Monday, April 28, 2014


Today I am giving this book away "Craft it Now" to one very very...did I say VERY lucky person.

 Of course I had to show you my page in the book......see, that is my name there...(blushing).

I am super excited to give this book away, it has over 75 plus crafts....a few I just might do.
You can purchase the book here

There is so much I wanna do, so much I have to the order of choice today is doing what I wanna do......Oh yessssssssssssss momma is going to play today!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

I LEFT MY HEART IN AMERIKA SAMOA - Samoan Quilt finished

Some of you have seen this quilt on facebook.  I am trying to get awareness out about a fairly new school in Amerika Samoa called Ta'iala Academy, they need help.  Their teachers are working for less than minimum wage because they believe in the school and what they are trying to achieve.  Some of the kids have to drop out because their parents can not afford the tuition, so this quilt is my way of helping.

You can go on their site and have a look around.

This quilt will be raffled off..

They are also having a luau in Mesa, Arizona so if you are living there and want to attend, you can contact me and I can help get that information to you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


So my son is out mowing the pasture and he finds this lone little (I mean little) bunny.  He brings it home and sets it in a pail (large washing tub) in my sewing room.

I would show you the bunny but you will see why after you read the story.

My husband tells him to put something over it.

Of course, he doesn't.

Next morning we can not find the bunny.

We tore things up looking for him.

Found him!  Yea...large squeals of happiness.

He is so cute that I  just have to hold him, speaking soft words of love and the bugger jumps out of my hands. Hits the ground running...bangs into dressers and runs again.  I am laughing and squealing again....he is just too fast for me.

 Once again we are in search of the bunny.

Finally find him and well....

he gets a cardboard lid with shoes on top (of course we grab everything we can find that is just at arms reach).

Next morning, bunny is gone again.

Husband and I are in a hurry but we take the time to find him...don't want no dead bunny in my fabric (it is all about the fabric).

We find him and the pesty bugger high tails it again.  We both had to go and great ready to leave but not until every piece of fabric is out of the bottom binds and the room is in disarray.

Find the little grass munch put him back in the tub....make sure there are more shoes on the cardboard...put a note telling my son not to open it up....


No worries, my son has someone that will take him that raises bunnies....he will be gone tomorrow but until then we can only hope that he doesn't hop his way in some little cubby that we can not find him.

On a different note!!!!  I am on the last two squares...won't someone  come and finish it for me?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Berry Christmas Fabric by Island Batik (free tutorial wall hanging)

There is an awesome tutorial for a beautiful wall hanging made by Connie from Freemotion by the river .  She is also an ambassador for Island Batik and she has used the Berry Christmas Fabric.

Just love love love it!!!

I love Batiks, as you know, so if you want to go and take a peek at Island Batik's is the link

I can't give a post without a here is what I am working with ....  You will see more in May.

Isn't this weather the best?  Just took a walk to the pond with my main squeeze ......  so nice.
Am I the only one that just ain't got no gumption????

Monday, April 21, 2014


Not really staring at anything....just staring....
Occasionally a car will go by.
The dog will walk by
and so I sit and stare.

In order to justify my desire to sit and stare....I am doing a little machine embroidery.
Oh...I could be doing other stuff....but I really don't want to....

Did this Saturday

Now back to more important staring!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Free Quilt Pattern

This is a free quilt pattern, you can find it here

I needed a baby quilt that would be only three colors but well...I added the fourth (white).  I don't think the little gal will complain.  
I so wanted to snazzz it up but from what she has told me this is all she wants.  Okay, I can do that!!!

I do love the colors together.
I took great pains cutting the half square triangles and was getting so excited but no matter...still had issues.

Oh well....I do still like it but not happy with the construction.


Thursday, April 17, 2014


I needed some small Easter Baskets for the ladies I visit each month.  I went on a search and came up with these.  I just love them.

I was going to link to the pattern...or the proto type I used.  I did not use it all and I made it simpler to make and wouldn't you know it, I can't find it.

In the way of quilts, I have four squares left of my Samoan quilt to quilt and I will be ready to bind it...whohoooooooo   Will be so happy when that is over.  There is so much to do.  I started making a list the other day because I keep forgetting what I need to do.  

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I had a friend contact me several weeks ago about a quilt, she showed me a picture and asked if I could help her make it.  So...we discussed the pattern and the amount of fabrics we need.

As I was searching for a Basket pattern (more on that later) I came across the pattern in a notebook of collected patterns.  What luck!!!

So I had a layer cake...added a few fabrics and this is what I came up with.

Now when I say this I don't want to upset anyone but....don't send the fabric police but my layer cake was not cut all the same.  Some squares were lopsided, some not the full 10" (decided not to reveal the name of the layer cake).

