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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Picture I Promised!

"Katie"
Oh what a beautiful morning! Here is the picture I promised about my new little friends. She is so special, just a little lady, and weighs just barely 5 lbs. The perfect lap dog she is! Rarely do you get everything you want in a pet, but this one is a Bingo! Maybe that is what I should have called her, but she came with the name Katie and it just kind of fit her so we stayed with that.
You all have a good day, and hey ladies (and gents!) today looks like a great day to stitch out in the porch! The weather here in Minnesota is beautiful today, "thank you God", after yesterday!
The temperature was 90 degrees and the humidity was about that, very uncomfortable to say the least. It is cool enough today that I might just even cook something in the oven for a change for supper. Oh well, lots of stitching to do before then!
Happy Stitching! Carol

"I sing because I am happy, I sing because I am free, for His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me!"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Beautiful Morning!!

Sew Special Pinwheel Charm
The sun is shining brightly, the humdity is not bad, the temperature is 68. It's going to be a great day! Besides that we are having a birthday party for my seven year old grandson, so cake and ice cream later. A perfect day!!
I am also writing to introduce my newest little friend. I got a new puppy, well not exactly a puppy, but she is three years old, and her name is Katie. She is a toy Pomerainian, and she barely weighs 5 lbs. She is white on the bottom, and a mix of cream color and strawberry blond on top. I do not have a picture of her yet, but I will have later today. I am so excited about her; she stole my heart at the first glimpse of her. She is the sweetest little thing and my husband actually likes her! He does not like "yappy" little dogs, but she is not yappy, and she is so special. I love having a lap dog and one that lays at my feet when I sew, and besides someone to talk to when my husband is off all day doing his work.
Now, I can get down to some serious sewing. This week I will be releasing patterns for three new miniature kits that I have designed, all using reproduction fabrics. I am also going to start working on the designs for my book which will also be all quilt patterns using only reproduction fabrics, both the 1930's and the Civil War era. I am totally in love with those fabrics, and I don't know why. I am really excited to get started though. Last year we spent so much time on remodeling the house that I didn't get many big projects done, so now I can get started on those.
Have a great day everybody, and check out my pictures later on today or in the morning, and
take some time today to spend with family or take a stitching projects out onto the porch and stitch in this beautiful weather. For those of you who have had bad weather, and are experiencing floods, power outages, or extreme heat, just know that we are all thinking of you and praying that your weather gets bettter soon.
Happy Stitching! Carol

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Special Requests!

Josh's Hamster Shirt Design
A great Sunday afternoon; enjoyed it sitting in the porch visiting with the kids, grandkids, and some friends. Everything is lush and green in the flower gardens today after last nights wonderful rain.For those of us who stitch and sew, sometimes we get special requests from friends to make something for them.Today, I received a special request from my grandson Josh. Josh is an animal lover like no other and hehas an imagination that goes far and wide. He has a little pet hamster amd when he arrived today, he came walking up to the house with a clipboard that he had drawn some pictures on. (He is also a little artist!) On the clipboard was a design that he had made and his request was that I make him a shirt for his hamster. He has the front and the back all drawn out for the shirt. (See picture.) Now how cute is that?? We decided that we probably had a little "Tommy Hilfiger" in our family.
Well, guess what Grandma is doing tonight?? I am sewing a shirt for Josh's hamster!
It just doesn't get any better than this! Love those kids! I will post a picture of the completed shirt later.
Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Should I or Shouldn't I??


I am looking at a new house dog at the shelter, and she is really cute. I am trying to decide, should I or shouldn't I? I miss the company of a dog laying at my feet while I sew. Does anyone else enjoy that?? She is two years old, a tri-color Jack Russel, rat terrier mix, house trained and loves to sit on your lap. Can I possibly go wrong?? I think rat terriers/mixes make the best house dogs, they are low maintenance, easy to keep clean and groomed, and usually pretty loveable.
I think I talked myself into it!! I will have to wait for her to get spayed, so I have time to get ready for her.
While I am waiting, I will contine to work on my "relaxing in the porch project." I have been working on these little ornaments that I think are turning out so cute. They are the perfect easy little project to work on while listening to the grandkids talk a mile a minute, they are all taking turns at Grandmas for the early part of summer. We will have a "just before school" session too. I love them all, and they are so full of "vim and vigor" and just love to hear scary stories that Grandma makes up as I go. Of course I have to use their names for the characters in the stories. Sometimes they get so scary, that they all end up on my lap. Pure fun!!
Next week, it is time for some serious sewing!!
Until then,
Happy Stitching! Carol