Tuesday, June 20, 2017


                               NOT ME, THAT"S FOR SURE

I will start by asking for prayers for Mr.and Mrs Sweet. 
she, is also known as BJ, owner of the blog sweet nothings.
So, here I am in an argument with of all people GOD! 
I was told to post asking for prayer, I said " I did already, I posted on noniesparadise."   This has been going on for a few days.  Of coarse over those days, I found I had no motivation, none!!   I delayed as best I could.  I read books, and all the time there was this voice saying "Post asking for prayer, BJ needs prayer".   
BJ, is the sweetest person, here is a couple of post from her blog.

Then I went over and read her blog and it came through loud and clear, please pray.  Bill is fighting cancer and is fighting hard.  I know you will hold them in your hearts.

Saturday, June 10, 2017


                            Next Project

I am starting on Christmas presents.  I know it seem early, but it really isn't when you have a lot of families to sew for.  I like getting things made with love over anything from the store.   Well, there are acceptations to that!  when the grand-kids find something for me, then it becomes very special. 
As most of you know I love boating, and so do some members of our family.  They either love it and have a boat or they are total land lovers.

 So what does this have to do with Christmas sewing?
I did these stitch out yesterday.  right before my eye Dr. but that's another story. 

 Not well hooped, I just wanted to see how it stitched out.

 So, place mats, towels what ever will work.  
Have you started thinking about Christmas sewing?

Monday, June 5, 2017


                                               All done

 I used the quilt as you go, strip method.  They make up pretty fast and make great gifts.  if you are thinking Christmas presents these make great gifts.

Friday, June 2, 2017


                         Pillowcase dress

This is the first pillowcase type dress I have made that ties in the back.  The mom wanted it to tie on the shoulder but I have had enough experience with little ones to know they will pull on anything tied in the front or the ones that tie on the shoulders.  Older girls seem to leave them alone.
So with help from Angela who owns the blog justgivemeaneedle , I am now finished with this dress.  we will have to see if she likes it before I make more but it was fun. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017


                                  Started another blog!

I think I am a glutton for punishment, as I have started another blog.  I am inviting all of you to check it out, comment and join up.
I wanted a place I could play with decorating and food. Then still keep the sewing spot and do more tutorials on sewing.

Please give me a shout out:


                                         Love this, it was made by a local Indian.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


               Keeping up the mess

 You have gathered all sorts of prints. I am trying to keep purple/lavender in all my prints because the person getting the place mats likes purple.

 Cut your scraps into strips. I chose to do 2" strips but you can chose any width you want.  Tiny one inch would be interesting.

 Now, you have another pile, those are the strips you have cut.  They are ready to apply.

 I used a basting spray to hold the filling to the backing fabric.  You could use pins, I just like using the spray adhesive
Now, lay out your strips in a design that will work for you.  All place-mats do not need to match as far as lay out, just use the same strips in each.

We will sew them down next.

Monday, May 15, 2017


             A sewing mess

I think we all make messes as we sew.  This is a new project.
I think it will be fun, taking it from mess to something else.

 I think you can tell what it will be.

           Lots of colors, always fun 
              to work with lots of colors.

Don't forget to check back and see what I make with all those colors.