Monday, March 30, 2009

Spreading the word...

One of the most awesome apronmakers ever is having a giveaway!!!
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


...another project I want to get done for my Dad...for Father's Day, or maybe before, if he's in need of a lift. It will go above his desk...the cross for obvious reasons (!)...and the green because it's supposed to be a 'calming' color and my mom says he has a hard time being 'calm' at his desk lately...I imagine part of that is...TAXES!!!! Hahaha...and mom's all this needs is the backing, quilting, and binding... ( I am the favorite child at the moment...or maybe I better call and see if my brother has been up to no good (or good good). Love ya, Rick!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A walker bag

My little grandmother is 93 or 94...I can't be sure, she used to fib about She is now having to use a I made her a walker bag. She can carry all her 'stuff" with her now. Water, tissues, $$, candy, socks...she'll probably throw her purse in there!!!! OR she'll ask me why I didn't make it big enough to carry her purse...she's still a feisty one! I will be going up Tuesday to see her...and spend the night... I used velcro on the handles. I need to add the buttons on the tabs or maybe some yo-yos.

Ariba...border progress made!

I made some progress...maybe 'challenges' are good for it has to be sandwiched, quilted, embellished and should be ready for the first day of summer...but I said that last year! I need to get it down now before I stretch it out...then I'll have 'crooked cabanas' !

A pretty tree in the front of our house and a Scary Sally on my patio table (bad kitty).

Monday, March 23, 2009

I have been Challenged!

Sandra and I have a long standing UFO...and we decided it was time to get them finished. I want my cabana quilt to be hanging on the wall by the first day of summer. She is a lot wordier than me...I talk nonstop in person, and I don't type fast so my posts are shorter. Read Sandra Sews and 'see' how competitive she is! WELL....bring it on sister! Mine needs borders and quilting and binding....I may be farther along than she is (at this moment) but I have to watch her...she's FAST....and she has no grandchildren (yet) to sidetrack her projects! Our whole
"SPICY" group may be getting in on the activities and we have some very talented and FAST-producing gals...I may be outta luck...BUT I will still have it done by the FIRST DAY of SUMMER.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pay It Forward

I have joined the Pay it Forward Craft Exchange. According to the rules, you have 365 days to send out your homemade gifts. I think I can get it to you way before 365 days...write it up on your own blog (yes, I copy and pasted most of this)...and I'll check before I send out your item.

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

oh HELL NO!!!!

Tomorrow HR 1388, or the GIVE ACT is going to the HOUSE...and be ruled on sometime this week. Please let your Congressman, Reps, and Senators, Governors and all know how you feel here about this.....this is NOT my American way!

Places for info

Do something.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's cold again!

I have been cleaning out the carport...and freecycling, and still have so much more to go. I have also been on a pincushion making are some I made...still need to embellish them...and have more in different stages...geez, how many pincushions do I need? OH...I know, my friends need them too!

....and a little pic of my grand twins and their dog....Kaylin was helping me take the pic.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why can't we....

....stop making new laws AND enforce the ones we have? I see a lot of stupid 'new' laws popping up...we are the 'Homer Simpson' nation...DOH!