January 31, 2010

~Sunshine & Moonshine~

Sunshine: A beautiful gift in pink and green made by my mom! Isn't she the BEST? I can't believe it is so perfectly done. No flaws, (unlike my knitting:-) just perfect. It's just as bright and beautiful as the sunshine! This is a crochet project, and she made one for us, and one for my brother Mike and his darling wife Carol. My mom always says, that she is not very creative....HELLO!! I love it. And the colors are so perfect for our home. Divine!!!.....

Moonshine: No, not the kind you were thinking!! It's morning and the full moon is still out! Is it confused I wonder?

Happy Sunday!! Hey...it's sunny here today. Still cold but the sun makes all the difference in the world.


January 30, 2010

~Saturday Fun~

Greetings! I love Saturdays! I have spent the morning sewing on quilts and rearranging my bedroom. I am going to make a white summer quilt for our bed...it probably won't go over too well with the dog who considers it HER bed. But of course there is pink my next to favorite color..hubby wouldn't go for that at all...Oh well White it is!!

But first I am finishing off the quilt for Haiti. I will post a picture of it when I am finished. I chose pink (of course) because it is for a young girl, but then I thought she might like bright and vibrant colors. So...I'm making it BRIGHT Pink!! (smiles)

I hope that you all enjoy your weekend. And to all that have had severe weather this week-I'm praying for you! Keep Safe & God Bless you!!

January 26, 2010

Valentine's Cupids & Some Cute Little Bums~

Aren't they Precious? Darling little Cupids with the cutest little Bums!! Had to have em'. There's nothing quite as relaxing to me than a stroll through an Antique store. I could just meander and look all day long admiring the perfection as well as the imperfection. I'm easy...my taste is eclectic and I like it that way. I mix and match, blending rustic to modern. I would say my style is comfortable, easy, not too fussy or frilly, but definitely not bland. I have so many interests that I can't leave anything out! Hence the cupids, a little frou frou, but it just so happens that they look wonderful in my studio which is Shabby Cute! Not that everything needs a purpose but these little sweeties will be the keepers of my most cherished buttons.
I hope that you have had time to look at all of the wonderful giveaways at the different blog sites for One World One Heart. Oh my I wish I could just spend the day looking at all of the creativity being displayed right now! But I am spending a fair share of time meandering and looking. It's been so relaxing! Remember, if you would like to see all of the lovely giveaways offered (so far over 500) click on the OWOH link on my side bar, and it will lead you to all of the participants of this fabulous blog party! The only thing missing are the refreshments....BYOB!!!

January 25, 2010

Welcome To The One World One Heart Extravaganza!

Welcome New Friends and Old Friends to One World One Heart! This is a blogging event to get to know other bloggers near and far. Created and hosted by Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian This is the first year that I am participating and I'm so happy and excited to be a part of this wonderful blog party! Each participant will offer a giveaway, mine is featured below. The theme this year is "Magic Carpet" so my offer is a Sweet Pink Quilted Magic Carpet/Tablerunner! Over 900 bloggers joined in the fun last year...That's alot of giveaways!! Please click on the link above or on my sidebar to see all of the other exciting blogs and giveaways!
Handcrafted Quilted (Magic Carpet) Tablerunner (17" x 42") featuring Pink Rose Fabrics

Hand sewn binding completes this Charming and Cheerful Sampler.

Batted and Backed with the Prettiest Quilted Pink Roses with Green Trellis Fabric

To win this Darling Quilted Tablerunner you must be a Blogger, and leave me a comment. That's all! Winner will be chosen by random selection on February 15th. Good Luck to all of you, and remember to visit the other Fabulous One World One Heart sites!


January 24, 2010

We Made It!

Just a quick note to let you know that we made it through the ice storm without losing power!! Yeah! It was surreal not being able to see out of the windows...creepy really...Here's a picture to show you how it was here for 2 days...Now this looks like frosted glass-it is not! It's clear glass with about an inch of ice on it!

I've been busy busy getting my giveaway done for One World One Heart which begins tomorrow. So you'll have to stop by and see what I made especially for this wonderful blogging event. If you would like to participate please click on the link at the top of my sidebar.


January 20, 2010


Freeway's NOT Happy!

