Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Magnet Update

Hello!!! Sorry it has been so long! Emma sure keeps me hopping!

Here is the finished magnet from my giveaway. I really like how it turned out.

Sorry about the fuzzy pic.
I am busy now working on my Birdie Swap partner's prizes. This is a fun one! I love all things birds! I hope to be back to all things crafty soon!
I am off to find some Paczki's! Happy Fat Tuesday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Who Me?

Yup you little puppy have worn this blogger completely out! I had forgotten how exhausting puppies could be!

Not me ; )
I hope to get back to crafting and blogging and maybe some thrifting (haven't seen much in the thrift stores as of late) soon! Hope you're all doing well!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Meet Emma

Morning!!! Meet my new puppy Emma. She is an English Bulldog and she's 9 weeks old. We found her in Chicago and we just love her! We decided it would be easier on us emotionally to find a puppy before our older dog, Cocoa, passes away. Cocoa is doing really well right now and she has made it past the 8 weeks they gave her to live. She is still acting like her old self and we are very grateful. She will be visiting the vet for her cancer check this weekend and Emma will be getting her puppy shots. They love each other!

It's hard being a puppy. Very tiring!

She's a happy girl and loves to give kisses!

We have been looking for a while now for the right puppy for us. We tried going to Petsmart when they bring puppies in but because we can't put up a fence, they won't let us have one. It's a shame when there are so many homeless puppies and dogs out there, but those are the rules. So, I started looking into different breeds and the English Bulldog fits our lifestyle to a tee! She's so sweet and has few accidents, knows her name, she knows how to "sit" on command and is already learning from Cocoa where the pooping zone is. She is doing pretty good at night. I learned quick that when she wakes up barking, take her out to poo. LOL!
If you don't see me around much or I don't make it to your blogs as frequently, I am puppy training but hope to be able to visit while she naps (that's what she's doing now). Ok, time for my shower! Have a great day!!! Hugs!

Friday, February 13, 2009

And the Winner Is.....


The winner is Kim G of Camp Whimsy!!!! Congratulations Kim....email me your mailing info at dkccv@comcast.net and I will get your package of to you!!!!

Thank you to all who have entered!!! You are the bestest!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009



I thought I'd have one more thing to add to the giveaway but it didn't turn out to be giveaway worthy. I need to practice this one some more before giving one away. So you have until 9 p.m. Friday, February 13th and hopefully you'll be the lucky winner on this Friday the 13th!

Thank you again for all your kind comments and for your friendship!!! Have a great day!



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thank You and a Magnet

Hello! Thank you all for your kind comments about my son. He was feeling really down yesterday. He felt bad for those who died and were injured. He knows they alerted everyone as soon as they knew there was a tornado but it was moving too fast (especially for those in the mobile home park). Praying for Oklahoma!

In my last post, I showed you my stamp/craft room. I have had quite a few comments about all of my many stamps...lol!!! I do have a huge collection thanks to being a Stampin' Up demonstrator for nearly 6 years. Luckily, I had a discount and about 1/2 of those stamps were free!

I would like to welcome all my new readers and new commentors! I'm so happy to meet you all! And a big thank you to all my readers!!! I'm so glad you are enjoying the giveaway prizes! Here is the latest addition...

A magnet clip in springy colors. The lucky winner's first initial will be stamped on white and placed into the center of the scallop. Hope you like it! The clip is from Target's Dollar Spot, sorry it was there last year. I have not seen these since : ( The heart shaped paper weights were from the Dollar Spot at Target too. They may still have those!

I hope you all have a great day!!! Hugs!!!

Blessed, The Love and The Makeover


First off, I feel very blessed that my son is safe in Oklahoma and that he only saw the killer and destructive tornadoes on the radar at the television station where he interns as a meteorologist. I'm sooo sorry to all of you who actually experienced the tornadoes first hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Now for the love part of my giveaway. Remember all comments from each day I post until Friday will be entered in the giveaway. Here's the love...

A sweet indulgence of mine as of late. YUM!!!

And a pretty little heart paperweight that I made this morning! A little love for my blogging friends! Good luck to you all!


