Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Anniversary [yes..on April Fool's Day]

43 rd  Anniversary

Today is Kenny and my , 43rd anniversary..  Where
did all those years go? It seems only yesterday , that
those two young folks said, " I do".

Kenny is one of the kindest and most honest men ,you
 will ever meet. I admire him and always have. He is
a wonderful  Christian man that loves God and loves his
family. He is funny , and keeps me laughing.[And yes,
he can make me mad] He is always there,
when I need a pick me up.. and he is always their
to defend me [He thinks I am always right.ha]

We were very young.. I was 171/2 yrs old, and he was
19 yrs old. [Yes..we were too young!!! ha]And we had a
hard time, especially during the  early years.. Raising 2
kids, and both of us returning to school and getting
our  college education. But.. you can do it, with God's

Someone ask me," would you do it again?" Yes. I would!!  I
could look the world over, and never find a better husband
or father for my kids or  grandfather for my grandkids.

Today's Plans...
Kenny is working today at his camp house.. I am working
at home. But , we will celebrate later today.. We are going
out to eat. [and let me add... a couple days ago.. he came in
the house holding a big bunch of daffodils in his hand..He said,
" Happy Anniversary"... He knows , this is my favorite flower.
the warm temps were going away, with freezing temps
returning. He knew they would be gone , on our anniversary.
You see. He is so NICE.!!
Also..The night we got married, we were too poor to go
on a honey moon.. so we went to our newly rented apartment.
I had bought a cheap frozen lemon pie, and we eat it that night.
So each year.. I buy one of those pies.. They are special..even
though , not so tasty.ha

I love you Kenny ..  forever!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Twin Granddaughter's Dresses..

Ashlee Gail
Her dress is  orange /white polka dot, with white
lace trim and blue silk flowers .

Amy Grace..
Her dress is a bright sunshine yellow/white polka
dot.It has a white trim with blue silk flowers.

Dresses were made from a simple a-line dress
pattern. Has cute little sleeves and  lace trim.

Of course, I could not leave well enough alone..[That is
me for sure.ha]  I found these little hats, and thought the
girls would enjoy playing with them.. I could not find
a white one.. so I got blue hats, and added orange /white polka
dot ribbon and a a white /blue silk flower. I added the
blue flowers to the bring in some blue. 

Amy's dress got the same treatment. I also got her
a matching purse and trimmed it out to match
the hat...
Note:  Ashlee told me,that she really didn't like purses..
[Figured you would wonder why she didn't get a purse.ha]

This was fun sewing.. I had the fabric in my stash.. So, only
bought the hats and purse.

I told about this make here.

Happy sewing.. and hope you all are seeing signs of spring!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Olivia Walton Wrap Dress #3

                     Olivia Walton Wrap Dress #3

This is now my 3rd time to make this pattern..It is so fun to make, and easy . Very comfortable. I got this pattern from Eva Girl
at the Oppulent Poppy Blog. She has made some beautiful ones, and many more of Olivia Walton's look alike dresses. She is now selling this pattern in her Etsy Shop.. please check it out.

Also, check out her blog:

Olivia Walton Wrap Dress
Made from a mustard yellow /with black and white dot
fabric.It is a cotton with a small amount  of stretch.

Back view.
Front view.
Thank you Eva Girl , for creating this wonderful pattern.
I  wish you the very best. And Look forward to  other
Oliva Walton patterns , that you will create to sell , in your
Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sewing in a Clean Sewing Room.. & A Wrap Dress in Progress

What do you do , when the sewing room
is in a total mess? You quit sewing, and
just think about  how much you need a
good spring cleaning!!  Then finally ....
one day, you do it!!!!

How nice it was to fold  each and every piece
of fabric.. I found stuff, I didn't know I had.ha

Love these blue wicker baskets. [found them a
local Dirt Cheap store for a round $3 a peice..]
Not only did I clean this book shelf, I organized
my sewing tools , accessories in the baskets, and
tagged the baskets with what was inside..[so,
I would be able to find stuff,ha]
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 These 3  photos are of the wall cabinets, over my cutting table.

How nice to be able to see my cutting table..

My little sewing corner!!

Since getting my sewing room cleaned and organized,  I have
been sewing.. I finished the twins dresses [I posted about in last post]. Will share photos ,when I get some.. Will probably see them during spring break? I am now working on an Olivia Walton Wrap Dress.. [will be posting soon].  [It is now in Eva Girl's Etsy Shop, YEA..-I will posting about that ,and the link real soon.]

Must tell you what my "sweet" hubby said about this big cleaning 
job. I had pulled all the fabric off the shelves and out of the cabinets.. and it was a Big mess.. he said," Oh Lord!!  I wouldn't
do that..." I ask why? "Because, you will just go in there and mess it up again! Why do all that work?"   Now...what do you say to that?
 I think I  "may have" threw a bag of cotton or something at him.ha
But.. I really knew............. He was telling the truth.hahaha

New post of my dress and the girls dresses soon......

Saturday, February 21, 2015

What Do You Do....when you have ICE/WINTER? You dream or SEW Spring!!!

Ice/Sleet/Snow... What do you Do?? Wish for it
to go away!!!! Yes/yes/yes.. or  You dream  then sew

Head to that Sewing Room  and pick out some pretty
spring fabric [that is why...we MUST have a fabric
stash!ha]  and then......


  You  cut out the sweet twin girls in your life, a
spring dress.. And dream about the upcoming
sunny day!!!

Guess what?? I have the orange one completed, since
taking photos.. And  I am  happily sewing on the
spring yellow one today.. Just dreaming about
the sun shining and  the  girls , happily on their
way to church on a Sunny /warm day!!!

Photos of finished products coming soon!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day Sewing & Apple Pie for Kenny

Valentine  Skirts and Monogrammed Tees
for my friend's girls.. Happy Valentines Day.

Love the pretty new fonts.. Yes.. I am playing..

Valentine Apple Pie for  Kenny.. Topped
with vanilla ice cream.. I think he was
pretty happy over this "unexpected"
Valentine Present.. He is a pretty special

Hope each of you , have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Just a little Sewing

Simple gowns for my Sister..One knit
and one cotton blend..[My sister is tiny,
and she likes the simple t-shirt gowns.. The
one size fits all..doesn't work for her.].She
ask me to make her a couple. They were
so simple and quick.. No pattern, I just
traced around and old one, and made
the pattern.

My mom lives with her.. SO , of course, I had
to make her one too..

Cheer bows for  Emily and Callie.

More cheer bows.

Juvenile Epsilpesy bow for Callie,
She won the Science Fair at her school,
and will be going to state. She did her
project on this terrible disease of children.
And , knowing first hand the complications
of it, has been very hard for her. But, she
loved the bow, and  the purple ribbon
stands for it.. She was really cute in her
matching  outfit.. Hugs for my sweet Callie.

Another cheer bow..[can you tell I got some new
fonts and wanted to play?

Embroidered pocket tee for  Emily.
Callie had a new tee too..but I can't find
the  photo?? [I guess the camera eat it.ha]
bty- the embroidered letter did match the
shirt, not sure what happened with the
photo color?