Thursday, November 16, 2017

Frustration Relief

When feeling overwhelmed or something weighing on my mind, it helps to just sit down and sew.

I've been overthinking the candy winter wonderland project for Sunday school. I know the other teachers are looking at creating gingerbread houses for their walls. I want something original. So, outdoor playland with penquins and snowmen. It pictures great in my mind, but something is missing... ?????  Where does Jesus play in all this? We're to be teaching on Jesus is the sweetner in our life. So, while sewing I came up with an idea. Why not have penquins and other animals singing from a hymn book. Music notes floating above their heads and above that the words to the song, 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus'. Under the singers write the scripture Psalm 150:6. 'Let everything that has breath praise the Lord'.

Now, I enjoy sewing organizers for my sewing things. Anything that will keep my sewing supplies close at hand during any number of projects. I even enjoy sewing boxes, yet they take up more room. I took ideas from my chatelaine and from the pincushion thread catcher and created something that goes on my office chair. Needs a couple of things I don't have on hand at the moment, but otherwise it's completed. I kept it simple by using velcro. I know when I go to make another (I know mom, you're asking where is yours) I plan on creating a tutorial.

Just realized how well it goes with my chair color wise. I wasn't even trying, just pulled fabric from my scrap bin.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Am I Old?

I've been hand quilting on and off all week. Resting my poor pricked finger with crochet snow family, and stitching some embroidery. Still have a long way to go.

My beautiful daughter who has turned 18 today (yes, they say I'm old), decided to make glow in the dark cupcakes. They look and taste great, but disappointed that they didn't want to glow. We ended up calling them slime cupcakes.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Made 2 and got an order for 5 more.  Now to put buttons on and then to start the rest. Whew!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ritual continues

Bryndle joined Vincent this morning.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Morning ritual

Every morning my husband takes his morning pills. He keeps them in an old shoe box. You see it's a boot box and fairly large.
Our kitten Vincent likes to play in this box while hubby is taking his pills.
Today however; Vincent just got comfortable and went to sleep.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Been busy pinning ideas for a winter theme and a candy winter land theme for Sunday School. Lots to do. Though I've been cleaning and rearranging my family craft room. Kids have been happy to get to a sewing machine to make up quick projects.

Today my boys stitched up a boot polishing bag from an old pair of BDUs. The idea came from their dad and what he had done while in the Marines.

My daughter decided to try her hand at making leaves and maple leaves on her cupcakes. She really didn't do too much practicing. Really need to enroll her in a cake decorating class. They still taste great, though.

Any time I've had to spare is going into trying to complete my quilt. I've used wool batting to keep us warm and really want it completed for my bed. The nights are getting cold. Bbbrrrrr!

Been busy

Only have one arm so hubby jumped in and loaned me his. 3 arms pretty good. Doubled snowman and worked on window clings.
Now it all has to dry.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

First Sock Snowman

Got all my supplies from Dollar Tree and now my snow family has begun.