Saturday, June 25, 2011

Garage Sale?

I've been invited to participate in a neighborhood garage sale that will be held the middle of July.  Therefore, I've been trying to get my "rear in gear" and get things cleaned out.

I've put it off for too long!  My sewing studio, which is the entire upstairs of my cape cod home, is not just for sewing right now, because it has become the catch all for all things without a designated area.  Grrrr... :(

Anyway, while sweet Ricky was golfing this morning, I made a commitment to get up there and clean out a bit of the area.  Well, I did clean out the first cubbyhole at the top of the stairs.  The cubbyhole looks terrific, but my sewing area looks even worse!!!  I hauled all the stuff out of the cubbyhole, took down a good bit of unwanted items to the basement (garage sale storage area), but there are boxes...probably 4 or 5 that are memory stuff from my daughters' young years.  I don't know what to do with it, except to give it to each daughter.  However, I need help going through it and I'm going to ask my sweet daughter, Jennifer to help me with it.  She can take what is hers and do with it as she will.  I'll send off what is not hers to her sweet sister, Kelly.  I'll load it in my car and next time I go to her house, I hope she'll look through it and do with it as she wishes.  (She's not very sentimental and is not a "keeper" like her mom), so she'll make quick work of it, I'm pretty sure.

I took a break when Rick came home from golfing, had some lunch and spent some time at the computer...hence this post.  Think I'll go back upstairs and try to sort out a bit more. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dancing down the stairs!

I titled this post "Dancing down the stairs" for a couple of reasons.

First, I'm able to go up and down the stairs much easier than I was, in fact, I just came down the stairs from my sewing studio without a hitch!  Currently my arthritis has eased up a bit and with the addition of an acetaminophen tablet and an ibuprofen tablet twice a day I'm not hurting nearly as much.  How nice it is to feel better.

Secondly, I finished up my current flimsy.  I have spent so much time on this quilt.  I had never made half-square triangles, so I decided to use up some 6 inch blocks that had been given to me.  Well, I didn't have enough of the initial fabric, so I purchased some complimentary fabrics.  Then, I wasn't happy with one of the fabrics I purchased, so I left it out (of course, the decision was made AFTER I made 15 blocks!!).  I'm very pleased with the flimsy and will be making my sandwich soon and finishing it.

P.S.  That's Rick behind the flimsy...he said "I don't want in the picture!".

Sunday, June 19, 2011


No words needed

Saturday, June 18, 2011

For Cathy

My friend Cathy asked me to make some bibs for her grandson.  His name is Mark (just in case you didn't figure that out on your own!!).

Sure hope she likes them.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beauty surrounds me

 These are lilies that bloom each June.

And this is Gracie...sweet Gracie.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Starring Evelyn!

This darling girl is Evelyn and she is now 8 years old!  We had a sleepover (Mimi was invited to attend) and it was so much fun!!  We did a spa party.  Boy do those girls giggle a lot!!

 The pillows below were made for Evie as part of her birthday gift.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cute with a touch of pink and brown

In the back of this photo, you'll see Lily, our cat.  She's quite a trip, for sure and I was photographing these pillows on my bed.  Actually, it's Lily's bed during the day, she lends it to us for the night times.

Anyway, thought I'd share these pillows with you, they were made for a special person.