Now for the makeover that has been a year in the doing because of lack of time. Hubby is only home for a day and a half a week soooo I decided on no new paint for now. I am a terrible painter and I have a hard time paying someone for something I know hubby can do. Maybe some day we will set aside vacation time to paint. For now, I am happy with the progress and will add decorative touches to distract from the lack of paint color!
2 shelves put together by hubby. I arranged my stamps by theme and have a few more there in the corner to go on one of the other shelves yet to be put together. These shelves are from Office Depot, a part of the Christopher Lowell Collection. They look really nice. Not pictured yet is a lateral file that is storing yarn in one drawer and gift bags and tissue in another.

This is the other side of the stamp/craft room. Everything has been shoved to this side. This side will be tackled in the next couple of weeks.


I am off to start working on the last 2 pieces to be added to the giveaway. I hope the one turns out or it won't make it into the giveaway. Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

More Quilt Top, 100th Post and Giveaway!!!

Hello!!! Wow it's already my 100th post! I never thought I'd ever come up with so much to share! In celebration of my 100th post it's giveaway time!!!! I decided on a spring theme with a little love thrown in...a little love for all my wonderful friends and followers!!! Below is just one item in my giveaway...more will be added through the week. Just leave me a comment any time I post this week, each comment will get an entry, so if you comment each day you get more chances to win! I will draw a lucky winner on Friday!!!

A little 4x4 frame with a felt applique, made by me. Inspired by the Premiere Issue of Homegrown Hospitality which I picked up at Archiver's. I hope you all like it! More items will be added remember! A little spring and a little love!
On to the quilt progress. First off, I had extra fabric and some frames that I loved and picked up for the apartment last year. I didn't know what to put in the frames until I got this fabric. So, here's another color project for the dark drab apartment...

I hope you can see the pretty fabric when you enlarge the photo!
Here is the completed quilt top. I would have done a few things differently on the left side had a paid closer attention to the directions picture and hadn't followed the directions exactly. The seams didn't meet up, I thought it was more random and they weren't suppose to meet up until I re-looked at the picture. Oh well, sew and learn! Hubby won't mind! I bought the backing fabric on Saturday and will pick up some batting on Friday (it's 50% off at Joann's then plus an extra 10% of coupon!!!).

Hubby likes the fabric : )

I hope you all enjoy your day! I am off to clean and go to the dry cleaner. Fun stuff! Aren't you jealous!?!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Not Too Bad

Hello!!! Well the quilt top is coming along. Thank you for all your encouraging words!!! It's going pretty good, I did cut the last piece of fabric wrong : ( but since it's a random pieced quilt I substituted and when all is said and done...hubby won't even notice! The new sewing machine sews like a dream! Sooo much better than the ones of 30 years ago, when I learned to sew!

(Click to enlarge)
I really like the fabrics and the colors. This quilt will brighten the place up a bit : )
I will post the finished top in the next couple of days. My 100th post is coming up and I need to work on a giveaway. Still thinking on that one : ) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Not sure what we are doing yet.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I Think I Can

Hello! Sorry it has been sooo long! I haven't done a whole lot until yesterday. I finally got brave and opened my new sewing machine. I promised myself that this is the year I will relearn to sew. I think I can, I think I can...I haven't sewn in 30 years...lol! So here goes....

First: Read the directions....ok...doesn't look too scary.
Step 2: Practice cutting with a rotary blade. I had never done this before...practice, practice, practice. Ok...got some good pieces. Now...practice straight lines and following the guide. Hey, that wasn't too hard. I think I finally have it down. The yellow piece was my first attempts and the white one is much straighter. I even tried quilting...FUN!

Next...fabric in pretty colors to go with our Chicago apartments inherited (from hubby's old boss's) furniture. We are so grateful for this IKEA furniture but the boss's wife's style wasn't mine. So I'm trying to add our own touch. I'm going to attempt a small quilt...GASP!

Iron, iron, iron. Today it's due or cry when I attempt to cut this pretty fabric. Wish me luck!!!
Hope you all are having a great week! Hugs!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Hello! I am wishing I had something to share today! I have had notta to post about or show you! I'm just taking it easy and doing some clearance shopping. I found some great deals at Ann Taylor's Loft...a silk shirt for $3, a sweater for $5 and a pair of dress pants for my daughter for $5. They had major mark downs with 50% off those! I love a deal! My 100th post if coming up and I want to come up with something cool for a giveaway...thinking, thinking, yep still thinking!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!