Sorry....I am just saying that it made some squares hard.  I know...whaaaaaa poor me. (smiling)

So today I wanted to make some Easter Baskets and that is when I came across the above pattern (yes, got sidetracked) is a girls prerogative to change her mind!!!
 Well...I did not want a basket this big so I am in the quest for smaller ones...I just might make my own...I can do that....and that is the prerogative word again.

 I wanted to make an Easter Wall Hanging and so I made me some PEEPS and put them in an unbrella...and what baskets does not like chocolate?  Gotta have Chocolate.

Here is a little mug rug to match!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


See this Window???

Once again you are going DUH!!!  We know what a window looks like.

Well...notice that it is open?

You can see the handle bars to my gazelle.  This is my view from my computer...slightly over is my sewing machine.


Well...I will  tell you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Notice that the window is open....once again..duhhhhh

I have asked my husband to keep it closed.

Because what if I want to scratch myself or pick something (I am laughing at this one)....and someone comes by and see me doing so or stuffing my face?

I already feel like I am in a fish bowl with the whole side of the room with windows.

The other day I was on my computer and I turned around and a man is looking in my window.  Talk about CREEEEPY.....he said he rang the bell....gosh I didn't hear it.

One day I was exercising and someone peeps in.


....I am not on show here!!!!  There are just some things a girl has to do in private!!!!

My husband likes to have the window open so he can keep a look out on his cute dog...making sure he is still cute.

I must admit....he is awfully cut but a pain in the back side.....

So the will of the window will continue.  I shut it, he opens it....I shut it again and pops open ....hummmm

That being said....I have plans for this fabric from Island Batik, if I can just get to it.

   The night before last I put a table topper together and yesterday I did a wall hanging...see, they are waiting for me to come and finish them.  They are closed over so if you come by and look in my window you can not see what they are.

Then that piece of fabric they are laying on...that is the backing for that religious quilt I am doing...going to put that together today and get it ready to quilt.

Too much going on over here, you are always welcome to come and see but please...don't look through my window.

Monday, April 7, 2014


See this door?  Of course you do.

Can you guess what is behind that door?  Door #1???

Look at the left bottom corner, that is the top of my computer.  When I am sitting there and the door is open

my husband can see me from his desk, behind the door is his office. You guessed it!

 The view you are seeing is my view from my sewing machine.

Usually the door is open and my husband has full access to seeing everything I do.

I try to block him out.  Most times he is outside but since it has been raining he has been inside.

Trust me when I tell you that he is too young to be retired.  He had many many good years left in him and most people his age are still working.

Why am I telling you this.....because today I was preoccupied with my totes.  I had to measure the corners for the bottom of the totes to square them off.

He was talking to me, I had a ruler in my mouth and a pencil in my hand...I could only grunt at him.

I guess he wanted my full attention .....that is where the door comes in.

Usually it is open...he shut it with the comment....."I won't bother you any more"

I am laughing because all I wanted to do was sew...

.I did not want to go to the store and get him some pepsies...which he wanted me to do in the middle of my sewing.

I did not want to go on a walk right now...I was once the middle of a project.

I did not want to go and see how cute his dog was....I was in the middle of something....

Oh sun...won't you come out, dry up the ground and bring him warmth so he can work outside.

That all being said...I did go on a walk with him and later I did go driving with him to get him some pepsies.....


A while back a friend notified me of this blog that does totes for Breast Cancer patients.

I think this is definitely a worthy cause so today I am making totes.

Martha Jane gives you a place to go for the pattern.

When I first started blogging I was showing the gals in Samoa how to make these. it is again but I made this one smaller than what is shown.  Lazy gal has a smaller version as well but I wanted my measurements to match the gal from the blog.  So I made mine 31 long (this is with it doubled over so if you were to lay the fabric out flat it would be 62 inches long) and then I made it 14 inches wide.

Then I just did my corners like she did hers but did it before (of course, you are rolling your eyes at this statement) I pulled it will have to see the pattern to understand...quit rolling those eyes.

Okay, you can roll your eyes at this statement.....I just love my Samoan fabrics and figured who wouldn't love a tote with this beautiful fabric.

Now to go and cut up some more...I had to make one to make sure my measurements were good, they are so now I am off!!!



They are packed and ready to go...whohooooo

Friday, April 4, 2014


Several months ago I spent a lot of time on this quilt, took great pains in quilting it.  The gal loved the quilt but she said that she loved the back more than the front.  Was that a cold rag that slapped my face?

Go Figure!!

In January my family started a block of the month.  We have eleven of us doing these blocks.  We pick a person's name from the basket and that month we all do the block that the person whos name was chosen.  This month my niece chose these barn blocks by "Bee in my Bonnet", we each chose a different barn...this is the one I chose.

My name was chosen last month and my block was "The Tree of Life" at the Quilters Cache

Here are three of the blocks, I have not finished mine yet....