Wednesday, November 18, 2009
If women follow the 'new' guidelines much cancer will be undetected until too late. We must be a reminder to each other...
The American Cancer Society is the best source for information right now.
And WHY were we paying a government committee to look into this and I wonder how many BC survivors were on the committee and what kind of insurance do they have (the free kind that government employees get)?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Read about the contest here.
Have some holiday fun...and play with us! I am Sew Southern on Swap-bot.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thank you , men and women, for serving our country. Thank you for sacrificing more than you ever thought you would. Thank you for giving it your all day after day.
THANK YOU and may God Bless You Always.
Special prayers and thoughts to our US ARMY family (and families)in Texas.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I made chocolate bread with Ruby today. She and I spent a few quick minutes together creating some fabulous chocolate bread. Her working her magic on (real) butter and sugar and me watching in awe. Ruby is my KitchenAid mixer. I really love her! Here is where we got the recipe and inspiration...
and here is a really bad pic of delish choco bread. The next time I make this, I think I will add pecans and maybe go with a lighter hand with the sugar topping! (My oven is a monster (and I mean that in a mean and nasty way), thus too browned on top, but the rest was perfect.
I found my Saturday project to get me in the groove...a fast way to make a little quilt and get my mojo started again...I have been slagging....http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=1398
I have been playing Farmville...it's fun and if you play and need a neighbor, let's be friends! I need neighbors!
Tomorrow is Hog Happenin' here in these parts...
last BBQ of the season...http://www.hoghappnin.com/, looks like lots of fun.
...and our Kings Mountain part of the Gateway opens tomorrow...I love trails and these are so nice to walk...come join us! http://kmgatewaytrails.org/
my dorky life ... sigh
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The Amnesty Bill sliding in with the Healthcare Bill as reported by CNN...wow, just WOW.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sally really liked it......
...but it's for a friend...and it's in the MAIL!
...a fleece scarf with patchwork on the ends...cute, from this TUTE
...and some book thongs (bookmarks) from this TUTE
Working on some other stuff...but the all my girls will be here Thursday and I have to get all my TOYS put away for the weekend! I would whine about it but I really want to see them!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Came home and realized 'he' would be home in 10 minutes...so I grabbed my Pine Sol and rubbed down the doorknobs in every room...house smelled like I had cleaned all day! and yes , his mood was awesome as soon as he walked in even though the house is a wreck! I am lying in bed last night and I cannot stop giggling about the 'trick' and he's asking me what's going on...and I just mumbled my day was funny and fun...you gals gotta try this sometime... (my house is not filthy, there are some areas that need a good scrubbing but I do that like on a binge cleaning week, then I forgo it till next binge cleaning week...my house is always in a craft uproar though...and I really need some TRICK MIRRORS to take care of that problem!
I had no idea that we had a CSI unit...fabulous! I *think* I am more fascinated that my little town can support this, than I am wondering what the heck is happening in the house they were parked in front of (yes, I know I ended my thought with a prepositon). I'll find out the story later...nothing goes unsaid here in my town!
My 'Mr. Greenthumbs ' has had a fabulous time with his tomatoes this year...as of right now I have over 45 3" tomatoes on my counter. We have given the neighbors some and we have eaten tomatoes for every meal for 3 weeks. I don't want to can them because I don't have a canner this year (I always used my mom's before...no, wait, that's a lie, she always canned most of them for me...lol)...Can tomatoes be used as any kind of fabric dye? hmmmm.....
I have a few projects midway so I don't want to show them yet...but I did finish 4 throw pillows for Kaylin's bed or chair in her room...denim with some neat yarn sewn on...didn't want to get too fancy because she changes her mind a lot about her decor.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Yay!!!! Jesse is gone and now to clean out some other varmints...go Michele, Jeff and Jordan!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
... for Kaylin and to see if my hands would work...they did, but I didn't get as detailed as I plan to do when I make some more! These 'abc's' were fun to make. Tutorial and other great stuff at
Happy Together. They really turned out cute...I made upper and lower case letters...mine are small and want to make bigger ones next!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Congrats, my friend and I will get it out to ya in the next week! I loved your thankful thoughts and they were more for you than me because lots of times we forget to be thankful every day! I also have a few more books to give away...so I'll do this for a month or so ... family and friends give me things and sometimes I already have it or I just don't 'do' it (can't risk hurting their feelings)...so I must share.
