alabama who were effected by the tornado's this weekend. We were very lucky and did not receive any damage, but a lot of the my homestate-Mississippi did. The impact is terrible. People have lost everything in a split second, but the overwhelming help that has come from neighbors, friends, family and most of all strangers is terrific. When I woke up Saturday morning to hear the Weather Channel people on location 60 miles from my house, I knew we were in for another bad day. We had terrible weather Friday and Friday night at my house, but thank goodness no tornados. My 11 year old was coming home from a field trip Friday and they had to pull over, unload the bus and put all the kids in a brick building in a little town about 30 miles from here due to a tonrnado warning and siting. I thank God daily that we all were untouched.

The pics I have posted today are some of my pottery that I have made lately. I am really enjoying getting back into it. I have another blog for just pottery related things-- The pics are of a chip and dip set and 3 crosses. Each has a different glaze and shape. Just a little something different to show today. I have been trying to get some paintings finished for an order and as of tomorrow, I believe they will be done. They are crosses also. I love crosses, anyway, form or fashion, and I really do a lot of them with my paints and pottery. All's well with the family- Doss-oldest son just about ready to start planting his farm rows and life is good for him; Carre-little momma is doing fine, off for a couple of days and glad of it; Simon-youngest- living life to the fullest (he said he was not scared Friday during the storm, but you should have seen him when he got off that bus. He saw me, started running, and I got the biggest hug I have gotten in a long time)and sweet Angel baby (Mary Countiss) has an ear infection, but grinning, babbling and doing something new everyday; Jack(hubby) is due in Friday night after being gone 2 weeks, and Simon and I have to be in Gulfport (4 hours away) for soccer Friday night. We will pass somewhere on a highway.

Time to stop babbling and clean up the kitchen. Take care. Be healthy, happy, safe. Enjoy life to the fullest, smile, laugh, giggle!! Hug those you love and God bless ya'll!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Icee Cream Sundaes

We have been playing soccer, going on field trips, making pottery, working, and some little person has a tooth since I last saw ya'll. My youngest child (11y/o) is on his 5th grade field trip. They go to a wonderful place in Tennessee every year and the kids love it. He left yesterday and will be back tomorrow. Angel Baby got her first tooth last Friday. Youngest and I spent the weekend in Ridgeland, Mississippi playing soccer in the district tourny last weekend. They came in 4th and we are to go to the state tourny next weekend in Gulfport, MS. I have been really back at pottery. After my 2 1/2 year hiatus, no one can believe I really came back. I have been just trying out new glazes they have gotten since I was there on old pieces I had done long ago, but never glazed. I just bought new clay this last week and started making new stuff. I will share some pics later. My doc is back from his vacation and the office is back on full swing. Tonight Angel Baby and I are going downtown to Art Alfresco--this is when the stores stay open late and highlight certain artists, there are sidewalk musicians, carriage rides and trolley rides, it is really a great time. Her mom is working to 7 and if we are still hanging in there when she gets off she plans to meet us. Hubby is in New Orleans working and it is just me here. I thought it would be very quiet, but last night my son's neighbor called me and my grandpuppy had escaped from the backyard. Son was off somewhere and had no service on his phone, so I went to get the dog--Might I say I was in my pj's!! These people are my old neighbors, so I really did not care how I was dressed. They caught, Trip-grandpuppy #2, and helped me get him in the house. Son finally got service and checked in to find out I was dog catching. He came home real quick and took over. I really had a great visit with my old neighbors, so I did not care about the excursion. The outfit above is something new for Angel Baby. I thought it turned out cute. I altered the smocking plate a little to fit the little one.

