Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How Fragile Our Friendships

My blogging friends are just there.  Right? We click on a few keys and there they are. 
We share so much, like friends writing a letter.   A new recipe, a new crafting idea, decorating idea or just our families. 
What happens when we lose one of these friends?   
I can speak for myself. I am heartbroken.  That person I thought would be there day after day is gone.   I feel sad, I think of all the simple little comments I could have left that might have helped make a bad day better.  A prayer I said, but never told her I was there praying for her. Maybe she did a great tutorial and I learned a lot but never took the time to say thank you.
I lost a blogging friend this last week to cancer.  I am on the verge of losing another one because she wants to quit. We are not the 'big' bloggers, the money bloggers, we are a very special group of bloggers.  We are friends, with gals that share our lives.  Please, take the time to leave a comment, don't think you will come back and comment later because the time will get away from you, you will not return.  
Let us share with each of our special community friends, read, comment and pray.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Congratulations to Linda Thompson, you have won the drawing for your choice of item from
                  Lilla Rose

 Please contact me with your email address so you can get your certificate.

           Thank all that entered

              I love giveaways

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lilla Rose Give Away

In honor of Valentines day and to show my love for all of you, I along with the help of Jennifer of Lilla Rose, are offering this wonderful give away.

We had the opportunity to review this product and I just love it.  I love it so much I have ordered another one.

Worked on short hair and long hair.

Win a certificate for one item up to $16.00 from Lilla Rose.

Let me know in the comment section, that 'yes' I would love to win and go to 
Lilla Rose Check out her wonderful products.

We will be drawing a winner Wednesday February 16th.  Please be sure we have a email address so we can notify you. if we do not hear back in 24  hours, we will draw again. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Not the prettiest but--

While running through our quickie mart grabbing some thing I forgot to add to the shopping list, (how does one forget to add supplies?) I spotted these flowers on the way to the check stand.  
 At first I walked past them,  after all they were not very pretty. But, there was a touch of color. We are living in a color depraved valley right now.  So before I could over think the binge I grabbed a bouquet and put them in my basket.

Something about these flowers made me feel happy. A little scarce looking, I call them my "Charlie Brown bouquet". Still they made me feel happy and I wondered why do I wait for special occasion's  to buy flowers??
I will now add flowers to my shopping list. Maybe not flowers from the quickie mart. Even though I think I gave them a good homeI will try to remember every day is a special occasion. Let us rejoice in it.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Favorite sewing Blogs part two


                                             Meet Kathy Dykstra

 Kathy has a perfect name for her blog, as her sewing is indeed, a sewing adventure.
I am always in awe, of what she can do with some fabric, thread and a whole lot of talent.
Kathy has designed garments for magazines, such as Sew Beautiful and Australian Smocking and Embroidery.   Kathy is also a teacher and her blog is an extension of her teaching.

  Kathy has been a big inspiration to me as she always goes that extra step in making something special,  she sews for organizations that make gowns for babies that will not live.
In making these gowns Kathy makes sure each one is special.  
Since I also sew for Wee-care babies, she has encouraged me to take the extra time, to add something special.
         Visit Kathy at 

She has a lot of inspiration to share with you.

             Another favorite

          Shirley C

You will love Shirley. I know some of you that visit me also visit Shirley because she has shared your blogs with me.
I love being able to call bloggers my friends, even if I know that we may never meet in person. It really doesn't matter as far as friendship goes.
Since I am a beginner quilter, Shirley has held my hand through many projects. Well, as many as I have done (which isn't much at this point).  I will add,  Shirley has also been there for me when I need embroidery help or blog help.  I think I can call her one of my go to people.  Wonder if she ever tires of me.

Shirley latest  quilts were made for her grand children to enjoy as Christmas gifts.  I will also say she did these quilts and had knee surgery last fall.   she is a real hero.

                I spy quilts
             sewn by Shirley
            I told you she is special.

                    Visit Shirley

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My Favorite (sewing) Blogs

            Sharing some Favorites

I am a blog follower.  I have learned so much by being able to visit with people that I would never have known, if there were no blogs.

I will start by sharing sewing blogs, because sewing is so close to my heart.

Then, I will share decorating blogs- Then some  wonderful ladies that I would hope to meet someday. 

Visit Bunny at La Sewista

I have shared Bunny's blog before. A wonderful, passionate, lady.  Full of the 'What's next' kind of passion.  Always learning something new.  Always, sharing what she learns.  Bunny has the kind of passion she so wants others to have and shares so willingly.  Visit Bunny Here.Oh and did I mention she is very organized. I am trying to learn that from her.
                                                   From Bunny's blog.

                                                         My next favorite
                    Angela Lee
                Just give me a needle

 This lady is such an inspiration.  She makes her own Christmas presents and they are better then anything you could ever buy.

       I am always going to do a sew along with Angela and get all my gifts made, so far I have fallen off the sewing wagon and have not reached my goal.  Maybe if we start early this year- like in NOW!!  I will be able to keep up.   A very sharing and helpful lady, you will love her blog.

I have many favorites. Inspiring ladies that sew, quilt and share their passions.  So stay tuned for more.      

Friday, January 16, 2015

Snow Day

                  Snow day=
                   Happy Day

I knew if it would only snow, we could then see the sun.

                                       That my friends is Sun!!
                                     Beautiful sun and blue skies.

How I have longed to see blue sky.  Oh and sun!!

               Even the birds are happy
             Do their little feet get cold???


An added bonus to a snow day-

I get hot cocoa with  


 p.s.   My grandson did my header--isn't that clever????