Have a great day and it will be 4 to 6 days now before i get MY computer back...my husband asked if i was having the DT's yet...
Monday, July 20, 2009
My hand has gone a little crazy and I have not been able to do much of what I'd like to do...but I have done some things I have been putting off...such as cleaning out books and magazines, shopping, daydreaming, bossing the boys around, changing my diet, welcoming a new baby, saying goodbye to wonderful people (a few sweethearts have passed), getting surprise visits from my grandgirls, and my parents...and lots more stuff. I am trying to get back to better-than-normal here, so hopefully putting myself on a schedule will help my fuzzy brain!
To 'celebrate' my week of crappy prednisone (yep, the dreaded prednisone, probably prescribed because I laughed at my husband when he had to take it just a few weeks ago, paybacks are he**), I am giving away a new book that I received but do not need. It is a great book and sure to be wanted by many of you! Here's how I want to work it...TELL me something you are thankful for and I will add your name to the pot and draw for the Seams to Me book by Anna Marie Horner on Thursday morning. Please be sure to leave me with an email address or way to contact you. Good luck!!!!! and I hope you win!!!!! **Karen**
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I am back and hope to play some...I did find that I was spending waaaaaay too much time on the computer. Last fall I had started doing my own daily devotionals, then I started substituting my devotional time with reading spiritual blogs and posts from some very lovely people. I was at a place where I wasn't reading or studying at all by myself (well, me and God)...and this week I had an epiphany...I HAVE to do my devotionals and one-on-one time with God again...my mind stays much clearer and my brain functions better and I like me better when I know myself and what God wants me to do...so the blogs I find so spiritually helpful will be read when I have 'extra' time.
I think I'm on my way back to the goofy woman that my family and friends all know (and love???). See ya soon...got some great 'nature center photos to share and some grown-up grandbabies AND some cool things I made when my hands won't work...! and we won't mention that quilty thing I was supposed to have finished...I'm just not ready to own up to the failure yet.
I started this post last week and just finished today...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Please go visit Calamity Kim and enter her giveaway...if you win (I hope you don't and I do) you will be delighted! and blessed with lovely goodness. Good luck, sorta.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
A pretty tree in the front of our house and a Scary Sally on my patio table (bad kitty).
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me.
2. If you are one of the first three to make a comment, you are a winner! And you then agree to post this challenge on your own blog, meaning that you will pay it forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!
3. The gift that you send to your 3 friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember it’s the spirit and the thought that count!
4. When you receive your gift, blog about it! If you are not one of the first three to comment on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! It's all about paying it forward.
Email me with your address if your are one of the first three... Bella
Monday, March 16, 2009
Places for info
Thursday, March 12, 2009
SEE YA LATER!!!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Isn't he gorgeous? Won't tell you his name ....neighbors are probably going to put up a wall after they find out how much I play with him when they are gone.
I am waiting on the grand girls to come visit ...they will be here tomorrow and I have lots of sewing to do...but it'll have to wait until next week.
Please pray for Patrick in Iraq, we found out he has to stay for 14 months instead of 7, and he is afraid his girls will forget him. We won't let that happen, but I sure do feel for him.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Lynn at UFO's, Stash and my life GO there...she is giving away a jelly roll and a gorgeous one at that!
And I am out enjoying this warm weather before the WINDS come!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
We had a wonderful Christmas...full of loud, smiling, laughing grown-ups and babies and all ages in between...did I say LOUD?...It has been a hard week adjusting to so little noise...I miss noise and little bodies in my way and under my feet!
Today I made a cover for something I got for Christmas (specially picked out by my DIL, the cover was so easy and I made it in less than 30 minutes...so I still have to hem it...after I decide if I am going to add a pocket and/or embellish it with 'something'. This is the pattern I used
http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/n011801b.htm I also still need to press it.
THIS is what my cover covers...I finally got one and I will be making bread tomorrow...for the first use of my much coveted Kitchenaid mixer in RED!!!!
...and now for what makes me a NUT...I found some purple fingernail polish that I actually LIKE....not too dark, not too light...just right!