Gotta get going downtown. Ya'll take care.Be safe, healthy, happy. Smile and laugh. Hug those you love. Pray for our nation. God bless ya'll!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Double Door Monogram

Well, my day did not turn out like I thought. The boys did go fishing and the baby and her mom came over, but I did not get that quiet time to do all I had planned. My daughter and her husband wanted to go fishing after he got of work, so I kept baby girl. I went to the country with them and Angel baby and I strolled in the country and learned about all God's creations. We talked about water, fish, geese, trees, gardens and bugs. We saw I little of all of it. IT was really a great time. After the fisher people came in, they cleaned and cooked the fish. It was awesome. My dad especially loved it. He will be 82 this month and he loves to fish and he loves for all the family to get together. I did smock a little and almost finished it, but hopefully I will finish it tonight. Today was quiet. We slept in and just stuck around the house. I did get to pottery for a little while. Glazed a couple of pieces and came home and made several. The picture I have shown today is the double door monogram that I made for a girl at work. She wanted her initial and something that reminded her of summer for her front doors. I thought what would be better than the flip flops. I think it turned out really cute. Ya'll have a great week. Take care. Be safe, healthy, happy! Hug those you love. Smile and laugh, and most of all God bless ya'll!!!

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Friday, April 9, 2010


This is a dress and bloomer outfit I smocked for angel baby. 100% cotton fabric with ric rac as trim. There is 6 rows of smocking. I did each row in a different color that is on the outfit. Since yellow was the primary alternate color, I did 2 rows with it. I love these angel wing sleeves for little ones in the spring and summer.

Well, it is Friday, and I do not have to go anywhere this weekend. I plan on painting and sewing. I am starting on another smocked outfit tonight. I hope ya'll have fun plans for the weekend. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous here and hot. Highs in the 70's. I hope so, we had a little cold snap this week and I was not ready for it. All my arthritic joints have really been cutting up. I believe the men in my life are going fishing, so I should be alone to create. I am sure Angel baby and her momma will come by some--I sure hope so!!! Ya'll have a blessed weekend filled with lots of fun memories and lots of laughter. Be safe, healthy happy. Hug those you love. Live life to the fullest!! God bless ya'll!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mixed Media Canvas

Today is beautiful! Sun is shining and expected temperature is in the 80's. Plan on painting most of the day. I have been asked to do a monogram door hanging and a matching door hanging for a friend. I am going to do the monogram in teal, pink, yellow, lime green and white. I thought this would represent summer appropriately and the matching door hanging will be flip flops in the same colors. I will post a pic when I am through. The pic above is one I did with scrapbook paper and paint. I love doing these mixed media canvases. Just a little something for today. Ya'll take care. Be happy, healthy, safe. Hug those you love. Smile and Laugh. Pray for the family of those miners and the ones that have not been found. I believe in Miracles!! God bless ya'll!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bibs and Burp Pads

Hey ya'll!! Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. We had a grand time. Ate way to much, but spent a lot of time with immediate family and extended family. Tonight is a big night in the Turner household. Well, we are March Madness gurus and we are yelling for Butler. I love to see an underdog do the impossible in most peoples eyes. Basketball has always been very popular for me. I played in highschool and was fortunate to be on a team that holds a record in the Guiness Book of Records. My high school girls team won 100 straight games back in the 70's, and as far as I know that record still holds. We will watch the Connecticut girls tomorrow play for a victory, but tonight we are Butler bulldog fans. The pics above are some bibs and burb pads I made recently. One was for a little girl and the other for a boy. Nothing fancy, but I thought they turned out really cute. I have done really well with these and sold about 10 so far.

Just a quick note to tell you about a new blog I started today. It is my pottery blog. I have made pottery for about 5 years, but for the last 2 1/2 years I really have done nothing due to my work hours. Recently , as we all know, I changed jobs and I have my free time back, so I started dabbling in my pottery. I will continue this blog with family moments and craft projects--sewing, art, paper--and the new one will only be for pottery. If you get a chance, stop by and let me know what you think about my stuff. The site is

Good night ya'll!! Have a great evening. Be safe, healthy, happy. Hug those you love. Smile and please laugh. God bless ya'll!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

"He arose. He arose. Hallelujah, Christ arose", and saved us from our sins!!! To God be the glory! Have a great Easter and remember why we celebrate!! God bless ya'll!!!