30 June, 2015

*Winner: 4th of July Giveaway 2015*

Thank you to all who entered my 4th of July Giveaway. Random Number Generator© selected #5, which makes Mary our winner. Mary is an excellent quilter. Be sure to go visit and follow her awesome blog at: Mary- Quiltin' Grandma. The 4th will be here soon, so everyone please remember to be safe during the festivities. Fireworks are spectacular, but they are explosives! Happy birthday to the USA.

29 June, 2015

Happy birthday Amanda!

31 years ago today, my lovely daughter Amanda was born. She is a wonderful daughter, mother, wife, employee, and the best friend anyone could ever have. Amanda really is the complete package, plus she is so pretty. How amazing it is to have the joy of being her mother. Happy birthday to the best daughter ever. Love, Momma.

27 June, 2015

Simply Sweet dress

Back again, with another entry in: The Scientific Seamstress' Heat Wave/Frost Fever Party. This dress is called Simply Sweet, designed by The Scientific Seamstress. It is made of 100% cotton seersucker, in a navy and white small check. The large rick-rack trimming is red. The two front red bows are 7/8" wide grosgrain ribbons. Of course, this dress is made with love for my granddaughter. The link party will have a winner, to be chosen at the end of June. If you have not yet tried sewing a Scientific Seamstress or Sis Boom pattern, now would be a great time to start. This pattern is really quite fun and easy to construct, with no fasteners. There are several options included. The pattern difficulty rating is:

Fairly Easy

24 June, 2015

~4th of July Giveaway~


The 4th of July is coming soon, and it's time for a giveaway! The goodies are: 5"X7" framed USA flag cross stitchery (free chart courtesy of: Glory Bee Stitching), wood star peg, cotton USA flag pillow tuck with a twine hanger, rusty pin and jingle bell; wine with stars pin keep, and bag of Vanilla potpourri. Very patriotic, isn't it? To enter this giveaway, you must:

♦ Be a follower of this blog via GFC, Bloglovin', or Linky Followers.
♦ Have an active, family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
♦ Due to shipping costs, reside in the contingent USA.
♦ Comment on this post that you want to be entered.
♦ Tell us in your Comment what you love most about the 4th of July.
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The giveaway will end at 10PM CST on 29th June. Winner will be selected by Random Number Generator©, and announced in the AM of 30th June. Let the fun begin!

22 June, 2015

Happy 4th birthday!

Sending belated happy 4th birthday wishes to my darling granddaughter, Macey. That's her pictured above. 'Looks like she is having a lot of fun at that carnival, doesn't it? She really looks so much like her mother did at that same age. I felt badly yesterday, and did not get online to post. What a blessing grandchildren truly are. Yesterday was also the Summer solstice for this part of the world, as well as Father's Day. What an event-filled day! Sending belated wishes to my SIL Jamie and BIL Wendell. Prim blessings.

20 June, 2015

Simplicity 1475 bow dress

'Loving this warmer weather. Pictured above is a darling dress pattern. This one is Simplicity 1475. The pattern can be made as a dress or a blouse. A pattern for long pants or shorts is included, as well as a cute little bow purse pattern and an 18" doll-sized dress. Talk about versatility! This dress is made of 100% cotton, in floral shades of pale grey, yellow and black on a white background. Subdued yet pretty. The front bow is made of a pale yellow cotton fabric. I just love the simple lines of this pattern, don't you? With shoulder straps and an elastic back, there are no fasteners. The bodice is lined. The bow slides through a single button hole that is hidden under the dress' front pleat.

16 June, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: baby shoes

Good Thrifty Thursday to you all. Pictured above are 2 pair of baby shoes, found at a local thrift store for just $1.00 per pair. They were originally bought for 2 of my dolls, but are too large for their feet. So, any ideas on what they could be used for? Oh goodness, this is actually Tuesday. Well, anyway, lol...

10 June, 2015

Mother's Day gift

Hello there. This past Mother's Day was awesome, as always. Pictured above is a beautiful glass orb that my daughter gave to me. Just look at those pretty colors, including my favorite, which is green. It is always so special to share this holiday with my daughter and my own mother as well. I got my mother a silver-toned charm locket on a 30" chain with simulated birthstones representing her (emerald), daddy (amethyst), and Janice and my (garnet) birthstones. Have you seen those lockets? They are really fashionable and meaningful as well. My daughter and her family came to visit on the 3rd June, and we all had a wonderful time. Family truly is a blessing and a joy that nothing could ever replace.

02 June, 2015

Sis Boom Maddie dress

Good morning friends. Sunday was a wonderful day. Well, not weather-wise, but family-wise. Daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter came to visit. Woo hoo! We all had a grand time. Pictured above is one of the dresses this proud granny had to give to granddaughter. This dress is the Sis Boom Maddie dress. A white cotton fabric with an aqua Greek key print was used. My thinking was that it looks kinda "big girl" since my granddaughter is growing so fast. She will be 4 in June already. My, how time does fly.
Here is the matching head band for the Sis Boom Maddie dress. 'Added some fabric ruffling to kinda match the dress' ruffled bodice edging. Don't you just love that aqua color? This pattern is a fairly simple to sew pull-over with no fasteners. The bodice ruffling may be kinda new to beginner stitchers, as may the armyzche (arm hole) facings. Take your time, and you'll be OK.

Linking-up with: The Scientific Seamstress' Heat Wave/Frost Fever Party. Be sure to check out the link party, where a winner will be chosen at the end of June. This pattern gets a difficulty rating of:

Fairly Easy