Saturday, January 10, 2015

2015 Craft Challenge - 2 projects a month

I'm not sure where 2014 went, but here we are, the 2nd week of 2015. Wow! I am taking a challenge of trying to complete 2 sewing/embroidery projects a month for Christmas decorations or gifts. If you would like to see if I complete the challenge and see what I have done, follow along on this blog. You never know what I will come up with.

I need to start sewing again. These past couple of years, I've thought 'I should be doing something and not watching TV'. This year is the year. I'm hoping if I get moving and doing things, I'll also lose weight.

So, here I go on this journey to make 24 or more items before Christmas 2015! I hope you join me!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall is here!

I've started decorating for the fall. The first thing is a new wreath for the front door. I love the mesh wreaths, but mine aren't as fancy as some. I LOVE my owl! He's too cute! I bought all the supplies at Joann Fabrics. If you look closely, you can see some leaves at the bottom that Mr. Hoot-Owl is resting on.

Now what? I'm thinking of doing the mantle but need some items - Indian corn, etc. I need to make a visit to the NE United Methodist's Pumpkin Patch. Last year we didn't get there. We need to slow down and take the time to carve pumpkins. This is Audrey's senior year and we've got to make it a good one!

Let me know how you like the wreath! Thanks for following!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December is Flying By!

It seems I have more people following my almost no-existent blog. I need to do more on it so I can get more followers.

For Christmas, I decided I needed something bright on my front door (it's black - and I hope the LAST Christmas on the house). So I tried to make a mesh wreath. Have you tried this yet? They are fairly easy to make. I put 3 glittery ornaments on it and some glittery ribbon. Guess what - I'm still vacuuming glitter off the living room floor. Let me know if you like it. I think it looks great for my first one. A little hint - I would use 2 rolls the next time. I think it would be perfect fuller!

Then I started making some very cute flameless tealight angels. I bought the design from They have many different designs for these. If I had time, I would do the pins with the snowmen and reindeer. They are too cute.


What do you have in-store for the next week before Christmas? 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday of Cooking

Today I made a new recipe - Chicken Broccoli Supreme. Audrey wasn't here for dinner so we wanted something with broccoli (Evan LOVES broccoli). I found the recipe on WOW! It was pretty easy and very tasty! You can find the recipe @ (see the picture below).

We also made strawberry ice cream. It was awesome with big chunks of strawberries in it.

I love cooking and finally have time to do it. And Evan is in the eating mode and makes me feel great about everything I make. We've been so busy with baseball in June and July, we have been eating quick things to make or eating out. I am actually tired of eating out!

Now it's time to do some cleaning and rearranging. Have a great week!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It was pointed out to me that I had not posted in a while. I have been so slack!

Today is the big day for Elise Brennan and Ronnie Gerald. The day brings happiness and sadness for our family. We are so excited for them and sure the wedding will be beautiful! I can't wait to see Kathy's sister, Donna, and her boys. It's been a long time since we've spent time with them.

The sadness comes because Ronnie and Elise are moving to Jacksonville, NC (he's a Marine stationed at Camp Legune). Evan teared up at night at the rehearsal dinner - which in turn made me cried! My big tough boy's 'big sister' is moving away.

Elise was instrumental in us becoming friends with her parents, Ed and Kathy. How? She was born! We've been friends with them ever since - I wanted to hold the baby! She has entertained us, kept our children in the summer, spent many beach vacations with us and countless holidays together. In other words, she's like my own child!

I wish Ronnie and Elise all the happiness in the world. Both her parents and Bob and I have been married for almost 30 years. May they enjoy a long life together like us and her parents!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Crib pads and skirt

I'm not sure if I'm a slower sewer because I'm old or because I was making it for a friend. But making crib pads and skirt kicked my butt! No pattern pieces, just measuring was a little nerve racking, too. But all turned out well and the momma loves it.

No onward to finish a wall hanging. I'll post when I get it done!