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Monthly Archives: November 2014



This will be my last post for a while.  A health issue has been presented to me and I need to address it.

My health and family need my attention at the moment.  Thank all of you that read my blog and I hope that I have given some inspiration and smiles to some of you.💝



Our son is a big fan of the Vikings football team. Every year he watches faithfully and hopes that they go all the way.

Earlier this year I made some pillow cases for our grandsons, which they really enjoyed, at that time our son hinted that he wanted a pillow case and rattled off many of his favorite teams.

It will be his birthday this weekend, so guess what he’s getting for his present. Yep. A Vikings pillow case.

He’s not a blog reader so I’m free to post this and not spoil the surprise.

I used one of my pillow cases as a pattern and only used  one yard of fabric. Sew sew simple!

We  love our favorite son!

By the way, how are the Vikings doing?

DSCN4854Gazing past my morning glories.



Now that we’ve had some rain, fog has come for a visit as well, so that means that it’s cold outside.

I went shopping at JoAnn’s last week and the women were stocking up on fleece, many were planning on making blankets and had 5 to 6 bolts of fleece in their carts.

Having not sewn with fleece I decided scarves would be a good beginning.

Fleece comes in so many patterns and colors that it’s hard to make a choice.

But I made up my mind and took a number to be helped.  The clerks were on no. 62 and I was no. 84, no not good at all, but I’m very patient.

With 1 yard of fabric I was able to make 2 scarves, and I still have some left over fabric, enough for one more.

Once I finished the first scarf, I decided to wear it, since we were going out on errands.

I was proud and thought it looked good with my black sweater. When I came out to the kitchen, hubby said, “Is it that cold outside?”

So much for making a fashion statement!




For the first scarf  I used:

3 pieces of 7″wide by 36″ long sewn together, making one big circular scarf

You can then cut the fringe on both sides, My fringe was 2 inches long


For the second scarf I used:

3 pieces of 6″ wide by 31″ long, do not sew into a circle.

Then you can cut the fringe at both ends, my fringe is 6 inches long, but you can do any size that you want.

It also depends on the width of the fleece, selvage to selvage, to decide how many pieces you need to sew together, if any at all.

I also used a finishing seem so that the seams would not be so bulky.♥♥♥♥

newest 163Remember spring?

I’m hoping that all veterans will get shown the respect they deserve.  Many have had to endure horrible experiences, and we really have no idea the pain they have suffered.


My own family has served. First there was my Uncle Felix, who served during WWII, my older brother Martin served in the Navy right after graduating from high school back in, I  believe 1959 and luckily there wasn’t a war at that time  My brother Ernie, who is a year older than I, was drafted during the Vietnam War  back in 1966. Those were frightening times for all of us.

God bless all the veterans!


I didn’t  have anything to use as a background so I made a red, white and blue pinwheel block. Being that I am not a traditional quilter,  I wasn’t sure if it would turn out. Well it did and might try making some more blocks.

Enjoy your day veterans and be proud!♥♥♥♥



Autumn leaves  are now putting on their show. It’s time for them to display their golden or amber hues.

This is my favorite tree, and I’m thinking you figured that out since I’ve shown pictures of it in the spring, and it’s a beautiful sight at that time.

Because leaves are so pretty this time of year,  I decided to go with leaf place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner.

There are 12 of us at Thanksgiving and a lot of confusion goes on as  to where we will sit, so the grandkids usually put the place cards on the table, and sometimes the adults have to rearrange the names.

Last year I used leaves also, but these are so much easier.



I bought a package of artificial leaves. Then I applied glue around the edges, and then dusted with gold glitter.





Make sure to shake and tap the excess glitter off when the glue dries.

Once the leaves are completely dry, you can write the names of your family.  This would be a great project for the older kids, but you might have the younger ones write their own names on the leaves to get them involved.

We never have a real fancy table, but adding a special touch is always nice.

The only thing I would change is the kind of pen that I used.  I used a gold sharpie, but it really doesn’t show up like I wanted it to.♥♥♥♥


texas viewPeaceful Texas view.

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