Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sew Busy

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!!!!!

Since I haven't received the photos from our anniversary party yet, I cannot share them. I am sure they will be coming soon. Maybe the party was only in my dreams?!?!? I am told they are coming so I will post some once I receive them.

Meanwhile, I have been very busy having some fun. Things have settled down with my mom and I have made a promise to myself that I will manage to find at least 15 minutes a day in my sewing studio. Even if I just sit there and get inspiration from looking at fabrics and threads, I feel a lot better. fifteen often minutes turns into much longer periods and the housecleaning has gone with the birds. Hmm. Is there a fine point where the line is drawn?

Then again, look what I have managed to accomplish.

1.) A small red, white and blue quilt to hang on the door for the July 4th celebration.

2.) Several outfits for one of my granddaughter's eighth birthday this past week. Happy birthday, Ms. B.

3.) Finished all 70 nine patch scrap blocks for the summer sew along. This was a great way to use up a few of my scraps.

4.) Finished the top to the Panda quilt along with AJ Quilts. Again....more scraps.

5.) Completed two tooth fairy pillows for some special little girls.

So, I ask you, does it really matter that the house is not spotless? I have been having sew much fun.

The grandchildren completed their enclosure for their tortoise and have settled her into her new digs. She is loving all the attention (and food) that she is getting.

My mother was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is now home. She still has a lot of ground to make up after being in bed for two months, but she is such a trooper. She currently has a gal who is staying with her during the day until she is a little more steady with her transfers, but she is excited about being home. One can only imagine how good it must feel. The best part, I am certain, was to finally get a real shower after so many bed baths.
For all of you who love kitties, there is a blog giveaway for some cute kitty fabrics. You can see it at .

This week has been spent shopping and preparing for our annual July 4th party. Although it is only immediate family, there will be close to ninety people here. It is always great fun with games, conversations and food. How much better does it get? For those in the USA I wish you a wonderful day of celebrating the Independence of our country. Please remember to fly your flags.


  1. You have been a busy sewing bee! You are so incredibly talented. I was hoping you'd post the tooth fairy pillows - they are absolutely adorable! I'm sending you a picture - and something will be in your mailbox soon.

    Thank you so much! They were thrilled. They came the day she lost her tooth, but I hadn't checked the mail that day. I was sad about that. But there are lots more to be lost!

  2. You are so creative. I love to sew also. Haven't worked on "my unfinished projects" for a while now. Anxious to get them done. Everyday there seems to be something to change my direction for that day. Maybe tomorrow.

  3. I am trying to figure out how I can sew and fish at the same time while my house gets cleaned too. You did good! I love seeing all of your goodies you have made. I am so glad your Mom is better. We have been gone and I am just now catching up on comments, reading and then emails. Have a great Fourth of July!!!

  4. Wow, Wow and again Wow!! You are one talented lady. Everything is beautiful.

    Your party sounds great...I hope everyone brings a dish-to-pass.

    Happy 4th of July.

  5. I really like your blog and the Wonky cabin quilt is my favorite! Great job.

  6. Much, much more fun than housecleaning!!
    All looks great, panda especially!
    Good news about your Mum, Tracey

  7. The quilt wall hanging is lovely, you have been so busy the outfits for your grandaughter are great and I am looking forward to seeing the anniversary photo's.

  8. WOW!! 90 people!! I would be just overwhelmed...A clean house is not always something that we really need anymore. i am finding that out too..Just enjoy life, family, friends and your sewing...Have a happy 4th!!

  9. Good morning and wishing you and family a great 4th of July.

    I love the cute clothes you made for your granddaughter's birthday..I wish I had half of your talent!!!

    Your party today will be so much fun... sharing good times with family..... hugs, Baba

  10. Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones, dear Mary! I do hope you're having a fabulous day filled with celebration. I wish I could cross the border and celebrate with you:-) Oh how I love all the sewing projects you have been working on...the housework can indeed wait while you create such lovely projects!! hehe Those tooth fairy pillows are just darling.

    Prayers continue for your mother. She must be so happy to be home and I'm sure she'll recover that much faster surrounded by all that she loves:-) xoxo

  11. You're a productive lady! I'm so glad to hear your mom is home. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July.

  12. My mom will be coming home from the nursing home in a week on a trial basis, so I know how busy you've been.
    Glad to see that you've been able to fit some enjoyment in between !

  13. Hi...thanks for stopping in, you have been a sewing bee haven't poor machine hasn't been touched in years...I used to sew all the time. Got lazy!! Have a great week...that little patriotic quilt is so cute!

  14. You have accomplished so much. All of it wonderful. No worries if the house work doesn't get all the way done. No one really notices but you. Besides creative clutter is better than tidy idlesness.

  15. Wow! You have been just sewing up a storm! LOVE the outfits you made for your granddaughter!!! She will certainly be thrilled with them! I am so sad to say that I have not made anything all summer. With the horses home and all I just don't seem to get to it. I have some projects lined up for the fall and some UFO's to finish. The little tooth fairy holders are darling! Did you put the design on with your embroidery machine?

    So glad your Mom is home and doing so well. She must be thrilled to be in her own home and bed. Wonderful that you have someone staying with her too, must make you feel good knowing she's not alone right now.

    Hey, housework can wait! Believe me I know!!!!

    Adorable wallhanging and panda.

    So the grands have their own tortoise now, they will have fun watching her grow. Do tortoises have personalities like dogs and cats?

    It is still raining here. I feel so bad for people that had their vacations this month. Also the tourists that are here visiting. We have had rain for over a month with just a few days of sun. I have a friend here from Florida and she is complaining big time!

    You were the only one that answered my Pay It Forward. It's just so quiet in Bloggsville right now I guess people don't want to participate so don't bother if you don't want to. I haven't been as faithfull to blogging either so I certainly understand. :o)

    I bet you had a blast on the
    4th! Wow! 90 people!!! What fun! It was so cold and rainy here we just took a ride to the coast for seafood and that was nice. I didn't care about going to the lake in the rain!

    Well Miss T and Cousin K are still asleep upstairs. They spent the night last night and didn't settle down till almost 10. I bet they will sleep for several more hours!

    Guess I should work on a post but there hasn't been that much going on to write about!!!!! Take care my dear friend!! xoxoxo

  16. I see that you were busy. I love the outfits for your gds.
    I also love the panda that you made.
    I wish I could be that creative.
    God bless

  17. You are a great seamstress..Wish I was that good..I love my new machine now to get something to do with it. You don't like a massage??wow!! that is incredible!!
    Have a wonderful day...


  18. Wow! You are incredibly talented! I've let my house go, but it's because of two grandchildren being here!!! :) So glad your mom is home!

  19. our flags a flying;)

    I think your grandaughters are SEW lucky to have you! I love love love your work!
    The quilts are amazing always TOO!!!
    Definitely not something i have patience for!
    You are wonderful! ((hugs to you))!

  20. Oh I love all the things you've sewn, they are beautiful. Glad you have taken time to do something that you enjoy so much.

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