Friday, August 8, 2014

A Walk in the Park

   My childhood friend had brain surgery a couple weeks ago. 
I sent her this quilt titled
"A Walk In The Park"

                                      A new study showed that people who remain friends
for seven years will be friends for a lifetime

I think they are right
I love you Cyn.
I'm so thankful you are well again!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cheshire Cat / Breast Cancer Awareness Tote Bag

The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularized by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin.

His face has been machine embroidered onto a solid pink fabric and then quilted in a stippling design. Bordered in a hot pink cotton and a cobalt blue Breast Cancer Awareness Fabric.
Interior fabric is a solid medium pink.

This tote bag is big! Two Beach towels and all your sun essentials will fit in
this bag!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bob Marley Love

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry.After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million albums and singles. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality.

Bob Marley died on May 11, 1981 from cancer

You can purchase this item here

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ode to Aquaman

Oh ya! I love Aquaman!
My friend the Super Geek thinks
Aquaman is the laughing stock 
out of all the super heros.
I have loved him since I was a kid.
As an adult, the love continues
and I've never been into blondes!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

How To Make Hexagon Templates

Plastic index dividers for your notebook work great. 
Cheap and readily available.
If you have kids 
you most likely have a stash
 of these bad boys 
lurking in a closet

Make a Hexagon Pattern out of paper
or if you have a few 
laying around from your last 
paper piecing project
use those.

Grab a Sharpie

Trace Hexagon onto plastic

Punch a hole in the center of your plastic template
It makes removing so much easier.

My work mat is atrocious
 (hence "work mat")
and my $7.00
Amazon camera is about
to bite the dust.
But you get the idea of how to make hexagons
and that's really all that matters!

Memorial Day is tomorrow
Remember our fallen soldiers
Have a great day off!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hand Embroidered Grocery Bag

 I love to hand embroider.
I found this great site that sells
Aunt Martha's products. 

 This is a new pattern pack called
Folksy Farm.
The colors remind me of a 
farm house kitchen.

It even comes with a color guide.
This is the second time I have
ordered from this company.
American Company!
Family Owned!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Orphan

This morning 
on my way home from car pooling
 I found this orphan sitting 
on the side of the road.

It looked so sad and dejected
I knew it must be saved

I sent my man on a mission
to bring that orphan home
and he did
I am happy to say
it has been
 cleaned and polished
and is ready for a new life

What a beauty!