Here we go again, another weather event here in Iowa. This time--An Ice Storm! We are told to expect 1/2" of ice today on the roads, in the trees, and on the power lines! We are to expect power outages...I am getting quilts and comforters ready!

I woke up this morning thinking about those poor people in Haiti, what devastation, the plight of humanity. My heart soars every time the rescuers bring out another person who is alive, but great sadness envelopes me when I hear the number of dead, and wounded.

I was contacted by a great friend Sheila Dee from My Creative Side who was one of the volunteer quilters of America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts that made remembrance quilts for FDNY, EMS, Flight 93, The Pentagon, Port Authority, Port Authority Staff, And The Victims. This group of wonderful ladies from all over the country are joining together once again, assisting the "Joshua Reiss Memorial Foundation (9-11 victim) on a project to collect quilts for Haiti's Children, most of whom were left with nothing. Many, many lost their parents. (Please click on the links for the story). These colorful & comforting quilts will be given to the children and the hospitals in Haiti.
Anyone can volunteer to create a quilt for a child either by hand or machine quilting. I am making a rag quilt for a teen girl. Baby quilts, toddler quilts, any size for boys or girls are needed. Jeannie Ammermann is the founder of the 9-11 Memorial Quilts and if you would care to donate a new handcrafted quilt you may contact her through the America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts link above.
The pictures I'm posting today are actually photo's I took yesterday of the hoar frost on the trees. Isn't it spectacular?? Winter Wonderland is a fitting title, don't you think? But today will be a different story I'm afraid....Lord help us!
Blessings to you all!!
Oh yes, and a special Blessing to all of my friends in California who are experiencing the ravages of flooding. I'll be praying for you too!!
If we lose power---I'll catch you on the flip side!!

January 19, 2010

~Shabby Chic Papirskatter~

Hi Friends! I happened to find a wonderful sight ShabbyChicPapirskatter, on one of my favorite blogs that offers the most beautiful graphics for any occasion! Heidi is most generous and all of the graphics are free!! From Vintage Post Cards to French Documents--it's all there! You can do so many things with these stunning pictures, so stop by and have a peek! Here are a few samples. You will love them truly!! Blessings~

January 16, 2010

The Last Semester Has Begun! Whoo-Hoo!!

Hi Ya'll!! I haven't been around much lately although I have been stopping by your blogs and taking a peek at what's going on with you. Monday began my last semester, and I only needed two classes. A computer course, and a health and wellness course. I thought the computer class would be a Breeze since I have been using one for so many years... and the applications are not difficult...just a bit tedious...I'm not thrilled with minute details..drives me up a wall. But I AM good at looking at the overall picture, and the overall picture tells me the end is in sight!
We had a little snow melt this week, which allowed me to take Freeway out to play. Walking in 12 inches of snow is ROUGH! But the doggy is happy, and the birds are fed.
I am beginning to plan for spring already...it's a matter of survival really, and I have some great ideas for flowers and greenery for the front of the house. I may even plant a vegetable garden this year!
So, off to study (I like to get ahead a little bit) and watch the freezing rain come down. I miss you all, and will be back here as I am able. Hugs!!!

January 4, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Right....I know I'm a little late...but Happy New Year Friends! I haven't posted in quite some time, things have been a little crazy around here. First off, thank you ever so much for all of your prayers for my sweetheart. He did real well in 16" inches of snow...only got stuck twice! But he is safe and we are fine. Two days after my mom arrived, she had a severe asthma attack, and I had to call 911. They sent an ambulance and took her to the hospital straightaway. By the time I arrived (had to drive slowly-very slowly) they had her breathing much better and in a few hours released her. She is only now beginning to breath normally. She has what is called athletic asthma? She had one episode of this kind in the 80's, but other than that, she has no symptoms at all. Isn't that strange?

As she was on the mend from the asthma, we both got dreadful colds!! Honestly!!!!

Anyway, we are both doing well now, and each of us are happy to have that mess over with before the new year.

You prayers have been so effective...my husband didn't even catch a COLD!!! He was well protected~~thank you all!

The day began at -25 degrees...this afternoon it is 1 degree. We are in a deep freeze.

I just had to get out and get the birdies some nourishment, as it has been too icy to walk on the snow here. So here are the pretty little birds, happy to have some munchies!

Blessings all in this new year, and thank you again for your prayers for my hubby!!


P.S. Also a little table runner I made while recuperating!